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Genealogy Standards Second Edition
by Ancestry.com

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>
Humanimal: How Homo sapiens Became Nature's Most Paradoxical Crea...
by Adam Rutherford

Language

English

Pages

273

Publication Date

March 19, 2019

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<DIV><B>The bestselling author of <I>A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived</I> investigates what it means to be human—and animal</B><BR /><BR /> Publisher’s note: Humanimal<I> was published in the UK under the title </I>The Book of Humans.<BR /><BR /> Evolutionary theory has long established that humans are animals: Modern <I>Homo sapiens</I> are primates who share an ancestor with monkeys and other great apes. Our genome is 98 percent identical to a chimpanzee’s. And yet we think of ourselves as exceptional. <I>Are we?</I><BR /><BR /> In this original and entertaining tour of life on Earth, Adam Rutherford explores the profound paradox of the “human animal.” Looking for answers across the animal kingdom, he finds that many things once considered exclusively human are not: In Australia, raptors have been observed starting fires to scatter prey; in Zambia, a chimp named Julie even started a “fashion” of wearing grass in one ear. We aren’t the only species that communicates, makes tools, or has sex for reasons other than procreation. But we <I>have</I> developed a culture far more complex than any other we’ve observed. Why has that happened, and what does it say about us?<BR /><BR /><I>Humanimal</I> is a new evolutionary history—a synthesis of the latest research on genetics, sex, migration, and much more. It reveals what unequivocally makes us animals—and also why we <I>are</I> truly extraordinary.</DIV>
Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com: How to Find Your Family History...
by Nancy Hendrickson

Language

English

Pages

444

Publication Date

July 02, 2018

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<div>Discover the secrets to Ancestry.com success! This book will help you get the most out of your Ancestry.com subscription by showing you how to take advantage of what the world's biggest genealogy website has to offer--and how to find answers to your family tree questions within its billions of records and massive network of family trees. This newly updated guide reflects the site's many changes, with screenshots that demonstrate how to create family trees, navigate the site, and use Ancestry.com's search engines. A new section on AncestryDNA will also help you dive deeper into your research, with detailed guides to interpreting test results and applying them to research.<br /><br /> What you'll learn:<ul><li>Step-by-step strategies for structuring your searches to find what you're looking for faster</li><li>Details on each of Ancestry.com's historical record categories, including what you can expect to find in them</li><li>Tips for creating and managing your family tree on Ancestry.com, as well as connecting your tree to others on the site</li><li>Timesaving tricks to maximize your Ancestry.com experience, including Hints (the "shaky leaf"), AncestryDNA, and the Ancestry.com mobile app</li></ul>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!</div>
A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Human Story Retol...
by Adam Rutherford

Language

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

Language

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 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>
Visiting Your Ancestral Town: Walk in the Footsteps of Your Ances...
by Carolyn Schott

Language

English

Pages

173

Publication Date

February 01, 2019

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<p>Have you ever wanted to walk in the footsteps of your ancestors?</p><p>Now you can, with the help of researcher and traveler Carolyn Schott and the newly expanded third edition of "Visiting Your Ancestral Town. Schott’s strong storytelling and practical tips create an approachable guide that will inspire you to trace your family’s history and visit the towns they once called home.</p><p>Schott has been a lifelong traveler. The exploration of her own heritage has taken her to Germany, Ukraine, Moldova, Hungary, and Poland. Along the way, she’s sampled Zwiebelkuchen (onion tart) at a German village festival; celebrated Easter in Moldova; hiked through rural cemeteries with a broken foot; found herself in a protest in Kyiv, Ukraine; and learned to appreciate the bonding powers of a good vodka. Her experiences will encourage others to seek out the same life-changing adventures while exploring their family heritage.</p><p>The third edition includes a comprehensive guide to genealogy research, as well as new sections on getting started with DNA and experiencing the foods and daily lives of your ancestors.This is your essential toolkit for getting the most out of a trip to discover your own family roots.</p><p>Reviews from the first edition: “‘Visiting Your Ancestral Town’ … is a [sic] absolute treasure trove of material for the Genealogist who has decided that birthday dates and death certificates are not enough to understand his/her ancestors.” “Genealogy has always intrigued me, but the overwhelming amount of information that one has to sift through and dissect, has kept me from putting anything more than my toe into those waters. Ms. Schott's book makes it seem possible to take the plunge.” (Amazon reviews)</p><p> </p>
The Mayflower Voyage & Its Aftermath – 4 Books in One Volume: T...
by , Bureau of Military and ...

Language

English

Pages

885

Publication Date

April 22, 2018

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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Mayflower Voyage & Its Aftermath – 4 Books in One Volume" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.<br />The Mayflower was an English ship that famously transported the first English Puritans, known today as the Pilgrims, from Plymouth, England to the New World in 1620. There were 102 passengers, and the crew is estimated to have been about 30, but the exact number is unknown. This voyage has become a cultural icon in the history of the United States, with its story of death and survival in the harsh New England winter environment. The culmination of the voyage was the signing of the Mayflower Compact, an event which established a rudimentary form of democracy, with each member contributing to the welfare of the community. <br />Contents:<br />The Mayflower Ship's Log<br />History of Plymouth Plantation<br />Mayflower Descendants and Their Marriages for Two Generations After the Landing<br />History of the Mayflower
Mastering Genealogical Documentation (NGS Special Topics Series B...
by Thomas Jones

Language

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.
The Stranger in My Genes: A Memoir
by Bill Griffeth

Language

English

Pages

196

Publication Date

September 06, 2016

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<SPAN STYLE="" >Bill Griffeth, longtime genealogy buff, takes a DNA test that has an unexpected outcome: "If the results were correct, it meant that the family tree I had spent years documenting was not my own." Bill undertakes a quest to solve the mystery of his origins, which shakes his sense of identity. As he takes us on his journey, we learn about choices made by his ancestors, parents, and others, and we see Bill measure and weigh his own difficult choices as he confronts the past.</SPAN>

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