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Genealogy at a Glance Guide: Cherokee Genealogy Research

I received a (free) review copy of   Cherokee Genealogy Research (Genealogy at a Glance) the other day and was excited. Myra Vanderpool Gormley, CG, of course is a recognized Certified Genealogist. She is the author of this handy, four page, … Continue reading

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Review: Quicksheet for Genealogical Problem Analysis

Just in time to help, I received a review copy of Quicksheet: Genealogical Problem Analysis- A Strategic Plan- Evidence! Style by Elizabeth Shown Mills. So I am going to start pursuing Reason Powell using her 10-step solution to genealogical problems. The QuickSheet is the … Continue reading

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Review: German Genealogy Research At A Glance

I got a review copy of a handy guide called Genealogy at a Glance: German Genealogy Research, part of the Genealogical Publishing Company’s At A Glance series, and I really like it. So far, I have not come across anything more … Continue reading

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Digital NARA: App and podcasts

Press Release from the US National Archives: History is made with first National Archives mobile app! Washington, DC… The National Archives has launched its first mobile application, Today’s Document [http://go.usa.gov/rnm/]. Explore American history with 365 of the most fascinating documents … Continue reading

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I’m Baaaaaaack!

I took a bit of a blog break while I finished up the first draft of Genealogy Online 9th Edition, but that’s all turned in. While I await the copy edits and galleys, I’m back to blogging! So if I still have … Continue reading

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Must have for libraries and serious genealogists

 An excellent resource for finding vital records is Thomas Jay Kemp’s International Vital Records Handbook. 5th Edition  (Genealogical Publishing Company, 2009).  The new 5th edition has the latest forms and information for each of the 50 states as well as … Continue reading

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New eBook genealogy mystery released December 1, 2009 by Write Words Inc. by Virginia Winters

New eBook genealogy mystery released December 1, 2009 by Write Words Inc. by Virginia Winters

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Book Review: Social Networking for Genealogists

Social Networking for Genealogists by Drew Smith is more fun to read than you’d think from the title. With examples and tasks, it’s almost as interactive as the web, and really fun to read.  The author is well-qualified to guide you … Continue reading

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Book Review: Vital Records Handook by Thomas Jay Kemp

I have long admired Thomas Jay Kemp MLS for his scholarship and expertise. His book, The American Census Handbook, is just one example of his outstanding contributions to the field of genealogy.  A well-known librarian and archivist,  he is the Chair … Continue reading

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Review: County Courthouse Book 3rd Edition by Elizabeth Petty Bentley

  County Courthouse Book, 3rd Edition by Elizabeth Petty Bentley is an excellent resource for the genealogist. As the author points out, counties often have land, naturalization, vital and probate records that genealogists can use to find ancestors at a … Continue reading

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