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. – the best resource for free genealogical records.

My Favorite Florida History books

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

A Land RememberedA Land Remembered by Patrick D. Smith

Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American RevolutionIndependence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution by Kathleen DuVal

Panhandle memories: A lived historyPanhandle Memories by Adelia Rosasco-Soule

Slavery in Florida: Territorial Days to EmancipationSlavery in Florida: Territorial Days to Emancipation by Larry Eugene Rivers

Travels of William BartramTravels of William Bartram by William Bartram

The History of Florida by Michael Gannon

Tales of Old Florida by Frank Oppel

My Favorite Civil War (War for Southern Independence) books

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

The Impending Crisis of the South: How to Meet It by Hinton Rowan Helper

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

Rebel Storehouse: Florida’s Contribution to the Confederacy by Robert A. Taylor

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

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

Civil War on Pensacola Bay, 1861-1862 by John K. Driscoll

Desertion During the Civil War by Ella Lonn

Civil War Medicine: An Illustrated History by Mark I. Scadt, MD

My Favorite Genealogy & General History books

Land and Property Research in the United States by E. Wade Hone

Unlocking the Secrets in Old Photographs by Karen Frisch-Ripley

The Oral History Workshop by Synthia Hart

The Hidden Half of the Family by Christina Kassabian Schaefer

A Preservation Guide: Saving the Past and the Present for the Future by Barbara Sagraves

American Colonies: The Settling of North America by Alan Taylor

The Tuscarora War: Indians, Settlers, and the Fight for the Carolina Colonies by David La Vere

Albion’s Seed: Four British Folkways in America by David Hackett Fischer