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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.
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.
Whats In a Name by Johnny Dod
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,520. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history
Copyright Johnny Dod 2011 Published by Johnny Dod at Smashwords A look at the origins of our last names, from the most common to the almost lost. This book gives an insight on why and how our name evolved
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.
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.
o cavaleiro da dinamarca by bruno miguel, Sr
Price: Free! Words: 9,040. Language: Portuguese. Published: April 1, 2013. Categories: 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tatarepo - Ryan Family History by JimRyan15
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.
7th Cousin....Lizzie Borden by V. L. Dillon
Price: $1.99 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.
History of China - The Secrets Of The Forbidden City by Chris Diamond
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...
Long Hunger: The Sea Share by Ebrahim Abedi Sargahi
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » History » Family history
This is a real life story told by my grandma, which is her memoir actually. She experienced years of terrible drought and starvation in southern Fars, Iran. She used to tell me her stories, her pains and anything happened to her during her 80-year life and it impressed me enough to gather and write the bitter part as a short book. She lost some of her children when they were starving.........
From the Life of the Colditz Mayor: Georg Leuschner (1549-1620) by Johannes Loschke
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.
Dream Log 2015.09.18.0900 by Ilyan Kei Lavanway
Price: Free! Words: 3,430. Language: American English. Published: September 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » New Age » Near-death experiences
Is there an afterlife? Why are so many people claiming to have near death experiences (NDEs)? Is there such thing as a micro death event while sleeping? Something happened to me while asleep one morning. I met a deceased relative I had never known or heard of in all my life. He wants me to find his sister and her husband, both living, whom I had ever heard of until I acted on this experience.
Pacific Northwest Croatian, Volume 3 by Margaret Radisich Sleasman
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.
Was It Murder? The Life and Mysterious Death of John Thomas Wacaster (1848-1916) by Richard Marmo
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,480. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013 by Rincom Productions. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » History » Genealogy
John Thomas Wacaster lived a fairly normal life for his time...until he married his second wife. From there, life went downhill until he died under somewhat mysterious circumstances. Among questions needing answers are: Was the death certificate perjured? Was he shot? Did his wife shoot him? Was his wife a Madam? Did she run a Bordello? Was there a coverup by police and city officials?
A Father's Gift: Stories From Our Past by M.E. Cardona
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.