Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Heritage Books - May 2007 offerings

Proprietor is a Certified Genealogist & able genealogy instructor

Thinking ahead to visiting with Heritage Book proprieter Craig Scott, CG at next week's Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research at Samford University Library reminds me that I haven't told my newest readers about this resource for genealogy books. From time to time folks ask Ol' Myrt just WHERE do you find those genealogy books? It used to be that one had to attend a national or large regional genealogy conference to find the genealogy booksellers. An alternative would be to visit Mr. Scott's website and browse or search for titles of interest.

List of Officers of the US Navy & of the Marine Corps 1775-1900. Comprising A Complete Register Of All Present And Former Commissioned, Warranted, And Appointed Officers Of The United States Navy, And Of The Marine Corps, Regular And Volunteer. Compiled from the Official Records of the Navy Department - Edward W. Callahan. This work contains, in alphabetical order, the names of all officers of the navy and marine corps, commissioned, warranted and appointed, including volunteer officers who have entered the service since the establishment of the navy department in 1798, showing the dates of their original entry, progressive rank, and the manner in which those no longer in the service severed their connection from it. The data has been compiled from the original manuscript records of the navy department and from the official navy registers, issued semi-annually by the department. The volume also contains a list of all midshipmen, cadet engineers and naval cadets who have entered the Naval Academy since its establishment, arranged alphabetically by classes through the year 1900. A sketch of the navy from 1775 to 1798, with a register of the officers in service between those dates, as well as a complete and carefully revised list of vessels of the United States Navy from its inception to the present time, form a valuable feature of the work. (1901), 2004, 5½x8½, paper, alphabetical, 754 pp. $48.00 C0881 ISBN: 1585498815 -

Mrs. Joe’s Housekeeping Guide - Joe Mitchell Chapple. Long before a lady calling herself Heloise decided to launch books, newspaper, and magazine columns devoted to household hints, an enterprising newspaper person, calling him or herself “Mrs. Joe”, asked readers to submit their household hints to the newspaper. They responded with thousands of such helpful items and these were later published in a book. The book, reproduced here, is an incredible picture of American life a century or so ago, probably the late 1890s to the early 1900s. Reading the hints tells of suggestions for cooking (priceless), cleaning (thought provoking), treatment of ailments (sometimes amusing, sometimes helpful today), and many, many more. Taken as a whole, Mrs. Joe’s Housekeeping Guide offers the historian an amazingly detailed picture of everyday American life in the Gay Nineties of the nineteenth century. Even more amazing are some hints that are as practical or useful or delicious in the twenty-first century. Mrs. Joe’s Housekeeping Guide will provide the reader with humor, joy at finding an unusual solution for a problem, and fun in comparing how people lived then with the advances made in our country a century later. It can be an invaluable tool for those who study American history. (1909), 2006, 5½x8½, paper, index, 384 pp. $33.00 C4293 ISBN: 0788442937

Bute County, North Carolina Land Grant Plats and Land Entries - Brent H. Holcomb. Bute County was formed from Granville County in 1764, and abolished in 1779 to form Warren and Franklin Counties. During Bute County's brief existence there were 103 land grants issued, one tract entered and one plat made with no grant issued for it. The majority of this volume is comprised of facsimile reprints of original land grant plats that can be found at the archives in Raleigh, North Carolina. Plats and warrants exist for all grants (except file #12). All plats are reproduced in this volume and many of these reproductions are clearer than the dim and faded originals-some mere scraps of paper! The second portion of this volume contains 345 abstracted land entries. These entries include pertinent names, dates and locations. It is important to note that many Bute County entries belong to grants issued later in Warren and Franklin Counties. A surname index is provided, excluding only surveyors John Dent, Joseph Hawkins, and William Christmas. Names are indexed with the plat and entry numbers instead of page numbers. (1974), 2007, 8½x11, paper, index, 130 pp. $22.00
H1689 ISBN: 0788416898

Slave Ancestral Research: It's Something Else - Mary L. Jackson Fears. Written as the author's research was conducted, the text provides not only a fascinating account of one particular search, but also gives hints and guidelines on how to search for slave ancestors and their slave owners. It explains the information to be found in libraries, courthouses, cemeteries, and other archives, as well as identifying the records generated by slave-holding families and how to find slave-holding families. This book contains over one hundred documents which illustrate how the author found the names of her slave ancestors and the surnames of the slave owners. Slave lists are included from four Georgia counties: Warren, Baldwin, Talbot, and Taylor. A bibliography, notes, and a fullname index add to the value of this work. (1995), 2007, 8½x11, paper, index, 292 pp. $37.00
F0200 ISBN: 0788402005

The Diary of Lieutenant von Bardeleben and Other von Donop Regiment - Bruce E. Burgoyne. Contains the wartime diaries of Lieutenant Johann Heinrich von Bardeleben, the company Church Book of the von Donop Regiment compiled by Chaplain Georg Christoph Coester, and the regimental journal of Quartermaster Johann Georg Zinn. Johann von Bardeleben's diary entries often include very specific information about von Bardeleben's fellow officers and hint at a general dissatisfaction with the role of the Hesse-Cassel divisions in an Englishmen's war. Georg Christoph Coester's Church Book details marriages, births, confirmations and even penance. Regimental Quartermaster Zinn's journal contributes detailed listings of officers, vessels, camp sites and other particulars of the campaigns around New York City, Trenton and Philadelphia. Mr. Burgoyne is a recipient of the Benjamin Franklin Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Revolution Roundtable of Philadelphia. (1998), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 218 pp. $21.00
B1054 ISBN: 0788410547

Obstetrical Casebooks of Dr. Ferdinand E. Chatard: An Alternative Genealogical Resource for Baltimore City [Maryland], 1829-1883 - Gary B. Ruppert, M.D. Prior to civil registration for Baltimore City in 1875, genealogical resources authenticating births are mostly limited to church baptismal registers. Alternative options are few and far between. This is one of the first, if not the only published index to medical records from 19th century physicians in Baltimore City. Not only does this book present an index to a previously unpublished primary source, but it also provides a fascinating glimpse into the risks of everyday life in a previous century. 2007, 6x9, paper, 250 pp. $25.50
R4331 ISBN: 0788443313

A History of the Valley of Virginia - Samuel Kercheval. If you’d like to know more about the history of Native Americans and early American settlers, this book is for you. Written not long after the Revolutionary War, the author was himself a young eyewitness to the life and times described, and the weight of this book is given to personal accounts and descriptive recollections of bloody encounters between settlers and Native Americans over the course of several decades (based on the testimony of locals who witnessed or remembered house-burnings, kidnappings and massacres.) The first settlements in 1732; Quakers, Menonists, Lutherans and Calvinists; social habits, medicine, morals, witchcraft, and more are discussed. The author documents the beginnings of Martinsburg, Staunton, Moorefield, Abingdon and Morgantown. Some of the earliest family names include Vanmeter, Hite, Burwell, Fry, Newell, Glass Carter, and Blackburn. A lengthy appendix includes natural curiosities like The Devil’s Garden. (1833, 1902), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 416 pp. $33.00
K1866 ISBN: 0788418661

The Unwritten History of Braddock's Field (Pennsylvania) - George H. Lamb. Known simply as Braddock, this little town just outside of Pittsburgh has been the scene of many historic events. It was the site of General Edward Braddock's famous defeat by the British in 1755, at the beginning of the French and Indian War. Thirty-nine years later, several thousand grain distillers and their sympathizers gathered at Braddock's Field to protest the new tax on whiskey, in what became known as the Whiskey Rebellion, which was quelled when President Washington called up 15,000 troops to march toward the town. Every section contains names of prominent residents, members of organizations and some short biographical sketches. Includes an original fullname plus subject index and several illustrations of leading citizens and landmark buildings. (1917), 1999, 5½x8½, paper, index, 336 pp. $26.50
L1237 ISBN: 078841237X

Newspaper Datelines of the American Revolution, Vol. 1: April 18, 1775 to November 1, 1775 - Armand Francis Lucier. This collection of articles from thirty-four different newspapers begins with the "alarming intelligence" of the shots fired at Lexington and Concord, followed by the Battle of Bunker Hill and other skirmishes, military affairs and the siege of St. John's. The sources of these articles included letters smuggled out of Boston by the terrified colonists, proclamations, speeches, affidavits and unconfirmed reports. Read, as the colonists did, about the meeting at the Continental Congress in Philadelphia, the vote to unite the colonies and the appointment of George Washington as the commander of the military forces. These sometimes-lengthy letters, commentaries, and speeches provide an essential understanding of the sentiments of the American people and their leaders at this critical moment in the history of the Western world. Reading old newspaper articles conveys a sense of immediacy of events that cannot be found in conventional history books. It also allows the reader to witness the influence of the eighteenth-century press and the important roll it played in winning public approval of a common cause. (2001), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 382 pp. $30.00
L1805 ISBN: 078841805X

Families of Ancient Wethersfield, Connecticut - Henry R. Stiles. This book is excerpted from Dr. Stiles two-volume history of one of Connecticut's original three river towns. Many of the hundreds of genealogies found in Clearfield's reprint carry the pioneering families of Wethersfield forward over many generations from the time of the town's founding in the seventeenth century and are replete with biographical details on numerous descendants. What follows is a partial list of the main families covered in the volume from among the more than 12,000 persons referred to in the index: Adams, Allen, Andres, Andrus, Ayrault, Baker, Baldwin, Barber, Barnard, Barnes, Beach, Beadle, Beckley, Beebe, Belden, Benton, Bidwell, Bigelow, Blinn, Boardman, Boosey, Booth, Bradley, Brewer, Bronson, Brooks, Brown, Buck, Bulkeley, Bull, Bunce, Burnham, Burr, Butler, Callender, Camp, Carpenter, Carter, Case, Chapin, Chapman, Chester, Church, Churchell, Churchill, Clark, Cole, Coleman, Collins, Colt, Cook, Cooke, Cowles, Crane, Crocker, Culver, Curtis, Davis, Deming, Dennison, Dickinson, Dimock, Dix, Dudley, Dunham, Edwards, Ely, Flint, Flowers, Foote, Fosdick, Fox, Francis, Frary, French, Fuller, Gardner, Gates, Gaylor, Gibbs, Gilbert, Gillett, Goff, Goodrich, Goodwin, Grant, Graves, Green(e), Gridley, Grimes, Griswold, Hale, Hall, Hanmer, Harris, Hart, Hatch, Havens, Hawley, Hill, Hills, Holcomb, Hollister, Holmes, Hooker, Hopkins, House, Howard, Howe, Hubbard, Hun(n), Hunt, Hurlbut, Ingraham, Johnson, Jones, Judd, Keene, Kellogg, Kelsey, Kilbourn, Kilby, Kimberly, King, Kirby, Kirkham, Landers, Larned, Latimer, Lawrence, Lee, Lewis, Lindsey, Lockwood, Loomis, Lord, Loveland, Lusk, Lyman, Marsh, Mason, May, Meakins, Merriam, Merrills, Miller, Mills, Miner, Mitchell, Mix, Montague, Moore, Morgan, Morley, Morris, Morse, Moseley, Newton, Nichols, Noble, North, Nott, Ogden, Olmstead, Palmer, Parke, Parker, Parsons, Peck, Pelton, Perkins, Phelps, Phillips, Pierce, Pierson, Pitkin, Porter, Potter, Pratt, Price, Reed, Reynolds, Rhodes, Rice, Rich, Richards, Richardson, Riley, Robbins, Roberts, Robertson, Rockwell, Root, Rose, Russell, Sage, Sanders, Sanford, Savage, Scott, Scovel, Seymour, Shepard, Sherman, Smith, Spencer, Standish, Stephens, Stillman, Stoddard, Strickland, Strong, Talcott, Taylor, Thompson, Tilden, Trac(e)y, Treat, Tryon, Turner, Tuttle, Walker, Ward, Warner, Warren, Watson, Webb, Webster, Weede, Well(e)s, Whaples, Wheeler, White, Whiting, Whitmore, Whitney, Whittlesey, Wickham, Wilcox, Willard, Williams, Wilson, Wolcot, Wood, Woodhouse, Woodruff, and Wright. (1904), 2005, 5½x8½, paper, 2 vols., 946 pp. $69.50
S1984 ISBN: 0788419846

Sullivan County, Tennessee Death Records, 1908-1918 - Eddie M. Nikazy. (1994), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 318 pp. $29.00
N0099 ISBN: 0788400991

St. Mary’s Catholic Church Records: 1818-1900, Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland - Marsha Lynne Fuller, CGRS. The Church, its history, cemetery, and the poet priest, Father Abram J. Ryan. It includes copies of church records and information taken from Priest’s Journal, 1786-1911, Baptisms, 1818-1900, Marriages, 1818-1900, Confirmations, 1852-1871, and Deaths, 1853 - 1900. (2001), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 698 pp. $42.00
F0770 ISBN: 1585497703

Writings from the Valley Forge Encampment of the Continental Army: December 19, 1777-June 19, 1778, Volume 6, “my Constitution got quite shatter’d” - Joseph Lee Boyle. Hundreds of letters and documents written at Valley Forge have been published in collections that represent the best-remembered men of the Revolution. There are also documents of uncounted numbers by lesser officers and staff functionaries that have never been published, or have been printed long ago and are no longer readily available. The intent of this effort is to present a selection of these, in the sixth of several such volumes, to allow greater understanding and appreciation of the Valley Forge Encampment. Hundreds of officers left the army during the six-month Encampment, some being forced out, but many others voluntarily resigned. The departure of nearly fifty officers is represented in these documents. Captain John House of New Hampshire seemed quite sad to request permission to resign because his “Constitution was quite shatter’d.” The impact of the army on the civilians in Southeastern Pennsylvania is also represented in this selection. Documents are arranged chronologically, and the original spelling and punctuation has been retained. A descriptive note at the foot of each entry gives the source location of each document, and identifies the writer and recipient the first time each individual appears. The author scoured the National Archives and more than twenty other state archives, university libraries, and historical societies in his search for these rare papers. 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 210 pp. $23.00
B4291 ISBN: 0788442910

The History of Union County, Ohio, Containing a History of the County - W. H. Beers and Company. (1883), reprint, 3 volumes, paper, index, 1417 pp. $92.00
B0534 ISBN: 0788405349

Buckingham Burials, A Survey of Cemeteries in Buckingham County, Virginia, Volume 3 - Historic Buckingham Inc. This volume contains all the cemeteries surveyed by the author that were not mentioned in either Volume I or Volume II of this series. Approximately 188 cemeteries are listed in this volume, as well as some additions and corrections to the previous two volumes. Entries include (as available) the full name of the deceased, the dates of birth and death, the age at death, the name of spouse, maiden name of spouse (if applicable), and whether or not there is a tombstone. Many entries also provide inscriptions and/or tidbits of supplement information. The supplemental information may describe the condition of the marker, indicate that a marker is shared with a spouse or other relative, refer to adjacent graves of other family members that are marked only by fieldstones, and/or give the name of one or more relatives. A full name index adds to the value of this work. 2007, 6x9, paper, index, 680 pp. $50.00
H4087 ISBN: 078844087X

Vital Records of Tuftonboro and Brookfield, New Hampshire, 1888-2005 - Richard P. Roberts. A valuable, but time-consuming, source of information for events occurring in 1887, and thereafter, is the section of vital statistics which is provided in the Annual Town Reports of many New Hampshire towns. Families that have remained in Tuftonboro, Brookfield or adjacent towns for several generations can be traced and connected to the present. This work is divided into births, marriages and deaths, and each section is arranged alphabetically. To the extent the information is available, the birth entries contain the child’s name; date and place of birth; number of children in the family; father’s name, place of birth, age and occupation; and mother’s maiden name, age, and place of birth. Marriage entries include (as available): groom’s name and residence; bride’s name and residence; date and place of marriage. Information pertaining to husband and wife is listed individually and includes: age, occupation, number of marriage (if other than first); father’s name, place of birth and occupation; and mother’s name, place of birth and occupation. A separate alphabetical listing of brides allows for cross referencing. The list of deaths contains the name of the decedent, place and date of death, age at death, cause of death, marital status, birthplace, father’s name and place of birth, and mother’s name and place of birth. Unfortunately, the vital records for Tuftonboro between 1887 and 1889 and for Brookfield for 1887 have not been located. 2007, 5½x8½, paper, alpha., 478 pp. $39.00
R4328 ISBN: 0788443283

A Mexican-American Family of California: In the Service of Three Flags - John Schmal and Jennifer Vo. The eleventh-generation Californian Jennifer Vo and the historian John P. Schmal have collaborated in the production of this multi-generational epic about a pioneer California family. In 1781, Luis Quintero, a poor, middle-aged African-Mexican tailor from Sonora, Mexico, and his family (plus ten other families) founded El Pueblo de Nuestra la Reina de Los Angeles del Rio Porcioncula. The founding of Los Angeles, California, was a well-planned strategic move made by Spain to secure the northwestern border regions of its extensive American empire in the last half of the eighteenth century. The forty-four people comprising the Expedition of 1781 made a dangerous 960-mile journey through hostile Indian territory from Alamos, Sonora, to San Gabriel, California, is search of a better life. Little did they know that their small pueblo would one day become a major metropolitan area boasting a population of almost ten million souls. The authors discuss in some detail the story of one family's place in California history through twelve generations from Luis Quintero to the present generation. (2003), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 252 pp. $20.00
S2448 ISBN: 0788424483

The Kentucky Frontiersman, The Connecticut Yankee, and Little Turtle's Granddaughter: A Blending of Cultures - The Story of William Wells and Sweet Breeze, and Their Descendants - Marilyn Wendler. This is the story of three generations of a frontier family and the parts they played in the cultural, social and economic development of what was known in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century as the "far west." The progenitor of the family, William Wells-the "Kentucky Frontiersman," a familiar name in frontier literature, married Sweet Breeze, the daughter of Miami Chief Little Turtle. Both Little Turtle and Wells believed that a lasting peace could be accomplished by bringing their two cultures together, and the children of Wells and Sweet Breeze were instrumental in achieving this goal. Their daughter, Mary-Little Turtle's granddaughter, married James Wolcott, a "Connecticut Yankee." Mary and James Wolcott and their descendants made lasting contributions to the culture and history of the lower Maumee Valley in Ohio. The Wolcott House, on the banks of the Maumee River, is a tangible symbol of their conviction that two civilizations could live together in harmony. Vintage photos enhance the text. (2003), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, 136 pp. $21.50
W2483 ISBN: 0788424831

Potter County, Pennsylvania Potpourri, Volume 1, The Years 1880-1884 - Maureen M. Lee. Four volumes, each covering five years, comprise this vast collection of selected articles from The Potter Enterprise of Coudersport, Pennsylvania, from 1880 to 1899. Volume I contains items of interest for the years 1880-1884. The Potpourri series includes births, marriages and divorces, deaths (including suicides and homicides), crimes and court minutes, disasters such as fires and floods, real estate transactions, politics and elections, holidays and celebrations, military and soldier news, education, church, society and fraternal events, farming and agriculture, lumbering, merchants and businesses and advertising. Soldier lists, school reports, jury lists, advertised letters, township statistics and a variety of other items are also included. These are not simply newspaper abstracts, but entire articles selected for their genealogical and historical value. Business directories list attorneys, physicians, hotels, stage lines, surveyors, dentists, restaurants, tailors, painters, schools and more. The items are presented chronologically with a surname index at the end of each volume. 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 500 pp. $39.50
L4103 ISBN: 0788441035

Township Tidings, from Potter County, Pennsylvania, Volume 1 - Maureen M. Lee. The Township Tidings series, totaling four volumes, was created to accompany the four Potter County, Pennsylvania Potpourri books. Due to the vast amount of material available in The Potter Enterprise, the leading newspaper of the county in the late 1800s, this series has been broken into five-year increments; 1880-1884, 1885-1889, 1890-1894 and 1895-1899. While the Potpourri series covers the news stories in depth—births, marriages and divorces, deaths, court minutes, disasters such as fires and floods, crimes, politics, industry and growth, etc.—the Tidings series is more intimate and neighborly; who’s moving in and who’s moving out, who is building, local business, those taken ill, who’s visiting, church activities, the harvest and the weather, etc. Realizing that not everyone’s ancestor was a murderer, bound over to court or elected to public office (some might say the latter two are one in the same!), the author decided to put forth the Tidings manuscripts in an effort to further assist those researching in Potter County. 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 304 pp. $25.50
L4104 ISBN: 0788441043

Missouri Genealogical Gleanings 1840 and Beyond, Vol. 1 - Sherida K. Eddlemon. The purpose of this collection is to help the researcher pinpoint his or her ancestors between the census years. The author takes her information from church records, deaths records, inquests, cemetery lists, tax lists, poll lists, voter lists, licenses, wills, warranty deeds, original land entries, and estate settlements. The following counties are covered: Andrew, Audrain, Benton, Buchanan, Callaway, Carroll, Cass, Cedar, Chariton, Clark, Grundy, Henry, Hickory, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Lafayette, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Linn, Maries, Monroe, Montgomery, Perry, Ralls, Randolph, St. Clair, Ste. Genevieve, Saline, St. Louis, Vernon, and Warren. (1994), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 274 pp. $25.00
E0001 ISBN: 0788400010

Missouri Genealogical Gleanings 1840 and Beyond, Volume 2 - Sherida K. Eddlemon. The purpose of this collection is to help the researcher pinpoint his or her ancestors between the census years. The author takes her information from church records, deaths records, inquests, cemetery lists, tax lists, poll lists, voter lists, licenses, wills, warranty deeds, original land entries, and estate settlements. The following counties are covered: Andrew, Atchison, Barton, Bates, Benton, Boone, Buchanan, Chariton, Caldwell, Carroll, Cass, Christian, Clay, Crawford, Dallas, Dent, Dunklin, Franklin, Gentry, Green, Iron, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Lafayette, Madison, Marion, Moniteau, Morgan, Nodaway, Osage, Pettis, Polk, Putnam, Randolph, Ray, Saline, St. Charles, St. Francois, St. Louis, and Taney. (1995), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 250 pp. $25.00
E0233 ISBN: 0788402331

Recollections of Lewis Bonnett, Jr. (1778-1850) and the Bonnett and Wetzel Families - Jared C. Lobdell. Lewis Bonnett, Jr. was the young cousin of Lewis Wetzel and lived with him in his youth. "Since Wetzel was entirely illiterate, and to the best of our knowledge never dictated any record of his career, the recollections of Lewis Bonnett, Jr., are the closest thing we will ever have to the memoirs of Lewis Wetzel." (1991), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, 140 pp. $19.00
L0517 ISBN: 1556135173

Our Maryland Heritage, Book 15: The Warfield Families - William Neal Hurley, Jr. This work is fifteenth in a series about Maryland families. The author now turns his attention to the Warfield families. Those Warfields covered in this text are primarily of Montgomery and Frederick Counties, but information is included on numerous family members with origins in Anne Arundel County, elsewhere within the state and abroad. The progenitor of the Warfield line in Maryland is identified as Londoner Richard Warfield (b.1646), an indentured servant who arrived in Annapolis in 1659. After being released from service in 1669, Richard secured a land grant in Anne Arundel County which by the time of his death in 1704 covered some 2,000 acres. The descendents of Richard are traced through the families of two of his sons, John (b.1673) and Richard, Jr. (b. circa 1677). A complete bibliography follows the text as well as a fullname index. (1999), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 214 pp. $21.50
H1211 ISBN: 0788412116

100 Years at Warrington: York County, Pennsylvania, Quaker Marriages, Removals, Births and Deaths - Margaret B. Walmer. This important work contains: abstracts of the marriage records of Warrington Monthly Meeting for 1748 to 1854, including the names of all witnesses who signed the certificates; abstracts of the Certificates of Removal issued or received by York Monthly Meeting for 1787 to 1857; and a consolidated list of births and deaths from the records of Warrington (1745 to 18--) and Menallen (1775 to 1857) Monthly Meetings. (1989), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 334 pp. $29.00
W0269 ISBN: 1556132697

Celebrating Family History, An Anthology of Prize-winning Stories sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society - Beth Maltbie Uyehara. Family history preserves the everyday details of personalities and family interactions. What did it feel like to be Grandma? What did the world look like through her eyes? This anthology demonstrates the variety of ways in which family history can be recorded and preserved. If you have a family story to tell, this book will inspire you to take the plunge and start writing. The stories in this anthology were taken from the first five years of the Southern California Genealogical Society's Family History Writing Contest. In those years, hundreds of stories were submitted from all across the U.S., Canada, and seven other countries. These human-interest stories were so interesting that they deserved a wider audience. This book is the result. Character sketches, stories of local color, tales of emigrants and pioneers, memoirs, humor, and much more fill these pages. This book is a pleasure to read, so get comfy, relax, and enjoy these remarkable, often touching, sometimes amazing, real-life, family-history stories. (2005), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 284 pp. $25.00
U4084 ISBN: 0788440845

Town of Wilmington, Essex County, New York, Transcribed Serial Records, Volume 6, Wilmington Cemetery Records, 1804-2003 - Harold Hinds, Jr., Tina Didreckson, Nancy Cressey and Robert Cressey. 2007, 8½x11, paper, index, 204 pp. $28.50
H3834 ISBN: 0788438344

Capture and Redemption: Third in a Series of Novels of the French and Indian War - Brenton C. Kemmer. 2007, 5½x8½, paper, 126 pp. $14.95
K4452 ISBN: 0788444522

A Third Life, A Novel - G. Owen McGinnis. This extensively researched historical novel is a blend of oral tradition and historical fact. It explores a moral dilemma for a farm family struggling to survive reconstruction in northeast Alabama in 1870. Dr. McGinnis’ vivid portrayal of the land, the people and the period will allow readers to see the surroundings and hear the words of a different time. Do we give away the plot and tell readers about the terrible decision the family has to make? Do we say that in the middle of the book the protagonist finds his nation is lost, his right arm is gone, and he is five hundred miles from home? Instead, we will let the reader be transported by a story where the tragedy and struggle of a family and a nation walk hand in hand with intense love and its power to heal. (2006), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, 324 pp. $35.50
M4125 ISBN: 0788441256

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