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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 /> 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

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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.
Company Men - Volume 12 - James Short
by Gail Morin

Language

English

Pages

2008

Publication Date

December 12, 2017

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Twelfth in a series of Company Men, this volume is a report of known descendants of James Short. This family history includes four generations and witnessed events and notes for baptisms, marriages, burials, employment history, scrip applications, censuses, treaties, annuity payments, participation in the Riel Rebellion, etc.
OUR BOLINGER ADVENTURE - THIS IS JUST THE START: Bolinger Family ...
by K. A. Bolinger

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English

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Publication Date

December 15, 2017

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No one is perfect - except our family. <br />NOT. <br />See if your family beats ours.<br />Over the past several months, we have shared these and other stories on our family blog and have accumulated them here in this publication. The preservation of these stories is important to our family and to anyone else who wants to read about the activities of others. Truth is stranger than fiction – and this is a strange combination of things. <br />We have tried to clean up our ‘family stories’ by researching them against actual events. Like most families, we found that we had a few stories that were great when told but very short on truth. We have included some of them here because we thought they were an important part of our history and the ‘story telling’ tradition. <br />Anyone who reads this book can enjoy it and learn from it at any level they wish. There are no secrets written here, just the realities of life for several people who happened to be related for some reason. <br />We hope to inspire everyone to write down the adventures and mis-adventures of their lives and their relatives. You just might be surprised what you discover.<br />WE have written the stories we have included here from our perspective and our memory. We are aware of how memories can sometimes be selective because something that was important to remember for one person may not have been important for another. We are also aware that if an event is personal it can hold more importance and detail while an event that was less personal may be remembered only in spotty terms. Years can also blur details or exaggerate them. Please remember this when you read these stories.<br />
Heritage of Tippah County, Mississippi (Volume Book 2)
by Tom Childers

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English

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Publication Date

December 13, 2017

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Family Histories of Tippah County, Mississippi
23 Best Tips for DNA Testing and Family History
by Mary Eberle

Language

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 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>
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.
The Family Tree Irish Genealogy Guide: How to Trace Your Ancestor...
by Claire Santry

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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>
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.

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