National Genealogical Society Quarterly Gives Strong Endorsement to Sixth Edition of Paul Heinegg’s Free African Americans of NC, VA & SC from the Colonial Period to About 1820

National Genealogical Society Quarterly Gives Strong Endorsement to Sixth Edition of Paul Heinegg’s Free African Americans of NC, VA & SC from the Colonial Period to About 1820

The following review appeared in the March 2022 issue of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, pages 67-68 “Free African Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina from the Colonial Period to About 1820. 3 volumes. 6th edition. By Paul Heinegg. Published for Clearfield Company by Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc.; 3600 Clipper Mill Road; Suite[…]Read more

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Evidence Explained Genealogy Review

Noted Genealogist Michael J Neill Depends on Evidence Explained, by Elizabeth Shown Mills

Reprinted from 15 December 2014, RootsDig.com “Why I Like Evidence Explained,” by Michael John Neill There aren’t many genealogy reference books that I use on a regular basis. And the ones I have that are nearly falling apart from almost daily use are rarer still.  One of those books is  Evidence Explained by Elizabeth Shown Mills. The[…]Read more

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Connecticut genealogy book review

Atlanta Journal-Constitution Praises Roots for Kids

Ken Thomas is a distinguished Georgia historian and genealogist. He has also written a regular genealogy column for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for over three decades.  In the December 11 issue of the AJC, Mr. Thomas wrote his evaluation of Susan Provost Beller’s two books aimed at introducing young people to our favorite hobby: Roots for[…]Read more

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Scottish Genealogy

Scottish Genealogy: The Basics and Beyond Receives Strong Review in Library Journal

Library Journal, the leading professional magazine in its field and the primary source for book purchasing for collection development and acquisition librarians, just reviewed David Dobson’s new book, Scottish Genealogy: The Basics and Beyond. The review appeared in the August 2021 issue of the magazine, and we have reprinted it in its entirety below. Dobson,[…]Read more

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Genealogy Book Reviews

St. Louis Genealogical Society Praises Jack Crowder’s Books on American Revolution

The following reviews were published in the Fall 2020 issue of the St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly (pp. 91-92) Women Patriots in the American Revolution: Stories of Bravery, Daring, and Compassion. By Jack Darrell Crowder. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2018. 102 pages. Illustrations, bibliography, index. Softcover. $24.95. Strange, Amazing, and Funny Events that Happened during the[…]Read more

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Review of African American News in the Baltimore Sun, 1870-1927

African American News in the Baltimore Sun, 1870-1927, by Margaret D. Pagan, Draws High Praise from University Archivist

Dr. Ida Jones is University Archivist at Morgan State University. She recently prepared the following review of Margaret D. Pagan’s new book, African American News in the Baltimore Sun, 1870-1927. The review not only summarizes and appraises Mrs. Pagan’s publication but also describes the context for news about African Americans in what had been the[…]Read more

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Genealogy Book Reviews

New and Updated “Genealogy at a Glance” Titles Garner Kudos

We were delighted to see that several prominent periodicals had good things to say about new and newish installments in our “Genealogy at a Glance” series of research aids. The following highlights of those reviews come from the March 2021 issue of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly,  the long running newspaper column Kinsearching, and the[…]Read more

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Family Stories . . . and How I Found Mine Score's Endorsement from “Midwest Book Review”

Family Stories . . . and How I Found Mine Score’s Endorsement from “Midwest Book Review”

We were delighted to see that the prestigious Midwest Book Review published a long and glowing review of J. Michael Cleverley’s book, Family Stories . . . and How I Found Mine. We have reprinted it in its entirety below. Reviewer’s Bookwatch: July 2020James A. Cox, Editor-in-ChiefMidwest Book ReviewFamily Stories…and How I Found MineJ. Michael[…]Read more

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New Pocket Guide to Irish Genealogy

Two More Glowing Reviews for New Pocket Guide to Irish Genealogy

From Ireland’s Genealogical Gazette (August 2020) by Genealogical Society of Ireland Genealogical.com New Pocket Guide to Irish Genealogy The publication by the Clearfield Company; Baltimore, Maryland, of the ‘New Pocket Guide to Irish Genealogy‘ by Brian Mitchell is a very welcome and timely addition to the published resources for Irish family history. This well known and[…]Read more

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