Citation Tips: Do All Citations Require Layers?

Citation Tips: Do All Citations Require Layers? By Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG

To celebrate the release of the new fourth edition of Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace, EE’s author offers guidance drawn from the new edition. This is the third in our four-part series. ( View Part 1 | View Part 2 ) Previous posts in this series introduced the concept of layered[…]Read more

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The Push, Pull & Means of Colonial Era British Emigration

The Push, Pull & Means of Colonial Era British Emigration, by Terrence M. Punch

Following is a discussion of some of the things I have learned from studying the migration of people from Scotland and Ireland into the Maritimes.  Books about emigration usually talk of the forces that drove people out of their homelands – what we call the push factors: Highland clearances, breakdown of the traditional clan system,[…]Read more

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What Exactly are Layered Citations & Why Do We Need Them

Citation Tips: What Exactly are Layered Citations & Why Do We Need Them? By Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG

To celebrate the release of the new fourth edition of Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace, author Elizabeth Shown Mills offers guidance drawn from the new edition. This is second in our four-part series. (View part 1) Technology has complicated the process of citing our sources. With digital images delivered online or through other[…]Read more

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Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter Endorses New Ohio Guidebook

Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter Endorses New Ohio Guidebook

The following stellar review by Bobbi King of the new Third Edition of Genealogical Research in Ohio, by Kip Sperry, appeared in the December 15, 2023, issue of Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter. “Book Review: Genealogical Research in Ohio – 15 Dec 2023  The following book review was written by Bobbi King: Genealogical Research in Ohio.[…]Read more

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Understanding Spanish Parish Records

Mastering Spanish Handwriting Deciphers 16th-Century Handwriting

Chapter Twelve of Mastering Spanish Handwriting and Documents, 1520-1820 tackles the difficult task of transcribing the 16th-century Cortesana style of Spanish handwriting commonly found in documents created by notaries and other officials of the Spanish Empire. With a nod to Miguel Cervantes’ Don Quixote, authors George Ryskamp, Peggy Ryskamp, and Leandro Soria introduce the notorious[…]Read more

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New Fourth Edition of Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace

Author Elizabeth Shown Mills Talks About the New Fourth Edition of Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace – By: Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CG, FASG

(View 4th Edition of Evidence Explained in Store) The Information Age has created a Catch-22 for historians. Online, we can scour billions of documents from around the world. Images of priceless originals are instantly downloadable to our PCs, laptops, tablets, and phones. Travel to archives, for long slogs through dusty boxes of record bundles tied[…]Read more

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The Carlins of North West Ireland: A Representative Surname History

The Carlins of North West Ireland: A Representative Surname History, by Brian Mitchell

The following one-page history of the Carlin clan associated with County Donegal and County Derry is indicative of what the reader can expect to encounter with each of the 300+ histories of surnames compiled by Brian Mitchell in his book, The Surnames of North West Ireland:  Concise Histories of the Major Surnames of Gaelic and[…]Read more

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The Florida Genealogist Gives High Marks to our Recent Publications

The Florida Genealogist Gives High Marks to our Recent Publications

The Florida Genealogist is the quarterly journal of the Florida Genealogical Society. In its June 2023 issue (Volume XLVI—Number 1), the journal’s staff posted the article, “Using Books to Advance Our Research.” Three of our recent publications are reviewed in the article, so we wanted to share some of the comments about those books with[…]Read more

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