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My Somerset County Heritage (Softbound Edition)

Added: 10-05-2016

The author traces his Coughenour family history. Along the way he makes many discoveries which include the last letter his granduncle wrote before he died in World War II, Coughenour's that fought on both sides of the Civil War including one who was with Lee at Gettysburg, family that helped lay out the town of Johnstown and kill the last wolf in the Conewago Hills, the correct spelling of his last name, a cemetery where all the gravestones were thrown in a creek, Mennonite persecution and much more. Photographs and illustrations.



2016, 8.5” x 11, Softbound Edition, 419 pages

116-MCH-1

$50.00

$47.00

15 Generation Pedigree Chart (29" X 23" Two Sides). 2-Pack Folded

Added: 06-27-2016

This 15 Generation Chart has room for a full 9 generations of names on the front, [with space for birth date & place, marriage date & place, death date & place and burial place for the 1st through the 5th generations]. Birth & death information for two additional generations [# 6 and #7] follows, with room for names only for generations #8 & #9. Every name on your lineage for a full nine generations is listed.

On the back you pick up with a repeat of a partial 9th generation for 32 people that are listed in the last generation on the front side, and you have room to extend those lines to the 9th great grandparents. Then you choose 32 names from that list to extend for the remaining three generations. The chart is 29" x 23" and is printed on acid-free paper. It comes folded and pre-punched for a standard 3-ring binder. The chart can be opened and used without removing it from the binder or opening the rings.

Sold as a two-pack to enable viewing of both sides at the same time.

155-1315

$5.00

Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner

Added: 11-22-2016

Flip-Pal mobile scanner with batteries, SD
card, SD to USB adaptor, Quick Start Guide

4 x 6 inch single scan. Larger originals are accommodated by stitching individual scans.

Scan resolutions
300 x 300 dpi
600 x 600 dpi

10.25 x 6.5 x 1.25 in.

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Removable lid
Transparent window on bottom
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Business card pocket
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800-305179

$149.99

$140.00

Now When I Was a Kid, Nostalgic Ramblings

Added: 11-21-2016

“Now, When I Was A Kid…” recalls a 1940s boyhood in a semi-rural town near Chicago. World War II notwithstanding, it was a swell time to be growing up in small-town America. With all the adventures of “the big city” just a streetcar ride away, Danny McGuire and his playmates enjoyed the best of two worlds.

It was an era when housewives shopped atnearby mom-and-pop stores. Folks would stop to “set a spell” on a front porch and share neighborhood news. Kids roamed anywhere, played everywhere and could be gone for hours without worrying Mombut they’d best be home in time for supper “if they knew what was good for them!” Because grown-ups sheltered smallfry from most of the bad stuff, Danny and his boyhood pals were free to revel in the sheer joy of just being kids.

Be the first kid on your block to join Danny and his pals on a fun-filled nostalgia trip back to those “good old days” when the family’s “entertainment center” was a table radio or the Philco console in the center of the living room. Order extra copies for your favorite seniors or long-ago playmates. “Now, When I Was A Kid…” is guaranteed to evoke warm memories for “kids” of any age.
Softcover, 6x9, 302 pgs., dozens of period photos
Dan McGuire, revised edition 2008, Back When Books, ISBN 1403383758

117-001

$22.95

$20.65

Roadside History Of Illinois by Stan Banash

Added: 11-21-2016

In this new book native Illinoisan, Stan Banash, describes the state’s diverse history as he guides readers along its highways and byways. Some of the routes he traces have a history of their own (the Old Cumberland Road, the Trail of Tears, the Lincoln Highway, and U.S. Route 66, for examples). The engaging text is enhanced with 120 historical and modern photos, along with a map for each region. Old-timers, newcomers, and visitors alike will love this info-packed history.
Published in 2013, paperback, ISBN 9780878425990, 6x9, 496 pp., Photos and 8 maps, Illinois fact list index, chronology, bibliography

119-001

$20.00

$18.00

Stories From the World War II Battlefield, Volume One, 2nd Edition, Reconstructing Army, Air Corps and National Guard Service Records

Added: 07-16-2016

All the tools researchers need to start exploring their World War II Soldier's service are included in this book. The tools include the basics of starting research, tips for online and offline military research, instructions for ording the Official Military Personnel File and collateral records to reconstruct service history, researching from Europe, researching the service history of women who served in the Army and Air Corps, placing the soldier into historical context using higher level rercords.

600-001

$29.95

$23.96

Stories From the World War II Battlefield, Volume Two, 2nd edition, Navigating Service Records for the Navy, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Merchant Marines

Added: 07-16-2016

The basics are included in this volume for starting research, online and offline military research, ordering and using the Official Military Personnel File and collateral records to reconstruct service history, researching in Europe, researching the service history of women who served in the Navy, Coast Guard, and Marine Corps, placing the soldier into historical context using higher level records. Dozens of documents, checklists and document images teach how to analyze the military files and records.

600-002

$39.95

$31.96

Stories From the World War II Battlefield, Volume 3, Writing the Stories of War

Added: 07-16-2016

The basic tools in this book include reasons to write the stories of war, tips to help organize thoughts and sources before beginning to write, writing formulas to help you orgagnize your stories, more than 500 writing prompts covering multiple themes for writers in the U.S. and overseas, suggestions on how to share your stories on memorial websites and through books, and additional resources for writing the stories of war.

600-003

$19.95

$15.96

Stories of the Lost, by Jennifer Holik

Added: 07-16-2016

This book is a collection of stories about the author's relatives who left by train to fight for our freedom and never returned. Three of the men were brought home after the war ended. One however, still sleeps in that foreign soil. It is also the recognition of the men who cared for them after death. The stories of the lost found through the military records.

600-005

$23.95

$19.16

Professional Genealogy : A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians

Added: 10-12-2016

Elizabeth Shown Mills, ed.

Professional Genealogy is a manual by professionals for everyone serious about genealogy. For family historians who want to do their own study, reliably, it describes the standards. For hobbyists, attorneys, and medical scientists who seek professional researchers, it's a consumer guide that defines quality and facilitates choices. For librarians who struggle to help a whole new class of patrons, it provides a bridge to the methods, sources, and minutiae of "history, up-close and personal." For established genealogical professionals, it offers benchmarks by which they can advance their skills and places their businesses on sounder footing. And for all those who dream of turning a fascinating hobby into a successful career, Professional Genealogy details the preparation and the processes.

Its twenty-nine chapters, written by two dozen scholars, cover the following topic areas: research skills and the analysis of evidence, writing and compiling genealogical research, the core genealogy library collection, genealogical ethics and standards, editing and publishing, and topics relating to the profession of genealogist.

"Professional Genealogy is a landmark--the field's most significant publication since 1960, when the American Society of Genealogists introduced Genealogical Research: Methods and Sources. In a sense, though, its title belies its greatest value: it offers priceless guidance to the many amateur family historians who want to ensure that their work is of high quality and enduring value."--Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, President, Board for Certification of Genealogists

The following is the book's Table of Contents:

Professional Preparation
1. Defining Professionalism, by Donn Devine,J.D., CG, CGI
2. Educational Preparation, by Claire Mire Bettag, CGRS
3. Certification and Accreditation, by Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG; Paul F. Smart, AG; Jimmy B. Parker, AG; and Claire Mire Bettag, CGRS
4. The Essential Library, by Joy Reisinger, CG

Ethics and Legalities
5. Ethical Standards, by Neil D. Thompson, LL.B., Ph.D., CG, FASG
6. Executing Contracts, by Patricia Gilliam Hastings, J.D.
7. Copyright and Fair Use, by Val D. Greenwood, J.D., AG

Career Management
8. Alternative Careers, by Elizabeth Kelley Kerstens, CGRS
9. Structuring A Business, by Melinda Shackleford Kashuba, Ph.D.
10. Setting Realistic Fees, by Sandra Hargreaves Luebking
11. Marketing Strategies, by Elizabeth Kelley Kerstens, CGRS
12. Business Record Keeping, by Helen F. M. Leary, CG, CGL, FASG
13. Time Management, by Patricia Law Hatcher, CG, FASG

Professional Research Skills
14. Problem Analyses and Research Plans, by Helen F. M. Leary, CG, CGL, FASG
15. Research Procedures, by Linda Woodward Geiger, CGRS, CGL
16. Transcripts and Abstracts, by Mary McCampbell Bell, CLS, CGL
17. Evidence Analysis, by Donn Devine, J.D., CG, CGI

Writing and Compiling
18. Research Reports, by Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG
19. Genealogy Columns, by Regina Hines Ellison, CGRS
20. Proof Arguments and Case Studies, by Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG
21. Book and Media Reviews, by Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG
22. Record Compilations, by Bettie Cummings Cook, CG
23. Family Histories, by Christine Rose, CG, CGL, FASG
24. Lineage Papers, by Mary McCampbell Bell, CLS, CGL and Elisabeth Whitman Schmidt, CLS

Editing and Publishing
25. Editing Periodicals, by Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG
26. Proofreading and Indexing, by Birdie Monk Holsclaw
27. Preparing Books for Press, by Joan Ferris Curran, CG

Educational Services
28. Classroom Teaching, by Sandra Hargreaves Luebking
29. Lecturing, by Helen F. M. Leary, CG, CGL, FASG

This 654-page reference book includes an appendix for Abbreviations and Acronyms as well as a section covering "Codes, Guidelines, and Standards: United States and International." The book also has an extensive index.

Hardcover, 654 pp., (2001) Reprint

401-3844M

$59.95

$50.96

The Tiger's Widow, A Woman Who Took Up the Fight, the Story of Virginia Brouk

Added: 07-16-2016

This is the story of the life of Virginia Scharer Brouk, the wife of Flying Tiger, Robert Brouk. Virginia picked up the pieces of her life and joined the Women's Army Auxillary Corp, later known as the Women's Army Corp (WAC), to take up the fight after Robert was killed in a plane crash. Virginia's story is of life, loss, war and the connection of hearts filled with love.

600-006

$15.00

$12.00

Hays and Breeze ancestors : a genealogy of the parents of my father Ralph E. Hays, by Eugene T. Hays

Added: 07-19-2016

Hays and Breeze ancestors : a genealogy of the parents of my father Ralph E. Hays : researched and compiled solely by the author, from records found in the United States at the National Archives, state archives, county court houses, in the U.S. census, and cemetery records, Eugene T. Hays, 340 pages, Baltimore, Gateway Press, 1993, ASIN B007HDYX56

750-001

$34.99

$27.00

Roots for Kids: A Genealogy Guide for Young People. 2nd Edition (Beller)

Added: 10-12-2016

by Susan Provost Beller

Many youngsters are curious about their heritage. They know their parents, and if they are lucky they know—maybe even live with—one or more grandparents. But the average elementary school boy or girl (in the fourth through sixth grades, say) only knows about living relatives. This book will help them learn more, to dig more deeply, to understand how to do the research necessary to create a simple family tree. It will give them both the tools and the appetite to learn more about their roots, to uncover the stories and events that make them and their families unique.

Roots for Kids is based on a twelve-week course the author developed for her fourth grade class. Each chapter is based on a forty-five minute classroom session. While the book is suitable for teachers seeking to supplement their social studies curriculum with material on family history, it will be used principally by a whole range of young people in their first attempt at genealogical research.

The book is written at a level appropriate to its audience. The author moves slowly and carefully as she takes the young readers through an introduction to genealogy, then to discussions of their families and their parents' families, teaching them how to ask questions, how to organize their materials, and how to use the Internet to conduct research in local, state, and national records. This second edition, moreover, explains how easy it is for these youngsters to explore genealogy databases and to tap into the online resources of libraries and historical societies without leaving home.

A native of Burlington, Vermont, Susan Beller has been involved in genealogical research for more than three decades. In addition to her teaching experience with young people, she has taught advanced genealogy courses to adult education classes.

EDITORIAL REVIEWS

"...the strength of Roots for Kids is its practical step-by-step lesson plan...timeless, well-organized approach...conveys much excitement and motivation. Roots for Kids is a great contribution to the field of genealogical education for young people."--ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL GENEALOGISTS QUARTERLY, Vol. XII, No. 2 (June 1997), p. 71.

Paperback, 104 pp., Published 2007

401-0422

$22.00

$18.70

Stories From the World War II Battlefield, World War II Writing Prompts

Added: 07-16-2016

This important reference guide contains more than 500 writing prompts covering multiple themes for writers in the U.S. and overseas. Explore these prompts as you write your stories of war. These are the same prompts included in Stories from the World War II Battlefield, Vol. 3, Writing the Stories of War. This books contains only the writing prompts.

600-004

$9.95

The Complete Beginner's Guide to Genealogy, the Internet, and Your Genealogy Computer Program. Updated Edition. Karen Clifford

Added: 10-12-2016

The modern world of genealogy combines the traditional methods of research with the awesome power of computers and the Internet, a combination so powerful that it has transformed the way we do genealogy. The purpose of this book, therefore, is to train the researcher in this new methodology, tying the fundamentals of genealogical research to the infrastructure of computers and websites. In other words, it is a manual for modern genealogy--designed for the beginner but useful even to the most seasoned researcher.

With our growing reliance on electronic databases, computer programs, and Internet resources, genealogical research, for all practical purposes, will never be the same. And yet in many respects it will be the same, for the principles of sound genealogical research are immutable, and this book shows how to combine traditional research methods in the National Archives, the LDS Family History Library, and other major resource centers with today's technology; how to conduct research in courthouse records, censuses, and vital records using techniques unheard of just a decade ago. It shows you how to get started in your family history research; how to organize your family papers; how to enter information into a genealogy computer program so that you can easily manage, store, and retrieve your data; how to analyze the data and place it in various tables, charts, and forms; and how to put together a family history notebook--all the while using conventional records sources with a modern search and retrieval system.

Furthermore, the book contains guidelines for using public libraries, courthouses, and archives. It also explains how to use LDS Family History Centers and the Regional Records Services Facilities of the National Archives, and it provides a step-by-step guide for using the records in each facility, including background information showing how to obtain vital, probate, military, immigration, and census records--all carefully coordinated with the ever-present backdrop of computers and the Internet.

The new updated edition contains references to current URLs and databases, discusses new genealogy software options, describes the latest procedures at FamilySearch, and includes a revision of the census chapter to reflect the release of the 1930 census.


Instructional Manual

Mrs. Clifford's new book is also designed as an instructional manual, and each chapter of the book is a self-contained teaching module containing the following elements:

*The main body of the text provides instruction supported by illustrations, charts, and examples.
*"Your Turn" activities serve as prompts, asking the reader to apply the instruction to his or her own research needs.
*Chapter assignments serve as review and comprehension checks.
*Computer checklists give the reader hands-on experience with his or her own genealogy computer program.
*Website addresses listed at the end of each chapter guide the reader to valuable Internet resources related to the topics.
*Entries in chapter bibliographies serve as resources for further study.


About the Author

Karen Clifford is an Accredited Genealogist and the President/CEO of Genealogy Research Associates, a California corporation with offices in Utah. She has developed and taught multiple online genealogy courses at colleges in California and Utah, long before distance learning became popular. Karen has authored college textbooks covering both traditional and electronic genealogy research. She has served as President of the Utah Genealogical Association and as Vice President and Chair of many committees of the Federation of Genealogical Societies. She is past Vice Chair of the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen); she continues to chair both the Test Development and the Test Quality Control subcommittees for that organization. She was the founding President of the Monterey County [CA] Genealogy Society and was a Director of the Family History Center in Monterey County for twelve years.

Format: Paper

Size: 8 ½" x 11"

Pages: 360 pp.

Published: 2011

ISBN: 9780806318752

401-1047

$43.50

$36.98