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

Language

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>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

Language

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.
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 />
Zotero for Genealogy: Harnessing the Power of Your Research (The ...
by Donna Cox Baker

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English

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Publication Date

January 15, 2019

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<p>Zotero offers genealogists a powerful and versatile citation manager, an endless file cabinet, go-anywhere access to research, a flexible organizational structure, and the ability to file one thing in many places. Developed by George Mason University and used by scholars worldwide, this robust product serves research in phenomenal ways. Best of all, for all its value, Zotero is free to download.</p><p>An avid Zotero user since graduate school, author Donna Cox Baker proves it to be the perfect complement to genealogical research. Not only does it eliminate file cabinets, binders, and stacks of unfiled papers, it brings your voluminous research anywhere you have Internet access. <i>Zotero for Genealogy</i> teaches Zotero from installation to advance add-ons, using exercises and illustrations to enhance the learning experience. Baker teaches readers how to get the most out of Zotero and shares the various methods she has developed to maximize its value to genealogy. </p><p><b>What Zotero can do for a genealogist</b></p><p><b></b>◆<b></b>  Eliminate paper and physical filing, replacing every file cabinet, box, and paper stack you used to think you had to have.</p><p>◆ Eliminate thousands of keystrokes as Zotero creates citations for you with the click of a button.</p><p>◆ Access your citations and notes virtually anywhere you have Wi-Fi and a computing device.</p><p>◆ Extract the comments you have made and the passages you have highlighted in a PDF, drawing them into Zotero without retyping.</p><p>◆  Find anything you have stored, with lightning-fast smart searching—even things you stored away years ago and remember only vaguely if at all.</p><p>◆ Replace the standard genealogy research log with something much better and more powerful.</p><p>◆ Build a smart to-do list that eliminates repetitive data entry and is there whenever you need it.</p><p><b>Table of Contents</b></p><p>PART I: ZOTERO GENERAL OVERVIEW</p><p>Getting started with Zotero</p><p>Documenting your research</p><p>Organizing research collections</p><p>Managing your attachments</p><p>Searching, sorting and finding your research</p><p>PART II: ZOTERO ADD-ONS</p><p>Zotero Connectors & instant data entry</p><p>ZotFile & advanced PDF management</p><p>Word processing & painless citation</p><p>PART III: APPLYING ZOTERO TO GENEALOGY</p><p>Organizing your filing system</p><p>One source or many: a choice</p><p>Working with <i>Evidence Explained</i></p><p>Creating your research to-do-list</p><p>Efficient note-taking</p><p>Zotero on research trips</p><p>Collaborating with others</p>
The Mayflower Voyage & Its Aftermath - 4 Books in One Volume: The...
by , Bureau of Military and ...

Language

English

Pages

884

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
Tracing Your Ancestors Using DNA: A Guide for Family Historians
by Pen and Sword Family History

Language

English

Pages

262

Publication Date

June 30, 2019

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DNA research is one of the most important and rapidly advancing areas in modern science and the practical use of DNA testing in genealogy is one of its most exciting applications. Yet there is no recent British publication in this field. That is why this accessible, wide-ranging introduction is so valuable. It offers a clear and practical way into the subject, explaining the scientific discoveries and techniques and illustrating with case studies how it can be used by genealogists to gain an insight into their ancestry.<br /><br />The subject is complex and perhaps difficult for traditional genealogists to understand but, with the aid of this book, novices who are keen to take advantage of it will be able to interpret test results and use them to help answer genealogical questions which cannot be answered by documentary evidence alone. It will also appeal to those with some experience in the field because it places the practical application of genetic genealogy within a wider context, highlighting its role as a genealogical tool and suggesting how it can be made more effective.
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>
An Eagles Wing: E-Wing
by William Ewing

Language

English

Pages

160

Publication Date

November 07, 2019

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I am 78yrs of age and have lost many friends and family to that come-to-us all, dare I mention it; death. They are now part of that illustrious fraternity called history and through time they will certainly be forgotten.<br />This writing is my way of bringing to light their memory and be a book of remembrance for myself and family.<br />It is human nature for one to want to be remembered, look at the number of biographies that are written. Mostly conceited rubbish by the way which this book will avoid, believe me, I will make it gripping and intriguing for not only my family but to everyone.<br />To explore and discover has been man's objective since time immemorial, again it's human nature to be inquisitive and adventurous, just look at the shelves in your local library; history books in abundance.<br />The knowledge that is available to us all not only in our local library but on the Web is astounding and we should grasp it with gratitude. I believe everyone should take advantage of this and write as I have; A record which could last for generations about not only their family but how they lived and died.<br />There is fantastic satisfaction in discovering the details of their lives and relating it to events from their time. It doesn't require to be a full-blown explicit manuscript, or a novel of Shakespearean standard. If you are sufficiently competent enough to have a conversation then you can write a book. Just imagine you are talking to someone; it's easy. Get all that interesting stuff about your present family, that's your starting point, make it available for your grandchildren and even further generations.<br />This is what my book is about 500yrs of family and their involvement in history. There is no listing of dull dried up reports which show birth, death and marriage data, this is an interesting family record which will benefit anyone wishing to as I suggest; get down to it and write.<br />Have you the reader got a little bit of memorabilia, maybe an old bible with some information written inside or even if your lucky an old ancestors diary? I'm sure if you have you regard it as a treasure, do not be selfish by keeping it to yourself get it recorded your descendants will be grateful. I am one of the lucky ones who discovered such a document. The Holy Grail find in Genealogy; a hand written paper giving information about my family from 200rs ago.<br />Have I convinced you to write? I hope so, anyway one way or another I am sure you will find my book interesting and rewarding. <br />My first book called WHY was commented on as being a ripping story by a leading Scottish author and is selling quite well. This one will be even better, in fact it will be a rip-roaring epic. It's going to blow your mind and will cause such controversy within my family I will probably be disowned.<br />The main topic in the book is my ancestors, boring stuff you might think. Well think again ? My wife Margaret and I have travelled Scotland, Ireland, Portugal and Spain searching and discovering and when the book is read it will be appreciated that I have included parts of history where my family were involved. <br />When I talk about my family, again it has to be appreciated that there is more to it than just the Ewing's, I must have hundreds of cousins with different surnames for instance; Forsythe and Skidmore; my grandmothers and mothers to name but a few. <br />I also know that I am related to a considerable amount of Americans and Canadians who I mention with due respect, my sister in law included. There are a few chapters relating to my American.
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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<b>“Rutherford describes <i>Humanimal</i> as being about the paradox of how our evolutionary journey turned ‘an otherwise average ape’ into one capable of creating complex tools, art, music, science, and engineering. It’s an intriguing question, one his book sets against descriptions of the infinitely amusing strategies and antics of a dizzying array of animals.”—<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /><br /> Publisher’s note: <i>Humanimal </i>was published in the UK under the title <i>The Book of Humans.</i><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.

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