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Old World ... New World: From a picnic at La Perouse to the Western Front by Tony Matchett
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,010. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2014 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » Family history
Australia was, is, and always will be a nation of immigrants. Old World … New World provides backgrounds to the author's grandparents’ formative years in northern and southern England and in Redfern, Sydney, their experiences during four years of world war, and their familial relationships and tragedies from the 1920s to Sara Ongley’s death in 1977.
Researching and Writing Your Family History and Memoirs by Joelle Steele
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,290. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Genealogy, Nonfiction » History » Family history
This brief genealogical guide covers basic information a family genealogist needs to research and write their family history, including obtaining and interpreting documents, understanding kinship, and telling stories. Also includes questions for conducting interviews, use of images in written histories, overall story structure, and publishing options.
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.
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.
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,
Letters to Emma: Early Oamaru Through the Eyes of the Sumpter Family by Fiona McPherson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,340. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: March 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » History » Family history
Family letters are at the heart of this book, providing a fascinating window into the social and economic life of New Zealand's European settlers, and into life in early Oamaru and Rakaia in particular.
Maple Sugaring and Me; 150 Years of the Pease Family Maple Sugaring in New Hampshire by Rita Pease
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 6,650. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history
A short book containing a history of Maple sugaring in New Hampshire. It tells of my own experiences as a small child growing up in Exeter and of my husband's family and sugaring over the last 150 years. It also includes recipes for the season.
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 Irreversible Life of Mann by Odell Myers
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,780. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2014 by Second Wind. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » Family history
Ripe with irony, humor and realism, Odell Myer’s novel of young men called away to war simultaneously grips and embraces readers. Drawn into the narrative, readers soar and triumph—and crash and burn with the characters. His story has an astonishing ability to transport his listeners back to that period of time when very young people, through sacrifice and heroism, set the future course of history
Odłamki czasu (The old times) by Włodzimierz Dajcz, Sr
You set the price! Words: 140,770. Language: Polish. Published: January 12, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history
Fabuła tej powieści osnuta jest wokół spirali losów ludzkich z akcji, o której niewiadomo kiedy się zaczęła,ani kiedy nastąpi jej kres.
Romance at Sheppard Field 1944 by Lili Ludwick
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.
My Life in Cottage Homes in 1920s by Lynne Freeman
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,080. Language: British English. Published: November 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history
Annie's family were taken to the workhouse when her father could no longer work through illness. This is a documentary type memoir written by Annie when she was 84 years old. Her daughter-in-law typed it up, as these stories should not be lost.
Vera's Journey: Across Generations and Beyond Borders by Albert Ramirez
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 40,170. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history
Vera’s journey begins with the story of her ancestors, who left Spain and Portugal hundreds of years ago to escape the Inquisition. They migrated to Mexico in the late sixteenth century, and eventually went northwards into New Mexico and Colorado.
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.
The Franklin Cover-up: Child Abuse, Satanism, and Murder in Nebraska by John W. DeCamp
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 142,410. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013 by Gary Allen, Sr. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
The shut-down of Omaha, Nebraska's Franklin Community Federal Credit Union, raided by federal agencies in November 1988, sent shock waves all the way to Washington, D.C. $40 million was missing.
Grey Blue Water by Daniel Taylor
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 115,450. Language: American English. Published: October 4, 2013 by Brighton Publishing LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Grey-Blue Water traces the life of John Douglas Taylor, the son of a wealthy Southern gentleman, from his childhood on a Tennessee plantation, to his adventures in the newly-formed Republic of Texas, and later to his time as a riverboat captain on the Mississippi. Author Daniel Mabrey Taylor has based his novel on true accounts taken from family letters, journals, and other historical documents.
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.