Sunday, April 24, 2022

18 of my favorite books in my personal library

I can hardly believe that I've been blogging about my genealogy for 18 years.  When I consider that I've been researching for about 32 years, it doesn't seem like that far of a stretch.  In keeping with the purpose of my blog, I am celebrating the 18th blogiversary with a favorites listing(in no particular order).  I've compiled a list of 18 of my favorite genealogy/history books in my personal library.  I have an account at for cataloging purposes.  This really helps me out so that I don't buy more than one copy of a book(Yes, I've done that before.) You'll see that some of the books are Volume 1 of a set. That's my way of "squeezing in" the entire set as one book.  I also use to find books which aren't in my personal library ...yet.

  1. The Evolution of the Southern Backcountry: A Case Study of Lunenburg County, Virginia, 1746-1832. Richard R. Beeman. 1984.
  2. The Making of African America: The Four Great Migrations. Ira Berlin. 2010
  3. Communities of Kinship: Antebellum Families and the Settlement of the Cotton Frontier. Carolyn Earle Billingsley. 2004.
  4. DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteer: Tennessee. Delorme. 2017.
  5. Ancestry's Red Book : American state, county & town sources. Alice Eichholz. 1992.
  6. Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America. David Hackett Fischer. 1992.
  7. Tennesseans before 1800. Davidson County. Marjorie Hood Fischer. 1997.
  8. History of Maury, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson, Bedford, and Marshall Counties, Tennessee. Goodspeed Publishing Company. 1988(reprint).
  9. Lady First: The World of First Lady Sarah Polk. Amy S. Greenberg. 2019.
  10. Land and Property Research. E. Wade Hone. 2008.
  11. The Kentucky Encyclopedia. John E. Kleber. 1992.
  12. Bedford County Tennessee Land Deed Genealogy, 1807-1852 (Vol. #1). Helen Marsh. 2003.
  13. Davidson County Tennessee Wills & Inventories: 1783-1816 (Vol. #1). Helen C. Marsh. 1989.
  14. Chancery Court of Records of Bedford County, Tennessee. Timothy R. Marsh. 1988.
  15. The North Carolina gazetteer : a dictionary of Tar Heel places and their history. William S. Powell. 2010.
  16. History of Rover and the 10th District of Bedford County Tennessee. Rover Historical Society. 1986(update printed in 1999).
  17. Tennessee Convicts: Early Records of the State Penitentiary 1831-1850. Volume 1. Charles A. Sherrill. 2015.
  18. Traveling the Trace: A Complete Tour Guide to the Historic Natchez Trace from Nashville to Natchez. Cathy Summerlin. 1995.

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