Books by Steve

Polish Genealogy: Four Steps to Success
This book gives the researcher the tools needed to research their Polish ancestors and find possible answers to the origins of their Polish heritage. The book outlines a simple process that will identify where your ancestors were born and where to find their Polish records.
Print Book: $19.99
(available from Amazon)
Polish Immigration to America: When, Where, Why and How
When did your Polish ancestors immigrate, where did they leave, why did they leave, how did they get here? These are questions we all hope to find the answers. This book discusses the history of Poland and gives some insights into possible answers to the questions about your ancestors’ immigration.
Print Book: $17.99
eBook: $9.99
 (available from AmazonKindleAppleBarnes & NobleKobo, Overdrive, Cloud Library Library Direct, and other online sources)
My Polish Grandmother: from Tragedy in Poland to her Rose Garden in America
The story of Anna’s life is different from many stories of immigrants because it is told from the perspective of a woman. She suffered through tragedies in her life in Poland but found the strength to build a new life in the U. S.
Print Book: $14.99
eBook: $7.99
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Memories of Dziadka
This book is about the life of a Polish immigrant – his early life in Poland, his travel to America, and his life in Illinois. I also try to describe why his simple life was important to all of us.
Print Book: $17.99
eBook: $7.99
 (available from AmazonKindleAppleBarnes & NobleKobo, Overdrive, Cloud Library Library Direct, and other online sources)
Hints for Translating Polish Genealogical Records
Are you afraid to search for the records of your Polish ancestors because you do not speak Polish? This guide will show you where to find resources that will help you overcome this problem. This quick reference will give you helpful hints to decipher the documents and allow you to find your ancestors,
eBook: $2.99
(available from Apple, Kindle, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Overdrive, Cloud Library Library Direct, and other online sources)
Find Your Czech and Slovak Ancestors
This book is a great source to find the Czech and Slovak records for your ancestors. The book outlines a simple process that will identify where your ancestors were born and where to find their European records.
Print Book: $19.99
 (available from Amazon)
Czech and Slovak Immigration to America: When, Where, Why and How
When did your Czech or Slovak ancestors immigrate, where did they leave, why did they leave, how did they get here? This book is a wonderful resource. The author hopes you find the answer to some of these questions in this book. This book discusses the history of their homeland and gives some insights to possible answers to the questions about your ancestors’ immigration.
Print Book: $17.99
(available from AmazonKindleAppleBarnes & NobleKobo, Overdrive, Cloud Library Library Direct, and other online sources)
German Immigration to America
Why did your German ancestors immigrate, when did they leave, where did they leave, how did they get here? This book is a fantastic resource that may help you find answers to these questions and insights about your ancestors’ immigration.
Print Book: $18.99
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Irish Immigration to America
Why did your Irish ancestors immigrate, when did they leave, where did they leave, how did they get here? This book is a fantastic resource that may help you find answers to these questions and insights about your ancestors’ immigration.
Print Book: $18.99
 eBook: $9.99
 (available from AmazonKindle, Apple,  Barnes & NobleKobo, Overdrive, Cloud Library Library Direct, and other online sources)
Finding Grandma’s European Ancestors: Revised 2016
Want to find your European roots? This book gives you easy steps to find where your ancestors left and tips on where to find the European records of your ancestors. Most European countries are covered.
Print Book: $19.99
(available from Amazon)
Write Your Family History: Easy Steps to Organize, Save and Share
Writing a family history can seem to be a very challenging project for many people. However, organizing your research into a format that is easily read by your family is a must. The methods discussed in this book will show the reader a simple format that will make this task much easier.
Print Book: $17.99
eBook: $9.99
 (available from AmazonKindleAppleBarnes & NobleKobo, Overdrive, Cloud Library Library Direct, and other online sources)
DNA and Genealogy Research: Simplified
DNA testing has become a popular topic with genealogists but many times the results are confusing. It is a powerful tool, but I am one of the many who find it challenging to educate myself with the science of DNA.  I did not want to become a genetic scientist, and just wanted to work on my family history. The book explains my methods using non-scientific terms and does not discuss Chromosome browsers, haplogroups, or SNPs. I had a brick wall, and I used my genealogical skills and traditional sources with my DNA results to solve the mystery.
Print book: $11.99
eBook: $6.99
 (available from AmazonKindleAppleBarnes & NobleKobo, Overdrive, Cloud Library Library Direct, and other online sources)
Basic Genealogy: Saving Your Family History
Find your roots! Start your search now. This book reviews a process that will help everyone start their research, and it gives hints that will make your research successful.
Print Book: $9.99
eBook: $5.99
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Basic Genealogy and Beyond: Easy steps to find your Family History and tips to break down Brick Walls
This book goes beyond the great tips I covered in “Basic Genealogy” and gives many additional methods and sources to find more information to help create an excellent family history of your ancestors. My new book includes new material that covers search tips, organization, an outline of steps to find where your European immigrants left, and the basics of using DNA testing in genealogy.
Print Book: $17.99
eBook: $9.99
 (available from AmazonAppleKindleBarnes & NobleKobo, Overdrive, Cloud Library Library Direct, and other online sources)
Quick Reference to U.S. Census Records: a snapshot of the past
Census records are a snapshot of your family at the time the census was taken and contain a wealth of information that can be used the lives of your family. This book explains the information that is included in the census records and how they can be used in your family histories. The book also points to where these records can be found and also includes some search tips.
eBook: $1.99
(available from AppleKindleBarnes & Noble, Kobo, Overdrive, Cloud Library Library Direct, and other online sources)
Early U.S. Census Records: How to Decipher Them
Census records are a snapshot of your family and finding all of these records is an important task in researching your family history. This book reviews two case studies that will give you hints on how to decipher the early U.S census which are challenging to use because they list only the head of the household.
eBook: $1.99
(available from 
AppleKindleBarnes & NobleKobo, Overdrive, Cloud Library Library Direct, and other online sources)
Origins of Peter Whittinghill and his Family
There are multiple stories about where Peter Whittinghill was born and his immigration to America, but my research and recent DNA test results may have unlocked the answer to this mystery. This book discusses the stories that have circulated for many years about the origins of Peter Whittinghill and ends with the results of my research. It points to a specific area in Germany where I believe Peter left and where I found what may be his baptismal record. I also review the records, stories, and details surrounding his life in America. If you are one of his descendants, this is a must-have source for your family history.
Print Book: $19.99
(available from Amazon)

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