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military bounty book

 

Military Bounty Land 1776-1855
$19.95 + $6.65 postage

New! Finally, a guide book covering all aspects of bounty land from the Revolution through the last bounty land act of 1855. This book explains in detail why bounty land was granted, who was eligible, and the process that was needed to claim it. Learn about these incredibly rich documents holding all types of family information. Also includes an appendix of the laws granting bounty land. An indispensible guide to learning about and accessing these important underused records.
Paperback: 176 pages, 8.5" x 11", illus., Published 2011
ISBN 978-092962620-8

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courthouse research book

 

Courthouse Research for Family Historians: Your Guide to Genealogical Treasures
$21.98 + $6.65 postage

The only guidebook devoted totally to courthouse research, from an author who has researched in more than 500 courthouses of the U.S. Christine starts with the preparation, giving advice on which courthouse to research first, how to prepare, and how to get past the clerks into the records. She then offers concrete examples of what will be found in each office, how to use the indexes in that office, and how to interpret what is found. Going beyond the location of the record, she discusses evaluation of the records, significance to the family's search, and many other facets of research. Written in a clear style, concise, and with many tips for novices to advanced researchers.
Paperback: 237 pages, 8.5" x 11", illus., Published 2004
ISNB 0-929626-16-8

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genealogical proof standard book

 

Genealogical Proof Standard: Building a Solid Case, 4th ed.
$9.95 + $2.75 postage

NEW! This 4th revised edition incorporates 2014 changes in the standard. It gives a clear explanation of the difference between the Genealogical proof Standard and of the analysis and evaluation of evidence upon which we build our case. It retains the readability of the previous edition but leaves the reader with a better understanding of the five points of the GPS as distinguished from the three step classification process for evidence analysis. Many examples included.
Paperback: 68 pages, 8.5" x 5.5", illus., Published 2014
ISBN 978-0-929626-21-5

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corthouse indexes book

 

Courthouse Indexes Illustrated
$9.95 + $2.75 postage

This handy book illustrates over thirty indexes used in courthouses. Each has a simple explanation on use of the index. Don't miss records of your family because of a misunderstanding of how to use the index in that county. Useful for those who go to the courthouse personally, or those who use microfilm.
Paperback: 72 pages, 8.5" x 5.5", illus., Published 2006
ISBN 0-929626-17-6

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nicknames book

 

Nicknames: Past and Present, 5th ed.
$9.95 + $2.75 postage

This hugely popular book is now in its 5th edition expanded 2007. The book was borne from the author's own frustration many years ago when, as a novice, she finally discovered after a long search for non-existent ancestors, that "Patsy" was a common nickname for Martha, "Sandy" for Alexander, "Left" for Eliphalet, "Peter" for Patrick, and others. This led to the research of nicknames, and publication of this book. The book is divided into male and female names, fully cross-indexed by given name and nickname. Through several new editions appendixes now include English Names and their Equivalents in Dutch and Frisian Baptismal Names; Truncated and Superscripted Names; names used for both males and females; Italian given names with English equivalents, nicknames, and diminutives, etc.
Paperback: 80 pages, 8.5" x 5.5", illus., Published 2007
ISBN 978-0-929626-18-5

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