Friday, September 26, 2008

Heritage Books Midnight Madness

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: Blogger, the engine that runs my blog, is scheduled to be down for a short period of maintenance at 4pm Pacific US time today.)

Genealogists all over the internet are talking about the book sale at Like January white sales at Macey’s, Ol’ Myrt here counts on the Midnight Madness Sale each fall at HB as the opportunity to stock up on the titles I’ve been thinking about. Here’s the official announcement:

Midnight Madness Sale
Save 30% at Heritage Books
September 26 – October 3, 2008

Start your holiday shopping early, add to your collection, and buy a few titles for your local library or historical society! Visit Heritage Books to make your selections beginning this Friday. Place your order by phone, mail or online, September 26 – October 3, 2008 and receive 30% savings on all in-print, in-stock titles listed at Heritage Books.

4 Ways to Order:

Online: Use promotional code MIDMAD08 to receive 30% off your total, before shipping.

Mail: 100 Railroad Avenue, Suite 104, Westminster, MD 21157. Orders must be postmarked by October 3, 2008.

Fax: 800-558-6574 before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 3, 2008.

Phone: 800-876-6103 Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST.

A slight clarification is in order. The titles on sale are the those HB publishes. (They do happen to carry a few essential titles from other publishing houses.) So if you are looking for books in the following categories, consider that Heritage Books has over 3,000 titles in print in the following categories, to name a few:

Click to find out more.
1692 Witch Hunt: The Layman's Guide to the Salem Witchcraft Trials - George Malcolm Yool. An account of the witch hunts from their humble beginnings in 1691 to their dramatic conclusion, this new work contains a wealth of information gleaned from various contemporary records, and the personal archives of descendants on both sides of the conflict. Includes extensive transcriptions in modern English from the court files and other sources which help the reader feel the true impact of the events, along with excerpts from the first-hand observations of contemporary writers. Also provides a short history of many participants, and concludes with the confessions and written public apologies of some of the main characters in the tragedy, including Judge Samuel Sewall, and Ann Putnam, Jr., one of the afflicted children. (1992), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 166 pp. $18.00 Y0565 ISBN: 1556135653.

1890 Genealogical Census Reconstruction: Missouri, Volume 2 - Sherida K. Eddlemon. In 1921, the 1890 Population Census was destroyed by fire. This volume continues the series using alternate sources devoted to reconstruction of individuals that may have been listed in the destroyed 1890 census. Data is collected between the time periods of 1881 to 1891. The volume is arranged alphabetically and lists where available: name, date and place of birth, date and place of death, cemetery, date of marriage, parents, county, land, and military information, plus much more valuable information. A great book for the researcher! 2004, 5½x8½, paper, 256 pp. $24.50 E2463 ISBN: 0788424637.

Early Records of Fishing Creek Presbyterian Church, Chester County, South Carolina, 1799-1859, with Appendices of the visitation list of Rev. John Simpson, 1774-1776 and the
Cemetery roster, 1762-1979
- Brent H. Holcomb and Elmer O. Parker. Fishing Creek Presbyterian Church was organized about 1770. Rev. John Simpson (1740-1808) was ordained and installed as pastor in 1774; he served the church until 1790 when he removed to Pendleton District, South Carolina. Rev. Simpson visited every family and member of his church during his pastorate and the
visitation list is a record of those visits. The records of sessions (1799-1859) list baptisms, marriages, deaths, and removals. Both the visitation list and the records of sessions are facsimiles of the originals. The cemetery roster is arranged by rows and gives, when known, the name of the deceased, birth and death dates, spouse or parents, age at death, military service, and position in
church (1980), 2005, 5½x8½, paper, index, 204 pp. $23.00 H0507 ISBN: 1556135076.

Presbyterian Records of Baltimore City, Maryland, 1765-1840 - Henry C. Peden, Jr.. This volume contains: birth, marriage, and burial records for the First Presbyterian Church; membership records for the Second Presbyterian Church, 1803-1840, and the Fifth Presbyterian Church, 1838-1840; Westminster Presbyterian Church Cemetery Records; Gendy Graveyard Tombstone inscriptions; and communicants and baptisms of the First United Presbyterian Church (Montebello), 1826-1840. An outline of the history of the Presbyterian Church in Baltimore is given in the introduction. (1995), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 338 pp. $24.00 P0400 ISBN: 1585494003.

Spotsylvania County [Virginia] Road Orders, 1722-1734. Published With Permission from the
Virginia Transportation Research Council (A Cooperative Organization Sponsored Jointly by the Virginia Department of Transportation and the University of Virginia) - Virginia Genealogical Society. The establishment and maintenance of public roads were among the most important functions of the county court during the colonial period in Virginia. Each road was opened and maintained by an overseer (or surveyor) of the highways, who was appointed each year by the Gentlemen Justices. The overseer was usually assigned all the able-bodied men (the “Labouring Male Tithables”) living on or near the road. These laborers then furnished their own tools, wagons, and teams and were required to work on the roads for six days each year. County court records relating to roads and transportation are collectively know as “road orders.” The Virginia Transportation Research Council’s published volumes of road orders and related materials contain not only information on early roads, but also the names of inhabitants who lived and worked along the roadways, plantations, farms, landmarks, landforms, and bodies of water. Much of this information is found nowhere else in early records, making these publications invaluable not only to historical and cultural resources research, but also to other disciplines, including social history, preservation planning, environmental science, and genealogy. (1985, 2004), 2008, 8½x11, paper, index, 134 pp. $26.50 V3671 ISBN: 0788436716.

Miscellaneous Cherokee and Choctaw Records, 1800-1900 - Bob Curry. Contains a wealth of
transcribed payment rolls for the Cherokee and Choctaw Indian Nations: the Eastern Cherokee Annuity Roll, the 1856 Choctaw Annuity Roll, a list of Choctaw students educated in the States, and Choctaw Civil War soldiers. These rolls have never-before been formally published. The transcribed bible records from Rhoda Pitchlynns lost bible are also included. The Pitchlynns were a prominent Choctaw family in Indian Territory. The original Indian Rolls are housed at the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington D.C. The Eastern Cherokee Annuity Roll of 1871 lists full name, Miller roll number, sex and age, immigration date, and amount per capita. Choctaw Nation school records (1800s-1900s) list full name, year of graduation, and name of school. The Choctaw Roll (1856) lists certificate number, name of claimant and amount paid. Rhoda Pitchlynns bible records list full name, plus dates of birth and death. A full name index adds to the research value of this book. (2001), 2008, 8½x11, paper, index, 58 pp. $14.00 C1912 ISBN: 0788419129.

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Myrt :)
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