55 Remarkable Descents, Kinships, or Near Kin-to-Near Kin Genealogical Connections Outlined and Charted in The Royal Descents of 900 Immigrants to the American Colonies . . .

By Gary Boyd Roberts We’ve written on several occasions about Gary Boyd Roberts amazing two volume work, The Royal Descents 900 Immigrants to the American Colonies, Quebec, or the United States(RD 900). This collection of royal lines possessed by North Americans represents Mr. Roberts’ magnum opus, and it is truly the product of a lifetime[…]Read more

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English Origins of American Colonists

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

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 chapters and page numbers from the 4th edition of The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy–pertaining to immigration and passenger records, Revolutionary War and other[…]Read more

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Genealogy Names

“Clues in Names”

(Excerpted from Unpuzzling Your Past. Fourth Edition, Updated, by Emily Anne Croom, pp. 37-39.) Naming practices vary from place to place and generation to generation. However, certain consistencies have existed for nearly four centuries in the area we now call the United States. Children were, and still are, often named for parents, grandparents, and other[…]Read more

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“Census Substitutes,” by the late Carolyn Barkley

This article originally appeared on our prior website/blog in March 2010.  It is reprinted here with minor alterations. In January of 2010, Ancestry.com announced to its subscribers the introduction of the “1950 Census Substitute” and urged us to “discover your parents, grandparents – – maybe even yourself.” Taken at face value, this announcement was pretty[…]Read more

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Ireland and Irish Emigration to the New World

Organizing Your Genealogy Project

If you are beginning to accumulate a fair amount of paper in the early stages of your research, it’s probably time to take stock of what you have and how you plan to organize it–even before you enter the information into a computer database–lest you start drowning in an ocean of paper. Our popular author,[…]Read more

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The best books on genealogy and family history

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

[av_image src=’https://genealogical.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2017-11-05-05-34-06.1f57953c24fd8041d68074e472523f5cb3720209-223×300.jpg’ attachment=’5382′ attachment_size=’medium’ align=’right’ styling=” hover=’av-hover-grow’ link=’manually,https://library.genealogical.com/printpurchase/ozld5′ 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-5u4eyp’] View Book Details [/av_image] 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[…]Read more

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“Parish Vestry Books Mitigate Lost Virginia County Records,” by Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis

With the transcription and publication of The Albemarle Parish Vestry Book, 1742-1786 [Virginia] the last of the colonial Virginia vestry books is accessible to researchers. Complete with an every-name index for ease in finding persons, this publication represents a boon to researchers searching for ancestors in Surry and Sussex counties, Virginia, as well as neighboring[…]Read more

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Titles Newly Back in Print!

The very popular treasury of bot mots and wise words from Elizabeth Shown Mills and Ruth Brossette Lennon, Tips & Quips for the Family Historian, is just one of four valuable titles we’ve put back into stock this month. Scroll down to learn if one of them is just the title you’ve been waiting for![…]Read more

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The Genealogical and Scholarly Significance of Royal Descents of 900 Immigrants

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

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 Isles, or the United States who are related to millions of Americans. Anyone descended from an immigrant in this work can plot[…]Read more

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