Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Wish List Recommendations

It is the time of year when we think about creating a holiday "wish list" and what a perfect time to get some of the genealogy resources you have been wanting. These are gifts you could use to further your genealogical education. Here are some of my recommendations:
  • Genealogy books (see my list below).
  • Membership in the National Genealogical Society which includes subscriptions to the National Genealogical Society Quarterly and the NGS Magazine.
  • Membership in your local or state genealogy society.
  • Registration for a national or local genealogy conference.
  • Registration for an online genealogy course.
  • Genealogy lectures on CD(available from JAMB, Inc.)
  • Subscription to a genealogical journal or magazine.

These genealogy books would be on my wish list if they were not already on my shelf:

The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy
Edited by Loretto Dennis Szucs & Sandra Hargreaves Luebking. Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2006.

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

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

The Family Tree Problem Solver: Proven Methods for Scaling the Inevitable Brick Wall
Marsha Hoffman Rising. Cincinnati, Ohio: Family Tree Books, 2005.

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

The BCG Genealogical Standards Manual
The Board for Certification of Genealogists. Orem, Utah: Ancestry, 2000.

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

Redbook: American State, County, and Town Sources
Edited by Alice Eichholz.  Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004.

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