Books by Melody Amsel-Arieli:
–Between Galicia and Hungary: The Jews of Stropkov, Avotaynu, 2002. A yizkor (Holocaust memorial) book, written in English/Hebrew mirror images, that presents a history of the Jews of Stropkov, a village in the Slovak Republic, from their first presence about 1640 to 1945. Particular emphasis is on life just before and during the Holocaust. Although this book does not feature a necrology--a list of those who perished-- it includes a 64 page list of more than 2000 Jews of Stropkov (and neighboring communities), identifying the 162 survivors in bold face. A middle section features more than 100 pictures of the Jews of Stropkov, including ones taken during the 1942 deportations by a Christian photographer.
–Jewish Lives: Britain 1750-1950,Pen & Sword, 2013. Presents the life-stories of ten individual Jews who immigrated to Britain between 1750 and 1950, based on actual genealogical research. Their life-stories, enriched by a variety of sources, reflect the experiences of all Jewish immigrants as they settled in their adopted lands. In addition to exploring their work, pastimes, families, daily chores, food and celebrations, Jewish Lives, through social, economic and historical records, explores these immigrants' backgrounds, places of origin, motives for immigration, arrivals in the UK and experiences as they adjusted to their new surroundings.
Reach Melody at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Books by Michael Hait:
–The Family History Research Toolkit (CD-ROM). This CD contains 20+ forms for use in genealogical research in PDF format, that can be completed and saved online using the free Adobe Reader program. Forms contain the standards (Pedigree Chart, Family Group Record, etc.) as well as several designed by the author (Household Tracker, Census Neighbors, Metes & Bounds). All forms contain space for full source citation in the style recommended by Mills's EVIDENCE!
Books by Alice L. Luckhardt:
–Legends - Family Stories and Myths, A collection of family tales and the methods of genealogical research which were used to uncover the actual truth in each of the 30 cases.
–The Invincible Alice, The truth and details in this woman's extraordinary life and that of her family. Several family secrets are revealed and the actual events described.
–O. B. Padgett - A Florida Son, The revealing tale behind the young man who went from the youngest Chief of Police in Florida in the 1920s to a convicted murderer to earning a full and complete pardon.
Books by Brenda Dougall Merriman, CG:
–United Empire Loyalists: A Guide to Researching Loyalist Ancestors in Upper Canada, Winner of the 2008 NGS Award for Excellence: Genealogical Methods and Sources, this book published by Global Heritage Press is a long-needed guide to the records and context for researching Loyalist ancestors in the province that became Ontario. It not only assists the beginner, but also those who encounter stumbling blocks as they assemble applications to the United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada. Merriman explains what a Loyalist is, then goes on to discuss the background and the contemporary sources it produced. A chapter of case studies provides examples of methodology and problem-solving. This is an essential guide for everyone researching Loyalist heritage.
–Genealogy in Ontario: Searching the Records, 4th ed., This valuable volume from the Ontario Genealogical Society has been rewritten for the twenty-first century, with new references and websites. The beginners' section has been revised and expanded for research basics and Internet use. Merriman gives details of source material in archives and libraries, in municipal and federal collections, in religious institutions and military fonds. She explains where to find the records, the context for their creation and how to use the finding aids. Also included are discussions of the diversity of land records, court documentation, educational sources, native and ethnic interests, occupations and immigration through the years, among other subjects. Reviewers agree that Genealogy in Ontario is required reading for family historians studying Upper Canada, Canada West and Ontario.
–About Genealogical Standards of Evidence, 3rd ed., Genealogical evidence, drawn from sources and the information therein, helps us to identify an individual or the relationship between individuals. In describing how we establish or argue points of identification through the use of various sources, we often use such words as "evidence," "proof" or "documentation." This book, also from the Ontario Genealogical Society, summarizes how the genealogical community developed its standards and the Genealogical Proof Standard in particular. Learn how to apply these to your own work. Included are suggestions for skills improvement, educational opportunities and turning research notes into writing.
Books by Sunny McClellan Morton:
–My Life & Times: A Guided Journal for Collecting Your Stories, published by Family Tree Books. This guided journal helps you capture your own life story or that of a loved one. Introductory text is packed with advice and exercises to help reconstruct long-dormant memories. Gorgeously-designed fill-in pages have thought-provoking prompts to capture key moments and favorite memories from childhood to adulthood. Interactive pages let family and friends add their stories to your own. The unique binder format and a bonus CD with printable extra pages let you customize the book (add, remove, or rearrange pages) to fit your unique life experiences.
Reach Sunny at email@example.com and www.MemoirMentor.com.
Books by Kimberly Ormsby Nagy, MD:
–Associated Daughters of Early American Witches Roll of Ancestors, published by Family Heritage Publishing in 2012. This book contains information on over 300 people who were accused, tried or convicted of witchcraft in 17th century American colonies. Three generations of genealogical information is included for many of these ancestors.
Reach Kimberly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Books by Dawn Thurston, MA:
–Breathe Life into Your Life Story: How to Write a Story People Will WANT to Read, published by Signature Books in 2007, is an indispensable resource for family history writers of all levels. Too many family histories read like pedigree charts arranged into sentences. Breathe Life shows how to craft an engaging narrative, one that illuminates the lives of the people in the story and hooks readers' attention. This book explores literary techniques used by acclaimed memoir writers like Maya Angelou, Frank, McCourt, Russell Baker, and others, to create their best-sellers-techniques like "showing" rather than just "telling"; creating interesting, believable characters and settings; writing at the gut level; alternating scene and narrative; beginning with a bang; generating tension; telling the truth, and more. Dozens of "Learn by Doing" exercises help readers practice and acquire the skills necessary to breathe life into their own stories.
Reach Dawn at email@example.com and www.MemoirMentor.com.
Books by Tammy Tipler-Priolo, BASc, PLCGS:
–The Ancestor Whisperer, Stories that will enlighten, inspire and encourage you to gather together your family’s history-with various useful charts and some old family recipes as well.
–The Ancestor Whisperer Attic Treasures, Stories that will enlighten, inspire and encourage you to be your family’s history keeper-you will find various useful charts too.
Reach Tammy at firstname.lastname@example.org.