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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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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Immigrant Family Looking at New York Skyline

Interview with Val Greenwood about the new 4th Edition of The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy

[av_image src=’http://genealogical.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/TheResearchersGuidetoAmericanGenealogy-sml-199×300.jpg’ attachment=’3793′ attachment_size=’medium’ align=’left’ styling=” hover=’av-hover-grow’ link=’manually,https://library.genealogical.com/printpurchase/3napy’ target=’_blank’ caption=’yes’ font_size=” appearance=’on-hover’ overlay_opacity=’0.4′ overlay_color=’#000000′ overlay_text_color=’#ffffff’ animation=’left-to-right’ admin_preview_bg=” av_uid=’av-7f6kfd’] VIEW BOOK DETAILS [/av_image] Val D. Greenwood, the author of the new 4th edition, of the acclaimed Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy, has devoted much of his adult life to advancing the study of genealogy. Mr. Greenwood is a native[…]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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The Scotch-Irish of Colonial Pennsylvania

RESEARCH TIPS FOR USING COURT RECORDS

Research Tips for Using Court Records — From 4th Edition of: The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy [av_image src=’https://genealogical.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/TheResearchersGuidetoAmericanGenealogy-sml-199×300.jpg’ attachment=’3793′ attachment_size=’medium’ align=’right’ styling=” hover=’av-hover-grow’ link=’manually,https://library.genealogical.com/printpurchase2/3napy’ target=’_blank’ caption=’yes’ font_size=” appearance=’on-hover’ overlay_opacity=’0.4′ overlay_color=’#000000′ overlay_text_color=’#ffffff’ animation=’left-to-right’ admin_preview_bg=” av_uid=’av-4m2jln’] VIEW BOOK DETALS [/av_image] For this issue of “Genealogy Pointers” we are highlighting some good advice on how to utilize[…]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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Ellis Island

More Valuable Tips from The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy. 4th Edn.

We are continuing to share some of Val  Greenwood’s time-tested advice from the new 4th edition of his Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy. Following are Greenwood’s suggestions concerning the nature of genealogical sources. [av_hr class=’short’ height=’50’ shadow=’no-shadow’ position=’left’ custom_border=’av-border-thin’ custom_width=’50px’ custom_border_color=” custom_margin_top=’30px’ custom_margin_bottom=’30px’ icon_select=’yes’ custom_icon_color=” icon=’ue808′ font=’entypo-fontello’ admin_preview_bg=” av_uid=’av-97kdzm’] “We may read printed or published[…]Read more

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