Connecticut genealogy book review

Atlanta Journal-Constitution Praises Roots for Kids

Ken Thomas is a distinguished Georgia historian and genealogist. He has also written a regular genealogy column for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for over three decades.  In the December 11 issue of the AJC, Mr. Thomas wrote his evaluation of Susan Provost Beller’s two books aimed at introducing young people to our favorite hobby: Roots for[…]Read more

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Cork O'Callaghan

Clan Callaghans in the High and Late Middle Ages

Prior to the 16th Century, the records awaiting determined genealogists and historians are scanty to say the least. Joseph O Callaghan, professor emeritus of medieval history at Fordham University, was certainly better prepared to confront that challenge that most when he tacked his family history. Now available in a revised edition, Clan Callaghan: The O[…]Read more

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Clan Callaghan: The O Callaghan Family of County Cork.

New! Clan Callaghan: The O Callaghan Family of County Cork. Revised Edition By Joseph F. O Callaghan

Genealogical Publishing Company is pleased to announce its release of the family history, Clan Callaghan: The O Callaghan Family of County Cork. Revised Edition, by Joseph F. O Callaghan. This impeccably researched and stylishly written family history traces the O Callaghans (Callaghan, Callahan) from their mythic beginnings in Ireland to their present-day progeny in County[…]Read more

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Genealogy Book Reviews

St. Louis Genealogical Society Praises Jack Crowder’s Books on American Revolution

The following reviews were published in the Fall 2020 issue of the St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly (pp. 91-92) Women Patriots in the American Revolution: Stories of Bravery, Daring, and Compassion. By Jack Darrell Crowder. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2018. 102 pages. Illustrations, bibliography, index. Softcover. $24.95. Strange, Amazing, and Funny Events that Happened during the[…]Read more

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Assessing Genealogical Sources

Assessing Genealogical Sources—Part 1

By Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG  From time to time we have excerpted portions of the extraordinary book, Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice & Standards. Edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills, one of America’s most respected genealogy authorities, and written by eighteen leading experts on the substance of genealogical research, Progen PPS is a priceless[…]Read more

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DISCOVER MORE . . . Elizabeth Shown Mills, America’s Most Influential Genealogist

Genealogy audiences on three continents have dubbed Elizabeth Shown Mills “The SuperGenie,” “The Pied Piper of Family History,” “The Mother of Modern Genealogy,” and “the genealogist who has had the greatest impact on American genealogy in the post-ROOTS era.” For over 30 years, Mrs. Mills has pushed the cutting edge of research methodology, standards, and quality,[…]Read more

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Genealogy Book Reviews

Genealogical Forum of Oregon Reviews Three Recent Genealogical.com Books

The Genealogical Forum of Oregon, based in Portland, is one of the leading family history societies on the Pacific Coast. It’s journal, The Bulletin, contains well written, considered reviews on new books in our field.  Following are excerpts of reviews of three Genealogical.com books published in The Bulletin in 2020. Tracing Your Irish Ancestors. 5th[…]Read more

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The Origins of the Scots-Irish

The Origins of the Scots-Irish & How to Find Those Families

The historical roots of what it means to be Scots Irish go back to the 17th century. During that epoch, substantial numbers of Scottish (as well as English) families removed to the northern part of Ireland during the so-called Plantation of Ulster. Between 1717 and 1776, 250,000 Scots-Irish immigrants (also known as Scotch-Irish or Ulster[…]Read more

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Proof Argument

Proof, Proof Statements, Proof Summaries & Proof Arguments, by Elizabeth Shown Mills

In the following excerpt from her acclaimed book, Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace. 3rd Edition Revised, Elizabeth Shown Mills explains that the terms proof, source, and evidence have different and distinct meanings. Moreover, a proof argument in genealogy must consist of a number of demonstrable components. Whether we are reading Ms.[…]Read more

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Genealogy Book Reviews

NGSQ reviews Updated Editions of Our Scottish, Polish, and Pennsylvania “At a Glances”

From time to time we like to share reviews of our publications as published in genealogy magazines, periodicals, and online. By doing so, we can not only take pride in the good things others are saying about our books but also let you consider how various authorities have come to regard them. The September 2020[…]Read more

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