Irish Newspapers Online from Tracing Your Irish Ancestors. 5th Edition, by John Grenham

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The all-new 5th edition of the definitive textbook for Irish roots, Tracing Your Irish Ancestors, by John Grenham, is now available from Genealogical.com.  Over the next few weeks and months we will be calling attention to important features…
Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor Ancestry

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

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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…
Writing Family History

Progen PPS explains options for family history writing

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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,…
World War I american soldiers

Finding Your World War I Ancestor

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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…
African American Soldiers in American Revolution

“African Americans in the American Revolution,” by Jack Crowder

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At the time of the Revolutionary War about 20% of the colonial population were African American; the number of blacks that ultimately fought for the Americans side was estimated to be over 5,000.  By the year 1779, sources indicate that…
Understanding Land Records Genealogy

Val D. Greenwood on Land Records

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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…
Genealogy Land Records

“Land Records—More than Mere Conveyances of Real Estate,” by Robert Barnes

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Researchers who take the time to go beyond an index to land records may find many items of interest in a particular volume that may have not been indexed by the clerks of the county court.  For example, some indices may omit some references,…
teaching family history to children

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

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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…
Proof Arguments & Case Studies Genealogy

Proof Arguments & Case Studies

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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…

Find Ten Things Wrong with the Painting

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Readers of this newsletter know that author Jack Crowder is a dedicated student of the American Revolution. In the last six months, we have published two of Jack’s books on the subject. In Women Patriots of the American Revolution, Jack Crowder…