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Priority Mail) and handling. Order from Heritage Books, Inc., 65 E. Main Street, Westminster, MD 21157-5026, or via the Internet at www.heritage- books.com.)

This genealogical reference covers the Wrights liv- ing in southern Virginia and is divided into the fol- lowing sections: birth records (1853-1896), marriage

records (1752-1902), election polls (1754-1755), tithe lists (1755), personal property tax lists (1782- 1850) and census records (1810-1900). The author

notes that this book is an appendix to his previous

work, Sorting Some of the ginia.

rights of Southern Vir-

Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace. By Elizabeth Shown Mills. (2007. Pp. 885. $49.95, plus USPS ($2.00) or UPS ($6.00) for shipping. Order from Genea- logical Publishing Co., Inc., 3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 260, Baltimore, MD 21211 or via the Internet at www. genealogical.com.)

This new volume by Elizabeth Shown Mills is a natural follow-on to her earlier Evidence!: Citation & Analysis for the Family Historian (1997). In Evidence Explained, the author provides an excel- lent discussion of the fundamentals of evi- dence analysis as well as detailed guidelines and examples for citing genealogical and family history records in the following categories: cemetery, census, church, local and state government, national gov- ernment, and various kinds of publications in both electronic and printed formats. The author places numerous QuickCheck models throughout the book and there is an in-depth index for the book’s con- tents as well as for all of the citation examples.

QuickSheet: Citing Online Historical Resources (Evi- dence! Style). By Elizabeth Shown Mills. (2007. Pp. 4. Order from Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 260, Baltimore, MD 21211 or via the Internet at www.genealogi- cal.com.)

With the increasing amount of genealogical data available on the World Wide Web, knowing how to properly document information obtained is im- portant. The location of online information can be confusing later if the downloaded documents are not properly cited. This four-page laminated docu- ment-citing aid can be a useful item to have at your side when you’re online or in your research materi- als when you hit the road in search of genealogical information. The examples provided include: census images and database items, digital articles and books, historical records, land records, passenger lists, vital records, Social Security Death Index, and newsletter items.

Getting Started in Genealogy Online. By William Dol- larhide. (2006. Pp. 64. $12.95, plus USPS ($4.00) or UPS Ground ($6.00) for shipping. Order from Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 260, Baltimore, MD 21211 or via the Internet at www.genealogical.com.)

This well-known genealogist has produced a very helpful guide to doing genealogy research online. In sixty-four pages, the author covers a seven step plan for getting started with family history research online and supplements that with additional mate- rial to help genealogical researchers begin to locate and understand what is available for family history and genealogical research on the World Wide Web.

There have been several books published in recent years on doing genealogy online. This sixty-four-page begin- ner’s guide on doing ge-

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