Genealogy

Organizing Your Family History Search

By Sharon DeBartolo Carmack

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Tells how to create a family history filing system, prepare for research trips, set up a home office for genealogical work, and preserve one's findings.

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Locating Your Roots: Discover Your Ancestors Using Land Records

By Patricia Law Hatcher

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One of the strongest motivators for American immigration was land. It's no surprise then that land records -- including deeds, grants, mortgages, wills, and more -- comprise some of the most common, reliable documents available to genealogists and family historians.

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How to Research American Indian Blood Lines

By Cecelia Svinth Carpenter

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A manual on Native American genealogical research.

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Finding Your African American Ancestors

By David T. Thackery

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"Although the search for African American ancestry prior to the Civil War is challenging, the difficulties are not always insurmountable. Finding Your African American Ancestors takes you through your ancestors' transition from slavery to freedom, and helps you find them using the federal census, plantation records, and other helpful sources. The book also considers ways to locate runaway slave advertisements, to identify an ancestor's military regiment, and to access the valuable information from The Freedman's Savings and Trust records."

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American Passenger Arrival Records: A Guide to the Records of Immigrants Arriving at American Ports by Sail and Steam

By Michael Tepper

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"Millions of people made their way to America in the most determined and sustained migration the world has ever known. Initially they left traces of their immigration in scattered records and documents. Later their arrival here was documented so minutely that the records resulting are among the largest, the most continuous and the most uniform in the nation's archives. These passenger arrival records identify by name, place of origin, and other particulars the vast majority of persons who participated in the great Atlantic migration. This work examines the records in their historical and legal framework, and it explains what they contain, where they can be found, and how they can be used.

"In effect, it is a road map through the mass of records and archival resources documenting immigrant arrivals from the time of the earliest settlements to the passage of the Quota Acts three centuries later. This new edition features expanded coverage of colonial emigration records, finding aids and reference materials, National Archives microfilm programs and publications, current projects and new developments in immigration research, and more."

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A Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your Female Ancestors

By Sharon DeBartolo Carmack

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"This first-ever guide reveals special strategies for overcoming the unique challenges of tracing female genealogy. Readers will be able to uncover historical facts, personal accounts and recorded events to form an intriguing narrative biography of the women in their ancestries."

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Scottish Family History

By David Moody

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This work advocates a broader, more searching approach to family history than mere genealogy. Based on the author's experience as a local history librarian in the East Lothian district of Scotland, he examines the Scottish family in relation to the great movements of local history, while providing instruction on the sources and techniques needed for successful family history research.

Trades, professions, religions, clans and surnames, migration and emigration, labor and industry, kin and community--all are dealt with in the intimate context of family history. So, too, are the conventional sources of genealogical data such as church records, memoirs, and government records. A manual for the researcher into family history, this is also a history of the family as it has developed in Scotland from the time of the clans to the present day. (From the publisher's description)

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John Alexander: A Northern Neck Proprietor, His Family, Friends and Kin

By Wesley E. Pippenger

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John Alexander, who immigrated to Virginia circa 1653, had vast land holdings in the Neck and numerous descendants. This volume examines the family history through much of the 19th century.
Includes many reproductions of photographs and historic papers as well as an index to dozens of other families mentioned.
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About Ancestry Library Edition

You can search genealogy collections from North America, Europe, Australia, and more with Ancestry® Library Edition. There are over 4 billion listings for individuals found in more than 4,000 databases. Ancestry® includes many censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court & legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.

Me and My Family Tree

By Joan Sweeney

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A good beginning book to teach small ones about the basics of a family tree.

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