Genealogy: How to Climb your Family Tree without Falling Out

BOOK 1

BEGINNER

  • 1 BIRTH AND MARRIAGE RECORDS:  Live a Little, Love a Little
  • 2 DEATH RECORDS:  Going, Going, Gone
  • 3 INTERVIEWING RELATIVES:  Did I Ever Tell You The Story About…
  • 4 ORGANIZATION:  Now Where Did I Put That?
  • 5 GETTING LOCATIONS RIGHT:  They Lived Someplace That Didn’t Exist Yet?
  • 6 CENSUS RECORDS – I:  You’re Howwww Old?
  • 7 OLD HANDWRITING:  18th & 19th Centuries – Watch Your P’s and Q’s
  • 8 LIBRARIES & INTERNET:  Great Grampa’s In Cyberspace
  • 9 MILITARY RECORDS:  Late 19th to Early 20th Century
  • 10 CENSUS RECORDS – II:  Make the Jots and Tittles Count

 

INTERMEDIATE

  • 11 YEARLY TAX RECORDS:  You Mean Taxes Were Good?
  • 12 FRATERNAL ORGANIZATIONS:  Where the Good Ole Boys Gathered
  • 13 CIVIL WAR:  Now you quit hitting your brother!
  • 14 MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR:  Hey, Amigos!
  • 15 GENEALOGY TRIPS – I:  Away! I’m Gone Away!
  • 16 GENEALOGY TRIPS – II:  On the Road Again
  • 17 WAR OF 1812:  That’s Mine! No, It’s Mine!
  • 18 REVOLUTIONARY WAR – I:  Family Feud
  • 19 REVOLUTIONARY WAR – II:  The Apron Strings Finally Cut
  • 20 NEWSPAPERS:  Nose for News

 

  • Appendix One:  STATE DEPARTMENTS
  • Appendix 2:  US CENSUS CATEGORIES
  • Appendix 3:  NICKNAMES AND LATINIZED NAMES
  • Appendix 4:  SAMPLE DEEDS
  • Appendix 5:  SAMPLE WILLS
  • Appendix 6:  U.S. NATIONAL ARCHIVES
  • Appendix 7:  NEWSPAPER ARCHIVES BY STATE

ILLUSTRATIONS

Chapter 2       DEATH RECORDS

  •             Grown-up Cemetery
  •             Cleared Cemetery

Chapter 13     CIVIL WAR

  •             Muster Rolls
  •             Muster Out
  •             Pension 1
  •             Pension 2

Chapter 17     WAR OF 1812

  •             Soldier’s Record

Chapter 19     REVOLUTIONARY WAR

  •             Promotion
  •             Accounting

Chapter 20     NEWSPAPERS

  •             Newspaper Page from 1629
  •             Runaway Slave Ad from 1736
  •             Virginia Gazette Page from 1772

 

BOOK 2

COLONIAL

  • 21 PLAT MAPPING OLD DEEDS:  Walk Where They Walked
  • 22 INDIAN WARS:  Which Way Did He Go?
  • 23 COLONIAL RECORDS – I:  Ye Olde Papers
  • 24 COLONIAL RECORDS – II – British, Spanish, French, Dutch:  Strangers in Our Midst
  • 25 HISTORICAL NOVELS AS RESEARCH:  Treasures in Your Easy Chair
  • 26 ANCESTRY, LDS, CYNDI & ARCHIVEGRID:  At Your Service
  • 27 CHURCH RECORDS:  Amen to That!
  • 28 INSURANCE COMPANIES & BANKS:  All Fired Up
  • 29 IMMIGRANTS;  After a Voyage Like That, Who’d Want to Go Back?
  • 30 MIGRATION PATTERNS:  He Went Thata Way

 

MEDIEVAL

  • 31 DNA:  Straight from GrGrGrGrGrGr Grampa
  • 32 BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, DEATHS BACK TO THE MIDDLE AGES:  It’s a Family Thing
  • 33 EUROPEAN CHURCH RECORDS:  Parishable
  • 34 SOLDIERY:  Who Goes There?
  • 35 GUILDS:  It’s a Crafty Business
  • 36 READING MIDDLE ENGLISH:  You Call That English?
  • 37 ARCHIVES BACK TO THE MIDDLE AGES:  That’s Really Old
  • 38 VISITATIONS –  MEDIEVAL CENSUSES & PEDIGREES:  Counting Those Who Most Counted
  • 39 ROYALTY & PEERAGE:  So You Have Royal Blood in You
  • 40 GENTRY –  Knights, Gentlemen & Yeomen:  Gentleman’s Gentleman

 

  • Appendix 8:  STATE ARCHIVES
  • Appendix 9:  IMMIGRANT SOURCE CODES
  • Appendix 10:  US CHURCH ARCHIVES
  • Appendix 11:  LATIN WORDS FOUND IN PARISH RECORDS
  • Appendix 12:  17TH CENTURY WORDS THAT ARE OBSOLETE TODAY
  • Appendix 13:  A SAMPLING OF VISITATIONS IN ENGLAND
  • Appendix 14:  PEERAGES IN ENGLAND

 

ILLUSTRATIONS

Chapter 33 – EUROPEAN CHURCH RECORDS

  •             Christening Record
  •             Marriage Record

Chapter 36 – READING MIDDLE ENGLISH

  •             Old/Middle English Alphabet

Chapter 38 – MEDIEVAL CENSUS

  •             Domesday Book of 1086

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