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

View: 7693

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

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

View: 2827

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

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

View: 4413

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

Historical Atlas of the United States, with Original Maps


Author: Derek Hayes

Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre

ISBN: 9781553652052

Category: United States

Page: 280

View: 5803

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.

Inside National Health Reform


Author: John E. McDonough

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520949614

Category: Medical

Page: 360

View: 4692

This indispensable guide to the Affordable Care Act, our new national health care law, lends an insider’s deep understanding of policy to a lively and absorbing account of the extraordinary—and extraordinarily ambitious—legislative effort to reform the nation’s health care system. Dr. John E. McDonough, DPH, a health policy expert who served as an advisor to the late Senator Edward Kennedy, provides a vivid picture of the intense effort required to bring this legislation into law. McDonough clearly explains the ACA’s inner workings, revealing the rich landscape of the issues, policies, and controversies embedded in the law yet unknown to most Americans. In his account of these historic events, McDonough takes us through the process from the 2008 presidential campaign to the moment in 2010 when President Obama signed the bill into law. At a time when the nation is taking a second look at the ACA, Inside National Health Reform provides the essential information for Americans to make informed judgments about this landmark law.

Historical Atlas of the United States


Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.)

Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers

ISBN: 9780870449703

Category: Reference

Page: 289

View: 6239

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

Walking with Your Ancestors


Author: Melinda Kashuba

Publisher: Betterway Books


Category: Reference

Page: 240

View: 357

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!

Historical Atlas of Toronto


Author: Derek Hayes

Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre Limited

ISBN: 9781553654971

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 6075

In just two centuries, Toronto has grown from a far-flung outpost of the British Empire to a world-class city, the largest in Canada. This book is the first to illustrate Toronto's history through contemporary maps, drawn at the time to record, promote or illustrate major events. Collected together for the first time, these beautiful, revelatory documents add up to a fascinating visual history of the city's development. The book covers all of today's Greater Toronto Area, from Mississauga in the west to Oshawa in the east.

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

View: 9103

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.

The Penguin historical atlas of North America


Author: Eric Homberger

Publisher: Viking Pr


Category: History

Page: 144

View: 3558

Uses maps, text, and illustrations to present the history of North America from the first settlers to cross the Bering Straits to the spread of American culture in the 1990s

The Penguin Historical Atlas of the British Empire


Author: Nigel Dalziel

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780141018447

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 901

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

The Times Atlas of European History


Author: Thomas Cussans

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780723008958

Category: Europe

Page: 206

View: 8331

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.

Genealogy and the Librarian

Perspectives on Research, Instruction, Outreach and Management


Author: Vera Gubnitskaia

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476633223

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 301

View: 8163

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

View: 3725

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

View: 5157

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

Sugar in the Blood

A Family's Story of Slavery and Empire


Author: Andrea Stuart

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307474542

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 353

View: 3642

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.

Family Tree Memory Keeper

Your Workbook for Family History, Stories and Genealogy


Author: Allison Dolan,Diane Haddad

Publisher: Family Tree Books

ISBN: 9781440330629

Category: Reference

Page: 208

View: 2847

Record Your Family History! From the editors of Family Tree Magazine, this workbook makes it easy to record and organize your family history. Family Tree Memory Keeper helps you keep track of basic genealogy information and special family memories, including traditions, heirloom histories, family records, newsworthy moments, family migrations and immigrations, old recipes, important dates, and much more. This book features: Dozens of fill-in pages to record all your essential family information. Convenient paperback format for writing and photocopying pages. Space for mounting photographs. Maps to mark your family's migration routes. Tips for researching your family history. A comprehensive list of additional resources. Use Family Tree Memory Keeper to log your genealogy research. Bring it to family get-togethers to gather and share information. Create an invaluable record of your ancestry for future generations.

Mr. Jefferson's Hammer

William Henry Harrison and the Origins of American Indian Policy


Author: Robert M. Owens

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806182709

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 344

View: 6109

Often remembered as the president who died shortly after taking office, William Henry Harrison remains misunderstood by most Americans. Before becoming the ninth president of the United States in 1841, Harrison was instrumental in shaping the early years of westward expansion. Robert M. Owens now explores that era through the lens of Harrison’s career, providing a new synthesis of his role in the political development of Indiana Territory and in shaping Indian policy in the Old Northwest. Owens traces Harrison’s political career as secretary of the Northwest Territory, territorial delegate to Congress, and governor of Indiana Territory, as well as his military leadership and involvement with Indian relations. Thomas Jefferson, who was president during the first decade of the nineteenth century, found in Harrison the ideal agent to carry out his administration’s ruthless campaign to extinguish Indian land titles. More than a study of the man, Mr. Jefferson’s Hammer is a cultural biography of his fellow settlers, telling how this first generation of post-Revolutionary Americans realized their vision of progress and expansionism. It surveys the military, political, and social world of the early Ohio Valley and shows that Harrison’s attitudes and behavior reflected his Virginia background and its eighteenth-century notions as much as his frontier milieu. To this day, we live with the echoes of Harrison’s proclamations, the boundaries set by his treaties, and the ramifications of his actions. Mr. Jefferson’s Hammer offers a much needed reappraisal of Harrison’s impact on the nation’s development and key lessons for understanding American sentiments in the early republic.