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Al Barrs is offering three CDs of Barrs family history -- each for the unbelievably low price of $10 (shipping included). The first, One Thousand Years of Barrs Family History consists of 550 pages of Barrs history, from the beginning to the end of the second millenium (1000 AD to 2000 AD), in two volumes. The second CD, Barrs Family History in Warwickshire England contains documents of the family in England during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, uncovered by a cousin (Anthony M. Barrs). The third is The James C. Barrs Story, which records the history of Al's Great-Great-Grandfather and his family. To order any or all of these three CDs, send $10 for each CD to Al Barrs, 4731 Georgia Road, Greenwood, Florida 32443-1839.
The Bingham Family in the United States, by Donna Bingham Munger (The Bingham Association, New York, 1996). 9x11, 615 pages with index. Descendants, through twelve generations, of Thomas Bingham of Connecticut (1642-1720), together with three generations of his ancestors. -- $65 from the Bingham Association, 19 East 72nd Street, New York, New York 10021
Bosworth: 19th Century Family Letters, by Katherine D. Gray (Baltimore, 2003). 9x6, 352 pages, attractively bound in royal blue library binding, with gold stamping. Building on Mary B. Clarke's Bosworth Genealogy, this volume provides us with additional information about the life William Harvey Bosworth and some of his descendants. More generally (and perhaps more significantly) through reproduction of original correspondence (seventy-five letters written mostly by William Harvey and Emma Jane Bosworth) it gives us the opportunity to step into the nineteenth century to observe the daily lives of our Bosworth cousins in New York, Illinois, and Iowa between 1860 and 1897. Sixteen of the letter specifically concern William Harvey's Civil War experience. Additionally, the volume includes more than seventy-five images and appendices containing Bosworth lineage data, information from census records, wills, property records, and the memories of William R. Bosworth. To order send $49 (postage and packaging included) to Katherine D. Gray, 1002 Skyline Drive, Neosho, MO 64850
History of a Family Bible, 1685-2000: A Quest for the Missing Link, by William A. O'Malley. Many years ago, the author, a retired businessman, inherited a beautiful old, leather-bound Lutheran Bible, with many pages of handwritten notes on the births, deaths, and marriages of people of whom he (the author) had no prior knowledge. When curiosity got the better of him, Mr. O'Malley began his investigation, first of his mother's family (from whom he had come to acquire the Bible); then of the families whose records had been inscribed on its pages so painstakingly more than two hundred years ago. The result: a charming, 150-page story of brothers, named "Dreffein," who came to the United States in the 1860's, and of the searches in Germany that led the author ultimately to the discovery of his distant ancestors -- the "Schultzes" and related families -- who inhabit the endsheets of his family Bible. Available from the author as a paper-bound book for $23.00, or on CD, in PDF format (requires Acrobat Reader), for $8.50, postage and packaging included. To order, send your check or money order to the author, William O'Malley, KiKampus Communications, P. O. Box 2782, Naperville, Illinois 60566.
Genealogy of Ferguson and Kindred Families, by Richard Ferguson. 318 pages (Galveston, Texas, 2003) , illustrated with facsimiles of wills, marriage documents, and related images, some in color. The product of thirty-eight years of research, this work focuses on descendants of John and Ann (Stubbleson) Ferguson of Essex County, Virginia, and, more particularly, the descendants of Elijah and Elizabeth (Jackson) Ferguson in Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Texas. Related families include Hildyard, Acuff, Teague, Childs, Cox, Ray, and Hey. Additionally, the compiler has traced the family's connection to ancient royal lines in Europe. Case bound in a handsomely-designed multi-color softcover -- $55.00, from W. R. Ferguson, 2319 Avenue M, Galveston, Texas 77550. Address questions to Mr. Ferguson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carl and Christina Miller Family by Lillian L. Miller and Esther Mable Yoder. 200 pages, illustrated. History and Descendants through seven generations of Carl and Christina (Aschinger) Miller, primarily in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Virginia. The family originated in Germany. -- $23 from Lillian L. Miller, 5 Miller Road, Newport News, Virginia 23602
The Roundy Family in America by Everett Ellsworth Roundy, Sr. Quality reprint of a volume originally published in 1942, this book documents the history of the Roundy family (descendants of Philip Roundy, Salem, Massachusetts, ca. 1640) through twelve generations. 325 pages of text (not including the index) with 59 images, all on high-quality, high-gloss paper in an attractive, durable cloth binding. Offered by Guy Roundy at $26. To order, contact Mr. Roundy at 208-657-2545 or by email at email@example.com.
Woodruff Genealogy - Descendants of Mathew Woodruff of Farmington, Connecticut. Compiled by Susan Woodruff Abbott. Mathew died in 1682. 785 pages hard back, 6 x 9 inches. -- $25.00 in the USA from William W. Abbott, 820 Country Club Drive, North Palm Beach, Florida 33408-3712, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.