Sale on Georgia Frontier

48-Hour Savings on The Georgia Frontier--Three-Volume Collection of Genealogies

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(Introductory price in effect until 11:59 PM, Wednesday, November 21, 2018) Following General James Oglethorpe's initial settling of Europeans from England, Scotland, and the Palatine to the Georgia Colony and the dissolution of the Georgia…
Census Substitutions

“Census Substitutes,” by the late Carolyn Barkley

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This article originally appeared on our prior website/blog in March 2010.  It is reprinted here with minor alterations. In January of 2010, Ancestry.com announced to its subscribers the introduction of the “1950 Census Substitute” and…
Saint John's Church 1835

“Parish Vestry Books Mitigate Lost Virginia County Records,” by Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis

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With the transcription and publication of The Albemarle Parish Vestry Book, 1742-1786 [Virginia] the last of the colonial Virginia vestry books is accessible to researchers. Complete with an every-name index for ease in finding persons, this…
Good King Wenceslaus

Are Your Related to “Good King Wenceslaus”?

Millions of us sing the praises of “Good King Wenceslaus” every Christmas, but how many of us know anything about Wenceslaus the man and the saint. The following account, adapted from pp. 555-556 of Mr. Alan J. Komon’s book A Who’s…
North Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998(21)

Indexes and Abstracts of North Carolina Wills

Prior to 1868, the procedure for proving and recording wills in North Carolina changed on a number of occasions. From the colony's 17th-century beginnings until about 1795, a will could be proved before the county court of pleas, the quarter…
NANCY HART, GEORGIA HEROINE OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

NANCY HART, GEORGIA HEROINE OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

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The following account of Revolutionary War heroine Nancy Hart of Georgia is excerpted from our new book, Women Patriots of the American Revolution, by Jack Crowder. Mr. Crowder highlights about 90 women who went beyond the norm in supporting…
Royal Ancestry

Royal Lineage Research, by the late Carolyn Barkley

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I have often viewed royal lineage research with more than a little skepticism. As a newly-elected genealogical society president, I can remember inviting visitors to a society monthly meeting to introduce themselves and tell a bit about the…
Genealogy Collection

This Weekend Only | Three Deals, Three Days to Save Big

Save a bundle on some of our most popular research titles this weekend! We've setup a different "Today Only" offers for Friday the 26th, Saturday the 27th, and Monday the 29th that consist of four titles each. They are one-day-only offers…
Organizing Genealogy Research

Organizing Your Genealogy Project

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If you are beginning to accumulate a fair amount of paper in the early stages of your research, it's probably time to take stock of what you have and how you plan to organize it--even before you enter the information into a computer database--lest…