RECENT ARRIVALS in Genealogy From Garrison House Books
By Bierman, Edwinna Dodson
San Gabriel, California: Glenn Bierman, 1063. Very nice, clean book which was limited to just 150 copies of which this is number 43. SIGNED by author on title page. Contents divided into two parts -- one tracing the lineage of the husband and one doing likewise for the wife. Family names other than above include Andrews, Barnes , Greene, Hart, Hawkins, Lathrop, Orvis, Rich, Royce-Roys, and Warner in Part I. Part II includes Ballard, Berwick, Brown , Collins, Dart, Douglas, Fowler, Gaylord, Hooper, Jagger, Jones, Loomis, Loomis II, Newhall, Osgood, Porter I, Porter II, Stanley and Whitley. Book measures 8-1/2"x11" and has 123 pages.. SIGNED by Author. Limited Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
By Sinclair, Dohrman II
Strasburg, Virginia: Shenandoah Publishing House, 1970. Very nice clean book, tightly bound with no cracking to hinges. SIGNED and inscribed by author thus, " To ------- with all best wishes, Dohrman Sinclair, Steubenville, Ohio, 10 February, 1976." Book measures 8-3/4"x11-1/4" and has 347 pages. Blank pages at back have been used to paste in three errata and addendum sheets -- one was taped and two glued. The glue stained through in spots to just those pages. Book is illustrated with photos of people and documents throughout. There are also a few handwritten changes and updates which are very helpful to the genealogist.. SIGNED & Inscribed By Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No DJ, as Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
By Smedal, Erling A
Columbus, Ohio: The Anundsen Publishing Co., 1966. Book is crisp and clean with no bumps to boards and is pristine inside and out. Only faults are a bit of darkening to the back gutter and some stubborn spots on one page. Tightly bound and very handsome. Book measures 6-1/4"x9-1/2" and is illustrated with black and white photogpaphs printed on quality coated paper. SIGNED and inscribed by author on front free endpaper thus ,"To Cousin -------, with best wishes. Erling M. Smedal M.D." The lineage begins in Norway with Aslak Olavson Smedal. 140 pages of text, plus pages of genaological tables, one of which has two small changes written in pen.. SIGNED & Inscribed By Author. Presumed First. Hard Cover. Very Good/NO DJ.
By Harter, Fayne E
Grabill, Indiana: Self-published, 1969. Clean and tightly bound. No names or writing, and no bumps to red boards. Only fault is a small crease next to spine at front. Measures 9"x11" and has 243 pages. Black and white photographs throughout. A rather hard to find family history. Includes a laid-in type-written page of all family members buried in Scipio Cemetery, Scipio Township, Allen County, Indiana.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No DJ. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
By Miller, Franklin Jr
Gambier, Ohio: Self-published, 1985. Very nice clean book with no names or writing and no bumps to light grey boards. Only fault is light toning to edges of text block. Book contains a letter from the author thanking a woman for a favorable review, plus another to a cousin with an order form at the botrtom. Numerous photographs throguhout text. Book measures 9"x11-1/4" with 396 pages.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No DJ. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
By Bowers, Doris Roney
Astoria, Illinois: Stevens Publishing, 1978. An especially handsome family genealogy with atractive dark green textured boards ornamented at face and spine with gilt. Measures 9"x11-1/2" and has 901 pages. No names or writing and no bumps to boards. Only fault is toning to edges of text block.Illustrated with maps and photographs. Also contains some anecdotal history in additions to the lineage. Begins in Ireland and traces the family roots to America. . Hard Corer. Very Good/No DJ, Likely as Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
Thomas Skidmore (Scudamore) 1605-1684, of Westerleigh, Gloucestershire, and Fairfield, Connecticut; His Ancestors and His Descendants to the Ninth Generation
By Skidmore, Warren
Unknown: Self-published, 1985. Book is fresh and clean with no names or writing and no bumps to purple boards. Measures 8-3/4"x11-1/4" and has 505 pages. Professionally indexed. Book was originally published in a tiny run of just 250 copies which sold out in 90 days. This is a rewrite with much new additional material supplied by others worlking on the same lineage. Traces to thre eighth generation.. Second Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/No DJ. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
By Hoover, Mary Ruthrauff
Kansas City, Missouri: Smith-Grieves Company, 1925. Seldom seen family history written, as msot family histories are, as a labor of love. Very handsome presentation -- more so than most. Nice beveled edge to front board, illustrations on coated paper and a color family coat of arms at front along with photograph of author. A very detailed genealogy of 380 pages. Very clean and tightly bound with no names or writing. Only real fault is foxing to the edges of the author's picture and on the page across from it. Otherwise a nice book.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No DJ.
By Fecher. Con J
Dayton, Ohio: University of Dayton Press, 1980. Very nice book -- appears gently read, if at all. No names or writing. Only faults are toning to outer edges of text block and sunning to spine. Clean inside and out with no spine crease and no names or writing. Illustrated throughout with charts and historic photographs,. Covers the following family names:Fecher, Lennartz, Nordenbrock, Bergmann, and Moorman. 321 pages.. Soft Cover. Very Good.
By Harter, Nellie A
Wadsworth, Ohio: BrucePrint, 1966. Very nice book, gently kept. Only fault is browning to front endpapers from relevant newspaper clippings having been laid-in. The author, who was from Wadsworth, Ohio and editor/publisher of the Wadsworth-Banner Press newspaper was 88 years old when she compiled this information.Two of the clippings are about her. She SIGNED the book at the top of the front free endpaper thus, "To..... with love and appreciation. Nellie Harter." The book measures 6-1/2"x9-3/4" and has 59 pages.Many anecdotes here to accompany the begats, plus a few historic photographs. Not commonly found.. SIGNED & Inscribed By Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No DJ. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
By Krebs, Friedrich; Rubincam, Milton
Norristown, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania German Society, 1953. Very nice, clean, tightly bound booklet that's rathe hard to find. Pages and cover show no names, tears, or other writing. Only fault is sunning to spine and around edges of both front and back covers. Booklet measures 6"x9" and has 32 pages. The authors open with a history of the area known as the Palatinate of the Rhine and the Palatinites who emigrated to Pennsylvania. The next section isolates surnames from the area and offers biographical information on those who who settled in Pennsylvania.. Nice map of the Palatinate. . Soft Cover. Good-plus.
By Scott. Kenneth
Warner, New Hampshire: Warner Press Here is one of those genealogical booklets that is hard to find. Normally, we like our booklets to be free of writing, but this one is an exception. There are a handful of corrections to this text which make it of interest to anyone tracing the Bowman, Harter and Sauer family trees. There is no date, but the booklet appears to be older and is in good, clean, tightly bound condition. Faults include a few small edge tears, some flat creases to corners, and a small tear to top of spine which does not impinge on the binding. It measures 6-1/2"x9-1/2" and has 40 pages. . First Edition. Soft Cover. Good.
By Harter, Byton E,
Fort Lauferdale, Florida: Self-published, 1972. Scarce booklet offering an enormous amount of genealogical material about John Arthur of Bourbon County, Kentucky who married Sarah Baird of Erie County, Pennsylvania in Butler Township, Darke County in 1822. The couple had 10 childrenthe last of whom was also named Johm Arthure. He was born July 18, 1845 in Butler Township, Darke County, Ohio. Book is tightly bound with clean pages and no names or writing. The cover has toned at spine and around edges, both fornt and back, and has a flat crease to lower front corner. It measures 8x11" and has 43 pages.. Soft Cover. Good-plus. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
At the Sign of the Swan 1650-1950; Ancestry and Descendants of Hans Wendel Zwecker from Graben, Germany To New Holland, Pennsylvania in 1737
By Forbes, Amanda Arbogast
Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1987. Book is clean and tightly bound. Author SIGNED on verso of front free endpaper thus, "My best wishes to a a special friend. Amanda Sept. 28, 1987."Pages are clean and tightly bound -- only fault is a bit of cocking to top of spine which does not compromise integrity of binding. Book measures 7-1/4"x10-1/4" and has 188 pages. Includes some historic photographs and also a laid-in one-page supplement. . SIGNED by Author. Hard Cover. Very Good/No DJ. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
By Hampton, Margaret Woods
Fort Worth, Texas: Miran Publishers, 1973. Very nice, clean book, not often found. No names or writing. Faults contained to small crease to lower back corner and a tiny bump to top edge of front cover. Book is without dustjacket, lbt likely one was not issued as is often the case with genaologies.. Book measures 6"x9-1/2" and has 396 pages. Extensive index. . Hard Cover. Very Good/No DJ.
By No Author
Irwin, Iowa: St.Paul's Lutheran Church, 1981. It's amazingly hard to find this nice centennial history of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Irwin, Iowa. The book is very clean and tightly bound with no names or writing. Only fault is edge wear to bottom front cover. A correction sheet is laid-in at front. Book is filled with historical photos and information about the church and its people. But what's really interesting is all the genealogical information, including lists of baptisms, confirmations, marriages and funerals year-by-year. There's even cemetery records for Danway Cemetery which was begun in 1881 by the Norwegians from Polk and Douglas Townships. Measures 8-1/2"x11" and has 120 pages. Soft Cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
By No Author Stated
Cleveland, Ohio: East Cleveland Congregational Church Publication Committee, 1943. Verey nice small book measuring 6"x8" and containing 59 pages. Pebbled cloth over boards shows just a small bit of wear to lower spine which in no way impinges on the integrity of the binding. This is a church history, but its focus is primarily financial. Includes four black and white photograohs of the church at various times in its long history. Includes a roster of all members serving in the military at the time of publication. Very helpful for geneaology.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No DJ.
By Robertson, Helen Miller
Akron, Ohio: Self-published, 1987. Crisp as new book, simply printed, but attractive. Measures 8-1/2"x11" and has 188 pages. Follows Royer tree beginning with Georg Rheyer. Allied Families include Hautz, Walborn, Gint (Ginther), Stickler, Heiser and Danner.. Soft Cover. Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
By Robertson, Helen Miller (Compiler)
Akron, Ohio: Helen Miller Robertson, 1986. Crisp, clean book owned by just one previous owner and gently kept by him. Simply printed with numerous listings tracing the lineage. Also contains photogras, maps mand documents at back of book. Measures 8-1/2"x11" and has 166 pages including index. Hard to find.. Soft Cover. Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
Catalog of the William Penn Charter School Alumi (Pennsylvania) 1875-1962 (Additional ephemera laid-in)
By No Author
Pennsylvania: The Overseers of the William Penn Charter School and the Alumni Society, 1962. here's some sunning to spine area at front and a few light spots, also to front, but overall this catalog is in good clean, tightly bound condition. It also contains an Alumni Catalog supplement of Additions and Corrections published in 1963, plus a typed sheet listing the members of the Class of 1912 of which there were 27. This catalog and its extras would be most helpful for genealogical research, as each student's entry contains an address, the name of his wife, the number of his children, and his occupation, as well as his graduation year. 155 pages with index.. Soft Cover. Very Good.