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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.

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My Genealogy Library

 

Europe and Canada

Ancestral Trails by Mark D. Herber

Atlas Historyczny Polski

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

Discover Anabaptism in Switzerland by Markus Rediger/Erwin Rothlisberger

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

Family Tree Scottish Genealogy Guide by Amanda Epperson

Finding Italian Roots by John P. Colletta

Finding your Ancestors in Kerry by Kay Caball

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 Names, A Practical Guide by Kenneth L. Smith

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

Lands of the German Empire and Before by Wendy K. Uncapher

LaRousse’s German Dictionary

Legacy Quick Guide: German Genealogy (PDF) by James Beidler

Magic of German Church Records: Finding the Key to Your Ancestor’s Past by Katherine Schober

Map Guide to German Parish Registers:  Kingdom of Prussia-Province of Posen I- Regierungsbezirk Bromberg

Mennonites in Transition from Switzerland to America by Andrea Boldt, Werner Enninger and Delbert L. Gratz

Migration Records A Guide for Family Historians by Roger Kershaw

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 Ancestors in the National Archives (KEW) by Amanda Bevan

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

Understanding Meyers Orts by Fay S. Dearden

 

 

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 Explained Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace 3rd Edition by Elizabeth Shown Mills

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

Genealogist's Google Toolbox by Lisa Louise Cooke

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

Hidden Sources Family History in Unlikely Places by Laura Szucs Pfeiffer

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

Library of Congress: A guide to Genealogical and Historical Research by James C. Neagles

Mastering Genealogical Documentation by Thomas W. Jones

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

Printed Sources A Guide to Published Genealogical Records by Kory L. Meyerink

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

Lost Benzie County (MI)

Manistee (MI) County

Marquette (MI)

Remembering Michigan’s Civil War Soldiers

 

Miscellaneous

Copper Empire: A Novel About the Copper Country (MI) Lalbor Strike in 1913 by Donna Searight Simons

Downsizing with Family History in Mind by Devon Noel Lee and Andrew Lee

Getting the Most Out of Roots Magic 7 by Bruce Buzbee

Home in a Wilderness Fort Copper Harbor (MI) 1844 by Charlotte Otten (Fiction)

How German Ingenuity Inspired America: More Fun, More Beauty, More Freedom by Lynne Breen

I’ll See You Again, Lady Liberty by Ernst Floeter

Memos of Betsie Bay: A History of Frankfort (MI) by Charles Anderson

Michigan Civil War Landmarks by David Ingall and Karin Risko

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

Revolutionary Outlaws: Ethan Allen and the Struggle for Independence of the Early American Frontier by Michael A. Bellesiles

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

Blood on the Water: The Great Lakes During the Civil War by Frederick Stonehouse

Colonial America by Edward G. Gray

Connecticut Historical Collections by John Warner Barber

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 Early Connecticut Vital Records: The Barbour Index and Beyond by Linda MacLachlan

Finding Your Chicago Ancestors by Grace DuMelle

First Generations Women in Colonial America by Carol Berkin

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

Handy Vermont Genealogy Handbook by Gary L. Morris

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

How to Find Your Family History in U.S. Church Records: A Genealogy Guide by Sunny Jane Morton and Harold A. Henderson, CG

In the Shadow of Salem: The Andover Witch Hunt of 1692 by Richard Hite

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.

Michigan Soldier in the Civil War by Frederick D. Williams

Michigan’s Early Military Forces by LeRoy Barnett and Roger Rosentreter

My Brave Mechanics the First Michigan Engineers and Their Civil War by Mark Hoffman

Naked Quaker True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England by Diane Rappaport

New England Annals History and Genealogy Volume I by Laird C. Towle

New England Court Records by Diane Rapaport

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: Pennsylvania by Kay Haviland Freilich

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

Remembering Michigan’s Civil War Soldiers by David D. Finney Jr. and Judith Stermer McIntosh

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

Vermont An Illustrated History by John Duffy and Vincent Feeney

Women and Temperance by Ruth Bordin

Yankees in Michigan by Brian C. Wilson

Yesterdays of Grand Rapids by Charles E. Belknap

 

 

Updated  29 December 2020 Highlighted books are new since last update.



















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