Five Hundred Best Genealogy and Family History Tips

Author: Thomas MacEntee

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781921956799

Category: Genealogy

Page: 72

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What will you find in this 'best tips' guide? Everything from practical ways to use Google, advice on protecting your privacy online, information about secret or little known resources for genealogy research and more.

Research Like a Pro

A Genealogist's Guide

Author: Diana Elder

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781732188105


Page: 250

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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.

The Genealogy Do-over Workbook

Get Your Genealogy and Family History Research Back on Track and Still Have Fun!

Author: Thomas MacEntee

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781925323399

Category: Genealogy

Page: 69

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"If you are like me, you need a genealogy makeover. Better yet, a Genealogy Do-Over. Since I started my initial research, much has changed in the areas of genealogy research methodology and education. I now realize the need to collect facts and track them properly, including the use of source citations. I now understand the process of analyzing evidence and proving facts to reach a conclusion. In essence, I know a lot more about the "process" of genealogical research and I want to put it to use. The Genealogy Do-Over journey is constructed of 12 mileposts or journey markers that are laid out over one year. You can choose to pace yourself differently. You can even decide to drop some of the less important tasks and add your own. Do whatever it takes to ensure that you are on a firm footing to finding your ancestors"--Back cover.

Unofficial Guide to FamilySearch. Org

How to Find Your Family History on the Largest Free Genealogy Website

Author: Dana McCullough

Publisher: Family Tree Books

ISBN: 9781440343285

Category: FamilySearch (Computer file)

Page: 240

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Master the #1 Free Genealogy Website! Discover your ancestry on, the world's largest free genealogy website. This in-depth user guide shows you how to find your family in the site's databases of more than 3.5 billion names and millions of digitized historical records spanning the globe. Learn how to maximize all of's research tools--including hard-to-find features--to extend your family tree in America and the old country. In this book, you'll find: Step-by-step strategies to craft search queries that find ancestors fast Practical pointers for locating your ancestors in record collections that aren't searchable Detailed overviews of's major U.S. collections, with helpful record explanations to inform your research Guidance for using's vast record collections from Europe, Canada, Mexico and 100-plus countries around the world Tips for creating and managing your family tree on Secrets to utilizing user-submitted genealogies, 200,000 digitized family history books, and the FamilySearch catalog of 2.4 million offline resources you can borrow through a local FamilySearch Center Worksheets and checklists to track your research progress Illustrated step-by-step examples teach you exactly how to apply these tips and techniques to your own research. Whether you're new to or you're a longtime user, you'll find the guidance you need to discover your ancestors and make the most of the site's valuable resources.

The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy

Author: Blaine T. Bettinger

Publisher: Family Tree Books

ISBN: 9781440345326


Page: 240

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A plain-English guide that explains the how and why of genealogy DNA testing. Bettinger gives you advice on choosing the right test to answer your specific genealogy questions, and helps you demystify and interpret the test results. He also discusses the ethics and future of genetic genealogy, and how adoptees can benefit from it.

Easy Family History

The Beginner's Guide to Starting Your Research

Author: David Annal

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408178818

Category: Reference

Page: 208

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Easy Family History takes the stress out of family history research. It guides readers through the most important information sources for family historians in the UK including family documents, official records, archives and websites. From what to expect on a birth cert to how to use newspaper archives each chapter focuses on an area of research and takes you through the basics. This book focuses on UK records and archives. Fully updated, this new edition includes information on recently released archives such as the 1911 Census and recently digitised military records and archives that are now online. This book features screenshots of useful websites and images of sample archival documents throughout. Author David Annal draws on his expertise and experience as a professional family history researcher to help budding family historians to get started and keep their findings in order and in perspective.

Preserve Your Family Pictures

How to Save Photo Heirlooms for Future Generations

Author: Amber Richards

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781502746337

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 42

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Do you value your family pictures and photographs? Then, this is a must-read guide for you! Don't risk losing forever these irreplaceable treasures. Our family pictures are priceless, a visual record of memories and loved ones. They deserve and require special care to guarantee they will still be around to pass on to the next generation. Many who enjoy family genealogy also have amazing collections of vintage family photos that need extra care in order to preserve them. Learn how to take the practical steps to protect your family photos, both the physical prints, and digital formats. Ensure that your treasures will survive and you don't face the tragic loss of these pictures.

500 Brickwall Solutions to Genealogy Problems

Author: Moorshead Magazines, Limited

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780973130317

Category: Canada

Page: 405

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Over 400 pages of interesting and useful stories from people who have encountered problems in their genealogical research, and the solutions they employed. F0006HB - $25.00

Hip Hop Family Tree Book 4


Author: Ed Piskor

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 1606999400

Category: African American musicians

Page: 112

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Book 4 charts the rise of Dr. Dre and Def Jam records, and introduces new branches on the "tree": Will Smith, Salt-N-Pepa, Rakim, and Biz Markie. This volume is also jam-packed with films Hollywood released in an attempt to cash in on the phenomenon, like Breakin’, Breakin’ 2 Electric Boogaloo, Beat Street, Krush Groove and more.

World War I Genealogy Research Guide

Tracing American Military and Non-Combatant Ancestors Includes a Guide to Canadian Military Research

Author: Debra M. Dudek

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781980916840

Category: Reference

Page: 96

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Gathering information on your WWI ancestors is easier than you think! This guide outlines a straightforward strategy to find service details and information from a variety of online resources and physical depositories. Special topics include women's records, a state specific resource guide, naturalization records, alien registration files, and a quick guide to Canadian military World War I resources.

Hadoop: The Definitive Guide

Author: Tom White

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449338771

Category: Computers

Page: 688

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Ready to unlock the power of your data? With this comprehensive guide, you’ll learn how to build and maintain reliable, scalable, distributed systems with Apache Hadoop. This book is ideal for programmers looking to analyze datasets of any size, and for administrators who want to set up and run Hadoop clusters. You’ll find illuminating case studies that demonstrate how Hadoop is used to solve specific problems. This third edition covers recent changes to Hadoop, including material on the new MapReduce API, as well as MapReduce 2 and its more flexible execution model (YARN). Store large datasets with the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) Run distributed computations with MapReduce Use Hadoop’s data and I/O building blocks for compression, data integrity, serialization (including Avro), and persistence Discover common pitfalls and advanced features for writing real-world MapReduce programs Design, build, and administer a dedicated Hadoop cluster—or run Hadoop in the cloud Load data from relational databases into HDFS, using Sqoop Perform large-scale data processing with the Pig query language Analyze datasets with Hive, Hadoop’s data warehousing system Take advantage of HBase for structured and semi-structured data, and ZooKeeper for building distributed systems

How to Archive Family Photos

A Step-by-Step Guide to Organize and Share Your Photos Digitally

Author: Denise May Levenick

Publisher: Family Tree Books

ISBN: 9781440340963

Category: House & Home

Page: 240

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"Includes 25 easy keepsake projects"--Cover.

Organize Your Genealogy

Strategies and Solutions for Every Researcher

Author: Drew Smith

Publisher: Family Tree Books

ISBN: 9781440345036

Category: Genealogy

Page: 240

View: 6833

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Get Your Research in Order! Stop struggling to manage all your genealogy facts, files, and data--make a plan of attack to maximize your progress. Organize Your Genealogy will show you how to use tried-and-true methods and the latest tech tools and genealogy software to organize your research plan, workspace, and family-history finds. In this book, you'll learn how to organize your time and resources, including how to set goals and objectives, determine workable research questions, sort paper and digital documents, keep track of physical and online correspondence, prepare for a research trip, and follow a skill-building plan. With this comprehensive guide, you'll make the most of your research time and energy and put yourself on a road to genealogy success. Organize Your Genealogy features: Secrets to developing organized habits that will maximize your research time and progress Hints for setting up the right physical and online workspaces Proven, useful systems for organizing paper and electronic documents Tips for managing genealogy projects and goals The best tools for organizing every aspect of your ancestry research Easy-to-use checklists and worksheets to apply the book's strategies Whether you're a newbie seeking best practices to get started or a seasoned researcher looking for new and better ways of getting organized, this guide will help you manage every facet of your ancestry research.

Finding Family

My Search for Roots and Secrets in My DNA

Author: Richard Hill

Publisher: Familius

ISBN: 9781945547393

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 292

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Easy to read and hard to put down, Finding Family is the first book to chronicle the paradigm-shifting application of genetic genealogy to adoption search. Whether you're searching for your own roots or just craving a darn good read, Finding Family is a book you will likely devour in one sitting...and wholeheartedly recommend to others.

Family Tree Page Ideas for Scrapbookers

Author: Memory Makers

Publisher: Memory Makers

ISBN: 9781892127426

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

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A guide to researching and creating family tree records in a scrapbook format outlines fifty example styles, shares genealogical research tips, provides reproducible charts and patterns that can be personalized by theme, and lists recommended family-tree software. Original.


The Saga of an American Family

Author: Alex Haley

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0306824868

Category: History

Page: 912

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A new eight-hour event series based on Roots will be simulcast on the History Channel, Lifetime, and A&E over four consecutive nights beginning Memorial Day, May 30, 2016 When Roots was first published forty years ago, the book electrified the nation: it received a Pulitzer Prize and was a #1 New York Times bestseller for 22 weeks. The celebrated miniseries that followed a year later was a coast–to–coast event—over 130 million Americans watched some or all of the broadcast. In the four decades since then, the story of the young African slave Kunta Kinte and his descendants has lost none of its power to enthrall and provoke. Now, Roots once again bursts onto the national scene, and at a time when the race conversation has never been more charged. It is a book for the legions of earlier readers to revisit and for a new generation to discover. To quote from the introduction by Michael Eric Dyson: “Alex Haley's Roots is unquestionably one of the nation's seminal texts. It affected events far beyond its pages and was a literary North Star…. Each generation must make up its own mind about how it will navigate the treacherous waters of our nation's racial sin. And each generation must overcome our social ills through greater knowledge and decisive action. Roots is a stirring reminder that we can achieve these goals only if we look history squarely in the face.” The star– studded cast in this new event series includes Academy Award–winners Forest Whitaker and Anna Paquin, Laurence Fishburne, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Derek Luke, Grammy Award-winner Tip “T.I.” Harris, and Mekhi Phifer. Questlove of The Roots is the executive music producer for the miniseries's stirring soundtrack.

Who Do You Think You Are?

The Essential Guide to Tracing Your Family History

Author: Megan Smolenyak,Wall to Wall Media

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101163011

Category: Reference

Page: 224

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The companion how-to guide to the hit TV series-with advice for anyone starting their own genealogical search. In the groundbreaking NBC series Who Do You Think You Are? seven celebrities-Sarah Jessica Parker, Emmitt Smith, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Broderick, Brooke Shields, Susan Sarandon, and Spike Lee-went on an emotional journey to trace their family history and discover who they really are, and millions of viewers caught the genealogy bug. With the official companion guide, anyone can learn how to chart their family's unique path. Featuring step-by-step instructions from Megan Smolenyak2, one of America's top genealogical researchers, this book offers everything readers need to know to start the journey into their past, from digging through old photos, to finding the best online resources.