Wednesday, 8 March 2017

International Women's Day: Books by Women for the Genealogist

It's International Women's Day. Let's recognize it by profiling a short list of books of genealogical interest by female authors, one published each year since 2012 and a forthcoming book.

Genealogy: Essential Research Methods, by Helen Osborn
" . . . advice and inspiration on methods and problem-solving and helps the amateur family historian understand what successful professionals do to get results, and why we should copy them."
Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Robert Hale (Dec 1 2012)
ISBN-10: 0709091974

See my review at

Tracing Your Ancestors Through Death Records, by Celia Heritage
. . . expert advice, going above and beyond in helping you through the details of finding and examining your ancestors' death records.

Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Pen and Sword (April 19, 2013)
ISBN-10: 184884784X

Celia Heritage will be a plenary speaker at the BIFHSGO Conference 2017.

The Everything Guide to Online Genealogy: Trace Your Roots, Share Your History, and Create Your Family Tree, by Kimberly Powell
The 3rd Edition, helps you:
  • Effectively search various websites
  • Decipher census data and other online records
  • Choose the best way to share data with family members
  • Connect with other genealogists through social media
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Everything; 3 edition (Jan. 8 2014)
ISBN-10: 144057068X

How to Use Evernote for Genealogy: A Step-by-Step Guide to Organize Your Research and Boost Your Genealogy Productivity, by Kerry Scott
Evernote tips and strategies, with real-life examples
Step-by-step instructions for managing different types of genealogy information.

  • Tricks for using Evernote to speed up research tasks.
  • Search-optimize Evernote data so your information is easy to find
  • Ideas for enhancing Evernote with external apps
  • Tips to protect your data and troubleshoot issues, and more.

Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Family Tree Books (Nov. 16 2015)
ISBN-10: 1440343837

Atlantic Canada's Irish Immigrants: A Fish and Timber Story, by Lucille Campey
While I could have chosen any of Ottawa-born, English resident Lucille Campey's books on Scottish and English immigration to Canada her most recent explains why the "Irish immigration saga is not solely about what happened during the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s; it began a century earlier."
Paperback: 424 pages
Publisher: Dundurn (August 2016)
ISBN 978-1-45973-023-6

The Family Tree Irish Genealogy Guide: How to Trace Your Ancestors in Ireland, by Claire Santry
Not yet published, but advertised as becoming available in May

Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher F&W Media, Incorporated, 2017
ISBN 1440348804, 9781440348808

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