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BOOK - Cracking the Code of Old Handwriting
By Graham Jaunay
Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2011
Sooner or later, family historians will come across a major obstacle in progressing their research - old handwriting can be difficult to resolve and this booklet is designed to overcome some of these problems. The problem rests on the fact that most of us unknowingly read by identifying whole words by their shape rather than looking at individual letters. When we come across unfamiliar writing, we are forced to look at the individual letters in their context. The unexpected shapes of old letters and a multitude of shortcuts in writing results in considerable difficulties for modern readers, and this booklet provides some strategies to overcome this problem. There are a number of books on this subject, but, apart from the practical advice within, a strength of this publication lies in the number of actual examples to help the researcher identify seemingly meaningless words. ISBN 9780980874624     More Information
Softcover...13.00 (C$)

BOOK - Pitfalls in Family History
By Graham Jaunay
Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2012
This booklet outlines some of the issues that throw up barriers to family history research. What is a pitfall? Look it up in a dictionary and you will find that it is defined as ... a concealed pit as trap for man or animal, an unsuspected difficulty or danger or an error into which it is easy to fall. Somewhere there may be a family historian who claims never to have encountered a pitfall in their research, but most of us, if we're honest, will admit to being bruised all over by the number of falls we've taken whilst our family trees have been growing. By reading this booklet you will be more aware of many of the pitfalls waiting to entrap you! ISBN 9781921956102     More Information
Softcover...14.50 (C$)


BOOK - DNA for Genealogists - Third Edition
By K. Farmer
Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2015
DNA testing will not replace the more familiar genealogical research techniques of gathering oral and documentary evidence and compiling family trees. Instead it offers entirely new research tools - more information to augment the documents and oral histories - as well as a way of testing family trees, to see if conclusions drawn are confirmed by this new evidence. This book shows you how you can use DNA to harness this exciting new range of genealogical tools. This publication provides a contextual understanding of DNA suitable for genealogists and discusses the currently available tests that are likely to be of interest to family historians, especially those wanting to prove (or disprove) compiled family trees, the connect 'new' relatives by means of inherited genetic material and to draw conclusions about where we fit into the greater human family. ISBN 9781925323108     More Information
Softcover...16.50 (C$)

BOOK - Organising a Family Reunion
By Lesle Berry
Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2010
Printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc., Milton, 2015

From a phone conference to a week long event, a family reunion is a time to gather and share. According to Wikipedia: "A typical family reunion will assemble grandparents, great-grandparents and up for a meal, some recreation and discussion. The older attendees are generally grandparents, parents, siblings or first cousins while the youngest could be second, third or fourth cousins. It is also not uncommon for regular family reunions to be sponsored by family organizations or family associations centered on a more distant common ancestor or a commonly shared surname". That said, whether you are planning a large event or a small casual get-together, a successful family reunion requires careful planning and execution. This booklet will help you plan a successful reunion for your family, reducing your stress and resulting in a memorable reunion that your extended family will enjoy and appreciate. ISBN 978-0-980776-07-2     More Information
Softcover...13.50 (C$)

BOOK - Preserving Your Family's Oral History and Stories
By Thomas MacEntee
Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2014
Many of us got our start in tracing and preserving our family history based on a story, perhaps one you heard as a child. Fast forward to the 21st century and it seems that 'what's old is new again' with storytelling one of the hot buzz words. The fact is that oral history and storytelling involves family, and ancestry has been around ever since humans walked the earth. 'Preserving Your Family's Oral History and Stories' provides you with all the information on the latest methods and tools used to capture and preserve those family stories. In addition, once you've learned how easy it is to build a family archive of stories, you'll want to share them with others using the tips and tricks provided in this book. ISBN 9781921956386     More Information
Softcover...16.00 (C$)

BOOK - The Genealogy Do-over Workbook
By Thomas MacEntee
Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2016
Back in December 2014, Thomas MacEntee made the big accouncement online saying that "Genealogy and I are parting ways. Done. Finished. Game over." While many people took that that to mean he was leaving the genealogy community or closing down his genealogy business, he then clarified what he meant by "leaving". Starting in 2015 Thomas decided to set aside his 20+ years of genealogy research aside, and started over. From scratch. If you think it's time for a genealogy makeover, or better yet a Genealogy Do-over, this workbook will take you step by step though the process he followed with his own research throughout 2015.
ISBN 9781925323399     More Information
Softcover...17.00 (C$)

BOOK - Google: The Genealogist's Friend
By Helen Smith
Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2016
Everyone knows Google as the most used search engine in the world, but for genealogists it can do so much more to further their family history research. Finding an image of the ship on which your ancestor went to war, using Street view to walk the streets of your ancestral area, translating that document, finding that distant cousin who has the photos of family bible, mapping their migration path - these are just some of the ways you can use Google in your family history.
ISBN 9781925323450     More Information

Softcover...17.00 (C$)

BOOK - Harnessing the Facebook Generation: Ideas for Involving Young People in Family History and Heritage
By Janet Few
Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2016
This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc., Ottawa, 2016

Despite its title, this book is not about how to set up a Facebook page, how to Tweet, or how to create a website. Instead, it is about ensuring a future for our research. It is about why we should be concerned about doing this and how we can go about making sure that our family's history is not only preserved, but enhanced when we are no longer able to be its custodian. It is about presenting our hobby in a way that is attractive to all age groups. This is a book for grown-ups who want to inspire their descendants and other young people, with a love of history and heritage. It is a thought-provoking look at how we can encourage the next generation of family historians and why we might want to do so. Suggestions cover activities, outings, toys, games, books and ways of exploiting the internet in order to motivate and enthuse young people, even toddlers.
ISBN 9781925323320     More Information

Softcover...16.50 (C$)

BOOK - 500 Best Genealogy and Family History Tips
By Thomas MacEntee
Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2014
'500 Best Genealogy and Family History Tips' could be be described as a 'brain dump' of me, Thomas MacEntee, and my many years of knowledge about genealogy and family history. Basically what I've done is to extract my favourite tips and tricks from over 85 presentations, 10 books and numerous articles. In addition, I've reviewed the social media posts and conversations from Facebook, Twitter and other platforms to highlight those issues most important to today's genealogists. What will you find in this 'best tips' guide? Everything from practical ways to use Google, advice on protecting your privacy online, information about secret or little known resources for genealogy research and more. The best way to use this guide is to browse the table of contents to find a topic of interest. Also simply search the book when trying to find a solution to a problem, such as how to cite a source or locate an app to generate bibliographic information. ISBN 9781921956799     More Information
Softcover...21.50 (C$)

BOOK - Evernote for Family Historians
By C. Riley
Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2015
Printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc., Milton, 2015

Family historians have more need than most people to be organised. Evernote, an online site designed for notetaking and archiving, gives you a place where you can collect everything together, all in one place: digitised images and digital photographs; scanned documents; research notes and database printouts; PDFs and ebooks; web pages and links emails; voice recordings and family videos. Organise all of this treasure, access it quickly and easily, and synchronise it between your computers, phones and tablets. Evernote can change your life, and this book will show you how. ISBN 9781925323061     More Information
Softcover...17.50 (C$)

BOOK - 'Til Death Us Do Part: Causes of Death 1300-1948
By J. Few
Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2015
The diseases and accidents of our ancestors are an integral part of our family history, and one thing that all but our most recent ancestors have in common, is that they are dead. This booklet examines a wide variety of possible causes of death for our ancestors, describing their symptoms and prognoses. It also suggests records that may be used to provide information about how an ancestor died. You'll find a timeline is included which outlines some major British epidemics. In the absence of a definite cause of death for a particular individual, we can at least gain an impression of the major killers of their time. ISBN 9781921956461     More Information
Softcover...12.00 (C$)

BOOK - Family History Trippin': A Guide to Planning a Genealogy Research Trip
By Thomas MacEntee
Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2014
Weather you've been researching your family history for over 20 years or you are just getting started, there comes a time when you need a trip to assist you in your research. There are many options available to genealogists: some within the genealogy community and others in the greater travel industry that can be adapted for research trips. ISBN 9781921956362     More Information
Softcover...15.50 (C$)



BOOK - Pinning Your Family History
By Thomas MacEntee
Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2014
It seems that pinning sites are all the rage and are becoming more popular. Sites like Pinterest and others can let you share your family history finds with family, friends and the public. But be warned! Pinning can become an addictive way to surf the web! Besides Pinterest, sites like Google Maps, What Was There, History Pin, and uencounter.me allow you to share your family photos and content easily. And you never know who will find that content and how you might connect with other genealogists. Pinning in the new "cousin bait!" ISBN 9781921956379     More Information
Softcover...14.00 (C$)


BOOK - Guide to Wolfram|Alpha for Genealogy and Family History Research
By Thomas MacEntee
Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2014
Most genealogists and family historians these days are familiar with a variety of search engines used to locate information on the internet. The process is pretty straight forward: you enter your search terms, and you get back a list of links to relevant websites. But what if there were a search engine that allowed queries in the form of a question and, in fact, preferred that format? You could classify the resulting search engine as more of an answer engine that anything else. And what if you could take the concept one step further and have this answer engine calculate information based on set input parameters? Well such a search engine does exist: Wolfram|Alpha. What sets this computational engine apart from other search engines is the ability to pull data from websites outside of Wolfram|Alpha) that are selected for their data reliability and sources. ISBN 9781921956393     More Information
Softcover...17.00 (C$)

BOOK - Solving Riddles in 19th Century Photo Albums
By Graham Jaunay
Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2011
Many people mistakenly think that the photography process has been around for a very long time. This is of course untrue and indeed the pictures in your heirloom photo album are unlikely to predate the 1860s. Photographs came in many forms in the nineteenth century and this book assists the reader to identify each type, as this is an essential dating indicator. The booklet then addresses in great detail the other characteristics of photographs with examples to assist the reader in dating the item - the mount itself, the material printed on the back of the photograph, the composition of the photograph including the pose of people depicted and the clothes being worn by the people depicted. This booklet also addresses the issues related to preserving your photographs for the enjoyment of future generations. ISBN 9780980874662     More Information
Softcover...19.00 (C$)

BOOK - Writing and Publishing Your Family History
By Lesle Berry
Originally published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2010
This edition published by Global Genealogy, Milton, 2014

Family historians spend much time and effort researching their family lines and gathering stories, photographs and documents -- but then run into a brick wall when it comes to knowing how to put their findings into an interesting and readable family history book. It is said that everyone has one good book in them and many family historians are trying to find theirs. This guide will assist you achieve that goal. From design and publication elements to writing tips. A self-help guide to achieve your dream of writing your book. ISBN 978-1-77240-008-3     More Information
Softcover...17.50 (C$)

BOOK - How to Write Your Family History: A Guide to Creating, Planning, Editing and Publishing Family Stories
By Noeline Kyle
Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2015
Printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc., Milton, 2015

At some time as you tread the seductive, wonderful pathway of completing more and more research, you might just want to lift your head from this pile of collected data and think about how, where and in what way your will write and publish the family history. Noeline outlines strategies to get you to the desk and writing. The book will show you how to identify and choose a format for writing family stories, to understand and apply strategies to plan and create your characters, to construct chapters and apply the basics of writing/rewriting, editing, planning and publishing to produce and professional, valuable and very readable family history. ISBN 9781921956300     More Information
Softcover...14.50 (C$)

BOOK - Citing Historical Sources: A Manual for Family Historians
By Noeline Kyle
Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2013
Noeline Kyle aims to answer the question "how do I reference the diverse range of source material encountered by the family historian?" The question has become even more complex in recent years with the increasing use of the internet and the plethora of new online sources now added to the mix. The construction of the text for a family history does require that you acknowledge your sources, adhere to copyright legislation and take note of ethical issues in your publication. This book uses a straighforward and practical format to take you through the rules and conventions of referencing and acknowledgement of the resources used in your research to provide an easy and sensible entry into this important historical task. ISBN 9781921956133     More Information
Softcover...15.00 (C$)

BOOK - Social Media for Family Historians - Second Edition
By Noeline Kyle
Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2012
Printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc., Milton, 2015

You will learn what social media is; why you would want to use it; what the risks are, and how to avoid them. Easy-to-follow guides on how to get started with Facebook and blogging - two of the most useful forms of social media - can help you take the plunge. The internet allows us to interact in ways we have never had before. We can find friends and relatives; stay in touch with them; share news, family trees, stories, photos, and videos; find useful information for our research; and be an active part of as many communities as we care to join. The websites that enable all of this are called 'social media'. This book introduces readers to websites that can help family historians to communicate, share and collaborate with other family historians and with their own families. It covers new ways to communicate such as Skype and Second Life; social networking sites such as Facebook,blogs and microblogs such as Twitter; sites for sharing photos and videos such as Flickr and YouTube; and community information sites such as wikis and social bookmarking. If you are a family historian, or if you have a family, this book is for you! ISBN 9781921956065     More Information
Softcover...25.50 (C$)

BOOK - Using Maps in Family History Research, Revised and Updated
By Fawne Stratford-Devai
Published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2005
his book provides insights into the use of maps for genealogical and historical research. The visual representation of the land and communities on a map can offer evidence in its own right. It is the task of the researcher to carefully evaluate every piece of the puzzle in order to identify and understand individuals, families, migration routes, and even settlement patterns. Examples used include Canada, USA, UK, world. Every family historian can benefit from this valuable booklet.
ISBN 1-894378-85-1     More information
Coil-bound......CDN$   $14.95



BOOK - The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy    
By Blaine T. Bettinger
See what genetic testing for ancestry can do for you. This book discusses how to use DNA testing in genealogy - from selecting the best test to interpreting your DNA test results and branching out your genealogical family tree. Discover the answers to your family history mysteries using the most-cutting edge tool available. This plain-English guide is a one-stop resource for how to use DNA testing for genealogy. Inside, you'll find guidance on what DNA tests are available, plus the methodologies and pros and cons of the three major testing companies and advice on choosing the right test to answer your specific genealogy questions. And once you've taken a DNA test, this guide will demystify the often-overwhelming subject and explain how to interpret DNA test results, including how to understand ethnicity estimates and haplogroup designations, navigate suggested cousin matches, and use third-party tools like GEDmatch to further analyze your data. Whether you've just heard of DNA testing or you've tested at all three major companies, this guide will give you the tools you need to unpuzzle your DNA and discover what it can tell you about your family tree.     More Information
Softcover...39.95 (C$)

BOOK - Genetic Genealogy in Practice
By Blaine T. Bettinger & Debbie Parker Wayne
Published by National Genealogical Society< Arlington VA, 2016
Genetic Genealogy in Practice is directed to genealogists of all levels, from beginner to intermediate to advanced. For the very first time, GGP offers hands-on exercises in areas of Y-DNA, mtDNA, X-DNA, atDNA, the Genealogical Proof Standard, ethics, and more. Genealogists can test their understanding and expertise in each of these subject areas via 75+ hands-on exercises, and will receive immediate feedback from an answer key that provides detailed explanations for every exercise. With GGP, genealogists will finally be able gauge their understanding of DNA and how it can be applied to genealogical research. Through the exercises provided in GGP, genealogists will not only identify weak spots in their genetic genealogy education and experience, but will be able to strengthen those weak spots with hands-on experience. ISBN 978-1-935815-22-8     More Information
Softcover...39.95 (C$)

QUICKSHEET - Citing Online Historical Resources Evidence! Style. First Revised Edition
By Elizabeth Shown Mills
First Revised Edition with updated sample citations and style changes. Elizabeth Mills's QuickSheet provides a template for citing historical sources on the Internet. It also lays down rules to help you judge the reliability of these sources. Published in the form of a laminated folder, the QuickSheet contains a series of sample citations showing the correct way to identify online sources such as databases, census images, and digital books and articles. Based on the premise that online sources are publications that have the same characteristics as printed publications, it provides rules and models for common record types such as passenger lists, vital records, and newspapers. Since a website is the online equivalent of a book, the QuickSheet shows you how to cite author/creator/owner of a website, title of the website, place (URL), date posted, and so forth. Convenient for desktop use at home or in the library, the QuickSheet answers all those niggling questions left unanswered by the standard citation guides; it is also a perfect companion to the classic Mills's 885-page definitive guide to the citation and analysis of historical sources, Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace
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BOOK - Genealogical Standards of Evidence, A Guide for Family Historians
By Brenda Dougall Merriman
Genealogy and family history revolve around issues of identification. Genealogical evidence is the information — analyzed and evaluated — that allows us to identify an individual, and event in his or her life or the relationship between individuals. In describing how we establish or argue points of identification through the use of various sources and information, we often hear or use such words as “evidence” or “proof” or “documentation.” This book will tell you about how the genealogical community developed standards of evidence and documentation, what those standards are and how you can apply them to your own work.
ISBN 978-1-55488-451-3(softcover)     More information

Softcover......CDN$   $19.99



BOOK - Writing Your Family History, A Guide for Family Historians
By Gill Blanchard
Published by Pen and Sword Books, Barnsley, UK, Sept 29 2014
Gill Blanchard's practical step-by-step guide to writing a family history is designed for anyone who wants to bring their ancestors' stories to life. She looks at ways of overcoming the particular problems family historians face when writing a family history -- how to deal with gaps in knowledge, how to describe generations of people who did the same jobs or lived in the same area, how to cover the numerous births, marriages and deaths that occur, and when to stop researching and start writing. Her book provides examples to help readers find their own writing style, deal with family stories, missing pieces of information and anomalies. It also offers advice on key aspects of composition, such as adding local and social history context and using secondary material. The focus throughout is on how to develop a story from beginning to end. Exercises are a key feature of the text. There is guidance on the various formats a family history can take and how to choose the appropriate one, with examples of format and layout. Production and publishing are also covered -- books, booklets, newsletters, websites, blogs and ebooks. ISBN 978--1-78159-372-1    More information
Softcover...29.95 (C$)

BOOK - Searching for Family History Photos: How to Get ‘em Now!
By Maureen Taylor
Published by Published by Picture Perfect Press, Charleston, Nov 2014
Maureen Taylor, “the Photo Detective” and author of Preserving Your Family Photographs and Photo Organizing Practices: Daguerreotypes to Digital , guides you, step by step, through the many photo search options. Think of it as having your own internet photo searching strategy resource. She shares tips learned as a professional photo researcher, and directs you to the best photo archive websites and more. You may be a family archivist, or an author seeking illustrations, or you may simply want to expand your knowledge of your ancestor’s past. Searching for Family History Photos: How to Get ‘em Now! will guide you through the web’s rich repositories of family photographs and expand your collection for generations to come. ISBN 978-0984845-08-8    More information
Softcover...14.95 (C$)

BOOK - Fashionable Folks: Bonnets and Hats 1840-1900
By Maureen A. Taylor
Published by Picture Perfect Press, USA, 2011
Maureen A. Taylor, expert in historical photography, and author of authoritive books on identifying dates, people and places in old photographs, has turned her attention to headwear in Fashionable Folks: Bonnets and Hats 1840-1900. Throughout history, hats have been a prevalent part of life. Sometimes they served a very practical function and sometimes had only a fashionable purpose. Between 1840 and 1900 hats were worn by nearly everyone on a daily basis. Examining the hats, bonnets, and other toppers in pictures of one’s ancestors can surprising information about the individual. Taylor helps unlock these fashionable mysteries through the information provided in this guide.
ISBN 978-0-984-84500-2     More information
Softcover...... 19.95 (C$)



BOOK - The Surnames Handbook, A Guide to Family Name Research in the 21st Century
By Debbie Kennett
Foreword by Derek Palgrave, the President of the Guild of One-Name Studies
Published by The History Press, Port Stroud [UK], 2012
This book is intended to be a practical guide to all the different aspects of surname research, but Debbie has also provided some background on surnames in general, drawing on the research from all the many different disciplines that are now involved in surname research, emphasising in particular the contribution that can be made by family historians. The book includes links to hundreds of relevant websites, an extensive bibliography, and numerous detailed appendices with information on all the essential resources for a surname study both online and offline. Every surname has its own story to tell, and a surname study is a natural complement to family history research. The study of surnames has been revolutionised in the last decade with the increasing availability of online resources, and it is now easier than ever before to explore the history, evolution, distribution and meaning of your family name. The Surnames Handbook provides a comprehensive guide to researching your surname using genealogical methods in conjunction with the latest advances in DNA testing and surname mapping. The book explores the key resources that are used to study a surname and is packed with links to relevant websites giving you everything you need to research your surname in one compact volume. . ISBN 9781459703391     More information
Softcover...... 29.95 (C$)

RESEARCHERS' AID:    Organize it - Systematic, Safe, Accessible. Organization Tips for Genealogists
By Jane L. Down
Published by Jane L. Down, Ottawa, 2012
It can be more challenging to organize and safely store paper records, photographs, digital records and artifacts than it is to obtain them in the first place. Jane Down shares valuable tips on document and keepsake organization and preservation in this handy 4 page laminated quick reference guide for genealogists. A complete list of included topics can be found in More information

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BOOK - Tracing Your Ancestors Through Family Photographs: A Complete Guide for Family & Local Historians
By Jayne Shrimpton
Published by Pen & Sword, Barnsley UK, 2014
Jayne Shrimpton's complete guide to dating, analysing and understanding family photographs is essential reading and reference for anyone undertaking genealogical and local history research. Using over 150 old photographs as examples, she shows how such images can give a direct insight into the past and into the lives of the individuals who are portrayed in them. Almost every family and local historian works with photographs, but often the fascinating historical and personal information that can be gained from them is not fully understood. They are one of the most vivid and memorable ways into the past. This concise but comprehensive guide describes the various types of photograph and explains how they can be dated. It analyses what the clothes and style of dress can tell us about the people in the photographs, their circumstances and background. Sections look at photographs of special occasions - baptisms, weddings, funerals - and at photographs taken in wartime, on holiday and at work. There is advice on how to identify the individuals shown and how to find more family photographs through personal connections, archives and the internet - and how to preserve them for future generations. Jayne Shrimpton's handbook is an authoritative, accessible guide to old photographs that no family or local historian can be without.
ISBN 9781781592809     More information
Softcover...... 29.95 (C$)

CONSERVATION AID - Preserving Family Archives
By Kyla Ubbink
Published by Kyla Ubbink, Ottawa, 2014
Professional archival conservator Kyla Ubink has created this handy and durable reference sheet for those seeking to preserve and store their family archives materials. She shares much accurate and valuable information in just 4 pages! From identifying what causes damage and deterioration to how to combat it, Ms. Ubbink discusses safe storage methods for a wide variety of materials including documents, photos, textiles, physical objects and more. Also covered is how to respond to and overcome mould and pest infestations as well as other disasters. Because this resource will be referred to often, it is laminated for long life under frequent handling.
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Laminated...9.95 (C$)

RESEARCHERS' AID:    Organize it - Systematic, Safe, Accessible. Organization Tips for Genealogists
By Jane L. Down
Published by Jane L. Down, Ottawa, 2012
It can be more challenging to organize and safely store paper records, photographs, digital records and artifacts than it is to obtain them in the first place. Jane Down shares valuable tips on document and keepsake organization and preservation in this handy 4 page laminated quick reference guide for genealogists. A complete list of included topics can be found in 'More information'
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BOOK - Photo Organizing Practices: Daguerreotypes to Digital
By Maureen Taylor
Published by Published by Picture Perfect Press, Charleston, 2014
Do you have a pile of old family photographs collecting dust that you don’t know what to do with? Do you want to preserve the pictures in an organized manner, but you don’t know how? Maureen Taylor, “The Photo Detective” and author of Fashionable Folks: Bonnets and Hats 1840-1900 and Hairstyles 1840-1900 explains the process of organizing and storing your photos to preserve them for generations to come. Photo Organizing Practices: Daguerreotypes to Digital will supply you with the tools you need to put your precious family photo collection in order. Creating an organizational system for your family treasures is easier than you think. This book will show you how. ISBN 978-0984845-09-5    More information
Softcover...19.95 (C$)



BOOK - Preserving Your Family Photographs
By Maureen A. Taylor
Published by Picture Perfect Press, USA, 2010
Organize and display your precious family photographs so that friends and loved ones can enjoy them for years to come! Maureen A. Taylor provides all the information you need to care for your family photograph collection. She outlines in straightforward steps how to add value to your home collection by using the methods that conservators and photo curators use every day. Each chapter ends by providing answers to a series of frequently asked questions. You’ll also find special appendices for sources of family photographs, along with important addresses for conservators, magazines, suppliers, societies, organizations, restoration services, archival storage facilities, Web sites and more. Don’t put off doing today what may be too late to do tomorrow. Preserve your family photographs now—and capture memories that will last a lifetime.
ISBN 1-55870-579-1     More information
Soft cover...... 29.95 (C$)

BOOK - Tracing Your Ancestors Through Family Photographs: A Complete Guide for Family & Local Historians
By Jayne Shrimpton
Published by Pen & Sword, Barnsley UK, 2014
Jayne Shrimpton's complete guide to dating, analysing and understanding family photographs is essential reading and reference for anyone undertaking genealogical and local history research. Using over 150 old photographs as examples, she shows how such images can give a direct insight into the past and into the lives of the individuals who are portrayed in them. Almost every family and local historian works with photographs, but often the fascinating historical and personal information that can be gained from them is not fully understood. They are one of the most vivid and memorable ways into the past. This concise but comprehensive guide describes the various types of photograph and explains how they can be dated. It analyses what the clothes and style of dress can tell us about the people in the photographs, their circumstances and background. Sections look at photographs of special occasions - baptisms, weddings, funerals - and at photographs taken in wartime, on holiday and at work. There is advice on how to identify the individuals shown and how to find more family photographs through personal connections, archives and the internet - and how to preserve them for future generations. Jayne Shrimpton's handbook is an authoritative, accessible guide to old photographs that no family or local historian can be without.
ISBN 9781781592809     More information
Soft cover...... 29.95 (C$)
BOOK - How to Write Your Family History: A Guide to Creating, Planning, Editing and Publishing Family Stories
By Noeline Kyle
Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2015
Printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc., Milton, 2015

At some time as you tread the seductive, wonderful pathway of completing more and more research, you might just want to lift your head from this pile of collected data and think about how, where and in what way your will write and publish the family history. Noeline outlines strategies to get you to the desk and writing. The book will show you how to identify and choose a format for writing family stories, to understand and apply strategies to plan and create your characters, to construct chapters and apply the basics of writing/rewriting, editing, planning and publishing to produce and professional, valuable and very readable family history. ISBN 9781921956300     More Information
Softcover...14.50 (C$)

BOOK - Citing Historical Sources: A Manual for Family Historians
By Noeline Kyle
Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2013
Noeline Kyle aims to answer the question "how do I reference the diverse range of source material encountered by the family historian?" The question has become even more complex in recent years with the increasing use of the internet and the plethora of new online sources now added to the mix. The construction of the text for a family history does require that you acknowledge your sources, adhere to copyright legislation and take note of ethical issues in your publication. This book uses a straighforward and practical format to take you through the rules and conventions of referencing and acknowledgement of the resources used in your research to provide an easy and sensible entry into this important historical task. ISBN 9781921956133     More Information
Softcover...15.00 (C$)

BOOK - Writing and Publishing Your Family History
By Lesle Berry
Originally published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2010
This edition published by Global Genealogy, Milton, 2014

Family historians spend much time and effort researching their family lines and gathering stories, photographs and documents -- but then run into a brick wall when it comes to knowing how to put their findings into an interesting and readable family history book. It is said that everyone has one good book in them and many family historians are trying to find theirs. This guide will assist you achieve that goal. From design and publication elements to writing tips. A self-help guide to achieve your dream of writing your book. ISBN 978-1-77240-008-3     More Information
Softcover...17.50 (C$)

BOOK - Writing Your Legacy: The Step-by-Step Guide to Crafting Your Life Story
By Richard Campbell M.Ed. & Cheryl Svensson Ph.D
Published by Writer's Digest Books,2015
Craft a meaningful life story! A written legacy of your life -- one that encompasses experiences, lessons learned, failures and triumphs--is a gift your family and friends will cherish for years to come. Writing Your Legacy is a step-by-step guide to chronicling a life story that reflects your true self. Through a series of 35 guided themes, as well as supplementary exercises, you'll explore milestones, relationships, career paths, and major choices, and leave an eloquent record of your life for future generations. You'll also learn how to: Become the hero of your story; Employ vibrant sensory details; Discover your unique voice; Dig up memories from your childhood and teen years; Overcome writer's block, address common fears, and stay motivated; Prepare your story for publication. Writing your life story can grant you insight and clarity, help you heal past wounds, and serve as a treasured account you'll be proud to share. Your story deserves to be told. Capture the spirit of your life with Writing Your Legacy. ISBN 978-1599638775     More Information
Softcover...24.95 (C$)

BOOK - Writing Your Family History, A Guide for Family Historians
By Gill Blanchard
Published by Pen and Sword Books, Barnsley, UK, Sept 29 2014
Gill Blanchard's practical step-by-step guide to writing a family history is designed for anyone who wants to bring their ancestors' stories to life. She looks at ways of overcoming the particular problems family historians face when writing a family history -- how to deal with gaps in knowledge, how to describe generations of people who did the same jobs or lived in the same area, how to cover the numerous births, marriages and deaths that occur, and when to stop researching and start writing. Her book provides examples to help readers find their own writing style, deal with family stories, missing pieces of information and anomalies. It also offers advice on key aspects of composition, such as adding local and social history context and using secondary material. The focus throughout is on how to develop a story from beginning to end. Exercises are a key feature of the text. There is guidance on the various formats a family history can take and how to choose the appropriate one, with examples of format and layout. Production and publishing are also covered -- books, booklets, newsletters, websites, blogs and ebooks. ISBN 978--1-78159-372-1    More information
Softcover...29.95 (C$)

BOOK - Publish Your Family History, Preserving Your Heritage in a Book
By Susan Yates and Greg Ioannou
Published by OGS/Dundurn, Toronto, 2010
Many people want to write a family history, but few ever take on the job of publishing one. If you've done the research, and you want to make a book from it, then Publish Your Family History is for you. It will tell you all the fundamentals of book production, together with the important details that distinguish a home-published book from a homemade one. Even if time is at a premium, you're not comfortable with computer technology, or the budget is tight, you'll learn how to publish a professional-looking family history of your own!
ISBN 9781554887279    More information
Softcover...19.99 (C$)



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