Genealogy Timeline

History for Genealogists—More than Timelines

As the subtitle--Using Chronological Time Lines to Find and Understand Your Ancestors-- to the 2016 expanded and revised edition of Judy Jacobson’s best-selling book, History for Genealogists indicates, this sought after book contains scores…
New Books from Dr David Dobson

New Books from Dr. David Dobson + Limited Time Special Offer

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Dr. David Dobson is not only one of our most prolific authors he is also the leading authority on Scottish immigration to North America.  David born in Carnoustie, Scotland and educated at Dundee College of Commerce and later at Dundee…
Genealogy Books and Family History Books

Welcome to the New Genealogical.com!

If you find change upsetting, this Post is for you Back on February, 7th, 2018, we launched our new website — without fanfare. If you are a regular reader of our Genealogical Pointers newsletter, you know that Genealogical.com has a new home,…
Immigrant Family Viewing New York City from Ellis Island

RESEARCHER’S GUIDE TO AMERICAN GENEALOGY EARNS PLAUDITS OF MAJOR LIBRARY PERIODICALS

We were recently pleased to receive complimentary reviews of the new 4th edition of The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy from the two leading library periodicals in the U.S.-- Library Journal and Booklist.  Library Journal, March…
Ellis Island

More Valuable Tips from The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy. 4th Edn.

We are continuing to share some of Val  Greenwood’s time-tested advice from the new 4th edition of his Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy. Following are Greenwood’s suggestions concerning the nature of genealogical sources. “We…
Virginia's Northern Neck

Virginia’s Northern Neck Genealogy

Robert K. Headley’s remarkable collection refers to no fewer than 30,000 persons with Virginia’s Northern Neck connections during the first quarter of the 19th-century. Since Mr. Headley here concerned himself with the records associated…
locating missing ancestors

Missing Ancestors? Check the Feeder States!

Here’s a familiar genealogical conundrum: A researcher has traced his/her ancestors from present-day California back to the Dust Bowl-era in Nebraska, into Missouri just as it was achieving statehood, and finally to Indiana in the 1830s. At…
Five Civilized Tribes

Federal Records of the Five Civilized Tribes

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The following excerpt is from the book, Tracing Ancestors Among the Five Civilized Tribes, by Rachal Mills Lennon. This body of work has been the best-selling guide to a very difficult area of research for over a decade. Ms. Lennon,…
meaning of gravestone symbols

Cemetery Symbolism (And Their Meanings)

Cemeteries can be an incredibly rich source of information for your family history research, and just one of the places where you can collect your dead relatives. Whether you are there for research or just to visit, cemeteries can also…