RECENT ARRIVALS in Genealogy From Garrison House Books
The Big Long Family in America 1736-1979 ; A Host of Descendants of John Long 1728-1791 of Plantation Bakers Lookout Washington County, Maryland
By Long, Harvey Lawerence
Freeport, Illinois: Harvey L. Long, 1881. Very nice book -- clean as a whistle inside and out with no names or writing. Oversized at 9"x11"" with 33 pages plus unused pages for notes at back. Illustrated with black and white photos and maps throughout. Not often seen.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No DJ, as Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
By Campion, Rev. Father
Montreal, Canada: John Lovell, 1870. This is a scarce item of interest to anyone following the Bakewell genealogy. The booklet was published in 1870, a year after Rev. Frederick Bakewell died at the age of 41 in the infirmary of the Seminary of St. Sulpice in Montreal. He was born in England and emigrated to the United States as a child. He studied for the priesthood in Montreal, was ordained in Paris, and returned to St. Sulpice Seminary afterwards. The booklet measures 4"x6" and has 28 pages. At one time this was owned by the Bakewell family as evidenced by the notes inside the front cover. First is an inscription which reads, "Harry ----?, from his affectionate great uncle, June 25, 1939." The second reads "Uncle Paul was Granny Munroe's brother." The third says, " Father Bakewell was brother of Robert Armytage Bakewell." Included here is a holy card published to commemorate Robert Armytage Bakewell who died in St. Louis Mo. in 1926.The booklet is very clean inside and tightly bound. Only faults are some staining to front cover and a chip at bottom corner of front cover next to spine. A treasure for the right person. . Soft Cover. Good-plus.
By Croye, Marsha Bell Christy
Tempe, Arizona: Self-published, 1993. Crisp, clean book with no defect of note, including no names or writing. Handsomely designed with paste-on art at face. Illustrated throughout with both black and white photographs and copies of documents. Book measures 8-3/4"x11-1/2" and has 336 pages of text and index, plus several usused pages for notes. In addition to the McConnell name are related histories for these family surnames:Andrews, Arnold, Bell, Cabell, Campbell, Christy, Ferguson, Freshwater, Groves, Manypenny, Miller, Morrow, Ramsey. Roudebush, Swickard, Warren and Wilson.. Hard Cover. Fine/No DJ, as Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
By Stapleton, Rev. A
Carlisle, PA: Huguenot Publishing Co., 1901. Very nice book with a tight binding and handsome appearance. Faults are confined to a small bit of wear to bottom of spine and a slight softness at corners. Book is SIGNED by author on front free endpaper thus, " With the Compliments of the Author, A. Stapleton, March 13, 1905." Book is illustrated ful page photographs printed on coated paper. Book measures 6"x9" and has 164 pages including index. Would be helpful in gneealogical research.. SIGNED by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No DJ, as Issued.
By Fowler, Ryland Dean (editor)
U.S.A.: Macon County Historical Society, 1983. Massive book of 962 pages all of which are clean and tightly bound with no names or writing. Brown boards with large back ttile box to spine show no bumps. Dustjacket is likewise clean showing only two very small tears to top of spine which almost disappear in brand new mylar cover and one small corner crease to upper front. This book picks up the story of Macon County from where it stopped in 1933 when Mrs. Louise Hay published her earlier history. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Good source for geneaological material on prominent families of the area.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.
The Weals Family Past and Present; A Compilation Of Information Regarding the Ancestors And Descendants of William Weals and Anne (Orgill ) Weals
By Weals, Frederick H
Decorah, Iowa: The Anundsen Publishing Company, 2000. Very nice, clean family geneaology bound handsomely in sturdy green buckram. Illustrated with photographs in black and white. 176 pages including index. Text divided into three parts: Early Family History in England; The Years in Ohio; and The Descendants.. Hard Cover. Fine/No DJ, as Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
By James, Peggie Seitz
Ann Arbor, Michigan: Edwards Brothers, 1972. Very nciely kept book -- clean and tightly bound with no names or writing. A wonderful reference not only for obtaining historical information about the town, but also for genealogy, as there are many names with biographcial information. Illustrated with photographs. 307 pages including index.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No DJ.
By Harter, Mary
Doylestown, Ohio: Self-published, 1969. Very clean book bound in sturdy red buckram. Only fault is toning to pages. Not seen too often and especially not with lots of extras laid-in as this one has.The book is SIGNED by the author without inscription and dated 1969. She also changed her address from Doylestown, Ohio to Dayton Beach, Florida on the same page in ink. IThere are many handwritten notes with additional information throughout the book, plaus a few changes, but I am not sure whether this was the author's working copy, or it had belonged to another owner. Begins with Andreas Harter, the progenito,r and proceeds to Jacob Harter. There is also an autobiography of Rev. William George Harter 1811-1864. Book measures 8"x11" and has 155 pages including a detailed index. The items laid-in include three newspaper articles about various Harters, a funeral card, and pages containing genealogical information.. SIGNED by Author. Hard Cover. Very Good/No DJ, as Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
By Barron, Ruth T
Baxley, Georgia: Appling County Heritage Center, 2000. Very nice clean limited edition with no defects of note. SIGNED and inscribed by Peggy Ruth Luke, Curator of the Appling County, Georgia Heritage Center thus: April 23, 2001 Congratulations! ------------ will be known as the lady whose story of her birth and the midwife Lula Belle Nail was contributed by your brother, -----.This is a part of the history being preserved at Appling County Heritage Center, Peggy Ruth Luke, Curator." Limited edition of which this is #270 of 902. Book is printed on quality coated paper and is illustrated with black and white photos. Much text covering area history and families. 383 pages. Back pastedown shows a blank family tree which can be filled in by new owner if desired. Very helpful for genealogical research,. SIGNED by Curator Appling County Heritage Center. Limited Ed. 270/902. Hard Cover. Fine/No DJ, as Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
By Munroe, Richard S
Florence, Mass.: Self-published, 1986. Very nice clean book, gently used. Former owner's name written on front free endpaper, otherwise devoid of writing. Bright red boards show no bumps and spine is not sunned. A massive book of 1293 pages including index. Book concentrates on the specific area of Lexington, Nassachuetts, but also studies variations on the Munroe name, including Monro, Monroe, Munro and Munroe. Begins with the story of Munroe clan's Scottish heritage and its first American descendent, William Munroe.. Second Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No DJ.
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 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 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 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.