Category Archives: Bookshelf

PR: Ancestry.com Uncovers a Bewitching Past for Harry Potter’s Emma Watson

Researchers Discover Star of Popular Movie Franchise Is Related to an Accused 16th-Century English Witch PROVO, UT–(Marketwire – July 30, 2009) – Actress Emma Watson, who plays an exceptionally talented witch and the best friend of Harry Potter in the … Continue reading

Posted in And More..., Bookshelf, Genealogy, Genealogy Online, News | 1 Comment

PR:’The Turkey Feather Cape': Tribal Elder Offers Insight into Long-forgotten Native American Artifact and Tribal History

ADA, Okla., Aug. 6, 2009 — Cultural artifacts of historical significance are often lost with the passing of time, leaving only those things that have been made of stone or bone – or that have been expertly encased. To the … Continue reading

Posted in Bookshelf, News | 1 Comment

Book Review: Social Networking for Genealogists by Drew Smith

Social Networking for Genealogists by Drew Smith is a handy guide to making interaction on the Web work for you as a family historian. The author is well-qualified to guide you through the maze of  RSS feeds, virtual worlds and … Continue reading

Posted in Bookshelf, Genealogy, Genealogy Online, Genealogy Sites, News | 3 Comments

Bookshelf: The Sleuth Book for Genealogists-Emily Anne Croom

Another good book for your genealogy bookshelf is  Genealogy is great fun, but you’d never know it from reading about 80 percent of genealogy how-to books. This one is different: using quotes from various mystery novels from the 19th, 20th … Continue reading

Posted in Bookshelf, Genealogy, News | 1 Comment

Review: QuickSheet Citing Ancestry.com Databases& Images

Last year, I reviewed Elizabeth Shown Mills’ excellent Quicksheet Citing Online Historical Resources.  I just received a new QuickSheet from Genealogical Publishing Co. , “Citing Ancestry.com Databases & Images” and it is just as good! Mills’  QuickSheets are  four-page, laminated, … Continue reading

Posted in And More..., Bookshelf, Genealogy, Genealogy Sites, News | 2 Comments

Wordless Wednesday: Unearthing Pensacola

Posted in And More..., Bookshelf | 1 Comment

The Genealogist’s Bookshelf: Ancestry’s Red Book

Ancestry’s Red Book is a standard reference for United States genealogists. People who own this book rave about the organization, the maps, the easy to understand explanations,  and most of all the ability to look up not only where a … Continue reading

Posted in Bookshelf, Genealogy | 1 Comment

The Genealogist’s Bookshelf: The Source.

The Source  A Guidebook to American Genealogy is an important addition to your genealogy bookshelf. Edited by by Loretto Dennis Szucs and  Sandra Hargreaves Luebkin, this illustrated guide to records, techniques and best practices was updated in 2006 to include … Continue reading

Posted in And More..., Bookshelf, Genealogy | 1 Comment

Good Read: Team of Rivals

Last night, I  finished reading Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, by Doris Kearns Goodwin, and I want to recommend it to anyone who loves politics,  Lincoln, and/or history.  Or, psychology. It was published in 2005, but I … Continue reading

Posted in And More..., Bookshelf, Writing | 1 Comment

The Genealogist’s Bookshelf: The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy

The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy by Val D. Greenwood The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy by Val D. Greenwood is a treasure trove of genealogy sources, techniques and methods.  Greenwood himself describes it this way: “… when I was … Continue reading

Posted in Bookshelf, Genealogy | 3 Comments