Sunday, May 12, 2013


just returned from the NGS conference in Las Vegas and, oh, what a week! I met new friends, heard speeches by renowned genealogists, bought numerous books and CDs and enjoyed the Las Vegas sunshine and glitz. In the upcoming weeks I will be sharing with you some of the knowledge I have gained. 

Tonight I am simply going to list some of the genealogical publications I purchased at the NGS booth:

First, I was able to obtain a copy of the fresh-off-the press Mastering Genealogical Proof by Thomas W. Jones (  I understand that this book will become a bible for genealogists everywhere.

Some of the other items I snagged were:
  • Creating a Winning Family History by Carmen J. Finley
  • Genealogy and Genetics, A Theme Issue of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, vol. 93, no. 4, December 2005.
  • Understanding and Using Baptismal Records by John T. Humphrey

In addition, I bought four books from the NGS Research in the States Series (
  • Maryland by Patricia O’Brien Shawker
  • Michigan by Shirley M. DeBoer
  • New York City, Long Island and Westchester County by Laura Murphy DeGrazia
  • Tennessee by Gale Williams Bamman, revised and updated by Charles A. Sherrill

Now, I need a vacation to read all these books. 


Dover Publications, Inc., Mineola, New York, 1200 Ornamental Letters, Electronic Clip Art, 2007.

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