Strange, Amazing, and Funny Events that Happened during the Revolutionary War

Women Who Served in the American Revolution

According to Jack Darrell Crowder, author of Strange, Amazing, and Funny Events that Happened during the Revolutionary War, many females served in that conflict. Some of them were camp followers accompanying their husbands or other family members; however, others were hoping to support themselves or were simply out for adventure. In a few recorded instances,[…]Read more

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DNA for Native American Genealogy

DNA for Native American Genealogy: Comprehensive Guide to Indigenous Roots

Did you know that the Navajo and related tribes migrated from Northwest Canada and present-day Alaska to present-day Arizona and New Mexico, and ultimately southeastern Utah, roughly 600 years ago? Would it surprise you to learn that the indigenous people of Hawaii are closely related to indigenous people of the Pacific Islands, Polynesia, Australia, and[…]Read more

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Flax Growers

New Pocket Guide a Great Source for 17th- and 18th-Century Irish Census Substitutes

Brian Mitchell’s New Pocket Guide to Irish Genealogy is a wonderful combination of how-to book, guide to sources, and case studies–in only 120 pages. It’s expert genealogist Mitchell’s contention that the most important sources for Irish genealogy are the civil registers of births, marriages, and deaths; church registers of baptisms, marriages, and burials; gravestone inscriptions;[…]Read more

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Historic German Newspapers Online. Second Edition

German Research Incomplete without Historic German Newspapers Online

Since most digitized German papers are fully searchable, Ernest Thode’s revised guide to these newspapers, indicating newspaper title, place of publication, date range, and website, is an unprecedented  key to a mother lode of information found in German-language papers. As the author explains below: “Few historic German newspapers have been digitized until the past few[…]Read more

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DNA for Native American Ancestry

New Book Lays Out Ground Rules for Determining Native American Ancestry

Our new publication, DNA for Native American Ancestry, by Roberta Estes, begins by discussing fundamental issues involved in establishing Native American heritage. The author first defines the concept of “indigenous people.” She then answers questions like “Can DNA Results Identify a Tribe?” and “Can I Join a Tribe?”. Another section covers the requirements and benefits[…]Read more

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List of Free African Americans in the American Revolution

New Book Identifies African American Patriots of Revolutionary War

Genealogists and historians will be eager to examine Paul Heinegg’s third major contribution to the literature of African American history and genealogy of 2021: List of Free African Americans in the American Revolution: Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, and Delaware (Followed by French and Indian Wars and Colonial Militias) In this new book, Mr.[…]Read more

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Quicksheet: The Historical Biographer’s Guide to Individual Problem Analysis

Elizabeth Mills’ Problem Analysis QuickSheet Lays out Strategy for Success!

Quicksheet: The Historical Biographer’s Guide to Individual Problem Analysis, from renowned genealogist Elizabeth Shown Mills, addresses the nature and evaluation of evidence, not citation, thereby addressing the process of research head-on. Recognizing that solutions to tough research problems require thoughtful analysis, Mrs. Mills has designed a 10-step solution to genealogical problems to help researchers construct[…]Read more

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African American News in the Baltimore Sun, 1870-1927

Excerpts from Baltimore Sun Shed Light on African American Life in Baltimore and Around America Between 1870 and 1927

Margaret D. Pagan’s new book, African American News in the Baltimore Sun, 1870-1927, rescues and makes available information about what was, as late as 1870, the largest urban black population in the U.S. Beginning with coverage at perhaps the high point of the Reconstruction era in the U.S., the Sun published stories about politics, education,[…]Read more

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African American Patriots of Revolutionary War

More African American Patriots of the Revolutionary War

As we reported in December, Paul Heinegg’s new book, List of Free African Americans in the American Revolution: Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, and Delaware (Followed by French and Indian Wars and Colonial Militias), presents the service or pension records of nearly 1,000 free African Americans who served in the War for Independence from[…]Read more

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Tracing Your Roots in Eighteenth Century Newspapers

Tracing Your Roots in Eighteenth Century Newspapers, by Robert Barnes

The earliest newspapers in the United States were published starting in 1720. Printing presses were heavy and had to be imported from England. Happy was the colony that could have its own newspaper. Newspapers printed local news, news from other colonies, but news from Europe often occupied the front page. Marriages and deaths of local[…]Read more

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St. Edward the Confessor

Book Documents the Lives and Lines of the Early Saints

For anyone interested in his or her own genealogical links to medieval Europe and early Christianity, Alan Koman’s book, A Who’s Who of Your Ancestral Saints, offers an extraordinary opportunity. In fact, Mr. Koman has retold the lives of 275 early European saints and attached to those biographies the lineages that connect the saints to[…]Read more

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