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Family Genealogy Queries: JANES JACOBS
by R. Stephen Smith

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English

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Publication Date

May 19, 2017

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The family information in this book comes from a genealogy magazine published during the 1990s, now out of print. Contents of this very brief volume include all queries from the magazine mentioning individuals or families surnamed JANES (with 8 queries total), JACOBS (5 queries), JANEWAY (3 queries), JANEL (JANIL) (1 query), JAHNKE (1 query), or JANVRIN (1 query)<br /><br />The focus is on families in the southern United States.<br /><br />Genealogy queries such as these have long been a means for family researchers to share information. Although these queries were written by persons seeking information, the wealth of detail in them could prove valuable to you if you're working on the same names or lines.<br /><br />Typically, queries include information on births, deaths, marriages, children of a given couple, family migrations, etc. Some trace several generations of one family. Some even include colorful family stories passed down through the years!<br /><br />Note: If you aren't sure if the information in this book will be useful to your particular family research, why not borrow and read it for free with a Kindle Unlimited subscription?<br /><br />Other surnames occurring incidentally in the queries reproduced in this volume include ABEL, ADAMS, ADKINS, AKIN, ALDEN, ANDERSON, ARMSTRONG, BASS, BAXTER, BEUFORD, BLACK, BLAKE, BOLTON, BOOTH, BOYLSTON, BROCK, BROOKS, CARN, CARTWRIGHT, CHAMBERS, CHARLTON, CHIVERS, CLARK, COBB, COLEMAN, COLLINS, CORDERY, CRIM, CRIMM, DAWSON, DEMPSEY, DOWDEN, DOWNING, DUNCAN, EAKIN, FERGUSON, GILBERT, GRESHAM, GROSS, GUNTER, HALL, HARGRAVES, HARGROVE, HARGROVES- HOLLOWAY, HOLT, HOOPER, HOPPER, JAMES, JEANES, JEANS, JEFFERSON, JOHNSON, JOLLY, LANE, LEDBETTER, LEONARD, LINCOLN, LOCKETT, MARTIN, McALISTER, McCLAIN, McSPADDEN, McSWAIN, MILLER, MONK, MOSELEY, MUSGROVE, NEIGHBORS, NORREL, OHNSTON, orHUCKABY, PAIN, PAYNE, PEACOCKE, PEAKE, PEDIGO, PEEK, PEEKE, PFIESTER, PICKERING, POST, PULSE, PULTZ, QUINCEY, QUINCY, REAMS, RICKERSON, ROGERS, ROLLER, ROLLERIN, ROSE, ROSS, SANFORD, SCHRIMSHER, SEXTON, SHIVERS, SHOCKLEY, SHOCKLY, SHOEMAKER, SHORTER, SHRIVER, SMITH, SOWERBY, SQUIRE, STINE, STORY, SWAIN, TARPLEY, TERRY, THOMAS, TIPTON, TRIBBY, VANN, WATERS, WEST, WILLIAMS, WOLF, WOLFE, and YOCUM.
31 Days to Better Genealogy
by Amy Johnson Crow

Language

English

Pages

79

Publication Date

May 01, 2017

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Discover more ancestors without feeling overwhelmed. <br /><br />Have you ever felt you don't have large chunks of time to devote to your genealogy or that you're spinning your wheels with your research? Then let 31 Days to Better Genealogy ease your stress.<br /><br />Whether you follow the day-by-day structure or take it all in at your own pace, you'll learn practical tips and resources that you can put into use right away. You'll learn to:<br /><br />- Wipe out blind spots by looking at more than just your ancestor (Day 12), <br /><br />- Find hidden resources on Ancestry.com (Day 16), and <br /><br />- Discover less well-known, but incredibly helpful free websites for your family history research. <br /><br />You'll learn secrets and tips that will help you discover more about your ancestors, and that will help engage your family members who aren't genealogy enthusiasts (Days 15 and 24). <br /><br />With its foundation in a month-long course by Amy Johnson Crow that has helped thousands discover previously unknown branches of their family trees, learn insightful details about the lives of their ancestors, and make connections with long-lost cousins, 31 Days to Better Genealogy will help you learn more about your history and preserve your family's stories for generations to come.
The Family Tree Irish Genealogy Guide: How to Trace Your Ancestor...
by Claire Santry

Language

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>
The Ortons: An American Story
by Annie Orton

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English

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Publication Date

May 14, 2017

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In 1636, Thomas Orton came to America seeking a better life. As generations pass, Thomas's descendants would travel across the country before settling in the small town of Higbee, Missouri.
Insider Secrets: Mastering Search on Ancestry.com: 50 Tutorials &...
by Jim Mosher

Language

English

Pages

130

Publication Date

March 13, 2017

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Learn how to effectively search the #1 Family History & Genealogy site in the world!<br /><br />There are over 19 billion records on Ancestry.com. Can you find the one you are looking for? If you understand how the Ancestry search system works, you can. With tutorials, tips, and explanations, this book is perfect for budding family historians, experienced tree builders, and expert genealogists.<br /><br />You will discover:<br />•Simple yet powerful strategies to guide your search<br />•How to make the 19 billion-record hay stack more manageable<br />•Under-used search capabilities for focusing on the records you desire<br />•Ways to find out if Ancestry has what you are looking for, before you even start a search<br />•Explanations for why Ancestry search behaves the way it does<br />•Tips for creating, refining, and mastering searches<br /><br />Jim Mosher distills almost seven years of experience as an Ancestry product manager into this comprehensive guide, sharing intimate details of how the search system works. Progressing from the basics to the esoteric, he presents concepts and tools that will help anyone make the most of their Ancestry.com experience.<br />
Family Genealogy Queries: JONES
by R. Stephen Smith

Language

English

Pages

161

Publication Date

May 17, 2017

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The family information in this book comes from a genealogy magazine published during the 1990s, now out of print. Contents of this volume include all queries from the magazine mentioning individuals or families surnamed <b>JONES </b>(with 250 queries total). (Many other surnames occur incidentally in the queries reproduced in this large volume, too many to list here.)<br /><br />The focus is on families in the southern United States.<br /><br />Genealogy queries such as these have long been a means for family researchers to share information. Although these queries were written by persons seeking information, the wealth of detail in them could prove valuable to you if you're working on the same names or lines.<br /><br />Typically, queries include information on births, deaths, marriages, children of a given couple, family migrations, etc. Some trace several generations of one family. Some even include colorful family stories passed down through the years!<br /><br />Note: If you aren't sure if the information in this book will be useful to your particular family research, why not borrow and read it for free with a Kindle Unlimited subscription?
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>
Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, Volume 2: ...
by Lyman Chalkley

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English

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Publication Date

May 30, 2015

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Note: Due to reformatting for the Kindle this e-book is best viewed on the Kindle in the "landscape" view (rather than the "portrait" view which shows extra blank spacing).<br /><br /><br />With large numbers of children who needed their own inexpensive farms, the Scotch-Irish avoided areas already settled by Germans and Quakers and moved south, down the Shenandoah Valley, and through the Blue Ridge Mountains into Virginia. In the year 1745, all that portion of the Colony of Virginia which lay west of the Blue Ridge Mountains was erected into a County which was named Augusta. In December of that year, the County Court was organized and held its first sitting. Prior to that time it had become the refuge and abiding place of a strong body of Scotch-Irish immigrants. The bounds of the new County were limited on the north by Fairfax's Northern Neck Grant and the boundaries of Maryland and Pennsylvania to the westward of Fairfax; on the east by the Blue Ridge Mountains; on the south by the Caroline line. On the west its territory embraced all the soil held by the British without limit of extent. For about twelve years the County Court of Augusta was the only Court and repository of records within that district. From the end of that period, at frequent intervals, its jurisdiction was restricted by the erection of other Counties as the demands of the settlers required. Its original constitution embraced all Virginia west of the Blue Ridge (with the exception of the Northern Neck Grant, whose southern boundary was in the present County of Shenandoah, and western, through the Counties of Hardy, Hampshire, and northward to the Potomac); the whole of the present state of West Virginia; a portion of the present Western Pennsylvania, including Pittsburgh, which was, at times, the seat of the County Court; and the lands on the waters of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.<br /><br />The value of this compilation of notes and abstracts will be determined by the extent of its contribution to the history of the early settlement of a great country and the acceptability of its form. It is not claimed that it is of equal value with the records themselves, or that it is perfect as a compilation. Nor does it constitute a history in the accepted sense. Yet, as the progressive record of the daily life, the needs, the trials, the struggles, the efforts, the labors, the implements and tools, the occupations and amusements, the aids and obstacles, the aims and longings, the achievements and failures, the forming and shaping, the beauty and ugliness, the riches and sordidness, the risings and declinings, the moral, physical, and spiritual evolution of an offshoot and a nucleus of a people whose characteristics have ever been truth, honesty, simplicity, singleness of purpose, and courage, it is believed that it presents history in its truest, most reliable and most attractive form.<br /><br />This book is volume 2 of 3, containing extracts from original court records of Augusta County in the years 1745 to 1800.<br /><br />This pre-1923 publication has been converted from its original format for the Kindle and may contain an occasional defect from the original publication or from the conversion.
The Scottish Clans - Over 300 Clans Featured
by , Rodger Moffet

Language

English

Pages

613

Publication Date

September 06, 2011

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Produced by ScotClans, Scotland's largest Clan resource 'The Scottish Clans' features brief histories of over 300 Clans and Armigerous families from all over Scotland. Discover the events that have shaped your Clan and hear about the people who form part of your Scottish ancestry.
Pocahontas: Alias Matoaka, and Her Descendants Through Her Marri...
by Wyndham Robertson

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English

Pages

54

Publication Date

March 02, 2017

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" . . . I believe, then, Smith's story of his rescue by Pocahontas. I have thought it should not be yielded up except on clear disproof of her title to it, and not surrendered to the mere inferences only, far short of conclusive, on which it has been demanded, and which seem rather the outgrowth of unfriendly, if not carping, criticism, than demanded by the facts they are deduced from. . . ."<br /><br /><br />Wyndham Robertson (1803 – 1888) was the Acting Governor of the U.S. state of Virginia from 1836 to 1837. He also served twice in the Virginia House of Delegates, the second time during the American Civil War. In 1887 he published the historical pamphlet "Pocahontas: Alias Matoaka, and Her Descendants." <br /><br />Pocahontas (born Matoaka, known as Amonute, c. 1596–1617) was a Native American notable for her association with the colonial settlement at Jamestown, Virginia. Pocahontas was the daughter of Powhatan, the paramount chief of a network of tributary tribal nations in the Tsenacommacah, encompassing the Tidewater region of Virginia. In a well-known historical anecdote, she is said to have saved the life of a captive of the Native Americans, the Englishman John Smith, in 1607 by placing her head upon his own when her father raised his war club to execute him. <br /><br />Captain Argall had with him a large shining copper kettle, which Powhatan thought was a gigantic precious stone. Powhatan admired the kettle immensely, and made several offers to buy it; and at last Argall said that he should have it if he would give him Pocahontas in exchange. The chief joyfully consented, and Pocahontas, who was always glad to be with the English, was taken to their camp. <br /><br />Pocahontas had not been long with the English before she accepted their customs, and became a Christian. A young officer name John Rolfe, who taught her the English language, attracted by her beauty and by the purity and simplicity of her character, fell in love with her, and she consented to marry him. Powhatan, who was by this time tired of the long warfare in which the palefaces were nearly always victorious, made no objection to the match,' as he foresaw that peace would result from it. The beautiful Indian maiden was married to Captain Rolfe in a rude wooden church which the settlers had built, and after three happy years she accompanied her husband to England in 1616.

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