More New Fall Publications

More New Fall Publications

In recent issues of “Genealogy Pointers,” we have written about Vera Miller’s second contribution to the “Genealogy at a Glance” series that covers the Ukraine. (Vera previously had written a similar guide to Russian research.) We also announced the second edition of Paul Heinegg’s  Free African Americans of Maryland and Delaware From the Colonial Period[…]Read more

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Meeting Lineage Society Requirements: Part 1

Meeting Lineage Society Requirements: Part 1

By Barbara J. Mathews, CG, FASG, and Darcie Hind Posz, CG(Excerpted from Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice & Standards) Societies exist for the sake of their society—not necessarily for the sake of genealogy. Each lineage and hereditary society has a different objective, mission statement, and purpose. Because criteria for applications are not one-size-fits-all, we need to[…]Read more

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Free African Americans of Maryland and Delaware from the Colonial Period to 1810. Second Edition

Now Available! Free African Americans of Maryland and Delaware from the Colonial Period to 1810. Second Edition

For the new edition of Free African Americans of Maryland and Delaware, Paul Heinegg has assembled genealogical evidence on more than 400 Maryland and Delaware black families (naming nearly 10,000 individuals), with copious documentation from the federal censuses of 1790-1810 and colonial sources consulted at the Maryland Hall of Records, county archives, and other repositories. In[…]Read more

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Pennsylvania German Church Records

“Pennsylvania-German Records,” by Don Yoder

(The following article is excerpted from Professor Yoder’s Introduction to the three-volume collection, Pennsylvania German Church Records of Births, Marriages, Burials, Etc. From the Pennsylvania German Society Proceedings and Addresses ) We owe the translations of German church registers in these three volumes to the far-reaching historical and genealogical research program of the Pennsylvania German Society. The[…]Read more

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Scottish Genealogy

Scottish Genealogy: The Basics and Beyond Receives Strong Review in Library Journal

Library Journal, the leading professional magazine in its field and the primary source for book purchasing for collection development and acquisition librarians, just reviewed David Dobson’s new book, Scottish Genealogy: The Basics and Beyond. The review appeared in the August 2021 issue of the magazine, and we have reprinted it in its entirety below. Dobson,[…]Read more

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Genealogy at a Glance: Ukrainian Genealogy Research

New Ukrainian “Genealogy at a Glance” Sparks Eastern European Triple Play

Vera Ivanova Miller, who several months ago authored Genealogy at a Glance: Russian Genealogy Research (now in its second printing), has returned with the companion title, Genealogy at a Glance: Ukrainian Research. Demand for the new laminated folder should be brisk inasmuch as 600,000 Ukrainians emigrated to the U.S. and Canada prior to World War I[…]Read more

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Major Irish Genealogy Sites Online from Tracing Your Irish Ancestors

Major Irish Genealogy Sites Online from 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 5th edition of Tracing Your Irish Ancestors, available[…]Read more

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