GENEALOGY & FAMILY HISTORY

GENEALOGY & FAMILY HISTORY
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AT-A-GLANCE GENEALOGY AFRICAN AMERICAN GENEALOGY RESEARCH
Designed to cover the basic elements of genealogical research in just four pages, the "Genealogy at a Glance" series gives you as much useful information in the space allotted as you’ll probably ever need. Compiled by respected authorities, each "Genealogy at a Glance" piece is a four-page distillation of the key ingredients in a given area of genealogical research. Each can be read at a glance and used with total confidence. So what does it do? In just four pages (which are specially laminated for heavy use) it provides an overview of the basic facts you need to know in order to begin and to proceed successfully with your research. It boils the subject down to its essence and allows you to grasp the basics of research at a glance! Literally at a glance. Laminated, 4 pages
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AT-A-GLANCE GENEALOGY AFRICAN AMERICAN GENEALOGY RESEARCH ISBN_978-0806318820
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AT-A-GLANCE GENEALOGY AMERICAN CEMETERY RESEARCH
Finding where your ancestors are buried can be an arduous process. Sometimes, finding the cemetery itself is difficult enough. By the late 1800s, death certificates and obituaries often revealed the location of burial. Funeral cards and even the family’s oral history also provide, in many cases, this information. Prior to the late 19th century, however, there is probably less direct information available. The upside is few people were buried far from their died. If you know where the death took place, then the final resting place is most likely in the same area. Genealogy-at-a-Glance: American Cemetery Research provides excellent assistance to the researcher seeking their ancestors’ final resting place. Like all the Genealogy At A Glance sheets, this guide is a four-page, full-color limited brochure meant to be easily stored and sized to take with you when conducting related research. And, like each At A Glance, the top of the first page provides Contents and Quick Facts. Facts in this guide indicate that grave markers can be dated, to some degree, by the material used to make the marker. For example, “1660s-1850s – Tombstones were made from sedimentary rock, such as sandstone or limestone. 4 plastic-laminated pages
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AT-A-GLANCE GENEALOGY AMERICAN CEMETERY RESEARCH ISBN_9780806318981
AT-A-GLANCE GENEALOGY COURT RECORDS RESEARCH
Court records are invaluable in genealogical research, but they are decentralized and difficult to locate. Probate records, as one example, are located in over 3,000 separate county courthouses. They are among the most important records for genealogical research because they identify names, dates, residences, and family relationships, yet there is considerable difficulty in finding them and exploiting their contents. The American court system is complicated, and the challenge for genealogists is to understand the court system in order to locate the relevant records. You could make a lifetime's study of the American court system, but if your goal is family history research, this Genealogy at a Glance outline will provide an indispensable shortcut, guiding you through the major types of court records that are crucial in your research--probate records, for example, naturalization records, land records, marriage and divorce records, tax records--in short almost every type of record that helps to identify family relationships. The main thing you will learn is that county courthouses generally contain the records of most interest to genealogists, and therefore this guide offers invaluable tips for finding and accessing records at the county courthouse level. Like all Genealogy at a Glance outlines, this one also offers guidance on the principal supplementary record sources, provides a list of the best online resources, and identifies the major repositories, all the while dealing with a complex subject in the simplest way possible. Laminated, 4 pages
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AT-A-GLANCE GENEALOGY COURT RECORDS RESEARCH ISBN_978-0806319865
AT-A-GLANCE GENEALOGY ELLIS ISLAND GENEALOGY RESEARCH
Designed to cover the basic elements of genealogical research in just four pages, the "Genealogy at a Glance" series gives you as much useful information in the space allotted as you’ll probably ever need. Compiled by respected authorities, each "Genealogy at a Glance" piece is a four-page distillation of the key ingredients in a given area of genealogical research. Each can be read at a glance and used with total confidence. So what does it do? In just four pages (which are specially laminated for heavy use) it provides an overview of the basic facts you need to know in order to begin and to proceed successfully with your research. It boils the subject down to its essence and allows you to grasp the basics of research at a glance! Literally at a glance. Laminated, 4 pages
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AT-A-GLANCE GENEALOGY ELLIS ISLAND GENEALOGY RESEARCH 9.78081E+12
AT-A-GLANCE GENEALOGY ENGLISH GENEALOGY RESEARCH
Looking out over several centuries this research guide provides a broad outline of English genealogy—from ancient manuscript sources to modern digital records. With a few deft strokes it gives a quick overview of the facts you need to know to proceed with your English research. In less than a handful of pages (specially laminated for heavy use), it gives you as much useful information in the space allotted as you’ll ever need. And it is so concise it can be read in just a few moments—virtually at a glance! Given the abundance of information that is available, Milner’s English Genealogy Research takes a practical approach to the subject, focusing on the basic record sources underlying all English research, namely (1) civil registration, (2) parish registers, (3) diocesan records, (4) probate records, and (5) census records. These elements form the backbone of any research project, and within this framework the Milner work emphasizes particularly the key records of birth, marriage, and death and how to find them, discusses records of wills and administrations dating back to the 1300s and their location, and examines census returns from 1841, explaining their usefulness and where they can be found. 4 pages, plastic laminated.
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AT-A-GLANCE GENEALOGY ENGLISH GENEALOGY RESEARCH ISBN_9780806318875
AT-A-GLANCE GENEALOGY EVERNOTE
Evernote is a free online service and associated downloadable apps available for all major desktop and mobile computing devices. It is designed to capture and store nearly all kinds of digital information, including typed & handwritten notes, audio files, photos, documents, web pages and emails. Learn more here! 4 laminated pages.
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AT-A-GLANCE GENEALOGY EVERNOTE ISBN_978-0-8063-2018-2
AT-A-GLANCE GENEALOGY FAMILYSEARCH.ORG RESEARCH
Contents include: Quick Facts, Overview, Create Login ID, Primary Organization of Site, Searching and Browsing Records, Get Help and Learn, and more. 4 laminated pages.
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AT-A-GLANCE GENEALOGY FAMILYSEARCH.ORG RESEARCH ISBN_978-0-8063-1995-7
AT-A-GLANCE GENEALOGY FINDING FEMALE ANCESTORS
Throughout history women have been silent partners. As a rule, they left behind few records of themselves because they had few legal rights. When they married, they generally gave up their maiden name, which faded from the records; they couldn't own land in their own name and sometimes couldn't even leave wills. They have come to be known as the "hidden half" of the family, and they are notoriously difficult to research. But with some basic instructions and a few well-placed suggestions offered in this Genealogy at a Glance research guide, Sharon Carmack shows you how to get around these obstacles and create a complete family history. Since female research is expected to be difficult, it is often ignored, leaving researchers to work mostly on easier male lines. This need not be the case, suggests Carmack, who says we just need to work smarter rather than harder in pursuing female ancestors. The key to finding female ancestors, in her view, centers around finding maiden names in every possible type of record, from the obvious to the obscure, including records created about and for women, such as divorce petitions, widows' pensions, and dower releases. While these records may not lead to maiden names, you can still identify women in a host of records that someone else created or named them in. In its now familiar format, this Genealogy at a Glance guide is designed to cover a large amount of ground in just a few keystrokes, hitting all the right notes in as short a period of time as possible. Thus, in a four-page laminated folder, it focuses on the special aspects of female research and provides a reading list and a list of online sources to carry you further in your research. If you want to explore this hidden subject quickly and efficiently, you'll find this guide to be indispensable. 4 laminated pages
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AT-A-GLANCE GENEALOGY FINDING FEMALE ANCESTORS ISBN_978-0806319674
AT-A-GLANCE GENEALOGY FRENCH GENEALOGY RESEARCH
We start with a couple of interesting facts: 8.3 million Americans (3% of the total population) claimed French ancestry in the 2000 U.S. census, and 2.4 million Americans (0.9% of the population) claimed French-Canadian ancestry. Thus, with over 10 million Americans of French origin, this research guide was almost inevitable, and in true Genealogy at a Glance fashion, it lays out the basic elements of French research in just four pages, boiling the subject down to its essence and allowing you to grasp the fundamentals of French genealogical research at a glance. 4 laminated pages
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AT-A-GLANCE GENEALOGY FRENCH GENEALOGY RESEARCH ISBN_978-0806318899
AT-A-GLANCE GENEALOGY FRENCH-CANADIAN GENEALOGY RESEARCH
This work is the inaugural publication in a new "how-to" series. Designed to cover the basic elements of genealogical research in just four pages, the "Genealogy at a Glance" series gives you as much useful information in the space allotted as you’ll probably ever need. Compiled by respected authorities, each "Genealogy at a Glance" piece is a four-page distillation of the key ingredients in a given area of genealogical research. Each can be read at a glance and used with total confidence. So what does it do? In just four pages (which are specially laminated for heavy use) it provides an overview of the basic facts you need to know in order to begin and to proceed successfully with your research. It boils the subject down to its essence and allows you to grasp the basics of research at a glance! Literally at a glance. In this instance, building on years of experience, Irish genealogy expert Brian Mitchell tells you succinctly about the sources used in Irish research, where to find them, and how to use them. In a few deft sentences he provides all the basic instruction you need, focusing on key record sources and materials for further reference, and finishing with a summing up of record repositories and online sources. From emigration lists and surname histories to church registers and census records--each accompanied with important background information--he very cleverly lays out the whole of Irish genealogical research, providing what is arguably the best four pages ever written on the subject. It’s almost impossible to imagine anything more useful in your research. Carry it with you wherever you go, consult it at a glance--as frequently as need be--and use it with absolute confidence.
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AT-A-GLANCE GENEALOGY FRENCH-CANADIAN GENEALOGY RESEARCH ISBN_978-0806318745
AT-A-GLANCE GENEALOGY IRISH GENEALOGY RESEARCH
This work is the inaugural publication in a new "how-to" series. Designed to cover the basic elements of genealogical research in just four pages, the "Genealogy at a Glance" series gives you as much useful information in the space allotted as you’ll probably ever need. Compiled by respected authorities, each "Genealogy at a Glance" piece is a four-page distillation of the key ingredients in a given area of genealogical research. Each can be read at a glance and used with total confidence. So what does it do? In just four pages (which are specially laminated for heavy use) it provides an overview of the basic facts you need to know in order to begin and to proceed successfully with your research. It boils the subject down to its essence and allows you to grasp the basics of research at a glance! Literally at a glance. In this instance, building on years of experience, Irish genealogy expert Brian Mitchell tells you succinctly about the sources used in Irish research, where to find them, and how to use them. In a few deft sentences he provides all the basic instruction you need, focusing on key record sources and materials for further reference, and finishing with a summing up of record repositories and online sources. From emigration lists and surname histories to church registers and census records--each accompanied with important background information--he very cleverly lays out the whole of Irish genealogical research, providing what is arguably the best four pages ever written on the subject. It’s almost impossible to imagine anything more useful in your research. Carry it with you wherever you go, consult it at a glance--as frequently as need be--and use it with absolute confidence.
$9.95
AT-A-GLANCE GENEALOGY IRISH GENEALOGY RESEARCH ISBN_9780806318707
AT-A-GLANCE GENETIC GENEALOGY BASICS
This 4-page laminated guide covers quick facts, types of DNA testing, DNA testing companies, DNA testing results, and more.
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AT-A-GLANCE GENETIC GENEALOGY BASICS ISBN_978-0-8063-2034-2
AT-A-GLANCE GENEALOGY SCOTTISH GENEALOGY RESEARCH
This work is the inaugural publication in a new "how-to" series. Designed to cover the basic elements of genealogical research in just four pages, the "Genealogy at a Glance" series gives you as much useful information in the space allotted as you’ll probably ever need. Compiled by respected authorities, each "Genealogy at a Glance" piece is a four-page distillation of the key ingredients in a given area of genealogical research. Each can be read at a glance and used with total confidence.

So what does it do? In just four pages (which are specially laminated for heavy use) it provides an overview of the basic facts you need to know in order to begin and to proceed successfully with your research. It boils the subject down to its essence and allows you to grasp the basics of research at a glance! Literally at a glance. In this instance the renowned Scottish author David Dobson brings his expertise to bear in a shrewd distillation of facts about Scottish genealogical research. Because there are so many people of Scottish descent worldwide, he uses emigration history as a jumping off point, from there proceeding to tackle the immense body of unique Scottish records which includes Old Parish Records of the Church of Scotland; post-1854 statutory records of births, marriages, and deaths; and census returns from 1841 to 1901.

Making clever use of the allotted space, Dobson then focuses on the remaining Scottish genealogical records, from traditional wills and testaments to the lesser known kirk session records and services of heirs. Along the way he seeds the text with research tips and references to key publications, concluding with an indispensable list of online resources, which are now the focal point of Scottish genealogy research.

These may be the best four pages you’ll ever read on Scottish genealogy, and you can read them at a glance and with absolute confidence that your research is pointed in the right direction. 4 pages laminated in plastic
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AT-A-GLANCE GENEALOGY SCOTTISH GENEALOGY RESEARCH ISBN_978-0806318738
AT-A-GLANCE SCOTS-IRISH GENEALOGY RESEARCH
This 4-page laminated guide covers quick facts, what is Scots-Irish, historical background, how to find 18th century passenger lists, record sources, and more.
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AT-A-GLANCE SCOTS-IRISH GENEALOGY RESEARCH 978-0-8063-1996-4
AT-A-GLANCE GENEALOGY U.S. FEDERAL CENSUS RECORDS
Federal censuses have been taken every ten years since 1790. They are the best known and most commonly used of all genealogical records and have the unique ability to identify virtually anyone born in the last 250 years. Because they are so extensive, the careful researcher should be able to find almost every individual and family being sought. But where are these records located? How do you access them and how do you use them? Moreover, with such a wealth of information as name, age, sex, birthplace, and family relationships, what are their limitations? These questions and more are answered by professional genealogist Kory Meyerink in this addition to our popular Genealogy at a Glance series. Today, most census research is conducted online, with census images and indexes available from both subscription-based and non-subscription-based websites. Not all websites have a complete collection of census records, of course, and Meyerink identifies the censuses that are available from each website and the nature of the indexes, which are usually linked to the online image of the census page where the individual appears. (All censuses older than 72 years have been indexed, and the recently released 1940 census is in process of being indexed.) As part of the ongoing Genealogy at a Glance series, this four-page laminated folder also provides 1) tips for research, 2) a list of the best books for further reference, 3) instructions for online research, 4) a bulleted list of census search strategies, and 5) and a description of the major online resources for census research. In keeping with the rest of this distinguished series, this work provides an encyclopedia's-worth of information in a thimble's-worth of pages.
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AT-A-GLANCE GENEALOGY U.S. FEDERAL CENSUS RECORDS ISBN_978-0806319605
BIRTH, DEATH, AND A TRACTOR-CONNECTING AN OLD FARM TO A NEW FAMILY
What happens when the last son leaves the farm, and the farmer grows old? Do the stories of six generations whisper into silence, as dust darkens the windows of the empty barn? Or can a young boy, running in yellow boots through abandoned fields, bring new life back to the farm? There is much to explore, and time to wonder. There is also, for a short while, a gentle old man, atop a faded John Deere tractor, and the possibility of connection... An unforgettable true story of history and hope on a small family farm in Somerville, Maine, from its settling in the early 1800s to its perilous transfer to a new farm family in 2008. Chronicling the history of seven generations, it is a reminder of the role small farms have played in our national and family histories, and a challenge to find innovative ways to re-connect our communities to this rich but threatened resource. Hardcover. 223 pgs.
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BIRTH, DEATH, AND A TRACTOR-CONNECTING AN OLD FARM TO A NEW FAMILY ISBN_978-1-608934119
BLACK GENESIS
Originally published in 1978, and now in its completely updated second edition, Black Genesis: A Resource Book For African-American Genealogy is a straightforward listing of resources especially pertinent to African-American genealogical research. Divided into chapters state by state, each listing a wealth of libraries and repositories filled with more specific information for tracking down bloodlines, Black Genesis is an immediately useful and practical resource. No major genealogical reference collection can be considered complete or comprehensive without the inclusion of this new edition of Black Genesis by James M. Rose and Alice Eichholz. Paperback 422 pages
$33.00
BLACK GENESIS ISBN_978-0806317359
A CALL TO THE COLOURS
Beginning in Canada’s earliest days, our ancestors were required to perform some form of military service, often as militia. The discovery that an ancestor served during one of the major conflicts in our history is exciting. When you find a family name on a Loyalist muster roll, a Canada General Service Medal with an ancestor’s name engraved on it, a set of First World War attestation papers, or a box of Second World War medals, you realize that one of your ancestors faced challenging events beyond the scope of ordinary living. There are ways to trace their journeys and thus flesh out a more complete story of the history of your family. A Call to the Colours provides the archival, library, and computer resources that can be employed to explore your family’s military history, using items such as old photographs, documents, uniforms, medals, and other militaria to guide the search. The book is generously illustrated with examples of the sorts of artifacts and documents you can find. Paperback 344 pages
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A CALL TO THE COLOURS ISBN_978-1554888641
CONSERVING, PRESERVING, AND RESTORING YOUR HERITAGE
Artifacts, whether found in museums, our community, or our homes, offer glimpses into the past. Be they documents, photographs, books, or clothing, as custodians of our history, we're faced with how to maintain these items. Professional conservator Kennis Kim tells us how. Topics discussed include: creating an accession list; the nature of conservation, restoration, and preservation; deciding on display, storage, or using the artifact; common threats such as light, humidity, insects, and rodents; and when to call a professional. Here is all that's needed to determine what can be done to preserve precious articles for future generations. Paperback 174 pages
$19.99
CONSERVING, PRESERVING, AND RESTORING YOUR HERITAGE ISBN_978-1554884629
DATING OLD PHOTOS CHEAT SHEET
Every family has, in its boxes and albums of old photos, at least a few mysteries. Photographs with unnamed faces, taken who-knows-when or where. But those images contain hidden clues that can help you determine who they are and when they were taken. This cheat sheet will show you what clues to look for in your old family photos, and how to use those clues to solve your old picture puzzles! 8 page pamphlet.
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DATING OLD PHOTOS CHEAT SHEET 3428
DIRECTORIES AT A GLANCE
Here you will learn: what is a city directory?, how can you use them?, types of directories, finding directories, online collections, follow a family, research a photographer. 4 laminated pages.
$6.95
DIRECTORIES AT A GLANCE 3032
EARLY NEW ENGLAND FAMILIES 1641-1700 Volume 1
Addressing the lack of compiled information on individuals who emigrated in 1641 or later, this book provides accurate and concise published summaries of 17th century New England families. Using Clarence Almon Torrey's bibliographic index of early New England marriages and its recent successors as a guide, the book focuses on individuals who immigrated from 1641 through 1700, grouped by year of marriage.
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EARLY NEW ENGLAND FAMILIES 1641-1700 Volume 1 ISBN_978-0-088082-339-5
ELEMENTS OF GENEALOGICAL ANALYSIS
This handbook presents a step-by-step process for solving genealogical problems-a methodology thirty years in the making. Examples of actual research problems and continuing case studies, accompanied by easy to follow diagrams, walk you through the steps of effective genealogical analysis. Paperback. 168 pgs.
$24.95
ELEMENTS OF GENEALOGICAL ANALYSIS ISBN_978-0-88082-313-5
FAMILY PHOTO DETECTIVE
Historical family photos are cherished heirlooms that offer a glimpse into the lives of our ancestors. But the images, and the stories behind them, often fade away as decades pass - the who, when, where and why behind the photos are lost. In this book, photo identification expert and genealogist Maureen A. Taylor shows you how to study the clues in your old family photos to put names to faces and recapture their lost stories. Paperback 176 pages
$26.99
FAMILY PHOTO DETECTIVE ISBN_978-1440324987
THE FAMILY TREE CEMETERY FIELD GUIDE
Not all research can be done from home--sometimes you have to head into the field. Cemeteries are crucial for any genealogist's search, and this book will show you how to search for and analyze your ancestors' graves. Discover tools for locating tombstones, tips for traipsing through cemeteries, an at-a-glance guide to frequently used gravestone icons, and practical strategies for on-the-ground research. And once you've returned home, learn how to incorporate gravestone information into your research, as well as how to upload grave locations to BillionGraves and record your findings in memorial pages on Find A Grave. Includes a detailed step-by-step guides to finding ancestors' cemeteries using websites like Find A Grave, plus how to record and preserve death and burial information; Tips and strategies for navigating cemeteries and finding individual tombstones in the field, plus an at-a-glance guide to tombstone symbols and iconography; Resources and techniques for discovering other death records and incorporating information from cemeteries into genealogical research. Hardcover. 240 pgs.
$24.99
THE FAMILY TREE CEMETERY FIELD GUIDE ISBN_978-1-440352126
THE FAMILY TREE PROBLEM SOLVER
Has your family history research hit a brick wall? Marsha Hoffman Rising's best-selling book The Family Tree Problem Solver has the solutions to help you find the answers you seek. Inside you'll find: -Ideas on how to find vital records before civil registration -Tips for finding ''missing'' ancestors on censuses -Instructions for investigating collateral kin to further your pedigree -A look at advanced court records and how they can help you find answers -Work-arounds for lost or destroyed records -Techniques for correctly identifying and researching ancestors with common names -Methods for finding ancestors who lived before 1850 -Case studies that show how to apply the author's advice to real-life research roadblocks -Strategies for analyzing your problem and creating a successful research plan. This revised edition also includes new information about online research techniques and a look at the role of DNA research. Plus you'll find a glossary of genealogy terms and more than a dozen templates for charts and logs to help you organize and record your research. Paperback. 255 pgs.
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THE FAMILY TREE PROBLEM SOLVER ISBN_978-1-4403-1193-2
FAMILY TREES:  A HISTORY OF GENEALOGY IN AMERICA
The quest for roots has been an enduring American preoccupation. Over the centuries, generations have sketched coats of arms, embroidered family trees, established local genealogical societies, and carefully filled in the blanks in their bibles, all in pursuit of self-knowledge and status through kinship ties. This long and varied history of Americans’ search for identity illuminates the story of America itself, according to François Weil, as fixations with social standing, racial purity, and national belonging gave way in the twentieth century to an embrace of diverse ethnicity and heritage.

Seeking out one’s ancestors was a genteel pursuit in the colonial era, when an aristocratic pedigree secured a place in the British Atlantic empire. Genealogy developed into a middle-class diversion in the young republic. But over the next century, knowledge of one’s family background came to represent a quasi-scientific defense of elite “Anglo-Saxons” in a nation transformed by immigration and the emancipation of slaves. By the mid-twentieth century, when a new enthusiasm for cultural diversity took hold, the practice of tracing one’s family tree had become thoroughly democratized and commercialized.

Today, Ancestry.com attracts over two million members with census records and ship manifests, while popular television shows depict celebrities exploring archives and submitting to DNA testing to learn the stories of their forebears. Further advances in genetics promise new insights as Americans continue their restless pursuit of past and place in an ever-changing world. Hardcover 320 pages
$27.95
FAMILY TREES: A HISTORY OF GENEALOGY IN AMERICA ISBN_978-0674045835
FEMALE INDEX TO "GENEALOGICAL DICTIONARY
It is generally agreed that James Savage's Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England is one of the greatest works ever published on New England genealogy. The first edition came out in 1860, and as the four volumes were published in alphabetical sequence by family name, the males were usually found by checking their surname. The females were scattered throughout the four volumes. Some were listed under their fathers' names, some were listed under their husbands' names, and many women had three or more spouses. All were difficult to find, and if the husbands' names were unknown, these ladies could not be found. In 1884 O.P. Dexter prepared a "Genealogical Cross Index" which appeared in all reprints. However, it is a surname index only and has all the deficiencies of such an index, and it does not make the job of searching for women any easier. This new Female Index, however, published almost 150 years after Savage's Dictionary first came out, lists all the females alphabetically by maiden name and married names (over 50,000 names altogether), and now they are as easy to locate as the males. Every researcher of New England genealogy who owns the four-volume Dictionary by Savage, every genealogical society library that has Savage, and every public library that has Savage will want this index. Paperback. 344 pgs.
$37.95
FEMALE INDEX TO "GENEALOGICAL DICTIONARY ISBN_9780806317854
FINDING THE CIVIL WAR IN YOUR FAMILY ALBUM
Maureen Taylor, the Photo Detective, turns her attention to portraits and pictures taken in the Civil War era to help you find wartime stories in your family photo collection. These images, whether it’s a man in uniform or a woman posing with her children, tell the story of your family’s involvement in a critical period of history. If you’re not sure if your photo dates from that time, this book will help you determine when it was taken. Paperback 192 pages
$24.95
FINDING THE CIVIL WAR IN YOUR FAMILY ALBUM ISBN_978-0578078090
FINDING OUR FATHERS A GUIDEBOOK TO JEWISH GENEALOGY
Rottenberg offers advice on tracing the roots of Jewish families and supplies the names and addresses of organizations that could aid the search. He includes a long list of names with genealogical information. Paperback Paperback 423 pages
$22.00
FINDING OUR FATHERS A GUIDEBOOK TO JEWISH GENEALOGY ISBN_978-0806311517
FRACTURED FAMILY
This is a story of the feud involving the author's great grandmother and her children from 1955 to 1922. Sarah Hodgkin's arrangements for her care in her old age erupted into a battle over control of the family homestead and the family members' use of the courts to harass one another. This interesting and well-researched tale includes maps, photographs, and extended notes and references. Paperback, 166 pages.
$12.00
FRACTURED FAMILY ISBN_0-9746261-3-9
FURTHER UNDERTAKINGS OF A DEAD RELATIVE COLLECTOR
Here she comes again, our aging Joan of Arc, mercilessly stripping away the veneer covering the sordid world of genealogy; teeth bared, mop and blender at the ready--motherhood and America on the line--she's out to do battle with the dragons of genealogy. Disguised as an ordinary person, she penetrates the inner sanctum of American genealogy, smoking out baloney and quackery in the lecture halls, exposing hidden meanings and dark purposes in wingdings in such innocent-seeming places as Ohio and California, confronting Armageddon itself in San Francisco, and raising doubts about the sanity of the universe. With a swipe at foreigners, computer freaks, reluctant letter-writers, and certain best-forgotten ancestors--not to mention the hell on earth when the microfilm reader is on the fritz--our good lady is uncompromising in her single-minded devotion to flushing out flummery and humbug. Does good triumph over evil in the garden of genealogy? Or will the dark forces of earnest endeavor gain the upper hand? Paperback 167 pages
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FURTHER UNDERTAKINGS OF A DEAD RELATIVE COLLECTOR ISBN_978-0806312460
GENEALOGIST'S HANDBOOK FOR NEW ENGLAND RESEARCH
This handy guide contains detailed information on how to do research in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. A new chapter in this fifth edition features information on regional research in New England. This handbook also includes indispensable material on research repositories, collection holdings, hours, and directions. Paperback 418 pages
$24.95
GENEALOGIST'S HANDBOOK FOR NEW ENGLAND RESEARCH ISBN_978-0880822602
A GENEALOGIST'S REFRESHER COURSE
The author's overage focuses on the ante-bellum period, boasts of over 200 photographs, and ranges over such topics as John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg (for whom the county was named), the intrepid first-comers, county boundaries and boundary changes, courts and courthouses, old houses and other county landmarks, education, slavery, the tobacco and coal industries, and discussions of county pioneers. 98 pages
$20.00
A GENEALOGIST'S REFRESHER COURSE ISBN_978-0806346274
THE GENEALOGIST'S U.S.HISTORY POCKET REFERENCE
Unlock new records in your family history research by understanding the historic events of your ancestors' era. This quick and convenient guide outlines the major political, military, and social events in the United States from the colonial era through 1940. It also includes immigration trends and census dates to help you narrow your research focus and find genealogy records faster. Pocket size paperback. 187 pgs.
$14.99
THE GENEALOGIST'S U.S.HISTORY POCKET REFERENCE ISBN_978-1-4403-2527-4
GENEALOGY FAN CHART
Spread out in the shape of a fan, this large (24" X 36") genealogy chart can fit up to 11 generations. Great for recording your extensive genealogical research. Mailed rolled in tube.
$10.95
GENEALOGY FAN CHART 2454
THE GREAT MIGRATION DIRECTORY
One of the most important genealogical and historical sources ever published for New England. A complete survey of all individuals known to have come to New England during the Great Migration period, 1620-1640, this new volume covers individuals not included in previous Great Migration compendia. Each entry provides critical data, including indentification of the head of each household, English or European origin (if known), date of migration, principal residences in New England, and the best available sources of information for the subject. Hardcover. 423 pgs.
$64.95
THE GREAT MIGRATION DIRECTORY ISBN_978-0-88082-327-2
A HISTORY OF THE ITALIANS IN THE STATE OF MAINE
Lapomarda’s history of Maine’s Italians serves to corroborate and at times to contradict general histories. Lapomarda has written extensively in various fields including Jesuit history and Italian American heritage. The story of Italians in Maine recounts their progress in the fields of law and politics. While holding peripheral positions in the early part of the twentieth century, their emergence in the post-World War II ear was exemplified by several who have served as mayors of Portland but is best illustrated by John Baldacci’s election as governor of the state in 2002. Paperback. 232 pgs.
$50.00
A HISTORY OF THE ITALIANS IN THE STATE OF MAINE ISBN_978077343723-4
IN SEARCH OF OUR ROOTS
Following up on the PBS series tracing the genealogy of 19 prominent African Americans, Gates details the long and arduous efforts given the abrupt disruption of the Middle Passage and the secrets created by illicit race mixing during and after slavery. In each chapter, he highlights the personal family history of each subject and the particular challenges of tracing the family’s roots. Photographs and personal recollections of family stories add to the fascinating detail as Gates reveals to the subjects the results of searching genealogical records and using DNA testing to find their specific African origins. Among those whose roots he traced are Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou, Morgan Freeman, Tina Turner, Quincy Jones, and Peter Gomes, all of whom recall cherished family legends and intimate secrets. Gates puts each search in the broader context of African American and American history with an appreciation for the texture of the lives of ordinary people in contributing to the history of a nation and the complexity of race. The final chapter offers sound advice and insight on conducting genealogical research. Gates’ famous enthusiasm for history and African American genealogy is evident throughout this fascinating book. Hardcover 448 pages
$32.00
IN SEARCH OF OUR ROOTS ISBN_978-0307382405
INTERNET ARCHIVES AT A GLANCE
Topics include: What is the Internet archive? How you can use it, search tips, other online libraries and more. 4 page laminated booklet.
$6.95
INTERNET ARCHIVES AT A GLANCE 3033
KINSHIP: IT'S ALL RELATIVE
We pursue it as a hobby and search for it in the most out-of-the-way places . . . yet few of us actually know very much about kinship. For instance, do you know the degree of blood relationship, or consanguinity, between yourself and your first cousins? Between third cousins and second cousins once removed? Do you know anything at all about the removes? Do you understand the difference between a greataunt and a grandaunt? Or between a cousin-german and a cater cousin? And what about double first cousins? If you're a little vague about any of this, then this book is for you. In clear, practical terms it explains everything there is to know about kinship; about agnate and cognate kinship, collateral and fictive kinship, the kinship connection of orphans, foundlings, foster children, and adopted children. Everything! The expanded second edition features new chapters on the subjects of marriage, names, and wills (kinship and the rights of inheritance); an expanded treatment of other subjects, such as degrees of consanguinity and how to calculate blood relationships; and a new glossary, bibliography, and an index. In short, Jackie Arnold's acclaimed Kinship: It's All Relative is now more authoritative than ever. Paperback 136 Pages
$14.95
KINSHIP: IT'S ALL RELATIVE ISBN_978-0806314440
LATINO VOICES IN NEW ENGLAND
This book tells the story of how a diverse group of immigrants have adapted to dramatic changes in the largely Anglo setting of Portland, Maine, building bridges instead of walls. The Latino storytellers included here address multiple challenges of discrimination, language barriers, cultural retention and adaptation as well as their strong family ties, a connection to the environment and an expanding sense of home. Paperback. 237 pgs.
$21.95
LATINO VOICES IN NEW ENGLAND ISBN_978-0791493786
MAINE'S JEWISH HERITAGE
The Image of America series celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns and cities through powerful vintage images and text. In this book, the Pecks honor the acomplishments of Maine's Jewish residents for the past 150 years. Paperback. 127 pgs.
$21.99
MAINE'S JEWISH HERITAGE ISBN_978-0-7385-49651
NEW ENGLAND MARRIAGES PRIOR TO 1700
"Torrey's New England Marriages" is an essential reference for any genealogist with New England ancestors. Owned by NEHGS, Clarence Almon Torrey's twelve-volume manuscript enumerates an estimated 99% of all pre-1700 marriages of New Englanders and is now published for the first time in a three-volume set. These records also include those individuals married in Europe before migrating, as well as those couples for whom no marriage record exists but whose marriage can be inferred from other evidence. This new three-volume set includes Torrey's complete text, listing all his sources, and for the first time a comprehensive every-name index. Paperback 2308 pages, 3 vols
$84.95
NEW ENGLAND MARRIAGES PRIOR TO 1700 SET: 3 VOLS
PHOTO ORGANIZING PRACTICES
Do you have a pile of old family photographs collecting dust that you don't know what to do with? Do you want to preserve the pictures in an organized manner, but you don't know how? This book explains the process of organizing and storing your photos to preserve them for generations to come. Topics include: dealing with photo overload, managing your collection, choosing storage methods and tools and more. Paperback.118 pgs.
$24.95
PHOTO ORGANIZING PRACTICES ISBN_978-0-984845095
THE PILGRIM MIGRATION, IMMIGRANTS TO PLYMOUTH COLONY 1620-1633
The Pilgrim Migration in the 1620's to Plymouth Colony was the opening episode of the Great Migration to New England of the 1620's and 1630's. In this volume, Anderson tells the story by relating the story of each family or individual known to have resided in Plymouth Colony bewteen 1620, when the Mayflower arrived, and 1633. Each of the more than 200 sketches provides information on the early histories of these immigrants as well as their New World experiences. This material is followed by complete genealogical accounts, including all marriages and children of the immigrants. Paperback. 631 pgs.
$29.95
THE PILGRIM MIGRATION, IMMIGRANTS TO PLYMOUTH COLONY 1620-1633 pimiimtoplco
THE PIONEERS OF MAINE AND NEW HAMPSHIRE, 1623 TO 1660
These genealogical notices on 1,000 early settlers of Maine and New Hampshire constitute a crucial revision and supplement to the Maine/New Hampshire entries in Savage's Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England. Compiled from public and private archives as well as ship passenger lists. Paperback 264 pages
$30.00
THE PIONEERS OF MAINE AND NEW HAMPSHIRE, 1623 TO 1660 ISBN_978-0806302782
PORTABLE GENEALOGIST-ADDITIONAL ABBREVIATIONS and ACRONYMS
Abbreviations are forever. A century from now, when your descendants are mining heirloom emails and text messages for information, they may need a Portable Genealogist to translate! A companion to "Essential Abbreviations and Acronyms" this Portable Genealogist will help you decipher the abbreviations and acronyms you come across during your research. Includes Latin Terms, Legal Terms, Genetic Genealogy Terms, Quaker Terms, and Census Records. 4 laminated pages.
$6.95
PORTABLE GENEALOGIST-ADDITIONAL ABBREVIATIONS and ACRONYMS ISBN_978-0-88082-365-4
PORTABLE GENEALOGIST-AFRICAN AMERICAN RESOURCES
Researching African American ancestors can be challenging and often requires creative searching methods. This Portable Genealogist will tell you how to get started in your research, describe different types of records that you can consult, show you how to read a slave schedule ,and let you know which institutions have those records available. 4 laminated pages.
$6.95
PORTABLE GENEALOGIST-AFRICAN AMERICAN RESOURCES ISBN_978-0-88082-329-6
PORTABLE GENEALOGIST-APPLYING to LINEAGE SOCIETIES
A lineage or hereditary society is a member-based group that is organized around a common ancestor or ancestors of historical importance. This Portable Genealogist provides information on a number of lineage societies, the general application process, and tips for completing your application. Includes: Popular National and Regional Lineage Societies, Application Process, How to Locate Vital Records, and Do's and Don'ts. 4 laminated pages.
$6.95
PORTABLE GENEALOGIST-APPLYING to LINEAGE SOCIETIES ISBN_978-0-88082-323-4
PORTABLE GENEALOGIST: BUILDING A GENEALOGICAL SKETCH
If you're ready to turn your family history research into a publication, this Portable Genealogist will help you assemble the basic elements of a genealogical "sketch" and go over the elements of the descendancy (Register style) and ancestor table (ahnentafel) formats. Laminated 4 pages
$6.95
PORTABLE GENEALOGIST: BUILDING A GENEALOGICAL SKETCH ISBN: 97808808822985
PORTABLE GENEALOGIST: CEMETERY AND GRAVESTONE RESEARCH
Topics covered here include locating cemeteries, collecting information, photographing gravestones, and interpreting gravestone inscriptions such as abbreviations, markers and symbols. 4 laminated pages.
$6.95
PORTABLE GENEALOGIST: CEMETERY AND GRAVESTONE RESEARCH 978-0-880823548
PORTABLE GENEALOGIST-EDITORIAL STYLESHEET
This Portable Genealogist will help guide your writing and aid in decisions relating to capitalization, spelling, abbreviations, punctuation, and the like. 4 laminated pages.
$6.95
PORTABLE GENEALOGIST-EDITORIAL STYLESHEET ISBN_978-0-88082-320-3
PORTABLE GENEALOGIST-ESSENTIAL ABBREVIATIONS and ACRONYMS
Context is of vital importance when deciphering abbreviations and acronyms you may come across during your research. Included here are Basic Abbreviations, Life Events, More Abbreviations, Sources, and Organizations. 4 laminated pages.
$6.95
PORTABLE GENEALOGIST-ESSENTIAL ABBREVIATIONS and ACRONYMS ISBN_978-0-88082-364-7
PORTABLE GENEALOGIST: GENEALOGICAL NUMBERING
Genealogical writing uses a variety of numbering systems to help organize material and make your research findings accessible to the reader. Whether you are numbering sketches based on descendancy or ancestry, adding generational numbers, or simply numbering a list of children, you should adhere to common standards and styles. This Portable Genealogist will help you navigate and implement these basic numbering systems in your writing. Laminated, 4 pages
$6.95
PORTABLE GENEALOGIST: GENEALOGICAL NUMBERING ISBN: 978080822978
PORTABLE GENEALOGIST-INDEXING
An index is essential in a family history book; your reader should be able, at a minimum, to look up every person mentioned in the book. This Portable Genealogist will outline basic principles for genealogical indexing, including showing you how to index names and places; discussing how to create and format an index, and showing you how to use Microsoft Word to create an index. 4 laminated pages.
$6.95
PORTABLE GENEALOGIST-INDEXING ISBN_978-0-88082-325-8
PORTABLE GENEALOGIST: IMMIGRATION TO THE U.S.
Since the 1600s, people have immigrated to America to escape religious or social persecution, claim a better life, or seek adventure. No matter the reason or time period, finding your immigrant ancestor can be a difficult task. This Portable Genealogist will help you better understand the major waves of immigration to the U.S. between 1607 and 1924 and discuss what records exist, where to find them, and how to learn more about your ancestor's entry into America. Laminated, 4 pages
$6.95
PORTABLE GENEALOGIST: IMMIGRATION TO THE U.S. ISBN_9780880823012
PORTABLE GENEALOGIST REFERENCE NOTES
Citations, the notes that tell your readers the sources of your information, are an important part of every genealogy and family history, regardless of whether you think your primary audience will be family members or members of the genealogical community. This Portable Genealogist will help you determine how to formulate your reference notes. Laminated 4 pages.
$6.95
PORTABLE GENEALOGIST REFERENCE NOTES ISBN_978-0-88082-324-1
PORTABLE GENEALOGIST-USING CATHOLIC RECORDS
Catholic parishes are required by cannon law to keep sacramental records. They are a genealogical tool that cannot be overlooked, as they can be a substitute for civil records when none exist. This Portable Genealogist includes Sacramental Records, Non Sacramental Records, Locating and Accessing Records, and Research Strategies. 4 laminated pages.
$6.95
PORTABLE GENEALOGIST-USING CATHOLIC RECORDS ISBN_978-0-88082-366-1
PORTABLE GENEALOGIST-USING DNA in GENEALOGY
Advances in DNA research over the last decades have had huge implications for the field of genealogy. When it comes to studying your own DNA, understanding your options and test results are crucial. This Portable Genealogist will guide you through the process of selecting a DNA testing service, understanding the results, and making connections to the genealogical research you've already completed. 4 laminated pages.
$6.95
PORTABLE GENEALOGIST-USING DNA in GENEALOGY ISBN_978-0-88082-319-7
PORTABLE GENEALOGIST-USING THE FEDERAL CENSUS: 1790-1840
This Portable Genealogist provides background on the 1790-1840 U.S. Federal Census tabulation process, surviving records, enumeration questions by year, as well as hints for using the census to break down brick walls. 4 laminated pages.
$6.95
PORTABLE GENEALOGIST-USING THE FEDERAL CENSUS: 1790-1840 ISBN_978-0-88082-330-2
PORTABLE GENEALOGIST: U.S. NATURALIZATION
Since the seventeenth century, new arrivals to America have been expected to show their allegiance to their new land. Over time, that expectation has developed into the naturalization process of the present day. Naturalization records are important sources of information to the family historian. They tell of the origins of the immigrant, age or birth date, and approximate arrival to the U.S. This Portable Genealogist will help you understand the history of U.S. naturalization, what records are available, and how to access those records. Laminated, 4 pages
$6.95
PORTABLE GENEALOGIST: U.S. NATURALIZATION ISBN_9780880823029
PORTABLE GENEALOGIST-USING THE FEDERAL CENSUS: 1850-1940
This Portable Genealogist provides background on the 1850-1940 U.S. Federal Census tabulation process, the records that survive, enumeration questions by year, as well as general information about federal nonpopulation schedules. 4 laminated pages.
$6.95
PORTABLE GENEALOGIST-USING THE FEDERAL CENSUS: 1850-1940 ISBN_978-0-88082-231-9
PRESERVING YOUR FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS
Maureen A. Taylor, author of Uncovering Your Ancestry Through Family Photographs, provides all the information you need to care for your family photograph collection. She outlines in straightforward steps how to add value to your home collection by using the methods that conservators and photo curators use every day! You'll learn how to: * Identify the types of damage already done to the photos in your collection. * Take care of all your photos going forward, so that damage is a thing of the past. * Preserve your digital images - for you and future generations. * Select a conservator to repair damaged photos and protect them from more deterioration. * Select a restoration expert to restore damaged photos using airbrushing, digital manipulation, or photographic enhancements. * Create a stunning scrapbook that will endure, using archival quality guidelines. * Properly handle cased images such as daguerreotypes, ambrotypes and tintypes. * Explore techniques to share your images. Paperback 208 pages
$24.95
PRESERVING YOUR FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS ISBN_978-0578048000
READING EARLY AMERICAN HANDWRITING
This book is designed to teach you how to read and understand the handwriting found in documents commonly used in genealogical research. It explains techniques for reading early American documents, provides samples of alphabets and letter forms, and defines terms and abbreviations commonly used in early American documents such as wills, deeds, and church records. Also contains an annotated bibliography of books and articles of particular interest to genealogists and historians.
$29.99
READING EARLY AMERICAN HANDWRITING ISBN_0-8063-0846-X
RED BOOK: AMERICAN STATE, COUNTY & TOWN SOURCES, THIRD EDITION
No scholarly reference library is complete without a copy of "Ancestry's Red Book. In it, you will find both general and specific information essential to researchers of American records. This revised 3rd edition provides updated county and town listings within the same overall state-by-state organization. Whether you are looking for your ancestors in the northeastern states, the South, the West, or somewhere in the middle, "Ancestry's Red Book has information on records and holdings for every county in the United States, as well as excellent maps from renowned mapmaker William Dollarhide. In short, the "Red Book is simply the book that no genealogist can afford not to have. The availability of census records such as federal, state, and territorial census reports is covered in detail. Unlike the federal census, state and territorial census were taken at different times and different questions were asked. Vital records are also discussed, including when and where they were kept and how. Hardcover 900 pages
$49.95
RED BOOK: AMERICAN STATE, COUNTY & TOWN SOURCES, THIRD EDITION ISBN_978-1593311667
THE RESEARCHER'S GUIDE TO AMERICAN GENEALOGY, THIRD EDITION
This work is still the single best reference and text for the serious beginning genealogist. —American Reference Books Annual, 1991 Greenwood's book is easy to read and covers a broad enough spectrum of resources that readers are equipped to get started with a minimum investment of study time. For those who want to learn how to build pedigrees and reconstruct family groups, tying them from one generation to the next, this book is an excellent guide...This book also has value to other researchers. Historians, demographers, and sociologists studying people in the past will find that this book will provide important guidance in assessing which records will provide the facts needed. Government document librarians will appreciate having this book to refer to in answering questions about censuses and other sources created by national and state government. It is still one of the best guidebooks on genealogical research available. It is an important title to include in collections of libraries with patrons interested in genealogical research. Paperback 662 pages
$39.95
THE RESEARCHER'S GUIDE TO AMERICAN GENEALOGY, THIRD EDITION ISBN_978-0806316215
SHAKING YOUR FAMILY TREE
SHAKING YOUR FAMILY TREE, 2nd edition, is fully illustrated with photographs taken from the collection at NEHGS, and has a new easy to read design, making this a perfect book to take along when doing your own genealogical research. paper,2001,193 pages
$19.95
SHAKING YOUR FAMILY TREE Paperback, ISBN_0-88082-131-0
THE STRANGER IN MY GENES-A MEMOIR
Bill Griffeth, longtime genealogy buff, takes a DNA test that has an unexpected outcome: "if the results were correct, it meant that the family tree I had spent years documenting was not my own". Bill undertakes a quest to solve the mystery of his origins, a quest which will shake his sense of identity. As he takes us on his journey, we learn about choices made by his ancestors, parents,and others - and we see Bill measure and weigh his own difficult choices as he confronts the past. Hardcover. 188 pgs.
$29.95
THE STRANGER IN MY GENES-A MEMOIR ISBN_978-0-88082-3449
THEY CHANGE THEIR SKY: The Irish in Maine
"They change their sky but not their soul who cross the ocean."

A collection of important new essays about the Irish experience in Maine, from 1780 through the 20th century. Essays contributed by 10 local scholars, and edited by Michael C. Connolly. Preface by Senator George J. Mitchell. Paperback, 414 pages.
$24.95
THEY CHANGE THEIR SKY: The Irish in Maine 2004 ISBN_0-89101-110-2
TIMELINES AT A GLANCE
Topics covered include: What is a timeline? How can you use them? Historical timelines, formatting your timeline, digital timelines and more.
$6.95
TIMELINES AT A GLANCE 3031
USING LAND RECORDS-LOCATING YOUR ROOTS-DISCOVER YOUR ANCESTORS
One of the strongest motivators for American immigrants was land. One of the strongest motivators for migration within America was land. Land records are the most common records available for pioneer ancestors. For many, they may be the only records. Topics covered include: locating land records, understanding various types of land records, interpreting what you find, using maps, atlases and gazetteers, a state-by-state reference, a general reference, a glossary and more. Charts throughout. Paperback. 211 pgs.
$37.95
USING LAND RECORDS-LOCATING YOUR ROOTS-DISCOVER YOUR ANCESTORS ISBN_978-0-8063-20373
THE WINTHROP FLEET
In early 1629 the Massachusetts Bay Company received a royal charter that allowed the Com­pany to carry on the work, begun earlier in the decade by the Dorchester Company and then the New England Company, of developing per­manent settlements in New England. During 1629 the Massachusetts Bay Company sent set­tlers to Massachusetts Bay, mostly young, single men, servants either of the Company itself or of particular merchants and gentlemen associated with the Company. Included among these 1629 immigrants were three ministers of Puritan lean­ings, reflecting the religious beliefs of the Com­pany’s leaders. By late 1629 John Winthrop of Groton, Suffolk, had been made Governor of the Company, and planning began in earnest for sending a larger group of settlers to New England. In the spring of 1630 Winthrop led more than a dozen vessels, with about seven hundred passengers, across the Atlantic. This small armada of 1630 has come to be known as the Winthrop Fleet. The somewhat broader settlement activities of 1629 and 1630, of which the Winthrop Fleet was the larger part, have been termed the Winthrop Migration. This volume describes the organization of the Winthrop Migration and the Winthrop Fleet in some detail, and provides detailed genealogical and biographic information on each of the more than two hundred families and individuals who came to New England in 1629 and 1630 as part of this movement. Each sketch begins with information on the English origin of the immigrant, when known, and the evidence for his or her arrival in 1629 or 1630. This is followed by biographical data, on education, officeholding and the like, and genea­logical data, including birth, death, marriage and children. The sketches often include information on the place of each immigrant in the migra­tion process, whether as master or servant, and of unusual and interesting features of their lives. Hardcover 833 pages
$64.95
THE WINTHROP FLEET ISBN_9780880822824