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The Greening Peerage of Scotland: A Genealogical and Historical Account of All the Peers of That Ancient Kingdom; Their Descents, Collateral Branches, Births, Marriages, and Issue. Together With a Like Account of All the Attained Peers; And a Complete Alphabetical List of Those Nobles of Scotland, Whose Titles Are Extinct. Collected From Parliament Rolls, Records, Family Documents, And the Personal Information of Many Noble Peers. Also the Paternal Coats of Arms, Crests, Supporters, and Mottoes, Most Elegantly Engraved

By: Heritage Books, Books

Price: $31.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1767)

Seller ID: P0289

ISBN: 0788402897

Condition: 392 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1767), 2008, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 392 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Originally published in 1767, this book is a rare find. Jam-packed with information about the nobles of Scotland, it would be a welcome addition to any library. One of the author's intentions for this book was that members of the peerage might use it to see how they were related to one another. Over 120 different titles are presented in the central section of the book. A history of the family's lineage as it pertains to the title is given for each of the entries. Also presented for each entry are: titles (primarily the way to address the holder of the position being discussed); creations (prim... View more info

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A Chesapeake Family and their Slaves: A Study in Historical Archaeology

By: Anne Elizabeth Yentsch

Price: $43.95

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: June 1994

Seller ID: 467308

ISBN: 0521467306

Condition: 469 pages, 234 x 156mm, 58 line diagrams 40 half-tones 44 tables 18 maps, paperback, Cambridge University Press


Analyzing the material remains left by Maryland's colonists in the eighteenth century in conjunction with historical records and works of art, archaeologists have reconstructed the daily life of the aristocratic British Calvert family, whose head was governor of Maryland. In this large household people from different cultures interacted, and English and West African lifestyles merged. Using this fascinating case study, Anne Yentsch illustrates the way in which historical archaeology draws on different disciplines to interpret the past.ReviewsPrize WinnerOne of Choice's O... View more info

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Greene County, Ohio: Past and Present

By: Arthur R. Kilner

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: K0659

ISBN: 0788406590

Condition: Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Compiled from a wealth of personal knowledge and a series of articles Mr. Kilner wrote for the local newspaper, this book is the be-all and end-all of county histories! Art Kilner, a private investigator by profession, has gathered together an astounding amount of material about every aspect of Greene County history. The old railroad town and county seat, Xenia, figures prominently in this work. Discover through this series of essays and photographs the history of the county's churches, schools, covered bridges, cemeteries, historical markers, hotels, banks, opera houses, courthouses, stores,... View more info

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Collin County: Pioneering In North Texas

By: Capt. Roy F. Hall and Helen Gibbard Hall

Price: $49.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1975)

Seller ID: H0037

ISBN: 0788400371

Condition: 316 pages, 8.5x11, (1975), 2004, 8.5x11, paper, 316 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


This excellent and highly sought-after county history and collection of over 200 genealogies has been in constant demand since it was first published in 1975. It is a virtual encyclopedia of information about Collin County, Capt. Hall having used his resources as a local newspaper columnist and historian to gather material from old newspapers, archives, and personal acquaintances with some of the old pioneers. The book contains more than 100 photographs of pioneer people and scenes, thumbnail biographies of several hundred pioneer settlers, a list of old post offices, and a county map showing ... View more info

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Indian Creek Massacre and Captivity of Hall Girls: Complete History of the Massacre of Sixteen Whites

By: Charles M. Scanlan

Price: $21.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1915)

Seller ID: S2177

ISBN: 0788421778

Condition: 122 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1915), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 122 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Journey to the bountiful Illinois countryside and meet the participants in this real-life drama—Black Hawk, Chief Shabona, White Crow, members of the Hall family and their neighbors. Feel the pressure build as individuals struggle with the conflict of interests that arose from this culture clash that culminated in the massacre of 1832. Witness the capture of Sylvia and Rachel Hall amidst the slaughter and mutilation of their family and friends, followed by their captivity, rescue and subsequent lives. Enjoy history that read like an adventure novel! In addition to personal interviews wi... View more info

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Soldiers of the American Revolution Who at One Time Were Residents of, or Whose Graves Are Located in Chautauqua County, New York

By: Chautauqua County, N. Y., Chapters, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1925)

Seller ID: C2082

ISBN: 0788420828

Condition: 78 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1925), 2002, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 78 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


“The Soldiers of the American Revolution remain in a distinct class of the world’s history–with only the poorest and most meager equipment, they…responded to the first call of Lexington and Bunker Hill, facing every danger with unsurpassed courage, willingly sacrificing every personal comfort, suffering and enduring beyond description…that freedom and liberty might be their country’s right for all time.” In order to pay tribute to these soldiers, the women of the New York Chapters of the DAR have painstakingly researched both military and personal r... View more info

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Boulder City Cemetery, Boulder City, Clark County, Nevada, 1942 to June 2000

By: Diane E. Greene

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2001

Seller ID: G0657

ISBN: 158549657X

Condition: 831 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2001, 5.5x8.5, index, 2 vols., 831 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Contains information from personal history sheets, burial transfer permits and other pertinent family information from the Boulder City Cemetery Clerk's office. Obituaries have been added where they could be found. 831 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2001, 5.5x8.5, index, 2 vols., 831 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

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Memories of the Battle of New Ulm: Personal Accounts of the Sioux Uprising. L. A. Fritsche’s History of Brown County, Minnesota (1916)

By: Don Heinrich Tolzmann

Price: $21.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2001)

Seller ID: T1863

ISBN: 0788418637

Condition: 214 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2001), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 214 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


New Ulm, Minnesota, bore the brunt of the Sioux Uprising in 1862 during two battles, which decided the fate of what became known as the Dakota Conflict. Drawn from Dr. Fritsche’s county history, this work provides a documentary history of the conflict, and elucidates New Ulmer citizen’s views of the conflict. The book is arranged in 6 parts: Biographical information about the Fritsche family, The Uprising (causes leading to the outbreak, complaints against Indian agents), Personal Accounts (vengeance on the traders, Theresa Henle’s Account), Punishment of the Sioux (the ex... View more info

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The Road to Glorieta: A Confederate Army Marches Through New Mexico

By: Donald W. Healey

Price: $43.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: H2378

ISBN: 0788423789

Condition: Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


This is the story of 3,000 stalwart Texans, who carried the Confederate banner into the deserts and mountains of the Southwest. They were a zealous and determined army of committed volunteers marching off to war at a time when anything seemed possible. Their untried general, Henry Hopkins Sibley, led the advance towards Arizona and New Mexico, and even envisioned the banner of their new nation flying above the waters of the Pacific! Relying heavily on diaries, memoirs, and other first person accounts, personalities, emotions, and narrative are pushed to the forefront. Often told in participant... View more info

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The Indigenous Roots of a Mexican-American Family

By: Donna S. Morales and John P. Schmal

Price: $26.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2003)

Seller ID: M2469

ISBN: 0788424696

Condition: 206 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2003), 2008, 5.5x8.5, paper, indices, 206 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


In their second collaboration together, the authors begin their narration by taking the reader back thousands of years to reveal the complex and fascinating history of Mexico's Indian tribes, and conclude with the story of nine generations of the Indian-Mexican-American Morales family. Prior to the arrival of the Spaniards, an incredible diversity of aboriginal peoples lived in the area we now know as Mexico. After the conquest of the Aztecs, the greatest challenge to continued Spanish domination in Mexico lay in the northern lands of Zacatecas and Jalisco. It was here that the Chichimeca Indi... View more info

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The Jewish American Family Album

By: Dorothy Hoobler and Thomas Hoobler; introduction by Mandy Patinkin

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1998

Seller ID: 124170

ISBN: 0195124170

Condition: 128 pages, 8 1/2 x 11, 164 b/w photos, Oxford University Press


As long ago as September 1654, 23 Jews disembarked from a ship named the Sainte Catherine into New Amsterdam--today's New York City. They came to find a safe haven from oppression and religious persecution and to seek economic opportunity. But even they were not the first Jewish Americans, and they were certainly not the last. Three million Jewish immigrants followed in the next three centuries. Today, about 4 out of every 10 Jews in the world are U. S. citizens.The Jewish American Family Album tells personal stories of Jewish immigrants from their arrival in this country (as early as 1579... View more info

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The Italian American Family Album

By: Dorothy Hoobler and Thomas Hoobler; introduction by Mario M. Cuomo

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1998

Seller ID: 124200

ISBN: 0195124200

Condition: 128 pages, 8 1/2 x 11, 134 b/w illus., Oxford University Press


An Italian immigrant says, "I came to America because I heard the streets were paved with gold. When I got here, I found out three things: first, the streets weren't paved with gold; second, they weren't paved at all; and third, I was expected to pave them."Against all odds--a new language, new customs, and the ethnic slurs and catcalls of prejudice--Italian Americans paved the streets, rolled the cigars, sewed the clothes, cooked the meals, and did all manner of back-breaking work to build a new life in Lamerica , the land of success. The Italian American Family Album brings us in... View more info

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In Search of Hamish McBagpipes: A Concise Guide to Scottish Genealogy

By: Douglas Bruce Goldie

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1992)

Seller ID: G0597

ISBN: 1556135971

Condition: 116 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1992) reprint, 5.5x8.5, paper, 116 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


This popular reference, called "a must read book" by the Stevens County Genealogical Society, will be a boon to both professional and amateur researchers searching for their roots in Scotland. This book was designed for people who want to learn more of their Scottish family history, but have been confused or intimidated by other instruction manuals; the author allows you to work more efficiently and accomplish more. The work is divided into five sections which lead the researcher along a logical, step-by-step research path. The first section presents the author's system for beginning f... View more info

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Family Archaeology: Discovering The Family Skeleton And Making It Dance

By: Freya Ottem Hanson

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2002)

Seller ID: H2264

ISBN: 0788422642

Condition: 128 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2002), 2012, 5.5x8.5, paper, 128 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


People make history interesting. People influence us. They leave their imprints on us and become part of the fabric of our family story. This book suggests ways to discover hidden treasure from the past and challenges you to unearth more about the people in your ancestral tree. It encourages you to rediscover family values, traditions, and stories and then presents ways to experience that heritage. Packed with practical suggestions, anyone new to the pursuit of genealogy will treasure this book for its helpful questions and suggestions. Seasoned genealogists will also find a wealth of ideas an... View more info

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From the Back of the House: Memories of a Steak House Clan

By: Gary L. Rockey

Price: $30.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2009

Seller ID: R4916

ISBN: 0788449168

Condition: 344 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2009, 5.5x8.5, paper, 344 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Located in Ohio's celebrated Cleveland Flats, Jim's Steak House was the place to go for people from Cleveland to London and beyond. Thousands of patrons from boat captains to school teachers to movers and shakers celebrated anniversaries, weddings, birthdays, graduations, special memories, and more at Jim's. While dining on their favorite choice cuts of beef and famous hash browns, they ogled the fabled Cuyahoga River, the Terminal Tower, and giant oar boats easing round Collision Point. Beginning with the restaurant's founding in 1930 by Greek emigrant, James Kerkles, the story recounts his m... View more info

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The Legend of Dudleytown [Connecticut] Solving Legends through Genealogical and Historical Research

By: Gary P. Dudley

Price: $19.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2001

Seller ID: D1778

ISBN: 0788417789

Condition: 144 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2001, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 144 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


This is a MUST READ for genealogists, history buffs, and anyone that likes a good story. Use this volume as a helpful guide, or sit back, turn down the lights, and enjoy one of the most infamous ghost stories of New England history! Genealogical gleanings and different variations of Dudleytown's fascinating legends have been combined into a volume that reads like a book of ghost stories interwoven with the step-by-step process for researching and solving such mysteries. Strange occurrences, ghosts, curses… Are they real or just legends? Anyone can solve the mysteries of historical legend... View more info

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Crafting a Personal Family History: A Guide Plus A Case Study of the Hinds Family in New York's Adirondack Mountains

By: Harold E Hinds, Jr

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Essex County Historical Society, Elizabethtown, New York: 2011

Seller ID: 469683

ISBN: 061546968X


Crafting a Personal Family History establishes the basic principles necessary to successfully research and document a person family history. In most cases only a fragmentary record of an ancestor's life will have survived, and those traces will tend to cluster around only a few topics. So it is in the Hinds case study presented. Analysis of those traces is essential: so analysis is made transparent in the text. Other approaches are briefly presented in an appendix. Praise for Crafting a Personal Family History: Harold Hinds, in this ground-breaking and valuable textbook, applies his... View more info

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Zap The Grandma Gap: Connect With Your Family by Connecting Them To Their Family History

By: Janet Hovorka

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Family Chartmasters: February 2013

Seller ID: Zap

ISBN: 0988854805


REGULAR PRICE - $23.95 - SPECIAL PRICE: $19.95 Are the youth in your family more attached to their iPod or laptop screen than they are to you? How do you connect to your family members and form the kind of close relationships that will support and strengthen them as they grow into successful and grounded adults? Teaching your children and grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and even your brothers and sisters about their family history can create strong bonds in your family and become a framework that protects and empowers your relationships. Family history connects family ... View more info

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A Lifetime of Anecdotes

By: Jim Stefan

Price: $24.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2005)

Seller ID: S3365

ISBN: 0788433652

Condition: 198 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2005), 2006, 5.5x8.5, paper, 198 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Jim Stefan is a storyteller whose literary vignettes of life spring not from his imagination, but from his everyday observations of ordinary, and sometimes not so ordinary, people and places. With a keen eye for detail and a skillful phrase he captures moments from his past that reflect in a personal way the larger history of his generation. His schoolboy memories include growing up among the colorful immigrant communities of the early twentieth century and later recollections describe the Depression and his struggle to continue his education through those hard times, his adventures as a merch... View more info

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Pioneer Life in Dayton [Ohio] and Vicinity, 1796-1840

By: John F. Edgar

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1896)

Seller ID: E1276

ISBN: 0788412760

Condition: 310 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1896), 2008, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 310 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Collected reminiscences "of the early history of Dayton, including the names and personal history of the pioneers of the township previous to 1840, when Dayton assumed the proportions of a city." John Edgar's history portrays the life of Dayton's early settlers, drawing on his personal acquaintance with several original pioneers. From the first houses on the banks of the Miami, built from dismantled barges and dugouts, to the christening of the "Gem City" of Ohio, every aspect of Dayton's development is treated. The text is positively brimming with names culled from land patent... View more info