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Scotland: A History from Earliest Times
by Alistair Moffat

Language

English

Pages

544

Publication Date

September 22, 2015

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<b>Five hundred million years of Scottish history from the author of <i>Arthur and the Lost Kingdoms</i>: “Deserves a prominent place in the history canon” (<i>Scots Magazine).</i></b><br />  <br /> Covering the Ice Age to the recent Scottish Referendum, the acclaimed historian and author explores the history of the Scottish nation. Focusing on key moments such as the Battle of Bannockburn and the Jacobite risings, Moffat also features other episodes in history that are perhaps less well documented.<br />  <br /> From prehistoric timber halls to inventions and literature, Moffat’s epic explores the drama of battle, change, loss, and innovation interspersed with the lives of ordinary Scottish folk, the men and women who defined a nation.<br />  <br /> “Moffat plunders the facts and fables to create a richly-detailed and comprehensive analysis of a nation’s past and references a huge number of sources.” —<i>Scotland Magazine</i><br />  <br /> “The great thing about Moffat’s account is that, for all its emphasis on uncertainty, it rattles along with complete narrative certainty, to the extent that great events consistently take even a historically literate reader unawares.” —<i>Scottish Review of Books</i><br />  <br /> “A very readable, well-researched and fluent account.” —<i>Scotland on Sunday</i>
How to Argue With a Racist: What Our Genes Do (and Don't) Say Abo...
by Adam Rutherford

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

April 21, 2020

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<b>Race is not a biological reality.<br /> Racism thrives on our not knowing this.</b><br /><br /> Racist pseudoscience is on the rise—fueling hatred, feeding nationalism, and seeping into our discourse on everything from sports to intelligence. Even the well-intentioned repeat stereotypes based on “science,” because cutting-edge genetics are hard to grasp—and all too easy to distort. Paradoxically, misconceptions are multiplying amid today’s unprecedented surge of research on human genetics. We’ve never had a clearer picture of who we are and where we come from, and the science, when accurately understood, is a powerful and definitive ally <i>against </i>racism. But not nearly enough of these findings have made their way into the casual conversations we have about race.<br /><br /> This penetrating guide shows us how being a responsible and enlightened citizen on the matter of race today requires us to know what modern genetics actually can and can’t tell us about human difference. Racial categories still vexing our societies do not align with observable genetic differences—and those differences are, in fact, so minute that they serve as evidence of our commonality.
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>Named one of the best books of 2019 by <i>The Economist </i>and a <i>New York Times Book Review </i>Editors' Choice. A National Jewish Book Award finalist.</b><br /><b></b><br /><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></p><p><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>
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.
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

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.
Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Church Records: Volume 3 1804-181...
by Diocese of Baton Rouge

Language

English

Pages

1117

Publication Date

February 18, 2020

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A reprint of Volume 3 of the Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Church Records series, now available in paperback and as an e-book. This book contains abstracts of baptism, marriage, and burial records for the years 1804-1819 and includes records from the church parishes of Ascension of Our Lord, Donaldsonville; Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Plattenville; St. Francis of Pointe Coupee; St. Gabriel, St. Gabriel; St. James, St. James; St. Joseph, Baton Rouge; and St. Michael the Archangel, Convent.<br /><br />A great addition to the library of the family historian or genealogist, this book is for anyone researching ancestry in Southeast Louisiana. This easy to follow resource lists records alphabetically by surname and includes information on birth, marriage and death dates as well as parent, witness and sponsor information. This is a must have for those interested in learning more about their Catholic roots!
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>
Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com: How to Find Your Family History...
by Nancy Hendrickson

Language

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!
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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