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Burma, Her Story by D. Dalton
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » Family history(5.00 from 1 review)
This is the true story of an air force fighter pilot who illegally smuggles his fallen friend's pet dachshund, named Burma, home to his parents across the Pacific Theater during WWII.
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.
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.
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. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » History » Genealogy
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.
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. Categories: 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.
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.
7th Cousin....Lizzie Borden by V. L. Dillon
Price: $1.50 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.
Whats In a Name by Johnny Dod
Price: $2.00 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
Genealogy Genealogy Research For Beginners Introduction To Genealogical Records And Techniques Lessons 1-7 by Pollyann Lewis
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 8,950. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » History » Genealogy
Genealogy is a passion. Do you have a passion that you just can't live without? Genealogy can be very addictive, so if you don't think you will mind turning your house into a library, staying up all hours of the night doing a genealogy search for that illusive Uncle Ben, this book is for you!
Queen Victoria's policing Guide 1899 - Victorian & Edwardian Manchester by Don Hale
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes, Nonfiction » History » Family history(1.00 from 1 review)
This is a fascinating Victorian Bobby's Bible - unearthed quite by accident from the archives of my great grandfather - James Wood’s - a former Royal Protection Officer from personal effects, diaries and records, which had lain hidden and unseen for over 100 years. It is a rare and valued policing guide authorised by Queen Victoria.
Ribbons in My Hair by Rosalie Sneyd
Price: $4.20 USD. Words: 17,080. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2011 by Wharekohu Bay. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » Family history
A charming and heartwarming memoir of growing up in New Zealand in the 1940s and 50s.
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.
Dr Markham's Antipodean Voyage by Tudor Winter
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 16,230. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history
Too sensitive to be published in its day this Journal has taken five generations and some 170 years to surface for publication in its full glory. On the 28th of June 1841 Dr Thomas John Markham left Liverpool England on board the 467 ton Ship, Livingston. Dr Markham had left his home and family in Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland to be the Ship’s Surgeon Superintendent on the voyage.
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.
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.