Professional Genealogy

Author: Elizabeth Shown Mills
Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com
ISBN: 9780806316482
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A manual for researchers writers, editors, lecturers, and Librarians.

The Water Powered Mills of Floyd County Virginia

Author: Franklin F. Webb
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786487208
Format: PDF
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From the time of early settlement in Virginia, water-powered mills played a primary role in the state’s economy. This work provides an overview of grain milling in Floyd County, Virginia, from 1770 to the present day. Topics covered include the difficulties involved in identifying early mills, the importance of mill site selection, water wheel types, laws regulating mills, the decline of milling and physical remains of abandoned mill sites. The main body of the book provides individual histories of 140 grist, flour, and feed mills, a few of which also processed wool. The histories are based primarily on oral histories, title deed records, and local newspapers. More than 100 photographs and maps supplement the text, and tables provide production figures for various mills from industrial censuses of 1850, 1870, and 1880.

City of Remembering

Author: Susan Tucker
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1496806220
Format: PDF, Docs
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City of Remembering represents a rich testament to the persistence of a passionate form of public history. In exploring one particular community of family historians in New Orleans, Susan Tucker reveals how genealogists elevate a sort of subterranean foundation of the city--sepia photographs of the Vieux Carré, sturdy pages of birth registrations from St. Louis Cathedral, small scraps of the earliest French Superior Council records, elegant and weighty leaves of papers used by notaries, and ledgers from the judicial deliberations of the Illustrious Spanish Cabildo. They also explore coded letters left by mistake, accounts carried over oceans, and gentle prods of dying children to be counted and thus to be remembered. Most of all, the family historians speak of continual beginnings, both in the genesis of their own research processes, but also of American dreams that value the worth of every individual life. The author, an archivist who has worked for over thirty years asking questions about how records figure in the lives of individuals and cultures, also presents a national picture of genealogy's origins, uses, changing forms, and purposes. Tucker examines both the past and the present and draws from oral history interviews, ethnographic fieldwork, and archival research. Illustrations come from individuals, archives, and libraries in New Orleans; Richmond; Washington, DC; and Salt Lake City, as well as Massachusetts and Wisconsin, demonstrating the contrasts between regions and how those practitioners approach their work in each setting. Ultimately, Tucker shows that genealogy is more than simply tracing lineage--the pursuit becomes a fascinating window into people, neighborhoods, and the daily life of those individuals who came before us.

The American Census Handbook

Author: Thomas Jay Kemp
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780842029254
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Offers a guide to census indexes, including federal, state, county, and town records, available in print and online; arranged by year, geographically, and by topic.

The New England Historical and Genealogical Register

Author: New England Historic Genealogical Society Staff
Publisher: Heritage Books
ISBN: 9780788409165
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The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 52, 1898 . New England Historic Genealogical Society. (1898), reprint, index, illus., 552 pp.