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                                              (Recommended Reading from Earl Ross)




FAMILY ARCHAEOLOGY:
Discovering The Family Skelton and Making it Dance
  — By Freya Otten Hanson
17-Dec-2012
Bookseller's listing
ISBN:  0788422642

            The author suggests ways to discover hidden treasure from the past and challenges you to unearth more about the people in your ancestral tree.  It encourages you to discover family values, traditions, stories and then presents ways to experience that heritage.  Packed with suggestions, seasoned genealogists will also find a wealth of ideas and recognize a kindred spirit in the personal experiences and anecdotes that enliven this guidebook.

Softcover, 128 pages         Cost: at this date — $20.99
Available from Heritage Books, Inc.


GENEALOGIST'S HANDBOOK for NEW ENGLAND RESEARCH
Published 2012
  — By Michael J. Leclerc
10-Dec-2012
Bookseller's listing
ISBN:  978080822602

            The go-to reference for finding sources in the New England states.  You will learn what records exist, for what time periods and where they are housed.

Softcover, 430 pages     New England Genealogical Societies     Cost: at this date — $24.95
Available from Heritage Books, Inc.


MASTERING ONLINE GENEALOGY

  — By W.  Daniel Quillen
03-Dec-2012
Bookseller's listing
ISBN:  9781593601461

            An easy to-follow guide for online research  newbies.  The author covers the basics of searching online free and subscription websites, and more.  He also provides short reviews of popular short reviews of popular genealogy software.

Softcover, 143 pages     Cold Spring Press 2011     Cost: at this date — $9.75
Available from Family Roots Publishing Co.


COLLECTING DEAD RELATIVES

  — By Laverne Galeener-Moore
19-Nov-2012
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ISBN:  9780806311814

            The lighter side of genealogy; you ll learn about the latest techniques used by county clerks in repelling  genealogists, about projector failure, and about acceptable and unacceptable  behavior in graveyards. You will read about the sins of the D.A.R., research trip survival methods, the banality of workshops and seminars, the proper etiquette in prying information from reluctant relatives, and much more.  This work will keep you sane and laughing.

Softcover, 155 pages     Published 1987     Cost: at this date — $9.95
Available from Genealogical Publishing Co.


ROOTS FOR KIDS
A Genealogy Guide for Young People
  — By Susan Provost Beller
12-Nov-2012
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ISBN:  9780806317779

            Ms. Beller has been involved in genealogical research for three decades.  In addition to her teaching experience with young people she has taught genealogy courses to adult education classes.

Softcover, 104 pages     Published 2007 (second edition)     Cost: at this date — $22.00
Available from Genealogical Publishing Co.


FAMILY MATTERS:
A History of Genealogy
  — By Michael Sharpe
05-Nov-2012
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ISBN:  9781848845596

            The author puts the study of family history itself into a historical and social context. The book traces the rise of genealogy from an esoteric interest of gentlemen and scholars. It also looks forward to some challenges facing family history in the future, as a result of commercialization, legislation and new technology.

Hardcover, 204 pages     Published 2012 by Pen & Sword Books Ltd.     Cost: at this date — $31.58
Available from Barnes & Noble


FAMILY HISTORY IN THE WARS -
How Your Ancestors Served their country.
  — by William Spencer
29-Oct-2012
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ISBN:  9781903365953

            Military Service during War time can have a dramatic effect on individuals and families.  Sometimes family members failed to come home.  Sometimes they came home but could speak little upon their experiences.  Yet Military records can be a key resource for genealogists.  This book primarily deals with British Military records.

Softcover, 256 pages     Published 2007 by The National Archives     Cost: at this date — $8.95
Available from Book Depository


ISLAND OF WINGS

  — by Karen Altenberg
22-Oct-2012
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ISBN:  177 089 0122

            ISLAND OF WINGS, provides insight into early life on the island of Kilda in the generations prior to their evacuation and repatriation to the mainland.  It is hard to comprehend that the islanders lived for hundreds of years a life unhanged from their ancestors before them.  This book is a truly insightful look at the social history of this remote island.

Softcover, 304 pages     Published in 2012 by House of Anansi Press     Cost: at this date — $14.44
Available from Amazon.com


A BRIEF HISTORY OF ROADS IN VIRGINIA 1607-1840

  — by Nathan Mason Pawlett
15-Oct-2012
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ISBN:  (none provided)

            Information regarding the result of a larger study into the history of road construction and development in the various counties in Virginia.  This book represents what was to be the introduction to a larger book on the county of Albermarle.  This historical sketch is intended to provide insight to the development of all Virginia roads, up to the time of heavy railroad development in the 19th century.  It also provides understanding of the various forces which shpaed the transportation policy at the colonial and following state level.

Softcover, 28 pages     Published 2003; reprint 2005     Cost: at this date — $16.17
Available from Family Roots Publishing


KINSHIP:  IT'S ALL RELATIVE

  — by Jackie Smith Arnold
08-Oct-2012
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ISBN:  9780806319537

            The author defines and explains all matters of kinship in the genealogical world.  Most beginning family historians need help to better understand relationships like a second cousin and first-cousin two times removed.  Her book does provide information you may need to better understand kinship relationships. 

Softcover, 144 pages     2nd edition, published 2012     Cost: at this date — $14.95
Available from Genealogical Publishing


IRISH CHURCH RECORDS:
Their history, availablity & use in family and local history research
  — by James G. Ryan
01-Oct-2012
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ISBN:  9780953997411

            This book contains chapters by experts on the records of each of 8 major Irish churches.  For each it provides details of the record keeping practices, their history as it affected record-keeping or record survival, and current availability of the records.  It also describes t he types of records and their relevance to Irish family, church and local history.  The locations of these records of each church, and guidelines for their access are also provided.  It is extensively illustrated. and indexed.

Softcover, 207 pages     2nd edition     Cost: at this date — $48.00
Available from Flyleaf Press


MINE OWNERS AND MINES OF THE COLORADO GOLD RUSH

  — by Michele Wickersheim and Rawlene LeBaron
24-Sep-2012
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ISBN:  788431358

            This book provides a modern rendition of the original.  This edition carefully reworks the list of mines to account for modern day country lines.  The book also provides edits, annotation, and  perhaps most important, a full name index of mine owners, officers and key employees.  Every known mine from 1879 is listed alphabetically by county, with a separate notation for coal and ore mines.

Softcover, 510 pages     Reprinted 2005     Cost: at this date — $32.80
Available from AncestorsStuff.com


TRACING YOUR ROSCOMMON ANCESTORS
The essential genealogical guide to early modern Ulster 1600-1800
  — by John Hamrock
17-Sep-2012
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ISBN:  978-0-9539974-7-3

            Roscommon county gets it name from Irish Ros Comain, which means St. Coman's Wood.  Like so many areas in Ireland, Roscommon lost many people to death and migration as a result of the Great Famine.  In fact few counties saw as great a decline as Roscommon from 253,591 in 1841 to 174,492 in 1851.  Rosccommon lost over 30% of its population. This book is a comprehensive guide to tracing Roscommon surnames.

Softcover, 160 pages     ----     Cost: at this date — $22.00
Available from Flyleaf Publishers


RESEARCHING SCOTS-IRISH ANCESTORS
The essential genealogical guide to early modern Ulster 1600-1800
  — by William J. Roulston
10-Sep-2012
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ISBN:  1903688531

            Tracing Scots-Irish ancestors can be tough. This task is more easily accomplished with this book. It has been updated from the 2005 edition and is also available as an e-book.  The focus is on sources in nothern Ireland so you will want to your ancestors' origin in Ulster.

Softcover, 262 pages     Published, 2006 Ulster Historical Foundation     Cost: at this date — $9.99
Available from goodreads



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