Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Best Sellers of 2016

Hoping that everyone had a lovely holiday weekend....we turn to what we feel are the best of the best in history and genealogy research books from our vendor, Genealogical Publishing Company.

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Genealogy at a Glance: Genetic Genealogy Basics, by Angie Bush, 2016

Angie Bush gives you the simple facts about (a) DNA testing, (b) DNA testing companies, and (c) DNA testing results.

History for Genealogists. Using Chronological Time Lines to Find and Understand Your Ancestors. Revised Edition with 2016 Addendum, by Judy Jacobson, 2016

The 2016 edition of History for Genealogists has been completely revised and edited, and it contains two entirely new chapters. Readers of the original 2009 edition will enjoy the new time lines concerning (1) life on the homefront during America’s 20th-century wars; and (2) fashion and leisure in America from its beginnings through the middle of the 20th century.

Genealogy at a Glance: War of 1812 Research, The War of 1812 Preserve the Pensions Fund

This guide also covers regular army and navy records, prisoner of war records, lineage societies, state records, and published sources, ending with a list of online sources and a handy checklist for finding militiamen.

Genealogy at a Glance: Evernote, by Drew Smith, 2015

Evernote is an amazing tool for genealogists and you can learn all about it in this handy 4-page laminated guide by Drew Smith, author of the popular Social Networking for Genealogists. As Mr. Smith explains in this easy-to-use guide, Evernote may be the most useful tool in your research kit.

Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace. Third Edition, by Elizabeth Shown Mills, 2015

Evidence Explained, the third edition explains citation principles for both traditional and nontraditional sources; includes more than 1,000 citation models for virtually every source type; and shows readers where to go to find their sources and how to describe and evaluate them.

The Scotch-Irish of Colonial Pennsylvania, by Wayland F. Dunaway, 1944, 2007 reprint

The best history of the Scotch-Irish of colonial Pennsylvania ever written, Dunaway's classic is indispensable to the genealogist because it outlines the circumstances behind the settlement of Lowland Scots in Ulster, their life in that Province for two or three generations, and the reasons for their emigration to America, further tracing the important migratory movements of the Scotch-Irish from Northern Ireland to Pennsylvania, and from Pennsylvania down the foothills of the Appalachians through the Great Valley of Virginia to the Carolinas and Georgia.

Genealogy at a Glance: Ancestry.com Research, by George G. Morgan, 2013

 George G. Morgan offers tips and insights to help you get the most out of your time online with Ancestry.com. Under his guidance you’ll learn how to search all the databases at once, search a category of collections, or search within a single database. You’ll learn first steps and next steps, how to find exact matches and how to use wildcards, how to get the most out of the massive collection of genealogical records, how to add facts and narratives to the tens of thousands of existing family trees, and how to build your own family history.

Quicksheet: The Historical Biographer's Guide to Cluster Research (the Fan Principle) by Elizabeth Shown Mills, 2012

Elizabeth Mills introduces us to the concept of “Cluster Research” based on the FAN principle, the idea being that to prove identity, origin, and parentage individuals must be studied in the context of their FAN club--family, associates, and neighbors. Historical information, she says, is like real estate: the true value of any piece of information is unknown until it is put into community context.

Revolutionary War Bounty Land Grants, by Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck, 1996, 2006 reprint

 With this work by Lloyd Bockstruck we now have a master index to state bounty land records--a Revolutionary War resource unparalleled for freshness, originality, and research potential.

In Search of Your German Roots. 5th Edition, by Angus Baxter, 2015

The fifth edition of the book highlights all of the recent developments--new facilities, new websites, newly available records--that have made German family history research immeasurably easier. Completely revised and updated, this edition of In Search of Your German Roots is now the most current and comprehensive guide to German roots available.

The Winthrop Fleet of 1630, by Charles Edward Banks, 1930, 2009 reprint

This is an authoritative list of the 700 passengers who are believed to have come to New England with John Winthrop in 1630. Based on research undertaken in England and America, it provides as much data as could be verified on each passenger--name; place of departure; places of residence in England and America; occupation; church affiliation; dates of birth, marriage, and death; and relationships to other passengers. It also has indexes of names, places, and subjects as well as appendixes listing the passengers on the Mary and John and the Lyon which sailed contemporaneously with the Winthrop Fleet.

Jamestowne Ancestors, 1607-1699, by Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis, 2006

Jamestowne Ancestors 1607-1699, by noted Virginia genealogist Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis, reveals the names of the very people who established the colony, first under the auspices of the Virginia Company of London and then under King James I and the later Stuart kings of England.

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