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Family Papers: A Sephardic Journey Through the Twentieth Century
by Sarah Abrevaya Stein

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English

Pages

336

Publication Date

November 19, 2019

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<p><b>"A superb and touching book about the frailty of ties that hold together places and people." --<i>T</i><i>he New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /><b></b><br /><b>Named one of the best books of 2019 by <i>The Economist</i></b><br /><b></b><br /><b>An award-winning historian shares the true story of a frayed and diasporic Sephardic Jewish family preserved in thousands of letters</b></p><p>For centuries, the bustling port city of Salonica was home to the sprawling Levy family. As leading publishers and editors, they helped chronicle modernity as it was experienced by Sephardic Jews across the Ottoman Empire. The wars of the twentieth century, however, redrew the borders around them, in the process transforming the Levys from Ottomans to Greeks. Family members soon moved across boundaries and hemispheres, stretching the familial diaspora from Greece to Western Europe, Israel, Brazil, and India. In time, the Holocaust nearly eviscerated the clan, eradicating whole branches of the family tree. </p><p>In <i>Family Papers</i>, the prizewinning Sephardic historian Sarah Abrevaya Stein uses the family’s correspondence to tell the story of their journey across the arc of a century and the breadth of the globe. They wrote to share grief and to reveal secrets, to propose marriage and to plan for divorce, to maintain connection. They wrote because they were family. And years after they frayed, Stein discovers, what remains solid is the fragile tissue that once held them together: neither blood nor belief, but papers.</p><p>With meticulous research and care, Stein uses the Levys' letters to tell not only their history, but the history of Sephardic Jews in the twentieth century.</p>
The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy
by Blaine Bettinger

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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.  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 /> ·         Colorful diagrams and expert definitions that explain key DNA terms and concepts such as haplogroups and DNA inheritance patterns<br /> ·         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 /> ·         Information about third-party tools you can use to more thoroughly analyze your test results once you've received them<br /> ·         Test comparison guides and research forms to help you select the most appropriate DNA test and organize your results <br /> ·         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

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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>
King Charles: The Man, the Monarch, and the Future of Britain
by Robert Jobson

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English

Pages

336

Publication Date

November 12, 2019

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<b>An exhaustive and revealing new biography of Britain’s future king with fresh reporting by the journalist the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> dubbed “the Godfather of royal reporting.”</b><br /><br /> With exclusive interviews and extensive research, <i>King Charles</i> delivers definitive insight into the extraordinary life of His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, as he nears the throne at a watershed moment in modern history and in the British monarchy.<br /><br /> <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Robert Jobson debunks the myths about the man who will be king, going beyond banal, bogus media caricatures of Charles to tell his true story. Jobson—who has spent nearly thirty years chronicling the House of Windsor, and has met Prince Charles on countless occasions—received unprecedented cooperation from Clarence House, the Prince’s office, in writing this illuminating biography.<br /><br /> <i>King Charles</i> divulges the full range of the Prince’s profoundly held political beliefs: the United Kingdom’s special relationship to the United States, climate change, Brexit, and immigration—to ultimately portray the kind of monarch Charles III will be. Jobson taps a number of sources close to the Prince who have never spoken on the record before, plus members of the Royal Household who have served the Prince during his decades of public life.<br /><br /> This comprehensive profile also reveals the plans for Charles to serve as Prince Regent once the Queen turns ninety-five; how at her insistence he already reads all government briefings; and why he feels it is his constitutional duty to relay his thoughts to ministers in his controversial “black spider memos.” Moreover, <i>King Charles</i> reveals the truth about the Prince's deeply loving but occasionally volatile relationship with his second wife and chief supporter, Camilla. <br /><br /> The result is an intriguing new portrait of a man at last on the cusp of kingship.
Tracing Your Ancestors in County Records: A Guide for Family and ...
by Stuart A Raymond

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English

Pages

216

Publication Date

September 30, 2016

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For over 500 years, between the fourteenth and nineteenth centuries, the Justices of the Peace were the embodiment of government for most of our ancestors. The records they and other county officials kept are invaluable sources for local and family historians, and Stuart Raymond's handbook is the first in-depth guide to them. He shows how and why they were created, what information they contain, and how they can be accessed and used.<br /> Justices of the Peace met regularly in Quarter Sessions, judging minor criminal matters, licensing alehouses, paying pensions to maimed soldiers, overseeing roads and bridges, and running gaols and hospitals. They supervised the work of parish constables, highway surveyors, poor law overseers, and other officers. And they kept extensive records of their work, which are invaluable to researchers today. <br /> As Stuart Raymond explains, the lord lieutenant, the sheriff, the assize judges, the clerk of the peace, and the coroner, together with a variety of subordinate officials, also played important roles in county government. Most of them left records that give us detailed insights into our ancestors' lives. <br /> The wide range of surviving county records deserve to be better known and more widely used, and Stuart Raymond's book is a fascinating introduction to them.<br />
The Family Tree German Genealogy Guide: How to Trace Your Germani...
by James Beidler

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Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

February 14, 2014

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<b>Explore Your German Ancestry!</b><br /><br />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.<br /><br />In this book, you'll learn how to:<br /><br />   • Retrace your German immigrant ancestors' voyage from Europe to America.<br />   • Pinpoint the precise place in Europe your ancestors came from.<br />   • Uncover birth, marriage, death, church, census, court, military, and other records documenting your ancestors' lives.<br />   • Access German records of your family from your own hometown.<br />   • Decipher German-language records, including unfamiliar German script.<br />   • Understand German names and naming patterns that offer research clues.<br /> You'll also find maps, timelines, sample records and resource lists throughout the book for quick and easy reference. Whether you're just beginning your family tree or a longtime genealogy researcher, the <i>Family Tree German Genealogy Guide</i> will help you conquer the unique challenges of German research and uncover your ancestors' stories.
The Family Tree Historical Atlas of Germany
by James Beidler

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Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

May 28, 2019

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Delve into your German heritage! This carefully curated collection of beautiful historical maps of Germany will help you sort out the mess that is German history. With these 100-plus full-color maps, you can view German border changes throughout the centuries, allowing you to find your German hometown and records of your ancestors. <br /><br /> Inside, you'll find:<br /> ·         Beautiful maps of German states from medieval times to present, each selected specifically for the genealogist <br />  <br /> ·         Extensive histories of Germanic regions that will walk you through the country’s long and complex past, from the Holy Roman Empire to the Berlin Wall<br />  <br /> ·         Beautiful, full-color maps bound in a hardcover format that makes a great gift for historians and genealogists<br />  <br /> ·         Detailed captions that put each map in context<br />  <br /> ·         Timelines of the events in each era of German history that affected boundary changes<br />  <br /> ·         A special village index that will help you pinpoint your ancestor’s hometown
It's All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World's Family Tree
by A. J. Jacobs

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English

Pages

353

Publication Date

November 07, 2017

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<b>#1 <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author A.J. Jacobs undergoes a hilarious, poignant quest to understand what constitutes family—where it begins and how far it goes—in <i>It’s All Relative</i>, a “thought-provoking…delightful, easy-to-read, informative book” (<i>Kirkus Reviews</i>, starred review).</b><br /><br />A.J. Jacobs has received some strange emails over the years, but this note was perhaps the strangest: “You don’t know me, but I’m your eighth cousin. And we have over 80,000 relatives of yours in our database.”<br /> <br />That’s enough family members to fill Madison Square Garden four times over. Who are these people, A.J. wondered, and how do I find them? So began Jacobs’s three-year adventure to help build the biggest family tree in history. In <i>It’s All Relative</i>, he “muses on the nature of family and the interconnectedness of humanity in this entertaining introduction to the world of genealogy” (<i>Publishers Weekly</i>).<br /> <br />Jacobs’s journey would take him to all seven continents. He drank beer with a US president, sung with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and unearthed genetic links to Hollywood actresses and real-life scoundrels. After all, we can choose our friends, but not our family.<br /> <br />“Whether he’s posing as a celebrity, outsourcing his chores, or adhering strictly to the Bible, we love reading about the wacky lifestyle experiments of author A.J. Jacobs” (<i>Entertainment Weekly</i>). Now Jacobs upends, in ways both meaningful and hilarious, our understanding of genetics and genealogy, tradition and tribalism, identity and connection. “Whimsical but also full of solid journalism and eye-opening revelations about the history of humanity, <i>It’s All Relative</i> is a real treat” (<i>Booklist</i>, starred review).
Researching Scots-Irish Ancestors: The Essential Genealogical Gui...
by William J Roulston

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English

Pages

262

Publication Date

June 01, 2005

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<p>One of the greatest frustrations for generations of genealogical researchers has been that reliable guidance on sources for perhaps the most critical period in the establishment of their family’s links with Ulster, the period up to 1800, has proved to be so elusive. Not any more. This book can claim to be the first comprehensive guide for family historians searching for ancestors in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Ulster.</p><br /><p>Whether their ancestors are of English, Scottish or Gaelic Irish origin, it will be of enormous value to anyone wishing to conduct research in Ulster prior to 1800. A comprehensive range of sources from the period 1600-1800 are identified and explained in very clear terms. Information on the whereabouts of these records and how they may be accessed is also provided. Equally important, there is guidance on how effectively they might be used.</p><br /><p>The appendices to the book include a full listing of pre-1800 church records for Ulster; a detailed description of nearly 250 collections of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century estate papers; and a summary breakdown of the sources available from this period for each parish in Ulster.</p><br /><p></p>
Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com: How to Find Your Family History...
by Nancy Hendrickson

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English

Pages

272

Publication Date

July 02, 2018

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<b>Master the world’s #1 Genealogy Website<br /></b><br /> Discover the secrets to Ancestry.com success! This book, newly revised and expanded, will help you get the most out of your Ancestry.com subscription.  Inside, you’ll discover how to take advantage of what the world’s biggest genealogy website has to offer—and how to find answers to your genealogy questions within its billions of records and millions of AncestryDNA profiles.  Each chapter includes step-by-step examples with illustrations to show you exactly how to apply search techniques to your genealogy. A new section on AncestryDNA will also help you understand and analyze your DNA test results. <br /><br /> What you'll learn:<br />* Timesaving tips for uncovering specific records, time periods and topics using Ancestry.com’s search forms and Card Catalog<br />* Details on Ancestry.com's historical record collections, including what you can expect to find in them<br />* Step-by-step guides for creating and managing your family tree on Ancestry.com, plus how to connect with other users and utilize the site’s powerful Hint system<br />* Plain-language strategies for using your AncestryDNA results, including guides to your ethnicity report and DNA matches<br /><br />Whether you've just begun dabbling in family history or you're a longtime Ancestry.com subscriber, this book will turn you into an Ancestry.com power user!

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