Progen PPS explains options for family history writing

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, “Crafting Family Histories,” which was written by Michael Leclerc, itemizes seven different formats for family history writing that have appeared over many decades.[…]Read more

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Memorial Day and the Civil War Roll of Honor

The Memorial Day holiday we celebrate commemorates the Americans who lost their lives in the service of their country. The origins of the Memorial Day holiday go back to the era of the American Civil War, and they are shrouded in some controversy. The U.S. National Park Service credits women of Columbus, Georgia, with “establishing”[…]Read more

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Finding Your World War I Ancestor

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 that simple. Between October 1914 and September 1917, for example, some Polish combatants[…]Read more

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Val D. Greenwood on Land Records

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 is available in the 4th edition of The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy, by[…]Read more

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

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 life.” Researchers also learned that youngsters who knew more about their family’s past had more self-confidence and a[…]Read more

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The Ancestry of the New British Royal Baby Explained in RD 900 – By Gary Boyd Roberts

Perhaps surprisingly to many readers, the new royal child—Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor–is descended from six of the 970 immigrants to the U.S. treated in Gary Roberts’ two-volume Royal Descents of 900 Immigrants (RD 900). The five the royal baby inherits from the late Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother or from the late Diana Princess of[…]Read more

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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 expert geneticist-genealogist Angie Bush has revised her popular research aid, “Genetic Genealogy Basics.” Potentially just as popular, Jack Crowder has[…]Read more

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Proof Arguments & Case Studies

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 Mills. A number of people mentioned that they had signed up for a home study course based on Progen PPS.[…]Read more

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