Bookshelf: Plantagenet, 30,000 Names & Pennsylvania Marriages

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was just received from our friends at the Genealogical Publishing Company.

Through 11:59 PM EDT Tonight, October 11th, 2017 you can select from 3 hand-picked book titles that are among some of their most popular on the shelf, right now.


THE PLANTAGENET ANCESTRY Being Tables Showing Over 7,000 of the Ancestors of Elizabeth (Daughter of Edward IV and Wife of Henry VII), the Heiress of the Plantagenets by Lt.-Col. W. H. Turton. A classic work on royal ancestry, this unusual book gives the lineages of all the known ancestors of Elizabeth Plantagenet (1465-1503), including both legitimate and illegitimate ancestors, numbering altogether over 7,000. The ancestral tables are divided geographically, English lines predominating, with lesser numbers of Scottish, Irish, French, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, and German lines. As this is a book of ancestors, its focus is restricted to the direct line, but it does allow room for every ancestor within ten generations. NORMAL PRICE: $55.00, TODAY ONLY: $36.50.
A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants in Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776 by Israel Daniel Rupp. This work is concerned mainly with early Palatine immigration and contains 319 ships’ passenger lists with a total of 30,000 names. The arrangement is chronological according to date of arrival, listing the names of the ships on which the passengers arrived and the places from which they emigrated. In addition, the appendices list over a thousand early settlers who landed at some port other than Philadelphia, but who afterwards came to Pennsylvania from New York, North Carolina, and Georgia. NORMAL PRICE: $40.00 TODAY ONLY: $27.50.
IMAGE: Pennsylvania MArriages
Record of Pennsylvania Marriages Prior to 1810 by John B. Linn and William H. Egle. The marriage records in this work were compiled from church registers rather than licenses. They cover 1685-1810 and comprise about 65,000 entries, arranged for the most part under both bride and groom. Over half of Vol. I is the marriage records of Christ Church (1709-1810) and Swedes’ Church (1750-1810) of Philadelphia. The rest are records from churches at Carlisle, Chester, Falkner Swamp, New Hanover, Paxtang, and Derry. Vol. II has marriage records of the First, Second, and Third Presbyterian Churches of Philadelphia; Moravian church records of Bethlehem, Emmaus, Lititz, Nazareth, and Philadelphia; records of various churches in the counties of Bucks and Montgomery; and Quaker records of the Monthly Meetings of Buckingham, Falls, Middletown, Philadelphia, Quakertown, Richland, and Wrightstown. NORMAL PRICE: $105.00 TODAY ONLY: $69.95.

Inaugural International Germanic Genealogy Conference (2017)

German genealogy experts you say? Traveling from Germany you say? Gathering in Minneapolis you say? Well, this Ol’ Myrt is so there. In fact, Mr. Myrt and I leave within the hour.


Connections: International. Cultural. Personal.
The International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP), formerly the German-American Genealogical Partnership, is proud to announce its inaugural conference to be held in Minneapolis, MN. The Germanic Genealogy Society (GGS) is the local host.

When: July 28-30, 2017
Where: Minneapolis Marriott Northwest
Registration is closed for the 2017 IGGC Conference.
If you have registered and need to make a change, please email:

As an added bonus, from the website we find that Fritz Juengling PH.D.,AG has prepared a document to describe how to use the new online version of Meyers Orts- und Verkehrs-lexikon des deutschen Reichs. Meyersgaz description

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Myrt’s Musings

I’m quite certain the IGGC instructors will share new research strategies with this Ol’ Myrt. In addition to my 1848ers from Saxony, I’m now working on my brother-in-law’s Bohemian WAGNER family who came directly to New Ulm, Minnesota in 1881. And you can bet I’ll be applying my new-found knowledge as we travel to New Ulm on our way home.

I look forward to attending a class session nearly every hour. There are no ambassadors or official bloggers to my knowledge, but I hope to see many of the usual suspects in attendance. It’s a concept – attend a conference and actually go to classes to learn. As we speak, our favorite German Genealogy Girl, Ursula Krause, has left for the Berlin airport, soon to be on her way. I look forward to meeting her and hosting a brunch in her honor when she travels to Salt Lake following the conference. Here are the two GermanGen Study Group sessions with Ursula from mDearMYRTLE’s YouTube Channel.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     🙂
Your friend in genealogy.