Did your genealogy library grow over the holidays?


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Did your genealogy library grow over the holidays?

joulukuu 31, 2020, 2:35pm

I'm always excited to get new books to enhance my genealogical research. I know a few of you probably acquired a few books over the holidays--whether you purchased them as a gift for self or family indulged you with something from your wish list.

Here's a thread to share those gifts.

joulukuu 31, 2020, 2:42pm

Well, it grew in the sense that I just joined here! Haha...it only grew by a couple of books, but I have acquired some very expensive collections over the summer and fall...and I'm proud of that! Thanks for the nudge here!

joulukuu 31, 2020, 2:45pm

These are my genealogy/history acquisitions:

Physical Books
* The Encyclopedia of Northern Kentucky / ed. by Paul A. Tenkotte and James C. Claypool
* Kentucky's Frontier Highway: Historical Landscapes Along the Maysville Road / Karl Raitz & Nancy O'Malley
* Alabama Quilts: Wilderness through World War II, 1682-1950 / Mary Elizabeth Johnson Huff and Carole Ann King
* To the Latest Posterity: Pennsylvania-German Family Registers in the Fraktur Tradition / Corinne and Russell Earnest
* Mississippians in the Great War: Selected Letters / ed. by Anne L. Webster
* Beyond the Household: Women's Place in the Early South, 1700-1835 / Cynthia A. Kierner
* Suspect Relations: Sex, Race, and Resistance in Colonial North Carolina / Kirsten Fischer
* Children Bound to Labor: the Pauper Apprentice System in Early America / ed. by Ruth Wallis Herndon and John E. Murray
* Brabbling Women: Disorderly Speech and the Law in Early Virginia / Terri L. Snyder
* The Great Yazoo Lands Sale: The Case of Fletcher v. Peck / Charles F. Hobson
* A Quiet Spirit: Amish Quilts from the Collection of Cindy Tietze & Stuart Hodosh / Donald B. Kraybill, Patricia T. Herr, and Jonathan Holstein
* Accounting for Slavery: Masters and Management / Caitlin Rosenthal
* Marshall County, Mississippi Probate and Will Records / Betty Couch Wiltshire
* Madison County, Mississippi, Will Abstracts / Betty Couch Wiltshire
* Mississippi County Court Records / May McBee
* Marriages and Deaths from Mississippi Newspapers (3 vols) / Betty Couch Wiltshire
* Family Tree Mad Libs / Roger Price
* Genealogy Presentations: Memories for Tomorrow's Generation / Philipp M. Mayer
* The Story of the Middle Ages: Feudalism, the Church, Europe's Nations and the Crusades: A History of Medieval Times for Young Readers /Samuel B. Harding
* They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South / Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers
* Writing the Amish: The Worlds of John A. Hostetler edited by David L. Weaver-Zercher
* Franklin County, Georgia, Inferior Court Minutes, 1794-1812 (Volumes 1 & 2) / Michael A. Ports
* Abandoned Mississippi: Destruction in the Deep South / Jay Farrell
* Women's Work: The First 20,000 Years: Women, Cloth, and Society in Early Times / Elizabeth Wayland Barber

* The Slave Ship: A Human History / Marcus Rediker
* The Fighting Bunch: The Battle of Athens and How World War II Veterans Won the Only Successful Armed Rebellion since the Revolution / Chris DeRose
* The Aran Islands / J. M. Synge
* The Last Plantagenets / Thomas B. Costain (historical fiction)
* The Magnificent Century / Thomas B. Costain (historical fiction)
* The Conquering Family / Thomas B. Costain (historical fiction)
* The Three Edwards / Thomas B. Costain (historical fiction)
* The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal about Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power / Deirdre Mask
* Dishes & Beverages of the Old South / Martha McCulloch-Williams
* Our Southern Highlanders / Horace Kephart

Note: A few of these were prior to the holidays, but I just entered them recently so I included here.

joulukuu 31, 2020, 2:48pm

>2 PamelaMoore: Good job. I bought entirely too much in book sales in the last couple of months. USPS held a few of them in New Jersey, Illinois, etc. I'm hoping everything eventually shows up. I only added what has been received.

joulukuu 31, 2020, 3:20pm

I acquired the following this year:

*Index to Virginia Estates, 1800-1865, Volumes 1-10 (Complete Set) by Wesley Pippinger (Virginia
Genealogical Society
*Index to West Virginia Estates, 1800-1865, Volumes 1-2 (Complete Set) by Wesley Pippinger (Virginia
Genealogical Society)
*Cavaliers and Pioneers, 1623-1782, Volumes 1-8 (Complete Set) First three by Nell Marion Nugent,
remainder of set by Virginia Genealogical Society
*Pennsylvania Births Series...the following volumes: (All by John T. Humphrey, CG) (Incomplete set)
Berks County, 1781-1800
Carbon (1795-1825), Monroe (1741-1825), Schuylkill (1755-1825)
Dauphin County, 1747-1825
Delaware County, 1682-1800
Lancaster County, 1724-1777
Lancaster County, 1778-1800
Lebanon County, 1714-1800
York County, 1730-1800
Philadelphia County, 1644-1765
Philadelphia County, 1766-1800
*Monocacy and Catoctin: Some Early Settlers of Frederick and Carroll Counties, MD and Adams County,
PA, Volumes 1-3 (Complete Set), by Calvin E. Schildknect; Thomas J.C. Williams
*An Index to the Source Records of Maryland, Eleanor Phillips Passano
*Greenbrier County, W. Va. Court Orders, 1780-1850, Helen S. Stinson
*Advanced Genetic Genealogy, Techniques and Case Studies, Debbie Parker Wayne
*U.S. Supreme Court Transcript of Record Clyatt v. U.S.
*Eastern Kentucky Railway, Terry L. Baldridge
*The Big Sandy Valley, by Williard Rouse Jillson
*History of Maryland from the earliest period to the present day, J. Thomas Scharf
*History of Frederick County, Maryland, Thomas J.C. Williams
*The Complete Book of Emigrants, Peter Wilson Coldham
*A Short History of Reconstruction, Eric Foner
*Slavery by Another Name: The RE-Enslavement of Black Americans form the Civil War to World War
II, Douglas A. Blackmon

The trigger for most of these was COVID-19 and the closure of libraries. These are volumes I find quite helpful in research and couldn't do without. I had to do the best I could for clients during the closures...I'm pretty happy with the additions! (Plus, I can sit in my PJs for even more hours now before heading out the door to acquire originals.)

joulukuu 31, 2020, 3:21pm

>3 thornton37814: Impressive acquisitions for the year! Who knew a COVID year would bring us so many presents?

joulukuu 31, 2020, 3:49pm

>6 PamelaMoore: I had several other county books in Mississippi that I acquired earlier in 2020. I couldn't get to libraries, and if I could find the book used and at a reasonable price, I went ahead and purchased it rather than waiting until I could get to a library. I did request some simple look-ups from librarians via e-mail, but I was careful not to do any that would take too much time.

joulukuu 31, 2020, 3:51pm

>5 PamelaMoore: I already have the full set of Cavaliers and Pioneers. I'm only interested in a few of the Pennsylvania births ones, and I used those years ago for the relevant families. I'm sure I'll need to use them more as I fill in gaps, but I'm hoping libraries are operating normally by that time. You had some great ones too.

joulukuu 31, 2020, 5:01pm

Yes! One of my back-ordered books arrived!

Gone to the Grave: Burial Customs of the Arkansas Ozarks, 1850-1950 by Abby Burnett

I purchased this one on the big sale at University Press of Mississippi where all the books were $20.21.