The Troubleshooter's Guide to Do-It-Yourself Genealogy
Genealogist/author W.D. Quilen picks up where he left off in Secrets of Tracing Your Ancestors. He shows do-it yourself genealogists who have progressed past his beginning steps exactly how to find their ancestors with more advanced methods of researching those hard-to-find ancestors. Quillen tells readers how to overcome those difficult roadblocks that frequently crop up. Investigative techniques, research insights and new websites are highlighted to assit with more advanced genealogical research. Areas covered include:
--in depth census research
--extensive section on militaary records
--US region-by-region research assistance
--global research tips
--engaging a professional genealogist
QUOTE FROM SECRETS OF TRACING YOUR ANCESTORS: "Shows those new to the hobby how to begin, while showing seasoned family historians some new tricks...passion and a touch of humor-." Family Chronicle Magazine.
How to Trace Your Family Tree in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales
This is a comprehensive guide to discovering your roots and unearthing the secrets of your ancestors. It contains all the information you need to get started, from how to access the relevant records in libraries, institutions and government bodies, to using The National Archives, and searching the Internet.
How to Do Everything: Genealogy, Fourth Edition
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Discover your genealogy using the latest methods
Thoroughly revised to cover new tools, techniques, and data, How to Do Everything: Genealogy, Fourth Edition uniquely addresses all the major genealogical record types and explains traditional and digital researchstrategies. Genealogy expert George G. Morgan shows you how to research your family history using the most current websites, mobile apps, social networking sites, record archives, census data, digital records, DNA research, and more. Discover your family’s past with help from the new edition of this bestselling guide.
- Start an effective, well-organized genealogical research project
- Work with traditional, electronic, and genetic research
- Analyze and organize your family information
- Locate and access genealogy records in the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Canada, and Australia
- Place your ancestors in geographical and historical context
- Learn successful Internet search techniques
- Locate vital, civil registration, census, and church records
- Track down military, property, and immigration and naturalization records
- Access libraries, archives, and other repositories online
- Research and verify your ancestors using geneticgenealogy (DNA)
- Get past brick walls and dead ends
- Incorporate social networking into your research
The Family Tree Problem Solver
Proven Solutions for Your Research Challenges
Has your family history research hit a brick wall? Marsha Hoffman Rising's best-selling book The Family Tree Problem Solver has the solutions to help you find the answers you seek.
Inside you'll find:
- Ideas on how to find vital records before civil registration
- Tips for finding ''missing'' ancestors on censuses
- Instructions for investigating collateral kin to further your pedigree
- A look at advanced court records and how they can help you find answers
- Work-arounds for lost or destroyed records
- Techniques for correctly identifying and researching ancestors with common names
- “li>Methods for finding ancestors who lived before 1850
- Case studies that show how to apply the author?s advice to real-life research roadblocks
- Strategies for analyzing your problem and creating a successful research plan
This revised edition also includes new information about online research techniques and a look at the role of DNA research. Plus you'll find a glossary of genealogy terms and more than a dozen templates for charts and logs to help you organize and record your research. Let The Family Tree Problem Solver help you find the answers you need today.
An exciting new addition to any family historian's library, Family History: Digging Deeper will take your research to the next level. Joined by a team of expert genealogists, Simon Fowler covers a range of topics and provides clear advice for the intermediate genealogist. Helping you push back the barriers, this book details how to utilise the internet in your research and suggests some unusual archives and records which might just transform your research. It will teach you about genealogical traditions, variants of family history around the world and even the abuse of genealogy by the Nazis. It will help you understand current developments in DNA testing, new resources and digitised online material. Problem-solving sections are also included to help tackle common difficulties and provide answers to the brick walls often reached when researching one's ancestors. If you want to dig deeper into your family tree and the huge array of records available, then this book is for you.
The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy
Unlock the secrets in your DNA!
Discover the answers to your family history mysteries using the most-cutting edge tool available. This plain-English guide is a one-stop resource for how to use DNA testing for genealogy. Inside, you'll find guidance on what DNA tests are available, plus the methodologies and pros and cons of the three major testing companies and advice on choosing the right test to answer your specific genealogy questions. And once you've taken a DNA test, this guide will demystify the often-overwhelming subject and explain how to interpret DNA test results, including how to understand ethnicity estimates and haplogroup designations, navigate suggested cousin matches, and use third-party tools like GEDmatch to further analyze your data. To give you a holistic view of genetic testing for ancestry, the book also discusses the ethics and future of genetic genealogy, as well as how adoptees and others who know little about their ancestry can especially benefit from DNA testing.
The book features:
- Colorful diagrams and expert definitions that explain key DNA terms and concepts such as haplogroups and DNA inheritance patterns
- Detailed guides to each of the major kinds of DNA tests and which tests can solve which family mysteries, with case studies showing how each can be useful
- Information about third-party tools you can use to more thoroughly analyze your test results once you've received them
- Test comparison guides and research forms to help you select the most appropriate DNA test and organize your results and research once you've been tested
Whether you've just heard of DNA testing or you've tested at all three major companies, this guide will give you the tools you need to unpuzzle your DNA and discover what it can tell you about your family tree.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Genealogy
This user-friendly volume offers readers an opportunity to understand the craft of genealogy, explore their roots, perform online research, and begin to discover their true identities. Includes new information on the release of the 1930 census, the pros and cons of online research, and creating family trees.
Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com
Master the world's #1 genealogy website and discover the secrets to Ancestry.com success! This book, updated in 2016 to include the most recent changes to the site, will help you get the most out of your Ancestry.com subscription by showing you how to take advantage of all the world's biggest genealogy website has to offer--and how to find answers to your family tree questions within its 14 billion records, 60 million family tree and 32,000 databases.
What you'll learn:
- Step-by-step strategies for structuring your searches to find what you're looking for faster
- How to drill down to specific records, time periods and topics using the card catalog
- Details on each of Ancestry.com's historical record collections, including what you can expect to find in them--and when you need to look elsewhere
- Tips for creating and managing your family tree on Ancestry.com, as well as connecting your tree to others on the site
- Timesaving tricks to maximize your Ancestry.com Hints (the "shaky leaf"), Tree Sync with Family Tree Maker, and the Ancestry.com mobile app
Each chapter includes step-by-step examples with illustrations to show you exactly how to apply the techniques to your genealogy.
Whether you've just begun dabbling in family history or you're a longtime Ancestry.com subscriber, this book will turn you into an Ancestry.com power user!
A Guide to Chicago and Midwestern Polish-American Genealogy. Second Edition
Chicago has been the historic stronghold of Polish-Americans. Poles came to Chicago for the opportunities it offered, and then scattered across the Midwest and the United States. Learn to access the records, whether using paper records or the wealth of information available on websites.
Finding a Place Called Home
"I teach the kings of their ancestors so that the lives of the ancients might serve them as an example, for the world is old but the future springs from the past."
Mamadou Kouyate "Sundiata", An Epic of Old Mali, a.d. 1217-1257
Two major questions of the ages are: Who am I? and Where am I going? From the moment the first African slaves were dragged onto these shores, these questions have become increasingly harder for African-Americans to answer. To find the answers, you first must discover where you have been, you must go back to your family tree--but you must dig through rocky layers of lost information, of slavery--to find your roots.
During the Great Migration in the 1940s, when African-Americans fled the strangling hands of Jim Crow for the relative freedoms of the North, many tossed away or buried the painful memories of their past. As we approach the new millennium, African-Americans are reaching back to uncover where we have been, to help us determine where we are going.
Finding a Place Called Home is a comprehensive guide to finding your African-American roots and tracing your family tree. Written in a clear, conversational, and accessible style, this book shows you, step-by-step, how to find out who your family was and where they came from.
Beginning with your immediate family, Dr. Dee Parmer Woodtor gives you all the necessary tools to dig up your past: how to interview family members; how to research your past using census reports, slave schedules, property deeds, and courthouse records; and how to find these records. Using the Internet for genealogical research is also discussed in this timely and necessary book.
Finding a Place Called Home helps you find your family tree, and helps place it in the context of the garden of African-American people. As you learn how to find your own history, you learn the history of all Africans in the Americas, including the Caribbean, and how to benefit from a new understanding of your family's history, and your people's.
Finding a Place Called Home also discusses the growing family reunion movement and other ways to clebrate newly discovered family history.
Tomorrow will always lie ahead of us if we don't forget yesterday. Finding a Place Called Home shows how to retrieve yesterday to free you for all of your tomorrows.
Finding a Place Called Home: An African-American Guide to Genealogy and Historical Identity takes us back, step-by-step, including: Methods of searching and interpreting records, such as marriage, birth, and death certificates, census reports, slave schedules, church records, and Freedmen's Bureau information.
Interviewing and taking inventory of family members
Using the Internet for genealogical purposes
Information on tracing Caribbean ancestry
Our Local History collection includes some of Woodridge’s earliest newspapers, photos from the village’s past, and oral history interviews with some of our early residents.
Ancestry Library Edition
In-library access only Provides access to over a billion names in hundreds of databases, including records from the complete U.S.
Chicago Tribune (1849-1992)
1849-1992. Full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. This collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.
Chicago Tribune (1985 - Present)
Full text news articles pertaining to regional, national and international news from 1985-current.
FamilySearch is a free collaborative family history database. We are a certified FamilySearch Affiliate Library.
Home users should enter the first five digits of their Woodridge Public Library card barcode number.
Provides access to thousands of family and history books, the complete U.S. Federal Census, and more.
New York Times (1980-current)
1980-current. Full text coverage of the U.S. newspaper of record.
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Keyword searchable, online images of each page from the May 22, 1969 - December 28, 1978 issues of this local Woodridge newspaper.