National Genealogical Society Quarterly Gives Strong Endorsement to Sixth Edition of Paul Heinegg’s Free African Americans of NC, VA & SC from the Colonial Period to About 1820

National Genealogical Society Quarterly Gives Strong Endorsement to Sixth Edition of Paul Heinegg’s Free African Americans of NC, VA & SC from the Colonial Period to About 1820

The following review appeared in the March 2022 issue of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, pages 67-68 “Free African Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina from the Colonial Period to About 1820. 3 volumes. 6th edition. By Paul Heinegg. Published for Clearfield Company by Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc.; 3600 Clipper Mill Road; Suite[…]Read more

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Review of African American News in the Baltimore Sun, 1870-1927

African American News in the Baltimore Sun, 1870-1927, by Margaret D. Pagan, Draws High Praise from University Archivist

Dr. Ida Jones is University Archivist at Morgan State University. She recently prepared the following review of Margaret D. Pagan’s new book, African American News in the Baltimore Sun, 1870-1927. The review not only summarizes and appraises Mrs. Pagan’s publication but also describes the context for news about African Americans in what had been the[…]Read more

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Clan Callaghan:The O Callaghan Family of County Cork garners strong review in National Genealogical Society Quarterly

Clan Callaghan: The O Callaghan Family of County Cork garners strong review in National Genealogical Society Quarterly

The September 2021 issue of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, one of the leading periodicals in the field, contains a very positive review of Professor Joseph A. O Callaghan ‘s 2020 revised edition of Clan Callaghan: The O Callaghan Family of County Cork. We have reprinted it in its entirety below. Clan Callaghan: The O[…]Read more

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Scottish Genealogy

Scottish Genealogy: The Basics and Beyond Receives Strong Review in Library Journal

Library Journal, the leading professional magazine in its field and the primary source for book purchasing for collection development and acquisition librarians, just reviewed David Dobson’s new book, Scottish Genealogy: The Basics and Beyond. The review appeared in the August 2021 issue of the magazine, and we have reprinted it in its entirety below. Dobson,[…]Read more

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The Researcher’s Guide. 4th Edition Reviewed in St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly

The Researcher’s Guide. 4th Edition Reviewed in St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly

If you profited from reading Mr. Greenwood’s sage advice on land records and don’t as yet own a copy of his book, you may wish to read the following review from the Winter 2018-2019 issue of the St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly. The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy. 4th edition. By Val D. Greenwood. Baltimore:[…]Read more

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Genealogy Book Reviews

New and Updated “Genealogy at a Glance” Titles Garner Kudos

We were delighted to see that several prominent periodicals had good things to say about new and newish installments in our “Genealogy at a Glance” series of research aids. The following highlights of those reviews come from the March 2021 issue of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly,  the long running newspaper column Kinsearching, and the[…]Read more

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Evidence Explained Genealogy Review

Noted Genealogist Michael J Neill Depends on Evidence Explained, by Elizabeth Shown Mills

Reprinted from 15 December 2014, RootsDig.com “Why I Like Evidence Explained,” by Michael John Neill There aren’t many genealogy reference books that I use on a regular basis. And the ones I have that are nearly falling apart from almost daily use are rarer still.  One of those books is  Evidence Explained by Elizabeth Shown Mills. The[…]Read more

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Genealogy Book Reviews

Our Recent Publications Reviewed in the Media

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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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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