Genealogy Book Reviews

Federation of Genealogical Societies Forum Praises Grenham and Morton/Henderson Books

Please Note: There are two separate reviews in this article. Please scroll down to review both. Tracing Your Irish Ancestors, 5th ed.Author: John GrenhamPublisher: Genealogical Publishing Company http://genealogical.comPublication Year: 2019Pages: 650, xxiISBN: 978-0806320977Price: $38.50 Reviewed by Mary Kircher Roddy, CG, of Seattle, Washington John Grenham first wrote Tracing Your Irish Ancestors in 1991 and revised[…]Read more

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Irish military Genealogy

Irish Deed and Army Records Online Covered in Tracing Your Irish Ancestors | 5th Edition | by John Grenham

As we have noted previously, the most important development in Irish genealogy since Mr. John Grenham published the fourth edition of his textbook has been the enormous strides in posting Irish family content on the Internet. This fact has guided the author in his preparation of the new 5th edition of Tracing Your Irish Ancestors, now[…]Read more

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DNA Testing: Ethical Considerations

DNA Testing: Ethical Considerations

By Blaine T. Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D. & Judy G. Russell, J.D., CG, CGL Excerpted from Bettinger & Russell, “Genetics for Genealogy,” Elizabeth Shown Mills, ed., Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice & Standards. (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2018), 361–90. Millions of people have voluntarily undergone DNA testing. Probably millions more would do so if they were not[…]Read more

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New Genealogy Books

Also New This Spring . . . Two New Books from Dr. David Dobson

Anglo-Dutch Links, 1560-1860 Social and economic links between the Netherlands and England have existed from the medieval period.  During the early modern period, from the Reformation onwards, these links intensified when the two countries united in opposing a common enemy in the shape of Spain. At other times economic rivalry led to war between England[…]Read more

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Early Land Records

Transferring Land from Government to Individuals: Model Two: The Colonial Government System

By Patricia Law Hatcher In the April 7 issue of “Genealogy Pointers,” we introduced the first of the various systems by which land was transferred by one of the colonial monarchs to individuals, The New England Model. As Patricia Law Hatcher explains in her definitive study of U.S. land records, first transfer varied both geographically[…]Read more

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The Jacobite Revolts

Queen Elizabeth II’s Rebel Ancestors

By Dr. David Dobson The Scottish place-name Strathmore is derived from the Gaelic words An Srath Mor, signifying the broad or big valley.  Strathmore lies in eastern Scotland, between the Grampian Mountains and the Sidlaw Hills, and runs in a north-east direction from Perth through eastern Perthshire, toward the Mearns alias Kincardineshire. Strathmore is a[…]Read more

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Guide to Irish Genealogy

Now Available! New Pocket Guide to Irish Genealogy, by Brian Mitchell

When Brian Mitchell wrote the original Pocket Guide to Irish Genealogy in 1991, with revisions in 2002 and 2008, access to Irish record sources was through examination of original and microfilm copies of historical sources in record offices. Genealogists now, however, have ready access online to most of Irish record sources. Therefore, Brian Mitchell has[…]Read more

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Our Quaker Ancestors

“The Quakers and Quaker Genealogy,” by Ellen and David Berry

The following article is excerpted from the Introduction to Ellen and David Berry’s book, Our Quaker Ancestors. For more information about that publication, please CLICK HERE. The Religious Society of Friends, or Quakers, has a rich storehouse of records kept from its beginning in the mid-1600s to the present. There are vast differences among Quaker[…]Read more

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