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These are the publications that have been released in the past three months.

  • A Genealogist’s Guide to Grand Rapids, Michigan- PDF

    $4.99

    “A Genealogist’s Guide to Grand Rapids, Michigan” is a great resource for genealogists who plan on researching in this geographic area. This guide offers information for genealogists regarding the top libraries, archives, and museums in Grand Rapids, as well as the surrounding areas. These repositories offer abundant treasures for the researcher of all levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced.

    “A Genealogist’s Guide to Grand Rapids, Michigan” was created by Katherine R. Willson who shares her familiarity with Grand Rapids, Michigan and the surrounding area to assist genealogists and family in making their trip an enjoyable one.

    Now available for just $4.99 as a full-color downloadable PDF.

  • Going In-Depth: November 2018 (PDF)

    $5.00

    Want to read Going In-Depth magazine, but don’t want to commit to a subscription?  Purchase the PDF for your own use!

    Here’s what is in this issue of the magazine:

    • FROM THE STACKS: “A World War I Quilt” By Melissa Barker, The Archive Lady 
    • UNEXCEPTIONAL ANCESTORS: “Walter Samuel Solomon” By Jenny Cowen
    • HEIMATBOTE: “Jumpstart your Search for a German Home Town; Part III: Researching in Databases Specific to a German State or Region”  By Ute Brandenburg
    • LADIES FIRST: “Women in Wartime: the Land Army” By Janet Few
    • MODUS OPERANDI: “Social Media: The Power of Community” By Cheri Hudson Passey 
    • “Benjamin Kent: A World War I Soldier’s Family History” By Shannon Combs-Bennett
    • GENEALOGY DOWNUNDER: “Australia and New Zealand in World War I” By Shauna Hicks
  • Going In-Depth: October 2018 (PDF)

    $5.00

    Want to read Going In-Depth magazine, but don’t want to commit to a subscription?  Purchase the PDF for your own use!

    Here’s what is in this issue of the magazine:

    • FROM THE STACKS: “October is American Archives Month!” By Melissa Barker, The Archive Lady
    • GENEALOGY, BY GEORGE! “Maximizing Your Library and Archive Research Visit” By George G. Morgan.
    • PHOTO BASICS: “Every Picture Tells A Story: Searching for Harry’s” By Maureen Taylor.
    • MODUS OPERANDI: “They Lived Where? How to Tackle a New to You Research Location” By Cheri Hudson Passey.
    • GENEALOGY DOWNUNDER: “Australia A-Z — Adoption” By Shauna Hicks.
    • “A Look at Cemeteries in California’s Eastern Sierra” By Gena Philibert-Ortega.
  • Going In-Depth: September 2018 (PDF)

    $5.00

    Want to read Going In-Depth magazine, but don’t want to commit to a subscription?  Purchase the PDF for your own use!

    Here’s what is in this issue of the magazine:

    • Ladies First: “At Your Service: Shop Workers” By Janet Few
    • Genealogy Downunder: “Finding Ancestors in Digitised Publications: New Zealand” By Shauna Hicks.
    • From The Stacks: “What Is An Archive?” By Melissa Barker, The Archive Lady
    • Heimatbote: “Strategies to Jumpstart your Search for a German Home Town. Part II: Researching in Comprehensive German Databases” By Ute Brandenburg.
    • Modus Operandi: “Books and Packets: Finding Your Ancestors in Probate Records” By Cheri Hudson Passey.
    • “Finding the Answers to World War II Questions” By Jennifer Holik
  • Going In-Depth: June 2018 (PDF)

    $5.00

    Want to read Going In-Depth magazine, but don’t want to commit to a subscription?  Purchase the PDF for your own use!

    Here’s what is in this issue of the magazine:

    • Doing It Ourselves: “How’s your Geography, eh?” By Larry Naukam.
    • Genealogy Downunder: “Finding Ancestors in Digitised Publications: New South Wales” By Shauna Hicks. 
    • Modus Operandi: “Capturing Their Stories – Interviewing Family Members” By Cheri Hudson Passey.
    • The Archive Lady: “Where Are The Records?” By Melissa Barker
    • “Finding Ancestors in University Libraries” By Tami Osmer Mize. 
    • Research Sprints: “Jewish Headstone Clues” By Jennifer Alford. 
  • An In-Brief Guide to New York Genealogy (Laminated)

    $9.95

    An extremely important item to remember about research in New York State is that there is New York City, and the rest of the state. Many vital and other records concerning the five counties which comprise today’s New York City itself are not kept in other parts of the state. European settlements in the eastern and southeastern part of the state date from the early 1600’s, while parts of the western area were not fully established until the 1860’s. New York has mandated historians at the village, town, city, county and state level since the early 1920s.

    The In-Brief Guide to New York Genealogy written by Larry Naukam, contains Factoids, Timeline, Research Strategies, Migration Routes and Motivations and many other recommended resources. This 4-page printed guide is laminated.

    Please note: Guides will be shipped weekly on Saturdays using the US Postal Service. 

  • An In-Brief Guide to Turning Your Family Tree into a Family Treasure (Laminated)

    $9.95

    As the family historian, you have collected a cornucopia of research documents: bits of scrap paper, newspaper clippings, photos, obits, e-mails and other assorted bits of “research”. What can you do to preserve these documents and the stories they tell for future generations? Turn your family tree information into a treasured family heirloom, a family history book.

    The In-Brief Guide to Turning Your Family Tree into a Family Treasure contains tips on how to start, develop the content, interview relatives, share your own story, and determine your book format. There are also recommended websites, publishers, and resource books within the guide.  This 4-page printed guide is laminated.

    Please note: Guides will be shipped weekly on Saturdays using the US Postal Service. 

  • An In-Brief Guide to Researching in School Records (Laminated)

    $9.95

    The records of local public schools, universities, and school boards have developed into a valuable resource for genealogical information. School records provide a more personal glimpse into our ancestor’s lives. They include everything from elementary education through college, professional school, military academies, and special education training. The best part is that even if your ancestor did not attend school, there could still be records available for them. This guide will give you the tools you need to seek out school records for your ancestors.

    The In-Brief Guide to Researching in School Records contains Research Strategies, Kinds of School Records, and Recommended Resources.  This 4-page printed guide is laminated.

    Please note: Guides will be shipped weekly on Fridays using the US Postal Service. 

Magazines

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Going In-Depth magazine has been published monthly since February 2013.

  • Going In-Depth: November 2018 (PDF)

    $5.00

    Want to read Going In-Depth magazine, but don’t want to commit to a subscription?  Purchase the PDF for your own use!

    Here’s what is in this issue of the magazine:

    • FROM THE STACKS: “A World War I Quilt” By Melissa Barker, The Archive Lady 
    • UNEXCEPTIONAL ANCESTORS: “Walter Samuel Solomon” By Jenny Cowen
    • HEIMATBOTE: “Jumpstart your Search for a German Home Town; Part III: Researching in Databases Specific to a German State or Region”  By Ute Brandenburg
    • LADIES FIRST: “Women in Wartime: the Land Army” By Janet Few
    • MODUS OPERANDI: “Social Media: The Power of Community” By Cheri Hudson Passey 
    • “Benjamin Kent: A World War I Soldier’s Family History” By Shannon Combs-Bennett
    • GENEALOGY DOWNUNDER: “Australia and New Zealand in World War I” By Shauna Hicks
  • Going In-Depth: October 2018 (PDF)

    $5.00

    Want to read Going In-Depth magazine, but don’t want to commit to a subscription?  Purchase the PDF for your own use!

    Here’s what is in this issue of the magazine:

    • FROM THE STACKS: “October is American Archives Month!” By Melissa Barker, The Archive Lady
    • GENEALOGY, BY GEORGE! “Maximizing Your Library and Archive Research Visit” By George G. Morgan.
    • PHOTO BASICS: “Every Picture Tells A Story: Searching for Harry’s” By Maureen Taylor.
    • MODUS OPERANDI: “They Lived Where? How to Tackle a New to You Research Location” By Cheri Hudson Passey.
    • GENEALOGY DOWNUNDER: “Australia A-Z — Adoption” By Shauna Hicks.
    • “A Look at Cemeteries in California’s Eastern Sierra” By Gena Philibert-Ortega.
  • Going In-Depth: September 2018 (PDF)

    $5.00

    Want to read Going In-Depth magazine, but don’t want to commit to a subscription?  Purchase the PDF for your own use!

    Here’s what is in this issue of the magazine:

    • Ladies First: “At Your Service: Shop Workers” By Janet Few
    • Genealogy Downunder: “Finding Ancestors in Digitised Publications: New Zealand” By Shauna Hicks.
    • From The Stacks: “What Is An Archive?” By Melissa Barker, The Archive Lady
    • Heimatbote: “Strategies to Jumpstart your Search for a German Home Town. Part II: Researching in Comprehensive German Databases” By Ute Brandenburg.
    • Modus Operandi: “Books and Packets: Finding Your Ancestors in Probate Records” By Cheri Hudson Passey.
    • “Finding the Answers to World War II Questions” By Jennifer Holik
  • Going In-Depth: June 2018 (PDF)

    $5.00

    Want to read Going In-Depth magazine, but don’t want to commit to a subscription?  Purchase the PDF for your own use!

    Here’s what is in this issue of the magazine:

    • Doing It Ourselves: “How’s your Geography, eh?” By Larry Naukam.
    • Genealogy Downunder: “Finding Ancestors in Digitised Publications: New South Wales” By Shauna Hicks. 
    • Modus Operandi: “Capturing Their Stories – Interviewing Family Members” By Cheri Hudson Passey.
    • The Archive Lady: “Where Are The Records?” By Melissa Barker
    • “Finding Ancestors in University Libraries” By Tami Osmer Mize. 
    • Research Sprints: “Jewish Headstone Clues” By Jennifer Alford. 
  • Going In-Depth Magazine: The Fifth Year

    $59.99

    Going In-Depth is the digital genealogy magazine presented by The In-Depth Genealogist. In each monthly issue, there are columns written by our team who are experts in their field from all over the world. These genealogists, archivists and historians all write with the hope of inspiring your family history journey and providing the knowledge you need to succeed. We strive to create a resource for every genealogist, no matter the age, stage, or focus of your research.

    This book is a compilation of the fourth year of Going In-Depth magazine’s issues. This 636 page volume is published in hardback and covers February 2017 through January 2018.

  • Going In-Depth Magazine: The First Five Years

    $300.00

    Do you love the feel of a hefty volume and want to have your own set of Going In-Depth to read on paper? Then this is for you! We have compiled each year of the magazine into a hardback full-color volume. These books are beautiful (yes, I know we should be humble, but really these are awesome) and can be on your bookshelf too! Each volume contains a year’s worth of our digital magazine with columns written by our team who are experts in their field from all over the world. These genealogists, archivists and historians all write with the hope of inspiring your family history journey and providing the knowledge you need to succeed. We strive to create a resource for every genealogist, no matter the age, stage, or focus of your research.

    To get the complete set of our magazine compilation books you can order directly through us! Each volume is published in hardback and full color on high quality paper.

    Shipping is included in your order and can take 7-14 days for printing and delivery. 

  • Going In-Depth Magazine: The Fourth Year

    $59.99

    Going In-Depth is the digital genealogy magazine presented by The In-Depth Genealogist. In each monthly issue, there are columns written by our team who are experts in their field from all over the world. These genealogists, archivists and historians all write with the hope of inspiring your family history journey and providing the knowledge you need to succeed. We strive to create a resource for every genealogist, no matter the age, stage, or focus of your research.

    This book is a compilation of the fourth year of Going In-Depth magazine’s issues. This 678 page volume is published in hardback and covers February 2016 through January 2017.

  • Going In-Depth Magazine: The Third Year

    Going In-Depth Magazine: The Third Year

    $69.95

    Going In-Depth is the digital genealogy magazine presented by The In-Depth Genealogist. In each monthly issue, there are columns written by our team who are experts in their field from all over the world. These genealogists, archivists and historians all write with the hope of inspiring your family history journey and providing the knowledge you need to succeed. We strive to create a resource for every genealogist, no matter the age, stage, or focus of your research.

    This book is a compilation of the third year of Going In-Depth magazine’s issues. This 818 page volume is published in hardback and covers February 2015 through January 2016.

Books

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Books written by our writers including local travel guides and particular research topics.

  • A Genealogist’s Guide to Grand Rapids, Michigan- PDF

    $4.99

    “A Genealogist’s Guide to Grand Rapids, Michigan” is a great resource for genealogists who plan on researching in this geographic area. This guide offers information for genealogists regarding the top libraries, archives, and museums in Grand Rapids, as well as the surrounding areas. These repositories offer abundant treasures for the researcher of all levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced.

    “A Genealogist’s Guide to Grand Rapids, Michigan” was created by Katherine R. Willson who shares her familiarity with Grand Rapids, Michigan and the surrounding area to assist genealogists and family in making their trip an enjoyable one.

    Now available for just $4.99 as a full-color downloadable PDF.

  • A Genealogist’s Guide to Springfield, Illinois-PDF

    $4.99

    A Genealogist’s Guide to Springfield, Illinois is a great resource for genealogists who plan on researching in this geographic area.  Think of it as your personal travel guide with information on where to research in addition to where to eat and what to see.

    A Genealogist’s Guide to Springfield, Illinois was created by Jane Gwynn Haldeman who shares her familiarity with Springfield, Illinois and the surrounding area to assist genealogists and family in making their trip an enjoyable one.

     

  • A Genealogist’s Guide to Richmond, Virginia-PDF

    $4.99

    A Genealogist’s Guide to Richmond, Virginia is a great resource for genealogists who plan on researching in this geographic area.  Think of it as your personal travel guide with information on where to research in addition to where to eat and what to see.

    This guide to Richmond, Virginia was created by Shannon Combs-Bennett  who shares her familiarity with Richmond and the surrounding area to assist genealogists and family in making their trip an enjoyable one.

     

  • A Genealogist’s Guide to the Washington DC Area-PDF

    $4.99

    A Genealogist’s Guide to the Washington DC Area is a great resource for genealogists who plan on researching in this geographic area.  Think of it as your personal travel guide with information on where to research in addition to where to eat and what to see.

    A Genealogist’s Guide to the Washington DC Area was created by Shannon Combs-Bennett  who shares her familiarity with Washington DC and the surrounding area to assist genealogists and family in making their trip an enjoyable one.

     

  • A Genealogist’s Guide to Grand Rapids, Michigan-Paperback

    $9.99

    “A Genealogist’s Guide to Grand Rapids, Michigan” is a great resource for genealogists who plan on researching in this geographic area. This guide offers information for genealogists regarding the top libraries, archives, and museums in Grand Rapids, as well as the surrounding areas. These repositories offer abundant treasures for the researcher of all levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced.

    “A Genealogist’s Guide to Grand Rapids, Michigan” was created by Katherine R. Willson who shares her familiarity with Grand Rapids, Michigan and the surrounding area to assist genealogists and family in making their trip an enjoyable one.

    Now available for just $9.99 as a 5″ x 8″ black & white paperback through Amazon!

  • A Genealogist’s Guide to Springfield, Illinois-Paperback

    $9.99

    A Genealogist’s Guide to Springfield, Illinois is a great resource for genealogists who plan on researching in this geographic area.  Think of it as your personal travel guide with information on where to research in addition to where to eat and what to see.

    A Genealogist’s Guide to Springfield, Illinois was created by Jane Gwynn Haldeman who shares her familiarity with Springfield, Illinois and the surrounding area to assist genealogists and family in making their trip an enjoyable one.

    Now available for just $9.99 as a 5″ x 8″ black & white paperback through our store at Amazon!

  • A Genealogist’s Guide to the Washington DC Area-Paperback

    $9.99

    A Genealogist’s Guide to the Washington DC Area is a great resource for genealogists who plan on researching in this geographic area.  Think of it as your personal travel guide with information on where to research in addition to where to eat and what to see.

    A Genealogist’s Guide to the Washington DC Area was created by Shannon Combs-Bennett  who shares her familiarity with Washington DC and the surrounding area to assist genealogists and family in making their trip an enjoyable one.

    Now available for just $9.99 as a 5″ x 8″ black & white paperback through Amazon!

     

  • Cover- Ancestors in a Nation Divided

    Ancestors in a Nation Divided-PDF

    $9.99

    Whether your ancestor fought for the Union or the Confederacy, Ancestors In A Nation Divided will help you open the doors to his military service. You’ll learn about the battles he fought, camp life, injuries he may have sustained and more. Your research will put you alongside your ancestor in his Civil War journey. You’ll learn about his experiences and in knowing what he lived through you’ll be able to appreciate his service all the more. The Civil War changed this country’s path, it shaped our nation into what we know today and your ancestor had a hand in that. Ancestors In A Nation Divided will help you start learning about your Civil War ancestor today. (114 pages)

In-Brief Research Guides

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In-Brief Research Guides are 4-page guides covering many topics and include state guides as well.

  • An In-Brief Guide to Turning Your Family Tree into a Family Treasure

    $2.75

    As the family historian, you have collected a cornucopia of research documents: bits of scrap paper, newspaper clippings, photos, obits, e-mails and other assorted bits of “research”. What can you do to preserve these documents and the stories they tell for future generations? Turn your family tree information into a treasured family heirloom, a family history book.

    The In-Brief Guide to Turning Your Family Tree into a Family Treasure contains tips on how to start, develop the content, interview relatives, share your own story, and determine your book format. There are also recommended websites, publishers, and resource books within the guide. This 4-page PDF guide can be used on your computer or mobile device. 

     

  • An In-Brief Guide to Researching in School Records

    $2.75

    The records of local public schools, universities, and school boards have developed into a valuable resource for genealogical information. School records provide a more personal glimpse into our ancestor’s lives. They include everything from elementary education through college, professional school, military academies, and special education training. The best part is that even if your ancestor did not attend school, there could still be records available for them. This guide will give you the tools you need to seek out school records for your ancestors.

    The In-Brief Guide to Researching in School Records contains Research Strategies, Kinds of School Records, and Recommended Resources. This 4-page PDF guide can be used on your computer or mobile device.

     

  • Bundle of All In-Brief Research Guides (PDF)

    $37.50

    A great deal for you!  Get all fifteen of our PDF In-Brief Research Guides in one bundle.

  • An In-Brief Beginner’s Guide to Genetics

    $2.75

    Genetic Genealogy is a hot topic in our field. It can tell you an amazing amount of information, but it can also lead you to even more questions. While you do not need to have a degree in genetics to understand your results, or to even use them in your research successfully, I have found those who have a basic understanding tend to do a bit better. This guide is an introduction to genetics for the genealogist and should help answer questions you may not have realized you were thinking about regarding the science behind the tests.

    The In-Brief Beginner’s Guide to Genetics written by Shannon Combs Bennett contains: Glossary, Explanations of DNA, Genes, and Chromosomes, Inheritance, Tests, Ethics, and many other recommended resources. This 4-page PDF guide can be used on your computer or mobile device.

  • An In-Brief Guide to Researching Your Scottish Ancestors

    $2.75

    Scotland has some of the best records for genealogy research in the world. And, fortunately, they have also done a fantastic job of both preserving these documents and making them available for research. Scotland was the first to digitize and make their collections available online. These documents are the records of the General Registrar’s Office and are available on the ScotlandsPeople website. The In-Brief Guide to Researching Your Scottish Ancestors by Christine Woodcock includes: Important Dates to Remember, Types of Documents Available Online, Useful Information within the Documents, Tips for Success, Archives, Libraries, Family History Societies, and much more. This 4-page PDF guide can be used on your computer or mobile device.

  • An In-Brief Guide to New York Genealogy

    $2.75

    An extremely important item to remember about research in New York State is that there is New York City, and the rest of the state. Many vital and other records concerning the five counties which comprise today’s New York City itself are not kept in other parts of the state. European settlements in the eastern and southeastern part of the state date from the early 1600’s, while parts of the western area were not fully established until the 1860’s. New York has mandated historians at the village, town, city, county and state level since the early 1920s.

    The In-Brief Guide to New York Genealogy written by Larry Naukam, contains Factoids, Timeline, Research Strategies, Migration Routes and Motivations and many other recommended resources. This 4-page PDF guide can be used on your computer or mobile device.

  • An In-Brief Guide to Pennsylvania Genealogy

    $2.75

    Pennsylvania’s nickname, the Keystone State, is true in genealogy as well. Many of our early ancestors first came to America through the port of Philadelphia which was also the nation’s first capital before it moved to Washington, D.C. “Penn’s woods” welcomed people of all faiths and ethnicities making it Penn’s “Holy Experiment.” The westward expansion of the early 1800s toward Pittsburgh and the head of the Ohio River saw our ancestors open new territories. The industrial revolution of the late 1800s and early 1900s brought new immigrant workers to the coal mines and steel mills of Pennsylvania. The Allegheny Mountains, which run through the center of the state, were a barrier to westward expansion and still divide the state today with differences from language accents and food to sports and politics.

    The In-Brief Guide to Pennsylvania Genealogy written by Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL, contains Factoids, Timeline, Research Strategies, Migration Routes and Motivations and many other recommended resources. This 4-page PDF guide can be used on your computer or mobile device.

  • An In-Brief Guide to Virginia Genealogy

    $2.75

     

    Home to the oldest permanent English Settlement, Virginia has a long and storied history. Founded in 1607, it was on the forefront of much of the United States history. As such, there is a large variety of historical sites, battlefields, museums, and archives visitors to the state can enjoy. Virginia was also home to 8 presidents, giving it the nickname “Mother of Presidents” and a tradition of being politically active. With a temperate climate due to the Blue Ridge Mountains in the west and the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean in the east, the state has a little bit of everything from hiking to surfing for those who are adventurous.

    The In-Brief Guide to Virginia Genealogy written by Shannon Combs-Bennett contains Factoids, Timeline, Research Strategies, Migration Routes and Motivations and many other recommended resources. This 4-page PDF guide can be used on your computer or mobile device.