The Forgotten People: Cane River’s Creoles of Color
The definitive study of a culture legendary in Louisiana history. This extensively revised and enlarged edition by Elizabeth Shown Mills nearly doubles the depth and scope of the original 1977 work by Gary B. Mills. 480 pp. MoreCiteWhere to Find
Isle of Canes: A Historical Novel
“A masterpiece! You may never look at American history the same way again.”—Historical Novels Review. 583 pp. MoreCiteWhere to Find
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. MoreCiteWhere to Find
Marie Thérèse Coincoin (1742–1816):
Cane River Slave, Slave Owner, and Paradox. Chapter 1, Louisiana Women (University of Georgia Press). MoreCiteWhere to Find
Early Evangelization of Slaves and Free People of Color in North Louisiana. Cross, Crozier and Crucible. (Archdiocese of New Orleans). MoreCiteWhere to Find
Ethnicity and the Southern Genealogist:
Myths and Misconceptions, Resources, and Opportunities. Generations and Change. (Mercer University Press). MoreCiteWhere to Find
Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice & Standards
The 2018 sequel to the now-classic Professional Genealogy: A Manual. This
totally new guide to the profession, edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills, offers the
wisdom of 22 of the field’s current leaders whose specialties range from genetics
to law to education. 678 pp.
“ProGen PPS, like its predecessor, is one of the most essential publications ever
released for the dynamic world of genealogy.” —Josh Taylor, MA, MLS, and Host of PBS’s Genealogy Roadshow.
The definitive manual for understanding and citing historical records. Library Journal Best Reference 2007. 3d ed. rev, 2017. 892 pp. MoreCiteWhere to Find
Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers & Librarians
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. MoreCiteWhere to Find
Evidence! Citation & Analysis for the Family Historian
Outlines the process by which researchers analyze their findings to arrive at ‘proof,’ together with definitions of all key evidentiary terms. 2 pp. MoreCiteWhere to Find
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. MoreCiteWhere to Find
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. MoreCiteWhere to Find
Translated abstracts of the colonial Catholic registers of St. François des Natchitoches. Covers whites, blacks, and Native Americans—free and enslaved. MoreCiteWhere to Find
Tips & Quips for the Family Historian. With Ruth Brossette Lennon
A treasury of bon mots and wise words for all who pursue genealogy. Whether you are a researcher seeking inspiration to break through brick walls or a speaker or writer in search of zingers to punctuate your thoughts, Tips & Quips can be your muse. MoreCiteWhere to Find
Translated abstracts of Register 5, St. François des Natchitoches. Covers whites, blacks, and Native Americans—free and enslaved. MoreCiteWhere to Find
Natchitoches Church Marriages, 1818–1850.
Translated abstracts of registers 11 and 12, St. François des Natchitoches. Covers free population of all ethnicities. MoreCiteWhere to Find
Natchitoches Colonials—A Source Book: Censuses, Military Rolls and Tax Lists, 1728–1803.