Saturday, March 21, 2020

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- What's On Your Genealogy Bookshelf?

It's Saturday Night - 

time for more Genealogy Fun! 

Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible music here) is to:

1)  Teresa at the Writing My Past blog wrote a post about her genealogy bookshelf, even showing photographs of the books on several of her shelves.  Linda Stufflebean thought this was a good SNGF topic, so here we are! 

2)  Tell us what books, or types of books are on your genealogy bookshelf/ves in your home.  Do you have a photo of them?  Are there specific books that you use more than others?

3)  Tell us about it in your own blog post, in a comment to this blog post, or in a post on Facebook.

Here's mine:

I have books on a number of shelves in my genealogy cave - too many to list and to difficult to gather in one place.  The bookshelf right next to my desk has a number of books that I use most often, so I took them in and placed them on my napbed and took a photograph of them:

As you can see, I picked a number of them that are fairly recent, including:

Advanced Genealogy and Research Techniques by George G. Morgan and Drew Smith
Genealogy and the Law by Kay Haviland Freilich and William . Freilich.
Mastering Genealogical Documentation by Thomas W. Jones.
Mastering Genealogical Proof by Thomas W, Jones.
Genetic Genealogy in Practice by Blaine T. Bettinger and Debbie Parker Wayne.

Try to Remember, Never Forget by Sandra Scheller [this is a Holocaust memoir of her mother, our neighbor, Ruth Sax]
New Englanders in the 1600s by Martin Hollick.
Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume 13 William White by Ruth Wilder Dherman and Ralph Moody Sherman.
Mayflower Families Through Five Generation, Volume 3, George Soule by Anne Borden Harding.
*  Evidence Explained by Elizabeth Shown Mills.

Overcoming Obstacles That Interfere with Finding Your Ancestors by Anne J. Miller
Organize Your Genealogy by Drew Smith.
How to Find Your Family History in U.S. Church Records by Sunny Jame Morton and Harold A. Henderson
Courthouse Research for Family Historians by Christine Rose.

There are several more on other bookshelves that I didn't put on the bed.  I also have several books in PDF format on my desktop computer and laptop.  

Thank you, Teresa, for the idea, and Linda for the suggestion!


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Seeds to Tree said...

SUCH a good idea! Here's mine. Can't wait to see others. Maybe I'll buy and read a book or two while we are self-isolating in Illinois.

Liz said...

Here's mine!

This was a really good idea. I found a couple of books I had forgotten about!

Lois Willis said...

Here's mine

I don't have many books.

Janice M. Sellers said...

Here's my list!

Lacie Madison said...

Here are a few books on my bookshelves.
My post.

Lisa S. Gorrell said...

Got a late start tonight--was working on another genealogy project. My books are scattered all over my house. Library Thing puts them together.

Linda Stufflebean said...

Here are mine along with some favorites:

Teresa said...

Thanks Randy and Linda for featuring my post :) Glad everyone is having fun with this!

I love seeing what's on other people's bookshelves!