Wednesday, February 10, 2010

CCGS Library - New Arrivals, February 2010

CCGS Librarian Betsy Ferris has announced the following new additions to the CCGS Library:

Map Guide to the U. S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920, by William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, is a 2009 reprint of the 1987 edition. It shows county boundaries within each state beginning with the first census of the U. S. in 1790 and continuing at ten year intervals through 1920. Each map page includes notes regarding missing censuses or census fragments. (929.1 THO) 

Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace, by Elizabeth Shown Mills, 2nd ed., is the style manual for genealogists and family historians. The first edition published in 2007 won acclaim as one of the best reference books in the field. The book explains the basis for citing each type of source record and shows many examples of correct citations for many possible formats for a source. The first chapter discusses how evidence analysis helps the family history researcher maintain the standard of proof needed to have confidence in his results. (929.1 MIL) 

QuickSheet: Citing Online Historical Resources, Evidence! Style, by Elizabeth Shown Mills is a 4- page laminated very quick reference to the proper methods of citing sources found on the Internet. (929.1 MIL) 

A Genealogist’s Guide to Discovering Your African-American Ancestors, by Franklin Carter Smith and Emily Anne Croom tells how to find and record information about African Americans heritage. Begins with an overview of genealogical methods and research and then discusses various types of records and historical sources. Several case studies are included. (929.1 SMI)

See other recent additions to the CCGS Library.