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Scottish Gaelic: voices of my Celtic ghosts
By Glenn Dixon
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
By John Kulm
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
By William Gardner
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.
My Family and Other Annals Adventures in Family History
By Diane Lindsay
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 17,380. Language: British English. Published: October 26, 2012 by Family Tree. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
Diane Lindsay is the author of Family Tree magazine's regular column 'Thoughts on...' and this ebook contains a collection of those short stories. Diane’s the woman who puts the ‘family’ and the ‘story’ into family history, recounting ancestral escapades and misty-eyed memories that are sure to ring bells with many aspects of your own family anecdotes too.
How to write INTERESTING Family Histories
By Carol Baxter
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 31,490. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
Keen to write an engaging family history? Stuck with little more than names and dates? Uncertain how to begin? This book provides advice ranging from how you can structure a simple family history and begin writing, through to how you can use simple words and sentences to evoke drama and tension. It will help you turn your dusty piles of notes and photocopies into a riveting family history.
Night Train to Nisswa
By Mary Buffington
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,420. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
This is a true story about the 1916 Packard, Iowa train wreck and the effect it had on three families from Traer, Iowa - the Van Vlietes, the Kobers, and the Dunlaveys.
As I Remember It
By Mildred Bonzo
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 12,890. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2012 by L. J. Emory Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
The building of a historic railroad. A tragic drowning. Cooking for hungry threshers. Celebrating the end of WWI. At 93, Mildred Hayward Bonzo experienced nearly a century of our country’s history. This careful recounting of her rural Ohio Valley childhood is a gift from her heart.
Rebel Rebellion
By Larry McClellan
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,930. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
A 19th century true historical tale of the life of a young man from the rural moutains of western North Carolina. It tells of his youthful family relations, his struggles with adolescence, first love and his documented Civil War experiences; from his enlistment and training in the Confederate Army, to his survival in battle and imprisonment in one of the war's most notorious Union prison camps.
My Ancestor Left an Heirloom: Hunting Family History and Genealogy Treasure Through Metal Detecting Finds
By David Villanueva
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 20,140. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
There are many thousands of metal objects around engraved with personal details, any of which your ancestor, regardless of how humble, may have made, used or been awarded. This book could take your family history research back into the mists of time and help you locate actual heirlooms so you can discover the thrill of having a tangible link with your ancestors.
The Longest Trail: Kentuckians and The Great Migration to Oregon, 1843
By Dan Lee
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 26,090. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
The Longest Trail is the story of the Great Migration to Oregon in 1843. Special emphasis is given to the role of Kentuckians in the Westward Movement. There were the famous sons of the Bluegrass, such as Kit Carson and William Sublette, but more important to this book are the obscure men and women who undertook a heroic endeavor - to cross the continent to settle the Northwest.
Brush Creek Chronicles: The Family of John and Elizabeth Akin
By Linda Akins Lee
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 161,380. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
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This genealogy of John Akin and his wife Elizabeth “Betsy” McKinney, who settled in Green County, Kentucky, in the early 1800s, reflects the events of American history from the time of the frontier to the post-World War II era and across eight generations. Biographical sketches of John and Betsy, their parents, grandparents, and over 800 descendants present the family’s history.
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. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
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.
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. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
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.
Fleshing the Bones
By Brooke Broadbent
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.
Moonrakers at Peace and War
By Brooke Broadbent
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,150. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
Navigating between fact and fiction and constantly seeking to uncover truth, Moonrakers recounts the story of immigrants from Wiltshire England to Canada and the United States in the 19th and 20th centuries as they encounter the forces governing their lives whether they are political, religious, economic, legal or social.
The Children of Mars
By Norbert Mercado
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,610. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2012 and represented by Norbert Mercado. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
(5.00 from 1 review)
Written by Norbert L. Mercado, The Children of Mars is novel about an unusual friendship that took place between a Filipino guerrilla and a Japanese Captain in the darkest days of the Japanese occupation of the Philippines during World War II.
Luzija's Story
By Kay Wright
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 45,300. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
A true story of the trials and tribulations of a young girl growing up in war-torn Poland. An in-depth look into the life and times of a true heroine.
7th Cousin....Lizzie Borden
By V. L. Dillon
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 7,390. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
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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.
Boom Town Boy: Coming of Age on Alaska's Lost Frontier
By Jack de Yonge
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 65,530. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012 by Epicenter Press. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
A newspaper reporter recalls his youth in Fairbanks, Alaska, a dying gold-rush town that comes alive again with a wild mix of Russian and American pilots, a busy red-light district, and a round-the-clock bar scene in the 1940s war years.
Edith B. Ziegenhorn Diaries - A Young Girl's Life In Claytonville, Illinois - 1914 to 1917
By Donald Enz
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 49,610. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Art
Transcribed diaries of Edith B. Ziegenhorn. The diaries are from Feb. 1914 to Mar. 1917. Edith begins writing when she is fifteen and describes the daily life of family, friends, and the chores and hardships of living in the small community of Claytonville, Illinois. The editor left all grammar and spelling errors in to reflect the truth of her writing.