Genealogy Book Reviews

Recent Reviews of Our Publications

New Pocket Guide to Irish Genealogy, by Brian Mitchell “This 122-page text, larger than an ordinary “pocket size,” is detailed, easy-to-read, and well written. The instructional materials, case studies, timelines, and other enhancements are well done and easy to follow. Brian Mitchell does not disappoint with this latest work. His text should be in arm’s[…]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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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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“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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Our Publications in the News

We are proud to report that we have received glowing reviews for five recent publications. If your ancestors came from one or more of the following countries: Russia, Germany, Sweden, Ireland, or Mexico, we strongly encourage you to check out the appropriate review(s) that follow. Maybe you haven’t heard about one or more of these[…]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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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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High Praise for Finding Early Connecticut Vital Records, by Linda MacLachlan

Last fall, we announced Linda MacLachlan’s book, Finding Early Connecticut Vital Records: The Barbour Index and Beyond. The product of a 10-year examination of Connecticut vital records, this work identifies the original sources of the millions of early Connecticut vital records abstracted in the Barbour Index. It names hundreds of books, manuscripts, and articles not[…]Read more

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