Suggested Reading List
Family Tree Pocket Reference
Author: Family Tree Magazine
Description: SKU: Y0008, ISBN 13: 9781440308895
This convenient, time saving, handy collection of genealogy reference material gathers the best resources, tips, lists and need-to-know facts from the experts at Family Tree Magazine. Use the Family Tree Pocket Reference to find:
Definitions for unfamiliar terms and acronyms
US state fast facts
Family tree software at a glance
Genealogy data websites
Naming practices by culture
Census dates and questions
US immigration ports
and so much more! Stash the indispensable Family Tree Pocket Reference in your computer case, tote bag or, yes, your pocket, and take it with you wherever you research.
Family Tree Problem Solver
Author: Marsha Hoffman Rising
Description: Reference - 232 pages
Proven Methods for Scaling the Inevitable Brick Wall
Complications arising from incomplete or missing records, census irregularities, individuals of the same name, and burned courthouses can stop even the most experienced genealogists dead in the tracks. Learn to break through those brick walls with The Family Tree Problem Solver, which dissects researcher's common problems in case studies with straightforward solutions. You will:
Go straight to the answers you need without wading through theory or irrelevant record overviews
Find explanations and case studies that will help you overcome your obstacles and move forward in your genealogy
Learn what NOT to do to avoid hitting brick walls in the future.
The Family Tree Problem Solver is the best and most accessible book on the market about breaking down brick walls. The mysteries of research before 1850, collateral relatives, and court and land records are thoroughly explored and applied to your research problems. And it's all brought to you by genealogy's most popular publications, Family Tree Books and Family Tree Magazine!
Author: Linda Peavy (Author), Ursula Smith (Author)
Description: Pioneer Women, The Lives of Women on the Frontier provides a rare look at frontier life through the eyes of the pioneer women who settled the American West. Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith vividly describe the hardships such women endured journeying west and making homes and communities on the frontier. Their hopes and fears and, most of all, their courage in the face of adversity are revealed in excerpts from journals, letters, and oral histories. Illustrated with a fascinating collection of seldom-seen photographs, Pioneer Women reveals the faces as well as the voices of women who lived on the frontier.
The Family Tree Problem Solver: Tried and True Tactics for Tracing Elusive Ancestors
Author: Marsha Hoffman Rising
Description: Reference - 256 pages
Proven Solutions for Your Research Challenges
Has your family history research hit a brick wall? Marsha Hoffman Rising's best-selling book The Family Tree Problem Solver has the solutions to help you find the answers you seek.
Inside you'll find:
Ideas on how to find vital records before civil registration
Tips for finding ''missing'' ancestors on censuses
Instructions for investigating collateral kin to further your pedigree
A look at advanced court records and how they can help you find answers
Work-arounds for lost or destroyed records
Techniques for correctly identifying and researching ancestors with common names
“li>Methods for finding ancestors who lived before 1850
Case studies that show how to apply the author’s advice to real-life research roadblocks
Strategies for analyzing your problem and creating a successful research plan
This revised edition also includes new information about online research techniques and a look at the role of DNA research. Plus you'll find a glossary of genealogy terms and more than a dozen templates for charts and logs to help you organize and record your research. Let The Family Tree Problem Solver help you find the answers you need today.
The Official Guide to Ancestry.com
Author: George G. Morgan
Description: ISBN-10: 1593313195 ISBN-13: 978-1593313197
Whether you are coming to Ancestry.com for the first time or have used it for years, you need The Official Guide to Ancestry.com. Written by noted genealogist and lecturer George G. Morgan, this official guide takes you inside the #1 website for family history research for an unprecedented tour. This second edition includes chapters on the new search at Ancestry, MyCanvas, and Ancestry DNA. In addition, it helps you create and develop your own Family Tree, explore obscure databases you didn't know existed, and more. You've always known Ancestry.com was a valuable resource. Now you can learn to use it like never before.
About the Author
GEORGE G. MORGAN (Odessa, FL) is an internationally recognized expert in the field of genealogy and a widely published author of books, magazines, and journal articles.
Author: P. J. Neri
Description: ISBN 0516223828
Information is presented on Utah's geography, history, landmarks, natural resources, and government. Features include sidebars with fun facts, statistics, biographies, and state name explanations; timelines; a glossary of famous people from each state; recipes; and more.
Who Do You Think You Are?: The Essential Guide to Tracing Your Family History
Author: Megan Smolenyak,
Description: Wall to Wall Media
Reference - 224 pages
The companion how-to guide to the hit TV series-with advice for anyone starting their own genealogical search.
In the groundbreaking NBC series Who Do You Think You Are? seven celebrities-Sarah Jessica Parker, Emmett Smith, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Broderick, Brooke Shields, Susan Sarandon, and Spike Lee-went on an emotional journey to trace their family history and discover who they really are, and millions of viewers caught the genealogy bug. With the official companion guide, anyone can learn how to chart their family's unique path. Featuring step-by-step instructions from Megan Smolenyak2, one of America's top genealogical researchers, this book offers everything readers need to know to start the journey into their past, from digging through old photos, to finding the best online resources.
The Everything Guide to Online Genealogy, 2nd Edition
Author: Kimberly Powell
Description: SKU: Y0786
ISBN 13: 9781440511684
Number Of Pages: 304
Are you a descendant of ancient kings? Were your ancestors fierce warriors? Are you related to an eminent scholar? With this guide, now you can find out! If you're interested in your family history, you have a wealth of information and misinformation at your fingertips. Enter expert genealogist Kimberly Powell to steer you in the right direction. Powell helps you:
Effectively search various websites
Decipher census data and other online records
Choose the best way to share your data both on and offline
Connect with other genealogists via social media outlets
Packed with tips on free databases, search sites, and downloadable government records, you'll have all you need to find your ancestors going back dozens of generations!
Kimberly Powell began research in genealogy over twenty years ago with a school project and has since developed it into a passion. She is a proud member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the National Genealogical Society, the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors, and several local genealogical societies. She has been writing about genealogy for About.com since 2000, and her work has also appeared in several genealogy magazines. She is the author of The Everything Guide to Online Genealogy and currently serves as Webmaster for the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society.