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Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist's Guide
by , Nicole Dyer

Language

English

Pages

250

Publication Date

February 26, 2018

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Are you stuck in your genealogical research? Wondering how to make progress on your brick wall problems? Discover the process that a professional genealogist uses to solve difficult cases. Diana Elder shares her step-by-step method using real world examples, easily understood by any level of genealogist; written for the researcher ready to take their skills to the next level. Learn how to form an objective, review your research by creating a timeline analysis, construct a locality guide to direct your research, create a plan, style source citations, set up a research log to organize and track your searches, and write a report detailing your findings and ideas for future research. Work samples and templates are included.<br />
The Genealogy Do-Over Workbook
by Thomas MacEntee

Language

English

Pages

98

Publication Date

December 26, 2015

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Back in December 2014, I made a big announcement online and in social media: Genealogy and I are parting ways. Done. Finished. Game over.<br /><br />Have you ever said to yourself, 鈥淭hat鈥檚 it! I鈥檝e had it and it just isn鈥檛 worth it anymore!鈥?Well, have you? Sort of like the character Howard Beale in the movie Network when he says, live on air, 鈥淚鈥檓 mad as hell and I鈥檓 not going to take it anymore!鈥?lt;br /><br />By the end of 2014, after more than 25 years of researching my own family history, that is how I felt.<br /><br />My Past Genealogy Research Frustrates Me!<br /><br />While many who read my post thought that I was leaving the genealogy community or closing down my genealogy business, I had to clarify what I meant by 鈥渓eaving:鈥?Starting in 2015, I planned on setting my 20+ years of genealogy research aside and starting over. From scratch.<br /><br />Seriously. How many times have you thought about doing the same thing? Did you start your research the same way I did, by just collecting names, grabbing stuff from other online trees, or pasting text into your genealogy software? Lately, has the prospect of going back and citing sources or proving facts and evidence brought you down and ruined your genealogy buzz? Do you throw up your hands and say, 鈥淚 give up!鈥?only to return to the same review and edit process days or weeks later?<br /><br />If you are like me, you need a genealogy makeover. Better yet, a Genealogy Do-Over. That is what I decided to call the journey upon which I embarked in early 2015. Now I want you to come along.<br /><br />Genealogy Do-Over: A New Journey of Genealogical Discovery<br /><br />Here is the short summary of The Genealogy Do-Over: I set aside everything* related to my genealogy research including notebooks, papers, and even digitized files and my genealogy database files and START OVER. I鈥檓 hitting the reset button. I鈥檓 allowing myself to have a do-over! (* certain items such as vital records ordered and paid for or research gathered on long-distance trips can be retained).<br /><br />Since I started my initial research, much has changed in the areas of genealogy research methodology and education. I now realize the need to collect facts and track them properly, including the use of source citations. I now understand the process of analyzing evidence and proving facts to reach a conclusion. In essence, I know a lot more about the 鈥減rocess鈥?of genealogical research and I want to put it to use.<br /><br />This is not to say that I have not been following proven guidelines when it comes to finding family history. For my research clients (mostly pro bono), I actually employ all the methods advocated by many in the genealogy community. However, when it comes to my own research from years ago, I am not walking the walk . . . I have just been talking the talk.<br /><br />It is not always easy to 鈥渨alk backwards鈥?and review every bit of information gathered over the years. Instead, I wanted to do more than re-walk a trodden path: I wanted to head out from the same starting point and see where the journey took me. I knew I would have access to better tools, better knowledge and be better equipped for each twist and turn. Now, I encourage you to join me on this journey.<br /><br />The Genealogy Do-Over journey is constructed of 12 Steps that can be easily followed. You can choose to pace yourself as you see fit. You can even decide to drop some of the less important tasks and add your own. Do whatever it takes to ensure that you are on a firm footing to finding your ancestors.
Index of Hamilton County, Ohio Reported Court Records 1841 - 1869
by Jeffrey Herbert

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English

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Publication Date

March 18, 2017

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This index contains the names of individuals in over 25,700 court cases reported in The Cincinnati Enquirer, before 1869. Many of the records housed in the Hamilton County courthouse were destroyed by a riot and subsequent fire in March 1884. This index attempts to recreate as many court cases as possible from daily summaries reported in this local newspaper, which can provide valuable information to the family history researcher. <br />Typical cases reported include: Probate Court (wills and estates, guardianships, insanity cases, adoptions, probate notices), Common Pleas Court (divorces, civil disputes, property cases and petitions, bastardy and criminal cases) and Superior and District Court (appeals), and coroner inquests.
A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Human Story Retol...
by Adam Rutherford

Language

English

Pages

420

Publication Date

September 25, 2017

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<b>National Book Critics Circle Award鈥?017 Nonfiction Finalist<br /><br /> 鈥淣othing less than a tour de force鈥攁 heady amalgam of science, history, a little bit of anthropology and plenty of nuanced, captivating storytelling.鈥濃€?lt;i><b>The New York Times Book Review</b></i><b>, Editor's Choice</b><br /><br /> A <i>National Geographic</i> Best Book of 2017</b><br /><br /> In our unique genomes, every one of us carries the story of our species鈥攂irths, deaths, disease, war, famine, migration, and a lot of sex. But those stories have always been locked away鈥攗ntil now. Who are our ancestors? Where did they come from? Geneticists have suddenly become historians, and the hard evidence in our DNA has blown the lid off what we thought we knew. Acclaimed science writer Adam Rutherford explains exactly how genomics is completely rewriting the human story鈥攆rom 100,000 years ago to the present.
The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy
by Blaine Bettinger

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

August 13, 2019

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<b>Unlock the family secrets in your DNA!</b><br /><br /> Discover the answers to your family history mysteries using the most cutting edge tool available. This plain-English guide (newly updated and expanded to include th latest DNA developments) will teach you what DNA tests are available; the pros and cons of the major testing companies; and how to choose the right test to answer your specific genealogy questions.聽 And once you've taken a DNA test, this guide will help you use your often-overwhelming results, with tips for understanding ethnicity estimates, navigating suggested cousin matches, and using third-party tools like GEDmatch to further analyze your data. <br /><br /> The book features:<br /><br /> <br /> 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Colorful diagrams and expert definitions that explain key DNA terms and concepts such as haplogroups and DNA inheritance patterns<br /> 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Detailed guides to each of the major kinds of DNA tests and tips for selecting the DNA test that can best help you solve your family mysteries, with case studies showing how each can be useful<br /> 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Information about third-party tools you can use to more thoroughly analyze your test results once you've received them<br /> 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Test comparison guides and research forms to help you select the most appropriate DNA test and organize your results <br /> 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Insights into how adoptees and others who know little about their ancestry can benefit from DNA testing<br /><br /> Whether you've just heard of DNA testing or you've tested at all three major companies, this guide will give you the tools you need to unpuzzle your DNA and discover what it can tell you about your family tree.
Genealogy Standards Second Edition
by Ancestry.com

Language

English

Pages

86

Publication Date

March 05, 2019

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<p>Family historians depend upon thousands of people unknown to them. They exchange research with others; copy information from books and databases; and write libraries, societies, and government offices. At times they even hire professionals to do legwork in distant areas and trust strangers to solve important problems. But how can a researcher be assured that he or she is producing or receiving reliable results? This official manual from the Board of Certification for Genealogists provides a standard by which all genealogists can pattern their work.</p>
When the Pieces Begin to Fit
by Neiki Jones

Language

English

Pages

62

Publication Date

October 09, 2019

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<p><i>鈥淔reeing yourself was one thing; claiming ownership of that freed self was another.鈥?lt;/i> <strong>~ Toni Morrison ~</strong></p><p>Do you understand what it means to walk in your truth? To do so, you must learn to let go, remove all fear, and be honest with self.</p><p><i>When the Pieces Begin to Fit</i> is an insightful look into the life of the author. On the pages of this book, Neiki speaks on her struggles with low self-esteem, a suicide attempt, her divorce, and not being complete. For many years, she viewed herself as 鈥渓ess than,鈥?not realizing that God had equipped her with a purpose: Her tragic experiences would help others persevere through their own moments of uncertainty. Neiki understands all too well the issues that plague our society, including rejection, abandonment, low self-esteem, wanting to fit in, and suicide because she went through them all.</p><p>As you read, you may find that your story and hers are similar. Penned to uplift and encourage you, this book will inspire you never to give up and always strive for more. You are more than your 鈥渟ituation.鈥?Dive in and learn how to go over those obstacles to become better as your purpose is birthed!</p><p><i>When the Pieces Begin to Fit</i> is a true testament of a birthed obstacle!</p>
Mastering Genealogical Documentation (NGS Special Topics Series B...
by Thomas Jones

Language

English

Pages

556

Publication Date

July 06, 2017

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A guide to learning the principles of accurate and flexible genealogical documentation for your family history.<br /><br />Genealogical documentation gives your work credibility. Without adequate documentation, a well-researched family history or tree looks like fiction. Mastering Genealogical Documentation teaches genealogists how to cite all kinds of sources clearly, completely, and accurately鈥攊ncluding sources for which no model citation exists. In this new step-by-step guidebook, Dr. Thomas W. Jones presents a fresh view on the art of documentation. Readers will learn how to describe and cite their sources with artistry, clarity, conciseness, completeness, and competence so that their work will meet the genealogy field's published standards.<br /><br />Mastering Genealogical Documentation provides a foundation in the principles, logic, and decisions that underpin genealogical documentation. Learning principles, patterns, and logic gives genealogists flexibility and choice as they create their own structured documentation.<br /><br />This essential text offers exercises at the end of each chapter (with answers at the back of the book) to reinforce concepts and provide opportunities for practice.
My Ancestor Settled in the British West Indies (My Ancestor serie...
by John Titford

Language

English

Pages

250

Publication Date

November 12, 2014

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This book is a comprehensive guide to locating and using records of British ancestors who moved to the British West Indies, and also Bermuda, British Guiana (Guyana) and British Honduras (Belize). Arranged in an easy to use, territory by territory format, John Titfords book will guide you through the available records, and also warn you of the pitfalls which may lay along the way.<br />
Mastering Genealogical Proof
by Thomas W. Jones

Language

English

Pages

178

Publication Date

December 04, 2013

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Mastering Genealogical Proof aims to help researchers, students, and new family historians reconstruct relationships and lives of people they cannot see. It presents content in digestible chunks. Each chapter concludes with problems providing practice for proficiently applying the chapter鈥檚 concepts. Those problems, like examples throughout the book, use real records, real research, and real issues. Answers are at the back of the book along with a glossary of technical terms and an extensive resource list.

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