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

“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 12, “Reasoning from Evidence,” which was prepared by Dr. Thomas W. Jones. We are sure you will agree that even in these scant[…]Read more

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Using Soundex, by Emily Croom

[av_image src=’https://genealogical.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/9780806361888-223×300.jpg’ attachment=’5135′ attachment_size=’medium’ align=’right’ styling=” hover=’av-hover-grow’ link=’manually,https://library.genealogical.com/printpurchase/Xe1kX’ target=’_blank’ caption=’yes’ font_size=” appearance=’on-hover’ overlay_opacity=’0.4′ overlay_color=’#000000′ overlay_text_color=’#ffffff’ animation=’no-animation’ admin_preview_bg=” av_uid=’av-pk8ym’] View Unpuzzling Your Past. 4th Edition [/av_image] (The following article has been excerpted from Emily Anne Croom’s classic how-to book, Unpuzzling Your Past. 4th Edition) The 1880, 1900, and 1920 federal censuses and parts of the 1910[…]Read more

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Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice, and Standards Offers Guidelines for Achieving Lineage/Hereditary Society Membership

[av_image src=’https://genealogical.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2018-04-17-04-50-20.68983f8c735befefac2d9e1371afd616db38c7d6-223×300.jpg’ attachment=’4691′ attachment_size=’medium’ align=’right’ styling=” hover=’av-hover-grow’ link=’manually,https://library.genealogical.com/printpurchase/Xeger’ target=’_blank’ caption=’yes’ font_size=’18’ appearance=’on-hover’ overlay_opacity=’0.4′ overlay_color=’#000000′ overlay_text_color=’#ffffff’ animation=’no-animation’ admin_preview_bg=” av_uid=’av-3malvw’] View Book Details [/av_image] Many genealogists hope one day to gain membership in a hereditary or lineage society, such as the Sons of the American Revolution, or the 17th Century Colonial Dames of America. For these individuals,[…]Read more

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

“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. [av_image src=’https://genealogical.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2018-04-17-04-50-20.68983f8c735befefac2d9e1371afd616db38c7d6-223×300.jpg’ attachment=’4691′ attachment_size=’medium’ align=’right’ styling=” hover=’av-hover-grow’ link=’manually,https://library.genealogical.com/printpurchase/Xeger’ target=’_blank’ caption=’yes’ font_size=” appearance=’on-hover’ overlay_opacity=’0.4′ overlay_color=’#000000′ overlay_text_color=’#ffffff’ animation=’no-animation’ admin_preview_bg=”[…]Read more

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Tracing your Irish Ancestors: A Three-step Guide

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 by selecting county of interest on the map. To gain insight into the economic and social landscape of 19th century Ireland you can consult A Topographical Dictionary[…]Read more

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The Calendar of State Papers Relating to Ireland, by David Dobson

Since the medieval period many of the records of the English government have been analyzed and inventoried in collections known as “Calendars.” The documents have been transcribed, abstracted, and listed in chronological order in a series of publications, such as Calendar of State Papers, Domestic; Calendar of State Papers, Spanish; Calendar of State Papers, America[…]Read more

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RESEARCH TIPS FOR USING COURT RECORDS

Research Tips for Using Court Records — From 4th Edition of: The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy [av_image src=’https://genealogical.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/TheResearchersGuidetoAmericanGenealogy-sml-199×300.jpg’ attachment=’3793′ attachment_size=’medium’ align=’right’ styling=” hover=’av-hover-grow’ link=’manually,https://library.genealogical.com/printpurchase2/3napy’ target=’_blank’ caption=’yes’ font_size=” appearance=’on-hover’ overlay_opacity=’0.4′ overlay_color=’#000000′ overlay_text_color=’#ffffff’ animation=’left-to-right’ admin_preview_bg=” av_uid=’av-4m2jln’] VIEW BOOK DETALS [/av_image] For this issue of “Genealogy Pointers” we are highlighting some good advice on how to utilize[…]Read more

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June 2018 Issue of NGSQ Reviews 4 Recent GPC Books

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 Vital Records Handbook. 7th Edition, by Thomas J. Kemp; Volumes 1-3 in Michael Ports’ Five-Volume series, Georgia Free Persons of Color; and[…]Read more

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Family Bibles as an Underutilized Genealogical Resource — By Michael Hait

(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 point cannot be understated, or underemphasized, for often certain facts will appear in a family Bible that do not otherwise appear.[…]Read more

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THE ROYAL DESCENTS OF 900 IMMIGRANTS to the American Colonies, Quebec, or the United States

Announcing THE ROYAL DESCENTS OF 900 IMMIGRANTS

THE ROYAL DESCENTS OF 900 IMMIGRANTS   to the American Colonies, Quebec, or the United States. In Two Volumes By Gary Boyd Roberts [av_image src=’http://gpcprod.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/product_images/2018-04-02-03-09-20.aa47d4ea8564daad3b12b68cb92d6bb56645742d-1-223×300.jpg’ attachment=’4606′ attachment_size=’medium’ align=’right’ styling=” hover=’av-hover-grow’ link=’manually,https://library.genealogical.com/printpurchase/XLwEm’ target=’_blank’ caption=’yes’ font_size=” appearance=’on-hover’ overlay_opacity=’0.4′ overlay_color=’#000000′ overlay_text_color=’#ffffff’ animation=’pop-up’ admin_preview_bg=” av_uid=’av-5akyal’] VIEW DETAILS [/av_image] Genealogy Pointers is delighted to announce the publication of the groundbreaking[…]Read more

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