Genealogy

ADOPTEE'S GUIDE TO DNA TESTING

ADOPTEE'S GUIDE TO DNA TESTING

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Reconnect with your roots! Adoptees, foundlings, and others with unknown parentage face unique challenges in researching their ancestors. Enter this book: a comprehensive guide to adoption genealogy that has the resources you need to find your family through genetic testing.

Inside, you'll find:

- Strategies for connecting your genealogy to previous genealogists
- Detailed guides for using DNA tests and tools, plus how to analyze your test results and apply them to research
- Real-life success stories that put the book's techniques into practice and inspire you to seek your own discoveries

Reconnect with your roots! Adoptees, foundlings, and others with unknown parentage face unique challenges in researching their ancestors. Enter this book: a comprehensive guide to adoption genealogy that has the resources you need to find your family through genetic testing.

Inside, you'll find:

   • Strategies for connecting your genealogy to previous genealogists
   • Detailed guides for using DNA tests and tools, plus how to analyze your test results and apply them to research
   • Real-life success stories that put the book's techniques into practice and inspire you to seek your own discoveries

BIRTH CERTIFICATE: AN AMERICAN

BIRTH CERTIFICATE: AN AMERICAN

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For many Americans, the birth certificate is a mundane piece of paper, unearthed from deep storage when applying for a driver's license, verifying information for new employers, or claiming state and federal benefits. Yet as Donald Trump and his fellow birthers reminded us when they claimed that Barack Obama wasn't an American citizen, it plays a central role in determining identity and citizenship.

In The Birth Certificate: An American History, award-winning historian Susan J. Pearson traces the document's two-hundred-year history to explain when, how, and why birth certificates came to matter so much in the United States. Deftly weaving together social, political, and legal history, The Birth Certificate is a fascinating biography of a piece of paper that grounds our understanding of how those who live in the United States are considered Americans.



BRIEF HISTORY OF EVERYONE WHO

BRIEF HISTORY OF EVERYONE WHO

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This is a story about you. It is the history of who you are and how you came to be. It is unique to you, as it is to each of the 100 billion modern humans who have ever drawn breath. But it is also our collective story, because in every one of our genomes we each carry the history of our species - births, deaths, disease, war, famine, migration and a lot of sex.In this captivating journey through the expanding landscape of genetics, Adam Rutherford reveals what our genes now tell us about human history, and what history can now tell us about our genes.

FAMILY, SLAVERY, AND LOVE IN T

FAMILY, SLAVERY, AND LOVE IN T

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One of the finest historians of her generation, Jan Ellen Lewis transformed our understanding of the early U.S. Republic. Her groundbreaking essays defined the emerging fields of gender and emotions history and reframed traditional understandings of the founding fathers and the U.S. Constitution. As significant as her work was within each of these subfields, her most remarkable insights came from the connections she drew among them. Gender and race, slavery and freedom, feelings and politics ran together in the hearts, minds, and lives of the men and women she studied. Lewis's brilliant research revealed these long-buried connections and illuminated their importance for America's past and present.

Family, Slavery, and Love in the Early American Republic collects thirteen of Lewis's most important essays. Distinguished scholars shed light on the historical and historiographical contexts in which Lewis and her peers researched, wrote, and argued. But the real star of this volume is Lewis herself: confident, unconventional, erudite, and deeply imaginative.



Finding Your Chicago Ancestors

Finding Your Chicago Ancestors

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No matter where you live, if you have Chicago ancestors, and want to know anything about them, this step-by-step guide written especially for beginners is for you and your search. Using a unique approach of helping you answer one type of question per chapter so you don't have to wade through a lot of preliminaries to launch or continue your genealogy work, DuMelle not only shares her finely-honed expertise on the basics, but slips in dozens of unusual and back-door tips for tracking down the toughest family details and mysteries.
FUNDAMENTALS OF GENEALOGY: BAS

FUNDAMENTALS OF GENEALOGY: BAS

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A quick reference guide to accredited methods, research strategies, U.S. record groups and more! Also find charts & forms, style sheets, checklists and steps to The Genealogy Organizational Challenge!

A quick reference guide to accredited methods, research strategies, U.S. record groups and more! Also find charts & forms, style sheets, checklists and steps to The Genealogy Organizational Challenge!

FUNDAMENTALS OF GENEALOGY: THE

FUNDAMENTALS OF GENEALOGY: THE

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Wish you could study the Internet for a couple of years to find useful tools that will help you enjoy more success in your genealogical pursuits? Well Marsha has done just that for you! Benefit from advice on using some of the latest genealogical tools in analysis, education, health, organization, presentations, research and more!

Wish you could study the Internet for a couple of years to find useful tools that will help you enjoy more success in your genealogical pursuits? Well Marsha has done just that for you! Benefit from advice on using some of the latest genealogical tools in analysis, education, health, organization, presentations, research and more!

GENERATIONS: A MEMOIR

GENERATIONS: A MEMOIR

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A moving family biography in which the poet traces her family history back through Jim Crow, the slave trade, and all the way to the women of the Dahomey people in West Africa.

Buffalo, New York. A father's funeral. Memory.

In Generations, Lucille Clifton's formidable poetic gift emerges in prose, giving us a memoir of stark and profound beauty. Her story focuses on the lives of the Sayles family: Caroline, "born among the Dahomey people in 1822," who walked north from New Orleans to Virginia in 1830 when she was eight years old; Lucy, the first black woman to be hanged in Virginia; and Gene, born with a withered arm, the son of a carpetbagger and the author's grandmother.

Clifton tells us about the life of an African American family through slavery and hard times and beyond, the death of her father and grandmother, but also all the life and love and triumph that came before and remains even now.

Generations is a powerful work of determination and affirmation. "I look at my husband," Clifton writes, "and my children and I feel the Dahomey women gathering in my bones."

Genetic Genealogy in Practice

Genetic Genealogy in Practice

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Genetic Genealogy in Practice, the first workbook on genetic genealogy, the book provides family historians and genealogists who have just begun to explore genetic genealogy practical, easy to understand information that they can apply to their research. Readers learn the basic concepts of genetic genealogy. They then build on that knowledge as they study the testing, analysis, and application of Y-DNA, X-DNA, mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), and autosomal DNA (atDNA) to reach and support genealogical conclusions. Each chapter includes exercises with answer keys for hands-on practice.
Planning a Future for Your Family's Past

Planning a Future for Your Family's Past

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Old photos, ancestor stories, genealogical documents, and heirlooms reflect your family's past--and they should be safeguarded for tomorrow's descendants and researchers. Even if you have no obvious heirs for your genealogy collection, you can take steps today to protect and share information and items from your family history.

Follow the step-by-step PASS process outlined in this book: Prepare by organizing/analyzing your materials, Allocate ownership by curating your collection, Set up a genealogical "will" to designate heirs, and Share family history now. Includes sample forms, online resources, and practical advice for keeping genealogy safe, with future generations and future researchers in mind.