A Guide to Mormon Family History Sources
Published by Ancestry Publishing, Provo, Utah
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Early American Handwriting
history research can sometimes be a frustrating endeavor,
especially when you’ve found a document that may contain
important information but – even though it is written
in English – is about as easy to read and understand
as Egyptian hieroglyphs!
To ease your frustration and help you decipher those
documents, "Reading American Handwriting"
demystifying early American handwriting with a
presentation style that is enjoyable as well as informative.
Topics covered include:
- The history of quill pens, inks, and paper
- A detailed explanation of each letter of the alphabet
- Sample historic documents and how to decipher
them, including the date
- How to find historic documents on the Internet
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A Guide to Family History and Historical Sources
Published Provo, Utah, 2005.
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Kirtland, Ohio served as headquarters for The Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the early
nineteenth century and has a rich history belying
the town's small size. In this book, Kip Sperry has
compiled a wealth of resources - historical background,
a chronology of important events, and helpful sources
of information that include computer databases and
Internet sites; periodicals, newsletters, and newspapers;
and addresses of repositories. The book features maps
of Kirtland and photos of the Kirtland Temple.
Genealogical Research in Ohio
Ohio has an abundance of sources available for genealogical
research--statewide indexes and personal name finding
aids, biographies, local histories, vital and church
records, probate and court records, census and military
records, land records, newspapers, naturalization
records, gravestones, genealogical collections, and
many others. In addition, numerous Ohio records have
been published by genealogical and historical organizations,
and many records and indexes are available on microfilm,
microfiche, compact disc, and increasingly, the Internet.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms: A Guide for Family Historians, revised 2nd edition
Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2003
This reference guide lists hundreds of abbreviations and acronyms useful to genealogists, historians, and reference librarians.
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