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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Finding Early Connecticut Vital Records Review

More High Praise for Finding Early Connecticut Vital Records, by Linda MacLachlan

Linda MacLachlan’s book, Finding Early Connecticut Vital Records: The Barbour Index and Beyond,  identifies the original sources of the millions of early Connecticut  vital records abstracted in the famous  Barbour Index of Connecticut Vital Records. It names hundreds of books, manuscripts, and articles not referenced by Barbour, and points the researcher to thousands of additional[…]Read more

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Genealogy Book Reviews

Federation of Genealogical Societies Forum Praises Grenham and Morton/Henderson Books

Please Note: There are two separate reviews in this article. Please scroll down to review both. Tracing Your Irish Ancestors, 5th ed.Author: John GrenhamPublisher: Genealogical Publishing Company http://genealogical.comPublication Year: 2019Pages: 650, xxiISBN: 978-0806320977Price: $38.50 Reviewed by Mary Kircher Roddy, CG, of Seattle, Washington John Grenham first wrote Tracing Your Irish Ancestors in 1991 and revised[…]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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Connecticut genealogy book review

High Praise for Finding Early Connecticut Vital Records, by Linda MacLachlan

Last fall, we announced Linda MacLachlan’s book, Finding Early Connecticut Vital Records: The Barbour Index and Beyond. The product of a 10-year examination of Connecticut vital records, this work identifies the original sources of the millions of early Connecticut vital records abstracted in the Barbour Index. It names hundreds of books, manuscripts, and articles not[…]Read more

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

Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter Praises
Strange, Amazing, and Funny Events that Happened During the Revolutionary War

The January 28th issue of the most popular genealogy newsletter on the Internet, Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter gave a vigorous thumbs up to Jack Crowder’s collection of “did you know about” happenings from America’s War for Independence. The review, written by Bobbi King, is reprinted in its entirety here: Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter, January 28,[…]Read more

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How to Find Your Family History in U.S. Church Records Scores Great Reviews

We were delighted to receive two stellar reviews of our new book, How to Find Your Family History in U.S. Church Records, by Sunny Morton and Harold Henderson. The first appeared in Randy Seaver’s daily column, “Genea-Musings,” and the second, in ‘A Week of Genealogy,” written by Dr. Margaret McMahon. We’ve reprinted both of them[…]Read more

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“Tree Talks” Speaks Highly of 4th Edition of The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy

The Central New York Genealogical Society has been publishing its journal, “Tree Talks,” for nearly sixty years. The June 2020 issue features a thoughtful review of the 4th edition of Val Greenwood’s Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy. We are pleased to share with our readers below. The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy by Val D.[…]Read more

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New Pocket Guide to Irish Genealogy

New Pocket Guide to Irish Genealogy Garners High Marks from Midwest Book Review

The Midwest Books Review, edited by James A. Cox of Oregon, Wisconsin, has for decades been an important source of advice for library acquisition librarians in deciding what new publications to add to their collections. Brian Mitchell’s New Pocket Guide to Irish Genealogy just received a stellar review from Mr. Cox, and we are reprinting[…]Read more

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Library Journal Endorses New Irish and Church Record Books

Library Journal is the most prestigious magazine for the library industry. Collection development (acquisition) librarians are particularly reliant upon it when making decisions about what books to select for their patrons.   Accordingly, we were pleased to learn that the February 2020 issue of Library Journal gave thumbs up reviews to our two most recent how-to[…]Read more

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Review of Historic German Newspapers Online. Second Edition

Kudos for New 2nd Edition of Historic German Newspapers Online, by Ernest Thode

For many years, Ernest Thode’s books have helped researchers find their German ancestors. These include six editions of his Address Book for Germanic Genealogy and his timeless German-English Genealogical Dictionary. More recently, he has made a study of free German-language newspapers available online. The first edition of Historic German Newspapers Online appeared in 2014. Since then,[…]Read more

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