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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

416

Publication Date

September 25, 2017

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<DIV>“<B>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>The New York Times Book Review, </I>Editor's Choice</B><BR /><BR /><B><I>A 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 <I>a lot</I> of sex.<BR /><BR /> But those stories have always been locked away—until now.<BR /><BR /> 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.<BR /><BR /><I>A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived</I> will upend your thinking on Neanderthals, evolution, royalty, race, and even redheads. (For example, we now know that at least four human species once roamed the earth.) Plus, here is the remarkable, controversial story of how our genes made their way to the Americas—one that’s still being written, as ever more of us have our DNA sequenced.<BR /><BR /> Rutherford closes with “A Short Introduction to the Future of Humankind,” filled with provocative questions that we’re on the cusp of answering: Are we still in the grasp of natural selection? Are we evolving for better or worse? And . . . where do we go from here?</DIV>
It's All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World's Family Tree
by A. J. Jacobs

Language

English

Pages

353

Publication Date

November 07, 2017

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<i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>The Know-It-All </i>and <i>The Year of Living Biblically</i>, A.J. Jacobs undergoes a hilarious, heartfelt quest to understand what constitutes family—where it begins and how far it goes—and attempts to untangle the true meaning of the “Family of Humankind.”<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.<BR> <BR>Jacobs’s journey would take him to all seven continents. He drank beer with a US president, found himself singing 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. <i>It’s All Relative</i> is a fascinating look at the bonds that connect us all.
DICTIONARY OF ENGLISH FAMILY NAMES: Based On Place And Including ...
by Benjamin Bell

Language

English

Pages

381

Publication Date

January 21, 2018

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THIS DICTIONARY IS UNIQUE AND SPECIAL. For it lists english family <br />names derived from place. English surnames based on place form the largest<br />group of family names. They are extensive and found in every county and region. <br /><br />A number are well-known. Many though are less seen or uncommon. And a <br />portion obscure or only found today in one county.<br /><br />This dictionary is both a guide and reference.<br /> Notes are provided to aid the reader and researcher.<br /><br />Norman family names are also listed. These are based on estates once held<br />in France. For many norman families came to settle in England and brought<br />with them the memory of their original dwelling place in their last name.<br /><br />Norman family names found in this dictionary include Caley, Cambray <br />Cantellow, Carvill, Challis, Chellens, Dabney, Dalton, Damerell, Darcy, <br />Darell, Darke and Daubeney <br />Plus Marney, Marvel, Molyneux, Mountjoy and Mortboys.<br /><br />Rare english family names found in this dictionary include Accum,<br /> Adney, Airy, Aisthrope, Allbritton, Ansford, Arrington, Ashness, <br />Atherden, Austerbury, Bamsey, Barkway, Barney and Barrowcliffe.<br />Plus Mattersey, Meddon, Mendham, Merrington and Munden.<br /><br />Family names with interesting meanings and origins include<br />Akers, Allwork, Anglezark, Applewaite, Atyeo, Baldrick, Bampfylde, <br />Beavor, Beckes, Bendish, Checkin, Chessel, Childwick , Chilson, <br />Chinley, Coppock, Copperwheat, Cowgill and Cowlan.<br /><br />Here are some english family names that contain 'white'<br />Whitehall, Whitehurst, Whitelaw, Whiterod, Whiteside and Whiteway.<br />Plus a few with 'red'<br />Reddish, Reddix, Redgrave, Redholes and Redlynch.<br /><br />Some english family names look like they are derived from place names.<br />But are not. They are included in this dictionary. So for example Ashplant, <br />Boneham, Deathridge, Eastment, Freestone, Hiphouse, Jerningham <br />and Lovewell.<br /><br />
The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy
by Blaine Bettinger

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

October 13, 2016

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<div><b>Unlock the 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 is a one-stop resource for how to use DNA testing for genealogy. Inside, you'll find guidance on what DNA tests are available, plus the methodologies and pros and cons of the three major testing companies and advice on choosing the right test to answer your specific genealogy questions. And once you've taken a DNA test, this guide will demystify the often-overwhelming subject and explain how to interpret DNA test results, including how to understand ethnicity estimates and haplogroup designations, navigate suggested cousin matches, and use third-party tools like GEDmatch to further analyze your data. To give you a holistic view of genetic testing for ancestry, the book also discusses the ethics and future of genetic genealogy, as well as how adoptees and others who know little about their ancestry can especially benefit from DNA testing.<br /><br /> The book features:<ul><li>Colorful diagrams and expert definitions that explain key DNA terms and concepts such as haplogroups and DNA inheritance patterns</li><li>Detailed guides to each of the major kinds of DNA tests and which tests can solve which family mysteries, with case studies showing how each can be useful</li><li>Information about third-party tools you can use to more thoroughly analyze your test results once you've received them</li><li>Test comparison guides and research forms to help you select the most appropriate DNA test and organize your results and research once you've been tested</li></ul>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.</div>
Queen Esther Alday Drake and the Royal Ancestry of the Alday Fam...
by , Robin E. Bates

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English

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Publication Date

January 22, 2018

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Presentation of the ancestry of Queen Esther Alday Drake (1879-1936) of Southwest Georgia, tracking her ascendancy to William of Normandy.
23 Best Tips for DNA Testing and Family History
by Mary Eberle

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English

Pages

69

Publication Date

November 19, 2017

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DNA testing for family history is becoming wildly popular. Television advertisements, talk shows, books, and even FaceBook are filled with stories of big family discoveries using DNA. Once you decide to get your DNA tested, you will likely have many questions.<br /><br />These questions include:<br /><br />•Which DNA test is right for me or my family member?<br />•Which DNA test is better: AncestryDNA, 23andMe or Family Tree DNA?<br />•How do I use “matches” to locate other relatives connected through DNA?<br /><br />23 Best Tips for DNA Testing and Family History answers many of these questions and more. The various tips were selected after listening to hundreds of people’s questions during live workshops and webinars. The 23 tips for DNA testing are split into sections on autosomal DNA, X-DNA, Y-DNA, mitochondrial DNA, and additional tips. There’s even a bonus tip at the end!<br /><br />23 Best Tips for DNA Testing and Family History can be read cover to cover whether you are a “newbie” or just need a refresher. If you have a very specific question, you can easily find the tips related to your question. <br /><br />Other features of the book include: a Resource List that can be used to seek additional information on DNA-related topics; easy-to-understand explanations of terminology used in DNA testing; and advice on the best methods to get results from your DNA testing for family history.<br /><br />DNA testing connects us with relatives interested in family history. Maybe you’ll meet those cousins you heard about when you were a kid . . . but never met until a DNA test united you. Or maybe you’ll break through a brick wall in your family history research. You might even discover your birth parent or the birth parent of a loved one. It’s amazing what can be done with DNA testing!<br />
The Family Tree Irish Genealogy Guide: How to Trace Your Ancestor...
by Claire Santry

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

May 29, 2017

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<div><p>Discover your Irish roots! Trace your Irish ancestors from American shores back to the Emerald Isle. This in-depth guide from Irish genealogy expert Claire Santry will take you step-by-step through the exciting--and challenging--journey of discovering your Irish roots. You'll learn how to identify immigrant ancestor, find your family's county and townland of origin, and locate key genealogical resources that will breathe life into your family tree. With historical timelines, sample records, resource lists, and detailed information about where and how to find your ancestors online, this guide has everything you need to uncover your Irish heritage.</p><p>In this book, you'll find:</p><ul><li>The best online resources for Irish genealogy</li><li>Detailed guidance for finding records in the old country, from both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland</li><li>Helpful background on Irish history, geography, administrative divisions, and naming patterns</li><li>Case studies that apply concepts and strategies to real-life research problems</li></ul>Whether your ancestors hail from the bustling streets of Dublin or a small town in County Cork, <i>The Family Tree Irish Genealogy Guide</i> will give you the tools you need to track down your ancestors in Ireland.</div>
The Genealogy Do-Over Workbook
by Thomas MacEntee

Language

English

Pages

101

Publication Date

December 26, 2015

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Back in December 2014, I made a big announcement online and in social media: Genealogy and I are parting ways. Done. Finished. Game over.<br /><br />Have you ever said to yourself, “That’s it! I’ve had it and it just isn’t worth it anymore!” Well, have you? Sort of like the character Howard Beale in the movie Network when he says, live on air, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!”<br /><br />By the end of 2014, after more than 25 years of researching my own family history, that is how I felt.<br /><br />My Past Genealogy Research Frustrates Me!<br /><br />While many who read my post thought that I was leaving the genealogy community or closing down my genealogy business, I had to clarify what I meant by “leaving:” Starting in 2015, I planned on setting my 20+ years of genealogy research aside and starting over. From scratch.<br /><br />Seriously. How many times have you thought about doing the same thing? Did you start your research the same way I did, by just collecting names, grabbing stuff from other online trees, or pasting text into your genealogy software? Lately, has the prospect of going back and citing sources or proving facts and evidence brought you down and ruined your genealogy buzz? Do you throw up your hands and say, “I give up!” only to return to the same review and edit process days or weeks later?<br /><br />If you are like me, you need a genealogy makeover. Better yet, a Genealogy Do-Over. That is what I decided to call the journey upon which I embarked in early 2015. Now I want you to come along.<br /><br />Genealogy Do-Over: A New Journey of Genealogical Discovery<br /><br />Here is the short summary of The Genealogy Do-Over: I set aside everything* related to my genealogy research including notebooks, papers, and even digitized files and my genealogy database files and START OVER. I’m hitting the reset button. I’m allowing myself to have a do-over! (* certain items such as vital records ordered and paid for or research gathered on long-distance trips can be retained).<br />Since I started my initial research, much has changed in the areas of genealogy research methodology and education. I now realize the need to collect facts and track them properly, including the use of source citations. I now understand the process of analyzing evidence and proving facts to reach a conclusion. In essence, I know a lot more about the “process” of genealogical research and I want to put it to use.<br /><br />This is not to say that I have not been following proven guidelines when it comes to finding family history. For my research clients (mostly pro bono), I actually employ all the methods advocated by many in the genealogy community. However, when it comes to my own research from years ago, I am not walking the walk . . . I have just been talking the talk.<br /><br />It is not always easy to “walk backwards” and review every bit of information gathered over the years. Instead, I wanted to do more than re-walk a trodden path: I wanted to head out from the same starting point and see where the journey took me. I knew I would have access to better tools, better knowledge and be better equipped for each twist and turn. Now, I encourage you to join me on this journey.<br /><br />The Genealogy Do-Over journey is constructed of 12 mileposts or journey markers that are laid out over one year. You can choose to pace yourself differently. You can even decide to drop some of the less important tasks and add your own. Do whatever it takes to ensure that you are on a firm footing to finding your ancestors.
Mastering Genealogical Proof
by Thomas W. Jones

Language

English

Pages

225

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.
The Family Tree Polish, Czech And Slovak Genealogy Guide: How to ...
by Lisa A. Alzo

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

January 15, 2016

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<div><p>Trace your Eastern European ancestors from American shores back to the old country. This in-depth guide will walk you step-by-step through the exciting--and challenging--journey of finding your Polish, Czech, or Slovak roots. You'll learn how to identify immigrant ancestors, find your family's town of origin, locate key genealogical resources, decipher foreign-language records, and untangle the region's complicated history. The book also includes timelines, sample records, resource lists, and sample record request letters to aid your research.</p><p>In this book, you'll find</p><ul><li>The best online resources for Polish, Czech, and Slovak genealogy, plus a clear research path you can follow to find success</li><li>Tips and resources for retracing your ancestors’ journey to America</li><li>Detailed guidance for finding and using records in the old country</li><li>Helpful background on Polish, Czech, and Slovak history, geography, administrative divisions, and naming patterns</li><li>How the Three Partitions of Poland and the Austro-Hungarian Empire affect genealogical research and records</li><li>Information on administrative divisions to help you identify where your ancestors' records are kept</li><li>Sample letters for requesting records from overseas archives</li><li>Case studies that apply concepts and strategies to real-life research problems</li></ul>Whether your ancestors hail from Warsaw or a tiny village in the Carpathians, <i>The Family Tree Polish, Czech and Slovak Genealogy Guide</i> will give you the tools you need to track down your ancestors in Eastern Europe.</div>

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