The Family Tree Historical Atlas of American Cities

Author: Allison Dolan,Family Tree Family Tree Editors

Publisher: Family Tree Books

ISBN: 9781440350610

Category: Cities and towns

Page: 224

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Journey to the big city! Explore your ancestors' hometowns! This book guides you through American history by looking at the United States' sixteen most populous and historically influential cities, such as New York, Chicago, Boston, New Orleans, and Baltimore. Each section features beautiful, full-color maps published at crucial points in each city's history, tracing its growth and development from its founding to the early 1900s. Use the maps to find your ancestor's home, trace your ancestor's walk to work, and identify the streets and buildings from your ancestor's everyday life. Delve further into the past with a quick-reference timeline of key dates from each city's history. You'll also discover easy genealogy research tips for finding local birth, marriage, and death records; federal and state censuses; and city directories. The book features: More than 130 full-color historical maps of sixteen important cities, including New York, Houston, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles Timelines highlighting the most important moments in each city's history Lists of city-specific genealogy websites and resources for records that will help you discover your family history An index with instructions on viewing online versions of each map, allowing you to zoom in for more detail or use them with programs like Google Earth Whether your family hails from the streets of Brooklyn or the hills of San Francisco, this atlas--designed especially for genealogists--will help you better understand your city-dwelling ancestors.

The Family Tree Historical Maps Book - Europe

A Country-By-Country Atlas of European History, 1700s-1900s

Author: Allison Dolan,Family Tree Magazine Editors

Publisher: Family Tree Books

ISBN: 9781440342042

Category: Reference

Page: 224

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Provides historical maps of Europe from the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries.

The Family Tree Historical Maps Book

A State-By-State Atlas of US History, 1790-1900

Author: Allison Dolan,Family Tree Magazine Editors

Publisher: Family Tree Books

ISBN: 9781440336782

Category: Reference

Page: 222

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Collects reproduction maps of each state from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, cataloging the progression from territory to state.

Historical Atlas of the United States, with Original Maps

Author: Derek Hayes

Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre

ISBN: 9781553652052

Category: United States

Page: 280

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Using more than five hundred historical maps from collections around the world, this stunning book is the first to tell the story of America's past from a unique geographical perspective. Covering more than half a millennium in U.S. history -- from conception to colonization to Hurricane Katrina -- this atlas documents the discoveries and explorations, the intrigue and negotiations, the technology and the will that led the United States to become what it is today. Richly detailed, visually breathtaking maps are accompanied by extended captions that elucidate the stories and personalities behind their creation. Coasts and mountains, rivers and lakes, and peaks and plains are described by explorers encountering them for the first time. These maps can convey explorers' ideas of what lay over the mountains ahead, their notions about what was discovered, and their explanations of the land's potential for sponsors back home. The maps can also show a promoter's attempt to sell his project to settlers or a general's assessment of a coming battle. They chart the wars that created and molded the country: the French and Indian War and the War for Independence; the Mexican and Civil Wars; the numerous Indian wars; as well as more localized battles of conquest and survival. Readers can follow the progression of map creation and design as more knowledge was gained about the American continent. Distilling an enormous amount of information into one handsome volume, the Historical Atlas of the United States highlights the evolution of geographical knowledge at the same time that it presents a fascinating chronicle of the expansion and development of a nation.

Historical Atlas of the United States

Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.)

Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers

ISBN: 9780870449703

Category: Reference

Page: 289

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Maps trace the development of the United States, showing environmental, political, social, and economic change

The Historical Atlas of New York City, Second Edition

A Visual Celebration of 400 Years of New York City's History

Author: Eric Homberger

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0805078428

Category: History

Page: 192

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A richly illustrated reference chronicles the history of New York City, from early Native American culture to the present day, capturing the events, inhabitants, neighborhoods, ethnic diversity, and more in a collection of full-color maps, period photographs, drawings, charts, and concise essays. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Walking with Your Ancestors

Author: Melinda Kashuba

Publisher: Betterway Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 240

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A Genealogist's Guide to Using Maps and Geography The truth about genealogy is that, although you might believe it has something to do with history, it actually has something more to do with geography. Though of course the names and dates on your family tree are the bread and butter of genealogy, the location of the records is what reveals them. And how better to learn about location than with maps! Maps are a crucial tool in learning about your family history. They can show you how to find a courthouse, where a grave is located, or where an ancestral homestead might be. But maps are much more than that - they can reveal intimate details about the lives of your ancestors. Walk the roads that your forefathers walked with maps! Maps will reveal the clues that you need to locate ancestors that suddenly "disappear." This book will teach you how to use maps to: Find the roads, rivers, and trains that your great-grandfathers used to travel across the country and see where they might have relocated. Discover the ever-shifting boundaries of territories, counties, and towns and learn the alternate places where records might be found. Locate places that no longer exist and uncover the long-lost homes, schools, farms, and more where your ancestors spent their time. Become familiar with all the different kinds of maps, from military to topographic, and how they can assist you in your research. Walking with Your Ancestors is the perfect guide to the under-utilized revelations that are just waiting for you in maps, atlases, and gazetteers. Find out about these fascinating snapshots of history and what they can tell you about the lives of your ancestors today!

The Times Atlas of European History

Author: Thomas Cussans

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780723008958

Category: Europe

Page: 206

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Bosnia, Croatia, Macedonia, Slovakia, Moldavia, Latvia, the Ukraine - new states are emerging across Europe, changing the map of the continent more dramatically than at any time since the World War I.

The Family Tree Irish Genealogy Guide

How to Trace Your Ancestors in Ireland

Author: Claire Santry

Publisher: Family Tree Books

ISBN: 9781440348808

Category: HISTORY

Page: 240

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Follow your family tree back to its roots on the Emerald Isle! Santry walks you through the exciting journey of researching your Irish heritage. You'll learn how to identify your immigrant ancestor, and locate key genealogical resources that will breathe life into your family tree.

Atlas of American History

Author: Rand McNally

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780528015342

Category: Reference

Page: 80

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Rand McNally's Atlas of American History is a great intermediate history atlas geared for fifth- through 12th-grade students and beyond. Our colorful, engaging maps illustrate key events in U.S. history such as Westward Expansion in the early 1800s and much more. Atlas features: Organized by important periods of American history More than 80 colorful maps illustrating key events and eras, from routes of the first Americans through life in the United States today Chronologies, graphs, charts, and photos for each of eight historical periods Tables of facts about states Geared for students in fifth through 12th grades 80 pages (including detailed index), paperback, 8" x 10"

The Penguin Historical Atlas of the British Empire

Author: Nigel Dalziel

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780141018447

Category: History

Page: 144

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An introduction to the rise and fall of the British Empire A new addition to Penguin?s bestselling series of historical atlases, The Penguin Historical Atlas of the British Empire traces the emergence of the world?s greatest empire, from its earliest beginnings in the British Isles through its ascendancy in Victorian times to its ultimate collapse in the mid-twentieth century. It examines the impact of British dominance throughout the world and the legacy it has bestowed. --Richly illustrated with photographs, artwork re-creations, and over 150 full-color maps --Contains a timeline and a table of imperial territories

Atlas of Cities

Author: Paul Knox

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691157812

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Examines different cities from all over the world and looks at their physical, economic, social, and political structure, as well as their relationships to each other and where future urbanization might be headed.

Genealogy and the Librarian

Perspectives on Research, Instruction, Outreach and Management

Author: Vera Gubnitskaia

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476633223

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 301

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Covering trends, issues and case studies, this collection presents 34 new essays by library professionals actively engaged in helping patrons with genealogy research across the United States. Topics include strategies for finding military and court records, mapping family migration and settlement, creating and accessing local digital services, and developing materials and instruction for patrons. Forewordist D. Joshua Taylor, host of Genealogy Roadshow and president of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, notes: “The increasing popularity of the topic requires that any librarian who encounters genealogical customers remain on the forefront of new developments in the field.”

History for Genealogists

Using Chronological Time Lines to Find and Understand Your Ancestors

Author: Judy Jacobson

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780806354392

Category: Reference

Page: 286

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History lays the foundation to understand a group of people. Genealogy lays the foundation to understand a person or family using tangible historic evidence.

Historical Atlas of Hasidism

Author: Marcin Wodziński,Waldemar Spallek

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400889561

Category: Religion

Page: 248

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The first cartographic reference book on one of today’s most important religious movements Historical Atlas of Hasidism is the very first cartographic reference book on one of the modern era's most vibrant and important mystical movements. Featuring sixty-one large-format maps and a wealth of illustrations, charts, and tables, this one-of-a-kind atlas charts Hasidism's emergence and expansion; its dynasties, courts, and prayer houses; its spread to the New World; the crisis of the two world wars and the Holocaust; and Hasidism's remarkable postwar rebirth. Historical Atlas of Hasidism demonstrates how geography has influenced not only the social organization of Hasidism but also its spiritual life, types of religious leadership, and cultural articulation. It focuses not only on Hasidic leaders but also on their thousands of followers living far from Hasidic centers. It examines Hasidism in its historical entirety, from its beginnings in the eighteenth century until today, and draws on extensive GIS-processed databases of historical and contemporary records to present the most complete picture yet of this thriving and diverse religious movement. Historical Atlas of Hasidism is visually stunning and easy to use, a magnificent resource for anyone seeking to understand Hasidism's spatial and spiritual dimensions, or indeed anybody interested in geographies of religious movements past and present. Provides the first cartographic interpretation of Hasidism Features sixty-one maps and numerous illustrations Covers Hasidism in its historical entirety, from its eighteenth-century origins to today Charts Hasidism's emergence and expansion, courts and prayer houses, modern resurgence, and much more Offers the first in-depth analysis of Hasidism's egalitarian--not elitist—dimensions Draws on extensive GIS-processed databases of historical and contemporary records

Gotham

A History of New York City to 1898

Author: Edwin G. Burrows,Mike Wallace

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199729107

Category: History

Page: 1416

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To European explorers, it was Eden, a paradise of waist-high grasses, towering stands of walnut, maple, chestnut, and oak, and forests that teemed with bears, wolves, raccoons, beavers, otters, and foxes. Today, it is the site of Broadway and Wall Street, the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty, and the home of millions of people, who have come from every corner of the nation and the globe. In Gotham, Edwin G. Burrows and Mike Wallace have produced a monumental work of history, one that ranges from the Indian tribes that settled in and around the island of Manna-hata, to the consolidation of the five boroughs into Greater New York in 1898. It is an epic narrative, a story as vast and as varied as the city it chronicles, and it underscores that the history of New York is the story of our nation. Readers will relive the tumultuous early years of New Amsterdam under the Dutch West India Company, Peter Stuyvesant's despotic regime, Indian wars, slave resistance and revolt, the Revolutionary War and the defeat of Washington's army on Brooklyn Heights, the destructive seven years of British occupation, New York as the nation's first capital, the duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton, the Erie Canal and the coming of the railroads, the growth of the city as a port and financial center, the infamous draft riots of the Civil War, the great flood of immigrants, the rise of mass entertainment such as vaudeville and Coney Island, the building of the Brooklyn Bridge and the birth of the skyscraper. Here too is a cast of thousands--the rebel Jacob Leisler and the reformer Joanna Bethune; Clement Moore, who saved Greenwich Village from the city's street-grid plan; Herman Melville, who painted disillusioned portraits of city life; and Walt Whitman, who happily celebrated that same life. We meet the rebel Jacob Leisler and the reformer Joanna Bethune; Boss Tweed and his nemesis, cartoonist Thomas Nast; Emma Goldman and Nellie Bly; Jacob Riis and Horace Greeley; police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt; Colonel Waring and his "white angels" (who revolutionized the sanitation department); millionaires John Jacob Astor, Cornelius Vanderbilt, August Belmont, and William Randolph Hearst; and hundreds more who left their mark on this great city. The events and people who crowd these pages guarantee that this is no mere local history. It is in fact a portrait of the heart and soul of America, and a book that will mesmerize everyone interested in the peaks and valleys of American life as found in the greatest city on earth. Gotham is a dazzling read, a fast-paced, brilliant narrative that carries the reader along as it threads hundreds of stories into one great blockbuster of a book.

The Family Tree Italian Genealogy Guide

How to Trace Your Family Tree in Italy

Author: Melanie D. Holtz

Publisher: Family Tree Books

ISBN: 9781440349058

Category: HISTORY

Page: 240

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Discover your Italian roots! Say "ciao" to your Italian ancestors! This in-depth guide will walk you through the exciting journey of researching your Italian famiglia both here and in Italy. Inside, you'll find tips for every phase of Italian genealogy research, from identifying your immigrant ancestor and pinpointing his hometown to uncovering records of him in Italian archives. In this book, you'll find: Basic information on starting your family history research, including how to trace your immigrant ancestor back to Italy Strategies for uncovering genealogy records (including passenger lists, draft cards, and birth, marriage, and death records) from both the United States and Italy, with annotated sample records Crash-course guides to Italian history, geography, and names Helpful Italian genealogical word lists Sample letters for requesting records from Italian archives Whether your ancestors hail from the island of Sicily or the hills of Piedmont, The Family Tree Italian Genealogy Guide will give you the tools you need to track your family in Italy.

Sugar in the Blood

A Family's Story of Slavery and Empire

Author: Andrea Stuart

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307474542

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 353

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Presents a history of the interdependence of sugar, slavery, and colonial settlement in the New World through the story of the author's ancestors, exploring the myriad connections between sugar cultivation and her family's identity, genealogy, and financial stability.