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During the past 25 years,
Dr. Vega has written extensively on the plight of
Hispanics and their efforts to gain proper
recognition for their enormous contributions in the
discovery, settlement, and establishment of the
United States. His approach is not one of uncovering
new, exciting information, but rather one of
painstaking research of existing information, that
is often ignored or difficult to locate, and
incorporating this information into America's
RAILWAY PASSENGER LISTS OF OVERLAND TRAINS TO SAN
FRANCISCO AND THE WEST. Two Volumes. By Louis J.
Rasmussen. Hardbound, 2 vols., (1966-1968),
reprinted 2010, Surname Index, Geographical Index,
Subject Index, 408 pp. and 504 pp.
When the transcontinental railroad
was completed in 1869, there was great celebration
of being "connected to the rest of the world." The
West was no longer separated by the snowy reaches of
the Sierras, and the railroad brought to the Pacific
States and Territories a mighty flood of prosperity,
as well as new immigrants. To the rest of the United
States, as well as other countries, it also brought
an improved means of transportation for visiting the
fabled region which had, theretofore, been only
accessible by ship to the outward opening of the
Golden Gate, or a long, difficult journey by wagon
The original Overland Train passenger lists are no
longer in existence. In the absence of such records,
this ambitious work provides a reconstruction of
passenger arrivals between 1870 and 1873 using
contemporary sources, such as journals, diaries,
letters, magazines and newspaper lists.
This effort addresses Overland Trains, bound West,
with passengers tabulated at the time of passing
Ogden, Utah; Carlin, Nevada; Battle Mountain,
Nevada; and Mojave, California. A number of entries
in Volume I tabulate passengers...
THE COLORED PATRIOTS OF THE
AMERICAN REVOLUTION. With Sketches of
Several Distinguished Colored Persons: To Which is
Added a Brief Survey of the Condition and Prospects
of Colored Americans. By William C. Nell.
Softcover, (1855), reprinted 2010, Illus., 396 pp.
Introduction written by Harriet Beecher Stowe. This
book has been resurrected after lying dormant for
nearly 100 years. Used as a textbook in the late
1800s and the early 1900s, it has recently been the
subject of several high-profile discussions on
American History as it relates to the treatment and
recognition of African American contributions at the
time of our nation's founding.
A HISTORY OF THE PIONEER
FAMILIES OF MISSOURI, WITH NUMEROUS SKETCHES,
ANECDOTES, ADVENTURES, ETC., RELATING TO THE EARLY
DAYS IN MISSOURI. Also the Lives of Daniel Boone and
the Celebrated Indian Chief Black Hawk, With
Numerous Biographies and Histories of Primitive
William S. Bryan and Robert Rose. Softcover,
(1876, 1935), repr. 2002, 2011, Illus., Index, 596
pp. This work,
published in five parts, holds a wealth of
information for those researching early families of
Missouri. Of the 590 pages of text, approximately
275 pages are devoted to complete genealogical
histories of more than 800 families, from the five
contiguous counties of St. Charles, Montgomery,
Warren, Audrain, and Callaway, with an additional 54
pages devoted to the life of Daniel Boone. The book
also contains historical information on the initial
days in Missouri, religious matters, affairs of
government, the Indian War, the New Madrid
Earthquakes, as well as other antiquities. ...View
EARLY VIRGINIA IMMIGRANTS,
George Cabell Greer. Softcover, (1912), repr.
2010, 376 pp.
Subsequent to the publication of Hotten's
Immigrants, no successful effort had been made to
gather together, in one volume, a list of the
thousands of persons who came into Virginia during
the early period of her life. When the author began
his endeavor to supplement Hotten, the records of
the Land Office in Richmond remained the only source
from which these names could be obtained. Prior to
the publication of this work, it was simply
impossible, without the most extensive and expensive
research, to obtain names of persons who came to
Virginia, unless they themselves were patentees of
land; and the great majority of immigrants to the
colony do not appear as patentees. A list of the
immigrants to Virginia has always been a desideratum
to the genealogist. To descendants of early Virginia
immigrants this work will, in many cases, offer an
opportunity to trace their ancestry. It will often
be the means of forming ...
ABSTRACT OF LAND GRANT SURVEYS
OF AUGUSTA AND ROCKINGHAM COUNTIES, VIRGINIA,
1761-1791. Peter C. Kaylor.
Softcover, (1930), repr. 2009, New, Index, 150 pp.
Realizing the importance of land conveyance records
to any genealogist who may attempt to write
biography and knowing that the Rockingham County
deed records were partly burned in 1864, thereby
effacing many deeds, the authors of this book have
made an abstract and index of land surveys of
Augusta and Rockingham counties from 1751 to 1791.
These abstracts include the name of the person for
whom the survey was made, the location of the land,
and the name of the owner or owners of the adjoining
land. These surveys were made for original land
patents by Thomas Lewis, surveyor for Augusta
County, and later for ...
Index to Tennessee Wills & Administrations
Byron & Barbara Sistler, Softcover, (1990), reprinted 2007,
self-indexed, vi + 411 pp.
invaluable index, by two distinguished genealogists, has long
been regarded as one of the most important sourcebooks in
Tennessee genealogy. It documents over 41,500 entries covering
all 62 counties for which antebellum estate records have
survived. It is arranged by surname, so the entire list of wills
of any given family in the state can be found under one heading.
Early Tennessee Tax Lists.
Byron Sistler and Barbara Sistler. Softcover,
(1977), repr. 2010, Alphabetical Listing, 226 pp.
Research in Tennessee for the
period prior to 1830 poses some difficult problems
because no complete census schedules for the state
exist before that date. This book is an attempt at
filling that gap. It is a single index to 68 county
tax lists, petitions, voter lists, and newspaper
lists of inhabitants in 34 counties. The earliest
list included is from 1787 and the latest 1827.
About 2/3 of the state's counties in existence in
1820 are included in one or more lists, as follows:
Anderson 1805; Bedford 1812; Bledsoe 1815; Blount
1800, 1801, 1805; Campbell 1818, 1823; Carter 1796,
1798; Claiborne 1803; Cocke 1821, 1827; Davidson
1788, 1805, 1811; Franklin 1812 ...View
RECONSTRUCTED 1810 CENSUS OF
TENNESSEE. Charles Sherrill.
Softcover, (2001), repr. 2011, Index, 576 pp.
This work provides a substitute for the lost 1810
Tennessee Census, abstracted from a wide range of
records from 1809 to 1811. Many entries include
extra information about women, children, free blacks
and slaves; the names of cities and counties; the
original source record; and any notes. More than
33,000 Long-Lost Records from Tax Lists, Court
Minutes, Church Records, Wills, Deeds, and Other
Sources have been referenced....
EARLY WEST TENNESSEE
MARRIAGES. Two Volumes. Byron Sistler
and Barbara Sistler. Softcover, (1989), repr.
2011, Index, 670 pp. In this two-volume
set, Volume 1 is arranged by grooms, Volume 2
arranged by brides. There are approximately 57,000
marriages (114,000 names), including all extant
antebellum records from West Tennessee. All pre-1861
marriages are set forth and, where feasible and
convenient (primarily because of cutoff dates of the
original books), the authors have also included many
later records as well. Following are the counties
that are the subject of this work, followed by the
years represented: Benton 1832-1869, Carroll
1838-1873, Dyer 1860-1879, Fayette 1838-1871, Gibson
1824-1870, Hardeman 1823-1861, Haywood 1859-1878,
Henry 1838-1867, Lauderdale 1838-1867, Madison
1823-1871, McNairy 1861-1865, Obion 1824-1877,
Shelby 1819-1865, Tipton 1840-1874, Weakley
CALIFORNIA CENTRAL COAST PIONEER FAMILIES.
Two Volumes. Compiled by Barbara Bruce Cole.
Softcover, 2 vols., 2009, 8.5" x 11", Illus., Index, 624 pp.
publication of California Central Coast Pioneer Families
offers researchers an unprecedented opportunity to acquire a
comprehensive collection of many pioneer family histories
published originally in the Santa Maria Valley
Genealogical Society & Library Quarterly, from
1977 to 2004. This two-volume work, compiled by Barbara Bruce
Cole as the principal researcher, along with other contributors,
provides the lineage and history of 88 pioneer families, and the
connections of over 2500 families. Of equal importance, the
publication of this work marks the first time these family
history articles have been completely indexed! ...View
SLAVE TRANSACTIONS OF GUADALUPE COUNTY, TEXAS.
Gretchen. Softcover, 2009, 8.5" x 11", Illus, Index,
342 pp. The sale, mortgage, and conveyance of slaves through
the probate process were common elements of a robust slave trade
that existed in most of the settled areas of antebellum Texas.
These and other slave transactions are fully described in this
reference history of the slave trade of an early Central Texas
county. Deeds, deeds of trust, probate cases and district court
cases are used as source records to provide names and
descriptions of slaves that were sold, mortgaged, hired-out,
conveyed as property in an estate settlement, or named in a
criminal prosecution from 1840 through 1865. ...View
REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIERS BURIED
IN ALABAMA. Mrs. Patrick Hues Mell.
Softcover, (1904), repr. 2009, Alphabetical Listing,
50 pp. Excerpted from the Transactions
1899-1903, Volume IV; Published by The Alabama
Historical Society, Montgomery, Alabama, 1904. An
alphabetical listing of Revolutionary War Soldiers
buried in Alabama, many with biographical sketches
and genealogies. ...View
THE DAMON FAMILY OF WAYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS. Richard A. Damon,
Jr. Softcover, (1997), 2009, 6" x 9", Index, viii + 439 pp.
work includes 11 generations of the descendants of the immigrant
Thomas Damon, from England. Research
indicates that there are potentially three separate lines of the
Damon family in the United States, founded by settlers who
arrived here in the early 1600s, two of them definitely from
Kent County, in England and, in all likelihood, the third also
from there. An extensive correspondence between D. Bradford
Damon and the author was carried on for many years with a full
exchange of data. D. Bradford concentrated on the Scituate line,
by far the largest of the three, and the author concentrated on
the other two, the Reading line and the Wayland line....View
"FINDING MR. JOHNSON." An Example of How To Do Genealogical
By Leigh Taylor, Gerald Callinan, Mike Andersen,
Charlotte Payne. Softcover, 2008, 8.5" x 11", Illus.,
Maps, Index, 192 pp. This is a story about finding the parents
of two adopted siblings and a half-brother they never knew
existed, until his death. It's a story of people driven out of
their village and homeland due to starvation who traveled
thousands of miles to make a new life in Minnesota, arriving in
Carver County in 1869. It's an adventure in genealogical
research with all its twists and unexpected turns.. It's a story
of finally solving the puzzle about who was Christina's father,
thus giving a name and ancestry of Christina and her brother who
had been separated by adoption nearly 150 years ago. Includes
family trees for the following surnames: Andersson, Carlsson,
Cullen, Eckblad, Johnson, Joorgensen/Johannessen, Murphy,
Lawsson, Restadius, Swanson, and Wurst. ...View
OVER 500 NEW
CIVIL WAR LISTINGS FOR OUT-OF-PRINT BOOKS!
We have just added over 500 Civil War books that are now
available through Janaway Genealogy Books. Many of these
reprinted titles are extremely rare and have not been available
for many years. View our
Civil War Page
and review those books with the
Code Numbers beginning with "CW." ...View
Civil War Books
The 1790 Census of the United States of
America, CD-ROM. United States Bureau of the
Census. CD-ROM, 2007, Index, 2,648 pp. The entire published 1790
Census of the United States, over 400,000 names listed, in 12
This CD-ROM contains
2,648 pages, comprising all twelve (12) of the 1790 Census
books, entitled Heads of Families at the First Census of
the United States Taken in the Year 1790, which were
originally published by the United States Bureau of the Census
in 1907 or 1908. The total number of names contained in these
publications (and, thus, on this CD-ROM) is approximately
400,000, out of a total population of approximately
Virginia Immigrants and Adventurers,
1607-1635: A Biographical Dictionary. Martha W.
McCartney. Hardcover, 2007, Maps, Index, 833 pp. The first
collection ever published of biographical sketches of the
earliest settlers of Jamestown and Virginia.
In 1607 America's first
permanent English colony was planted on Jamestown Island, in
Virginia. Soon afterwards, thousands of immigrants flocked to
Jamestown and surrounding areas on the James and York Rivers,
where they struggled to maintain a foothold. A number of these
settlers--by their own prodigious efforts or by virtue of their
financial investment in the colony--rose to prominence, leaving
a paper trail that historians have followed ever since. The
majority, however--the ordinary men, women, and children whose
efforts enabled the colony to become viable--simply escaped
notice. As a result, 400 years later, we're still curious about
Virginia's earliest settlers--who they were, where they lived,
and how they lived. To answer
Tennesseans in the War of 1812.
Byron Sistler and Samuel Sistler. Softcover, (1992), repr.
2007, Alphabetical, 549 pp. An
alphabetical listing of all persons in Tennessee units in the
War of 1812. An
alphabetical listing of all persons in Tennessee units in the
War of 1812. Included for each entry are the name, rank,
regimental commander, company commander, branch of service, and,
where shown, place of residence of the soldier. In addition, the
authors also included other information of interest, such as
date wounded or died...if while in service...whether deserted or
absent with leave, or if discharged for inability to serve.
Southside Virginia Genealogies, CD-ROM.
Southside Virginia Genealogies is a compilation of several
hundred family histories, each of which, typically, extends back
to the colonial period in Southside Virginia. This remarkable CD
compilation actually began life as an Internet site--Virginians.com--and
it has racked up more than a million visitors since its
inception in 2001. Since then it has grown to 4,000 pages and
continues to be a popular destination for anyone researching
Southside lineages. However, it has recently been configured to
include only first generation data, so this new CD version of Southside Virginia Genealogies is now the only means of
gaining access to the full range of information on all
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