Professional Guides

 

Description: Evidence Explained

Evidence Explained

The definitive manual for understanding and citing historical records.  

Library Journal Best Reference 2007.  2d ed.  885 pp. 

 

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Professional Genealogy

Elizabeth Shown Mills, editor & lead author.

This now-standard manual “for researchers, writers, editors, lecturers, and librarians” provides guidance for all who pursue genealogy—not just professionals.  29 chapters by 23 leading genealogists.  xxvi, 654 pp. 

 

Description: Evidence!

Evidence! Citation & Analysis for the Family Historian

The classic “briefcase edition,” now in its 16th printing.  124 pp. 

 

Other Study Aids in the Evidence Series

(laminated ‘cheat sheets’)


QuickSheet:

The Historical Biographer’s Guide to the Research Process  4 pp.

 


QuickSheet:

The Historical Biographer’s Guide to Finding People in Databases & Indexes  4pp.  


QuickSheet:

The Historical Biographer’s Guide

to Cluster Research (the FAN Principle)  4 pp.


QuickSheet:

The Historical Biographer’s Guide

to Individual Problem Analysis—A Strategic Plan  2pp.  


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QuickSheet:

Citing Online Historical Resources

A simple framework for citing all types of historical materials found on the Internet .  4 pp.  


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QuickSheet:

Citing Ancestry.com Databases & Images   4 pp.  


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QuickSheet:

Citing Online African-American Historical Resources   4 pp. 

 

Evidence Analysis: A Research Process Map

Outlines the process by which researchers analyze their findings to arrive at ‘proof,’ together with definitions of all key evidentiary terms.  2 pp. 

 

Your Stripped-Bare Guide to Historical Proof

A supplemental study guide. Side 1 outlines the processes by which we evaluate our sources, the information those sources give us, and the evidence we draw from that information. Side 2 presents the newly revised “3x3” Evidence Analysis Process Map.  2 pp. 

 

Your Stripped-Bare Guide to Citing Sources

A supplemental study guide. Regardless of the type of source you need to cite—whether it’s an artifact, an original document, or an online source—all the basics are here in this one small “cheat sheet.”   2 pp. 

Historical Works

 

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The Forgotten People: Cane River’s Creoles of Color

The definitive study of a culture legendary in Louisiana History. This excensively revised and enlarged edition nearly doubles the depth and scope of the original 1977 work by Gary B. Mills.

480 pp.   

 

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Isle of Canes: A Historical Novel

“A masterpiece! You may never look at American history the same way again.”—Historical Novels Review

xxiii, 583 pp.   


Tales of Old Natchitoches

Tales presents the ‘unsung heroes’ of the old Louisiana-Texas borderlands: soldiers and slaves, hunters and farmers, priests and peasants—along with the rare noblesse—who tamed the wild banks of the Red River of the West.

 

Book Chapters


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Marie Thérèse Coincoin (1742–1816):

Cane River Slave, Slave Owner, and Paradox.  Chapter 1, Louisiana Women (University of Georgia Press)


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Missionaries Compromised:

Early Evangelization of Slaves and Free People of Color in North Louisiana. Cross, Crozier and Crucible.  (Archdiocese of New Orleans)

 

Ethnicity and the Southern Genealogist:

Myths and Misconceptions Resources, and Opportunities. Generations and Change.  (Mercer University Press)

 

Resource Materials


Description: Abstracts

Natchitoches, 1729-1803.

Translated abstracts of the colonial Catholic registers of St. François des Natchitoches. Covers whites, blacks, and Indians—free and enslaved.

 

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Natchitoches, 1800–1826

Translated abstracts of Register 5, St. François des Natchitoches. Covers whites, blacks, and Indians—free and enslaved.


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Natchitoches Church Marriages, 1818-1850.

Translated abstracts of registers 11 and 12, St. François des Natchitoches. Covers free population of all ethnicities.


Natchitoches Colonials.

Censuses, military rolls and tax lists, 1722–1803. Covers free population of all ethnicities.