Genealogy/History Books

Research/How To

  • Croom, Emily Anne. The Sleuth Book for Genealogists: Strategies for More Successful Family History Research
  • Fitzpatrick, Colleen. Forensic Genealogy.
  • Jackson, Buzzy. Shaking the Family Tree: Blue Bloods, Black Sheep and Other Obsessions of an Accidental Genealogist
  • Jacobson, Judy. History for Genealogists: Using Chronological Time Lines to Find and Understand Your Ancestors. 
  • Lynch, Daniel M. Google You Family Tree: Unlock the HIdden Power of Google.
  • Mills, Elizabeth Shown. Evidence Explained Citing: History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace. 
  • Schaefer, Christina Kassabian.  The Hidden Half of the Family: A Sourcebook for Women’s Genealogy.

Writing Family History & Narratives

  • Carmack, Sharon DeBartolo. You Can Write Your Family History
  • McFarland, Gerald. A Scattered People: An American Family Moves West

American History General

  • Fischer, David Hackett. Albion’s Seed: Four British Folkways in America. 

Revolutionary War

  • Buel, Richard and Joy Buel. The Way of Duty – A Woman and Her Family in Revolutionary America
  • McCullough, David. 1776
  • Raphael, Ray. A People’s History of the American Revolution: How Common People Shaped the Fight for Independence.

The Young Republic (1783-1815)

  • Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher.  A Midwife’s Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812.

Scots-Irish Research

  • Dunaway, Wayland F. The Scots-Irish of Colonial Pennsylvania.
  • Matthews, Linda H.  Middling Folk: Three Seas, Three Centuries, One Scots Irish Family

New England – Mayflower and Great Migration Research

  • Anderson, Virginia De John New England’s Generation: The Great Migration and the Formation of Society and Culture
  • Bunker, Nick Making Haste from Babylon: The Mayflower Pilgrims and Their World
  • Hollick, Martin E. New Englander in the 1600s A Guide to Genealogical Research Published Between 1980-2010
  • Hatcher, Patricia Law Researching Your Colonial New England Ancestors
  • Philbrick, Nathaniel Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community and War
  • Wentworth, Dorothy Settlement and Growth of Duxbury 1628-1870

One Response to Genealogy/History Books

  1. Notetaker says:

    Thank You for the Book List.

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