Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Everton's Genealogical Helper magazine - March/April 2007 issue

I do not subscribe to the Everton's Genealogical Helper magazine. I read it at the library, which has a subscription. It's been about a year now that Leland Meitzler has been the managing editor and the magazine has significantly improved in content over the older version. There are more feature articles and regular columns that focus on Internet research.

The March/April 2007 has interesting articles about:

* "A Promise Kept" by Beverly Smith Vorpahl - a Civil War story about Milo E. Royce and the 10th Regiment, Vermont Volunteers. A great story about how a Civil War pension file of a young soldier uncovered an interesting family history.

* "The Richard Schellens Collection of California Historical Materials" by Cath Madden Trindle - describes one of the best Northern California research sources (mainly San Francisco area) - available at the Redwood City library. I need to go visit this!

* "Obsolete Names and Abolished Counties" by William Dollarhide - a list of US counties that been abolished, merged or had their name changed.

* "The Numerical Index - Another Land Record" by Mary Clement Douglass - using this index helps determine a sequence of land transactions. I will look into this.

* "Beginning German Research" by Horst Reschke - his regular column covers the basics of German research, including a list of 30 most useful books.

* "Everton's Best Rated Genealogy [Photo] Sites" by William Dollarhide - a superb list of the web sites with historical photos - first general sites, and then by state, plus Canada and the UK.

* "A Research Guide to Finding Canadians in Canada" by Elizabeth Lapointe - an excellent list of web sites for Canadian research, including several that I haven't visited.

This issue of the magazine has genealogy news items (all from the site), lists of genealogy societies by state, many queries, and many ads.

You can subscribe to the magazine for $27 per year (6 issues) at A combination of access to and Everton's Online Library is $48. That combination plus the Helper magazine is $74.90.

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