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Family History...there is a Dissertation for that!
October is Family History Month and genealogy, as well as family histories, are topics that appear in the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global database. As Family History Month kicks off here are a few research examples that highlight the subject of Family History.
Darney, David M. A. "Origins and Genealogy of the Abernethy Family." Order No. 1395554 California State University, Dominguez Hills, 1998. Ann Arbor: ProQuest. Web. 1 Oct. 2015.
Gorby, William Hal. "Saints, Sinners, and Socialists on the Southside: Polish Catholic Immigrant Workers, Politics, and Culture in Wheeling, West Virginia, 1890-1930." Order No. 3637591 West Virginia University, 2014. Ann Arbor: ProQuest. Web. 1 Oct. 2015.
Sherman, Caroline R. "The Genealogy of Knowledge: The Godefroy Family, Erudition, and Legal-Historical Service to the State." Order No. 3299826 Princeton University, 2008. Ann Arbor: ProQuest. Web. 1 Oct. 2015.
Steere, JoAnn Bussian. "The Perrin Collection: History, Fashion, and Art in Nineteenth-Century Bags and Purses." Order No. 1491618 University of Rhode Island, 2011. Ann Arbor: ProQuest. Web. 1 Oct. 2015.
Weller, Nelson Albert Louis. "A Family history/genealogy of the Schauss/Shouse Family in North Carolina, 1755-1900." Order No. 3120167 Union Institute and University, 2004. Ann Arbor: ProQuest. Web. 1 Oct. 2015.
ProQuest has compiled Libguides for the Genealogy databases and they can be accessed on our Libguide page. ProQuest also offers a number of webinars for the various ProQuest genealogy databases, many of them used in the research examples above. To register for an upcoming webinar please sign up here. We look forward to having you join us on a future webinar!
Note: To access the dissertations in this post you must have access to ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global through a library.
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