Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Researching Your Family Tree

Old Oshawa Public Library, built in 1909, south west corner of Simcoe and Athol Streets. Source: OurOntario.ca
Old Oshawa Public Library - built in 1909
south west corner of Simcoe and Athol Streets
Public domain: Copyright expired. Source: OurOntario.ca
Researching Your Family Tree
Researching Your House
Research Resources

Amazon has some great free ebooks to help get you started!

US | Biographies and MemoirsTrue AccountsGenealogy

Canada | Biographies and MemoirsTrue AccountsGenealogy

UK | Biographies and MemoirsTrue AccountsGenealogy

SEARCH: Birth Records | Marriage Records | Obituary Records | Death Records | Cemetery Records


Family Tree Magazine - America's #1 family history magazine, by F+W Media
Family Tree Magazine (US)
by F+W Media
-- America's #1 family history magazine, is the leading how-to publication for those who want to discover, preserve and celebrate their roots. It covers all areas of potential interest to family history enthusiasts, reaching beyond strict genealogy research to include ethnic heritage, family reunions, memoirs, oral history, scrap-booking, historical travel and other ways that families connect with their pasts.

FAMILY TREE MAGAZINE strives to provide engaging, easy-to-understand instruction that empowers readers to take the next steps in the quest for their pasts-with a beginner-friendly approach that makes genealogy a hobby anyone can do.
Find it on: Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | Amazon.co.uk

Guide To Irish Genealogy And Tracing Your Irish Ancestry Resource Pack
Guide To Irish Genealogy And Tracing Your Irish Ancestry Resource Pack
-- The Best On-line Genealogy Resource Kit For Tracing Your Ancestry And Your Ancestors In Ireland.

You want to research your Irish Ancestry but you do not want to spend many hours trawling through websites and archived records trying to research your roots in Ireland. Then why not take a look at our one stop approach for researching your roots in Ireland!!!

At Irish Genealogy Ancestry.com we are Irish Authors based in Ireland. We have done many hours of work researching internet and archived resources to find our ancestors and have produced this package to save you time in researching your roots in Ireland.
Find it on: Irish Genealogy Ancestry

Reunited: An Investigative Genealogist Unlocks Some of Life's Greatest Family Mysteries, by Pamela SlatonReunited: An Investigative Genealogist Unlocks Some of Life's Greatest Family Mysteries (US)
by Pamela Slaton
-- Reunited shares the riveting stories of some of Pam’s most powerful cases from her long career as an investigative genealogist, and the lessons learned along the way.

From the identical twins separated at birth, unknowingly part of a secret study on development, to the man who finally met his birth mother just in the nick of time, Reunited is a collection of these unforgettable moments, told by the woman who orchestrated and witnessed them first-hand.

Both heartbreaking and inspiring, they will move anyone who knows the true life-affirming power of family.
Find it on: Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | Amazon.co.uk

How To Complete A Family Tree: Companion To 6-generation Family Tree
Help with access to information, databases, searching resources, and people
How to find African, English, and “overseas” ancestors
How to find blank family trees, templates, record keeping sheets
Confused with the range of resources
Dealing with the high costs of search sites
How do I develop a plan/ how do I get started?
Where can I find easy access to certificates (birth, death, and marriage)?
What does a family tree look like/ how is it designed?
How do I know which town to search in?
Where do I find information about immigration to the US?
How do I mange my project/ manage my time?
Free Six Generation Family Tree Template here
Find it on: Genealogy Beginner

The Everything Guide to Online Genealogy, by Kimberly PowellThe Everything Guide to Online Genealogy (US)
by Kimberly Powell
-- Are you a descendant of ancient kings? Were your ancestors fierce warriors? Are you related to an eminent scholar? With The Everything Guide to Online Genealogy, 2nd Edition, now you can find out! 

If you're interested in your family history, you have a wealth of information and misinformation at your fingertips.

Enter expert genealogist Kimberly Powell to steer you in the right direction.
Find it on: Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | Amazon.co.uk

The Desperate Genealogist's Idea Book: Creative Ways to Outsmart Your Elusive Ancestors
The Desperate Genealogist's Idea Book: Creative Ways to Outsmart Your Elusive Ancestors
-- A tag-team effort by DeadFred.com and some of genealogy's top ancestral sleuths and accomplished writers, this 150-page e-book is packed with articles and case studies that reveal invaluable tips, shortcuts, resources and even step-by-step instructions on how to use overlooked research tools, conduct specialized searches and tackle brick walls with sheer ingenuity.

When you're feeling like a "desperate genealogist," you'll be able to consult our e-book time and again for tried-and-true pearls of wisdom from our contributors.
Find it on: Desperate Genealogist

101 of the Best Free Websites For Climbing Your Family Tree, by Nancy Hendrickson101 of the Best Free Websites For Climbing Your Family Tree (US)
by Nancy Hendrickson
-- Instead of spending hours searching the Internet for free genealogy websites, use this guide to shortcut your search. 

Containing 101 of the best websites for free genealogy, this One-Hour Genealogist guide was researched, tested and compiled by a foremost Internet genealogy expert.

Using her years of online experience, Nancy Hendrickson has put together her favorite and most-used free sites. Each of the first 50 sites include an Overview, an explanation of Why This Site, and a suggested Search Strategy.
Find it on: Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | Amazon.co.uk

Nosey Genealogist: Beginning British Isles Family History
-- If you've been researching your own British Isles family history, like I have for a number of years, then you too have probably hit some brick walls.

You, like me, probably concentrated on all the easy connections in your family tree leaving all the frustrating ones to one side.

In my own research I continuously came up against all sorts of ancestor brick walls; but I didn't know how to get past them, in the early days. I missed out on a lot of leads that I could have found and followed sooner.

Eventually I realized that I needed to find out just how to get past these barriers. So I set out to learn more about the subject of family history.

I've now set it all down in a downloadable course that you can follow in your own time and at your own speed.

• Free stuff: podcasts, video: Brick walls, Articles, Free tips
• Free Blog: "The Nosey Genealogist: Help Me With My Family Tree"
• FREE PDF: Useful Family History Websites
Find it on: Nosey Genealogist

How to Organize Family History Paperwork, by Denise May LevenickHow to Organize Family History Paperwork (US)
by Denise May Levenick
-- Family history research can quickly create mountains of paperwork. This book give you step-by-step instruction to effectively organize and digitize your genealogy research papers.

You'll learn how to:
• create a personalized filing system to suit your genealogy research style and experience
• turn your computer into a top-notch filing clerk and research assistant by establishing a clear, consistent naming pattern for files and folders
• Scan old paper records and store them electronically to save space and make them easier to find
• make digital copies of original source documents
• organize your family history research to pass on to future generations
Find it on: Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | Amazon.co.uk

Family Photo Detective, by Maureen A. TaylorFamily Photo Detective (US)
by Maureen A. Taylor
-- Historical family photos are cherished heirlooms that offer a glimpse into the lives of our ancestors.

But the images, and the stories behind them, often fade away as decades pass - the who, when, where and why behind the photos are lost.

In this book, photo identification expert and genealogist Maureen A. Taylor shows you how to study the clues in your old family photos to put names to faces and recapture their lost stories.
Find it on: Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | Amazon.co.uk

Image: The Surnames Handbook: A Guide to Family Name Research in the 21st Century, by Debbie Kennett
The Surnames Handbook: A Guide to Family Name Research in the 21st Century (US)
by Debbie Kennett (Author), Derek A. Palgrave (Foreword)
-- Every surname has its own story to tell, and a surname study is a natural complement to family history research. The study of surnames has been revolutionized in the last decade with the increasing availability of online resources, and it is now easier than ever before to explore the history, evolution, distribution and meaning of your family name.

The Surnames Handbook provides a comprehensive guide to researching your surname using genealogical methods in conjunction with the latest advances in DNA testing and surname mapping. The book explores the key resources that are used to study a surname and is packed with links to relevant websites giving you everything you need to research your surname in one compact volume.
Find it on: Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | Amazon.co.uk

Basic Newspaper Research to Genealogy, by Karen BarnesBasic Newspaper Research to Genealogy (US)
by Karen Barnes
-- Karen Barnes shows you where to find old historical newspaper to research your ancestors.

She shows you what types of things to look for when researching old newspapers.
Find it on: Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | Amazon.co.uk

Education and Ontario Family History: A Guide to the Resources for Genealogists and Historians, by Marian Press
Education and Ontario Family History: A Guide to the Resources for Genealogists and Historians (US)
by Marian Press
-- Many family researchers with Ontario roots discover they have ancestors who were teachers. Those with no teachers in the family may have ancestors who were part of the Ontario education system as students. Today there are numerous varied resources available to find information on teachers, pupils, schools, textbooks, and curricula in historical Ontario.

Education and Ontario Family History outlines the resources available for education from about 1785 to the early twentieth century, not only for genealogists, but also for other historians with an interest in educational records.

Many historical resources are currently being digitized, and Ontario and education are no exceptions. These electronic repositories are examined in author Marian Press's book along with traditional paper and archival sources.
Find it on: Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | Amazon.co.uk

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt, author of OshawaJournal.com~*~ by Catherine McDiarmid-Watt, author of OshawaJournal.com, researching her 1850's house, the history of old homes, the genealogy of the founding families in Oshawa - as well as citylife and farm life in the 1800's, with old news clippings, well-researched articles, and "then and now" photos with the help of her "history dogs", Denny and Dexter.

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