RESEARCH

Quicksheet Guide To Citing Your Sources

This is an updated edition of the two-sided laminated QuickSheet by Elizabeth Mills that offers the bare-naked essentials of citing sources for everything from books and articles to manuscripts and websites. Showing how easy (and necessary) it is to cite your sources accurately, she provides a template that can be applied by anyone using almost any type of source material. In a single chart containing ten main entries, she actually creates a comprehensive–if bare-boned–guide to citing sources. On top of that she offers a unique form to fill out–a source-data collection form for use at point of contact with each source. For a quick overview of the methods of citing sources, this QuickSheet is indispensable and easily lives up to its famous name.

Research Like A Pro: A Genealogist’s Guide

Are you stuck in your genealogical research? Wondering how to make progress on your brick wall problems? Discover the process that a professional genealogist uses to solve difficult cases. Diana Elder shares her step-by-step method using real world examples, easily understood by any level of genealogist; written for the researcher ready to take their skills to the next level. Learn how to form an objective, review your research by creating a timeline analysis, construct a locality guide to direct your research, create a plan, style source citations, set up a research log to organize and track your searches, and write a report detailing your findings and ideas for future research. Work samples and templates are included.

How To Find Your Family History In U.S. Church Records

A Genealogist’s Guide With Specific Resources For Major Christian Denominations Before 1900

Sunny Morton and Harold Henderson have hit a gold vein in genealogy research! Their research taps the records of major Christian denominations before 1900. Besides excellent guidance for searching church records in general, including web links, they provide in depth insight for the following denominations: Anglican/Episcopal, Baptist, Congregational, Dutch Reformed, German Churches, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lutheran, Mennonite and Amish, Quaker, Presbyterian, and Roman Catholic. It’s especially impressive to see the list of experts they have checked with in the production of this breakthrough genealogy tool. Many thanks to them for this exceptional work. Hopefully they capture feedback from readers to expand their work in future editions.

Evidence Explained

Evidence Explained is the definitive guide to the citation and analysis of historical sources–a guide so thorough that it leaves nothing to chance. While countless websites now suggest ways to identify their offerings, few of those address the analytical needs of a researcher concerned with the nature and provenance of web material, whose numerous incarnations and transformations often affect the reliability of their content.

KANSAS HISTORY

Murder & Mayhem On The Kansas Prairie 1851-1869

“Snatched from its mother’s lap, the babe was later found lifeless, thrown in the river. Crime stalks abroad in our land, and day after day we are called upon to chronicle deeds of atrocity unparalleled in the calendar of blackest villainy,” wrote one observer. In this book you will find eyewitness accounts of the most shocking and deplorable murders committed in Kansas during the territorial years. Between 1854 and 1869, the hearty pioneers of Kansas – and some just traveling through – endured many exasperating hardships including the ever-present danger of murder by the Border Ruffians, Jayhawkers, and Quantrill’s Raiders. Angry Indian tribes, soldiers from the Forts, claim jumpers, neighbors, and even bar-room buddies could kill you in the most brutal fashion at any time. Guns, knives, poisons, arrows, rope, and rocks were all convenient weapons, and did their job most effectively during those years of vigilante justice and limited medical assistance. This book contains hundreds of period newspaper stories reflecting the details as well as the editor’s unique and very clear expression of shock and grief as each murderous affair was announced to Kansans – and to the nation – during some of the most turbulent years of Kansas history. “A more villainous and unprovoked murder we have not heard of in the Territory” is one of the true Prairie Tales found in this book. Another reporter described “the most atrocious and cold-blooded murder which caused the most intense excitement.” The victims, the lawmen, and the heroic efforts of those in the community to apprehend the murderer must always be re-told, and never be forgotten.Blowing the dust off of these amazing life and death stories, you will marvel at the chilling details experienced by these early settlers, as written by these tireless reporters. You will read of lynchings and executions, and some of the last words of those who died. You will read what others feel after reading “one of those outrageous acts that frequently disgrace all frontier towns it has become my lot to chronicle” and “we are called upon to chronicle the most inhuman, dastardly, and cowardly case of murder that ever occurred in any community, as having transpired in our City.” No reader today will be unaffected by this compilation of shocking, real-life accounts rescued from former newspaper editors’ files.  By Darren McMannis.

Shadow On The Hill:  The True Story Of A 1925 Kansas Murder

It was the most brutal murder in the history of Coffey County, Kansas. On May 30, 1925, Florence Knoblock, a farmer’s wife and the mother of a young boy, was found slaughtered on her kitchen floor. Several innocent men were taken into custody before the victim’s husband, John, was accused of the crime. He would endure two sensational trials before being acquitted. Eighty years later, local historian Diana Staresinic-Deane studied the investigation, which was doomed by destroyed evidence, inexperienced lawmen, disappearing witnesses, and a community more desperate for an arrest than justice. She would also discover a witness who may have seen the murderer that fateful morning.

It Happened In Kansas:  Remarkable Events That Shaped History

It Happened in Kansas features over 25 chapters in Kansas history. Lively and entertaining, this book brings the varied and fascinating history of the Sunflower State to life.

MUST-HAVE TOOLS

VuPoint Magic Wand Portable Scanner

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Aibecy iScan02 Handheld Wand Portable Scanner

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Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner

A Genealogist’s Guide With Specific Resources For Major Christian Denominations Before 1900

  • The Flip-Pal mobile scanner is the world’s original scanner for photos, large and fragile documents, and cherished memorabilia that does not require a computer to operate. Battery powered and stores files stored on an SD card.
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