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Any Fool Can Let Out String
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
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
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.
Scottish Gaelic: voices of my Celtic ghosts
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
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
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.
Deaths at Josephine's Gasworks Hotel
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
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.
The Mayers - Book Three Of A Series Of Short Books Recording Some Of The Family History Research Carried Out By Kath And 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.
Tatarepo - Ryan Family History
Price: Free! Words: 8,200. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: February 6, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
Thought I should jot down a few notes on the Ryan history during when the family farmed at Tatarepo, Bayswater, Southland. It is not trying to be Pulitzer Prize winner stuff and is in no particular chronological order. Obviously there is more information and photos from the later years but thankfully the earlier generations did retain some of the photos from that era.
History of China - The Secrets Of The Forbidden City
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,420. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2014 by Digital Publishing Group. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian, Nonfiction » History » Family history
Have you heard of the Forbidden City? Millions of tourists visit it every year in Beijing, China. It is known as the biggest palace on Earth. However, it also holds some of the darkest secrets that are kept in secret for nearly 600 years - not until today...
7th Cousin....Lizzie Borden
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 7,390. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
(1.00 from 1 review)
Lizzie Borden, after research, I found is a 7th cousin, 3 times removed. I have always had a fascination about Lizzie Borden and have read about her over the years. When I found we were related, I just HAD to know more and try and figure out the murders. I think I have really figured out this who-dunit using little known Borden secrets.
Romance at Sheppard Field 1944
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,130. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Family history
Vern Ludwick was born December 21, 1916 in Wyoming. His family eventually moved to California. He met the love of his life in 1944 at Sheppard Field in Wichita Falls, Texas, while serving as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army Air Forces. He married the woman he fell in love with on December 8, 1944. This is the story of the beginning of the love between the young couple, Vern and LaFaye.
From the Life of the Colditz Mayor: Georg Leuschner (1549-1620)
Series: Genealogy, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,580. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014 by Broomhandle Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Genealogy, Nonfiction » History » Family history
Dr. Johannes Loschke was a descendant of the subject of this genealogical abstract: Georg Leuschner. Loschke lived more than 350 years after Leuschner, but had enough material from the family’s own archives to delve into history on a solid footing.
Letters From Paris
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,980. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » Family history
This is a short personal history in the form of letters written by my mother while we lived in France for a year and a half in 1959 and '60. As the editor, I've added a few comments and clarifications, but for the most part, the letters tell, all by themselves, an interesting narrative of a young woman, wife, and mother struggling to raise a family of three young children in an unfamiliar setting.
Burma, Her Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » Family history
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is the true story of an air force fighter pilot who illegally smuggles his fallen friend's pet dachshund, named Burma, home to his parents across the Pacific Theater during WWII.
Pacific Northwest Croatian, Volume 3
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,250. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history
The Pacific Northwest Croatian was a monthly newsletter that ran for seven years. The stories are historic in nature and tell of the early Croatians and their families, especially those working in the commercial fishing sector. There will be as many photos as possible to personalize these stories. I sincerely hope that you will enjoy them.
A Father's Gift: Stories From Our Past
Series: A Father's Gift: Stories From Our Past, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,010. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A collection of sixteen short stories that have been passed down from my father and mother. Some are true accounts about the history of my family, while others are strange, even frightening, and a few that will make you laugh. Enjoy! Update: New Low price and Volume Two will be released Fall 2013.
The Lynn's of Tennessee Ave
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,070. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: September 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » History » Genealogy
The time had arrived to document the history of our family before the opportunity was lost, how did the Lynn’s and the Rose’s first arrive in New Zealand? How did they come to settle in the King Country, and why did they move to the city? The memoirs of my siblings as they were growing up, how each of their families developed, and the recollections of our children of their Parents and Grandparents
Ibegwu! Ogugu People's Culture
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,070. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Africa, Nonfiction » History » Family history
This is a detailed history of Ogugu, a community in Olamaboro LGA of Kogi State, Nigeria, West Africa, Explaining the most controversial culture of the people known as 'Ibegwu'.