Val Greenwood Researchers Guide To American Genealogy Review

Can You Use a Good Textbook?

If you still haven’t purchased your desk copy of The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy, 4th Edition, the best textbook in the field of American genealogy, consider the comments in the following reviewers.  We ran them before, but the recommendations bear repeating, in our judgment. The reviews appeared in the prestigious Midwest Book Review, a[…]Read more

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New Genealogy Books

New Releases Include Guide to Jewish Genealogy, Book Documenting New York Runaway Servants, and revised GAAG for Pennsylvania

Although the term Ashkenaz originally referred to a place now in Germany, it is broadly used these days to refer to all European Jews. This guide is intended as an aid to researchers who are searching for Ashkenazic Jewish ancestors from Eastern Europe who immigrated to the United States primarily between 1880 and 1924.  In[…]Read more

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How to Find Your Family History in U.S. Church Records Scores Great Reviews

We were delighted to receive two stellar reviews of our new book, How to Find Your Family History in U.S. Church Records, by Sunny Morton and Harold Henderson. The first appeared in Randy Seaver’s daily column, “Genea-Musings,” and the second, in ‘A Week of Genealogy,” written by Dr. Margaret McMahon. We’ve reprinted both of them[…]Read more

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New Connecticut Vital Record Book Identifies Special Collections at Connecticut State Library

New Connecticut Vital Record Book Identifies Special Collections at Connecticut State Library

For the past month or so, we have been spreading the word about an extraordinary new reference work for Connecticut researchers, Finding Early Connecticut Vital Records: The Barbour Index and Beyond.  This is one of those books that one cannot praise too highly, for it is nothing less than a comprehensive bibliography of Connecticut birth,[…]Read more

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n The Surnames of Wales

Findings on specific Welsh surnames from John and Sheila Rowlands’ The Surnames of Wales. Updated and Expanded Edition

One of the difficulties researchers with Welsh ancestry face is pinpointing the location of ancestors possessing surnames. Authorities John and Sheila Rowlands have taken some of the difficulty out of this process in the updated version of their book, The Surnames of Wales, by showing the greatest areas of concentration where such surnames do and[…]Read more

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Kentucky Genealogy

Genealogy at a Glance: Kentucky Genealogy Research – Michael A. Ports

Designed to cover the basic elements of Kentucky genealogical research in just four pages, this addition to our Genealogy at a Glance series gives you as much useful information in the space allotted as you’ll ever need. Specially laminated for heavy use, it provides an overview of the facts required to begin and proceed successfully[…]Read more

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County Boundary Changes

Census Records and County Boundary Changes, by William Dollarhide

All censuses taken since 1790 are tabulated and organized by the counties within each state or territory. By federal precedence, the county is the basic unit of jurisdiction for census demographics. Alaska is the only state without counties; therefore, judicial districts are used as jurisdictions for the censuses taken there. In Louisiana, the term “parish”[…]Read more

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