Military Bounty Land 1776-1855
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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
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Courthouse Research for Family Historians: Your Guide to Genealogical Treasures
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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
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Genealogical Proof Standard: Building a Solid Case, 4th ed.
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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
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Courthouse Indexes Illustrated
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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
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Nicknames: Past and Present, 5th ed.
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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
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Reviews for Military Bounty Land 1776-1855
"Finally, a key to the numerous laws, officials and records that make sense of the Bounty Land process...this book provides details and references for the most determined land investigations."
—J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA, lecturer
"Christine Rose has given us a succinct, detailed account of the rather complex and little understood military bounty land records. Not only does she provide the historical context but she also presents the legislation which generated the records. She links the records to their finding aids in both published and on-line indexes and how to obtain copies of the original source material. As a renaissance genealogist she brings to the records a lifetime of experience using bounty land records, and genealogists are foreover in her debt for her work."
—Lloyd deWitt Bockstruck, MLS, FNGS,
retired librarian, Dallas Public Library;
Review for Courthouse Research for Family Historians: Your Guide to Genealogical Treasures
"I just finished your Courthouse Research for Family Historians book and then went to a lovely courthouse ... I had a new confidence and overview of what was available there thanks to your book ... I've done courthouse research a few times, and was on the way to becoming knowledgeable, but your book got me around the corner. Your descriptions of how the records are formed and how they come to be in the courthouse is invaluable. You are such a good, clear, concise writer. And, there is even a little nurturing in your book, for those who are a little nervous about going into the courthouse ... I will say that your courthouse book set me up well for ...[a] very efficient use of my time ... Thanks again, for a simply scrumptious book. It was like water to the parched in the desert."