Professional Genealogy

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

Evidence Explained

Author: Elizabeth Shown Mills
Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com
ISBN: 9780806318066
Format: PDF, ePub
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History is not just a collection of documents-- and all records are not created equal. To analyze and decide what to believe, we also need certain facts about the records themselves.

Evidence

Author: Elizabeth Shown Mills
Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com
ISBN: 9780806315430
Format: PDF, ePub
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Evidence! provides a common ground upon which all can meet, speak the same language, and share their results--reliably ...

Becoming an Accredited Genealogist

Author: Karen Clifford
Publisher: Ancestry Publishing
ISBN: 9780916489816
Format: PDF, Docs
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"Anyone can collect money for doing genealogical research and be called a paid researcher, but the knowledge, training, intergrity, and efficency of credentialed genealogist set them apart. 'Becoming an Accredited Genealogist' will help you through the process of becoming accredited by the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists"--Cover page 4.

The Researcher s Guide to American Genealogy

Author: Val D. Greenwood
Publisher: Baltimore, MD : Genealogical Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780806316215
Format: PDF, ePub
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Explains the principles of genealogical research; identifies various classes of records that may be used in that research, and tells where to find them; and includes information about the use of computers in compiling family histories.

Professional Genealogy

Author: Elizabeth Shown Mills
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780806320724
Format: PDF, ePub
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"In 26 chapters, Professional genealogy: preparation, practice & standards lays before you a complete course of instruction to prepare you for a career in a complex field. Whether you discover this career path as a young adult or come into genealogy as a mature researcher trained in another professional discipline, ProGen PPS will ground you in the essential practices, standards, and language of genealogy--those expected by courts, government agencies, and others who commission research"--Back cover.

Isle of Canes

Author: Elizabeth Shown Mills
Publisher: Ancestry Publishing
ISBN: 9781593313067
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Isle of Canes is the epic account of an African-American family in Louisiana that, over four generations and more than 150 years, rose from the chains of slavery to rule the Isle of Canes. Historically accurate and genealogically significant, this first novel by eminent genealogist Elizabeth Shown Mills is a gripping tale of racial bias, human conflict, and economic ruin told against the backdrop of colonial Louisiana. This novel is the result of more than thirty years of research. To fuel the story, as well as to maintain historical accuracy, the author found and referenced actual family history documents such as baptism records, manumission papers, probate records, land records, book extracts, and more to reconstruct the lives and times of Francois, Fanny, Coincoin, Augustin, and countless other unforgettable characters. But it takes more than documents on paper and microfilm to bring such an epic story to life. Mills' engaging prose puts flesh on the bones and pulls you into the lives and lifestyle of long-ago Louisiana. ""

Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques

Author: George G. Morgan
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071816518
Format: PDF, ePub
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Break through brick walls in your genealogical research Learn how to use innovative methods to unearth hard-to-find ancestors. Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques shows you, step by step, how to uncover elusive details by taking advantage of specialized tools and software programs and using proven best practices for breaking through the brick walls that have hindered your progress. You’ll get professional advice on formulating a research strategy, understanding the details you discover, keeping careful track of your data, analyzing the evidence, and developing hypotheses. Real-world case studies demonstrate how you can apply the systematic procedures presented in this practical guide to your own research--and achieve success! Examine the brick wall in detail to find potential weak spots that can be exploited into a breakthrough Use brute force techniques that leave no stone unturned Obtain exact copies of original records rather than derivative sources Research the family, associates, and neighbors (FANs) of your brick wall ancestor Consult with your family, friends, and colleagues to get a fresh perspective on your research Use crowdsourcing--genealogy societies, online forums, social media, blogs, wikis, and podcasts Apply technological solutions, including DNA testing and specialized genealogical software Get tips on hiring a professional genealogical researcher with the appropriate credentials and references Revisit your brick wall problem after honing your research skills Review your evidence, develop a research strategy, and keep a meticulous research log