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Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist's Guide
by , Nicole Dyer

Language

English

Pages

250

Publication Date

February 26, 2018

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Are you stuck in your genealogical research? Wondering how to make progress on your brick wall problems? Discover the process that a professional genealogist uses to solve difficult cases. Diana Elder shares her step-by-step method using real world examples, easily understood by any level of genealogist; written for the researcher ready to take their skills to the next level. Learn how to form an objective, review your research by creating a timeline analysis, construct a locality guide to direct your research, create a plan, style source citations, set up a research log to organize and track your searches, and write a report detailing your findings and ideas for future research. Work samples and templates are included.<br />
The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy
by Blaine Bettinger

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

August 13, 2019

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<b>Unlock the family secrets in your DNA!</b><br /><br /> Discover the answers to your family history mysteries using the most cutting edge tool available. 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.聽 And once you've taken a DNA test, this guide will help you use your often-overwhelming results, with tips for understanding ethnicity estimates, navigating suggested cousin matches, and using third-party tools like GEDmatch to further analyze your data. <br /><br /> The book features:<br /><br /> <br /> 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Colorful diagrams and expert definitions that explain key DNA terms and concepts such as haplogroups and DNA inheritance patterns<br /> 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 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<br /> 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Information about third-party tools you can use to more thoroughly analyze your test results once you've received them<br /> 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Test comparison guides and research forms to help you select the most appropriate DNA test and organize your results <br /> 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Insights into how adoptees and others who know little about their ancestry can benefit from DNA testing<br /><br /> 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.
A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Human Story Retol...
by Adam Rutherford

Language

English

Pages

420

Publication Date

September 25, 2017

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<b>National Book Critics Circle Award鈥?017 Nonfiction Finalist<br /><br /> 鈥淣othing less than a tour de force鈥攁 heady amalgam of science, history, a little bit of anthropology and plenty of nuanced, captivating storytelling.鈥濃€?lt;i><b>The New York Times Book Review</b></i><b>, Editor's Choice</b><br /><br /> A <i>National Geographic</i> Best Book of 2017</b><br /><br /> In our unique genomes, every one of us carries the story of our species鈥攂irths, deaths, disease, war, famine, migration, and a lot of sex. But those stories have always been locked away鈥攗ntil now. Who are our ancestors? Where did they come from? Geneticists have suddenly become historians, and the hard evidence in our DNA has blown the lid off what we thought we knew. Acclaimed science writer Adam Rutherford explains exactly how genomics is completely rewriting the human story鈥攆rom 100,000 years ago to the present.
The Genealogy Do-Over Workbook
by Thomas MacEntee

Language

English

Pages

98

Publication Date

December 26, 2015

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Back in December 2014, I made a big announcement online and in social media: Genealogy and I are parting ways. Done. Finished. Game over.<br /><br />Have you ever said to yourself, 鈥淭hat鈥檚 it! I鈥檝e had it and it just isn鈥檛 worth it anymore!鈥?Well, have you? Sort of like the character Howard Beale in the movie Network when he says, live on air, 鈥淚鈥檓 mad as hell and I鈥檓 not going to take it anymore!鈥?lt;br /><br />By the end of 2014, after more than 25 years of researching my own family history, that is how I felt.<br /><br />My Past Genealogy Research Frustrates Me!<br /><br />While many who read my post thought that I was leaving the genealogy community or closing down my genealogy business, I had to clarify what I meant by 鈥渓eaving:鈥?Starting in 2015, I planned on setting my 20+ years of genealogy research aside and starting over. From scratch.<br /><br />Seriously. How many times have you thought about doing the same thing? Did you start your research the same way I did, by just collecting names, grabbing stuff from other online trees, or pasting text into your genealogy software? Lately, has the prospect of going back and citing sources or proving facts and evidence brought you down and ruined your genealogy buzz? Do you throw up your hands and say, 鈥淚 give up!鈥?only to return to the same review and edit process days or weeks later?<br /><br />If you are like me, you need a genealogy makeover. Better yet, a Genealogy Do-Over. That is what I decided to call the journey upon which I embarked in early 2015. Now I want you to come along.<br /><br />Genealogy Do-Over: A New Journey of Genealogical Discovery<br /><br />Here is the short summary of The Genealogy Do-Over: I set aside everything* related to my genealogy research including notebooks, papers, and even digitized files and my genealogy database files and START OVER. I鈥檓 hitting the reset button. I鈥檓 allowing myself to have a do-over! (* certain items such as vital records ordered and paid for or research gathered on long-distance trips can be retained).<br /><br />Since I started my initial research, much has changed in the areas of genealogy research methodology and education. I now realize the need to collect facts and track them properly, including the use of source citations. I now understand the process of analyzing evidence and proving facts to reach a conclusion. In essence, I know a lot more about the 鈥減rocess鈥?of genealogical research and I want to put it to use.<br /><br />This is not to say that I have not been following proven guidelines when it comes to finding family history. For my research clients (mostly pro bono), I actually employ all the methods advocated by many in the genealogy community. However, when it comes to my own research from years ago, I am not walking the walk . . . I have just been talking the talk.<br /><br />It is not always easy to 鈥渨alk backwards鈥?and review every bit of information gathered over the years. Instead, I wanted to do more than re-walk a trodden path: I wanted to head out from the same starting point and see where the journey took me. I knew I would have access to better tools, better knowledge and be better equipped for each twist and turn. Now, I encourage you to join me on this journey.<br /><br />The Genealogy Do-Over journey is constructed of 12 Steps that can be easily followed. You can choose to pace yourself as you see fit. You can even decide to drop some of the less important tasks and add your own. Do whatever it takes to ensure that you are on a firm footing to finding your ancestors.
Tracing your Family History on the Internet: A Guide for Family H...
by Chris Paton

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

January 09, 2014

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This fully revised second edition of Chris Paton's best-selling guide is essential reading if you want to make effective use of the internet in your family history research. Every day new records and resources are placed online and new methods of sharing research and communicating across cyberspace become available, and his handbook is the perfect introduction to them. He has checked and updated all the links and other sources, added new ones, written a new introduction and substantially expanded the social networking section. 鈥ㄢ€∟ever before has it been so easy to research family history using the internet, but he demonstrates that researchers need to take a cautious approach to the information they gain from it. They need to ask, where did the original material come from and has it been accurately reproduced, why was it put online, what has been left out and what is still to come? As he leads the researcher through the multitude of resources that are now accessible online, he helps to answer these questions. He shows what the internet can and cannot do, and he warns against the various traps researchers can fall into along the way.鈥ㄢ€ˋs seen in Your Family Tree Magazine.
A Dictionary of Family History: The Genealogists' ABC
by Jonathan Scott

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

February 28, 2017

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<b>An A-to-Z genealogy reference for those who want to research their family trees.</b><br /> 聽<br /> Part encyclopedia, part dictionary, part almanac, this is a practical, easy-to-use reference, filled with thousands of fact-filled A-to-Z entries. You鈥檒l find:<br /> 聽<br /> *definitions of genealogy terms<br /> *timelines<br /> *details of available archives and websites<br /> *advice on research methods<br /> *explanations of genealogical peculiarities and puzzles that would test the knowledge of even veteran researchers<br /> 聽<br /> With an emphasis on families with ancestors from Great Britain, this book includes many intriguing historical tidbits, such as the mechanics of the first census. For those interested in family, local, and social history, it鈥檚 both a useful tool and an enjoyable compendium.
Historical Sketch & Roster of the Alabama 45th Infantry Regiment ...
by John C. Rigdon

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English

Pages

269

Publication Date

May 21, 2015

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The Alabama 45th Infantry regiment was organized at Auburn, in May 1862. Four companies, D, G, H and K had assembled at Loachapoka where they were to have been organized into the 34th Regiment. Disagreement between organizing officers resulted in these units being withdrawn to Auburn where they were formed into the 45th. Though sister units the 45th and 34th only fought one battle together, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, where they were together side by side.<br /><br />Letters from R.T.C. Robinson, a private in Company D states that a Captain M. J. Bulger was involved in the disagreement and he later became an officer in the 47th Alabama Regiment, organized at Loachapoka, May 22, 1862.<br /><br />After organization, the 34th proceeded at once to Corinth. At Tupelo it lost many men by disease, but in the autumn moved into Kentucky in Patton Anderson's brigade. It charged a battery at Perryville, and suffered very severely in casualties. The regiment came out of Kentucky with the army, and was soon after engaged in the battle of Murfreesboro, where its casualties were numerous. Placed in the brigade of Gen. Wood of Lauderdale, Cleburne's division, (with the Sixteenth, Twenty-sixth-Fiftieth, and Thirty-third Alabama), the Forty-fifth remained on duty with the Army of Tennessee, passing the first half of the year 1863 at Tullahoma. It fought under the eye of Cleburne at Chickamauga, and its mutilated ranks told the eloquent story of its services. Gen. Mark Lowery of Mississippi succeeded to the command of the brigade, and the Forty-fifth was present at Missionary Ridge and Ringgold Gap with slight loss. The winter was passed at Dalton, and the regiment took a full share in the Dalton-Atlanta Campaign, especially at Resaca, and at New Hope, where Cleburne's division grappled with Logan's corps. On the 22nd of July, at Atlanta, death reveled in its ranks, and half the regiment went down on the hard-fought field. Six weeks later it again fought " where Cleburne crossed the line" at Jonesboro, with considerable loss. Then followed the long and disastrous march into Tennessee. The Forty-fifth opened the battle at Franklin the evening before by a brilliant fight at Springhill, and the next day was in the bloody and desperate assault of Cleburne's division on the enemy's works, and was almost annihilated around the corpse of its heroic division commander. Its colors floated before Nashville, and a remnant of the Fort-fifth moved into North Carolina. It was there consolidated with other Alabama regiments, and surrendered with Gen Johnston's forces.<br /> <br />The 45th Alabama was organized with 750 men, reported 91 casualties at Murfreesboro, and 117 at Chickamauga, and totaled 366 effectives and 309 arms in December 1863. The regiment lost 27 k, 72 w, and 32 missing at the Battle of Atlanta and was almost annihilated at Franklin. Only a remnant surrendered on 26 April 1865. <br /><br />Companies Of The AL 45th Infantry Regiment<br /><br />Barbour -- Harris D. Lampley; promoted. Jas. M. Hobdy; resigned Ellis Phelan. <br /><br />Lowndes -- George C. Freeman; promoted. J. F. Clements; wounded at Murfreesboro; detached; Lieut. J. A. Robertson commanded. <br /><br />Macon -- Thos. F. Flournoy; resigned .... Gaffney; killed at Perryville. John Callier. <br /><br />Barbour and Macon -- G. W. Carter; resigned. J. C. Caldwell. <br /><br />Macon -- James Jackson; wounded at Atlanta; promoted. S. W. King. <br /><br />Russell. -- .... Tucker; resigned. .... Crockett. <br /><br />Macon.-James M. Simmons; resigned. John R. Carson; killed at Franklin <br /><br />Macon -- R. H. Abercrombie; promoted. Thomas Smith; killed at Atlanta. John E. Jones; wounded at Spring Hill. <br /><br />M acon -- L. M. Wilson; resigned. Barton Perry; wounded at Chickamauga and Franklin. <br /><br />Russell -- ... Black; resigned. A. W. Torbert; wounded at Chickamauga. <br />
Genealogy Standards Second Edition
by Ancestry.com

Language

English

Pages

86

Publication Date

March 05, 2019

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<p>Family historians depend upon thousands of people unknown to them. They exchange research with others; copy information from books and databases; and write libraries, societies, and government offices. At times they even hire professionals to do legwork in distant areas and trust strangers to solve important problems. 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.</p>
The history of the American Indians; particularly those nations a...
by adair james

Language

English

Pages

470

Publication Date

May 11, 2012

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A scan version of The history of the American Indians; particularly those nations adjoining to the Missisippi! East and West Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolina, and Virginia: containing an account of their origin, language, manners, religious and civil customs, laws, form of government, punishments, conduct in war and domestic life, their habits, diet, agriculture, manufactures, diseases and method of cure. With observations on former historians, the conduct of our colony governors, superintendents, missionaries.Also an appendix, containing a description of the Floridas, and the Missisippi! lands, with their productions--the benefits of colonizing Georgiana, and civilizing the Indians and the way to make all the colonies more valuable to the mother country.<br />//<br />So worry not about spelling and punctuation errors that you usually found in a kindle edition, hope you like it :), if you have any comment, feel free to post it right here(for preview and content, click at the cover).
Mastering Genealogical Proof
by Thomas W. Jones

Language

English

Pages

178

Publication Date

December 04, 2013

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Mastering Genealogical Proof aims to help researchers, students, and new family historians reconstruct relationships and lives of people they cannot see. It presents content in digestible chunks. Each chapter concludes with problems providing practice for proficiently applying the chapter鈥檚 concepts. Those problems, like examples throughout the book, use real records, real research, and real issues. Answers are at the back of the book along with a glossary of technical terms and an extensive resource list.

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