Genealogy guide to using court records

RESEARCH TIPS FOR USING COURT RECORDS-- FROM 4TH EDITION OF THE RESEARCHER’S GUIDE TO AMERICAN GENEALOGY

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For this issue of “Genealogy Pointers” we are once again highlighting sage advice for genealogists from America’s most respected author/teacher Val Greenwood. Below, we have included excerpts of Mr. Greenwood’s recommendations—indicating…
The best books on genealogy and family history

Will Your Genealogy Pass the Test of Time? by Richard Hite

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Sustainable Genealogy: Separating Fact from Fiction in Family Legends, by Richard Hite, is a wonderful collection of cautionary tales for the practicing genealogist. In the following selection from Sustainable Genealogy, Mr. Hite illustrates…
Royal Decedents

The Genealogical and Scholarly Significance of Royal Descents of 900 Immigrants, by Gary Boyd Roberts

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The Royal Descents 900 Immigrants to the American Colonies, Quebec, or the United States(RD 900), genealogist Gary Boyd Roberts’ magnum opus, identifies an awe-inspiring number of historical figures from Continental Europe, the British…
Genealogy Book Catalogue

FREE! 2018-2019 Genealogical.com Catalogue

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Genealogical.com is proud to announce its 2018-2019 Combined Catalogue! The catalogue is 34 pages long, illustrated, and features indexes to authors and subjects. In all, the catalogue refers to upwards of 400 of our newest and most popular…
Epidemic 1800s

“What Our Ancestors Died of,” by the late Terrence Punch

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Some genealogists collect only ancestors, that is, people from whom they are personally descended. When traced out on a sheet of paper or a spreadsheet you have a pattern resembling an inverted Christmas tree, wide at the top and pointed at…
Genealogy Books for Sale

“Research Procedures: Preparing for Research,” by Harold Henderson

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“Where do I start?” is a question often asked by inexperienced and more experienced genealogists alike. The problem is that starting off on the wrong foot can often result in time wasted or require re-visiting sources already consulted. “Research…
Genealogy Book reviews

June 2018 Issue of NGSQ Reviews 4 Recent GPC Books

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The just published June 2018 issue of the prestigious National Genealogical Society Quarterly features reviews of four recent Genealogical.com titles: The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy. 4th Edition, by Val Greenwood; the International…
old genealogy documents

“Reasoning from Evidence,” by Thomas W. Jones, PH.D., CG, CGL, FASG

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“Genealogy Pointers” continues with its practice of excerpting sections from Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice & Standards (Progen PPS), edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills. Today we have lifted the beginning pages of Chapter…
Fish and vegetable traders at the end of the 19th century Ireland

Tracing your Irish Ancestors: A Three-step Guide

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by Brian Mitchell, Derry Genealogy. Email: genealogy@derrystrabane.com Background There are 2,508 parishes in Ireland. You can identify the civil parishes of Ireland, and their associated townlands, at https://www.johngrenham.com/places/civil_index.php…
family bible for family research

Family Bibles as an Underutilized Genealogical Resource -- By Michael Hait

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(The following article originally appeared in the [Washington] Examiner.com on July 4, 2010.) Family Bibles hold a unique position among genealogical record groups. They are not official records created for use outside of the family. This…