The Understanding US Vital Records Legacy QuickGuide™ offers an overview of how the collection of vital records (births, marriages and deaths) evolved; definitions of the various vital records; descriptions of the important genealogical information to be found within each of the vital records; how jurisdictions vary in the rules and regulation for obtaining copies of vital record and listings of where to locate copies of what we think of as today’s vital records (birth, marriage, divorce and death). This handy 4-page PDF guide can be used on your computer or mobile device for anytime access.
Digging Deeper is more than a reference book for genealogists, family historians, and reference librarians. It is an instruction manual for any family historian. Using Internet and computerized databases as a jumping-off point, you can find jewels of evidence in other less-commonly used records--those valued for the secrets they reveal about long-forgotten families. 352 pages | Published 2011 | PDF (download-only) edition | 8.5" x 11" | Full color
This book is a state-by-state guide to free online resources for genealogical research in the United States. It explores the available online collections of state archives, historical societies, university and public libraries, and other local repositories. 1,142 pages | Published Dec 2013 | PDF edition
You've heard of the Dog Whisperer? Meet the Ancestor Rescuer. Part forensic scientist, part master sleuth, Megan Smolenyak has solved some of America's oldest and most fascinating genealogical mysteries. You've read the headlines; now get the inside story as the "Indiana Jones of genealogy" reveals how she cracked her news-making cases, became the face of this increasingly popular field—and redefined history along the way. 288 pages.