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                                              (Recommended Reading from Earl Ross)



THE GREAT DIVORCE:
A Nineteenth-Century Mother's Fight Against Her Husband & the Shakers & Her Times
  — by Llyon Woo
30-Apr-2012
Bookseller's listing
ISBN:  080214537X

            The author tells about Eunice Chapman's abusive husband left with their three children to join a group of Shakers in 1814, she was determined to win her children back. The book chronicles her struggles and brings the era's history, law, religion and politics to life.

Softcover, 404 pages, Published Grove Press (August 16, 2011)     Cost: at this date — $12.83
Available from Amazon.com



EDUCATION AND ONTARIO FAMILY HISTORY -
A guide to the Resources for Genealogists and Historians
  — by Marian Press
23-Apr-2012
Bookseller's listing
ISBN:  978-55488-747-7

            This reference outlines the education resources available from 1765 to the early 20th century, not only for genealogists, but also for historians with an interest in educational records. Many historical resources are currently being digitized, and Ontario educational collections are no exception.

Softcover, 144 pages, Published by Dundurn Press 2011     Cost: at this date — $19.99 Canadian
Available from Dundurn



Nick Barratt's Guide to Your Ancestors Lives

  — by Nick Barratt
16-Apr-2012
Bookseller's listing
ISBN:  9781848840560

            Family History takes you on a journey of finding the social history surrounding ancestors. The author encourages you to research houses, streets, communities and ways of life. Although the book focuses on the British Isles research its guidance holds no matter where your ancestors are from.

Hardcover, 306 pages, Published 2010     Cost: at this date — $49.95
Available from Gould - Genealogy and History



HOBOES:
Biddlestiffs, Fruit Tramps and the Harvesting of the West
  — by Mark Wyman
09-Apr-2012
Bookseller's listing
ISBN:  97808054919

            Among those the transcontinental railroad brought to American West was a new kind of traveler. the transient worker. The author tells this story and shows you a little-known but vital part of Western culture and its agricultural economy.

Softcover, 368 pages, Published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2001     Cost: at this date — $16.00
Available from Macmillan



FASHIONABLE FOLKS:
BONNETS & HATS 1840-1900
  — by Maureen Taylor
02-Apr-2012
Bookseller's listing
ISBN:  (none provided)

            Using the clues in this book you'll learn interesting facts about your ancestors by studying their photos and the hats they wore for portraits. By analyzing the styles in each decade you can determine more about the lives of your relatives. Were they rich or poor? What season was it ? Was their hat the current fashion or an old favorite?

Softcover, 145 pages, Published Family Chronicle 2012    Cost: at this date — $19.95
Available from Amazon.com



FINDING YOUR ITALIAN ANCESTORS:
A Beginners Guide
  — by Suzanne Russo Adams
26-Mar-2012
Bookseller's listing
ISBN:  1-593313-24-1

            This book is a beginners guide and handbook to Italian research. It was written for an American audience. There are full sample documents, pictures, maps, and tables. It is well organized for the genealogist.

Softcover, 189 pages
Cost: at this date — $19.55
Available from GenealogyBlog



Cassell's New English-Croatian and Croatian-English Dictionary
3rd Edition
  — by F. A. Bogadek
19-Mar-2012
Bookseller's listing
ISBN:  0025121405

            With an appendix comprising a short grammar of the English language foreign words and phrases: Christian names and other information.

Hardcover, 1082 pages, Published New York: Hafner Press abt 1944
Cost: at this date — $21.55
Available from Amazon.com



REVIEW OF SCOTTISH CULTURE
University of Edinburgh, School of Scottish Studies
  — peer-reviewed journal
12-Mar-2012
Bookseller's listing
ISBN:  none provided

            A selection of scholarly essays reflecting various aspects of our past and that of neighboring European countries.

Softcovers, John Donald Publishers Ltd. Available from John Donald Publishers Ltd., 138 St. Stephen Street, Edinburgh, EH3 %AA, Scotland



THE GENOGRAM JOURNEY:
Reconnecting with Your Family
  — by Monica McGoldrick
05-Mar-2012
Bookseller's listing
ISBN:  978-0393-70627-7

            The author is known for groundbreaking research on genograms. In this book she shows how these "psychological family trees" can reveal a family history of estrangement, alliance, divorce or suicide, as well as complex issues of birth order, sibling rivalry and more.

Softcover, 384 pages - published May, 2011
Cost: at this date — $23.95
Available from W. W. Norton & Company



GENEALOGY AT A GLANCE:
Revolutionary War Genealogy Research
  — by Craig Scott
27-Feb-2012
Bookseller's listing
ISBN:  9780806318868

            The author provides a step-by-step guidance to the standard Revolutionary War sources such as pension records, compiled service records, and records of lineage societies, explaining how they can be used and where they can be found.

Softcover (laminated-foldout), 4 pages - published 2011
Cost: at this date — $8.95
Available from Genealogy Publishing



IN MOMENTS OF DESPAIR:
Suicide, Divorce, and Debt in the Civil War Era North Carolina
  — by David Silkenat
20-Feb-2012
Bookseller's listing
ISBN:  978-0-8078-3460-2

            This book covers three normally stigmatized aspects of people's lives in the social, cultural, and economic upheaval of the Civil War. The author draws upon genealogical resources, including insane asylum records, divorces, petitions and bankruptcy filings.

Softcover, 312 pages -
Cost: at this date — $45.00
Available from University of North Carolina Press



THE FAMILY TREE SOURCEBOOK:
Your Essential Directory of American County and Town Records
  — by the Editors of the Family Tree Magazine
13-Feb-2012
Bookseller's listing
ISBN:  9781440308840

            Whether you are just getting started or a veteran of your family History research - you may find this book helpful. It includes Surname research, maps, county level data, websites and contact information and a bibliography and much more...

Softcover, 750 pages -
Cost: at this date — $34.99
Available from Gould Genealogy and History



FAMILY HISTORY DETECTIVE

  — by Desmon Walls Allen
06-Feb-2012
Bookseller's listing
ISBN:  9781440316876

            Family History is a topic that fascinates many, but the academic nature and involved research methods can make a genealogy an intimidating bobby to pursue.This book helps readers learn how to start their research with sources in their own homes -journals, scrapbooks, and other memorabilia.

Softcover - Publisher David and Charles
Cost: at this date — $11.43
Available from Amazon.com



THE GENOGRAM JOURNEY:
Reconnecting with Your Family
  — by Monica McGoldrick
30-Jan-2012
Bookseller's listing
ISBN:  978-0-393-70627-7

            The author has updated this book explains how a tool of family history- gathering the genogram, or basic family tree - can help us to better understand and mend family relationships and dynamics. She elaborates on the ways in which genograms can reveal a family's estrangement, alliance, divorce or suicide, exposing intergenerational patterns that prove more than coincidental.

Softcover - St. Martins Press   Published by Norton Professional Books  
Cost: at this date — $23.95
W. W. Norton Company, Inc.



ONLY TIME WILL TELL
(The Clifton Chronicles)
  — by Jeffrey Archer
23-Jan-2012
Bookseller's listing
ISBN:  (none provided)

            This is the first novel in the Clifton Chronicles. It begins in 1920 when Harry Clifton seeks the truth about his father's death, only to wonder if another man is actually his father. (Fiction)

Hardcover - St. Martins Press   Published Aug, 2011  
Cost: at this date — $13.99
Available from Amazon.com



LEAVING HOME:
Migration Yesterday and Today
  — Edited by Diethelm Knauf and Barry Moreno
16-Jan-2012
Bookseller's listing
ISBN:  978-3-8378-4007-0

            This book describes the great migration movements from the 18th century all the way to the present. It traces the reasons for the migration; accompanies the emigrants on their long journey to their destinations in America. Africa, Australia, and New Zealand; and describes their living conditions abroad.

Softcover - 280 pages   420 Illustrations  
Cost: at this date — $19.95
Available from Columbia University Press



THE QUICKENING

  — by Michelle Hoover
09-Jan-2012
Bookseller's listing
ISBN:  9781590513460

            This is a recollection by the author of her great-grandmother about two neighboring farm wives in the upper Midwest during the early 1900's. The author shifts points of view between the women to reveal their lives, resilience and sacrifices.

Softcover - 224 pages   Published Other Press 2010  
Cost: at this date — $10.17
Available from IndieBound


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