A Hand-book of Practical Suggestions: For the Use of Students in Genealogy

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J. Munsell's Sons, 1899 - Genealogy - 55 pages
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Page 13 - ... and saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth: wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air. And there came a voice to him, "Rise, Peter; kill, and eat.
Page 56 - The American Genealogist ; being a Catalogue of Family Histories. A Bibliography of American Genealogy or a List of the Title Pages of Books and Pamphlets on Family History, published in America from 1771 to date.
Page 36 - Boston, and by the NEW YORK GENEALOGICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY, of New York City, and which is illustrated on pages 45 to 47.
Page 7 - Genealogy is the science of personal identification. It has for its object the discovery and permanent establishment, by proofs and evidences which would be conclusive in any court of law, of the identity of the individual, both in his relations to those who have preceded him and to those who may succeed him in his own particular family line, as well as in his relations to those belonging to collateral lines of the general family of which he and they are members.
Page 56 - Index to American Genealogies; and to Genealogical Material contained in all Works, such as Town Histories, County Histories, Local Histories, Historical Society Publications, Biographies, Historical Periodicals, and Kindred Works, Alphabetically Arranged, enabling the...
Page 37 - Strong, etc.), and has the merit of presenting the married daughters of the family with the same fulness as those of the sons, their families under their respective mother's married names taking their places in the regular series, the same as the sons
Page 52 - At the time of the first settlement of New England, the English people began the new year on the 25th of March, Annunciation (or Lady) day. Any dates between January 1st and March 25th appearing on the original records of those times should have one year added. Later, a new form of designating the year was adopted ; the first time it was used by the General Court of Connecticut was "this 20th day of March, 1649-50 — 1650,
Page 52 - ... 1700 and 1752, when the English government changed their dates from old style to new style, there should be eleven days added. In September, 1752, the Parliament of Great Britain made September 3d, the 1ft/i.
Page 49 - ... the genealogist to scrutinize them well in view of their possible value as " clues." Finally, when the happy day arrives that your book has gone to the printer, then, solemnly and with courage, turn your attention to the making of an Index. For whatever the merits of your book may be, it will " be better that a millstone be hanged about your neck and you be cast into the sea " than that you should neglect to provide a good index. We have an instance in mind of a large, closely printed and very...

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