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  •  Portable Genealogist: Immigration to the U.S.

    PG_Immigration_catBy Rhonda R. McClure
    NEHGS; 8.5 x 11, laminated, 4 pp.
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    Since the 1600s, people have immigrated to America to escape religious or social persecution, claim a better life, or seek adventure. No matter the reason or time period, finding your immigrant ancestor can be a difficult task. This Portable Genealogist will help you better understand the major waves of immigration to the U.S. between 1607 and 1924 and discuss what records exist, where to find them, and how to learn more about your ancestor's entry into America. 2013

    Portable Genealogist: U.S. Naturalization

    PG_Naturalization_catBy Rhonda R. McClure
    NEHGS; 8.5 x 11, laminated, 4 pp.
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    Since the seventeenth century, new arrivals to America have been expected to show their allegiance to their new land. Over time, that expectation has developed into the naturalization process of the present day. Naturalization records are important sources of information to the family historian. They tell of the origins of the immigrant, age or birth date, and approximate arrival to the U.S. This Portable Genealogist will help you understand the history of U.S. naturalization, what records are available, and how to access those records. 2013

    Portable Genealogist: New York State Census

    PG_NY Census_catBy Christopher C. Child
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    New York is a crossroads for many of our ancestors. Some families may have been in New York State for less than a generation on their way farther west, whereas other families became permanent settlers. New York's sources for genealogical inquiry, however, are often lacking-statewide registration of vital records did not start until 1881! One bright spot in New York research is the New York state census. While the U.S. federal census may be the first place genealogists look to gather information about a family, state census records are often overlooked. The New York State census in particular, offers remarkably valuable genealogical information beyond what's contained in the federal census. This Portable Genealogist will assist you in understanding, locating, and using these important records. 2013

    Portable Genealogist: Massachusetts State Census

    PG_Mass CensusBy David Allen Lambert
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    Massachusetts researchers are fortunate to have so many early resources for genealogical and historical research. One source that is often overlooked, however, is the 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts state census. The state census contains valuable genealogical information beyond what is available in the federal census and provides important insight into Civil War-era Massachusetts. This Portable Genealogist will assist you in understanding, locating, and using this key record. 2013

    Portable Genealogist: Editorial Stylesheet

    PG_Sketch_catBy Penny Stratton
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    When presenting your genealogical information, it’s important to be consistent in how you present your research, refer to certain places and people, and implement your overall style. This Portable Genealogist will help guide your writing and aid in decisions relating to capitalization, spelling, abbreviations, punctuation, and the like. Key elements for Register and ahnentafel style are summarized, and a list of common abbreviations is provided. 2014

    Portable Genealogist: Building a Genealogical Sketch

    PG_Sketch_catBy Penny Stratton
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    If you're ready to turn your family history research into a publication, this Portable Genealogist will help you assemble the basic elements of a genealogical "sketch" and go over the elements of the descendancy (Register style) and ancestor table (ahnentafel) formats. 2013

     

    Portable Genealogist: Genealogical Numbering

    Pocket Genealogist: Numbering_catBy Penny Stratton
    NEHGS; 8.5 x 11, laminated, 4 pp.
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    Genealogical writing uses a variety of numbering systems to help organize material and make your research findings accessible to the reader. Whether you are numbering sketches based on descendancy or ancestry, adding generational numbers, or simply numbering a list of children, you should adhere to common standards and styles. This Portable Genealogist will help you navigate and implement these basic numbering systems in your writing. 2013

    Portable Genealogist:Using DNA in Genealogy

    PG_Sketch_catBy Christopher C. Child
    NEHGS; 8.5 x 11, laminated, 4 pp.
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    Advances in DNA research over the last decades have had huge implications for the field of genealogy. By testing your DNA and comparing the results to a database of other individuals, you can better understand your origins, confirm lines of descent, test hypotheses, and connect with distant relatives. This Portable Genealogist will guide you through the process of selecting a DNA testing service, understanding the results, and making connections to the genealogical research you’ve already completed. Two case studies demonstrate DNA’s impact on genealogical research. 2014

    Portable Genealogist: Seventeenth-Century New England Research

    Pocket Genealogist: Numbering_catBy David C. Dearborn
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    Prior to 1700, the European population of New England was still sufficiently small and compact enough to be manageable from a genealogical standpoint. In many cases, town vital records, church,colony, court, probate, land, military, and tax records not only have survived, but have been abstracted and published. This Portable Genealogist will direct you to the most relevant and useful resources-including study projects, scholarly resources, and finding aids-for tracing your seventeenth-century New England ancestors. 2014

    Portable Genealogist: Problem Solving in Irish Research

    Pocket Genealogist: Numbering_catBy Marie Daly
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    So much of Irish genealogical investigation depends on knowing the exact location of where your ancestor came from in Ireland. The prevalence of common surnames, the lack of a nationwide search capability, and faulty family tradition can make it difficult to discern your ancestor's true origins and will give anyone a genealogical headache. Despite all these road blocks, there are ways to discover where in Ireland your ancestor came from. This Portable Genealogist will identify some common brick walls that arise in Irish research and help you develop research strategies that will ultimately lead you to a new set of records-and possibly even your ancestral homestead. 2013

    Portable Genealogist: Organizing Your Research

    Pocket Genealogist: OrganizationBy Rhonda R. McClure
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    No matter how monumental the task of organizing your research may seem, a systematic method saves valuable time and creates more accurate work. This Portable Genealogist offers practical advice on how to organize your research and files, keep track of families, and create goals to guide future research. Even if you are a seasoned family historian, it's not too late to incorporate these practices into your work! 2013

    Portable Genealogist: Applying to Lineage Societies

    Pocket Genealogist: Numbering_catBy Lindsay Fulton
    NEHGS; 8.5 x 11, laminated, 4 pp.
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    Lineage societies aim to preserve the memory of their common ancestry, participate in historic conservation and education, and may provide original scholarship or a specialized facility to aid family historians. Although no society is the same, each provides an environment for members to share their common ancestry. This Portable Genealogist provides information on a number of lineage societies, the general application process, and tips for finding missing links. 2014

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