Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Hearthside Press Publications: Best Deals for Fantastic Books

Hearthside Press, of Midlothian, Virginia, has two of the most requested books by researchers of history and genealogy.  Here's their offerings:

Mother Cumberland: Tracing Your Ancestors in South-Central Pennsylvania. A Genealogical Guide to the 10 Counties of Bedford, Blair, Centre, Cumberland, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin, and Perry. by Raymond M. Bell and Paul J. Connor.

OUR PRICE : $9.95




Hearthside Press, 1989
REVIEWS:

"This guide covers all ten counties created from Pennsylvania's Cumberland Valley: Bedford, Blair, Centre, Cumberland, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin, and Perry. It is especially helpful for identifying Presbyterian churches, Revolutionary War units, and the many townships associated with each county, including townships that no longer exist. This edition is the last, because the author is now deceased."


A to Zax. A Comprehensive Dictionary for Genealogists and Historians. 3rd Edition. by Barbara Jean Evans

OUR PRICE: $11.95

Hearthside Press, 1995
REVIEWS:

"Here is a compilation of words, phrases, and abbreviations that researchers are likely to encounter in old manuscripts, documents, books, etc. Thousands of archaic or unfamiliar terms from many sources: medical, geographical, relational, legal, religious, foreign, historical, and more."

"Virtually anyone doing genealogical or historical research in English-language records pertaining to America will find this compilation of words and phrases useful. It is not limited to a particular time period, geographical area, or ethnic group but to all aspects of the country's settlement. Among the terms included are medical, legal, religious, relational, colloquial, foreign, occupational, monetary, and household. This is a reference you should keep close at hand, whether working at home or on the road; you never know when you are going to need it. It is the latest edition and the largest the author produced."

   

Saturday, May 20, 2017

New Military History Books Added to Clearance and Used Category

Hello fellow History Lovers!  Boy, Do we have some neat things added to the AncestorStuff.com website.  Check our new listings in the Clearance and Used Category.

With the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, anyone who loves to read about Military History will be very pleased with our selection of materials.  Here's some new additions:

A Better War: The Unexamined Victories and Final Tragedy of America's Last Years in Vietnam by Lewis Sorley, $14.00


Battle: The Story of the Bulge by John Toland, $15.00


Drifting To Glory: A Story of the Civil War by Richard Danforth Sherlock, $5.00


 Fiasco: The American Military Adventures in Iraq by Thomas E Ricks, $9.50


Ghost Soldiers: The Forgotten Epic Story of World War II's Most Dramatic Mission by Hampton Sides, $12.50


And there is so much more.....

In Harm's Way: the Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of it's Survivors, by Doug Stanton, $10.00

Infantry Attacks, by Erwin Rommel, $7.00

Marching Home: To War and Back with the Men of One American Town by Kevin Coyne, $13.00

My Battle of Algiers: A Memoir, by Ted Morgan, $12.50

Shadow of the Sword: A Marine's Journey of War, Heroism and Redemption, by Jeremiah Workman, $13.00

The Price of Glory: Verdun 1916, by Alistair Horne, $4.00

The Second World War by John Keegan, $8.50

WWII: Time-Life Books History of the Second World War, $20.00

Just to name a few.

Take a look at all of our military and war books. There are so many to browse, and all at great prices!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Your Life and Times: A Guide to Tell Your Story

Did you ever feel that if you died tomorrow, you would regret not having left a legacy?  Does your family really know the story of your life?  Some people just never get around to telling their story.  Families are left with very little knowledge of their departed loved ones and what experiences they had in their lives.

Here's a suggestion for you.  Get that story told! Now!

Stephen Arthur and Julia Arthur, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994 reprint
"With Your Life And Times, an oral history handbook, as a guide you will be able to record your life experiences on tape simply by answering questions that will lead you, step by step, through the precious moments of your life. When finished, you will have completed the oral history of your life and times--a treasure for yourself and a gift of love for your family and its future generations."

"Anyone wishing to prepare a written or oral history of a family would benefit from the ideas and techniques presented in [this book]."--THE AMERICAN GENEALOGIST, Vol. 63, No.4 (October 1988).

This book is just the trick to get you started to telling your story.

And, it's only $9.95!!! Paperback, 50pp.  See item 401-0180 at AncestorStuff.com, www.ancestorstuff.com

Sunday, March 26, 2017

South Bend, Indiana: It's More Than Just the Golden Dome

When you think of South Bend, Indiana, of course you think of the large golden dome at the famous Notre Dame University.  But, South Bend is more than the Fighting Irish. It's so much more.

image of Notre Dame University, www.images.google.com


AncestorStuff.com had the chance to tend a table at the St. Joseph County Library in South Bend, Indiana this past weekend.  The South Bend Genealogical Society held it's conference there.

The vendors and the attendees were very nice and we really enjoyed our stay.

We learned so much about the South Bend area, which has a rich history that has it's many historical resources right there at the St. Joseph County Library. http://sjcpl.lib.in.us/

St. Joseph County Public Library, South Bend, Indiana, www.images.google.com


After speaking with the member of the library that was representing this nice facility, I learned about the vast collection of resources available to the public regarding local history and Indiana newspapers. They also house lots of resources for history and genealogy from all over the United States, too.  The library is relatively newer, and the staff is first rate.  Take a look at their on-line catalog of holdings.  Don't hesitate to send a message to the reference staff.  They are very knowledgeable, and can help to break down some family tree walls.

I also spent some free time looking over the several tables used by the South Bend Genealogical Society to display free copies of past publications of their quarterly newsletter.  These dated back to the 1980s, up to present day.

South Bend Genealogical Society logo, www.sbags.org


The society has a rich history, and has been very involved with preserving the history of South Bend and the surrounding area.  The website, http://www.sbags.org/main.htm, has photographs, maps and databases, including lists of links to many resources for your Indiana research and beyond.

The South Bend society also sells some nice books and DVDs.  Take a look at their store http://www.sbags.org/store.htm.  Purchases from their organization help to support the society and it's many projects and on-going programs for the public.

Indiana celebrates 200 years of statehood, images.google.com





Sunday, February 26, 2017

Fantastic Books in Our Featured Books : Sale Prices

Suzanne Walkowiak Rice

Author of these fantastic and popular books :

Centre County, Pennsylvania Records

Clinton County, Pennsylvania Records

The Descendants of Anthony Bierly, 1743-1825, and his wife Anna Maria Warner, 1752-1841, of Centre County, Pennsylvania

Has authorized very deep discounts on her publications.  Visit our website :


Suzanne's books can be found in our Featured Books category.



Friday, February 24, 2017

RootsTech 2017 State of the Conference Report



RootsTech 2017  and What I Did, Who I Met, The Fun Had by All, Part 2


Previously I wrote about six of the vendors that I met at the RootsTech Vendor Hall in Salt Lake City this year.  To continue, I will review another six vendors that may interest you. Be sure to click on their link to see everything that they have to offer.

www.Famicity.com, A social network designed to protect, share and continue your family legacy. This program is compatible with the software of Ancestry, Geni, FamilySearch and many more. This program enables you to keep your family information secure and private. Create a timeline of your family story.  Sign in with your Facebook or FamilySearch account.

www.GenealogyWallCharts.com, If you are looking for a source to produce a quality family tree chart, this is it.  They use premium paper.  They have blank tree charts.  They have black and white charts, along with full color charts.  They even have pedigree engraved cutting boards! They can download every photo from your FamilySearch tree.

www.ExtremeGenes.com, They have a national radio show every weekend.  Podcasts are released every Monday.  Get the ExtremeGenes app from your app store so that you can tune in on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Stitcher and TuneIn Radio.  It's Family History Radio.
Honestly, if you like good history stories, this is the place for you.

www.Familytreesandtimelines.com, This company offers custom-made representations of your family history. Visit their website to catch a glimpse of their artistic sample timelines. Photos of your family members are placed on trees done with watercolor, pen and airbrush. Historical timelines list important life events that support the story of the featured person. A customized, biographical history timeline also comes with a pdf file for your use in a family book or other publication.  These samples are beautiful.

www.Intothepast.com, This company has an exclusive European record collection, covering about 400 years. Records are easily accessed.  This also includes historical maps and translations, along with a name thesaurus.  Integration with FamilySearch, Ancestry and My Heritage makes research seamless. Sign up for their Launch List, and get 6  months free membership. Their offices are in Vienna and Berlin.  I think this could be something that is missing in the world of European research.  Exciting!

www.History.utah.gov, The Utah Cemetery & Burials Database has sexton records and information from Utah historical documents.  Click on the tab labeled "Cemeteries and Burials".  On the right side bar choose search for a burial, or a death certificate from 1904 to 1964. in the state of Utah. Add burial information using their Microsoft Excel template.

In a few days, I will review more of the vendors  that I encountered at RootTech 2017.  Perhaps my reviews will encourage more of you to attend the world's largest genealogy party.

Friday, February 17, 2017

RootsTech 2017 State of the Conference Address

RootsTech 2017  and What I Did, Who I Met, The Fun Had by All


This year AncestorStuff.com went to RootsTech 2017 as an attendee, not as a vendor.  Why?  Because I wanted to take my time meeting with all the new Genealogy and Tech Companies that were vendors at the venue.  Did I meet some interesting people?  You Betcha!  Did I find some exciting new companies?  For Sure!  Here are just a few of the most interesting people and  companies that made me smile...

MY HERITAGE BOOK, www.myheritagebook.com , personalized children's books
     Check out this company!  What a great concept, and a very attractive product just for kids.

ROOTSFINDER, www.rootsfinder.com , a FREE site to link to your FamilySearch family file, or not, which makes it a breeze to list your family members, and the magic fairies find direct possibilities within vital records databases, among other resources.  Try It!

GENERAL SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS, www.themayflowersociety.org
Not only do they have a neat website, but they also sell great books.  And who doesn't like books?  They are located in Plymouth, Massachusetts...where else?

THE IN-DEPTH GENEALOGIST, www.theindepthgenealogist.com , a monthly digital magazine, just for those interested in history, genealogy and everything in between.

GENLIGHTEN, genealogy documented, www.genlighten.com , an easy way to hire a genealogist.  I used to be a member of this site, until I bought this AncestorStuff.com, and now I don't have time to research for others.  Genlighten is a great place to learn how to hire research help, and who is available within your price range and area of expertise.  

HERITAGE GENEALOGICAL COLLEGE, www.genealogy.edu , Where Genealogists Become Proffessionals.  Interested in getting a Certificate, an Associate Degree or a Bachelor Degree in Genealogy?  This is the place to get it!

Stay tuned in for another post of what I found and who I met at Rootstech 2017


Saturday, February 4, 2017

Roots Tech 2017: A Chance to Get FREE SHIPPING for February

The photo to share for FREE SHIPPING

I will be off to RootsTech 2017 in a few days.  Ready to smooze with the techies, researchers, business colleagues, and general public, I will be donning a T Shirt like this every day of the conference in Salt Lake City.

Would you like to get FREE SHIPPING on your AncestorStuff.com orders for the month of February? Of course you would!

If you are attending the RootTech 2017 conference, be on the lookout for me, or at least try to spot my shirt.  If you approach me and tell me "I LOVE ANCESTORSTUFF", I will hand you a card with the coupon code to use for FREE SHIPPING through the end of February.

Not going to RootsTech 2017?  Still want to get the coupon code for FREE SHIPPING?  OK!

Just share this photo on Facebook.  Not on Facebook?  OK!
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There you go!  Let's see who reads this to the end of the post.


Monday, January 23, 2017

European Ancestor Research Made Easy, It's FREE

www.lib.utexas.edu
European Family Research Made Easy

Recently there were several websites that were featured in an article online at Family History Daily  I was amazed at all of the FREE access to these.  How often do you see that?  Let me show you what they mentioned :


8. FreeREG

24. GENUKI
27. WieWasWie
That's a lot, right???
images.google.com, free images
Confused?!?!
 Try Free European Genealogy Sites by Country
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