Royal Descents of 900 Immigrants to the American Colonies, Quebec, and the United States. Second Edition

Royal News Since the Release of Royal Descents of 900 Immigrants to the American Colonies, Quebec, and the United States. Second Edition

By Gary Boyd Roberts After the new edition of The Royal Descents of 900 Immigrants went to press, HM Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain (see pp. 3, 4, 41, 321, 323, 546, 930, 1058, 1067, 1081, 1723) died 8 September 2022, aged 96. Her eldest son, HRH Prince Charles Philip Arthur George (now 73), previously Prince[…]Read more

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Revolutionary War Pensions

“Revolutionary War Pension Records Restored, Consolidated, and Explained. Part One” By Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck

Editor’s Note:   Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck’s groundbreaking book, Revolutionary War Pensions Awarded by State Governments 1775-1874, the General and Federal Governments Prior to 1814, and by Private Acts of Congress to 1905, identifies and recreates the Revolutionary War pension files generated prior to the disastrous fire in the War Department on 8 November 1800, and a[…]Read more

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Abstracting Genealogical Records

Abstracting Genealogical Records According to ‘The Researcher’s Guide’

In Chapter 21 of The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy. Fourth Edition, author Val Greenwood cautions genealogists that during ‘pick and shovel research’–when the documents we need are not online and we must go to them in person—we will be glad we know how to abstract those records. At the outset of the chapter, the[…]Read more

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How Royal Progeny Came to America

Major Reference Books Document How Royal Progeny Came to America

The system of primogeniture, the medieval practice of passing down a title and its holdings to one’s eldest son (or daughter), accounts for the fact that many Americans have royal or noble ancestors. For example, the millions of descendants of the 970 immigrant ancestors discussed in the 2018 edition of Gary Boyd Roberts’ book, The[…]Read more

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Newburyport, Massachusetts Genealogy

Heritage and People of Newburyport, Massachusetts Captured in Two Books

First settled in 1635, the coastal city of Newburyport, Massachusetts, is situated at the mouth of the Merrimack River, about 35 miles northeast of Boston. During the Revolutionary War privateers famously operated from Newburyport. At various times in the 19th and early 20th centuries, it boasted of a significant fishing and whaling fleet. Later, clipper ships[…]Read more

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Libraries and the National Archives (NARA)

Genealogists Need Libraries

Chapter Five of The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy. 4th Edition, by Val Greenwood, is entitled “Libraries and the National Archives (NARA).” In a way the chapter title is understated because many libraries have digitized their family history holdings (e.g., personal papers, published family histories, military records, etc.) and made them available for free on[…]Read more

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Frederick Maryland

Gold Standard for Maryland Research: Pioneers of Old Monocacy

The American Society of Genealogists bestows its annual Jacobus Award upon the finest work of genealogical scholarship of the preceding year. It would be hard to find a more deserving winner of its coveted Jacobus Award than the 1988 selection, Pioneers of Old Monocacy: The Early Settlement of Frederick County, Maryland 1721-1743, by Grace L.[…]Read more

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Revolutionary War Pensions

“Revolutionary War Pension Records Restored, Consolidated, and Explained. Part Two” By Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck

Editor’s Note:  Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck’s groundbreaking book, Revolutionary War Pensions Awarded by State Governments 1775-1874, the General and Federal Governments Prior to 1814, and by Private Acts of Congress to 1905, identifies and recreates the Revolutionary War pension files generated prior to the disastrous fire in the War Department on 8 November 1800, and a[…]Read more

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RESEARCHING SCOTS-IRISH ANCESTORS. The Essential Genealogical Guide to Early Modern Ulster, 1600–1800. Second Edition

RESEARCHING SCOTS-IRISH ANCESTORS. The Essential Genealogical Guide to Early Modern Ulster, 1600–1800. Second Edition – By William R. Roulston

Genealogical.com is delighted to announce its publication of the preeminent textbook for Scots-Irish genealogy. This 2018 second edition is a massively expanded version of its 2005 predecessor. The new edition includes additional information on church records and landed estate papers, as well as new chapters looking at records relating to law and order, emigration, business[…]Read more

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Organize and Evaluate Your Family Findings

Researcher’s Guide Illustrates How to Organize and Evaluate Your Family Findings

Engaging in genealogical research requires a commitment of time, energy, and resources. Along the way, we may invest in travel, subscribe to web sites, buy books, establish relationships and more, as we devote ourselves to unraveling the mysteries and connections of our families.  One aspect of genealogy that many hobbyists do not make a serious[…]Read more

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Learn About Land Records in The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy. Fourth Edition

Learn About Land Records in The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy. Fourth Edition

In the Fourth Edition of The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy, author Val D. Greenwood devotes three full chapters (80 pages) to the subject of land records. One chapter covers national (colonial and U.S.) land, a second one covers local land, and the third explains the formats of land record abstracts. Land records, of course,[…]Read more

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