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Discover Your Medieval Roots by Anthony Murphy Barrett
Price: Free! Words: 107,250. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » History » Genealogy
Your name is your oldest possession. It belongs to you. Any new research discovered belongs to you. That’s why this eBook is available for FREE. Review the full surname list on, “About this Author” and share this link with family and friends. CAN A BOOK GO VIRAL? Let’s find out. Let the world know your amazing surname history.
Not From The Wind by Colman Rushe
Price: Free! Words: 49,770. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014. Categories: 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.
The Waymouths: Devon Venturers by David Waymouth
Price: Free! Words: 39,790. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » History » European
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.
The Alexandrians: Caruana and Curmi Family History by Justin Cahill
Price: Free! Words: 23,330. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Middle East / Egypt, Nonfiction » History » Family history
Alexandria. Few other cities held such a thriving, exotic mix of people and faiths. For almost a century, it was by-word for culture, glamour and luxury. The Suez Crisis shattered this idyll. In 1956 Nassar expelled the Europeans, including the Caruanas and Curmis. This account tells how they found their way to Australia and brought something of old Alexandria to a new land.
China and the Rest of the Story by Philip Wik
Price: Free! Words: 40,330. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history
This book is the story of my ancestor’s immigration to Australia, my parent's work in China, and my family’s history to the year 2000.
Mostly We Walked: The Werners from Russia—One German Family's Story of Immigration by Shirley Werner
Price: Free! Words: 26,460. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
"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.
Four Mullans from Blossom Hill by Dave Mullan
Price: Free! Words: 32,980. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history
Samuel Hood Mullan, Rebecca (Mullan) Campbell, Jennie (Mullan) Chittick, and Crawford Mullan all grew up on a family farm in Northern Ireland. All four settled in either Queensland or New Zealand. A family gathering in Brisbane in 2001 prompted some initial research into their stories. Val Mullan and Dave Mullan have put together this account of what is known of these enterprising siblings and the
The Kiwi Stewarts by Dave Mullan
Price: Free! Words: 31,050. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history
Here are the personal life stories of the first couple of generations of the Moses and Catherine Stewart of Glenelly, Northern Ireland. Of the 13 surviving children, three emigrated and settled in New Zealand. The stories in this book were either written by the individuals of the next generation themselves or their own very near relatives.
Old Phonies, Cronies and Other Baloney by Ray Steelman
Price: Free! Words: 33,930. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history
Like is a curious turn of events down roads that are often as twisted as a tub of pretzels. It's not the straight and true course that we had envisioned when we set out on this journey that we, with no choosing of our own, were cast head long into nine months before we existed. This a series of short stories...all true.. written by the author and published in magazines across the country.
Riva and Yehuda Life Story: Tancman, Mohel, Tracz and Ben Eliezer Families by Dani Tracz
Price: Free! Words: 77,790. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » History » Jewish
A detailed biography of Riva and Yehuda, a Jewish couple born in Belarus and the Ukraine, and their ancestors going back to the 19th century detailing the complicated history of Jews in Eastern Europe.
Threshold: A Memoir by Faith A. Colburn
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,050. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » History » Family history
Award-winning series of creative essays about how a family survives, generation after generation, across race, through time, despite distance. How do communities sustain themselves in the face of enormous change? THRESHOLD provides a pattern gleaned from one American family's struggle to thrive, against the odds.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Bronx Three Memoirs by W.R. Rodriguez
Price: $1.99 USD. (Free until Dec. 18!) Words: 21,070. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » History » Family history
Three memoirs about The Bronx from 1922-2013. A compilation of articles written for The Bronx County Historical Society Journal.
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.
Секретный город by Александр Макаров
Price: Free! Words: 23,600. Language: Russian. Published: March 3, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » Social Science » Human Geography
Главный герой, молодой инженер Чанг, приезжает на работу в секретный район КНДР. Все его новые знакомые люди разные, со своими характерами, привычками, пороками, и у каждого из них тайна. Капитан госбезопасности Ян Кун втягивает Чанга в антиправительственный заговор. Главная идея - невозможность счастья в тоталитарном обществе. "Секретный город", это первая часть книги "Зона абсолютного счастья".
In the Eyes of the Beholder by Suzy Stewart Dubot
Price: Free! Words: 870. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs(5.00 from 1 review)
This is the third vignette in the non-fiction series of my childhood, nearly 60 years ago, in London, England. After my parents divorced, there was, apparently, very little money for my mother and us three children. Today, I'm not so sure about the money, because my mother managed to save enough to buy a house...