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One Tree in the Forest - The Family of Harman William Whitney Hoffman by C.B. Hoffman
Price: Free! Words: 8,550. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » History » Genealogy(4.00 from 1 review)
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.
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.
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.
World War II London Blitz Diary, Volume Two, 1941 by Victoria Washuk
Series: World War ll London Blitz Diaries, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,620. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Family history
This Diary was written during the World War two London Blitz years by a woman experiencing the nightly terrifying bombings. The diary reveals what the average Londoner experienced during that time; events that today have been forgotten or lost to younger generations. This is volume two of a four volume series written by Ruby Alice Side Thompson.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
The Geertsema Chronicles by John Geertsema
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 66,770. 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.
Bernice and John: Finally Meeting Your Parents Who Died a Long Time Ago by John Janovy, Jr
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,040. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Earth sciences
"Bernice and John" is post-war Oklahoma history as seen through the eyes of a petroleum geologist who graduated from OU in 1935, and his highly perceptive wife who, upon being given a diagnosis of terminal cancer at age 47, decided to go to college. Part memoir and part social-political commentary, B&J makes a powerful argument for Oklahoma as the model of our evolving nation,
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.
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.
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.