History Gift Guide – Genealogy Books

History Gift Guide – Genealogy Books

Genealogy is a great pastime, but it can chew up a lot of your time!  I’m sure anyone who calls themselves a History Buff has dabbled in genealogy.  Instead of looking into specific historic events in history books, genealogy books can help you find how your ancestors may have been involved in those.  Learn to break through your brick walls or find areas of research that you never thought of before with this set of the best-selling genealogy books.

[amazon_link id=”0071625348″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]How to Do Everything Genealogy by George G. Morgan[/amazon_link]

Fully updated and revised, this bestselling genealogy guide helps you tap into the wealth of global ancestry records and offers proven strategies for both traditional and electronic research. How to Do Everything: Genealogy, Second Edition explores basic rules of genealogical evidence, evaluation of source materials, research methods, and successful techniques for web-based research.

[amazon_link id=”1461059712″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Ultimate Introduction to Genealogy: A Simple, Practical Guide to Discovering Your Hidden Family History by Stephen Browning[/amazon_link]

In “The Ultimate Introduction to Genealogy”, Stephen Browning takes you by the hand and leads you through everything you need to know, step by step, with absolutely nothing left out. All of the advice is simple and practical, and covers everything you need to know about discovering the secrets of your own family tree.

[amazon_link id=”0670021636″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Who Do You Think You Are?: The Essential Guide to Tracing Your Family History by Megan Smolenyak[/amazon_link]

With the Who Do You Think You Are? companion guide, you will learn how to chart your own journey into your past and discover the treasures hidden in your family tree. Featuring step-by-step instructions from one of America’s top genealogical researchers, Who Do You Think You Are? covers everything a beginner needs to know to start digging into their roots.

[amazon_link id=”1440511683″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Everything Guide to Online Genealogy: Use the Web to trace your roots, share your history, and create a family tree by Kimberley Powell[/amazon_link]

With millions of records now available online, those interested in their family history have a wealth of information and misinformation at their fingertips. It can be difficult to know where to start! Enter expert genealogist Kimberly Powell to steer you in the right direction.

[amazon_link id=”0806316489″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians by Elizabeth Shown Mills[/amazon_link]

For all those who dream of turning a fascinating hobby into a successful career, Professional Genealogy details the preparation and the processes. Professional Genealogy is a manual by professionals for everyone serious about genealogy. For librarians who struggle to help a whole new class of patrons, it provides a bridge to the methods, sources, and minutiae of history, up-close and personal.

[amazon_link id=”0806316217″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy, Third Edition by Val D. Greenwood[/amazon_link]

Greenwood’s book is easy to read and covers a broad enough spectrum of resources that readers are equipped to get started with a minimum investment of study time. For those who want to learn how to build pedigrees and reconstruct family groups, tying them from one generation to the next, this book is an excellent guide…This book also has value to other researchers. Historians, demographers, and sociologists studying people in the past will find that this book will provide important guidance in assessing which records will provide the facts needed.

[amazon_link id=”1558706852″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Family Tree Problem Solver: Proven Methods for Scaling the Inevitable Brick Wall by Marsha Hoffman Rising[/amazon_link]

Complications arising from incomplete or missing records, census irregularities, and individuals of the same name occur more often than non-genealogists might think. Respected genealogist and author Marsha Hoffman Rising helps beginners break through these “brick walls” by breaking down each researcher’s common problem into a chapter with straightforward solutions.

[amazon_link id=”1558707247″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Uncovering Your Ancestry through Family Photographs by Maureen Taylor[/amazon_link]

In this visually stunning book of historic family photographs, the author, a renowned family-history photography expert, shows genealogists, scrapbookers and history enthusiasts how to cherish old photographs and what clues they provide on ancestors’ lives. Readers will learn how to: Identify and verify people in family photographs Tell the story of identified photographs using the clues in the images Locate additional family photographs Create worksheets for each image to expand their knowledge about their ancestors This improved second edition, full of colour photographs, is sure to be instructive and inviting to readers looking to learn more about their family photos and history.

[amazon_link id=”0684847043″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Black Roots: A Beginners Guide To Tracing The African American Family Tree by Tony Burroughs[/amazon_link]

The search for family origin has been a preoccupation of African Americans for centuries, long before Alex Haley’s Roots. The task has become easier in recent years, thanks to the advent of the Internet and genealogy organizations. Now add Tony Burroughs’s excellent primer, Black Roots, to the list of necessary research tools. Written for the general reader, Burroughs details the best methods and research techniques for mapping family histories, and explains how to navigate the endless labyrinths of myths, stories, omissions, and official records.

[amazon_link id=”0199582645″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Surnames, DNA, and Family History by George Redmonds[/amazon_link]

Enthralling and compulsively readable, this book combines linguistics with genetics, genealogy, and local history to provide a fresh and eye-opening vision of the British past – and indeed of family histories across a wider world. Focusing on the history of British surnames it casts a totally new light on what makes us who we are – and how we can find out. Indispensable reading for anyone interested in their roots, this book offers nothing less than a new perspective on British history.

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