Other Rare Genealogy:



American Armoury: The book, "Matthew’s American Armoury and Blue Book," by John Matthews, printed by the Gorham Co., New York & London, 1907. This book provides significant genealogical data about a large number of American ‘blue bloods’ as of 1907. If any of your ancestors had a ‘Coat of Arms,’ they are likely included in this book.
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America Heraldica: The book, "America Heraldica – A Compilation of Arms, Crests, and Mottoes of Prominent American Families Settled in this Country Before 1800," edited by E, De V, Vermont, illustrated by Henry Rykers, printed by the Brentano Brothers, New York, 1886. This book provides significant genealogical data about a large number of American families who settled in America prior to 1800.
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Public Heraldry: The book, "The Book of Public Arms, a Complete Encyclopedia of all Royal, Territorial, Municipal, Corporate, Official, and Impersonal Arms," by Arthur Charles Fox–Davies, London, England, 1915. It is a comprehensive listing of non-familial heraldry – with hundreds of illustrations. A perfect reference book for genealogy, heraldry, or design of heraldic arms.
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Family Crests: "The Book of Family Crests; Comprising Nearly Every Family Bearing Properly Blazoned and Explained, Accompanied by Upwards of Four Thousand Engravings, Illistrative of the Crests of the Peers and Baronets – Nearly Every Family of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, the Colonies, Etc., Etc.," by Henry Washbourne, printed by Reeves and Turner, London, 1882. This book provides significant genealogical data about a large number of British and American families.
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New York: The book, "Trinity Church Bicentennial Celebration," by Rev. Morgan Dix, 1897, New York. This is a commemorative book designed by Tiffany and Company for the Rectors, Church Wardens, and Vestrymen of the Trinity Church Parish of New York on the 200th anniversary of the founding of the church, May 5th, 1897.
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Swedish Immigration: The book, "History of the Swedes in Illinois – Biographical Sketches with Portraits – Chicago and Counties at Large," by Ernst W. Olson and Martin J. Engberg, printed by the Engberg–Holmberg Publishing Company, Chicago, 1908. This CD provides information on early Swedish immigrants to Illinois for Cook County, Chicago, and other counties. The counties covered are: Cook, Henry, Knox, Kane, Rock Island, Bureau, Winnebago, DeKalb, Ford, Warren, Mercer, Whiteside, Peoria, Marshall, Grundy, LaSalle, Livingstone, McLean, Vermilion, McHenry, Lake, and Will.
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Swedish Immigration: The book, "A History of New Sweden; or, the Settlements on the River Delaware," by Israel Acrelius (1759), translated from the Swedish by William Reynolds, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1874. An examination of the Swedish communities established prior to the Revolution along the Rver Delaware and other Eastern US areas.
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English Colonial Records: The book, "Transcripts of Original Documents in the English Archives Relating to the Early History of the State of New Hampshire," edited by John Scribner Jenness, Privately Printed, New York, 1876.
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Civil War Genealogy 1: The ten volume set of books titled, "The Photographic History of the Civil War; Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861–1865, with Text by Many Special Authorities; Semi–Centennial Memorial," Francis T. Miller (Editor), the Review of Reviews Co., New York, 1912. It is a huge set of books with thousands of photographs of the Civil War. There are large sections on the Infantry, Cavalry, Navy, Leaders, and Prisons & Hospitals of both the Union and the Confederacy. There are pictures of virtually every senior officer from both sides – and many, many pictures of enlisted troops. Many obscure pictures of the Navies and other organizations not usually seen. There are tabular data in the final sections dealing with individual units, armies, casualties, etc.
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Civil War Genealogy 2: The book, "The American Soldier in the Civil War, a Pictorial History of the Campaigns and Conflicts of the War Between the States, profusely illustrated with Battle Scenes, Naval Engagements and Portraits, from Sketches by Forbes, Taylor, Waud, Hillen, Becker, Lovie, Schell, Crane, Davis, and Other Celebrated War Artists," compiled by Frank Leslie, New York, 1895. This is a large format book is full of very interesting and exciting black & white prints from engravings of Civil War scenes. I learned a great deal from the illustrations in this book. There are many pictures of specific battles (well–known and not so well–known battles), and many illustrations of specific State Infantry Regiments and Cavalry Regiments throughout.
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Civil War Genealogy 3:The book, "Life and Death in Rebel Prisons," by Robert H. Kellogg, Sergeant–Major of the 16th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, Hartford, Connecticut, 1866. The title says it all.
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Native American Genealogy: The book, "Indian Biography or an Historical Account of those Individuals who have been Distinguished Among the North American Natives as Orators, Warriors, Statesmen, and other Remarkable Characters, in Two Volumes," by B. B. Thatcher, Esq., A. L. Fowle Publishing, New York, 1900. These two volumes present a huge amount of information about Native Americans (Indians) who interacted with North American colonists in the early days of our country.
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Quaker Genealogy: The book, "Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of Members of the Religious Society of Friends [Quakers]," by the Tract Association of Friends, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1870. A great deal of information about various Quakers and Quaker communities in New England and Pennsylvania – with some data from other States.
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