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  1. More What Did They Mean By That

    More What Did They Mean By That

    Regular Price: $21.50

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    The family historian must seek out the records of the merchants, courts, legislators, and churches, as well as the everyday expressions of the common men and women, all the while striving to remain aware that just as we have created words like television, computer, microwave oven, automobile, space station, gigabyte, and airplane, and set aside words as ticking and icebox, stadle, and squabpie, our ancestors had to do the same.

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  2. A Medical Miscellany for Genealogists

    A Medical Miscellany for Genealogists

    Regular Price: $22.00

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    When the author of this book was unsure how to understand a pension record reference to her great-grandfather being "salivated" during the Civil War, she had to do her own research. After exploring old medical resources she came up with the idea for a book that would provide information to clarify obscure or obsolete medically-related terms and concepts likely to be encountered by genealogical researchers.

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    County Courthouse Book

    Regular Price: $54.50

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    The County Courthouse Book is a concise guide to county courthouses and courthouse records. Learn More
  4. Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians

    Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians

    Regular Price: $59.95

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    Professional Genealogy is a manual by professionals for everyone serious about genealogy. For family historians who want to do their own study, reliably, it describes the standards. For hobbyists, attorneys, and medical scientists who seek professional researchers, it's a consumer guide that defines quality and facilitates choices. For librarians who struggle to help a whole new class of patrons, it provides a bridge to the methods, sources, and minutiae of "history, up-close and personal." For established genealogical professionals, it offers benchmarks by which they can advance their skills and places their businesses on sounder footing. And for all those who dream of turning a fascinating hobby into a successful career, Professional Genealogy details the preparation and the processes.

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  5. Evidence! Citation and Analysis for the Family Historian

    Evidence! Citation and Analysis for the Family Historian

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    Evidence!
    Citation & Analysis for the Family Historian
    By Elizabeth Shown Mills

    Elizabeth Shown Mills' stunning book, Evidence!, provides the family history researcher with a reliable standard for both the correct form of source citation and the sound analysis of evidence. In successful genealogical research, these two practices are inseparable, and the author's treatment of this little-understood concept is nothing short of brilliant.

    This dual-track theme is introduced early on, and is best summed up in a few choice paragraphs from the introduction: "Successful research—research that yields correct information with a minimum of wasted time and funds—depends upon a sound analysis of evidence. Source citation is fundamental, but it is not enough. The validity of any piece of evidence cannot be analyzed if its source is unknown. Citing a worthless source is an effort that produces worthless results.

    Format: Hardcover
    Size: 6" x 9"
    Pages: 124
    Published: 1997
    Reprinted: 2006
    ISBN: 9780806315430 Learn More
  6. QuickSheet: The Historical Biographer's Guide to the Research Process

    QuickSheet: The Historical Biographer's Guide to the Research Process

    Regular Price: $9.95

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    Building on a lifetime of experience, Elizabeth Mills argues that successful research can be achieved by following four specific models:

    • The Research Process Model
    • The Research Analysis Model
    • The Identity Triangulation Model
    • The Reliability Model
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  7. The Great War: A Guide to the Service Records of All the World's Fighting Men and Volunteers

    The Great War: A Guide to the Service Records of All the World's Fighting Men and Volunteers

    Regular Price: $22.50

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    World War I has passed from living memory into the history books, receding far enough into the distance to provide a genealogical challenge. In order to reconstruct the lives and locate the records of those who served, fought, volunteered, or were conscripted, we must rely on a vast but relatively unknown body of resources. Counting all combatants, the number of men who served in the Great War runs into the millions; needless to say, finding records on them in the two dozen countries that participated in the war is a daunting and laborious task--now made infinitely simpler with the publication of this magnificent guide to WWI service records.

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  8. Appomattox County History and Genealogy

    Appomattox County History and Genealogy

    Regular Price: $29.00

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    Appomattox County, Virginia was formed in 1845 from Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, and Prince Edward counties. Some twenty years later the county's name would become a household word because it was at the Appomattox County Courthouse that General Lee surrendered to General Grant, ending the American Civil War.

    In 1948, longtime Appomattox County resident and amateur historian Nathaniel Featherston prepared a history of the county which included nearly 200 pages devoted to photographs of his contemporaries and to the military service records of Appomattox County residents who served in the Spanish American and two World Wars. In the interest of economy, we have omitted those pages, retaining Featherston's general history of Appomattox and hundreds of family histories. Our excerpted work bears the new title, Appomattox County History and Genealogy.

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  9. Murder and Madness, Military Matters and Managed Medicine, Memorable Milestones and Moments

    Murder and Madness, Military Matters and Managed Medicine, Memorable Milestones and Moments

    Regular Price: $34.00

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    This book recalling historic milestones and memorable moments owes much to the process of serendipity. Many of the events link individuals who appear on other occasions.

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  10. Virginia Tax Records

    Virginia Tax Records

    Regular Price: $54.50

    Special Price: $46.33

    This is primarily a compilation of articles pertaining to tax records--a term used rather freely to permit inclusion of such records as personal property tax lists, tithables, poll lists, land tax lists, and rent rolls.

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