Courthouse Indexes Illustrated

Written by christine rose, cg, nationally known genealogist, CGL, FASG, lecturer and author. Over 30 index illustrations from courthouses, with easy step-by-step explanations. A "must" for those doing courthouse research either in person or with microfilm.

Courthouse Research for Family Historians: Your Guide to Genealogical Treasures

Finally--the only guidebook devoted exclusively to research in America's courthouses. Full of essentials starting with preparation, using the indexes, interacting with the clerks, and what to expect to find in each courthoiuse office. For those who can't travel to the courthouse personally, microfilm, use of the Internet, and published books of abstracts are discussed.

But it doesn't stop there. Tips galore from an author who has researched in more than 500 courthouses. Evaluating the records and using them to solve genealogical problems are included.

How to Find Your Family History in U.S. Church Records: A Genealogist's Guide: With Specific Resources for Major Christian Denominations before 1900

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Genealogy Standards Second Edition

But how can a researcher be assured that he or she is producing or receiving reliable results? This official manual from the Board of Certification for Genealogists provides a standard by which all genealogists can pattern their work. Family historians depend upon thousands of people unknown to them. At times they even hire professionals to do legwork in distant areas and trust strangers to solve important problems.

They exchange research with others; copy information from books and databases; and write libraries, societies, and government offices.

The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy

This plain-english guide newly updated and expanded to include th latest DNA developments will teach you what DNA tests are available; the pros and cons of the major testing companies; and how to choose the right test to answer your specific genealogy questions. And once you've taken a dna test, navigating suggested cousin matches, this guide will help you use your often-overwhelming results, with tips for understanding ethnicity estimates, and using third-party tools like GEDmatch to further analyze your data.

The book features: ·         colorful diagrams and expert definitions that explain key dna terms and concepts such as haplogroups and dna inheritance patterns ·         detailed guides to each of the major kinds of dna tests and tips for selecting the dna test that can best help you solve your family mysteries, with case studies showing how each can be useful ·         Information about third-party tools you can use to more thoroughly analyze your test results once you've received them ·         Test comparison guides and research forms to help you select the most appropriate DNA test and organize your results ·         Insights into how adoptees and others who know little about their ancestry can benefit from DNA testing Whether you've just heard of DNA testing or you've tested at all three major companies, this guide will give you the tools you need to unpuzzle your DNA and discover what it can tell you about your family tree.

. Unlock the family secrets in your DNA! Discover the answers to your family history mysteries using the most cutting edge tool available.

Genealogical Proof Standard

It defines the standard and continues with an explanation of the standard and how evidence is evaluated. An easy-to-read guide to enable researchers to build a case even when there is a lack of a document with the desired information. This book describes the genealogical Proof Standard, adopted by the Board for Certification of Genealogists to assist in building a solid case.


Advanced Genetic Genealogy: Techniques and Case Studies

Kathryn J. Each of the fourteen chapters was written by a professional genealogist with DNA experience. Eight chapters study real families some using anonymized identities, including methods, tools, and techniques. This new book offers an in-home course in advanced genetic genealogy. Melissa A. Powell provides guidance when researching families with endogamy and pedigree collapse.

Thomas W. Full-color illustrations help the genealogist incorporate these techniques into personal or client research projects. Russell covers ethical considerations. Ann turner describes the raw DNA data and lab processes. Three middle chapters cover genealogy standards as they relate to DNA and documentary evidence.

. Bettinger demonstrates the methodology for visual phasing mapping DNA segments to the grandparents who passed down the segment to descendants, even when the grandparents cannot be tested. Johnston shows how to use X-DNA to identify and confirm ancestral lines. An extensive glossary, list of recommended resources, and index are included.

Michael D. Johnson covers adoption and misattributed parentage research.

Nicknames: Past and Present

Includes hundreds of nicknames, cross referenced. Also appendixes for superscripted given names, and names used both for males and females, and an article by the eminent Donald Lines Jacobus. Includes an appendix on english equivalents for Dutch/Frisian names, nicknames, and a new appendix for equivalents for Italian given names, and diminutives.


Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice & Standards

From genetic and forensic genealogy to ethics and contracts, ProGen PPS promises to inspire thought processes and ignite new discussions"Billie Stone Fogarty, business structures, marketing, and preparing books for press, writing, editing, M. In twenty-six chapters, written by twenty-two experts and edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills, Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice & Standards ProGen PPS is an invaluable resource for professional genealogists and students, as well as all family history researchers.

If you are a family or local historian, seeking to learn and preserve your heritage, ProGen PPS will help you avoid common pitfalls and guide you through the production of quality works. It needs professionals who understand proof and the standards that produce reliable evidence. Whether you discover this career path as a young adult or come into genealogy as a mature researcher trained in another professional discipline, standards, government agencies, and language of genealogy those expected by courts, ProGen PPS will ground you in the essential practices, and others who commission research.

The public sector needs professionals who know historical archives well but, more importantly, understand the strengths and weaknesses of individual records. From courts of law to government agencies, from medical research projects to television shows, reliable genealogical research is an essential in modern societies.

. It remains a go-to manual for genealogists. It needs professionals skilled not only in research principles but the far more difficult challenge of proving identities and kinship.

Military Bounty Land, 1776-1855

A multitude of records were generated, many of them providing important family information which family historians will be eager to locate. Bounty land was awarded to those who served in the wars from 1776, with the last act granting this reward passed in 1855. During this period millions of acres were awarded by the government.

This guidebook explains what records are available, how to locate them, and includes an appendix of the important laws which generated the awards.

Land and Property Research

It is this care in reporting that makes this reference as valuable as the most comprehensive and useful review of land and property research for genealogists. Used book in Good Condition. When early settlers left their homelands to start a new life in America, they had dreams of owning their own land a prospering from their own efforts.

. They were suspicious of all forms of government and did their best, in many cases, to be invisible to a variety of record keepers. But when it came to ensuring that their precious land was, without doubt, their own, they were careful to provide all of the information requested of them by the various government agencies.