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A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Human Story Retol...
by Adam Rutherford

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English

Pages

420

Publication Date

September 25, 2017

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<DIV><B>National Book Critics Circle Award—2017 Nonfiction Finalist<BR /><BR /> “Nothing less than a tour de force—a heady amalgam of science, history, a little bit of anthropology and plenty of nuanced, captivating storytelling.”—<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—births, deaths, disease, war, famine, migration, and a lot of sex. But those stories have always been locked away—until 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—from 100,000 years ago to the present.</DIV>
Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist's Guide
by , Nicole Dyer

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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 Family Tree Toolkit: A Comprehensive Guide to Uncovering Your...
by Kenyatta D. Berry

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English

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November 06, 2018

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The popularity of Family History has increased over the past five years due to TV shows like <i>Genealogy Roadshow</i>, <i>Finding Your Roots</i>, and <i>Who Do You Think You Are?</i> The ability to access records online has opened up the one time hobby for genealogy enthusiasts to the mainstream.<p><br /><br />Companies like Ancestry.com, Familysearch.org, Findmypast.com, and MyHeritage have spent millions of dollars making records available around the world. DNA technology continues to evolve and provides the instant gratification that we have become use to as a society. But then the question remains, what does that really mean? Knowing your ancestry is more than just ethnic percentages it’s about creating and building a story about your family history. The Family History Toolkit is designed to help you navigate the sometimes overwhelming and sometimes treacherous waters of finding your ancestors.<p><br /><br />While this is not a comprehensive guide to all things genealogy, it is a roadmap to help you on this journey of discovery, whether you are looking for your African Asian, European, or Jewish ancestry. <i>The Family History Toolkit</i> guides you on how and where to begin, what records are available both online and in repositories, what to do once you find the information, how to share your story and of course DNA discoveries.
Tracing Your Ancestors' Childhood: A Guide for Family Historians
by Sue Wilkes

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

September 19, 2013

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<SPAN STYLE= "" >Every family historian has child ancestors, and childhood experiences and records are an essential aspect of research into a past life. That is why Sue Wilkes's detailed and accessible handbook is such a useful guide for anyone who is trying to find out about the early years of their forbears. In Tracing Your Ancestors' Childhood she explores the history of childhood and education and brings together information about relevant records and archives into one handy reference guide. She outlines ancestors' childhood experiences at home, school, work and in institutions, especially during Victorian times. In the opening chapter she reviews basic family history sources, then she discusses records of childhood in detail. Specialist archives, published sources, recommended reading and other resources and documents are covered. She focuses primarily on England and Wales and covers the years 1750 - 1950. The second part of her book is a directory of archives and specialist repositories. Databases of children's societies, useful genealogy websites, and places to visit which bring the social history of childhood to life are all included. </SPAN>
Mastering Genealogical Documentation (NGS Special Topics Series B...
by Thomas Jones

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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—including 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.
Mastering Genealogical Proof
by Thomas W. Jones

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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’s 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.
Saga Land
by , Kari Gislason

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English

Pages

492

Publication Date

November 01, 2017

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'I adored this book - a wondrous compendium of Iceland's best sagas' - Hannah Kent <strong>A new friendship.</strong> <strong style="font-size: 1em; letter-spacing: 0em;">An unforgettable journey. </strong><strong style="font-size: 1em; letter-spacing: 0em;">A beautiful and bloody history.</strong><p>This is Iceland as you've never read it before ...</p><p>Broadcaster Richard Fidler and author Kári Gíslason are good friends. They share a deep attachment to the sagas of Iceland - the true stories of the first Viking families who settled on that remote island in the Middle Ages.These are tales of blood feuds, of dangerous women, and people who are compelled to kill the ones they love the most. The sagas are among the greatest stories ever written, but the identity of their authors is largely unknown.</p><p>Together, Richard and Kári travel across Iceland, to the places where the sagas unfolded a thousand years ago. They cross fields, streams and fjords to immerse themselves in the folklore of this fiercely beautiful island. And there is another mission: to resolve a longstanding family mystery - a gift from Kari's Icelandic father that might connect him to the greatest of the saga authors.</p><p> </p>
Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy
by Alison Weir

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English

Pages

400

Publication Date

April 18, 2011

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<p><b>Fascinating and authoritative of Britain's royal families from Henry VIII to Elizabeth I to Queen Victoria, by leading popular historian Alison Weir </b></p><p><i>'George III is alleged to have married secretly, on 17th April, 1759, a Quakeress called Hannah Lightfoot. If George III did make such a marriage…then his subsequent marriage to Queen Charlotte was bigamous, and every monarch of Britain since has been a usurper, the rightful heirs of George III being his children by Hannah Lightfoot...' </i><br /><i> </i><br /> <i>Britain's Royal Families</i> provides in one volume, complete genealogical details of all members of the royal houses of England, Scotland and Great Britain - from 800AD to the present. Drawing on countless authorities, both ancient and modern, Alison Weir explores the crown and royal family tree in unprecedented depth and provides a comprehensive guide to the heritage of today's royal family – with fascinating insight and often scandalous secrets.</p><p><b>'Staggeringly useful... combines solid information with tantalising appetisers.’ <i>Mail on Sunday</i></b></p>
Reunited: An Investigative Genealogist Unlocks Some of Life's Gre...
by Pamela Slaton

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English

Pages

272

Publication Date

May 08, 2012

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<p>As seen on "20/20"!</p><p>In this poignant and heartwarming narrative, renowned genealogist Pamela Slaton tells the most striking stories from her incredibly successful career of reconnecting adoptees with long-lost birth parents <br />After a traumatic reunion with her own birth mother, Pamela Slaton realized two things: That she wanted to help other adoptees have happier reunions with their birth families, and that she had the unique skill to do so – a strong ability to find what others could not. </p><p>Reunited shares the riveting stories of some of Pam's most powerful cases from her long career as an investigative genealogist, and the lessons learned along the way. From the identical twins separated at birth, unknowingly part of a secret study on development, to the man who finally met his birth mother just in the nick of time, Reunited is a collection of these unforgettable moments, told by the woman who orchestrated and witnessed them first-hand. Both heartbreaking and inspiring, they will move anyone who knows the true life-affirming power of family.</p>
Families Directly Descended From All the Royal Families in Europe...
by Elizabeth M. Rixford

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

April 30, 2015

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This resource includes the following chapters:<br /><br />Pedigree A. Royal Descent From Cerdic, Founder of the West Saxon Kingdom, 495<br />Pedigree B<br />Pedigree C<br />Pedigree D<br />Aquitaine<br />Angouleme<br />Anjou<br />Baskerville<br />Beauchamp<br />Bray<br />Bulkeley<br />House of Capet<br />House of Castile<br />Cheney Family<br />Cheney Family—Pope<br />James Chilton, Wife Susannah and Daughter Mary of the Mayflower<br />Francis Cooke, Mayflower Passenger<br />The Compact<br />Courtenay Family<br />The Royal and Baronial Ancestry of Elizabeth M. Rixford From the Illustrious Family of de Vere and Hungerford<br />The Royal and Baronial Descent of Hungerford From the Illustrious Family of de Vere and the English Line of Hungerford<br />The Family of the Hungerfords in England<br />Farleigh-Hungerford Castle<br />Devereux<br />The Drake Family<br />Drake Family<br />Eaton<br />Ferrers<br />Fitz-Alan<br />Flanders<br />Graves Family<br />Graves<br />The Dim Period of Greene History<br />(Burke’s “Royal Families,” Vol. I [Pedigree Liv]) George William Blathwayt, Esq.<br />Gregory<br />Hainault<br />Royal Lines of Mary-Elizabeth L. Rixford and Oscar Theodore Rixford, Grandchildren of Elizabeth M. Rixford<br />Heydon<br />Johnson<br />William Latham, Mayflower Passenger<br />Coat of Arms of the Lawrences<br />Lisle Family<br />Hoar Family<br />Marshall<br />Milbourne<br />Moore, Lord Moore (Marquis of Drogheda, in Ireland)<br />Mowbray<br />Phelps Family<br />Port<br />The Relationship existing between Elizabeth M. Leach Rixford and the two Queens Victoria<br />The Relationship existing between Elizabeth M. Leach Rixford and the two Queens Victoria<br />Royal Line of Portugal<br />Province<br />Rogers Family<br />Rogers<br />Russell<br />Seymour<br />De Spineto<br />Smith and Georges Family<br />Stanley Family<br />Throckmorton<br />Taillefer<br />Vermandois<br />Warren<br />Washburn Family<br />Supplement to Pedigree of the Washington Family<br />Washington Family<br />Winnington (Wynnington)<br />Governor Thomas Welles<br />Whitney<br />William the Conqueror<br />Winslow<br />Wyne

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