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Edited by Michael J. LeclercNEHGS; 7 x 10 softcover, 500 pp., illus.reg. $24.95, member price $22.46Now in its fifth edition, this handbook is an indispensable resource for anyone doing research in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. More than just a how-to book, it is a location guide to public records, repositories, libraries, and genealogical societies throughout New England. This new edition also includes introductory essays explaining basics of research and resources unique to each state, nearly 80 state and county maps, a listing of each town’s parent and daughter towns, a checklist of published and manuscript vital and church records, a New England gazetteer, and a new user-friendly two-color design.
Maureen A. TaylorPicture Perfect Press;7 x 10 softcover, 192 pp., illus.$24.99Maureen Taylor, the Photo Detective, turns her attention to photographs from the Civil War era to help you find wartime stories in your own family album. These images, whether it’s a man in uniform or a woman posing with her children, tell the story of your family’s involvement in a critical period of history. This book will train you to study the photo’s work dates, tax stamps, sitter’s style of clothing, and military dress to help you determine and verify the picture’s authenticity. 2011
Maureen A. TaylorPicture Perfect Press; 8 x 10 softcover, 206 pp., illus.$24.99Add value to your home collection of family photographs and help preserve them for years to come by applying the methods that conservators and photo curators use every day. 2010 Learn step-by-step how to: • Organize photos for easier research • Attractively display photos • Create scrapbooks using archival guidelines • Properly handle images such as daguerreotypes • Prepare electronic archives
Essays by Gary Boyd RobertsNEHGS, 6 x 9 softcover, xv + 530 pp.reg. $24.95, member price $22.46An expert in notable families and a master of printed resources, Gary Boyd Roberts has published many articles over the years discussing important genealogical sources and educating the family historian in the value of printed genealogical works. This anthology, first published in 2004, is the culmination of his remarkable career in genealogy and points readers to materials that will benefit their research. Includes a new chapter on genealogical progress since 2004. 2011
Edited by Michael J. Leclerc and Henry B. HoffNEHGS; 6 x 9 softcover, xvi + 130 pp., illus.reg. $11.95, member price $10.76Since its founding in 1845, NEHGS has played a leading role in establishing genealogical guidelines and determining a writing style for the field. This guide addresses key points of genealogical writing, to clarify, simplify, and demystify the art of writing for a broad range of publications that address genealogical audiences. Topics include how to write for different kinds of publications; various editorial styles; and how to use Microsoft Word® when writing. Written to address the needs of today’s writers, this guide also covers specifics of writing online articles, including hyperlinks, tables, images, and formatting. 2006
David Allen LambertNEHGS; 6 x 9 softcover, xvii + 345 pp.reg. $17.95, member price $16.16An invaluable tool for genealogists with Massachusetts ancestors, updated with the latest available information, including town-by-town listing of all known burial grounds in the state; year of town incorporation; year of consecration of the cemetery (or oldest known gravestone or burial); address or location of cemetery, as well as contact information; key sources that mention the cemetery; and a comprehensive index of cemeteries. 2009