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  1. Book Notes – Sustainable Genealogy: Separating Fact From Fiction in Family Legends

    Book Notes – Sustainable Genealogy: Separating Fact From Fiction in Family Legends

    Sustainable Genealogy: Separating Fact From Fiction in Family Legends. By Richard Hite. (2013. Pp. 126. $18.95. Softcover. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 260, Baltimore MD 21211-1953. www.genealogical.com) ISBN: 978-0-8063-1982-7. Richard Hite has penned a dense treatise on the pitfalls and obstacles we hit when relying on family traditions to guide our research directions. I say ‘dense’ simply because the page count may be small, but the text is also small, and packed tight with stories of successes and failures when following the tale trail. There are no pages taken up with charts, images, or even...

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  2. Book Notes – Slaves Identified in Kenton County, 1840-1865

    Book Notes – Slaves Identified in Kenton County, 1840-1865

    Slaves Identified in Kenton County, Kentucky Clerk’s and Kenton County Vital Statistic Records, 1840-1865. By Arnold Taylor.  (2014.  Pp. 58.  Spiral Softcover. Lexington: www.slavelawsuits.com)  This new title by Arnold Taylor was recently accepted into the library holdings here at KHS. As a transcribed collection of enslaved individuals listed in Kenton County, the potential for usefulness is very high. The author describes this list as an “…attempt to ascertain as many names as possible of persons held in bondage in Kenton County, Kentucky, from the formation of the county out of Campbell County until passage of the Thirteenth Amendment….The records used...

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  3. Book Notes – Ohio Photographers 1839-1900

    Book Notes – Ohio Photographers 1839-1900

    Ohio Photographers 1839-1900. By Diane VanSkiver Gagel.  (2013.  Pp. 371.  $42.75. Paperback. Baltimore: Clearfield Company for Genealogical Publishing Company.  ISBN: 978-0-8063-5669-3.) www.genealogical.com Statewide resources on early photography are few and far between.  A brief check of OCLC’s WorldCat shows just six states with statewide directories, a clue to how difficult and time consuming it can be to research and document early American photographers.  This work, compiled by Diane VanSkiver Gagel, showcases the lives and work of Ohio photographers between 1839 and 1900.  During this period, the technology of photography changed from daguerreotype to glass plate negative, and the studio itself...

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  4. Book Notes – The Kentucky Barbecue Book

    Book Notes – The Kentucky Barbecue Book

    The Kentucky Barbecue Book. By Wes Berry.  (2013.  Pp. 356.  $27.95. Hardcover. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky.  663 South Limestone Street, Lexington KY 40508-4008. www.kentuckypress.com) ISBN: 978-0-8131-4179-4. For those of us who survived the Kentucky winter of 2013/14, we continue to embrace every second of summer that is humanly possible. Since summer in Kentucky usually means picnics, get-togethers, and cooking outdoors, an exploration of Kentucky’s barbecue industry seems like a perfect fit. Although, you might be asking why we would feature a barbecue book on a site that focuses on Kentucky Ancestry/History. That is the beauty of this book: It not...

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