Wednesday, August 7, 2019

GenFriends~Favorite Books for Genealogy Research

On this episode of GenFriends, the panel and I bring along some of our favorite books to help with genealogy research.  We didn't discuss what we would share ahead of time and so we were surprised that none of us duplicated books!

Watch and see the variety of genre's the each of the panelists suggested for how-to and historical content.

Thanks to Mary Kircher Roddy, CG,  Melissa Barker, Christine Woodcock, Shelley Murphy and Kathryn Lake Hogan for great resources and where to find them.

Books mentioned in this episode:

 Melissa Barker: "The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington by Brad Meltzer
 and "Organize Your Genealogy: Strategies and Solutions for Every Researcher" by Drew Smith

Christine Woodcock: "Glenalladale Settlers" by PEISSHS and Follow the River: Traces of Red River Women

Kathryn Lake Hogan: " Home in Glory Land" by Dr. Karolyn Smardz Frost and
"Loyalists and Layabouts: The Rapid Rise and Faster Fall of Shelburne, Nova Scotia 1783-1792" by Stephen Kimber

Shelley Murphy: "The Family Tree Toolkit" by Kenyatta D. Berry, and "Tracing their Steps" by Bernice Bennett and also "Pioneers" by David McCollough

Mary Kircher Roddy, CG: "Tips and Tricks of Deciphering German Handwriting " by Katherine Schober and "Genealogist's Handbook for Irish Research" by Marie E. Daly

Cheri Hudson Passey: "The Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy, 4th Edition" by Val D. Greenwood, "The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy, Second Edtion" by Blaine T. Bettinger, "North Carolina Research: Genealogy and Local History, Second Edition" by Helen F. M. Leary, C.G.,F.A.S.G., Editor and Professional Genealogy: Preparation , Practice and Standards" Editor: Elizabeth Shown Mills.

Besides local book stores or their online counterparts genealogy books can be found:
Heritage Books
Genealogical Publishing
Southern Historical Press
Abe Books
My Genealogy Books
Maia's Books
Google Books

FamilySearch and Ancestry have begun digitizing many genealogy resource books.

Don't forget to check with libraries. Many have a great genealogy book section.
Also see what historical societies, archives and genealogy societies may have in the locations your ancestor's lived!

What are your favorite books for genealogy research?
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