Genealogy Book Reviews

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If you’re still on the fence about David Dobson’s new guidebook for Scottish genealogy, Brian Mitchell’s handbook for Irish roots, or the 6th edition of Paul Heinegg’s three-volume compilation of colonial-era free African Americans from Virginia and the Carolinas, you don’t have to rely on the publisher to help you make up your mind.  We […]Read more

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African American News in the Baltimore Sun, 1870-1927

African American News in the Baltimore Sun, 1870-1927, by Margaret D. Pagan: Another Groundbreaking Resource for African American Genealogy

Genealogists and historians seeking a 19th– or early 20th-century Baltimore connection will appreciate Margaret D. Pagan’s new book, African American News in the Baltimore Sun, 1870-1927. Presented as a chronology, the book contains more than 800 entries highlighting those who emerged as leaders in the fight for equal rights and opportunities as well as those[…]Read more

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Genealogy at a Glance: Ukrainian Genealogy Research

Ukraine Genealogy Research Aid Contains Multiple Tips for Boosting Results

If you have Ukrainian ancestors, did you know that a famine called Holodomor claimed the lives of millions of Ukrainians in 1932-33?  While the area’s dominant religious faiths were Ukrainian Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and Jewish, did you know that Russian Orthodox, Ukrainian Greek Catholic, Lutheran, and Roman Catholic churches also proliferated? Do you know the[…]Read more

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Historic German Newspapers Online. Second Edition

German Research Incomplete without Historic German Newspapers Online

Since most digitized German papers are fully searchable, Ernest Thode’s revised guide to these newspapers, indicating newspaper title, place of publication, date range, and website, is an unprecedented  key to a mother lode of information found in German-language papers. As the author explains below: “Few historic German newspapers have been digitized until the past few[…]Read more

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St. Edward the Confessor

Book Documents the Lives and Lines of the Early Saints

For anyone interested in his or her own genealogical links to medieval Europe and early Christianity, Alan Koman’s book, A Who’s Who of Your Ancestral Saints, offers an extraordinary opportunity. In fact, Mr. Koman has retold the lives of 275 early European saints and attached to those biographies the lineages that connect the saints to[…]Read more

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Free African Americans of North Carolina, Virginia & South Carolina, From the Colonial Period to About 1820

NOW AVAILABLE BY INDIVIDUAL VOLUME: Free African Americans of North Carolina, Virginia & South Carolina, From the Colonial Period to About 1820

Now published in three volumes, and 400 pages longer than the two-volume Fifth Edition, Free African Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina from the Colonial Period to About 1820 consists of detailed genealogies of hundreds of free black families that originated in Virginia and migrated to North and/or South Carolina from the colonial period to[…]Read more

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Meeting Lineage Society Requirements: Part 2

Meeting Lineage Society Requirements: Part 2, Standards

By Barbara J. Mathews, CG, FASG, and Darcie Hind Posz, CG(Excerpted from Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice & Standards) NB: Part One of this article covering lineage society membership, which appeared in the October 19 issue of “Genealogy Pointers,” covered the process of completing a lineage society application. Part Two picks up with the crucial process[…]Read more

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African American News in the Baltimore Sun, 1870-1927

Excerpts from Baltimore Sun Shed Light on African American Life in Baltimore and Around America Between 1870 and 1927

Margaret D. Pagan’s new book, African American News in the Baltimore Sun, 1870-1927, rescues and makes available information about what was, as late as 1870, the largest urban black population in the U.S. Beginning with coverage at perhaps the high point of the Reconstruction era in the U.S., the Sun published stories about politics, education,[…]Read more

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German-English Genealogical Dictionary

Ernest Thode’s German-English Genealogical Dictionary Essential for Understanding German Documents

If tracing your German origins requires that you read documents written in German—if you plan to research ones from the  19th-century or earlier it’s a virtual certainty you will—Ernest Thode’s classic dictionary is one book you should own. This book is designed for the family researcher who has little or no knowledge of German but[…]Read more

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

BUTLER FAMILY Excerpt from Free African Americans of Maryland and Delaware from the Colonial Period to 1810. 2nd Edition, by Paul Heinegg

The new 2nd Edition of Free African Americans of Maryland and Delaware from the Colonial Period to 1810. 2nd Edition, by Paul contains 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[…]Read more

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