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Five Clare Families: A Memoir of the McMahons, Hennessys, Killeens, Cahills and Lawlors of County Clare
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Price: Free! Words: 12,100. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
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.
A McDonald Narrative
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You set the price! Words: 32,510. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
Stories, family details, and some personal history from Joan McDonald.
The Johnston and Hamilton Families of Crear: A Memoir of Two Argyll Families
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Price: Free! Words: 5,630. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
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.
Mostly We Walked: The Werners from Russia—One German Family's Story of Immigration
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"We must have walked a thousand miles," wrote Ernst Oscar Werner about his family’s journey out of Siberia in 1918–1919. This ethnic German family, who had lived in Russia for three generations, survived war, exile, and typhus and immigrated to America to find a home in southern New Jersey. Their story is told against the background of the dramatic changes that were reshaping Russia and the world.
Not From The Wind
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Price: Free! Words: 49,770. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
Ever wondered about the ordinary lives of your Irish ancestors whose names do not appear in written history? This readable book sets the daily lives of the author's forebears in context against a background of rebellion, famine, oppression and emigration. The stories of these man and women are tales of tragedy and hardship but also uplifting stories of courage, survival and triumph of spirit.
Edna Matilda Dillon Luke's Search for Happiness
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Price: Free! Words: 65,390. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
The life history of Edna Matilda Dillon Luke, written by her children.
The Tribe Within
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Price: Free! Words: 58,750. Language: Canadian English. Published: January 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
The Tribe Within Search of DNA Celtic tribe R1b-L513 (Book One) Where do we come from? This book proposes to solve this age old question for about 100 family surnames. Author Anthony Murphy Barrett takes the latest DNA results of one recently “found” British Isles tribe to put science and history together to present a stunning revelation of a tribal history not told for a thousand years
Odłamki czasu (The old times)
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You set the price! Words: 140,770. Language: Polish. Published: January 12, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
Fabuła tej powieści osnuta jest wokół spirali losów ludzkich z akcji, o której niewiadomo kiedy się zaczęła,ani kiedy nastąpi jej kres.
The Waymouths: Devon Venturers
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Price: Free! Words: 39,790. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
This book is about people. Many of them are from one English, Devon family, the Waymouths. Most of are of little importance as the world judges importance. Together they tell a 1,000 year story which is of the essence English. For a generation which has forgotten or never knew its roots, perhaps it will touch some chord.
Martirii din Dealul Crucii - Volumul II
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Price: Free! Words: 14,990. Language: Romanian. Published: April 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
În anul 1948 a apărut în județul Bistrița-Năsăud o organizație anticomunistă, “Liga Națională Creștină”, cunoscută mai mult însă, printr-o serie de confuzii și chiar manipulări, sub numele de “Garda Albă”. Nu a fost un grup de haiduci, de luptători anticomuniști, ci a fost o organizație de mare impact local, cu mulți membri, dintre care doar o mică parte erau fugari.
Martirii din Dealul Crucii - Volumul I
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Price: Free! Words: 33,840. Language: Romanian. Published: April 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
În anul 1948 a apărut în județul Bistrița-Năsăud o organizație anticomunistă, “Liga Națională Creștină”, cunoscută mai mult însă, printr-o serie de confuzii și chiar manipulări, sub numele de “Garda Albă”. Nu a fost un grup de haiduci, de luptători anticomuniști, ci a fost o organizație de mare impact local, cu mulți membri, dintre care doar o mică parte erau fugari
o cavaleiro da dinamarca
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Price: Free! Words: 9,040. Language: Portuguese. Published: April 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
a historia é narrado por um cavaleiro que vivia norte da dinamarca . Na noite de Natal ele disse que ia a jerusalem como pergrino. Lêem vai valer apena
Scottish Gaelic: voices of my Celtic ghosts
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Price: Free! Words: 11,430. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2013. Category: Essay » Sociology
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.
A Silver Ring Crafted In World War II
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Price: Free! Words: 1,080. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
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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.
Any Fool Can Let Out String
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Price: Free! Words: 7,550. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
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.
Fleshing the Bones
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Price: Free! Words: 13,370. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
Tips on how to write an engaging memoir or family history with examples from the family history, Moonrakers at Peace and War.
What's in a name By Johnnydod
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Price: Free! Words: 2,550. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
Johnny Dod Copyright Johnny Dod 2011 Published at Smashwords A look at the origins of our last names, from the most common to the almost lost.
My Father
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Price: Free! Words: 38,110. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
Looking for why we are what we've become by examining our family history.
One Tree in the Forest - The Family of Harman William Whitney Hoffman
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Price: Free! Words: 8,550. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
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A family history book focusing on the direct-line ancestors and the direct descendants of Harman W. W. Hoffman. This book traces from the original immigrant to the US to the current generation of direct descendants, spanning a timeline from the 1720's to the late 1990's. Important surnames include Riggs, Kimmel, Markley, Lanning, Wheaton and others.