Genealogy has long been one of humanity's greatest obsessions. But with the rise of genetics, and increasing media attention to it through programs like Who Do You Think You Are? and Faces of America, we are now told that genetic markers can definitively tell us who we are and where we came from.
An introduction to genealogy offers readers information on tracing a family's heritage, explaining how to use Internet resources to aid one's search, and including tips for nontraditional families and special situations.
A manual on using the modern tools available to chart family histories. Clifford explains that while electronic databases, computer programs, and Internet resources have changed the field radically, the research principles remain those that have been established over centuries
5th Ed. an updated version to help keep you abreast of the dynamic changes and progress – and guide you step-by-step in discovering your family roots and stories.
Preserve Your Family's Precious Heirlooms! Your interest may be in the past, but permanently preserving your family's history relies on today's technology. Digitizing Your Family History will teach you easy methods for choosing and using scanners, copiers, digital cameras, and software to keep and share your work with others. Use your computer for more than a filing system!
Demonstrating how to obtain information and organize it into a lively narrative history, this practical guide helps curious homeowners chronicle the stories of their homes. Previous owners, architects, community newspapers, and local and state agencies are some of the valuable sources discussed. With these tools, homeowners can inexpensively and easily create a legacy that will enhance the emotional and financial value of their property for family and future owners. A state-by-state guide to resources is also included.
An easy-to-use guide to finding one's ancestors with the latest in new technology and scientific techniques? including blogs, web auctions, wikis, and YouTube
2nd ed. A guide to genealogy contains a discussion of the best research methods, record keeping techniques, and resources for uncovering family history information
Follow your family tree back to its roots in Bavaria, Baden, Prussia, Hesse, Saxony, Wurttemburg and beyond. This in-depth genealogy guide will walk you step by step through the exciting journey of researching your German heritage, whether your ancestors came from lands now in modern-day Germany or other German-speaking areas of Europe, including Austria, Switzerland, and enclaves across Eastern Europe.
Traces the history of genealogy in the United States, from its early preoccupation with social status and lineage, to a nineteenth-century search for Anglo-Saxon roots, to a twentieth-century acceptance of diversity and the introduction of DNA technology.
A guide to African American history and genealogy shares advice on tracing a family's African roots, explaining how to use the Internet, census reports, and other records to trace a family tree
Who are we, and where do we come from? The fundamental drive to answer these questions is at the heart of Finding Your Roots, the companion book to the hit PBS documentary series. The author investigates the genealogical histories of twenty-five prominent Americans, including Cory Booker, Martha Stewart, and Michelle Rodriguez.
A companion to the hit PBS documentary series explores how cutting-edge genomics and deep genealogical research are enabling unprecedented understandings of human heritage, tracing the histories of such notables as Ken Burns, Stephen King, and Derek Jeter.
2nd ed. Describes the types of collections available in libraries throughout the country, discusses such sources as newspapers, city directories, and cemetery records, and includes sections on African American and Native American genealogy.
This first-ever guide reveals special strategies for overcoming the unique challenges of tracing female genealogy. Readers will be able to uncover historical facts, personal accounts and recorded events to form an intriguing narrative biography of the women in their ancestries.
Family genealogists will find easy step-by-step suggestions for determining an Irish ancestor's place of origin, and advice for researching Irish records in America and on the Emerald Isle itself. Readers will find a wealth of information, such as: * the basic strategies of Irish research * working with home sources * accessing, making sense of and working with Irish records inside and outside of Ireland * making the most of Internet resources * using cemetery records, church records, estate records, military records and more! Dwight A. Radford and Kyle J. Betit are widely respected in the field of genealogy as Irish researchers.
Explore fundamental research techniques such as keeping a research log, interviewing relatives, making charts, citing sources, and using the Internet. Find out how to utilize more advanced methods to find information such as using census records, maps, cemeteries, church records, land, tax, and military records, early newspapers, immigration records and passenger lists, and naturalization and citizenship records. Suggestions are also included for preserving, displaying, and using your findings.
Offers practical information on how to organize, digitize, preserve, and share treasured family photographs.
This is a practical and encouraging how to book from a long time teacher of personal and family history writing. Katie Funk Wiebe helps beginning memoir writers get started collecting the stories of their lives. She gives hints for recalling distant memories and tracking down family heirlooms.
This updated 4th edition of “In Search of Your German Roots” is designed to help you trace your German ancestry; not only in Germany but in all the German- speaking areas of Europe, from the Baltic to the Crimea, from the Czech Republic to Belgium.
Drawing on evidence from social history, women's history, and the histories of photography and fashion, to name but a few, this book looks at a number of issues that have long perplexed and amused family historians.
The author describes his quest to uncover his family's history in Ireland and is joined by other writers who tell the stories of their trips to various locales around the globe in search of their roots.
Discover 13 extraordinary women from Colorado's past, including Martha Maxwell, one of the first female naturalists and taxidermists; Chipeta, a charismatic Ute Indian leader; and Sister Blandina Segale, a nun who befriended Billy the Kid.
Provides instructions on organizing family history files, interviewing family members, assembling to-do lists, research, and preserving photographs and heirlooms.
"In Shaking the Family Tree, Jackson dives headfirst into her family gene pool: flying cross-country to locate an ancient family graveyard, embarking on a weeklong genealogy Caribbean cruise, and even submitting her DNA for testing to try to find her Jacksons. And in the process of researching her own family lore (Who was Bullwhip Jackson?) she meets legions of other genealogy buffs who are as interesting as they are driven?from the boy who saved his allowance so he could order his great-grandfather's death certificate to the woman who spends her free time documenting the cemeteries of Colorado ghost towns"
The author provides more than 700 addresses from all over the world so that the genealogist or general researcher may contact any one of these organizations to obtain specific information about particular births, deaths, marriages, or other life events in order to complete a family tree.
An introduction to genealogy explains how to gather, organize, and share information about one's family history.
There are many useful general guides to genealogy that can tell you what to put in your family tree, but this one takes a specific look at what not to include in your narrative. This guide counsels users to follow the evidence, not adapt it to conform to their preconceived notions or their memories. Hite looks at recurring patterns in oral history, decoding the ethnic origins of family names, and the pitfalls of assuming nobility, fame, or wealth.
4th ed. New and expanded version. It provides readers with all the tools and information needed to jump into this Genealogy. What questions to ask, places for research, and interesting examples of each step along the way.
A social and cultural history of the men, women, and children who, as sugar beet tenders, gained permanent residency in northern Colorado in the Great Western Sugar Company sponsored colonies.
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.