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to Journey to the Past, I'm Brenda (Glover) Leyndyke and I believe researching your family history is a fascinating journey.

Library

My Genealogy Library

Europe and Canada
Ancestral Trails by Mark D. Herber
Bernese Anabaptists by Delbert Gratz
British Origins of American Colonist 1629-1775 by William Dollarhide
Complete Book of Emigrants 1607-1660 by Peter Wilson Coldham
Family Tree German Genealogy Guide by James Beidler
Family Tree Guidebook to Europe by Allison Dolan
Family Tree Historical Maps: Europe by Allison Dolan
Family Tree Polish, Czech and Slovak Genealogy Guide by Lisa A. Alzo
Finding Italian Roots by John P. Colletta
French Canadian Roots by Lawrence Compagna
Genealogist’s Guide to Discovering Your English Ancestors by Milner and Jonas
Genealogist’s Guide to Discovering Your Germanic Ancestors by Anderson and Thode
Genealogist’s Guide to Discovering Your Irish Ancestors by Radford and Betitt
Genealogist’s Guide to Discovering Your Scottish Ancestors by Jonas and Milner
German Census Records, 1816-1916 by Roger P. Minert
German English Genealogical Dictionary by Ernest Thode
German Genealogy Research Online by Leland K. Meitzler
German Maps and Facts for Genealogy by Wendy K. Uncapher and Linda M. Herrick
German Phrase Book and Dictionary for Travelers by Charles A Hughes
German Research Companion by Shirley J. Reimer, Roger P. Minert, Jennifer A. Anderson
Handy Guide to Swiss Genealogical Records by Jared H. Suess
Heimat An Netze Brahe Weichsel by Eine Bilderschau von Arnold Glander und Alfred Schalau Mit  einem Beleitwort von Willi Finger
Hippocrene’s Dutch-English Dictionary
In Search of Your German Roots by Angus Baxter
LaRousse’s German Dictionary
Legacy Quick Guide: German Genealogy (PDF) by James Beidler
Map Guide to German Parish Registers:  Kingdom of Purssia-Province of Posen I- Regierungsbezirk Bromberg
Mennonites in Transition from Switzerland to America by Andrea Boldt, Werner Enninger and Delbert L. Gratz
Our Daily Bread: German Village Life, 1500-1850 by Teva J. Scheer
People of Fife, 1600-1799 by Davide Dobson
Phillimore Atlas and Index of Parish Registers by Cecil R. Humphery-Smith
Saxons, Vikings and Celts: The Genetic Roots of Britain and Ireland by Bryan Sykes
Scots in Michigan by Alan T Forester
Scottish Customs by Sheila Livingstone
Scottish Genealogy by Bruce Durie
Scottish Tartans by Johnston and Bacon
They Came in Ships by John P. Colletta
Tips and Tricks of Deciphering German Handwriting by Katherine Schober
Trace Your German Roots Online by James Beidler
Tracing Scottish Local History –Scottish Record Office by Cecil Sinclair
Tracing Your Ancestors from 1066 to 1837 by Jonathan Oakes
Tracing Your English and Scottish Ancestors-Moreshead Magazine
Tracing Your Germanic Ancestors by Leland K. Meitzler
Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors by Christine Woodruff Moreshead Magazine
Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors by Ian Maxwell
Tracing Your Scottish Ancestry by Kathleen B. Cory
Tracing Your Textile Ancestors by Vivien Teasdale


Genealogies and Family History
1737 Immigrant Jacob Mast by Eli Lloyd Mast
Amish and Amish Mennonite Genealogies by Hugh Gingerich
Glover Memorials and Genealogies by Anna Glover
Hochstetler Story by Ervin R. Stutzman
Mayflower Families through Five Generations, Volume Four: Edward Fuller
Mayflower Families through Five Generations, Volume Six:  Stephen Hopkins
Peter Leibundgutt Journal by Lois Ann Mast

General Research Help
A to Zax Comprehensive Dictionary for Genealogists and Historians by Barbara Jean Evans
BCG Genealogical Standards Manual
Concise Genealogical Dictionary by Maurine and Glen Harris
Courthouse Indexes Illustrated by Christine Rose
Courthouse Research for the Family Historian by Christine Rose
Dating Old Photographs 1840-1929 by Family Chronicle
Digging Deeper: Using Essential Pre-1850 Records by Karen Clifford
Elements of Genealogical Analysis by Robert Charles Anderson
Evidence! Citation and Analysis for the Family Historian by Elizabeth Shown Mills
Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy by Blaine T. Bettinger
Family Tree Historical Newspapers Guide by James M. Beidler
Family Tree Problem Solver-Proven Methods for Scaling the Inevitable Brick Wall by Marsha Hoffman Rising
Family Tree Problem Solver-Tried and True Tactics for Tracing Elusive Ancestors-by Marsha Hoffman Rising
From the Family Kitchen by Gena Philibert Ortega
Genealogical Proof Standard-Building a Solid Case by Christine Rose
Genealogy and the Law by Kay Haviland Freilich and William B. Freilich
Genetic Genealogy in Practice by Blaine T. Bettinger and Debbie Parker Wayne
History for Genealogists: Understanding Chronological Time Lines to Find and Understand Your Ancestors by     Judy Jacobson
Land and Property Research in the United States by E. Wade Hone
Mastering Genealogical Proof by Thomas W. Jones
More Dating Old Photographs 1840-1929 by Family Chronicle
More What Did They Mean by That? by Paul Drake
Organizing Your Family History by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack
Pitfalls in Genealogical Research by Milton Rubincam
Planning a Future for Your Family’s Past by Marian Burk Wood
Professional Genealogy by Elizabeth Shown Mills, Editor
Quick Guide:  The Historical Biographer’s Guide to Cluster Research (the FAN Principle) by E. Shown Mills
Red Book edited by Alice Eichholz
Resource Book for Genealogists edited by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack and Erin Nevius
Source edited by Loretto Dennis Szucs and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking
Tombstones of Your Ancestors by Louis S. Schafer
Trace Your Roots with DNA by Megan Smolenyak Smoleyak and Ann Turner
Tracing Your Ancestors DNA and Your Genealogy by Dr. Maurice Gleeson (Moreshead Magazine)
Understanding and Using Baptismal Records by John T. Humphrey
Unpuzzling Your Past by Emily Anne Croom
Unpuzzling Your Past Workbook by Emily Anne Croom


Images of America
Chicago’s Historic Pullman District
Erie Canal
Manistee (MI) County
Marquette (MI)

Miscellaneous
Getting the Most Out of Roots Magic 7 by Bruce Buzbee
Michigan POW Camps in World War II by Gregory D. Sumner
National Geographic Kids Guide to Genealogy by T.J. Resler
Oral History Workshop by Cynthia Hart with Lisa Samson
Social Networking for Genealogists by Drew Smith


United States Research
1692 Witch Hunt The Layman’s Guide to the Salem Witchcraft Trials by George Malcolm Yool
Abandoning America: Life Stories from Early New England by Susan Hardman Moore
Among the Enemy by Mark Hoffman (William Horton Kimall’s Civil War Journal)
Beyond These Gates-Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle Creek, Michigan by James Jackson
Ethan Allen and the Capture of Fort Ticonderoga by Richard B. Smith
Expanded Index to Caverly’s History of Pittsford, VT. by Peg Armitage
Expansion of New England by L.K. Mathews
Family Maps of Washtenaw County (MI) by Gregory A. Boyd
Family Tree Historical Maps by Allison Dolan
Finding Your Chicago Ancestors by Grace DuMelle
Gazetteer of the State of New Hampshire by Merrill Eliphalet
Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire by Noyes, Libby and Davis
Genealogical Dictionary of New England (4 Volumes) by James Savage
Genealogical Encyclopedia of the Colonial Americas by Christina K. Schaefer
Genealogical Resources in the New York Metropolitan Area by Estelle M. Guzik
Genealogical Resources of the Civil War Era by William Dollarhide
Genealogist’s Handbook for New England Research by Michael Leclerc
Genealogy Tool Kit: Getting Started on Your Family History at the National Archives (U.S.) by John P. Deeben
Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633 (Vol. I-III) by Robert Charles Anderson
Great Migration Directory by Robert Charles Anderson
Great Migration: Immigrants to New England 1634-1635 (Vol I-VII) by Robert Charles Anderson, George F. Sanborn Jr., Melinde Lutz Sanborn
Guide to Genealogical Research in the National Archives by
Guide to Massachusetts Cemeteries by David Allan Lambert
Guide to Massachusetts Pubic Records by Carroll D. Wright
Guide to the Michigan Genealogical and Historical Collection at the Library of Michigan & Archives of Michigan
Handwriting of American Records for a Period of 300 Years by E. Kay Kirkhan
History and Antiquities of Every Town in Massachusetts by John Warner Barber
History and Antiquities of Every Town in the State of New York by John W. Barber and Henry Howe
Index to the 1800 Census of Massachusetts by Elizabeth Petty Bentley
Legacy Quick Guide: Indiana Genealogy (PDF) by Jennifer Holik
Legacy Quick Guide: Michigan Genealogy (PDF) by Jennifer Holik
Legacy Quick Guide: Vermont Genealogy (PDF) by Catherine Becker Wiest Desmarais
Map Guide to American Migration Routes, 1735-1815 by William Dollarhide
Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Census, 1790-1920 by William Thorndale and William Dollarhide
Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Census: Michigan, 1810-1920 by William Thorndale and William Dollarhide
Map Guide to U.S. Federal Census: Connecticut/Massachusetts/Rhode Island 1790-1920
Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick
Mayflower Increasings by Susan E. Roser
Michigan Genealogy by Carol McGinnis
Michigan Historic Cemeteries Preservation Guide by Gregg King, Susan Kosky, Kathleen Glynn, and Gladys Saborio.
My Brave Mechanics the First Michigan Engineers and Their Civil War by Mark Hoffman
New England Annals History and Genealogy Volume I by Laird C. Towle
New England in the Life of the World by Howard A. Bridgman
New England Marriages Prior to 1700 by Clarence Almon Torrey
New Englander’s in the 1600’s (Expanded Edition) by Martin Hollick
New York Family History Research Guide and Gazetteer by New York Genealogical and Biographical Society
NGS Research in the States: Massachusetts by David Lambert
NGS Research in the States: Michigan by Shirley M. DeBoer
NGS Research in the States: Michigan Updated and Revised by Brenda Leyndyke
NGS Research in the States: Rhode Island by Diane MacLean Boumenot and Maureen Alice Taylor
Of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 by William Bradford
Old Roads of the Midwest by George Cantor
Original Lists of Person of Quality 1600-1700 by John Camden Hotten
Pennsylvania Genealogical Research by George K. Schweitzer
Pilgrim Migration: Immigrants to Plymouth Colony 1620-1633 by Robert Charles Anderson
Pioneering Michigan by Eric Freedman
Pioneers of Maine and New Hampshire by Charles Henry Pope
Pioneers of Massachusetts by Charles Henry Pope
Planters of the Commonwealth by Charles Edward Banks
Plymouth Colony: Its History and People 1620-1691 by Eugen Aubrey Stratton
Puritan Pedigrees by Robert Charles Anderson
Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy by Val D. Greenwood
Researching Your Colonial New England Ancestors by Patricia Law Hatcher
Rum Running and the Roaring Twenties: Prohibition on the Michigan-Ontario Waterway by Philip P. Mason
Saints and Strangers by George F. Willison
Salem Witch Hunt, A Brief History with Documents by Richard Godbeer
Surname Guide to Massachusetts Town Histories by Phyllis O. Longver and Pauline J. Oesterlin
Surnames Listed in the 1790 United States Census
Tracing Your Civil War Ancestors by David A. Norris (magazine)
Tracing Your Colonial American Ancestors by David A. Norris (magazine)
Tracing Your Revolutionary War Ancestors by David A. Norris (magazine)
Tracing Your War of 1812 Ancestors by David A. Norris (magazine)
Tracing Your WWI Ancestors by Moreshead Magazine
U.S. Migration Patterns by Wendy L. Elliot
Understanding Colonial Handwriting Harriet Stryker-Rodda
Women and Temperance by Ruth Bordin
Yankees in Michigan by Brian C. Wilson
Yesterdays of Grand Rapids by Charles E. Belknap


Updated 4 March 2019












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