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The Arms of Krupp: The Rise and Fall of the Industrial Dynasty Th...
by William Manchester

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English

Pages

913

Publication Date

October 31, 2017

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The Krupp family were the premier German arms manufacturers from the middle of the 19th century until the end of World War II, producing artillery pieces and submarines that set the standard for effectiveness. This book relates the history of this influential company.
Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist's Guide
by , Nicole Dyer

Language

English

Pages

118

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 />
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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<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.
The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy
by Blaine Bettinger

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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>
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.
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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<B>National Book Critics Circle Award—2017 Nonfiction Finalist</B><BR /><BR /> “<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?
The Genealogy Do-Over Workbook
by Thomas MacEntee

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English

Pages

99

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.
The Knight in History (Medieval Life)
by Frances Gies

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English

Pages

275

Publication Date

July 18, 2010

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"A carefully researched, concise, readable, and entertaining account of an institution that remains a part of the Western imagination."--<em>Los Angeles Times</em>
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.
The Family Tree Historical Newspapers Guide: How to Find Your Anc...
by James M Beidler

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

March 20, 2018

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<div>There are more historical newspaper resources than you think--and they're easier to access than you know. When researched properly, no other type of record can beat historical newspapers in "taking the pulse" of their times and places, recording not just the names, but also information important to the community. This comprehensive how-to guide will show you how to harvest the "social media" of centuries past to learn about your ancestors and the times and places they lived in. With step-by-step examples, case studies, templates, worksheets, and screenshots, this book shows you what you can find in online (and offline) historical newspapers, from city dailies to weekly community papers to foreign-language gazetteers.<br /><br /><i>The Family Tree Historical Newspapers Guide</i> features:<ul><li>Tips and techniques for finding crucial genealogy records in newspapers, such as birth announcements, obituaries, and even news reports</li><li>Step-by-step guides for using popular online newspaper databases such as GenealogyBank and Newspapers.com</li><li>Case studies that will put information found in newspapers to use</li></ul></div>

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