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Genealogy Standards: 50th Anniversary Edition (2014)
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BCG [Board for Certification of Genealogists] offers these standards to the field as a guide to sound genealogical research and a way to assess the research outcomes that genealogists produce. They are standards for anyone who seeks to research and portray accurately people's lives, relationships, and histories.
The Family Tree German Genealogy Guide by James Beidler
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Explore Your German Ancestry! 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. In this book, you'll learn how to...
Preserving Your Family’s Oral History and Stories by Thomas MacEntee - PDF edition (electronic)
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Preserving Your Family’s Oral History and Stories provides you with all the information on the latest methods and tools used to capture and preserve those family stories. In addition, once you’ve learned how it easy it is to build a family archive of stories, you’ll want to share them with others using the tips and tricks provided in this book. 40 pages | Published Nov 2013 | PDF (download-only) edition
Military Bounty Land 1776-1855 by Christine Rose
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Finally, a guide book covering all aspects of bounty land from the Revolution through the last bounty land act of 1855. This book explains in detail why bounty land was granted, who was eligible, and the process that was needed to claim it. Learn about these incredibly rich documents holding all types of family information. The book includes an appendix of the laws granting bounty land. An indispensable guide to learning about and accessing these important underused records.
Pinning Your Family History by Thomas MacEntee - PDF edition (electronic)
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It seems that pinning sites are all the rage and becoming more popular. Sites like Pinterest and others can let you share your family history finds with family, friends and the public. But be warned! Pinning can become an addictive way to surf the Web! Besides Pinterest, sites like Google Maps, What Was There, History Pin and uencounter.me allow you to share your family photos and content easily! And you never know who will find that content and how you might connect with other genealogists. Pinning is the new “cousin bait!” 20 pages | Published Sep 2013 | PDF (download-only) edition
Family History Trippin': a Guide to Planning a Genealogy Research Trip by Thomas MacEntee - PDF edition (electronic)
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Whether you've been researching your family history for over twenty years or you are just getting started, there comes a time when you need a trip to assist you in your research. There are many options available to genealogists: some within the genealogy community and others in the greater travel industry that can be adapted for research trips. 28 pages | Published Sep 2013 | PDF (download-only) edition
Guide to Wolfram|Alpha for Genealogy and Family History Research by Thomas MacEntee - PDF edition (electronic)
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Most genealogists and family historians these days are familiar with a variety of search engines used to locate information on the Internet. These include Google, Bing, and Yahoo as well as specialty search engines such as Mocavo. The process is pretty straight-forward: you enter your search terms and you get back a list of links to relevant websites. But what if there were a search engine that allowed queries in the form of a question and, in fact, preferred that format? 31 pages | Published Sep 2013 | PDF (download-only) edition
Black's Law Dictionary on CD, 1st edition (1891) and 2nd edition (1910)
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Every genealogist, regardless of their time and place of interest, must have a copy of Black's Law Dictionary in their library. Legal terminology differs from place to place and time to time, and successful genealogical research depends on the clear understanding of this changing terminology. 2,485 pages on CD.
Google Earth for Genealogy Volume II Video-on-CD by Lisa Louise Cooke
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Google Earth has the power to geographically the lives of your ancestors. It's one of the most exciting online genealogical tools available, and best of all the Google Earth program is free. In this step-by-step video tutorial CD (Volume II) you will learn how to: Pinpoint Your Ancestors Property, Locate Original Land Surveys, Customize Placemarks and Add Photographs, Add Videos to Maps, Add Focus with Polygons and Paths, Incorporate 3D Models of Ancestral Locations, Create and Share Family History Tours.
Google Earth for Genealogy Volume I Video-on-CD by Lisa Louise Cooke
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Google Earth has the power to geographically the lives of your ancestors. It's one of the most exciting online genealogical tools available, and best of all the Google Earth program is free. In this step-by-step video tutorial CD you will learn how to: Download and Use Google Earth, Identify Where Old Photographs Were Taken, Explore Church Record Origins, Plot Ancestor Homesteads, Create Your Own Custom Historic Map Overlays, Save and Share Images.
How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers by Lisa Louise Cooke
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You're interested in learning more about your family history, and you've probably heard several people say "be sure to check old newspapers!" Sounds great, right? But which newspapers were around back then? And where are they now? This book provides you with a fool-proof research process, and is stuffed with everything you need for genealogical success.
The Genealogist's Google Toolbox by Lisa Louise Cooke
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When it comes to your tracing your family tree online, you need the right tools to get the job done! In The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox, renowned genealogy podcaster Lisa Louise Cooke helps you stuff your genealogy toolbox with FREE state-of-the-art Internet tools that are built to search, translate, message, and span the globe. You’ll travel outside the genealogy community and straight to the folks who dominate the online world: Google.
Courthouse Indexes Illustrated by Christine Rose
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This handy book illustrates over thirty indexes used in courthouses. Each has a simple explanation on how to use the index. Don't miss records of your family because of a misunderstanding of how to use the index in that county. Useful for those who go to the courthouse personally, or those who use microfilm.
Courthouse Research for Family Historians: Your Guide to Genealogical Treasures by Christine Rose
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The only guidebook devoted totally to courthouse research, from an author who has researched in more than 500 courthouses of the U.S. Christine starts with the preparation, giving advice on which courthouse to research first, how to prepare, and how to get past the clerks into the records. She then offers concrete examples of what will be found in each office, how to use the indexes in that office, and how to interpret what is found. Going beyond the location of the record, she discusses evaluation of the records, significance to the family's search, and many other facets of research. Written in a clear style, concise, and with many tips for novices to advanced researchers.
Genealogical Proof Standard: Building a Solid Case by Christine Rose
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The Genealogical Proof Standard is the standard set by the genealogical field to build a solid case, especially when there is no direct evidence providing an answer, or when there are conflicts in the evidence. This easy-to-read guide clearly sets forth the elements of this standard, and how to apply it to resolve genealogical problems. It leaves the reader with a good understanding of the five points of the GPS as distinguished from the three step classification process for evidence analysis. Many examples included. Paperback: 72 pages.
Digging Deeper: Using Essential Pre-1850 Records by Karen Clifford - PDF Edition (electronic)
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Digging Deeper is more than a reference book for genealogists, family historians, and reference librarians. It is an instruction manual for any family historian. Using Internet and computerized databases as a jumping-off point, you can find jewels of evidence in other less-commonly used records--those valued for the secrets they reveal about long-forgotten families. 352 pages | Published 2011 | PDF (download-only) edition | 8.5" x 11" | Full color
Digital Imaging Essentials by Geoff Rasmussen
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Includes the electronic (PDF) version of the book ($14.95 value) FREE! It will be emailed to you within 1 business day. Genealogists use digital imaging technology every day. But what they do not know about it can harm their digital treasures. They have needed a comprehensive, easy-to-read guide, full of illustrated step-by-step instructions to learn how to digitize, organize, preserve, share, and backup their digital collections. Your wait is over. You now have Digital Imaging Essentials: Techniques and Tips for Genealogists and Family Historians at your fingertips. There are some books that are meant for the coffee table, but this book belongs with you at your computer. From the very first page you will notice that this book is much more than a boring instructional manual - it is full of real-life examples that not only teach you the right buttons to push, but it thoroughly explains how to get the most of your digital imaging experience. AND this book is written specifically for genealogists! 150 pages | Published Nov 2012 | Perfect-bound Paperback | 8.5" x 11" | Black/white
Digital Imaging Essentials by Geoff Rasmussen - PDF Edition (electronic)
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Genealogists use digital imaging technology every day. But what they do not know about it can harm their digital treasures. They have needed a comprehensive, easy-to-read guide, full of illustrated step-by-step instructions to learn how to digitize, organize, preserve, share, and backup their digital collections. Your wait is over. You now have Digital Imaging Essentials: Techniques and Tips for Genealogists and Family Historians at your fingertips. There are some books that are meant for the coffee table, but this book belongs with you at your computer. From the very first page you will notice that this book is much more than a boring instructional manual - it is full of real-life examples that not only teach you the right buttons to push, but it thoroughly explains how to get the most of your digital imaging experience. AND this book is written specifically for genealogists! 150 pages | Published Nov 2012 | PDF (download-only) edition | 8.5" x 11" | Full color
Online State Resources for Genealogy by Michael Hait, CG - PDF edition (electronic)
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This book is a state-by-state guide to free online resources for genealogical research in the United States. It explores the available online collections of state archives, historical societies, university and public libraries, and other local repositories. 1,142 pages | Published Dec 2013 | PDF edition
Hey, America, Your Roots Are Showing by Megan Smolenyak
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You've heard of the Dog Whisperer? Meet the Ancestor Rescuer. Part forensic scientist, part master sleuth, Megan Smolenyak2 has solved some of America's oldest and most fascinating genealogical mysteries. You've read the headlines; now get the inside story as the "Indiana Jones of genealogy" reveals how she cracked her news-making cases, became the face of this increasingly popular field—and redefined history along the way. 288 pages.
Family History Toolbox by Paul Larsen - PDF edition (electronic)
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Cutting-Edge Tools and Gadgets to Make Your Family History Research Easier, Faster, and More Fun
This is a simplified, fully-illustrated, easy-to-read eBook to learn about all of the latest new tools and gadgets for family history - and how they can help you plant, nourish, and grow your family tree, and connect to your ancestors. 140 pages | Published Feb 2012 | PDF edition
Using Google Power to Connect to Your Ancestors by Paul Larsen - PDF edition (electronic)
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A Simplified Guide to Harnessing the 'Full-Power of Google' to Discover Your Family Tree and Story
This is a simplified, illustrated eBook about using Google power to connect to your ancestors. You will learn how to use the “full-power of Google” to help you discover your family tree and story. It will undoubtedly help you greatly in discovering your family roots, filling-in missing information on your family tree, and adding richness to your family story. You will learn about the many free, useful, even-indispensable Google tools and services to help you connect to your ancestors. It contains “live” (hyperlinked) websites, linked YouTube tutorial videos, and many other resources in a user-friendly format. 40 pages | Published Jan 2012 | PDF edition
Who Do You Think You Are?: The Essential Guide to Tracing Your Family History
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The ground-breaking NBC series Who Do You Think You Are? takes seven of America's best-loved celebrities-from Lisa Kudrow to Susan Sarandon-on an emotional journey to trace their family history and discover who they really are. The revelations are sometimes shocking, sometimes heartbreaking, and always fascinating. With the Who Do You Think You Are? companion guide, you will learn how to chart your own journey into your past and discover the treasures hidden in your family tree. Featuring step-by-step instructions from Megan Smolenyak, one of America's top genealogical researchers, Who Do You Think You Are? covers everything a beginner needs to know to start digging into their roots. 224 pages.
Finding the Civil War in Your Family Album
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Maureen Taylor, the Photo Detective, turns her attention to portraits
and pictures taken in the Civil War era to help you find wartime stories
in your family photo collection. These images, whether it's a man in
uniform or a woman posing with her children, tell the story of your
family's involvement in a critical period of history. If you're not sure
if your photo dates from that timeframe, this book will help you
determine when it was taken. 192 pages, 7"x10".
Fashionable Folks: Bonnets and Hats 1840-1900
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Maureen Taylor, The Photo Detective explores the history of toques and
top hats, bowlers, and bonnets to add another dimension to understanding
your family photographs. 190 pages, 6"x9".
Hairstyles 1840-1900
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Using the clues explained in this book, you can learn a surprising amount about your ancestors by studying their buns, braids and beards. This book is particularly useful to genealogists, social and personal historians, costume designers and hairstylists. This is a completely new and revised edition of the 1996 classic and includes color illustrations of men, women, children and some very unusual styles.
The Official Unofficial Guide to Using Legacy Family Tree by Geoff Rasmussen
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Thousands of Legacy Family Tree users have relied on our Legacy News blog to bring them the latest genealogy news, Legacy tricks, and technology tips. In fact, many of you have been begging us to compile, categorize, and index the past six years of articles so you can have a complete guide in one place.

Your wait is over. You now have The Official Unofficial Guide to Using Legacy Family Tree: Plus Research Advice, News, Views, and Technology Tips at your fingertips. From the very first page you will notice that this book is much more than a boring instructional manual – it is full of real-life examples that not only teach you the right buttons to push, but it thoroughly explains how to get the most out of your favorite genealogy software program – Legacy Family Tree. You will also learn about the latest genealogy technologies, methods of organizing your paper files, and read inspirational stories that can help lead you to one Genealogy Happy Dance after another. 306 pages | Published Oct 2011 | Perfect-bound Paperback | 8.5" x 11" | Black/white
The Official Unofficial Guide to Using Legacy Family Tree by Geoff Rasmussen - PDF edition (electronic)
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Thousands of Legacy Family Tree users have relied on our Legacy News blog to bring them the latest genealogy news, Legacy tricks, and technology tips. In fact, many of you have been begging us to compile, categorize, and index the past six years of articles so you can have a complete guide in one place.

Your wait is over. You now have The Official Unofficial Guide to Using Legacy Family Tree: Plus Research Advice, News, Views, and Technology Tips at your fingertips. From the very first page you will notice that this book is much more than a boring instructional manual – it is full of real-life examples that not only teach you the right buttons to push, but it thoroughly explains how to get the most out of your favorite genealogy software program – Legacy Family Tree. You will also learn about the latest genealogy technologies, methods of organizing your paper files, and read inspirational stories that can help lead you to one Genealogy Happy Dance after another. 306 pages | Published Oct 2011 | PDF edition
Preserving Your Family Photographs
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Maureen A. Taylor, author of Uncovering Your Ancestry Through Family Photographs, provides all the information you need to care for your family photograph collection. She outlines in straightforward steps how to add value to your home collection by using the methods that conservators and photo curators use every day!
Crash Course in Family History, 5th edition
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A STEP-BY-STEP, COLORFULLY-ILLUSTRATED, EASY-TO-UNDERSTAND GUIDEBOOK featuring 3-easy-steps to trace your family roots and stories. Walks you through the fascinating family history journey hand-in-hand! It couldn't be easier!

Crash Course in Family History, 5th edition (Download Only)
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A STEP-BY-STEP, COLORFULLY-ILLUSTRATED, EASY-TO-UNDERSTAND GUIDEBOOK featuring 3-easy-steps to trace your family roots and stories. Walks you through the fascinating family history journey hand-in-hand! It couldn't be easier!

Megan Smolenyak Bundle
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Includes Megan Smolenyak's 288-page-book, Hey, America, Your Roots Are Showing; her 224-page-book, Who Do You Think You Are?: The Essential Guide to Tracing Your Family History, and her webinar-on-CD, Reverse Genealogy: Finding the Living.
Social Networking for Genealogists
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This book describes the wide array of social networking services that are now available online and highlights how these services can be used by genealogists to share information, photos, and videos with family, friends, and other researchers. Each chapter guides you through a unique category of social networking services using genealogy-related examples. From blogs and wikis to Facebook and Second Life, author Drew Smith shows you how to incorporate these powerful new tools into your family history research.
AniMap Bundle
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Includes AniMap and its training video CD for one lower price.
AniMap 3.0.2
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Find old towns and counties long-since disappeared from the map or that have changed names. AniMap displays over 2,300 maps to show the changing county boundaries for each of the adjacent United States for every year since colonial times. Essential software for U.S. research. You can also purchase the Download-Only version of AniMap.
AniMap 3.0.2 (Download Only)
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Find old towns and counties long-since disappeared from the map or that have changed names. AniMap displays over 2,300 maps to show the changing county boundaries for each of the adjacent United States for every year since colonial times. Essential software for U.S. research. You can also purchase the CD-version of AniMap.
AniMap Training Video CD
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AniMap has long been known to be the best resource for understanding the changing county boundaries in the U.S. and parts of Canada. Learning how to use it has been the researcher's challenge. Developed by Millennia's Geoff Rasmussen, the instruction helps overcome AniMap's learning curve and teaches genealogy methodology at the same time.
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Centennia Historical Atlas Software
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Centennia is a map-based guide to the history of Europe and the Middle East from the beginning of the 11th century to the present. It is a dynamic, animated historical atlas including over 9,000 border changes.
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Centennia Historical Atlas Software (Download Only)
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Centennia is a map-based guide to the history of Europe and the Middle East from the beginning of the 11th century to the present. It is a dynamic, animated historical atlas including over 9,000 border changes.
The Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy - PDF version
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"Recommended as the most comprehensive how-to book on American genealogical and local history research." - Library Journal

PDF format (requires Adobe Reader), 676 pages, published in 2000, reprinted in 2005.
The Legacy Family - PDF version
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Whether you are just starting out or a seasoned professional, The Legacy Family, written by Legacy user Mark Lang, shows you all the new features found in Legacy 7 - from installation to starting your family tree, and how to customize the program. There are also important chapters dealing with advanced features such as searching, sharing, publishing and making your data safe. More importantly, The Legacy Family shows a unique perspective of how each of the add-ons available for the program can be integrated into your family history project. PDF format (requires Adobe Reader), 495pp, published 2008.

Finding Italian Roots - PDF version
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Since Finding Italian Roots first appeared in 1993, an ever increasing number of Americans have become interested in tracing their Italian heritage. This thoroughly revised, updated, and expanded Second Edition provides up-to-date information about accessing and interpreting the vast universe of materials available for tracking Italian ancestors and recording their stories for future generations. It contains more state and local sources, more point-by-point explanations, more step-by-step instructions, more "insider" hints and helps, more illustrations, more specific examples, plus an expanded glossary and annotated bibliography, and numerous Internet websites in both English and Italian--all brought vividly to life through the colorful stories of real Italian and Italian-American ancestors. Whether you are just beginning your investigations or have been doing genealogy for years, this guide will help maximize your investment of time, effort, and money.
PDF format (requires Adobe Reader), 206 pages, published 2003, reprinted 2008.
In Search Of Your German Roots - PDF version
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This updated 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. Like all books by Angus Baxter, it shows you how to conduct your research by correspondence and e-mail; how to work in your own home, at your computer, using the resources of libraries and archives or the records of church and state.
PDF format (requires Adobe Reader), 127 pages, published 2008.
Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace
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Evidence Explained is the definitive guide to the citation and analysis of historical sources, and the perfect companion to Legacy Family Tree's SourceWriter™. Evidence Explained features over 1,000 citation models, including how to cite digital media: websites, digital books, DVDs, CDs, podcasts and more. Hard copy, 885 pages, published 2009, second edition.

Ancestral Trails. The Complete Guide to British Genealogy and Family History, 2nd Edition
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This is the second edition of the book that has been called the Bible of British genealogy. Originally published in 1997 in association with the Society of Genealogists (London), and now revised and updated to reflect the latest developments in the field, Ancestral Trails enables the researcher to form a coherent picture of past generations by describing virtually every class of record in every repository and library in Britain. 896 pages, paperback, published in 2006.
The Digital Family History Guidebook (Download Only)
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All the rules and "mine fields" for digital imaging. Learn about easier scanning, using sound, digital cameras, video and GPS, making digital scrapbooks, creating hard-bound books, preservation & archiving, and much more.

This is included with the Heritage Collector Suite.

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