NGS announces the release of the Kindle version of Mastering Genealogical Proof by Thomas W. Jones, phd, cg, cgl, fasg, fngs. The book was released in print version earlier this year. As a textbook on genealogical methods and reasoning, Mastering Genealogical Proof has proven popular with readers at all levels, from beginners to experts. The book has received a tremendous critical and popular reception and is in its third printing. Many readers have asked for mobile versions. NGS is pleased to be able to make this publication available now in the Kindle format and soon in Apple’s iBooks format.

Dr. Jones is a noted writer, lecturer, and editor in the field of genealogy. He draws on his expertise to make Mastering Genealogical Proof a definitive guide for marshaling evidence to reach sound conclusions regarding the identity and relationships of ancestors. Each chapter of the book contains examples of real issues and asks the reader to apply the book’s concepts to problems presented at the end of each chapter

The Kindle version of Mastering Genealogical Proof is now available at for $9.99. Print versions of the book can still be ordered at the NGS online store at







          FEBRUARY 13, 2014 -   Whether researching property for purchase or tracing family histories, one can find many public records online that are available to the public, free of charge. Fort Bend County Libraries’ Sienna Branch Library will present the program, “Public Records at Your Fingertips,” on Thursday, February 13, beginning at 10:00 am, in the Computer Lab of the library, located at 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd in Missouri City.

            Learn how to search online for public records such as property records, court records, property-tax records, and much more, with minimal effort.

The program is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. To register online at the library’s website (, click on “Calendar,” select “Sienna Branch,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-238-2952, or by visiting the library.


March 8, 2014 (Saturday): Houston, Texas. The Clayton Library Friends (CLF) will present "Civil War Paper Trails" at its annual seminar. Carol Taylor, from Greenville, Texas will offer four lectures.
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March 15, 2014 (Saturday): Houston, Texas. Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research will hold a day of classes focused on the importance of researching female ancestors. For more details go to:


May 7-10, 2014: (NGS) National Genealogical Society Family History Conference in Richmond, Virginia. “Virginia: The First Frontier.”


August 27-30, 2014: FGS presents "Gone to Texas." Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

TSGS is pleased to co-host the FGS 2014 Conference

Co-hosts:  The Texas State Genealogical Society &

The San Antonio Genealogical & Historical Society

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