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More Brickwall Solutions to Genealogy Problems

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Family Chronicle:

Seller ID: MoreBrick

ISBN: 0973130377

Condition: 2004, 6x9, paper, 172 pp, paperback / softcover, Family Chronicle


More Brickwall Solutions to Genealogy Problems is an all-new 192-page collection of fully indexed brickwall solutions submitted by Family Chronicle readers is a follow-up to our successful best-seller, 500 Brickwall Solutions to Genealogy Problems (432 pages) published in May 2003 and now in its third printing. Both of these informative volumes show how genealogists and family historians have found ways around their research problems, using the latest technology or tried... View more info

Teaching Genealogy to Young People

By: Bee Bartron Koons

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: K3353

ISBN: 788433539

Condition: (2004), 2006, 8½x11, paper, 227 pp, Heritage Books


Young people have the wonderful opportunity to record their family history as they are living it day to day, but it can be a challenge to arouse students' interest in genealogy, so the right approach is essential. Here is a guide to offering older children and teenagers a personalized journey through history with a little geography on the side; teaching the art of climbing the family tree; and developing the detective skills necessary to discover missing pieces and famil... View more info

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On Doing Local History [2nd edition]

By: Carol Kammen; foreword by Terry A. Barnhart, Eastern Illinois University

Price: $26.95

Publisher: AltaMira Press: 2003

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 102538

ISBN: 0-7591-0253-8

Condition: 192 pages, paperback, AltaMira Press


Since 1986 On Doing Local History has been an invaluable aid to local historians. Now Carol Kammen has completely updated and revised this classic to reflect more than fifteen years of experience working with local historians. She challenges all historians of the local to think about what they are doing and how they are doing it. She dispels the myth that amateur historians, who are frequent practitioners of local history, necessarily produce a history less rigorous or u... View more info

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Nearby History: Exploring the Past Around You, 2nd edition

By: David E. Kyvig, Northern Illinois University, and Myron A. Marty, Drake Universit)

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Alta Mira Press: 2000

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 502716

ISBN: 0742502716

Condition: 304 pages, paperback, Alta Mira Press


In the Second Edition of Nearby History, the authors have updated all chapters, introduced information about internet sources and uses of newer technologies, as well as updated the appendices.A comprehensive handbook on investigating the history of your community, family, local institutions, and cultural artifacts, Nearby History guides you in researching the world close at hand. Nearby History provides insights on how to find and use published, unpublished, visual, ... View more info

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Telling Your Own Stories: For Family and Classroom Storytelling, Public Speaking, and Personal Journaling

By: Donald Davis

Price: $10.00

Publisher: August House, Inc.:

Seller ID: 832357

ISBN: 0-87483-235-7

Condition: paperback, August House, Inc.


Donald Davis is in such demand as a performer and teacher that librarians, teachers, and other storytellers literally wait years to book him on their schedules. Now he offers his workshop on story creation in handbook form for those who can't wait to hear him.Telling Your Own Stories is designed for families, teachers, counselors-anyone who wants to inspire storytelling either in themselves or in others. Through a series of memory prompts, the user is led through the... View more info

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Writing as a Second Language: From Experience to Story to Prose

By: Donald Davis

Price: $13.95

Publisher: August House, Inc.:

Seller ID: 835674

ISBN: 0-87483-567-4

Condition: paperback, August House, Inc.


"Stop talking! You're supposed to be working on language!"-overheard in an elementary classroom by writer and storyteller Donald DavisFrom the moment they are born, we encourage children to talk. We enunciate for them, applaud their expanding vocabularies, and hang on their every word ... that is, until they enter school. At that time, we expect them to stop talking and measure their language abilities through a new medium, writing.While the education... View more info

Heritage Hunting

By: Donna Potter Phillips

Price: $26.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: P0880

ISBN: 788408801

Condition: 1998, 5½x8½, paper, index, 287 pp, Heritage Books


This popular newspaper column is now available in book form! For more than ten years Donna Potter Phillips has been writing this column with the intent to educate folks about the wonderful hobby of genealogy. Her articles range from basic how-tos (getting started, using censuses, writing for records) to very specialized topics (using the LDS computer databases or finding special archives in Germany). Along with the lessons, she sprinkles in many items of humor and season... View more info

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Improving Your Storytelling

By: Doug Lipman

Price: $14.95

Publisher: August House, Inc.:

Seller ID: 835305

ISBN: 0-87483-530-5

Condition: 224 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/4, paperback, August House, Inc.


This book is meant for the reader who has already begun to tell stories and is ready to learn more about the art. Instead of rules to follow, it gives you a series of frameworks that encourage you to think on your feet.About AuthorDoug Lipman is a storyteller, musician, Parent's Choice Award-winning recording artist, and storytelling coach and instructor. As a performer, he has appeared at the National Storytelling Festival, the National Jewish Storyte... View more info

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Family Archaeology: Discovering The Family Skeleton And Making It Dance

By: Freya Ottem Hanson

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: H2264

ISBN: 788422642

Condition: 2002, 5½x8½, paper, 114 pp, Heritage Books


People make history interesting. People influence us. They leave their imprints on us and become part of the fabric of our family story. This book suggests ways to discover hidden treasure from the past and challenges you to unearth more about the people in your ancestral tree. It encourages you to rediscover family values, traditions, and stories and then presents ways to experience that heritage. Packed with practical suggestions, anyone new to the pursuit of genealogy... View more info

The Legend of Dudleytown [Connecticut] Solving Legends through Genealogical and Historical Research

By: Gary P. Dudley

Price: $19.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: D1778

ISBN: 788417789

Condition: 2001, 5½x8½, paper, index, 144 pp, Heritage Books


This is a MUST READ for genealogists, history buffs, and anyone that likes a good story. Use this volume as a helpful guide, or sit back, turn down the lights, and enjoy one of the most infamous ghost stories of New England history! Genealogical gleanings and different variations of Dudleytown's fascinating legends have been combined into a volume that reads like a book of ghost stories interwoven with the step-by-step process for researching and solving such mysteries. ... View more info

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Public Places: Exploring Their History

By: Gerald A. Danzer, (University of Illinois, Chicago)

Price: $24.95

Publisher: AltaMira Press: January 1987

Seller ID: 989315

ISBN: 0-7619-8931-5

Condition: 152 pages, paperback, AltaMira Press


The American people have come to expect that certain public buildings-like state capitols, county courthouses, and historic landmarks-will have brief historical sketches to enrich visits to them. This book will help individuals develop such guides. Readers will also gain an awareness of the significance of public places in the life of a community.Public Places is Volume 3 in The Nearby History Series. View more info

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Climbing Your Family Tree: Online and Offline Genealogy For Kids: The official Ellis Island Handbook

By: Ira Wolfman; foreword by Alex Haley; Illustrations by Michael Klein.

Price: $13.95

Publisher: Workman Pub: 2002

Seller ID: 125396

ISBN: 0761125396

Condition: 240 pages, 9 x 8 1/4, two-color; photographs throughout, paperback, Workman Pub


In the ten years since the publication of Do People Grow on Family Trees? (121,000 copies in print), the Internet has completely transformed genealogy, making family history the second most popular hobby in the U.S. after gardening and genealogy the second most searched for subject on the Web.Now completely revised, updated, retitled, and filled with detailed guidance on utilizing the Internet, Climbing Your Family Tree is the comprehensive, kid-friendly genealogical... View more info

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Places of Worship: Exploring Their History

By: James P. Wind, (Alban Institute)

Price: $24.95

Publisher: AltaMira Press: March 1990

Seller ID: 989781

ISBN: 0-7619-8978-1

Condition: 145 pages, paperback, AltaMira Press


Whether Christian churches, Jewish synagogues, Islamic mosques, Buddhist temples, or the gathering places for other faiths, buildings designed for worship are significant to both their own community of believers and their larger communities. Coming to understand the history of places of worship, therefore, is an essential element in understanding the historical fabric of these communities.Places of Worship offers the abundant insights of an experienced historian of A... View more info

Me and My Family Tree

By: Joan Sweeney, iIllustrated by Annette Cable

Price: $6.99

Publisher: Random House / Dragonfly Books: 2000

Seller ID: 885970

ISBN: 0517885972

Condition: 32 pages, Paperback, 32 pages, 2000, paperback / softcover, Random House / Dragonfly Books


Following the successful model of Me on the Map, Sweeney demystifies an abstract concept by presenting it from a child's point of view. In Me and My Family Tree, a young girl uses simple language, her own childlike drawings, and diagrams to explain how the members of her family are related to each other and to her. Clear, colorful, detailed artwork and a fill-in family tree in the back help make the parts of the family--from siblings to grandparents to cousins--understan... View more info

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Local Businesses: Exploring Their History

By: K. Austin Kerr, (Ohio State University), Amos J. Loveday, (Ohio Historical Society), and Mansel G. Blackford, (Ohio State University)

Price: $24.95

Publisher: AltaMira Press: February 1990

Seller ID: 063090

ISBN: 0-9420-6309-0

Condition: 128 pages, paperback, AltaMira Press


With this volume, the Nearby History Series will lead you on a journey to discover how the businesses in your community helped shape its present form. Providing fundamental information on the processes of investigating a business' heritage, Local Businesses acts as a complete guide for local historians and historical societies, business historians, business owners, local citizens, museum workers and librarians interested in examining this aspect of local history.Loca... View more info

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Genealogy Made Easy

By: Karen V. Sipe

Price: $3.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 299775

ISBN: 0486299775

Condition: 32 pages, 8 1/4 x 11, paperback, Dover Publications


A simple, concise guide to genealogical research, this volume offers step-by-step instructions for those who wish to know more about their ancestors. The author discusses locating records and enlisting the help of genealogical societies, organizing and storing research, developing charts and other documentation, and much more. Includes addresses for archives and suggestions for further reading. View more info

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How to Write Your Personal & Family History: A Resource Manual

By: Keith E. Banks

Price: $23.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: B0143

ISBN: 1556131437

Condition: (1988), 2009, 5½x8½, paper, index, 240 pp, Heritage Books


This is the book for everyone who wants to start working on their family or personal history but is intimidated by genealogical forms, charts and jargon. As the author explains, "There are no rules that must be observed, nor is there any 'accepted' way of doing [your family history]. One doesn't need years of education to become a family historian." This exciting and inspiring new guide provides "scores of ideas on how to compile, write, record, and pass on t... View more info

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Legacy: A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing Personal History

By: Linda Spence

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Ohio University Press / Swallow Press:

Seller ID: 01003X

ISBN: 080401003X

Condition: 150 pages, 150 pages, photos, paperback, 1997, paperback, Ohio University Press / Swallow Press


In this practical guide to capturing those memories that have been stored away, Linda Spence provides the questions that are the keys to unlocking the memories that make up a life.When Linda Spence asked her aging mother to write her life story, her mother stared at a blank sheet of paper and asked-"How? Where do I begin?" In this practical guide to capturing those memories that have been stored away, Linda Spence provides the questions that are the keys to u... View more info

Genealogy is More than Charts

By: Lorna Duane Smith

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: S0001

ISBN: 0963246747

Condition: (1991), 1997, 51/2x81/2, paper, 347 pp, Heritage Books


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Adventures In Genealogy

By: Patrick G. Wardell

Price: $20.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: W1864

ISBN: 0788418645

Condition: 2001, paper, index, 195 pp, Heritage Books


Are you curious about the mysteries of genealogical research? Are you an amateur genealogist? THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU! Young people, and even seasoned genealogists, will appreciate the genealogical journey with its trials and its humor. Share the secrets of an avid genealogical researcher, author of numerous genealogy books, and genealogy teacher. These pages offer insight on methods, valuable tips, and warnings of common pitfalls. Nicknames, orphans, censuses, military pen... View more info