The Family Tree Problem Solver: Tried and True Tactics for Tracing Elusive Ancestors
268 pages. ISBN-13: 978-1440300745
Written by one of genealogy’s most effective researchers and popular speakers, Marsha Hoffman Rising’s best-selling book has the solutions to help you overcome brick wall research problems. Inside you'll find how to avoid ten common genealogy mistakes, and chapters featuring:
• Ideas on how to find vital records before civil registration
• Tips for finding ''missing'' ancestors on censuses
• Instructions for investigating collateral kin (extended family, friends, and associates) and why that ancestral network is important.
• Using land and court records to help you find answers
• Developing work-arounds for lost or destroyed records
• Techniques for sorting – and linking - ancestors with the same names.
• Methods for researching ancestors who lived before the important 1850 census
• Case studies throughout show how to apply the author’s advice to real-life research roadblocks.
This 3rd edition includes new chapters detailing online research techniques and taking a look at the role of DNA testing in family history research. You’ll also find a glossary of genealogy terms and more than a dozen templates for charts and logs to help you organize and record your research.
Family Tree Pocket Reference
205 pages. ISBN 978-1-4403-3484-9.
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, census dates and questions, U.S. immigration ports, U.S. state fast facts, family tree software at a glance, genealogy data websites, surname origins, naming practices by culture, 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.
Who Do You Think You Are?: The Essential Guide to Tracing Your Family History
224 pages. ISBN 1-101-16238-4
There is no such thing as an ordinary family. Each one has its own stories: the black sheep, the Civil War hero, the ancestors who fled to the United States, or the lost family fortune. No matter how plain you think your background is, chances are there is a saga just waiting to be discovered.
The ground-breaking NBC series Who Do You Think You Are? takes seven of America's best-loved celebrities-from Lisa Kudrow to Susan Sarandon-on an emotional journey to trace their family history and discover who they really are. The revelations are sometimes shocking, sometimes heartbreaking, and always fascinating.
With the Who Do You Think You Are? companion guide, you will learn how to chart your own journey into your past and discover the treasures hidden in your family tree. Featuring step-by-step instructions from one of America's top genealogical researchers, Who Do You Think You Are? covers everything a beginner needs to know to start digging into their roots, including:
• Full-color profiles of the celebrities' surprising revelations
• Starting the search-it's as easy as pulling out the old family photos
• Census information-where to find it and how to use it
• What birth, death, and marriage certificates have to tell us
• How to track down immigration and military documents
• The latest breakthroughs in DNA testing
• The best online resources to conduct your searches, and store your newfound discoveries to share with family and save for future generations It has never been easier to bring your family history to life. You will be amazed at how much there is to discover!
Moon Spotlight Salt Lake City & Park City
134 pages. ISBN 978-1-63121-103-4
Moon Spotlight: Salt Lake City & Park City is a compact guide covering the best of Salt Lake City and Park City history and destinations, including Temple Square, Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, and Wasatch Mountain State Park. This lightweight guide is packed with authors offer seasoned advice on sights, entertainment, shopping, recreation, accommodations, food, and transportation, as well as easy-to-read maps, making navigating these appealing destinations uncomplicated and enjoyable.
Walking Salt Lake City: 34 Tours of the Crossroads of the West, spotlighting Urban Paths, Historic Architecture, Forgotten Places, and Religious and Cultural Icons
261 pages. ISBN 978-0-89997-692-1
Walking Salt Lake City is geared to first-time visitors to Salt Lake City--and to local residents. Both will enjoy the history and tales about places they thought they knew, and will be surprised to find walking destinations they may not have considered before. Each tour in the stylish, portable format touches on history, culture, and local architecture, plus insider recommendations on eateries, galleries, and nightlife. With clear maps depicting each walk, parking and public transit info, at-a-glance summaries and Points of Interest appendices, there's no better way to discover a city than on foot with a Walking guide.
Walking Salt Lake City is a time-traveling guide to Salt Lake City's past and to its vibrant present. Written by Utah natives, it presents rambles of every kind. The 30+ tours explore the city's downtown, which is experiencing an invigorating renaissance. While snow-capped mountains, famous canyon resorts, and the inland sea that gave the city its name invitingly beckon hikers, skiers, snowboarders, climbers, and day-trippers, Walking Salt Lake City unveils tempting reasons to enjoy the urban setting itself. Thoughtfully designed, the guide offers precise directions, easy-to-follow summaries, and tips about inviting eateries and shopping havens.
You Can Write Your Family History
245 pages. ISBN 978-0-8063-1783-0
You don’t have to be a writer to chronicle your ancestors’ lives. In You Can Write Your Family History, popular author and speaker Sharon DeBartolo Carmack explains exactly what it takes to create a compelling, highly readable, and entirely true story, whether you decide to write a biography, family history narrative, or memoir. Your ancestors are composed of more than vital records and family group sheets. Behind the names and dates are tales of love, loss, resolve and sweeping change–of history itself. Their stories are what will make them real to your present-day (and future) relatives, the ones who don’t care about city directories or census records.
Carmack covers each element step-by-step, showing you how to:
• Select the best type of family history to write
• Decide on a theme
• Conduct efficient research to flesh out a narrative
• Put subjects in the context of social history
• Get the words down on paper
The results, you’ll find, are well worth the effort. There’s no better tribute to those who came before you than to share their stories with those who will come after.
144 pages. ISBN 0-8061-3054-7
Pioneer Women 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.
Images of America: Salt Lake City's Historic Architecture
When the Mormon pioneers arrived in what would become Salt Lake City, they brought with them architects and builders and carefully laid out a city grid and thoughtfully constructed permanent structures to establish their vision of Zion. By the 1890s, every style of American architecture was represented. Through historic photos, this installment in the Images of America series introduces the city's historic buildings.
(USW847) 127 Pages
Unofficial Guide to FamilySearch.org: How to Find Your Family History on the World's Largest Free Genealogy Website
240 pages. ISBN 978-1-4403-4328-5
Discover your ancestry on FamilySearch.org, the world's largest free genealogy website. This in-depth user guide shows you how to find your family in the site's databases of more than 3.5 billion names and millions of digitized historical records spanning the globe. Learn how to maximize all of FamilySearch.org's research tools--including hard-to-find features--to extend your family tree in America and the old country.
In this book, you'll find:
• Step-by-step strategies to craft search queries that find ancestors fast
• Practical pointers for locating your ancestors in record collections that aren't searchable
• Detailed overviews of FamilySearch.org's major U.S. collections, with helpful record explanations to inform your research
• Guidance for using FamilySearch.org's vast record collections from Europe, Canada, Mexico and 100-plus countries around the world
• Tips for creating and managing your family tree on FamilySearch.org
• Secrets to utilizing user-submitted genealogies, 200,000 digitized family history books, and the FamilySearch catalog of 2.4 million offline resources you can borrow through a local FamilySearch Center
• Worksheets and checklists to track your research progress
Illustrated step-by-step examples teach you exactly how to apply these tips and techniques to your own research. Whether you're new to FamilySearch.org or you're a longtime user, you'll find the guidance you need to discover your ancestors and make the most of the site's valuable resources.
Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com
272 pages. ISBN 978-1-4403-3618-8
Discover the secrets to Ancestry.com success! This book will help you get the most out of your Ancestry.com subscription by showing you how to take advantage of what the world's biggest genealogy website has to offer--and how to find answers to your family tree questions within its billions of records and massive network of family trees. This newly updated guide reflects the site's many changes, with screenshots that demonstrate how to create family trees, navigate the site, and use Ancestry.com's search engines. A new section on AncestryDNA will also help you dive deeper into your research, with detailed guides to interpreting test results and applying them to research.
What you'll learn:
• Step-by-step strategies for structuring your searches to find what you're looking for faster
• Details on each of Ancestry.com's historical record categories, including what you can expect to find in them
• Tips for creating and managing your family tree on Ancestry.com, as well as connecting your tree to others on the site
• Timesaving tricks to maximize your Ancestry.com experience, including Hints (the "shaky leaf"), AncestryDNA, and the Ancestry.com mobile app
Whether you've just begun dabbling in family history or you're a longtime Ancestry.com subscriber, this book will turn you into an Ancestry.com power user!