My Favorite Genealogical Resources

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Evidentia Software – this software will help you organize, analyze and draw conclusions from your mountains of research.  They have a trial period to try it before buying and is reasonably priced.  I personally own and use the software. (paid link) – the best resource for free genealogical records.

My Favorite Florida History books

Florida’s Frontiers (A History of the Trans-Appalachian Frontier  by Paul E. Hoffman. (paid link)

A Land Remembered by Patrick D. Smith. (paid link)

Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution by Kathleen DuVal. (paid link)

Panhandle Memories: A lived history by Adelia Rosasco-Soule. (paid link)

Slavery in Florida: Territorial Days to Emancipation by Larry Eugene Rivers. (paid link)

Travels of William Bartram by William Bartram. (paid link)

The History of Florida by Michael Gannon. (paid link)

Tales of Old Florida by Frank Oppel. (paid link)

My Favorite Civil War (War for Southern Independence) books

For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War by James M. McPherson. (paid link)

The Impending Crisis of the South: How to Meet It by Hinton Rowan Helper. (paid link)

Mine Eyes Have Seen: Firsthand Reminiscences of the Civil War in West Florida by Brian R. Rucker

Lee’s Terrible Swift Sword: From Antietam to Chancellorsville: An Eyewitness History by Richard Wheeler. (paid link)

Rebel Storehouse: Florida’s Contribution to the Confederacy by Robert A. Taylor. (paid link)

Blockaders, Refugees, & Contrabands: Civil War on Florida’s Gulf Coast, 1861-1865 by George E. Buker. (paid link)

By the Noble Daring of Her Sons: The Florida Brigade of the Army of Tennessee by Jonathan C. Sheppard. (paid link)

Civil War on Pensacola Bay, 1861-1862 by John K. Driscoll. (paid link)

Desertion During the Civil War by Ella Lonn. (paid link)

Civil War Medicine: An Illustrated History by Mark I. Scadt, MD. (paid link)

My Favorite Genealogy & General History books

Land and Property Research in the United States by E. Wade Hone. (paid link)

Unlocking the Secrets in Old Photographs by Karen Frisch-Ripley. (paid link)

The Oral History Workshop by Cynthia Hart. (paid link)

The Hidden Half of the Family by Christina Kassabian Schaefer. (paid link)

A Preservation Guide: Saving the Past and the Present for the Future by Barbara Sagraves. (paid link)

American Colonies: The Settling of North America by Alan Taylor. (paid link)

The Tuscarora War: Indians, Settlers, and the Fight for the Carolina Colonies by David La Vere. (paid link)

Albion’s Seed: Four British Folkways in America by David Hackett Fischer. (paid link)