Writing Family History

Progen PPS explains options for family history writing

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Another valuable chapter in Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice & Standards, edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills, illustrates the different ways in which genealogists have structured their published work over the years. Chapter 22,…
World War I american soldiers

Finding Your World War I Ancestor

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Suppose family legend has it that your great-grandfather served in the Polish army during World War I. If his service records have survived, you assume you will be able to find them without any trouble. In reality, however, it is not quite…
African American Soldiers in American Revolution

“African Americans in the American Revolution,” by Jack Crowder

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At the time of the Revolutionary War about 20% of the colonial population were African American; the number of blacks that ultimately fought for the Americans side was estimated to be over 5,000.  By the year 1779, sources indicate that…
Review of 4th edition of the best book in genealogy

The Researcher’s Guide. 4th Edition Reviewed in St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly

If you profited from reading Mr. Greenwood’s sage advice on land records and don’t as yet own a copy of his book, you may wish to read the following review from the Winter 2018-2019 issue of  the St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly. The…
Understanding Land Records Genealogy

Val D. Greenwood on Land Records

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The last few issues of “Genealogy Pointers” have addressed land records in one way or another.  Before moving on to other topics, we would be remiss if we failed to share the expert advice concerning deeds and other land records that…
New Genealogy Books

New Spring Releases from Genealogical.com

Our spring releases feature works on the intersection of genetics and genealogy, the Revolutionary War, runaway servants, and Scottish emigration—all of them by repeat authors. DNA has become the hottest aspect of American genealogy. Accordingly…
Genealogy Land Records

“Land Records—More than Mere Conveyances of Real Estate,” by Robert Barnes

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Researchers who take the time to go beyond an index to land records may find many items of interest in a particular volume that may have not been indexed by the clerks of the county court.  For example, some indices may omit some references,…
teaching family history to children

New Study Concludes that Teaching Family History to Children Builds Personal Resilience

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According to a survey of young people conducted by psychologists at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia,  “children who know more about their families and family history are more resilient and tend to do better when facing challenges…
Proof Arguments & Case Studies Genealogy

Proof Arguments & Case Studies

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We couldn’t have been prouder! It seemed like everybody who visited our booth at the RootsTech conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, was talking about Professional Genealogy. Preparation, Practice & Standards, edited by Elizabeth Shown…