Archive for September, 2008

Heritage Books Invites You to the Midnight Madness Sale

HeritageBooks.com  is having a Midnight Madness Sale starting September 26, 2008 and ends October 3, 2008 at 12:55 am.  Craig Scott is celebrating Heritage Books 30 years of selling books to genealogists.  It is sort of like an online Birthday Party, where you get the present – 30% discount off everything published by Heritage Books!

 

Start your Holiday Shopping early, add to your collection, and buy a few books to donate to your local genealogical society.  Other items for sale are Maps, DVD/CD’s and Educational books.  There is also help in publishing your own book!

Order a catalog to be sent by mail right to your mailbox! Please email at orders@HeritageBooks.com with your name and address.

Already know what you want to purchase, or just need to look for one or two items?  Go to  http://www.heritagebooks.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=SFNT&Store_Code=HBI and use our search capabilities to find your items easily.

Don’t want to wait? Download an Adobe format copy of our catalog:  HeritageBooks.com/catalog.pdf. Be sure to sign up for our Free catalog to be sent to your mailbox as well, so you never have to miss out on new publications of interest.

Place your order by phone, mail or online.  There are four ways to order and credit cards are accepted:

 

·         Online:  Use promotional code MIDMAD08 to receive your 30% off your total, before shipping. 

·         Mail:  100 Railroad Avenue, Suite 104, Westminster, MD  21157 

·         FAX:  1-410-558-6574 before 5:00 on Friday, October 3, 2008 

·         Phone:  1-800-876-6103  -  Monday-Friday   9 am-5 pm EST  (Sept 26-Oct 3, 2008)

 

The most popular subjects are

 

·         Early American Life

·         Military

·         Census

·         British

·         Virginia

·         Canada

·         Family Genealogy

·         Research Aids

·         Pennsylvania

·         African-American

 

He carries books on the United States, Canada, Foreign and Ethnic groups, Family Genealogy and Reference books.  Heritage Books is adding to their stock often; samplings of recent publications acquired are:

 

·         Mirbach Order Book: Order Book of the Hesse-Cassel von Mirbach Regiment

·         Ranger: North American Frontier Soldier

·         Newspaper Extracts from “The Hoosier State” Newspapers, Newport, Vermillion County, Indiana, January 4, 1888 – December 25, 1889

·         National Intelligencer Newspaper Abstracts, 1854

·         History of Louisiana, From its First Discovery and Settlement to the Present Time

·         Clarke County, Virginia Marriages, 1836-1886

·         Marriage and Death Notices from the Charleston Observer, 1827-1845

·         Miscellaneous Cherokee and Choctaw Records, 1800-1900

·         Georgia Cemeteries, Volume I: Fulton County

·         The Land Records of Prince George’s County, Maryland, 1733-1739 

·         Clues To Our Family Names, 2nd edition

·         Ship Passenger Lists: National and New England (1600-1825)

·         Encyclopedia of the French & Indian War in North America, 1754-1763

·         Descendants of Reuben Phillips

·         War with Mexico, 1846-1847: Doniphan’s Expedition and the Conquest of New Mexico & California 

·         The Capture of Ticonderoga 

·         We Stood Our Ground: Lexington in the First Years of the American Revolution

·         Regimental History of the 35th Alabama Infantry, 1862-1865

 

Coming Soon:

 

·         Freemen And Colored Marriage Records, 1865-1890, Sumter County, Alabama

·         First, For the Duration: The Story of the Eighth (8th) Alabama Infantry, C.S.A.

·         Biographies of Alaska-Yukon Pioneers 1850-1950, Volume 4

·         Colorado Pioneers in Picture and Story

·         History of Redding, Connecticut–First Settlement to Present Time: With Notes On The Adams, Banks, Barlow, Bartlett, Bartram, Bates, Beach, Benedict, Betts, Burr, Burritt, Burton, Chatfield, Couch, Darling, Fairchild, Foster, Gold, Gorham, Gray, Griffin, Hall, Hawley, Hill, Heron, Hull, Jackson, Lee, Lyon, Lord, Mallory, Meade, Meeker, Merchant, Morehouse, Perry, Platt, Read, Rogers, Rumsey, Sanford, Smith and Stow Families

·         Colonial Delaware Records: 1681-1713

·         Wright Family Census Records, Franklin County, Virginia, 1810-1900

·         Rebecca Kellogg Ashley, 1695-1757. From Deerfield to Onaquaga

·         The Browns of Bedford County, Virginia, 1748-1840. A Collection of Brown Surname Records Extracted from Primary and Secondary Sources 

·         Jamaican Ancestry: How To Find Out More, Revised Edition 

·         Some Slaveholders and Their Slaves, Union Parish, Louisiana, 1839-1865 

·         The Woodville Republican: Mississippi’s Oldest Existing Newspaper, Volume 2: January 4, 1840 – October 30, 1847

·         1890 Cherokee Nation Census Indian Territory (Oklahoma)

 

Visit Heritagebooks.com and see if they offer the books you need.  If not, email them and see if they can’t locate and order the book for you.  Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity and stock up on your genealogy books! 

 

 

 

September 27, 2008 at 9:44 am Leave a comment

Introducing MyGenShare.com

I received this email from Barry J. Ewell and wanted to pass it along to you:

Over the last couple years, I have met genealogists world-wide through conference presentations, genealogy research, and common interest to help one another in our search for ancestors.  The focus of this email is simply to let you know that a new and exciting genealogy website will launch in the fall of 2008. 

www.MyGenShare.com

 What is MyGenShare.com?

MyGenShare.com is a world-class website designed to provide genealogists with how-to resources.   MyGenShare.com has been two years in the planning and development.  You’ll find hundreds of knowledge-based articles, podcasts, and videos to help genealogists with their research.  

What am I asking of you?

1.    Please register your email to receive the announcement when my GenShare.com launches.  In addition you will be given free access to free premium content.

 2.    Please share the news that MyGenShare.com is coming with others you think will have an interest. 

Kindest regards, 

Barry J. Ewell

barry.ewell@mygenshare.com

September 20, 2008 at 9:32 pm 1 comment

Introducing Family History Expos.com

FYI:  I just received this email:

My Ancestors Found has a brand new name!

Family History Expos.com

In recent years, My Ancestors Found has emerged as a
successful conference organizer and sponsor of events
designed to increase knowledge about family history
research. These have become known as Family History Expos.

Focusing efforts to educate individual researchers, a name
change is appropriate. Through Family History Expos,
professionals provide personal research assistance to class
participants and exhibit hall visitors.  Family History
Expos.com provides easy and fun ways to help you learn the
tech to trace your roots.

You can reach My Ancestors Found at their new home
FamilyHistoryExpos.com. Be sure to check out these exciting
new features:
•    Family History Expos Genealogy Podcasts: Listen to
DearMYRTLE interview upcoming Expo speakers, sponsors, and
exhibitors.
•    Family History Expos Genealogy Blog: Learn about upcoming
Expos and discuss the possibility of new locations to be
considered for an Expo. Your feedback is welcome.
•    Family History Expos TV: Coming soon. Watch online videos
spotlighting segments of Family History Expos ~ past,
present, & future.
•    Expo News: Read about new family history products and
services, upcoming events, and research advice and tips from
family history professionals.
•    Family History Expos Online-store: Find fun stuff for
genealogists, GenTeacher, Rootstamps, Capture the Memories,
and more.

We at Family History Expos.com look forward to welcoming
you to an upcoming Expo in your area. Even though our name
has changed, you will see a lot of familiar faces!

Questions should be directed to:

Holly T. Hansen, President
Family History Expos.com
holly@fhexpos.com
http://www.FamilyHistoryExpos.com

PO Box 187
Morgan, UT 84050
(801) 829-3295

September 20, 2008 at 9:28 pm 1 comment

Early Families of the Memphis Area (Needs Help)

Early Families of the Memphis Area – Needs Help

Descendants of Early Settlers Of Shelby and Adjoining Counties
Announce NEW BOOK!

EARLY FAMILIES OF THE MEMPHIS AREA

We need YOUR help! In early December 2008, an outstanding new book on the history of Shelby, Fayette, and Tipton counties in Tennessee, Crittenden County, AR and Desoto & Marshall Counties in MS will be published.

Features:

• Approximately 400 pages (8 ½ x 11)
• More than 300 photographs
• Profiles of over 130 Families who were residents prior to 1870 in one of the six counties references above
• Fascinating time lines of the history of those six counties
• Hard covers with foil stamping on front and spine, 80-pound coated papers, and color dust jacket
• Careful editing by lawyer Paul A. Matthews, a seventh-generation resident of southwest TN
• Quality printing and binding by Panacea Press of Nashville

WE MUST SELL SEVERAL HUNDRED COPIES OF THIS BOOK, pre-publication by Thursday, September 25, 2008, in order to ensure publication and delivery before Christmas 2008. This will make a GREAT gift idea!

Cost
$50.00 per copy NOW
$75.00 per copy after publication (if any left over)

Shipping
Memphis Area: Pickup
$10.00 first book and $6.00 each additional book shipped to same address

Ordering NOW will not only help ensure this book is published, but will also save you money…

If we do not sell a sufficient number of copies pre-publication, the book will not be printed. In the event that we are unable to go to press, your Check will be returned to you.

Please make your check payable to “Descendants of Early Settlers” and mail to

Descendants of Early Settlers
Attn: Paul A. Matthews
5400 Poplar Avenue, Suite 100
Memphis, TN 38119-3660

Here are some families mentioned in this wonderful new book:

Moses Burton Alexander
William James Armstrong
Barrett/Thomas Family
Thomas Bazemore
Nicholas Blackwell
Patrick Joseph Hackett
Ezekial Thomas Keel
McDaniel Family
William Sloan
William Decatur Thurman
Thomas Youngblood
AND MANY MANY MANY MORE FAMILIES!

IT IS VITAL THAT ORDERS & CHECKS ARE RECEIVED BY THURSDAY,SEPTEMBER 25, 2008. THANK YOU!!!

Please help us get this great book to print!!! Thank you!

September 10, 2008 at 10:45 am 1 comment

TN Genealogical Society’s Upcoming Schedule

Here is the TN Genealogical Society’s upcoming schedule. Why not share yours?

http://www.tngs.org 

Navigating the Stacks in the Regional History and Genealogy Center
When: Thursday, 9/11/2008, 7 pm
Where: Tn Gen Classroom, 7779 Poplar Pike, Germantown, Tn
Germantown Library Associate Jennifer Baker and our own long-time librarian Loretta Bailey will teach us how to get the most out of the books and documents in the library stacks. Free and open to the public.
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Personal Computers 004 – Family Tree Maker 2008
When: Tuesday, 9/16/2008, 10:00 am- Noon
Where: Tn Gen Classroom, 7779 Poplar Pike, Germantown, Tn
This class will cover the basic use of FTM 2008. How to enter data related to your family and how the family tree is constructed in the computer database. The most important task is how to maneuver within your family tree without getting lost. This course is NOT intended to make you an expert in the use of FTM 2008. Free and open to the public but registration is required (call 901-757-8480).
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Shelby County Archives Relocation
When: Sunday, 9/21/2008, 3 pm
Where: Tn Gen Classroom, 7779 Poplar Pike, Germantown, Tn
Vincent Clark of the Shelby County Archives will talk about the relocation of the Archives to Shelby Farms and update us on the latest genealogical resources on the Archives website. Free and open to the public.
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Personal Computers 001 – What and How to Choose your Next Computer
When: Tuesday, 9/30/2008, 10:00 am- Noon
Where: Tn Gen Classroom, 7779 Poplar Pike, Germantown, Tn
The material covered in this course will show you how to do many of the fundamental tasks you must be able to do with your computer. One of the most important topics will be the understanding of the Filing (Folders) system used in computers including how to create, name and delete folders. We will discuss topics such as copy, cut, paste, and move. A more detail coverage will be covered in a following class along with limited hands-on practice. Free and open to the public but registration is required (call 901-757-8480).
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Personal Computers 002 – Introduction into How to Use Your Computer
When: Tuesday, 10/14/2008, 10:00 am- Noon
Where: Tn Gen Classroom, 7779 Poplar Pike, Germantown, Tn
The material covered in this course will show you how to do many of the fundamental tasks you must be able to do with your computer. One of the most important topics will be the understanding of the Filing (Folders) system used in computers including how to create, name and delete folders. We will discuss topics such as copy, cut, paste, and move. A more detail coverage will be covered in a following class along with limited hands-on practice. Free and open to the public but registration is required (call 901-757-8480).
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Planting Jewish Roots in Southern Soil: Tales from the Archives of Temple Israel
When: Thursday, 10/16/2008, 7 pm
Where: Tn Gen Classroom, 7779 Poplar Pike, Germantown, Tn
Author Judy Ringel will talk about early Jewish families in the Mid-South. Free and open to the public.
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Historic Shelby County
When: Sunday, 10/19/2008, 3 pm
Where: Tn Gen Classroom, 7779 Poplar Pike, Germantown, Tn
Dr. John Harkins will read from his new book and will autograph copies that will be available for purchase. Free and open to the public.
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Personal Computers 003 – Nitty-Gritty
When: Tuesday, 10/28/2008, 10:00 am- Noon
Where: Tn Gen Classroom, 7779 Poplar Pike, Germantown, Tn
In this course we will go into much more detail on how to do the many tasks such as copy, paste, cut, delete, rename and creating files. This will be a “Hands On” class where you will be able to perform many of these tasks on a computer. Practice on using the internet and downloading information and files from the internet to your computer. Participants are encouraged to bring in their personal computer laptops for use in class since the number of classroom computers will be limited. Actual hands on experience will depend on the size of the class. Free and open to the public but registration is required (call 901-757-8480).
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Fall Day Long Genealogy Seminar
When: Saturday, 11/8/2008, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Where: Pickering Center next to the Tn Gen offices, 7771 Poplar Pike, Germantown, Tn
Seminar presented by TNGS members—Topics include Migration patterns to the Mid-South; Researching your Female Lines; and DNA in Genealogy. – Open to the public; registration required. Additional details will be posted on our website as they become available.

September 6, 2008 at 9:53 am Leave a comment

55th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy

This carnival is a “Show & Tell”.  I have chosen a picture I found of my mom (Betty Helen Roaten Smith McKinnis) and dad (Marlow Roger Smith) about a month before they got married.  This puts the photo taken about May 1960.  I was even told this may have been the dress she was married in.  The photo was taken in front of my dad’s house in Booneville, Prentiss County, MS.  Although they are not presently married, they are still best friends and they frequently double date with their new spouses.  I was born in May 1961, so almost a year later from the time this picture was taken I came into the world.  Yeah…. This is the only picture from that time that I know of that has them together.  I am so happy that I found it.

September 1, 2008 at 9:45 am 3 comments

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands

The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands was established by the War Department on March 3, 1865. Its primary function was to supervise all relief and educational activities relating to refugees and freedmen. It assumed custody of abandoned or confiscated lands or property in the former Confederate States, border states, District of Columbia, and Indian Territory.

The National Archives gives us the following information: “In the years following the Civil War, the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands (the Freedmen’s Bureau) provided assistance to tens of thousands of former slaves and impoverished whites in the Southern States and the District of Columbia. The war had liberated nearly four million slaves and destroyed the region’s cities, towns, and plantation-based economy. It left former slaves and many whites dislocated from their homes, facing starvation, and owning only the clothes they wore. The challenge of establishing a new social order, founded on freedom and racial equality, was enormous.

Read more at http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art58414.asp

September 1, 2008 at 7:27 am Leave a comment


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