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Book of Myself
Carl Marshall
0786862505
Jan 1997
Hardcover
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Book Review
Strong is the urge to write one's life story as a keepsake for oneself and one's family. The difficulty is knowing where to start, and then where to go from there. Carl and David Marshall, a grandfather-grandson team, have created a fine and fun do-it-yourself autobiography. The cover of the journal-sized Book of Myself is intended to resemble handmade paper; the inside pages have the yellowed hue of a keepsake found in a musty attic trunk. The book is not especially pretty. But the questions--one per page, divided into early, middle, and late years, and then again into sections concerning family, friends, education, work and responsibilities, and the world--are good enough that it hardly matters. Among the 201 jumping-off points included here are questions concerning childhood toys, crushes, and forbidden exploits; adult...


Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution

0806310057


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Book Description
This work ties up the whole elusive body of documents and printed sources related to the more than 20,000 rank and file South Carolina soldiers who made up the battle lines in an untold number of skirmishes with the British and the Tories. The information, which was taken from pension records, bounty land warrants, annuitants' claims, audited accounts, muster rolls, pay lists, and standard published sources and more, is arranged in paragraph form under the name of the soldier and includes some or all of the following details: dates of enlistment, service, battles, and skirmishes; names of commanding officers; names or designation of military unit; rank attained; notations indicating whether the soldier was wounded, killed or taken prisoner; source citations; and, in the case of data deriving from federal...


To Our Children's Children
Bob Greene
038549064X
Oct 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
You collect a lot of memories over a lifetime. Here is the place to keep them.

First there was To Our Children's Children: Preserving Family Histories for Generations to Come. A collection of over one thousand evocative questions, the book offered a very personal, human approach to genealogy, awakening readers to the possibility of creating a family history through the simple act of remembering.

From this book, hundreds of thousands of individuals have learned the value of passing on family treasures made of words. However, readers kept asking Bob Greene and D.G. Fulford for a version of the book with room to record the answers.

The To Our Children's Children Journal is just that: a handy and beautiful journal posing 365 questions (one for each day of the year), with ample space for...


Index to the South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Volumes I-X, 1973-1982

0871524082


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Trace Your Roots with DNA
Megan Smolenyak
1594860068
Oct 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Genetic typing is the newest tool for amateur genealogists, and it’s enthusiastically espoused by the experienced authors of this useful guidebook (Smolenyak is the lead researcher for PBS’s Ancestors and the author of In Search of Our Past Ancestors; Turner contributes to the GENEALOGY-DNA mailing list). How does it work? By tracing one’s "DNA heirlooms," the two forms of DNA that are passed on in a family from generation to generation. These "heirlooms" include genetic markers on the Y chromosome, passed on by fathers, and mitochondrial DNA, passed on by mothers. If it sounds hard to understand and do, the authors reassuringly offer clear explanations of the science and how to use it. DNA typing can tell you if you’re related to someone with the same surname, pinpoint a certain ancestor and...


Ancestry's Red Book: American State, County & Town Sources, Third Edition

1593311664


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Book Description
Red Book is the culmination of several years' worth of research on the part of scholars, historians and professional genealogists. Arguably the finest reference ever compiled on United States research, Red Book consistently ranks high on the "must-have" lists of several well-known genealogy publications. Now, in celebration of an impressive 15 years in print, Ancestry.com is unveiling a new third edition, marking the first revision of this seminal work since 1992. In celebration of Red Book's 15th year in print, Ancestry.com is unveiling a new third edition. Sporting more than just a new cover, the third edition effectively builds on the hallmarks of the original -- namely thoughtful organization as well as in-depth coverage of the best libraries and archives in the United States. Red Book also promises to take...


Genealogy 101: How to Trace Your Family's History and Heritage, An NGS Guide
Barbara Renick
1401600190
April 2003
Paperback
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Book Description

A recent Maritz Poll reported that 60% of Americans are interested in their family history. And with good reason. Through genealogy, you can go back into history to meet people who have had more influence on your life than any others -- your ancestors. And the better you get to know your ancestors, the better you will get to know yourself: the who's and what's and why's of you.

Barbara Renick, a nationally-known lecturer on genealogy, tells the uninitiated researcher the steps needed to find out who their ancestors really were, and brings together for even the more experienced genealogical researchers the important principles and practices. She covers such topics as the importance of staying organized and how to go about it; where and how to look for information in libraries, historical societies, and on the...



Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians
Elizabeth Shown Mills (Editor)
0806316489
May 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
Professional Genealogy is a manual by professionals for everyone serious about genealogy. For family historians who want to do their own study, reliably, it describes the standards. For hobbyists, attorneys, and medical scientists who seek professional researchers, it's a consumer guide that defines quality and facilitates choices. For librarians who struggle to help a whole new class of patrons, it provides a bridge to the methods, sources, and minutiae of "history, up-close and personal." For established genealogical professionals, it offers benchmarks by which they can advance their skills and places their businesses on sounder footing. And for all those who dream of turning a fascinating hobby into a successful career, Professional Genealogy details the preparation and the processes. Its twenty-nine chapters,...


The African-American Baby Name Book
Teresa Norman
0425159396
Feb 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
Names are a hallmark of our heritage, reflections of both the ethnic and religious roots of our past and our dreams for our children's future. This A-to-Z guide includes more than 10,000 names, ranging from African names to contemporary names to traditonal Muslim names and more. Also featured is advice on alternative spellings, information on origins and meanings, and tips on choosing a name that will help parents reflect the treasure of the child who owns it.


The Story of a Lifetime: A Keepsake of Personal Memoirs
Stephen Pavuk, Pamela Pavuk
0970062680
September 2000
Hardcover
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Unpuzzling Your Past
Emily Anne Croom
1558705562
Jan 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
If you've ever thought of find your roots, Emily Anne Croom's is the genealogy guide to get you going. She's got sensible chapters on how to get started, the meaning of names, the difference between a family history of dates and a family history of stories, how to gather sources, who to interview, and how to fit it all together. Croom breaks the process into bite-sized pieces to turn it into a fun project that takes shape and grows with each new family scrap. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From School Library Journal
YA-- An excellent "how-to" book for those interested in investigating their family genealogy, and a good reference for students tracing family trees for history class. This workbook, with its reproducible forms of all kinds,...


My Family Tree: Genealogy for Beginners
Rosemary A. Chorzempa
0486242293
March 1982
Paperback
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Book Description
Enjoyable, easy-to-use introduction to genealogy designed specially for children. Data pages plus text. Instructive, educational, valuable.


The Unabridged Pentium 4 : IA32 Processor Genealogy (PC System Architecture)
Tom Shanley
032124656X
July 26, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
The IA32 Architecture Specification There is no document that is officially referred to as the IA32 Architecture Specification. Rather, it consists of the three volume set consisting of: IA-32 Intel Architecture Software Developer's Manual Volume 1: Basic Architecture. IA-32 Intel Architecture Software Developer's Manual Volume 2: Instruction Set Reference. IA-32 Intel Architecture Software Developer's Manual Volume 3: System Programming Guide. While the specification defines the register set, the instruction set and the software exceptions, it does not include the specific methodologies used to implement a specific processor. For example, the following design decisions are outside the scope of the specification: Whether or a processor design includes caches and, if so, the number of, size of, and...


The Family Tree Problem Solver
Marsha Hoffman Rising
1558706852
Jan 2005
Paperback
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From Booklist
Rising immediately warns that this genealogical troubleshooting guide is not for the novice family historian. However, those already involved and well versed in genealogical research will benefit greatly from these handy problem-solving techniques, tools, and methods. After hitting an "inevitable brick wall," even knowledgeable researchers are apt to give up too quickly. To avoid this frustrating scenario, the author provides tips for locating missing documents; overcoming census omissions; recognizing and availing oneself of "collateral kin" and neighbors; interpreting court, probate, and property records; distinguishing among individuals of the same name; and finding elusive ancestors who lived before 1850. Although beginners will need to consult more basic handbooks, advanced genealogical investigators will welcome...


Genealogy Made Easy
Karen V. Sipe
0486299775
September 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
A simple, concise guide to genealogical research, this volume offers step-by-step instructions for those who wish to know more about their ancestors. The author discusses locating records and enlisting the help of genealogical societies, organizing and storing research, developing charts and other documentation, and much more. Includes addresses for archives and suggestions for further reading.


Angela's Ashes: A Memoir
Frank McCourt
068484267X
May 25, 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
"Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood," writes Frank McCourt in Angela's Ashes. "Worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood." Welcome, then, to the pinnacle of the miserable Irish Catholic childhood. Born in Brooklyn in 1930 to recent Irish immigrants Malachy and Angela McCourt, Frank grew up in Limerick after his parents returned to Ireland because of poor prospects in America. It turns out that prospects weren't so great back in the old country either--not with Malachy for a father. A chronically unemployed and nearly unemployable alcoholic, he appears to be the model on which many of our more insulting cliches about drunken Irish manhood are based. Mix in abject poverty and frequent death and illness and you have all the makings of a truly...


Deep Family
Nicholas Cabell Read
1588381781
Apr 2005
Hardcover
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From the Inside Flap
Deep Family chronicles several generations of the famous Read, Baldwin, and Craik families of Montgomery, Alabama. Dubbed the "deep family" by a black servant—who himself became part of the family, long before blacks and whites had equal rights—the dynamic personalities in this volume stretch from the American Revolution to World War II and beyond. Many Montgomerians will still remember the legendary Hazel Hedge, the gorgeous family estate and site of famous Montgomery parties, or will have heard tales of this family that included revolutionaries, Confederates, communists, diplomats, journalists, artists, grande dames, and eccentrics. Readers not from Montgomery will wish that they were. Brimming with colorful cameos—from George Washington to William Lowndes Yancey to Greta Garbo to Rosa...


Bloodline of the Holy Grail: The Hidden Lineage of Jesus Revealed
Laurence Gardner
0760707359
September 1997
Hardcover
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The Source : A Guidebook of American Genealogy
Loretto Dennis Szucs (Editor), Sandra Hargreaves Luebking (Editor)
0916489671
December 1996
Hardcover
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Midwest Book Review
Now in a newly revised edition, The Source: A Guidebook Of American Genealogy continues to be the primary reference work in its field. This new edition of The Source is intended to identify and describe the rich body of original research now available, and to facilitate the use of these so that family history can be preserved and enjoyed. Every chapter in this edition has been updated and fine-tuned based on the past 14 years of continuing research and scholarship. Because of the dramatic changes that have taken place in the field of genealogical research several chapters have been completely revised and two new chapters added ("Twentieth-Century Research" and "The Foundations of Family History Research". Whether a novice genealogist just starting out, or an experienced expert with years in the...


Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy
Val D. Greenwood
0806316217
July 2002
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Ten years after the release of the second edition (LJ 4/1/90), Greenwood returns with his updated and expanded guide to American genealogical research. Written in a friendly style, the book addresses aspects of the field that often challenge even the experienced researcher. Part 1's "Background to Research" discusses terminology, spelling and handwriting, evidence and standards of proof, libraries and reference materials, organizing and evaluating findings, and computers in genealogy (expanded from the second edition) and family history. Part 2's "Records and Their Use" covers compiled sources and newspapers, vital records, census returns, probate records and legal terminology, government and local land records, court records, women's property rights (a new chapter), church records, immigration records, military...


The Secret Universe of Names
Roy Feinson
1585675946
Oct 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Explains, in fascinating detail and name-by-name example, how the sounds of a name evoke basic, gut reactions and what this means for you and yours.

From the Publisher
Which names are the sexiest? The most powerful? How does your name or your child's name determine destiny? Why are 'I' people becomng doctors at four times the rate of 'O' people? Why do the Keiths of the business world statistically out-perform the Nigels by almost 300%? It's all in the most irresistible name book ever.

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Cool Names: for Babies
Pamela Redmond Satran, et al
0312304390
August 7, 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
The up-to-the minute word on what's hot and what's not from "the arbiters of hip baby names."-The Wall Street Journal

As America's leading baby-name experts, Pamela Redmond Satran and Linda Rosenkrantz hear the same question again and again: "What are the cool names?" Here are the fun, fresh answers, delivered with the authors' trademark wit and authority, including:

*HOT COOL--From the top 100 of cool to why Ivy is cooler than Ivana.
*COOL COOL--Famous names: movie characters, artists, athletes, musicians, and writers, even nanny diary names
*NEW COOL--Spiritual names like Pax or Eden; color names (Indigo, Lavender); music names (Jazz, Cadence, Madrigal); foreign word names (Luna, from the Spanish for moon; or Vero, Italian for truth).
*TOO COOL--Why not to...


To Our Children's Children
Bob Greene
0385467974
Feb 1993
Hardcover
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Book Description
A warm, accessible, step-by-step guide to creating precious personal histories from the memories of older people, by the best-selling author of Hang Time and his sister, journalist D. G. Fulford.

From the Publisher
A warm, accessible, step-by-step guide to creating precious personal histories from the memories of older people, by the best-selling author of Hang Time and his sister, journalist D. G. Fulford.

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Evidence! Citation & Analysis for the Family Historian
Elizabeth Shown Mills
0806315431
January 1, 1997
Hardcover
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Your Guide to the Family History Library: How to Access the World's Largest Genealogy Resource
Paula Stuart Warren
1558705783
August 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
The Family History Library in Salt Lake City is the world's largest archive of genealogy and family history materials. No other repository compares in the quantity and quality of its records. It is only fitting, then, that such an extraordinary facility warrants this exceptional guide. Intended for beginning and intermediate genealogists, this books enables readers to use the library's resources effectively, whether in Salt Lake City or from their home. They'll find: * Tips for trip preparation--advice for making the most of their time at the Family History Library * Guidelines for accessing the library collection from afar, including FamilySearch Internet and in 3,400 Family History Centers worldwide * The basics of family history research * Details on Family History Library records, including major U.S. and...


The Organized Family Historian : How to File, Manage, and Protect Your Genealogical Research and Heirlooms (National Genealogical Society Guides)
Ann Carter Fleming
1401601294
March 3, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description

It can take hours to research family history and it is easy to become inundated with stuff - paper records, recordings, photographs, notes, artifacts, and more information than one would imagine could ever exist. The usefulness of the collection is in the organization - using computers, archival boxes, files, and forms to help you put your hands on what you need when you need it. Also included, in this book, are instructions on the best ways to store and preserve one-of-a-kind family relics.

Fifth in the National Genealogical Society's Guide series, The Organized Family Historian will follow the same user-friendly format that makes the other books helpful at any level of genealogical experience. The NGS offers readers 100 years of research and experience.



Genealogy Handbook: The Complete Guide to Tracing Your Family Tree
Ellen Galford
076210645X
July 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The most extensive and Internet-savvy resource of its kind. This book delivers critical tools and proven techniques for research with results. Editorial consultant Ancestry.com, the world's leading resource for family history online, teaches how to navigate the Internet to find the information you need. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


Genealogy Online for Dummies
Matthew L. Helm
0764559648
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
The Helms have put together an excellent introductory guide to doing genealogical research online. They've avoided the usual trap of organizing their book by resources, which may be easy for the author but makes it harder on the user. So instead of devoting this chapter to useful Web sites, that chapter to valuable newsgroups, and so forth, they've organized the book in a way closer to the way you'd organize good family research.

They begin with a series of chapters on preparation, including doing initial groundwork, developing a plan, picking the names to begin researching, and locating ancestors geographically. Next, they deal with the means for finding valuable records and then delve into getting the most from your resources. Chapter 8, for example, discusses organizing and presenting your findings, while chapter 9...



Tracing Your Irish Ancestors, Third Edition
John Grenham
080631768X
January 1, 2006
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Written by a professional Irish genealogist at the Genealogical Office in Dublin, this book is the product of more than a decade of professional research. It focuses on tracing ancestors in Ireland and, while designed for researchers at different levels of experience, its intent is to provide help even for the "hard-bitten veteran." It is organized into three parts: Part 1 addresses the most basic genealogical sources (civil, census, church, and land records); Part 2 discusses more advanced tools (wills, emigration, deeds, newspapers, directories, and the Genealogical Office in Dublin); Part 3 offers a reference guide to a wide range of more fugitive resources (county source lists, printed family histories, church records, and research services, societies, and repositories). Revised editions could profit from more...


Surnames of Scotland : Their Origin, Meaning and History
George F. Black
0871041723

Hardcover
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Guide to Reference Books, 9th ed. (Chicago: American Library Association
A monumental work giving origin, meaning, and history of Scottish surnames from the earliest times, references to sources--Eugene P. Sheehy

Times Literary Suppliment (London)
Details of the names are drawn from official or other accredited sources, which are duly referred to and catalogued.

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