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Family Papers: A Sephardic Journey Through the Twentieth Century
by Sarah Abrevaya Stein

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English

Pages

336

Publication Date

November 19, 2019

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<p><b>"A superb and touching book about the frailty of ties that hold together places and people." --<i>T</i><i>he New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /><b></b><br /><b>An award-winning historian shares the true story of a frayed and diasporic Sephardic Jewish family preserved in thousands of letters</b></p><p>For centuries, the bustling port city of Salonica was home to the sprawling Levy family. As leading publishers and editors, they helped chronicle modernity as it was experienced by Sephardic Jews across the Ottoman Empire. The wars of the twentieth century, however, redrew the borders around them, in the process transforming the Levys from Ottomans to Greeks. Family members soon moved across boundaries and hemispheres, stretching the familial diaspora from Greece to Western Europe, Israel, Brazil, and India. In time, the Holocaust nearly eviscerated the clan, eradicating whole branches of the family tree. </p><p>In <i>Family Papers</i>, the prizewinning Sephardic historian Sarah Abrevaya Stein uses the family鈥檚 correspondence to tell the story of their journey across the arc of a century and the breadth of the globe. They wrote to share grief and to reveal secrets, to propose marriage and to plan for divorce, to maintain connection. They wrote because they were family. And years after they frayed, Stein discovers, what remains solid is the fragile tissue that once held them together: neither blood nor belief, but papers.</p><p>With meticulous research and care, Stein uses the Levys' letters to tell not only their history, but the history of Sephardic Jews in the twentieth century.</p>
A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Human Story Retol...
by Adam Rutherford

Language

English

Pages

420

Publication Date

September 25, 2017

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<b>National Book Critics Circle Award鈥?017 Nonfiction Finalist<br /><br /> 鈥淣othing less than a tour de force鈥攁 heady amalgam of science, history, a little bit of anthropology and plenty of nuanced, captivating storytelling.鈥濃€?lt;i><b>The New York Times Book Review</b></i><b>, Editor's Choice</b><br /><br /> A <i>National Geographic</i> Best Book of 2017</b><br /><br /> In our unique genomes, every one of us carries the story of our species鈥攂irths, deaths, disease, war, famine, migration, and a lot of sex. But those stories have always been locked away鈥攗ntil now. Who are our ancestors? Where did they come from? Geneticists have suddenly become historians, and the hard evidence in our DNA has blown the lid off what we thought we knew. Acclaimed science writer Adam Rutherford explains exactly how genomics is completely rewriting the human story鈥攆rom 100,000 years ago to the present.
Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist's Guide
by , Nicole Dyer

Language

English

Pages

250

Publication Date

February 26, 2018

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Are you stuck in your genealogical research? Wondering how to make progress on your brick wall problems? Discover the process that a professional genealogist uses to solve difficult cases. Diana Elder shares her step-by-step method using real world examples, easily understood by any level of genealogist; written for the researcher ready to take their skills to the next level. Learn how to form an objective, review your research by creating a timeline analysis, construct a locality guide to direct your research, create a plan, style source citations, set up a research log to organize and track your searches, and write a report detailing your findings and ideas for future research. Work samples and templates are included.<br />
The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy
by Blaine Bettinger

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English

Pages

272

Publication Date

August 13, 2019

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<b>Unlock the family secrets in your DNA!</b><br /><br /> Discover the answers to your family history mysteries using the most cutting edge tool available. This plain-English guide (newly updated and expanded to include th latest DNA developments) will teach you what DNA tests are available; the pros and cons of the major testing companies; and how to choose the right test to answer your specific genealogy questions.聽 And once you've taken a DNA test, this guide will help you use your often-overwhelming results, with tips for understanding ethnicity estimates, navigating suggested cousin matches, and using third-party tools like GEDmatch to further analyze your data. <br /><br /> The book features:<br /><br /> <br /> 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Colorful diagrams and expert definitions that explain key DNA terms and concepts such as haplogroups and DNA inheritance patterns<br /> 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Detailed guides to each of the major kinds of DNA tests and tips for selecting the DNA test that can best help you solve your family mysteries, with case studies showing how each can be useful<br /> 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Information about third-party tools you can use to more thoroughly analyze your test results once you've received them<br /> 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Test comparison guides and research forms to help you select the most appropriate DNA test and organize your results <br /> 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Insights into how adoptees and others who know little about their ancestry can benefit from DNA testing<br /><br /> Whether you've just heard of DNA testing or you've tested at all three major companies, this guide will give you the tools you need to unpuzzle your DNA and discover what it can tell you about your family tree.
Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Church Records: Volume 2 1770-180...
by Diocese of Baton Rouge

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English

Pages

1073

Publication Date

November 20, 2019

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A reprint of Volume 2 of the Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Church Records series, now available in paperback and as an e-book. This book contains abstracts of baptism, marriage, and burial records for the years 1770-1803 and includes records from the church parishes of Ascension of Our Lord, Donaldsonville; Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Plattenville; St. Francis of Pointe Coupee; St. Gabriel, St. Gabriel; St. James, St. James; and St. Joseph, Baton Rouge.A great addition to the library of the family historian or genealogist, this book is for anyone researching ancestry in Southeast Louisiana. This easy to follow resource lists records alphabetically by surname and includes information on birth, marriage and death dates as well as parent, witness and sponsor information. This is a must have for those interested in learning more about their Catholic roots!
500 Best Genealogy & Family History Tips (2015 Edition)
by Thomas MacEntee

Language

English

Pages

113

Publication Date

November 25, 2014

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500 Best Genealogy & Family History Tips could best be described as a 鈥渂rain dump鈥?of me, Thomas MacEntee, and my many years of knowledge about genealogy and family history. Basically what I鈥檝e done is to extract my favorite tips and tricks from over 85 presentations, 10 books and numerous articles. In addition, I鈥檝e reviewed the social media posts and conversations from Facebook, Twitter and other platforms to highlight those issues most important to today鈥檚 genealogists. <br /><br />What will you find in this 鈥渂est tips鈥?guide? Everything from practical ways to use Google, advice on protecting your privacy online, information about secret or little known resources for genealogy research, and more. The best way to use this guide is to browse the Table of Contents to find a topic of interest. Also simply search the book when trying to find a solution to a problem, such as how to cite a source or locate an app to generate bibliographic information.<br /><br />I hope you enjoy 500 Best Genealogy & Family History Tips and put it to good use in the coming year.<br /><br />500 Best Genealogy & Family History Tips covers a wide range of topics including:<br /><br />- genealogy research methodology and strategy<br /><br />- how to use websites such as Google and Internet Archive to find your ancestors<br /><br />- realizing the power of Facebook, Evernote and Pinterest for genealogy<br /><br />- preserving family photos and stories<br /><br />- staying safe using social media <br /><br />- how to secure your genealogy data on your computer and in the cloud<br /><br />- and more!<br />
King Charles: The Man, the Monarch, and the Future of Britain
by Robert Jobson

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English

Pages

336

Publication Date

November 12, 2019

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<b>An exhaustive and revealing new biography of Britain鈥檚 future king with fresh reporting by the journalist the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> dubbed 鈥渢he Godfather of royal reporting.鈥?lt;/b><br /><br /> With exclusive interviews and extensive research, <i>King Charles</i> delivers definitive insight into the extraordinary life of His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, as he nears the throne at a watershed moment in modern history and in the British monarchy.<br /><br /> <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Robert Jobson debunks the myths about the man who will be king, going beyond banal, bogus media caricatures of Charles to tell his true story. Jobson鈥攚ho has spent nearly thirty years chronicling the House of Windsor, and has met Prince Charles on countless occasions鈥攔eceived unprecedented cooperation from Clarence House, the Prince鈥檚 office, in writing this illuminating biography.<br /><br /> <i>King Charles</i> divulges the full range of the Prince鈥檚 profoundly held political beliefs: the United Kingdom鈥檚 special relationship to the United States, climate change, Brexit, and immigration鈥攖o ultimately portray the kind of monarch Charles III will be. Jobson taps a number of sources close to the Prince who have never spoken on the record before, plus members of the Royal Household who have served the Prince during his decades of public life.<br /><br /> This comprehensive profile also reveals the plans for Charles to serve as Prince Regent once the Queen turns ninety-five; how at her insistence he already reads all government briefings; and why he feels it is his constitutional duty to relay his thoughts to ministers in his controversial 鈥渂lack spider memos.鈥?Moreover, <i>King Charles</i> reveals the truth about the Prince's deeply loving but occasionally volatile relationship with his second wife and chief supporter, Camilla. <br /><br /> The result is an intriguing new portrait of a man at last on the cusp of kingship.
The Mayflower Voyage & Its Aftermath - 4 Books in One Volume: The...
by , Bureau of Military and ...

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English

Pages

884

Publication Date

April 22, 2018

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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Mayflower Voyage & Its Aftermath 鈥?4 Books in One Volume" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.<br />The Mayflower was an English ship that famously transported the first English Puritans, known today as the Pilgrims, from Plymouth, England to the New World in 1620. There were 102 passengers, and the crew is estimated to have been about 30, but the exact number is unknown. This voyage has become a cultural icon in the history of the United States, with its story of death and survival in the harsh New England winter environment. The culmination of the voyage was the signing of the Mayflower Compact, an event which established a rudimentary form of democracy, with each member contributing to the welfare of the community. <br />Contents:<br />The Mayflower Ship's Log<br />History of Plymouth Plantation<br />Mayflower Descendants and Their Marriages for Two Generations After the Landing<br />History of the Mayflower
Genealogy Standards Second Edition
by Ancestry.com

Language

English

Pages

86

Publication Date

March 05, 2019

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<p>Family historians depend upon thousands of people unknown to them. They exchange research with others; copy information from books and databases; and write libraries, societies, and government offices. At times they even hire professionals to do legwork in distant areas and trust strangers to solve important problems. But how can a researcher be assured that he or she is producing or receiving reliable results? This official manual from the Board of Certification for Genealogists provides a standard by which all genealogists can pattern their work.</p>
Researching Scots-Irish Ancestors: The Essential Genealogical Gui...
by William J Roulston

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English

Pages

262

Publication Date

June 01, 2005

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<p>One of the greatest frustrations for generations of genealogical researchers has been that reliable guidance on sources for perhaps the most critical period in the establishment of their family鈥檚 links with Ulster, the period up to 1800, has proved to be so elusive. Not any more. This book can claim to be the first comprehensive guide for family historians searching for ancestors in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Ulster.</p><br /><p>Whether their ancestors are of English, Scottish or Gaelic Irish origin, it will be of enormous value to anyone wishing to conduct research in Ulster prior to 1800. A comprehensive range of sources from the period 1600-1800 are identified and explained in very clear terms. Information on the whereabouts of these records and how they may be accessed is also provided. Equally important, there is guidance on how effectively they might be used.</p><br /><p>The appendices to the book include a full listing of pre-1800 church records for Ulster; a detailed description of nearly 250 collections of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century estate papers; and a summary breakdown of the sources available from this period for each parish in Ulster.</p><br /><p></p>

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