Historic Pathways

Elizabeth Shown Mills

Historical Works

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The Forgotten People: Cane River’s Creoles of Color

The definitive study of a culture legendary in Louisiana history. This extensively revised and enlarged edition by Elizabeth Shown Mills nearly doubles the depth and scope of the original 1977 work by Gary B. Mills. 480 pp. MoreCiteWhere to Find

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Isle of Canes: A Historical Novel

“A masterpiece! You may never look at American history the same way again.”—Historical Novels Review. 583 pp. MoreCiteWhere to Find

Tales of Old Natchitoches

Tales presents the ‘unsung heroes’ of the old Louisiana-Texas borderlands: soldiers and slaves, hunters and farmers, priests and peasants—along with the rare noblesse—who tamed the wild banks of the Red River of the West. MoreCiteWhere to Find

Book Chapters

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Marie Thérèse Coincoin (1742–1816):

Cane River Slave, Slave Owner, and Paradox. Chapter 1, Louisiana Women (University of Georgia Press). MoreCiteWhere to Find

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Missionaries Compromised:

Early Evangelization of Slaves and Free People of Color in North Louisiana. Cross, Crozier and Crucible. (Archdiocese of New Orleans). MoreCiteWhere to Find

Ethnicity and the Southern Genealogist:

Myths and Misconceptions, Resources, and Opportunities. Generations and Change.  (Mercer University Press). MoreCiteWhere to Find

Professional Guides

Description: Evidence Explained

Evidence Explained

The definitive manual for understanding and citing historical records.  Library Journal Best Reference 2007.  3d ed. rev, 2017. 892 pp. MoreCiteWhere to Find

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Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers & Librarians

Elizabeth Shown Mills, editor & lead author. This now-standard manual “for researchers, writers, editors, lecturers, and librarians” provides guidance for all who pursue genealogy—not just professionals.  29 chapters by 23 leading genealogists.  xxvi, 654 pp. MoreCiteWhere to Find

Description: Evidence!

Evidence! Citation & Analysis for the Family Historian

The classic “briefcase edition,” now in its 20th printing.  124 pp. MoreCiteWhere to Find

Other Study Aids in the Evidence Series

(laminated ‘cheat sheets’)

QuickSheet: Citing Genetic Sources for History Research  4 pp.

Demonstrates how to cite test results, analyses, databases, and other instructional matter to meet research standards. 4 pp.

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QuickSheet: The Historical Biographer’s Guide to the Research Process  4 pp. MoreCiteWhere to Find

QuickSheet: The Historical Biographer’s Guide to Finding People in Databases & Indexes  4pp. MoreCiteWhere to Find

QuickSheet: The Historical Biographer’s Guide to Cluster Research (the FAN Principle)  4 pp. MoreCiteWhere to Find

QuickSheet: The Historical Biographer’s Guide to Individual Problem Analysis—A Strategic Plan  2pp. MoreCiteWhere to Find

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QuickSheet: Citing Online Historical Resources

A simple framework for citing all types of historical materials found on the Internet .  4 pp. MoreCiteWhere to Find

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QuickSheet: Citing Ancestry.com Databases & Images   4 pp. MoreCiteWhere to Find

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QuickSheet: Citing Online African-American Historical Resources   4 pp. MoreCiteWhere to Find

Evidence Analysis: A Research Process Map

Outlines the process by which researchers analyze their findings to arrive at ‘proof,’ together with definitions of all key evidentiary terms.  2 pp. MoreCiteWhere to Find

Your Stripped-Bare Guide to Historical Proof

A supplemental study guide. Side 1 outlines the processes by which we evaluate our sources, the information those sources give us, and the evidence we draw from that information.
Side 2 presents the newly revised “3x3” Evidence Analysis Process Map. 2 pp. MoreCiteWhere to Find

Your Stripped-Bare Guide to Citing Sources

A supplemental study guide. Regardless of the type of source you need to cite—whether it’s an artifact, an original document, or an online source—all the basics are here in this one small “cheat sheet.”   2 pp. MoreCiteWhere to Find

Resource Books

Description: Abstracts

Natchitoches, 1729–1803.

Translated abstracts of the colonial Catholic registers of St. François des Natchitoches. Covers whites, blacks, and Native Americans—free and enslaved. MoreCiteWhere to Find

Tips & Quips for the Family Historian. With Ruth Brossette Lennon

A treasury of bon mots and wise words for all who pursue genealogy. Whether you are a researcher seeking inspiration to break through brick walls or a speaker or writer in search of zingers to punctuate your thoughts, Tips & Quips can be your muse. MoreCiteWhere to Find

Description: St. Fran

Natchitoches, 1800–1826

Translated abstracts of Register 5, St. François des Natchitoches. Covers whites, blacks, and Native Americans—free and enslaved. MoreCiteWhere to Find

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Natchitoches Church Marriages, 1818–1850.

Translated abstracts of registers 11 and 12, St. François des Natchitoches. Covers free population of all ethnicities. MoreCiteWhere to Find

Natchitoches Colonials—A Source Book: Censuses, Military Rolls and Tax Lists, 1728–1803.

Covers free population of all ethnicities. With Ellie Lennon. MoreCiteWhere to Find

Elizabeth Shown Mills | Copyright 2011–2018