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Complimentary NGS Quarterly Articles

The National Genealogical Society Quarterly—often referred to as the NGS Quarterly, the NGSQ, and even the “Q”—is one of the most important member benefits NGS offers. The NGS Quarterly is considered essential to the study of genealogy because of its highly regarded “case study” format that helps readers advance their analytical thinking and writing skills. In this free, complimentary section of our website, you have the opportunity to sample NGS Quarterly articles on various case studies. Each article was written by a highly skilled author in the field of family history and genealogy.

Edited by Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS, FUGA, and Melinde Lutz Byrne, CG, FASG, FNGS, this unique scholarly journal is utilized by every top-level genealogical teaching program for its case studies, making it an invaluable tool in teaching research methodology. Members have access to more than four hundred NGSQ articles.

Please accept our invitation to find some quiet time to read and learn from the NGSQ case studies. You will discover that even the footnotes are enjoyable to read and will help you enhance your genealogical skills.

Recommended Reading from NGS Quarterly

Andrews, Jean Atkinson. “Indirect Evidence for the Identity of Richard Andrews
 (1748–1824) of Stark County, Ohio.” National Genealogical Society Quarterly
 103 (March 2015): 37–48.

Baty, Laurel T. “Aaron Strickland’s North Carolina Origin.” National Genealogical
 Society Quarterly 104 (March 2016): 21–37.

Bittner, F. Warren. “Without Land, Occupation, Rights, or Marriage Privilege:
 The Buttner Family from Bavaria to New York.” National Genealogical
 Society Quarterly 100 (September 2012): 165–187.

Garrett–Nelson, LaBrenda. “Resolving a Modern Genealogical Problem:
 What was Rainey Nelson’s Birth Name?” National Genealogical Society Quarterly
 104 (September 2016): 203–213.

Graham, Paul K. “A Love Story Proved: The Life and Family of Laura Lavinia
 (Kelly) Combs of Atlanta and Augusta, Georgia.” National Genealogical
 Society Quarterly 101 (December 2013): 245–266.

Hare, Alison. “Searching for Greens at the Time of Peter Robinson.” National
 Genealogical Society Quarterly 95 (March 2007): 17–26.

Henningfield, Melinda Daffin. “A Family for William Gray of New Madrid
 County, Territory of Missouri.” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 101
 (September 2013): 207–228.

Hoitink, Yvette. “Griete Smit’s Parentage: Proof in the Absence of Vital Records.”
 National Genealogical Society Quarterly 104 (December 2016): 245–256.

Johnson, Melissa A. “Mothers for Sophie (Kanetski) Howe of Scranton,
 Pennsylvania.” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 103 (June 2015):
 105–113.

Jones, Thomas W. “Too Few Sources to Solve a Family Mystery? Some
 Greenfields in Central and Western New York.” National Genealogical
 Society Quarterly 103 (June 2015): 85–103.

Lennon, Rachal Mills. “Context and Comrades Illuminate a Silent Southerner:
 John Temple (1758–1838), Revolutionary War Pensioner.” National
 Genealogical Society Quarterly 103 (March 2015): 49–67.

Mills, Elizabeth Shown. “Genealogy in the ‘Information Age’: History’s New
 Frontier?” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 91 (December 2003):
 260-77.

Mills, Elizabeth Shown. “Which Marie Louise is ‘Mariotte’? Sorting Slaves of
 Common Names.” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 94 (September
 2006): 183–204.

Peters, Nancy A. “Using Indirect Evidence to Find In–Laws for Conrad Peters of
 Monroe County, New York.” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 99
 (December 2011): 281–293.

Peterson, Allen R. “Dead Men Do Not Sell Timber: The Sinking of the Snow
 Owen and Captain Plato Denney’s Two Deaths.” National Genealogical
 Society Quarterly 101 (September 2013): 175–188.

Stanbary, Karen. “Rafael Arriaga, a Mexican Father in Michigan: Autosomal
 DNA Helps Identify Paternity.” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 104
 (June 2016): 85–98.

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