Reference Genealogy Books

Tales of New England:: Histories of Early Settlers

This narrative describes some of the earliest New England settlers and their families who are woven into the fabric of American history.

Ancestors: adventures in a family history

An adventurous and entertaining expedition into tracing family history. After a brief irreverent look at how to obtain and use records, the author enters the world of his - and your - ancestors, with a few stories, scrapes and escapades on the way.



We take a penetrating look at women's lot, transport, religion, education and Viking ancestry. Visit a court, a battle field, and hear some amusing stories about heraldry, pedigrees and genealogy.

This book demonstrates how to breathe life into dusty parish records, censuses, registration documents, wills and history books, by using archives, museums and combining the skills of storyteller, archaeologist, historian - and detective. By example the book shows that tracing your ancestry can be an adventure of a lifetime.

The last chapter gives details on how you can turn your family history from unpromising and limited material into appealing, inviting, exciting media that evokes atmosphere and brings your forebears to life.

The author's ancestors include 18th C. Westmorland farmers, Knights, Quakers, Academics and "one poor soul burnt at the stake".

A book that is readable, informative, imaginative and at times thoughtful.

The Road from Jamestown: Early Settlers (Narratives of American Families Book 1)

A brief history of three men who settled in Jamestown, Virginia, by 1636 and their struggles to survive.

500 Best Genealogy and Family History Tips

'500 Best Genealogy and Family History Tips' could be be described as a 'brain dump' of me, Thomas MacEntee, and my many years of knowledge about genealogy and family history. Basically what I've done is to extract my favourite tips and tricks from over 85 presentations, 10 books and numerous articles. In addition, I've reviewed the social media posts and conversations from Facebook, Twitter and other platforms to highlight those issues most important to today's genealogists. What will you find in this 'best tips' guide? Everything from practical ways to use Google, advice on protecting your privacy online, information about secret or little known resources for genealogy research and more. The best way to use this guide is to browse the table of contents to find a topic of interest. Also simply search the book when trying to find a solution to a problem, such as how to cite a source or locate an app to generate bibliographic information. '500 Best Genealogy and Family History Tips' covers a wide range of topics including: - genealogy research methodology and strategy - how to use websites such as Google and Internet Archive to find your ancestors - realising the power of Facebook, Evernote and Pinterest for genealogy - preservng family photos and stories - staying safe using social media - how to secure your genealogy data on your computer in the cloud - and more!! Contents: Genealogy rules to live by Books Data backups Dropbox Education Evernote Facebook Frugal genealogy - FREE stuff! Getting organised and information overload Google Mapping your genealogy Photos Pinning your family history Playing nice in the genealogy sandbox Potpourri - what they never tell you about genealogy Preserving family history Research logs and methodology Self-publishing Social media Staying safe online Tech grab bag Travel tips Time to go pro? Starting a genealogy business Giving back The future of genealogy

The True Story of the American Flag

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