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Genealogy Books


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The Vital Birth Records of Nashua, New Hampshire, 1887-1935

By Gerald Q. Nash & Roland A. Marchand

Gerald Q Nash Sandra J Martinson Roland A Marchand
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The Vital Birth Records of Nashua, New Hampshire, 1887-1935
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This information was taken from the published City of Nashua, New Hampshire Annual Reports. There were many births at home during this period that were not registered in the year of birth but were later reported to the city clerk. These late recordings were never recorded in subsequent annual reports. (To find out about these births one would have to make a request to the Nashua city clerk.) The births are recorded as follows: last name, first name, date of birth, gender, birth number of child in family, father's name and place of birth, mother's name and place of birth. Finally, colored or stillborn children are so designated at the end of the entry. The information is presented in an easy-to-use alphabetical format.

The Sacred Willow: Four Generations in the Life of a Vietnamese Family

By Mai Elliott

Oxford University Press
Paperback (544 pages)

The Sacred Willow: Four Generations in the Life of a Vietnamese Family
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A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Duong Van Mai Elliott's The Sacred Willow illuminates recent Vietnamese history by weaving together the stories of the lives of four generations of her family. Beginning with her great-grandfather, who rose from rural poverty to become an influential landowner, and continuing to the present, Mai Elliott traces her family's journey through an era of tumultuous change. She tells us of childhood hours in her grandmother's silk shop, and of hiding while French troops torched her village, watching while blossoms torn by fire from the trees flutter "like hundreds of butterflies" overhead. She makes clear the agonizing choices that split Vietnamese families: her eldest sister left her staunchly anti-communist home to join the Viet Minh, and spent months sleeping in jungle camps with her infant son, fearing air raids by day and tigers by night. And she follows several family members through the last, desperate hours of the fall of Saigon-including one nephew who tried to escape by grabbing the skid of a departing American helicopter. Based on family papers, dozens of interviews, and a wealth of other research, this is not only a memorable family saga but a record of how the Vietnamese themselves have experienced their times.

Courthouse Research for Family Historians: Your Guide to Genealogical Treasures

By Christine Rose

Christine Rose
Paperback (237 pages)

Courthouse Research for Family Historians: Your Guide to Genealogical Treasures
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Finally--the only guidebook devoted exclusively to research in America's courthouses. Full of essentials starting with preparation, interacting with the clerks, using the indexes, and what to expect to find in each courthoiuse office. But it doesn't stop there. Evaluating the records and using them to solve genealogical problems are included. For those who can't travel to the courthouse personally, use of the Internet, microfilm, and published books of abstracts are discussed.

Tips galore from an author who has researched in more than 500 courthouses.

The Habsburgs: Embodying Empire

By Andrew Wheatcroft

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Released: 1997-05-01
Paperback (416 pages)

The Habsburgs: Embodying Empire
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The Habsburgs have been described at one extreme as demons – responsible for a ‘long history of atrocities’; and, at the other, as dodos – living fossils unable to adapt to the modern world. In reality, the flamboyant royal family appear, in many ways, to have behaved much like most other monarchies. Their story, however, is none the less enthralling for that. It is populated by such unforgettable figures as mad Queen Juana, progressing through Spain with her husband’s decaying body; the ‘heroically fertile’ Maria Theresa, and the quixotic Maximilian, ‘Emperor’ of Mexico.

Roots for Kids

By Susan Provost Beller

Brand: Genealogical Publishing Company
Released: 2010-01-22
Paperback (108 pages)

Roots for Kids
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Roots for Kids is based on a twelve-week course the author developed for her fourth grade class. While the book is suitable for adoption by teachers seeking to supplement their middle school social studies curriculum with material on family history, its principal use will be by and with individual young people. The author moves slowly and carefully, as she takes young readers through an introduction to genealogy, to discussions of their families and their parents families . . . learning how to ask questions (oral history) . . . researching local, state and national records . . . using libraries and historical societies . . . much more. In short, Roots for Kids will teach youngsters how to create a simple family tree and give them both the tools and appetite to learn more about their roots and to uncover the stories and events that make them and their families unique.

The Land Records of Prince George's County, Maryland, 1726-1733

By Elise Greenup Jourdan

Elise Greenup Jourdan
Paperback (250 pages)

The Land Records of Prince George s County, Maryland, 1726-1733
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These abstracts contain the names of all persons, relationships and tract names mentioned in the records. Buyers and sellers from adjoining counties are given. The land records from this time period also include transactions involving property other than

Heraldic Crests: A Pictorial Archive of 4,424 Designs for Artists and Craftspeople (Dover Pictorial Archive)

By James Fairbairn

Dover Publications
Released: 1993-09-14
Paperback (320 pages)

Heraldic Crests: A Pictorial Archive of 4,424 Designs for Artists and Craftspeople (Dover Pictorial Archive)
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Rich selection of royalty-free motifs from famous British reference. Striking, varied designs include lions, tigers, wreaths, falcons, rosettes, human figures, mythical creatures, crowns, and much more.

More Marylanders to Kentucky, 1778-1828

By Henry C. Peden Jr.

Henry C Peden
Released: 2006-09-06
Paperback (270 pages)

More Marylanders to Kentucky, 1778-1828
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  • More Marylanders to Kentucky 1778 1828
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Mr. Peden reveals additional Marylanders who migrated to Kentucky as derived from a variety of sources, including probate records, military pensions, county histories, census records, tax lists, land records, newspaper articles, genealogical magazines, qu

Finding a Place Called Home: A Guide to African-American Genealogy and Historical Identity

By Dee Parmer Woodtor Ph.D.

Random House Reference
Released: 1999-02-09
Hardcover (464 pages)

Finding a Place Called Home: A Guide to African-American Genealogy and Historical Identity
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"I teach the kings of their ancestors so that the lives of the ancients might serve them as an example, for the world is old but the future springs from the past."
Mamadou Kouyate "Sundiata", An Epic of Old Mali, a.d. 1217-1257

Two major questions of the ages are: Who am I? and Where am I going? From the moment the first African slaves were dragged onto these shores, these questions have become increasingly harder for African-Americans to answer. To find the answers, you first must discover where you have been, you must go back to your family tree--but you must dig through rocky layers of lost information, of slavery--to find your roots.

During the Great Migration in the 1940s, when African-Americans fled the strangling hands of Jim Crow for the relative freedoms of the North, many tossed away or buried the painful memories of their past. As we approach the new millennium, African-Americans are reaching back to uncover where we have been, to help us determine where we are going.

Finding a Place Called Home is a comprehensive guide to finding your African-American roots and tracing your family tree. Written in a clear, conversational, and accessible style, this book shows you, step-by-step, how to find out who your family was and where they came from.

Beginning with your immediate family, Dr. Dee Parmer Woodtor gives you all the necessary tools to dig up your past: how to interview family members; how to research your past using census reports, slave schedules, property deeds, and courthouse records; and how to find these records. Using the Internet for genealogical research is also discussed in this timely and necessary book.

Finding a Place Called Home helps you find your family tree, and helps place it in the context of the garden of African-American people. As you learn how to find your own history, you learn the history of all Africans in the Americas, including the Caribbean, and how to benefit from a new understanding of your family's history, and your people's.

Finding a Place Called Home also discusses the growing family reunion movement and other ways to clebrate newly discovered family history.

Tomorrow will always lie ahead of us if we don't forget yesterday. Finding a Place Called Home shows how to retrieve yesterday to free you for all of your tomorrows.

Finding a Place Called Home:  An African-American Guide to Genealogy and Historical Identity takes us back, step-by-step, including: Methods of searching and interpreting records, such as marriage, birth, and death certificates, census reports, slave schedules, church records, and Freedmen's Bureau information.

  Interviewing and taking inventory of family members
  Using the Internet for genealogical purposes
  Information on tracing Caribbean ancestry

The House of Mitford

By Jonathan Guinness

Jonathan Guinness Catherine Guinness
Paperback (624 pages)

The House of Mitford
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The classic story of one of the twentieth century's most extraordinary families.

Among the six daughters and one son born to David, second Lord Redesdale, and his wife Sydney were Nancy, the novelist and historian; Diana, who married fascist leader Sir Oswald Mosley; Unity, friend of Hitler; Jessica, who became a communist and then an investigative journalist; and Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire and mistress of Chatsworth.

'The Mitford Girls,' as John Betjeman called them, were one of the twentieth century's most controversial families; said to be always either in shrieks of laughter or floods of tears, they were glamorous, romantic and - especially in politics - extreme. Yet the teasing, often bordering on cruelty, the flamboyant contrasts and the violent disagreements, hid a powerful affection, subtle likenesses in character, and a powerful underlying unity.


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