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Technology, Software and Supplies for the Family Historian

The Ancestor Shop is a premier genealogy supply store for those young in spirit. Here you’ll find the best up-to-date electronics as well as the traditional supplies that support our passion in honoring our ancestors. Check out the useful free blog posts that will be available in the center column on genealogy tips and tricks too. It will have many new reviews of the “best of the best” family tree resources. Here’s to Genealogy. Enjoy. Enjoy.
Linda Coate, D.B.A.

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Death of a Headmistress (Janet Burney Genealogy Novellas)

Death of a Headmistress is a Janet Burney novella. (17,000 words.)

Janet Burney, a more-or-less retired private investigator, has been helping Grace Harding, headmistress emerita of Glendower School, research her family history. Just as Dr. Harding is about to learn the answer to a genealogical question she's been working on for three years, she commits suicide.
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Lineage book of the charter members of the Daughters of the American Revolution

Lineage book of the charter members of the Daughters of the American Revolution. 364 Pages.

Genealogy at a Glance: Irish Genealogy Research

Building on years of experience, Irish genealogy expert Brian Mitchell tells you succinctly about the sources used in Irish research, where to find them, and how to use them.

In a few deft sentences he provides all the basic instruction you need, focusing on key record sources and materials for further reference, and finishing with a summing up of record repositories and online sources. From emigration lists and surname histories to church registers and census records–each accompanied with important background information–he very cleverly lays out the whole of Irish genealogical research, providing what is arguably the best four pages ever written on the subject.
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Deadly Pedigree: A Nick Herald Genealogical Mystery

Mystery, genealogy, murder! Climbing Louisiana family trees can be deadly. Nick Herald, a professional genealogist working in New Orleans, searches for possible Louisiana relatives of a lonely Holocaust survivor. After the shocking murder of the elderly man who was his client, Nick fears that something much more sinister than innocent genealogical curiosity lurks in the shadows. He must find the truth! What buried secrets haunt the present? To find out, Nick warily navigates a dangerous forest of mysteries with roots in Jewish and African American tribulations and triumphs. His investigation delves deeply into the unique history and complex ethnic gumbo of Louisiana. He struggles to unravel a tangled tale of betrayal, bigotry, lust, shame, and love spanning oceans and continents and two centuries of Louisiana’s past, back to the Civil War, slavery days, and beyond. Ultimately, Nick makes courageous decisions to right old wrongs and expose the guilty, while fighting desperately to outsmart his foes, stay alive, and save all that he holds dear!

Start & Run a Personal History Business: Get Paid to Research Family Ancestry and Write Memoirs (Start and Run A)

Anyone interested in genealogy, personal history and memoirs can turn their passion into a business. Communities, families, and even corporations are increasingly seeking out professional writers and historians to record their stories. For anyone who is interested in personal history and writing, this is an essential resource for turning your passion into an income source. Written by experienced personal historian and entrepreneur Jennifer Campbell, it covers topics such as: how to actually do the work, starting up, education and training, marketing and expansion. All books in the Self-Counsel Press Start & Run series are written in clear language and includes a CD-ROM packed with resources and templates to help you get started. This CD-ROM includes: a template for a first project, a sample business plan, a sample marketing plan, links to associations and online resources, examples of personal history research – and more!

On the Genealogy of Morals and Ecce Homo, Edited with Commentary by Walter Kaufmann

Genealogy and Ethnicity: How to Interpret the Clues

Genealogy and Ethnicy: How To Interpret the Clues, is an essential guide to the often asked question, "What is my next step?" Johari Ade has given the reader valuable information on how to extract clues from various documents, and once extracted, how to further your research with the information found. The reader learns valuable details about how to use the census to determine how various ethnic groups were listed on the census over the years, and how to use political history to find your particular ethnic group. Within the book, the author provides a sample of over sixty questions that might be asked in an oral interview and assists the reader by providing actual copies of useful documents that might be encountered during one's research. This is a helpful guide for both beginners, just learning how to trace their family tree and for "seasoned" researchers who are wondering how to get through a brick wall. This book is the result by many requests from readers of the author's first book, "Ten Generations of Bondage: Eleven Generations of Faith. Both books are currently available for purchase on or through your favorite bookstore.

Evidence! Citation & Analysis for the Family Historian

Every devoted genealogist is concerned with citations in their analysis for their genealogy. Accurate citations are necessary so that the evidence can be judged and if necessary allows for the research to be repeated. The author makes it easy to help genealogists (particularly the non-expert) to make sense out of citations and to improve their genealogy search. THIS BOOK IS CONSIDERED A GENEALOGY "MUST!"

Evidence Explained:Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace 2nd Edition

Following its enthusiastic reception in 2007, we are pleased to announce a new edition of what is now the definitive guide to the citation and analysis of historical sources, a guide so thorough that it leaves nothing to chance, whether you want a podcast or a census record. The new second edition of Evidence Explained includes updates to numerous websites, new models for electronic sources such as blogs and online forums, and new model citations to traditional and non-traditional genealogical sources, thus continuing its role as the single-most comprehensive style manual for genealogical writing and publishing.

Quillen’s Essentials of Genealogy: Tracing Your European Roots

Genealogy expert W. Daniel Quillen offers valuable tools and resources for anyone wishing to know more about their European ancestors.
The United States is largely a nation populated by people of European roots, and many do-it-yourself genealogists find themselves in need of scouring European records to find their ancestors. This volume of Quillen’s Essentials of Genealogy shows readers how to do their own research to uncover their European ancestry. This book will cover the following topics:
· Where to find European records
· How to access European records
· How to use the Internet to help you in your search
· Pitfalls and issues in obtaining European records
· Research tips for England, Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, and other European nations

Genealogy remains America’s favorite hobby, and Americans of European descent will find a treasure trove of information in this book!