Royal Descents of 900 Immigrants to the American Colonies, Quebec, and the United States. Second Edition

The Genealogical and Scholarly Significance of The Royal Descents of 900 Immigrants, by Gary Boyd Roberts

The Royal Descents of 900 Immigrants to the American Colonies, Quebec, or the United States (RD 900), 2nd Ed. (2022), genealogist Gary Boyd Roberts’ magnum opus, identifies an awe-inspiring number of historical figures from Continental Europe, the British Isles, or the United States who are related to millions of living Americans. Anyone descended from an[…]Read more

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Announcing the NEW SECOND EDITION of ROYAL DESCENTS OF 900 IMMIGRANTS, by Gary Boyd Roberts

Announcing the NEW SECOND EDITION of ROYAL DESCENTS OF 900 IMMIGRANTS, by Gary Boyd Roberts

The new second edition of THE ROYAL DESCENTS OF 900 IMMIGRANTS to the American Colonies, Quebec, or the United States (RD 900), by Gary Boyd Roberts, senior research scholar emeritus at the New England Historic Genealogical Society, is now available! The second edition covers 993 immigrants to the American colonies, Quebec, or the United States[…]Read more

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Abstracting Genealogical Records

Abstracting Genealogical Records According to ‘The Researcher’s Guide’

In Chapter 21 of The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy. Fourth Edition, author Val Greenwood cautions genealogists that during ‘pick and shovel research’–when the documents we need are not online and we must go to them in person—we will be glad we know how to abstract those records. At the outset of the chapter, the[…]Read more

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Newburyport, Massachusetts Genealogy

Heritage and People of Newburyport, Massachusetts Captured in Two Books

First settled in 1635, the coastal city of Newburyport, Massachusetts, is situated at the mouth of the Merrimack River, about 35 miles northeast of Boston. During the Revolutionary War privateers famously operated from Newburyport. At various times in the 19th and early 20th centuries, it boasted of a significant fishing and whaling fleet. Later, clipper ships[…]Read more

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Forensic Genealogy Explained

Forensic Genealogy Explained in PROGEN PPS

“A forensic genealogist,” according to Michael S. Ramage,  J.D., CG, “is one who applies genealogical knowledge, methods, and standards to legal problems and proceedings.” Mr. Ramage, who is himself a forensic  genealogist and has written the chapter on his specialization for the book, Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice & Standards, edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills, describes[…]Read more

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Genealogy Book Reviews

Midwest Book Review Endorses Second Edition of Our Quaker Ancestors. Finding Them in Quaker Records

The Midwest Book Review, a longstanding source for acquisition librarians responsible for adding to their collections, recently endorsed the Second Edition of Ellen and David Berry’s guidebook, Our Quaker Ancestors. Finding Them in Quaker Records. The review, which appeared in the August 2022 issue of “The Bookwatch” follows below: “The second updated edition of Our[…]Read more

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Revolutionary War Pensions

“Revolutionary War Pension Records Restored, Consolidated, and Explained. Part Two” By Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck

Editor’s Note:  Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck’s groundbreaking book, Revolutionary War Pensions Awarded by State Governments 1775-1874, the General and Federal Governments Prior to 1814, and by Private Acts of Congress to 1905, identifies and recreates the Revolutionary War pension files generated prior to the disastrous fire in the War Department on 8 November 1800, and a[…]Read more

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Revolutionary War Pensions

“Revolutionary War Pension Records Restored, Consolidated, and Explained. Part One” By Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck

Editor’s Note:   Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck’s groundbreaking book, Revolutionary War Pensions Awarded by State Governments 1775-1874, the General and Federal Governments Prior to 1814, and by Private Acts of Congress to 1905, identifies and recreates the Revolutionary War pension files generated prior to the disastrous fire in the War Department on 8 November 1800, and a[…]Read more

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RESEARCHING SCOTS-IRISH ANCESTORS. The Essential Genealogical Guide to Early Modern Ulster, 1600–1800. Second Edition

RESEARCHING SCOTS-IRISH ANCESTORS. The Essential Genealogical Guide to Early Modern Ulster, 1600–1800. Second Edition – By William R. Roulston

Genealogical.com is delighted to announce its publication of the preeminent textbook for Scots-Irish genealogy. This 2018 second edition is a massively expanded version of its 2005 predecessor. The new edition includes additional information on church records and landed estate papers, as well as new chapters looking at records relating to law and order, emigration, business[…]Read more

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