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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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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Ahnentafel

Ahnentafel, Anyone?

You’ve probably run across the word “Ahnentafel” over the course of your research, but have you ever had it explained? The word’s origin is German for “ancestor table.” These days, however, it refers to a particular kind of numbering system used to keep track of our ancestors. Best used with pedigrees, as opposed to the[…]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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German Genealogy Research

Angus Baxter & Ernest Thode: One-Two-Three Punch for German Researchers

In recent issues of “Genealogy Pointers,” we have highlighted Angus Baxter’s In Search of Your German Roots.  Fifth Edition.  Besides Baxter’s description of German history’s impact on its genealogy sources, equally informative chapters in the Fifth Edition cover German genealogy websites, German-Jewish records, the German records of the LDS Church, the archives of Germanic genealogy,[…]Read more

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