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Family Maps of Lee County, Illinois  Deluxe Edition, by Gregory A. Boyd. 338 pages, 8.5×11″, spiral softbound book.  Locating original landowners in maps has never been an easy task-until now. This volume in the Family Maps series contains newly created maps of original landowners (patent maps) in what is now Lee County, Illinois, gleaned from the indexes of the Illinois State Archives. But it offers much more than that. For each township in the county, there are two additional maps accompanying the patent map: a road map and a map showing waterways, railroads, and both modern and many historical city-centers and cemeteries. Included are indexes to help you locate what you are looking for, whether you know a person’s name, a last name, a place-name, or a cemetery. The combination of maps and indexes are designed to aid researchers of American history or genealogy to explore frontier neighborhoods, examine family migrations, locate hard-to-find cemeteries and towns, as well as locate land based on legal descriptions found in old documents or deeds. The patent-maps are essentially plat maps but instead of depicting owners for a particular year, these maps show original landowners, no matter when the transfer from the federal government was completed. Dates of patents typically begin near the time of statehood and run into the early 1900s. ADAR441-$39.00

Family Maps of Jersey County, Illinois Deluxe Edition, by Gregory A. Boyd. 220 pages, 8.5×11″, spiral softbound book. Locating original landowners in maps has never been an easy task-until now. This volume in the Family Maps series contains newly created maps of original landowners (patent maps) in what is now Jersey County, Illinois, gleaned from the indexes of the Illinois State Archives. But it offers much more than that. For each township in the county, there are two additional maps accompanying the patent map: a road map and a map showing waterways, railroads, and both modern and many historical city-centers and cemeteries. Included are indexes to help you locate what you are looking for, whether you know a person’s name, a last name, a place-name, or a cemetery. The combination of maps and indexes are designed to aid researchers of American history or genealogy to explore frontier neighborhoods, examine family migrations, locate hard-to-find cemeteries and towns, as well as locate land based on legal descriptions found in old documents or deeds. The patent-maps are essentially plat maps but instead of depicting owners for a particular year, these maps show original landowners, no matter when the transfer from the federal government was completed. Dates of patents typically begin near the time of statehood and run into the early 1900s. ADAR440-$36.00

Family Maps of Ford County, Illinois Deluxe Edition, by Gregory A. Boyd. 222 pages, 8.5×11″, spiral softbound book. Locating original landowners in maps has never been an easy task-until now. This volume in the Family Maps series contains newly created maps of original landowners (patent maps) in what is now Ford County, Illinois, gleaned from the indexes of the Illinois State Archives. But it offers much more than that. For each township in the county, there are two additional maps accompanying the patent map: a road map and a map showing waterways, railroads, and both modern and many historical city-centers and cemeteries. Included are indexes to help you locate what you are looking for, whether you know a person’s name, a last name, a place-name, or a cemetery. The combination of maps and indexes are designed to aid researchers of American history or genealogy to explore frontier neighborhoods, examine family migrations, locate hard-to-find cemeteries and towns, as well as locate land based on legal descriptions found in old documents or deeds. The patent-maps are essentially plat maps but instead of depicting owners for a particular year, these maps show original landowners, no matter when the transfer from the federal government was completed. Dates of patents typically begin near the time of statehood and run into the early 1900s. ADAR439-$36.00

Vernon County, Missouri, Volume 3, by Kenneth E. Weant, 2010. 242 pages, 8.5×11″, softbound book. Includes 4442 Reported Deaths, Chronological Index to selected articles from Nevada Daily Mail (includes 1334 Marriages), spanning July 1, 1901 to June 30, 1910. AD2385-$28.00

Civil War Records Missouri Enrolled Militia Infantry – Volume 8, by Kenneth E. Weant, 2010. 8.5×11″, softbound book 222 pages, 10,124 names, includes 57th, 58th, 59th, 60th, 61st, 62nd, 63rd, and 64th Regiments. People in this volume enlisted with Atchison, Audrain, Bates, Benton, Boone, Callaway, Cape Girardeau, Crawford, Davies, Franklin, Harrison, Henry, Hickory, Holt, Linn, Macon, Morgan, Osage, Perry, Phelps, Pulaski, St. Clair, Warren & Washington Counties. AD2386-$28.00

Sketches of Danville (Alabama) High School 1858-1944, by Larry R. Brown. 8.5×11″, hardbound book, 158 pages, school color illustrated cover, includes photos and documents. Contains history of five separate schools at the same location. Also includes bonus list of students enrolled for the year 1896. AD2387-$25.00

Civil War Records Missouri Enrolled Militia Infantry – Volume 7, by Kenneth E. Weant, 2010. 8.5×11″, softbound book 240 pages, 11,061 names, includes 49th, 50th, 51st, 52nd, 53rd, 54th, 55th, and 56th Regiments. People in this volume enlisted with Adair, Audrain, Cape Girardeau, Cooper, Franklin, Knox, Perry, Pike, Ralls, Marion, Ray & Washington Counties. AD2384-$28.00

Tracing Your Ancestors in The National Archives, by Amanda Bevan, 2006. 576 pages, 6×9.5″, softbound book. The new edition of the essential family history title: the only exhaustive guide to The National Archives’ holdings. This unrivalled guide offers a unique, authoritative way to explore past lives. Clear and accessible, it is suitable for researchers on all levels, showing how to discover real lives and voices from the documents they left behind. It illuminates all aspects of holdings at The National Archives and the Family Records Centre (closed March 2008), from cutting-edge technology to the oldest manuscripts, censuses and service records to inquests and wills. Tracing your Ancestors fully explains the records and the institution, and how to make the most effective use of both. This seventh edition is fully revised to offer best-ever value and the most recent developments and releases. AD2380-$34.00  Currently IN STOCK

Pocket Tree©™, by Rhonda Early. Travel light and carry your complete ancestry chart–comfortably–in this pocket-sized design! Your working reference guide because it can be easily accessed and updated at your convenience. It also includes Interview Questions, useful because you don’t have to prepare–the questions are your preparation. These tools combine to assist researchers in discovering and documenting personal heritage in a functional, compact method. AD2383-$13.00

Family History in the Wars, by William Spencer, 2007. 256 pages, 4.5×6.5″,  softbound book. As both wars begin to pass into history, this is the perfect tool for discovering how your family suffered and served. The World Wars of last century were the greatest conflicts ever known. Over a million men and women enlisted and served in British armed forces alone between 1914-18, and the figure for the Second World War was even higher. Almost every family has ancestral links to the Services, but finding details on individuals has often proved a difficult task. This clear, accessible guide shows how to get the very best from all sources now available. It gives expert advice on researching men’s and women’s service records for World War I and II, including Army, Navy, Air Force, nursing and merchant seamen. Wide-ranging in scope and practical in approach, it shows how best to trace an individual’s career, including medals and gallantry awards, prisoner of war files and casualty lists. Women who served in both conflicts are well represented, from the online releases of Women’s Auxiliary Corps records to First World War nurses, and newly available naval records open whole new avenues for research. Special techniques and tips are provided for tracing family members in the Commonwealth and Dominion forces and the Indian Army, and a special section considers how to use British and American sources to discover details of American servicemen and GI brides. AD2378-$8.00  Currently IN STOCK

Brinestain And Biscuit: Recipes and Rules for Royal Navy Cooks (National Archives) by National Archives, reprint 2007. 96 pages, 5×6″, hardbound book. Climb aboard one of His Majesty’s ships, circa 1930, pull up the gangplank and prepare to experience galley life at sea. Enjoy the arcane practices, no-nonsense instructions and a wealth of period recipes from an era when the map was painted red and ‘empire builders’ were not just a pair of shorts. Learn how to avoid the dangers of ‘bone taint’ and ‘fly-blown meat’. Discover what to do with a ‘steam chest’ and how to work an ‘Aldershot oven’. Once equipped, you will be in tip-top shape to delve into the recipes—from the simple yet gargantuan (sausages for 500 men: take 125 lbs of sausages, fry in lard, add ‘brown gravy’) to the relatively small-scale and refined, you will get an insight into how the sailors lived and ate. And it was more varied than you might imagine, so they were not always stuck between a rock cake and a hard biscuit. AD2382-$12.00  Currently IN STOCK

Smart Family History, by Geoff Swinfield, 2007. 256 pages, 4.5×6.5″,  softbound book. Geoff Swinfield takes you beyond the usual sources and offers a wealth of smart ideas on what to do next. He also shares his tried and tested strategies for when you are stuck, addressing familiar dilemmas, such as ‘which of these possible candidates is my ancestor?’ Every genealogist will find new things to try in this convenient and affordable guide. AD2379-$8.00  Currently IN STOCK

Tracing Your Catholic Ancestors by Michael Gandy, 2001. 64 pages, 4.5×6.5″, softbound book. AD2381-$6.00  Currently IN STOCK

Family Maps of Benewah County, Idaho, Deluxe Edition, by Gregory A. Boyd. 8.5×11″, spiral softbound book, 446 pages. ADAR438-$46.00

Family History Cultures and Faiths, by Michael Gandy, 2005. 256 pages, 4.5×6.5″,  softbound book. Explore how the lives of your ancestors were shaped by traditions of cultures and faiths and how communities maintained and celebrated their beliefs. For centuries, the patterns of our ancestors’ lives were shaped by traditions of culture and faith, and they left a rich legacy of documents, registers and possessions. This wide-ranging guide shows how to use religious records of life’s milestones – such as christening, confirmation, marriage and burial – in family history research, drawing on material in the National Archives and elsewhere. It covers the diverse faiths of Britain – Church of England, Catholic, Non-conformist, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu and others – and suggests the best sources for each, from the earliest records to more recent times. Full of practical advice for all levels of experience, the book offers solutions for common problems and advice on how to find out more. It also explores how and where communities maintained their beliefs, from celebrations and festivals to religious buildings and schools. Abi Husainy, records specialist in South Asian history at The National Archives, contributes a chapter exploring the establishment of Hindu, Muslim and Sikh cultures and faiths in Britain since the 1830s, and points to numerous record sources in the UK and Asia. AD2377-$8.00  Currently IN STOCK

Family Maps of Union County, Iowa, Deluxe Edition, by Gregory A. Boyd. 8.5×11″, softbound book, 204 pages, with 41 total maps. There are 3 maps for each of the 12 Congressional townships that make up Union County. Each Township has a Patent Map, Patent Index, Road Map, and a Map we call an Historical Map, which includes Waterways, Watercourses & Railroads. The Road and Historical Maps also include the City-centers and cemeteries that can be found at NationalAtlas.gov. There is also a Surname/Patent Index and a Surname/Township Index to help you dive into the right area of the County. ADAR436-$36.00

Easy Family History, by David Annal, 2005. 256 pages, 4.5×6.5″,  softbound book. This guide is for everyone interested in their ancestors whose research has not yet begun, or is in its early stages. It offers exactly what it says on the cover. David Annal introduces all the relevant sources of information in easy steps and most logical sequence, focusing on what you really need to know. The chapters are interwoven with practical features on issues that could crop up during research: for example different spellings of your ancestor’s surname. Written with humor and minimum fuss, this is the most accessible guide on the market – and at a size and price to suit any pocket. AD2376-$8.00  Currently IN STOCK

Family Maps of Walton County, Florida, Deluxe Edition, by Gregory A. Boyd. 8.5×11″, softbound book, 404 pages, with 128 total maps. There are 3 maps for each of the 41 Congressional townships that make up Walton County. Each Township has a Patent Map, Patent Index, Road Map, and a Map we call an Historical Map, which includes Waterways, Watercourses & Railroads. The Road and Historical Maps also include the City-centers and cemeteries that can be found at NationalAtlas.gov. There is also a Surname/Patent Index and a Surname/Township Index to help you dive into the right area of the County. ADAR63-$46.00

Family History on the Move, by Roger Kershaw and Mark Pearsall, 2006. 256 pages, 4.5×6.5″, softbound book. Family history can be relatively straightforward as long as one’s ancestors did not move around too much or change locality. However, with the mass migrations and empire building during the 19th and 20th centuries, most family trees will eventually get to those hard-to-pin-down men and women whose lives took often radical departures – and who settled in new countries or regions of the British Isles, or arrived in Britain for the first time. This book describes those movements into, within, and out of the UK from the sixteenth century to the present day, and shows readers which records to consult to track down their mobile ancestors. The chapters are interwoven with practical features on issues that could crop up during research and case studies to illustrate the sources. AD2375-$8.00  Currently IN STOCK

Family Maps of Sebastian County, Arkansas, Deluxe Edition, by Gregory A. Boyd, J.D. 8½x11”, softbound book, 268 pages, with 80 total maps. There are 3 maps for each of the 25 Congressional townships that make up Sebastian County. Each Township has a Patent Map, Patent Index, Road Map, and a Map we call an Historical Map, which includes Waterways, Watercourses & Railroads. The Road and Historical Maps also include the City-centers and cemeteries that can be found at NationalAtlas.gov. There is also a Surname/Patent Index and a Surname/Township Index to help you dive into the right area of the County. ADAR14-$38.00

Family History Companion, by Mark Pearsall, 2007. 256 pages, 4.5×6.5″, softbound book. Practical and portable, this easy to use A-Z handbook offers new insight into family history as it is practiced today. Drawing on the expertise of The National Archives, it summarizes terms, topics, sources and record types from medieval times to the present, explaining how and why they can help your own research. Equally suited to browsing or quick reference, it combines wide-ranging knowledge with practical tips and advice. AD2374-$8.00  Currently IN STOCK

Family Maps of Monroe County, Alabama, Deluxe Edition, by Gregory A. Boyd. 8.5×11″, softbound book, 484 pages, with 137 total maps. There are 3 maps for each of the 44 Congressional townships that make up Monroe County. Each Township has a Patent Map, Patent Index, Road Map, and a Map we call an Historical Map, which includes Waterways, Watercourses & Railroads. The Road and Historical Maps also include the City-centers and cemeteries that can be found at NationalAtlas.gov. There is also a Surname/Patent Index and a Surname/Township Index to help you dive into the right area of the County. ADAR432-$46.00 

Finding Your German Ancestors: A Beginner’s Guide, by Kevan M. Hansen. 84 pages, 5.5×8.5″, softbound book. Introducing the first true beginner’s guide to German ancestral research: If you haven’t worked with German records before, this compact guide will warm up your cold feet quickly and make intimidating foreign sources seem like old friends in no time. Anyone who has worked with foreign records knows that the language can be intimidating. In order to overcome this research barrier, author Kevan Hansen provides the tools and information that empower researchers to work comfortably with German records. Finding Your German Ancestors also offers a solution to one of the largest dilemmas German researchers face: shifting national and regional borders. Due to the continual changes of boundaries and jurisdictions in historic Germany, the types of records available vary from region to region. Finding Your German Ancestors explains the current locations of records from regions with names and boundaries that have changed. It even includes information for contacting each location! Researchers using this book will not only have a greater understanding of their ancestors’ lives, but will gain a tremendous asset in finding more information on German records. AD2373-$10.00  Currently IN STOCK

Family Maps of Henry County, Alabama, Deluxe Edition, by Gregory A. Boyd. 8.5×11″, softbound book, 282 pages, with 83 total maps. There are 3 maps for each of the 26 Congressional townships that make up Henry County. Each Township has a Patent Map, Patent Index, Road Map, and a Map we call an Historical Map, which includes Waterways, Watercourses & Railroads. The Road and Historical Maps also include the City-centers and cemeteries that can be found at NationalAtlas.gov. There is also a Surname/Patent Index and a Surname/Township Index to help you dive into the right area of the County. ADAR60-$38.00

Family Maps of Coosa County, Alabama, Deluxe Edition, by Gregory A. Boyd. 8.5×11″, softbound book, 250 pages, with 65 total maps. There are 3 maps for each of the 20 Congressional townships that make up Coosa County. Each Township has a Patent Map, Patent Index, Road Map, and a Map we call an Historical Map, which includes Waterways, Watercourses & Railroads. The Road and Historical Maps also include the City-centers and cemeteries that can be found at NationalAtlas.gov. There is also a Surname/Patent Index and a Surname/Township Index to help you dive into the right area of the County. ADAR59-$38.00

Finding Your Italian Ancestors: A Beginner’s Guide, by Suzanne Russo Adams, AG. 202 pages, 8.5×11″, softbound book. For millions of Americans, home means Italy, where their roots started years ago. In Finding Your Italian Ancestors, you’ll discover the tools you need to trace your ancestors back to the homeland. Learn how and where to find records in the United States and Italy, get practical advice on deciphering those hard-to-read documents, and explore valuable online resources. The guide also includes maps, multiple glossaries, and an extensive bibliography. AD613-$20.00  Currently IN STOCK

Family Maps of Benton County, Iowa, Deluxe Edition, by Gregory A. Boyd. 8.5×11″, softbound book, 256 pages, with 65 total maps. There are 3 maps for each of the 20 Congressional townships that make up Benton County. Each Township has a Patent Map, Patent Index, Road Map, and a Map we call an Historical Map, which includes Waterways, Watercourses & Railroads. The Road and Historical Maps also include the City-centers and cemeteries that can be found at NationalAtlas.gov. There is also a Surname/Patent Index and a Surname/Township Index to help you dive into the right area of the County. ADAR433-$38.00

Finding Your Irish Ancestors: A Beginner’s Guide, by David S. Ouimette. 186 pages, 8.5×11″, softbound book. The ultimate resource to help you learn if the luck of the Irish is in your blood or not. This easy-to-use guide will teach you to make use of the many Irish family history records that have become available in recent years. Explore the best family history sources in Ireland, including birth, marriage, and death records; church records; census records; and much more. AD612-$15.00  Currently IN STOCK

Family Maps of Johnson County, Iowa, Deluxe Edition, by Gregory A. Boyd. 8.5×11″, spiral softbound book, 238 pages, with 59 total maps. There are 3 maps for each of the 18 Congressional townships that make up Johnson County. Each Township has a Patent Map, Patent Index, Road Map, and a Map we call an Historical Map, which includes Waterways, Watercourses & Railroads. The Road and Historical Maps also include the City-centers and cemeteries that can be found at NationalAtlas.gov. There is also a Surname/Patent Index and a Surname/Township Index to help you dive into the right area of the County. ADAR434-$38.00

Finding Answers in U.S. Census Records, by Loretto Dennis Szucs and Matthew Wright. 176 pages, 8.5×11″, softbound book. Finding Answers in U.S. Census Records is a comprehensive guide to understanding and using U.S. Census records, in particular those of the federal census. Aimed at the general family history audience, this book is especially useful for the beginning to intermediate researcher. Along with a description of the history and structure of the federal census there is a guide to each decennial census to help you examine all of the extensive data contained on these most valuable records. In addition, you will find three appendixes offering a description of major census data providers, major state and national archives with census collections, and specially designed census extraction forms. This book also includes a complete index. AD2371-$17.00

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