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Five Clare Families: A Memoir of the McMahons, Hennessys, Killeens, Cahills and Lawlors of County Clare by Justin Cahill
Price: Free! Words: 12,100. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » Family history
This is a short account of five families that lived in and around the Newmarket-on-Fergus district in County Clare from the 1880s to the 1930s. While researching family history in Ireland presents some challenges, it is not as difficult as is often made out. This work provides a practical guide to the available sources and example of how to present the results of your research.
Any Fool Can Let Out String by William Gardner
Price: Free! Words: 7,550. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
ANY FOOL CAN LET OUT STRING is a short story, a memoir as it were, of a time in the author’s life when the importance of family trumped the pursuit of the daily grind. Readers will find the piece humorous and engendering a maybe-I-should-try-to-do-something-like-that reaction. This work is by the same older gentleman whose “way with words” was revealed in his other works.
The Johnston and Hamilton Families of Crear: A Memoir of Two Argyll Families by Justin Cahill
Price: Free! Words: 5,630. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » History » European
Bessie Johnston, my great-grandmother, came from Crear in Argyll, not far from the Mull of Kintyre. When she came to New Zealand as a war bride, almost all contact with her family in Scotland was lost. Bessie's family cut her off and she died, tragically young, in 1922. For almost 80 years, the Johnston connection remained a mystery. This is how it was solved.
A Silver Ring Crafted In World War II by John Kulm
Price: Free! Words: 1,080. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history(5.00 from 1 review)
A ring can be made from a coin by tapping with a spoon. That's what my father witnessed while guarding German POWs during World War II. He told me a story about that and I'm sharing it here. When my father died I was struck by the thought that when a man dies his stories die with him unless someone writes them down.
The Geertsema Chronicles by John Geertsema
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 66,790. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2010 by LIfeLines Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history
John Geertsema's account of growing up in Holland is entertaining and educational. As a young man, Geertsema participated in the war efforts against the Nazis. When his family sailed to America and became American citizens, he served in the U.S. Army as well.
Scottish Gaelic: voices of my Celtic ghosts by Glenn Dixon
Price: Free! Words: 11,430. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2013. Categories: Essay » Sociology, Nonfiction » History » Family history
The author travels across Canada and then Scotland searching for his lost ancestral language of Scottish Gaelic. Glenn Dixon has written two travel books and a fantasy novel on the collapse of the Mayan civilization.
Next of Kin by Caitlin Hicks
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history(4.67 from 6 reviews)
When I was 21 years old, preparing to travel to Europe for the first time, my Mother whispered a request: to get her a photo of the grave of her childhood sweetheart in a cemetery in France. I came home empty-handed. This is the true story of how, years after she died, I finally got the photo, and came to understand its importance.
Facts, Myths, Folklore, & Fables by Mike Davis
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,810. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history(1.00 from 1 review)
Who hasn't said, "Someday I'm going to write my life story." Most of us mean to do just that, but aren't sure where to start. Here's a guide that will give you that starting point, and a process to help you work your way through to the end. Facts, Myths, Folklore, & Fables won't tell you how to be a writer, or what to write, but it will give you a roadmap to follow as you gather the data.
My Family and Other Annals Adventures in Family History by Diane Lindsay
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 17,380. Language: British English. Published: October 26, 2012 by Family Tree. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » History » Genealogy
Diane Lindsay is the author of Family Tree magazine's regular column 'Thoughts on...' and this ebook contains a collection of those short stories. Diane’s the woman who puts the ‘family’ and the ‘story’ into family history, recounting ancestral escapades and misty-eyed memories that are sure to ring bells with many aspects of your own family anecdotes too.
To Elsie With Love by J. Wesley Sullivan
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 91,740. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012 by Mary E. Lowd. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » History » Family history
On their 49th anniversary, Elsie asked Wes to write the story of their marriage for her. The memoir that he wrote takes the reader on a journey from college days at the University of Oregon through WWII and into the years Wes & Elsie spent building a family together, bolstering their community, and exploring spirituality.
Deaths at Josephine's Gasworks Hotel by David Coombe
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,430. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » History » Family history(5.00 from 3 reviews)
From 1863 to 1874, Josephine was the publican of the Gasworks Hotel in Brompton, an inner suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. Four men died there in that time – two of them were husbands. This is an untold story that plugs gaps in several family histories. Includes companion website and readers’ guide for book groups.
Dear Susie: Tales from the Mill Village by Steve Flack
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 29,420. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » History » Family history
This book is a series of short stories taking place in a small mountain town in Western North Carolina, revolving around life in a textile/cotton mill village. The stories center around the author's family and friends. It is a humorous look back at what life was like in a small town in scenes from the 1930's through the 1960's.
Genealogy Simplified - How to Make a Family Tree, Do Ancestry Search, & Trace Family Heritage Like a Genealogist. 75 Free Websites & Resources Included by Cathy C. Schrack
Price: $4.97 USD. Words: 17,660. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2013 by Living Plus Healthy Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Genealogy, Nonfiction » History » Family history
Genealogy Simplified is designed to help you trace your heritage and discover family roots you may not know you had. You will learn the basics of how to begin gathering information, where to look, how to assemble a family tree and the do's & don'ts about genealogy in an understandable way. You'll also learn many helpful tips & tricks and common mistakes people make & how to avoid them.
A Yorkshire Family Genealogy. Family Trees from Yorkshire by Peter Knowles
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 23,340. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » History » Genealogy
A Yorkshire Family Genealogy contains 13 Family Trees with thousands of names,dates,births,marriages and deaths of families from the West Riding of Yorkshire, England. Including some of the families who emigrated to the USA and Australia. All the families are connected to each other through married and together they make up A Yorkshire Family Genealogy.
Secrets of the Royal Detective - The first Victorian & Edwardian bodyguard by Don Hale
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 69,140. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes, Nonfiction » History » Family history
During the reign of Queen Victoria, the monarchy received numerous threats and attacks by terrorists and foreign agitators. This story is about the first Royal Bodyguard - who was my great grandfather James Wood, a former soldier, and detective superintendent of police in Manchester, England. James had expert knowledge of firearms and explosives and was appointed to protect visiting Royalty & VIPs
Boom Town Boy: Coming of Age on Alaska's Lost Frontier by Jack de Yonge
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 65,530. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012 by Epicenter Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » History » Family history
A newspaper reporter recalls his youth in Fairbanks, Alaska, a dying gold-rush town that comes alive again with a wild mix of Russian and American pilots, a busy red-light district, and a round-the-clock bar scene in the 1940s war years.
The Mayers - Book Three Of A Series Of Short Books Recording Some Of The Family History Research Carried Out By Kath And Phil Walton by Phil Walton
Price: Free! Words: 5,050. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history
The third in a series of short books which recording the Walton family as researched by Phil Walton. Most of the ancestors are from North Staffordshire or South Cheshire.
The Inventor’s Fortune Up For Grabs by Suzanne Beyer
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 45,140. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history
In 1913, Art Hadley invented the expansion bracelet and amassed considerable wealth. When Art's children died, his fortune was up for grabs. Told from that of the attorney, who negotiated a $1.8 million settlement, and one of the heirs he represented - this true story tells how a group of cousins, could unite and journey on a six-year odyssey of setbacks, divisive stubbornness and victories.
Büyükelçi by Emir Kıvırcık
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 46,440. Language: Turkish. Published: March 30, 2011 by Timas Yayin Grubu. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics, Nonfiction » History » Family history
Bir tarafta Nazi Almanya'sı ve Hitler, diğer tarafta Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Büyükelçisi Behiç Erkin. Bir tarafta insanlığını unutan Naziler, diğer tarafta insanlığını hiçbir zaman unutmamış bir avuç Türk diplomatı, Bir tarafta Hitler'in “Nihai Çözüm” söylemi, diğer tarafta “ülkemde din, dil, ırk ayrımı yoktur” anlayışı…
Diagonal Ties: A family history in Wales and the North East of England by Susan Lewis CBE
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 65,380. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2013 by Sixth Element Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » History » Genealogy
Diagonal Ties is a fascinating account of one family’s connections throughout the generations with both the North East of England and the South of Wales. Susan Lewis CBE relates the tale of her search for ancestors with humour, an eye for detail and an intriguing insight into life during the times in which they lived.