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Reid: The Flying Submarine: The Story of the Invention of the Reid Flying Submarine, RFS-1 - Bruce Reid.

The Flying Submarine: The Story of the Invention of the Reid Flying Submarine, RFS-1 - Bruce Reid. Is it science fiction? No! This is the true story of the invention of the world's first submersible aircraft. Developed during the Cold War era, the military potential of such a craft was invaluable, and the inventor worked tirelessly to get his flying submarine off the drawing board and into the water. Donald V. Reid, the inventor, was a high-energy person of many interests and talents, as well as a technical genius. This story is told by his son, who helped his father assemble the craft in their Asbury Park, New Jersey back yard, and who was the pilot of the Reid Flying Submarine. Photos and drawings illustrate how the sub was made, and show it being tested in the water and in flight. Don Reid gained minor celebrity status for his novel idea and appeared on the popular television programs, I've Got A Secret, To Tell The Truth, and The Johnny Carson Show. He was an aviation pioneer who was never fully recognized for his innovative contributions. Read this engaging story of invention and experimentation, and find out what ultimately became of the extraordinary Reid Flying Submarine! (2004), 2012, 5½x8½, paper, 178 pp.
101-R3136
ISBN: 0788431366

501-R3136

$20.00

$18.00

J. Wilkes Booth: An Account of His Sojourn in Southern Maryland after the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln, His Passage Across the Potomac, and His Death in Virginia, (1893, 1990), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, 130 pp.

Thomas A. Jones. Southern Maryland was strongly sympathetic towards the Confederacy during the Civil War, which was very convenient for the government in Richmond. The Confederate Secret Service established a corps of agents there who facilitated the movement of mail, supplies, and personnel between Washington City and elsewhere in the North, and Richmond. The author of this volume, Thomas A. Jones, was one of those agents. John Wilkes Booth was also involved in secret transactions for the Confederacy, as evidenced by his associations and actions, although no document has ever been found showing his “appointment” as an agent. In 1865 a plot to capture President Lincoln and carry him to Richmond as a bargaining chip in negotiations for a peace on terms acceptable to the South was orchestrated by Booth, who assembled a colorful band of co-conspirators. The plan called for transporting the captive Lincoln down the Southern Maryland “mail route” across the Potomac and on to Richmond. At least one attempt to capture Lincoln was made, but failed. After Lee surrendered, Booth changed the plan from a simple capture of Lincoln to the simultaneous assassination of Lincoln and key cabinet members which, if it had succeeded, would have paralyzed the government in the North. The outcome of Booth’s effort is well known--Lincoln was assassinated, Secretary Seward was gravely injured, and Booth fled down the Southern Maryland “mail route,” leaving the balance of the plan unfulfilled. Enter Thomas A. Jones and his account of what followed. A most engaging bit of history. Ironically, Jones, who was clearly involved in Booth’s escape in a very significant way, was never charged or tried. (1893, 1990), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, 130 pp. 

501-J3302

$18.50

$16.65

  USA: National Society Colonial Daughters of the Seventeenth Century. Lineage Book. the Centennial Remembrance Edition, 1896-1999

Membership in the National Society Colonial Daughters of the 17th Century is based on descent from 17th-century ancestors who imperiled their lives and interests in various colonial wars from May 1607 to December 1699, and who rendered other distinguished services. Between its establishment in 1896 and 1999, the Society published eleven Lineage Books of its membership. By special arrangement with the National Society, Clearfield Company can offer its patrons the 1999 volume at a savings.

The 1999 Lineage Book is divided into two parts: (1) a list of living members and their qualifying ancestors, followed by (2) brief sketches of the roughly 2,500 17th-century ancestors, with the names of living members of the organization, if any, descended from them. Society members are identified by city and state of residence at the time of publication. Information provided in the ancestor sketches include one or more dates, something about the individual's military or other service, and town and colony inhabited. We should point out to persons who may own a previous edition(or previous editions) of National Society Colonial Daughters Lineage Books that the contents of the 1999 edition will differ from all of its predecessors, of course, owing to the discovery of new ancestors, and because of the deaths of some members and the enrollment of new ones from one decade to the next. The 1999 book also concludes with a glossary of terms found in the text.

If you have been stymied in your effort to trace your ancestry back to the 17th century, this excellent volume affords out a splendid new opportunity to do so. Also, if you think you might be connected to one of the colonists found therein and are interested in possible membership and/or information concerning a particular lineage, you can write to: Mrs. Joseph R. Riden, Jr., President General, National Society Colonial Daughters of the 17th Century, 5924 West 86th Terrace, Prairie Village, KS 66207 1729.

Format: Hardcover Size: 6" x 9" Pages: xiv + 300 pp. Published: 1999 ISBN: 9780806354910

502-9001

$30.00

$15.00

  USA: Manual of the Railroads of the United States (1868-9). CD-Win/Mac

  USA: MANUAL OF THE RAILROADS OF THE UNITED STATES (1868-9). CD-WIN/MAC

Manual of the Railroads of the United States, 1868-9

Shows, mileage, costs, stocks, bonds, organisations with their rise and progress. Written by Henry Poor. If your ancestors worked on the railroad this book will tell you everything about their job and the way this industry functioned.

High quality scanned images of the whole of the original book. This CD can be viewed by any computer using Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 4 or later recommended). The data on this CD is completely self-contained, and requires no installation.

This CD book has been formatted to be searchable using Adobe Acrobat Reader.

System Requirements: Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT or better, CD-ROM drive, Adobe Acrobat. Also suitable for Macintosh or Unix operating systems.



Summary by Archive CD Books USA

113-US0109

$26.95

$13.50

  USA: Biographical Directory of Railway Officials of America (1906). CD-Win/Mac

  USA: BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY OF RAILWAY OFFICIALS OF AMERICA (1906). CD-WIN/MAC

699 pages of detailed biographies of working and some retired Railway Officials in 1906.

Example: Abbott, Edwin Hale, Ex-President and Assistant Treasurer Wisconsin central Cos. Office Milwaukee, Wis. Born Jan. 26th 1834 at Beverley Mass. Entered Railway service May 1873, since when he has been consecutively to date on Wisconsin central Rd, June 1873 to May 1878, general solicitor and director, May 1878 chosen vice president and trustee, and is now president and treasurer Wisconsin Central Co. Chicago, Milwaukee & Lake Winnebago Rds, Wisconsin & Minesota.

High quality scanned images of the whole of the original book. This CD can be viewed by any computer using Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 4 or later recommended). The data on this CD is completely self-contained, and requires no installation.

This CD book has been formatted to be searchable using Adobe Acrobat Reader.

System Requirements: Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT or better, CD-ROM drive, Adobe Acrobat. Also suitable for Macintosh or Unix operating systems.



Summary by Archive CD Books USA

113-US0112

$26.95

$13.50

  British Isles: Colonial Office List 1863: General Register of the Colonial Dependencies of Great Britain. CD-Win/Mac

   BRITAIN: COLONIAL OFFICE LIST 1863: GENERAL REGISTER OF THE COLONIAL DEPENDENCIES OF GREAT BRITAIN. CD-WIN/MAC

Otherwise titled General Register of the Colonial Dependencies of Great Britain this book contains general official information regarding the colonies that Great Britain held at this time throughout the world.

This book covers colonies including Antigua, Canada, Cape of Good Hope, Ceylon, Gambia, Gold Coast, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Newfoundland, Sierra Leone, the Virgin Islands as well as the Australian colonies, New Zealand and many more.

Each section includes information of the location of the colony, a brief description and its history, statistics on finance and exports. There is information on government and government departments and the judiciary, as well as other major groups in the community, including church leaders and education.

This book is of use to those with interests in the British Colonies in this period of history.

High quality scanned images of the whole of the original book. This CD can be viewed by any computer using Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 4 or later recommended). The data on this CD is completely self-contained, and requires no installation.

System Requirements: Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT or better, CD-ROM drive, Adobe Acrobat. Also suitable for Macintosh or Unix operating systems.

113-bra003X

$22.95

$11.50

  USA: Mid-Atlantic: Church Records: Maryland and Delaware 1600s-1800s (includes 27 volumes). CD-Win

FAMILY ARCHIVE CDs Require Windows 95 or higher.  In order to read the CDs you must use the free downloads of the current version of Family Archive Viewer available at http://genealogical.com/downloads/fav110.exe. The Family Tree Maker software program, version 4.0 through version 16 (2006) will also read these CDs.  Family Tree Maker 2008 and later versions will not read the CDs.

Family Archives CD #178

Together, these texts reference approximately 263,000 individuals. The records were primarily gathered from Maryland and Delaware churches and include birth, baptism, marriage, and burial records. You'll also find information taken from family histories, miscellaneous articles, abstracts from meeting minutes, monthly meeting registers, court records, and land records.

For each person you will learn information about an event in their life, such as a baptism, marriage, or death. The information available will vary depending on the type of record. In marriage records, for example, you will find the marriage date as well as the name of the bride and the groom. These records may also list the parents, place of residence, and/or witnesses of any or all people noted. Death records, on the other hand, can provide the name of the deceased and the date. Since this data set contains many different kinds of records, you may be able to find a great variety of information about an ancestor.

This title contains indexed images of twenty-seven books originally published by Family Line Publications, one of the leading publishers and retailers of genealogical source books for the mid-Atlantic area. The following books are included:
Early Church Records of New Castle County, Delaware, Volume 1
Early Church Records of New Castle County, Delaware, Volume 2
Vital Records of Kent and Sussex Counties, Delaware, 1686-1800
Maryland Eastern Shore Vital Records, Book 1, 1648-1725
Maryland Eastern Shore Vital Records, Book 2, 1726-1750
Maryland Eastern Shore Vital Records, Book 3, 1751-1775
Maryland Eastern Shore Vital Records, Book 4, 1776-1800
Vital Records of the Jesuit Missions of the Eastern Shore, 1760-1800
St. Thomas' Parish Registers, 1732-1850
Presbyterian Records of Baltimore City, Maryland, 1765-1840
Records of the First Reformed Church of Baltimore, 1768-1899
Methodist Records of Baltimore City, Maryland, Volume 1, 1799-1829
Methodist Records of Baltimore City, Maryland, Volume 2, 1830-1839
Records of St. Paul's Parish, Volume 1
Records of St. Paul's Parish, Volume 2
Early Catholic Church Records in Baltimore, Maryland, 1782-1800
Records of Old Otterbein Church, Baltimore, Maryland 1785-1881
A Collection of Maryland Church Records
Colonial Records of Southern Maryland
Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin, Spring 1994, Volume 35, Number 2
Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin, Summer 1994, Volume 35, Number 3
St. George's Parish Register, 1689-1793
St. James Parish Register, 1787-1815
St. John and St. George's Parish Record
Quaker Records of Southern Maryland, 1658-1800
Quaker Records of Northern Maryland, 1716-1800
Washington County, Maryland Church Records of the 18th Century, 1768-1800

120-CD0178

$29.99

$23.99

  USA: Mid-Atlantic: Maryland and Delaware Revolutionary Patriots (includes 11 volumes). CD-Win

FAMILY ARCHIVE CDs Require Windows 95 or higher.  In order to read the CDs you must use the free downloads of the current version of Family Archive Viewer available at http://genealogical.com/downloads/fav110.exe. The Family Tree Maker software program, version 4.0 through version 16 (2006) will also read these CDs.  Family Tree Maker 2008 and later versions will not read the CDs.

Family Archives CD #133

Within the indexed images of 11 volumes, you'll find approximately 104,000 individuals from Maryland and Delaware who contributed in some fashion as patriots to support the freedom of the American colonies from the rule of Great Britain. While many of the individuals listed were soldiers and associators, others participated by giving material aid to the army or serving in an office or on a committee at the town, county, or state level. A greater variety of primary and secondary sources were consulted in the preparation of these eleven volumes. Resources included military records, pension records, and probate records as well as the census of 1776. The type of information you'll learn varies depending on the record type, but you may discover the following information about your ancestor: occupation, place of residence, dates and details of vital events, and names of family members. With each record, you'll also learn the source of the information. Eleven volumes originally published by Family Line Publications: Revolutionary Patriots of Calvert and Saint Mary's Counties, Maryland, 1775-1783 Revolutionary Patriots of Montgomery County, Maryland, 1776-1783 Revolutionary Patriots of Kent and Queen Anne's Counties, Maryland Revolutionary Patriots of Frederick County, Maryland, 1775-1783 Revolutionary Patriots of Prince George's County, Maryland, 1775-1783 Revolutionary Patriots of Charles County, Maryland, 1775-1783 Revolutionary Patriots of Baltimore Town and Baltimore County, Maryland, 1775-1783 Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel County, Maryland Revolutionary Patriots of Cecil County, Maryland Revolutionary Patriots of Harford County, Maryland, 1775-1783 Revolutionary Patriots of Delaware, 1775-1783.

120-CD5133

$29.99

$23.99

  USA: New England: Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families, 1620-1700. Frank R. Holmes. CD-Win/Mac

 NEW ENGLAND: DIRECTORY OF THE ANCESTRAL HEADS OF NEW ENGLAND FAMILIES, 1620-1700. Frank R. Holmes. CD-WIN/MAC

Author: Frank R. Holmes, compiler
Pages: 278
Pub. Date: (1923) 2006
ISBN: 1933828501

Holmes has produced a unique resource in which he combined a brief biographical and genealogical entry for each New England immigrant head of household prior to 1700 with etymologies of many of the surnames, reflecting his conviction that the "study of names is of itself an absorbing subject."           

For each immigrant, Holmes included information on English origin (where known), date and place of first residence in New England, known relationships to other immigrants, removes from one town to another, and a variety of other biographical details.

Holmes covered all of New England to the end of the seventeenth century, including some deaths of immigrants well into the eighteenth century. He took notice of removes outside of New England, for the most part to New York.


Summary by Robert Charles Anderson, FASG
for Archive CD Books USA


The CD includes high-quality images of every page as originally published (not just a transcript) and is fully searchable using Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 4 or later recommended) on any Windows, Macintosh, or Unix computer. The data on this CD is completely self-contained, and requires no installation.

113-US0310

$12.95

$10.36

  North America: Map: North America: 1650. Nicolas Sanson

   NORTH AMERICA: MAP: NORTH AMERICA: 1650 (SANSON)

This brilliantly colored map by Nicolas Sanson is a fascinating combination of scientific cartography and geographic misinformation. While it was the first printed map to show all five of the Great Lakes, it perpetuated the tradition of depicting California as a huge island. The legendary lands of Cibola and Quivira are vaguely located in the Southwest, and the Rio Grande is shown with its mouth on the west coast.

13 1/4" x 18 3/4"

114-MP-0156

$15.00

$12.00