Book List

I’ve updated my booklist. These are the books in my personal library. There are two sections - general books and location specific books. I have all of the books in categories to make it a little easier to navigate.

Updated: 02 Nov 2013

Book/CD List - General

Accreditation/Certification/Professional Genealogy:
Clifford, Karen. Becoming an Accredited Genealogist Plus 100 Tips to Ensure Your Success. Orem, Utah: Ancestry Incorporated, 1998.

Jacobus, Donald Lines. Genealogy as a Pastime and Profession. Second revision. Edition 1968. Reprinted, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1999.

Mills, Elizabeth Shown, editor. Professional Genealogy, A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers and Librarians. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2001.

The BCG Genealogical Standards Manual. Orem, Utah: Ancestry Publishing, 2000.


Brick Walls:

Rising, Marsha Hoffman. The Family Tree Problem Solver, Tried and True Tactics for Tracing Elusive Ancestors. Revised Edition. Cincinnati, Ohio: Family Tree Books, 211.


Cemetery Records:

Carmack, Sharon DeBartolo. Your Guide to Cemetery Research. Cincinnati, Ohio: Betterway Books, 2002.


Census Records:

Hinckley, Kathleen W. Your Guide to the Federal Census. Cincinnati, Ohio: Betterway Books, 2002.


Citing Sources:

Jones, Thomas W. “Seeing the Forest AND the Trees (and Their Leaves): Mastering the Craft of Genealogical Documentation.” CD-ROM. Boston, Massachusetts: Association of Professional Genealogists, New England Chapter, 2012.

Mills, Elizabeth Shown. Evidence! Citation and Analysis for the Family Historian. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.

Mills, Elizabeth Shown. Evidence Explained, Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2007.


Courthouse Records:

Rose, Christine. Courthouse Research for Family Historians, Your Guide to Genealogical Treasure. San Jose, California: CR Publications, 2004.


English/Writing Helps:

Chapman, James A. Handbook of Grammar and Composition. Pensacola, Florida: ABeka Book, 1996.

Sistrunk, William Jr. and E. B. White. The Elements of Style. Fourth edition. New York, New York: Longman, 2000.

Urdang, Laurence, editor. The Synonym Finder. Emmaus, Pennsylvania: Rodale Press, 1978.

Webster’s New World College Dictionary. Fourth edition. Foster City, California: IDG Books Worldwide, Inc., 2001.


Female Ancestors:
Schaefer, Christina K. The Hidden Half of the Family: A Sourcebook for Women’s Genealogy. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1999.


Forensic Genealogy:
Fitzpatrick, Colleen. Forensic Genealogy. Fountain Valley, California: Rice Book Press, 2005.

PhotoTree.com. Daguerreotype & Ambrotype [side 1], Tintype [side 2]. Kwik Tips laminated card. Np: PhotoTree.com, 2013.

PhotoTree.com. Carte de Visite (CDV) [side 1], Cabinet Card [side 2]. Kwik Tips laminated card. Np: PhotoTree.com, 2013.

PhotoTree.com. Back Imprints – Carte de visite, Front Imprints – Cabinet Cards [side 1], Back Imprints – Cabinet Cards [side 2]. Kwik Tips laminated card. Np: PhotoTree.com, 2013.

PhotoTree.com. Real Picture Postcards (RPPC). Kwik Tips laminated card. Np: PhotoTree.com, 2013.


Fun Books:
Rapaport, Diane. The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England. Carlisle, Massachusetts: Applewood Books, 2007.

Smolenyak, Megan. Hey, America, Your Roots are Showing. New York, New York: Citadel Press, 2012.

Smolenyak, Megan. Who Do You Think You Are? New York, New York: Penguin Group, 2010.


General Reference:

Eales, Anne Bruner and Robert M. Kvasnicka. Genealogical Research in the National Archives of the United States. Third Edition. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2000.

Eichholz, Alice, editor. RedBook, American State, County, and Town Sources. Third Edition. Provo, Utah: 2004.

Meyerink, Kory L. Printed Sources, A Guide to Published Genealogical Records. Salt Lake City, Utah: Ancestry Incorporated, 1998.

The Handybook for Genealogists. Tenth Edition. Draper, Utah: Everton Publishers, 2002.


German Research:

Bentz, Edna M. If I Can You Can Decipher Germanic Records. San Diego, California: privately published, 2001.

Langenscheidt’s New College German Dictionary. Revised Edition. New York, New York: Langenscheidt,1995.

Urban, Thomas. Deutsche in Polen, Geschichte und Gegenwart einer Minderheirt. M√ľnchen, Deutschland: C. H. Beck, 2000.


House Histories:

Barrett, Nick. Tracing the History of Your House: The Building, the People, the Past. Second edition. Surrey, United Kingdom: The National Archives, 2006.

Brooks, Pamela. How to Research Your Home: Every Home Tells a Story… Begbroke, United Kingdom: Spring Hill House, 2007.

Green, Betsy J. Discovering the History of Your House and Neighborhood. Santa Monica, California: Santa Monica Press, 2002.

Light, Sally. House Histories: A Guide to Tracing the Genealogy of Your Home. Spencertown, New York: Golden Hill Press, 1995.


Handwriting:
Sperry, Kip. Reading Early American Handwriting. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1998.


Land Records:

Hone, E. Wade. Land and Property Research in the United States. Salt Lake City, Utah: Ancestry Incorporated, 1997.


Maps/Map Guides:

Dollarhide, William. Map Guide to American Migration Routes, 1735-1815. Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 2000.


Methodology:

American Genealogy Home Study Course [CD One]. CD-ROM. Arlington, Virginia: National Genealogical Society, 2009.

American Genealogy Home Study Course [CD Two]. CD-ROM. Arlington, Virginia: National Genealogical Society, 2007

American Genealogy Home Study Course [CD Three]. CD-ROM. Arlington, Virginia: National Genealogical Society, 2009.

Dollarhide, William. Managing a Genealogical Project, A Complete Manual for the Management and Organization of Genealogical Materials. Revised Edition. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1999.

Greenwood, Val D. The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy. Third Edition. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2000.

Hatcher, Patricia Law. Producing a Quality Family History. Salt Lake City, Utah: Ancestry Incorporated, 1996.

Jones, Thomas W. “Correlating Sources, Information and Evidence to Solve Genealogical Problems.” DVD. Boston, Maryland: Association of Professional Genealogists, New England Chapter, 2010.

Jones,Thomas W. Mastering Genealogical Proof. Arlington, Virginia: National Genealogical Society, 2013.

Jones, Thomas W. “Writing Genealogy as it Relates to the Above Topic [Correlating Sources, Information and Evidence to Solve Genealogical Problems]” DVD. Boston, Maryland: Association of Professional Genealogists, New England Chapter, 2010.

McDowell, Vera. “When Your Ox is in the Ditch” Genealogical How-to Letters. Augusta, Georgia: Augusta Genealogical Society, 1992.

Mills, Elizabeth Shown. “Information Overload? Effective Project Planning, Research, Data Management and Analysis” Lecture T-241. National Genealogical Society Annual Conference: Las Vegas, 2013. Audio CD. St. Louis, Missouri: Jamb-Inc., 2013.

Morgan, George G. and Drew Smith.  Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2014.

Rose, Christine. Genealogical Proof Standard, Building a Solid Case. San Jose, California: CR Publications, 2005.

Rubincam, Milton. Pitfalls in Genealogical Research. Salt Lake City, Utah: Ancestry, 1987.

Slawson, Mary H. Getting It Right, The Definitive Guide to Recording Family History Accurately. Ann Arbor, Michigan: Malloy Lithographing Incorporated, 2002.

Stevenson, Noel C. Genealogical Evidence, A Guide to the Standard of Proof Relating to

Pedigrees, Ancestry, Heirship and Family History. Revised Edition. Laguna Hills, California: Aegean Park Press, 1989.


Military
Beitzell,  Edwin W. Point Lookout Prison Camp for Confederates. Leonardtown, Maryland: St. Mary’s County Historical Society, 1983.

Johnson, Richard S. and Debra Johnson Knox. How to Locate Anyone Who Is or Has Been in the Military. Eighth Edition. Spartanburg, South Carolina: MIE Publishing, 1999.

Neagles, James C. U.S. Military Records: A Guide to Federal & State Sources, Colonial America to the Present. Salt Lake City, Utah: Ancestry, 1998.


Numbering Systems:

Curran, Joan Ferris, Madilyn Coen Crane and John H. Wray. Numbering Your Genealogy: Basic Systems, Complex Families and International Kin. Arlington, Virginia: National Genealogical Society, 2008.


Online Guides:

Hait, Michael. Online State Resources for Genealogy. 2012. PDF download. Legacy Family Tree. http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/.

Gormley, Myra Vanderpoole and Tana Pedersen Lord. The Official Guide to Rootsweb.com. Provo, Utah: Ancestry Publishing, 2007.

Morgan, George G. The Official Guide to Ancestry.com. Provo, Utah: Ancestry Incorporated, 2007.


Software Guides:
Rasmussen, Geoffrey D.  Legacy Family Tree – Unlocked! Middleton, Idaho: Geoff Rasmussen, 2013.


Terminology and Names:

Bockstruck, Lloyd de Witt. The Name IS the Game: Onomatology and the Genealogist. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2013.

Drake, Paul. More What Did They Mean By That? A Dictionary of Historical and Genealogical Terms Old and New. Westminster, Maryland: Heritage Books, 2006.

Drake, Paul. What Did They Mean By That? A Dictionary of Historical and Genealogical Terms Old and New. Westminster, Maryland: Heritage Books, 2000.

Evans, Barbara Jean. A to Zax, A Comprehensive Dictionary for Genealogists & Historians. Third Edition. Midlothian, Virginia: Hearthside Press, 1995.

Harris, Maurine and Glen Harris. Ancestry’s Concise Genealogical Dictionary. Salt Lake City, Utah: Ancestry Publishing,1989.

Jerger, Jeanette L. A Medical Miscellany for Genealogists. Westminster, Maryland: Heritage Books, 2006.

Rose, Christine. Nicknames Past and Present. Fourth Edition. San Jose, California: Rose Family Association, 2002.


Books – Location Specific

Southern States – General:
Potter, Dorothy Williams. Passports of Southeastern Pioneers 1770-1823, Indian, Spanish and Other Land Passports for Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Mississippi, Virginia, North and South Carolina. Reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1990.


Alabama – Marshall County:

Benoit, Julia Ann Crum. The Millers of Sand Mountain and Allied Families. Fernandina Beach, Florida: Wolfe Publishing, 1995 [genealogy starts in Marshall County].

Nation, Nell Hudgins. The Hudgins Family, Our Elusive Past, From Richard and Isabell Bailey 1770 Scotland to the Present. No place: No publisher, no date [genealogy starts in Scotland and progresses to Marshall County].


Georgia – General:

Bryan, Mary G. Passports Issued by Governors of Georgia, 1785 to 1809. Reprint, Arlington, Virginia: National Genealogical Society, 1984.

Bryan, Mary G. Passports Issued by Governors of Georgia, 1810 to 1820. Reprint, Arlington, Virginia: National Genealogical Society, 2001.

Graham, Paul K. Georgia Courthouse Disasters. Decatur, Georgia: The Genealogy Company, 2013.

Maddox, Joseph T. and Mary Carter, compilers. 37,000 Early Georgia Marriages. Albany,Georgia: Georgia Pioneers, 1975.

Maddox, Joseph T. and Mary Carter, compilers. 40,000 Early Georgia Marriages. Albany,Georgia: Georgia Pioneers, 1976.


Georgia – Columbia County:

Blackard, William Clarence and Jean Blackard, compilers. Sacred to the Memory of - Cemeteries and Burial Sites of Columbia County, Georgia. Augusta, Georgia: History Communications Associates, 2005.

Braswell, Marjorie Abbott, compiler. Cemetery Records of Columbia County, Georgia. Augusta, Georgia: privately published, 1998.

Butler, David Alan. Columbia County Gray, Burial Locations for Confederate Soldiers in Columbia County, Georgia (Including McDuffie County). Martinez, Georgia: Rough and Ready Publishing, 2007.

Century of Columbia County, Georgia Wills 1790-1890. Albany, Georgia: Georgia Pioneers, n.d.

Columbia County, Georgia Early Marriage Records. Albany, Georgia: Georgia Pioneers, n.d.

Kelley, Janette S., compiler. Our Heritage, Personalities 1754-1983, Columbia County, Georgia. Thomson, Georgia: Luckey Printing, n.d.

Smith, Gerald. “To Seek A Newer World” A History of Columbia, County, Georgia. Murfreesboro, Tennessee: Southern Heritage Press, 2001.


Georgia – Lincoln County:

Bunch, Sue Dunaway and Larry Raymond Butler, compilers. Lincoln County Cemeteries. Lincolnton, Georgia: Lincoln County Public Library, n.d.

Davis, Robert S. Jr. and James E. Dorsey, compilers. Lincoln County Genealogy and History. Swainsboro, Georgia: Magnolia Press, 1987.

Perryman, Clinton J. History of Lincoln County, Georgia. Reprint, Milledgeville, Georgia: Boyd Publishing Company, 1999.

Turner, Janice Butler and Larry Raymond Butler, compilers. The Marriages of Lincoln County, Georgia 1806-1955. No place: No publisher, no date.


Georgia – Oglethorpe County:

McRee, Fred W. Jr., compiler. Oglethorpe County, Georgia Newspaper Extracts, The Oglethorpe Echo 1895-1899. Dahlonega, Georgia: privately published, 2010.


Georgia – McDuffie County:

Baker, Pearl. A Handbook of History, McDuffie County, Georgia 1870-1870. Thomson, Georgia: Progress News Publishing, n.d.

Baker, Pearl. The Story of Wrightsboro 1768-1964. Reprint, Thomson, Georgia: Wrightsboro Restoration Foundation, 1993.

Davis, Robert Scott, Jr., compiler. Quaker Records in Georgia: Wrightsbrough 1772-1793, Friendsborough 1776-1777. Roswell, Georgia: WH Wolfe Associates, 1986.

Holley, Thomas Earl, compiler. Company K, Hamilton Rangers, Forty-Eighth Georgia Infantry Regiment, Major General Ambrose Wright’s Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia, Confederate States of America, The Officers, The Battles and a Genealogy of its Soldiers. Thomson, Georgia: privately published, 2007.

Holley, Thomas Earl, compiler. Company F, Thomson Guards, Tenth Regiment Georgia Volunteers, Army of Northern Virginia, Confederate States of America, The Officers, The Battles and a Genealogy of its Soldiers. Ferdnandina Beach, Florida: Wolfe Publishing, 2000.

Holley, Thomas Earl, compiler. Company K, Ramsey Volunteers, The Sixteenth Georgia Infantry Regiment, Army of Northern Virginia, Confederate States of America, The Officers, The Battles and a Genealogy of its Soldiers. Ferdnandina Beach, Florida: Wolfe Publishing, 1995.

McCommons, Mrs. W. C. and Clara Stovall, compilers. History of McDuffie County, Georgia. Reprint, Milledgeville, Georgia: Boyd Publishing Company, 2002.

Taylor, A.J. A History of Dearing, McDuffie County, Georgia from 1850-1904. Reprint, Dearing, Georgia: Robert Printup Publisher, 1998.


Georgia – Richmond County:

Goodwin, William Allen. The Goodwins and Allied Families. N.p: privately published, 2000.


Georgia – Wilkinson County:
Maddox, Joseph T. Wilkinson County, Georgia Historical Collection. N.p": privately published, 1973.


Mississippi – General:

Hendrix, Mary Louise Flowers, compiler. Mississippi Court Records from the Files of the High Court of Errors and Appeals 1799-1859. Reprint, Greenville, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1999.

Strickland, Ben and Jean Strickland, compilers. Miscellaneous Records of Southeast Mississippi Book 1. Ashdown, Arkansas: Jody Strickland, 1988.

Strickland, Ben and Jean Strickland, compilers. Miscellaneous Records of Southeast Mississippi Book 2. Ashdown, Arkansas: Jody Strickland, 1989.


Mississippi – Forrest County:
Forrest Co., Mississippi Tombstone Inscriptions (Western Part of old Perry Co. Miss.). Hattiesburg, Mississippi: South Mississippi Genealogical Society, 1986.

Strickland, Jean and Patricia N. Edwards, compilers. Forrest County, Mississippi W.P.A. Manuscript, A Pre-1940 History of the Hattiesburg Area. Ashdown, Arkansas: Jody Strickland, 1999.


Mississippi – Greene County:

Strickland, Ben and Jean Strickland, compilers. Records of Greene County, Mississippi, Volume 1, 1812-1820 Tax Rolls, 1816 Territorial Census. Reprinted, Ashdown, Arkansas: Jody Strickland, 1990.

Strickland, Jean and Patricia N. Edwards, compilers. Who Lived Where, Greene County, Mississippi, Book of Original Entry. Ashdown, Arkansas: Jody Strickland, 1989.

Strickland, Jean and Patricia N. Edwards, compilers. Who Married Whom, Greene County, Mississippi. Revised Edition. Ashdown, Arkansas: Jody Strickland, 1997.


Mississippi – Hinds County:

Landin, Mary Collins, compiler. The Old Cemeteries of Hinds County, Mississippi, From 1811 to the Present. Utica, Mississippi: Hinds History Books, 1988.


Mississippi – Lamar County:

Bullock, Elaine and Stanley W. Arnold, Jr., compilers. The Complete Book of Lamar County, Mississippi Cemeteries. North Little Rock, Arkansas, privately published, 1992.

Lamar County Historical Society, Lamar County, Mississippi History and Families. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, 1999.

Slade, Leonard L., compiler. Lamar County Heritage. Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1978.


Mississippi – Lawrence County:

Cemetery Records of Lawrence County, Mississippi 1810-1988. No place: Lawrence County Historical Society, 1989.


Mississippi – Marion County:

Arnold, Stanley W. and Louise Anderson, compilers. Marion County, Mississippi Cemeteries. North Little Rock Arkansas; privately published, 1988.

Griffith, Frances Williams. True Life of Will Purvis. Reprint, Purvis, Mississippi: Lamar County Historical Society, 1989.

Soper, Clarise and Myrna Lazenby, compilers. Abstracts of Marion County, Mississippi 2nd District Marriage Records (held in Lamar County, MS). Carrolton, Mississippi: Pioneer Publishing Company, 2001.

Williams, E. Russ, compiler. Marion County, Mississippi Miscellaneous Records. Reprint, Greenville, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 2002.


Mississippi – Perry County:

McSwain, Robert J. Jr., compiler. Descendants of Early Settlers of Perry County, Mississippi. Carrollton, Mississippi: Pioneer Publishing Company, 2006.

Pitts, J. R. S. Life and Confession of the Noted Outlaw James Copeland. Jackson, Mississippi: Reprint, University Press of Mississippi, 2008.

Roman, Richard S., compiler. Civil War Soldiers of Perry County, Mississippi (Includes Forrest County). Second Edition. Hattiesburg, Mississippi: privately published, 2003.

Roman, Richard S., compiler. Educable Children of Perry County1850-1900. Hattiesburg, Mississippi: privately published, 2004.

Simmons, Howard and John E. Simmons. “The Family Simmons Living in Perry and Forrest County, Mississippi on Leaf River and Black Creek Early 1800s Thru 1995.” unpublished manuscript, 1995.

Strickland, Ben and Jean Strickland, compilers. Records of Perry County, Mississippi, Volume One, 1820-1830 Tax Rolls, 1822-1823 Birth & Death Index. Reprinted, Pascagoula, Mississippi: privately published, 1989.

Strickland, Ben and Jean Strickland, compilers. Records of Perry County, Mississippi, Volume Two, 1831-1840 Tax Rolls. Reprinted, Pascagoula, Mississippi: privately published, 1979.

Strickland, Ben and Jean Strickland, compilers. Records of Perry County, Mississippi, Volume Three, Cemetery Records. Reprinted, Moss Point, Mississippi: privately published, 1986.

Strickland, Ben and Jean Strickland, compilers. Records of Perry County, Mississippi, Volume Four, 1841-1847 Tax Rolsl 1845 & 1853 State Census. Reprinted, Pascagoula, Mississippi: privately published, 1990.

Strickland, Jean and Patricia N. Edwards, compilers. Perry County, Mississippi W.P.A. Manuscripts, Newspaper Items. Ashdown, Arkansas: Jody Strickland, 1997.

Strickland, Jean and Patricia N. Edwards, compilers. Who Lived Where, Perry County, Mississippi, Book of Original Entry. Ashdown, Arkansas: Jody Strickland, 1992.

Strickland, Jean and Patricia N. Edwards, compilers. Who Married Whom, Perry County, Mississippi. Revised Edition. Ashdown, Arkansas: Jody Strickland, 1996.


North Carolina – Robeson County:

Guy, Mary. “Jacob and Obedience Perry, A Brief History of Ten Generation 1788-present.” unpublished manuscript, 2004 [genealogy starts in Robeson County].


South Carolina – General:

Gilmore, Janis Walker. NGS Research in the States Series – South Carolina. Arlington, Virginia: National Genealogical Society, 2011.


South Carolina – Edgefield County:

Edgefield County, SC Cemeteries, Volume IV. Edgefield, South Carolina: Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society, 2001.

Edgefield County, SC Family Cemeteries & Death Notices from the SC Baptist Newspaper. Edgefield, South Carolina: Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society, 2003.


Tennessee – Carter County

Laughlin, Jennifer Bauer. Roan Mountain, A Passage of Time. Second edition. Johnson City, Tennessee: The Overmountain Press, 1999.


Virginia – Augusta County

Johnson, Patricia Givens. James Patton and the Appalachian Colonists. Reprint. Charlotte, North Carolina: Jostens, n.d.


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