Saturday, October 27, 2012

Colonial Roots: Books, CDs and maps

Colonial Roots specializes in genealogy books and other resources for Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, North Carolina, and Washington, D.C.

Today at the Fairfax Genealogical Society's Fall Conference, Mr. Myrt purchased:

  • Early Records of Chester County, Pennsylvania 1700s to 1800 including 12 volumes of Abstracts of Chester County Land Records, Vol 1-5 (1681-1765 with deeds, mortgages, bonds, releases, leases and land patents.) Early Church Records of Chester County, Vol 103; 4 Volumes of The Wills of Chester County covering the time period 1713-1800. CD
  • Berks County - Annals by Montgomery 1909 containing the original pages and full text search of Historical and Biographical Annals of Berks County, PA Vol 1 & Vol II. (Morton L. Montgomery; J H Beers & Co.; 1909) CD
  • Early Quaker Records of Philadelphia Pennsylvania Vol 1 1682-1750, Anna Miller Watring. Colonial Roots; 2005. Book
  • First Families of Chester County Pennsylvania Vol 2, John Pitts Launey. Heritage Books, 2007. Book

QuickSheets (laminated sheets)
  • Genealogical Problem Analysis: A Strategic Plan Evidence! Style, Elizabeth Shown Mills. Genealogical Publishing Company; 2010.
  • The Historical Biographer's Guide to Cluster Research (The FAN Principle), Elizabeth Shown Mills. Genealogical Publishing Company; 2012.
  • The Historical Biographers Guide to Finding People  in Databases and Indexes, Elizabeth Shown Mills. Genealogical Publishing Company; 2012.
Genealogy at a Glance (laminated sheets)
  • Cherokee Genealogy Research, Myra Vanderpool Gormley. Genealogical Publishing Company; 2012.
  • English Genealogy Research, Paul Milner. Genealogical Publishing Company; 2011.
  • Family History Library Research, Carolyn L. Barkley. Genealogical Publishing Company, 2012.
  • Virginia Genealogy Research, Carol McGinnis. Genealogical Publishing Company; 2012.

The Colonial Roots website explains they make certain documents available for free from time to time, so "make sure you check back every so often to see what's new!" Here's what they have at the time of publication of this blog post.

Be sure to download the Colonial Roots catalog at

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
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