Genealogy Book Review

Scottish Genealogy: The Basics and Beyond Garners More Praise for David Dobson

We recently received three new reviews for David Dobson’s new guidebook, Scottish Genealogy: The Basics and Beyond. The good notices came from the Midwest Book Review, the long-running genealogy column “Kinsearching,” and Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter. We have excerpted the reviews for this issue of “Genealogy Pointers.” “Dobson has compiled an extensive list of the publications and archival records that[…]Read more

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Genealogy Book Reviews

Genealogical Forum of Oregon Reviews Three Recent Genealogical.com Books

The Genealogical Forum of Oregon, based in Portland, is one of the leading family history societies on the Pacific Coast. It’s journal, The Bulletin, contains well written, considered reviews on new books in our field.  Following are excerpts of reviews of three Genealogical.com books published in The Bulletin in 2020. Tracing Your Irish Ancestors. 5th[…]Read more

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Planning a Future for Your Family’s Past, by Marian Burk Wood

What will happen to your ancestor photos, family heirlooms, and genealogy documents when you someday join your ancestors? The new year is a good time to plan for passing family history to future generations. Planning a Future for Your Family’s Past by Marian Burk Wood offers a practical, step-by-step process for getting your collection in shape for the next generation[…]Read more

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Genealogy Book Reviews

St. Louis Genealogical Society Praises Jack Crowder’s Books on American Revolution

The following reviews were published in the Fall 2020 issue of the St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly (pp. 91-92) Women Patriots in the American Revolution: Stories of Bravery, Daring, and Compassion. By Jack Darrell Crowder. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2018. 102 pages. Illustrations, bibliography, index. Softcover. $24.95. Strange, Amazing, and Funny Events that Happened during the[…]Read more

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Genealogy Book Review

“Tree Talks” Speaks Highly of 4th Edition of The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy

The Central New York Genealogical Society has been publishing its journal, “Tree Talks,” for nearly sixty years. The June 2020 issue features a thoughtful review of the 4th edition of Val Greenwood’s Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy. We are pleased to share with our readers below. The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy by Val D.[…]Read more

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Connecticut genealogy book review

Atlanta Journal-Constitution Praises Roots for Kids

Ken Thomas is a distinguished Georgia historian and genealogist. He has also written a regular genealogy column for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for over three decades.  In the December 11 issue of the AJC, Mr. Thomas wrote his evaluation of Susan Provost Beller’s two books aimed at introducing young people to our favorite hobby: Roots for[…]Read more

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Genealogy Book Reviews

NGSQ reviews Updated Editions of Our Scottish, Polish, and Pennsylvania “At a Glances”

From time to time we like to share reviews of our publications as published in genealogy magazines, periodicals, and online. By doing so, we can not only take pride in the good things others are saying about our books but also let you consider how various authorities have come to regard them. The September 2020[…]Read more

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Finding Early Connecticut Vital Records Review

More High Praise for Finding Early Connecticut Vital Records, by Linda MacLachlan

Linda MacLachlan’s book, Finding Early Connecticut Vital Records: The Barbour Index and Beyond,  identifies the original sources of the millions of early Connecticut  vital records abstracted in the famous  Barbour Index of Connecticut Vital Records. It names hundreds of books, manuscripts, and articles not referenced by Barbour, and points the researcher to thousands of additional[…]Read more

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