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The following surnames are on this page: Ames, Woodworth, Wedge, Greuber, Liddy, Whitehead, Dubrish, Sands, Mahaffey, Bohy, Pioneer American, Holmes, Jenkinson, Striebich, and Scheele. Blue indicates softcover editions may be available.

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Smith Family History and Genealogy - Kentucky Pioneers

They settled into the Kentucky counties of Clay, Laurel, and Knox after following the Wilderness Road - shortly after Daniel Boone blazed a trail through the Cumberland Gap. Our Smith family history extends back over 600 years. Here are listed those Smith family ancestors who lived through the bubonic plague in England, the cholera, typhus, crossed the ocean in wooden ships, survived the American Revolutionary War, Native American attacks, the War of 1812, the War Between the States, World War I, and World War II. They are pioneers, patriots, and adventurers with a deep sense of self sufficiency and craftsmanship. They carved out the wilderness with their bare hands, simple tools, and raised children to have confidence, respect for others, and faith in God. 

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Ames Family History and Genealogy. 2009. The Ames family history begins with John Ames born in 1540 at Bruton, Somersetshire, England. Over 400 years ago! An adventurer, his grandson William Ames (1605-1654) crossed the Atlantic aboard the wooden ship and settled in Norfolk, Massachusetts. Then pioneer Barzilla Ames (1765-1849), Williams 3rd great-grandson, entered the Northwest Territories and settled in Greenfield, Michigan. This publication lists 12 generations of Ames family descendants! A great resource for Ames family genealogy!

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Wedge Family History and Genealogy

Wedge Family History and Genealogy. 2010. Family legend is that John Wedge (1760-1818), a United Empire Loyalist, married Tawanga a “Noble Woman” of the Cayuga Tribe, and daughter of a Cayuga Chief. After their marriage, in accordance with “Longhouse Customs,” they likely lived on the Grand River Six Nations Reserve in Ontario, Canada, until John’s Crown Grant in 1802 was finalized. A step back in time of 250 years for the Wedge family genealogist!

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Liddy Family History and Genealogy

Liddy Family History and Genealogy. 2006. John W. Liddy is the Americanization of Johann Ulrich Luetty who was probably born in Switzerland in 1821. When he was 32 years old he married Amanda Kemp on June 17 of 1853 in Wells County, Indiana. Amanda was born May 29th of 1832 in Clark County, Ohio to Salomon and Magdalena (nee Baker) Kemp. They had 5 sons, and several daughters. Their son Joel Liddy was born in 1860, and he had 2 sons and several daughters. Descendants spread through the Midwest states of Michigan and Indiana. Numerous rare family photos, historical family documents, and 5 generations of descendants since 1821 are documented. A must for all Liddy family members!

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Dubrish Family History and Genealogy

Dubrish Family History and Genealogy. 1984. Joachim and Pauline Dubrish had a farm just outside of the capital city of Vilnus, Lithuania, in the late 1800’s. Their son Martin immigrated to American in 1905, and he was followed shortly by his brother Theodore. From Ellis Island they traveled to Chicago, then on to Detroit, Michigan. The Dubrish-Holmes-Woodworth connection has descendants that link back to the Mayflower Compact! A great family of pioneers and patriots right up to the present day! The book offers many unique family photographs, historical family documents, genealogy, and family legends.

 

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Mahaffey Family History and Genealogy

Mahaffey Family History and Genealogy. 2009. The Clan Mahaffey originally came from Scotland, and migrated over to Northern Ireland along with thousands of others from their Scottish homeland. Aye, then comes the tale of Charles Mahaffey, progenitor of the Cumberland Valley Mahaffeys, who immigrated from Northern Ireland to New England prior to June of 1753.  His descendants were pioneers who bravely carved out their homes in the frontier of Ohio, and in the thick woods of the Northwest Territory, which became the State of Michigan. Family lore back to the year 1600 with numerous rare ancestral photographs. Thousands of Mahaffey ancestors listed! A great source of Mahaffey history for the family genealogist!

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Pioneer Recipes - Historical Favorites from the 1800's

Pioneer Recipes - Historical Favorites from the 1800's. 1988. Put this on your laptop for your kitchen use! 5 Star "perfect pie crusts"! Just add the filling. These recipes have been handed down for many generations! They are really exceptional! Homemade bread recipes, both white and whole wheat, will put a smile on everyones face! Seriously, these bread recipes could win awards! Can you smell that great aroma of fresh bread baking in your own oven? These are THE recipes you need! Start your own weekend tradition of baking bread in the afternoon! Your kids or grandkids can help! It's worth every penny!

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Jenkinson Family History and Genealogy

Jenkinson Family History and Genealogy. 2000. George Jenkinson was born about 1826 in Ireland, and died March 4, 1904 in Arcadia Township, Lapeer County, Michigan. He was an Irish Orangeman and proud of it! He and his brother Thomas immigrated to Aberdeen, Scotland when they were teenagers to work the granite mines. There he married Elizabeth Love. The group immigrated to Canada in 1852, and eventually settled in Michigan. Numerous pictures included, and historical family documents prior to 1900. This eBook covers a period of 180 years with 8 generations!

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Woodworth Family History and Genealogy

Woodworth Family History and Genealogy. 2009. This book documents the Woodworth Family from the year 1478! It provides the astonishing connection to Thomas Rogers, who was one of the forty-one signatories of the Mayflower Compact! The book includes Revolutionary War Veteran Josiah Woodworth with photograph, and genealogy to Florence Woodworth (1891-1976). Many unique ancestral photographs, family documents, and is well referenced. A great resource of history for one of America’s long standing colonial families!

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Greuber Family History and Genealogy

Greuber Family History and Genealogy. 2009. William T. Greuber was born in the Ohio territory during the year 1825. He married Mary McClintock about 1854, then joined the Union Army during the War Between the States. They had 8 children. This publication contains 5 generations from 1825, numerous rare ancestral photographs, maps, and many documents. Filled with essential information for the Greuber family genealogist!

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Whitehead Family Heritage

Whitehead Family Heritage 1739 to 1939 – History and Genealogy. 2002. The Whitehead family legend dates the family name back to the year 1066 with ancient ties to Scotland. The vital information in this eBook begins with Richard and Mary (nee Grigsby) Whitehead of Stockbury, Kent, England with 200 years of descendants listed. Of their 11 children 5 were sons. Four of the sons have known lineage that indicate a total of 36 children between them. Of these 36 children 20 were sons that carried on the Whitehead family name. Yes, Richard and Mary Whitehead had 20 grandsons and 16 granddaughters! One grandson named Moses Whitehead immigrated to Canada about 1837, and married Catherine Wedge in 1847. Family legend is that Catherine descended from a “Noble Woman” named Tawanga of the Cayuga Tribe. The lengthy Ahnentafel ancestor table from Richard and Mary is contained in this eBook. There are many rare family photographs, documents, and the eBook is referenced for further research. Many Whitehead families may link back to Richard “of Stockbury”! 

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Sands Family History and Genealogy

Sands Family History and Genealogy. 2009. Born in 1774 along the Greenbrier Valley of Virginia, now West Virginia, Matthew Sands married and raised a family through the “Year without a Summer” in 1816. His grandson, Samuel Field(ing) Sands, enlisted to support the War for Southern Independence with the confederated states! Their farms were along the Elk River in Braxton County, West Virginia. Listed descendants, and genealogy, stretch to Illinois, Florida, Tennessee and beyond. This is a great resource for the Sands family genealogist!

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The more recent generations (1800’s) of the Bays family have settled in eastern Kentucky around the area of Greenup. However, they have had plantations in Virginia, survived devastating Native American attacks, been Captains aboard merchant vessels, and migrated over the decades to England from the French Champaign region. Originally the name in France was Basse then it changed over the years to Base and then to Bays. If you are a member of the Bays family this book is for you! As the saying goes: If you want to have hope and faith in the future you must stand on the shoulders of the past.

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Bohy Family History and Genealogy. 2005. John Baptist Bohy was born in Brussels, Belgium on August 8th of 1850. He immigrated to the United States aboard the vessel Labrador on September 14th of 1881, and joined the coal mining community at Hawk Run, Pennsylvania. There he met Ida Dieu, and married. The Dieu genealogy also goes back to Belgium and France. Known descendants, and members of related families, which include Bohr, Dieu, Duprey, Hockridge, Koch, Rostucher and Scheele are listed! This genealogy spans 150 years! Many rare family photographs included! 

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Holmes Family in America

Holmes Family in America. 2006. This eBook contains the amazing family legend of three Holmes brothers who left England and came to the New World. One settled on Manhattan Island, one in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and the third in the Connecticut Colony. Nathaniel Holmes was born August 30, 1692 in Plimouth, Plimouth County, Massachusetts, and this eBook contains his genealogy. There are 9 generations, unique ancestral photographs, historical documents, and a well referenced genealogy. Essential dates for descendants begin in 1692. An excellent resource for Holmes family genealogists! 

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Striebich Family History and Genealogy

Striebich Family History and Genealogy. 2004. Born in Baden, Germany on April 19th of 1836, Anthony Striebich immigrated with his family to the United States at the age of 7. At 23, he renounced his allegiance to the Duke of Baden Germany and became a citizen of the United States. He joined the Union Army during the American Civil War on January 18th of 1862, and marched with the notorious General Sherman! After the war he moved from Buffalo, New York to Cheboygan, Michigan. Many unique family documents, letters, references, and rare family photographs from the 1800’s. Also includes members of the Hubacher Family before 1900. A great reference for anyone interested in Striebich family genealogy!

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Scheele Family History and Genealogy

Scheele Family History and Genealogy. 2012. The Scheele family originates from the Hanover, Germany region along the Leine River, and this includes the region extending northeast to Celle on the Aller River. Johann August Wilheim Scheele was born around the year 1800 just prior to the Napoleonic Wars. Five generations of his descendants are documented in this family history covering the period from 1800 to 1925. The focus is on those who immigrated to the U.S.A. to seek their fortunes during the 1800s and eventually settled in the State of Michigan. An excellent referenced resource for the Scheele family genealogist!

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