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RELEASE DATE: NOVEMBER 20, 2011



KINSEARCHING

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Marleta Childs
P. O. Box 6825
LUBBOCK, TX 79493-6825
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     Due to the popularity of the “Genealogy at a Glance” handy guides, the list of items available in the series continues to grow. Another new addition is English Genealogy Research by Paul Milner. Using the same format as the previous ones, Milner’s publication furnishes in a condensed manner a broad outline of the basics for tracing English forebears and offers quick suggestions for locating and utilizing critical resources.

     Divided into six parts, Milner’s guide furnishes a wealth of data compacted into the allotted space. The short “quick facts” segment provides data such as the affect on record-keeping of the 1536 Act of Union between England and Wales, the population and area in square miles of England and Wales, and the percentage of Americans claiming English ancestry in a 2009 survey. In the next section, the author gives a brief history of English emigration to the New World and facts about ship passenger lists. He then goes into the subject of unlocking English family history in which he discusses the locations of English records in general, surnames, paleography (style of writing) prior to 1733, and the change from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar.

     In the two largest segments, the compiler analyzes in more detail the major record resources utilized in family research and tells how to access them. He describes civil registration, parish registers, diocesan documents (bishops’ transcripts and marriage licenses, for instance), probate records, and censuses. Next, he furnishes facts about supplementary sources (printed material and names of various archives, libraries and societies) and major online resources (both free and commercial websites). At the end of several sections, Milner lists titles of books for further references.

     Since the information is published in the form of a four-page folder, the laminated template can be stood up or lain down for convenient use at a computer in the home or in the public library. The lamination also keeps the material clean and intact after handling over a long period of time. As a result, English Genealogy Research is a useful addition to the “Genealogy at a Glance” series.

     To the guide's price of $8.95, buyers should add the cost for postage and handling charges. For U. S. postal mail, the cost is $5.50 for one item and $2.50 for each additional copy; for FedEx ground service, the cost is $7.50 for one copy and $2.50 for each additional item. The guide (item order 3864) may be purchased by check, money order, MasterCard, or Visa from Genealogical Publishing Company, 3600 Clipper Mill Rd., Suite 260, Baltimore, Maryland 21211-1953. For phone orders, call toll free 1-800-296-6687; fax 1-410-752-8492; website www.genealogical.com.


     Below is a continuation of the list of names of “ordinary” members of the Texas State Medical Association in 1892 found in the publication, TRANSACTIONS OF THE TEXAS STATE MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, TWENTY-FOURTH ANNUAL SESSION HELD AT TYLER, TEXAS, APRIL 26, 27, AND 28, 1892 (Galveston: J. W. Burson Co., Printers and Publishers, 1892). The roster furnishes the person’s name, post office, county or state, and usually the year elected to the association.

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MCCALEB, J. H., Webberville, Travis, 1889

MCCALL, R. A., Ennis, Ellis, 1886

MCDANIEL, J. H., Centerville, Leon, 1890

MCGEHEE, D. B., Brownwood, Brown, 1891

MCGHEE, J. A., Rice, Navarro, 1891

MCGHEE, R. W., Ammonsville, Fayette, 1891

MCGREGOR, J. D., Kenneyville, Austin, no date

(to be continued)


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