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Wisconsin: Washburn: Family Maps of Washburn County, Wisconsin, Deluxe Edition

Added: 03-15-2016

This critically acclaimed Family Maps series of Land Patent Books is published county by county, state by state, for original settlers whose purchases are indexed in the U.S. Bureau of Land Management database. These are one of a kind, customized maps and books created by attorney, software engineer, and family historian, Gregory A. Boyd.

For the first time, you can locate your ancestor's Federal land purchase by simply finding them in one of our indexes, which direct you to a map of first landowners. And now you can learn who your ancestors' neighbors were or the history of settlement in areas of interest to you! The Family Maps books are a helpful visual reference tool that make your landowner and parcel-boundary research easier than ever.

By Gregory A. Boyd. There are 3 maps for each of the Congressional townships that make up this county. Each Township has a Patent Map, Patent Index, Road Map, and a Map we call an Historical Map, which includes Waterways, Watercourses & Railroads. The Road and Historical Maps also include the City-centers and cemeteries that can be found at There is also a Surname/Patent Index and a Surname/Township Index to help you dive into the right area of the County. Included Appendices identify multi-Patentee buying groups and also list the numerous Aliquot (section) parts you might find.

Each book in this series is available in a paperback edition (pictured above), or in a plastic-spiral-bound edition made to last with a tough laminated cover and acid-free paper. (select binding below).

For a free list of surnames included in this book, email

Sample Indexes and Maps




Franco's Refugees : Records of the Jews Who Came Through Spain and Portugal to New York City, 1940-1941

Added: 06-12-2016

During the 1990s, Dr. Lawrence Feldman, at the request of the United States National Holocaust Memorial Museum, conducted research in Spain to determine what role, if any, Spain had played in the destruction of world Jewry by Hitler during World War II. Based on separate trips to relevant Spanish archives in 1995 and 1998, Feldman prepared reports for the Holocaust Museum concluding that the Spanish leader, Generalissimo Francisco Franco, far from abetting the Holocaust, had actually helped to rescue a limited number of Spanish-speaking Jews (Sephardim). When Dr. Feldman initiated his own research into Spain’s role in World War II in 2007--this time in passenger records and state Department records at the U.S. National Archives, as well as newspaper files at the Library of Congress--he discovered that Franco’s role in the rescue of European Jewry was considerably more significant.

In the Introduction to his new book, Franco’s Refugees. Records of the Jews Who Came Through Spain and Portugal to New York City, 1940-1941, Lawrence Feldman provides a historical account, drawn from original sources, of the reasons leading to Franco’s decision to provide safe passage to European Jews. Despite the support he had received from Germany during the Spanish Civil War and the on-again, off-again negotiations between Spain and Germany from the fall of France in June 1940 and Hitler’s invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941, Franco ultimately entered into a secret treaty with the U.S. and its allies for the duration of the conflict. Franco was also sympathetic to the plight of the Jews inasmuch as he had witnessed the financial and military support given to Spain by Sephardic Jews in Spain’s war with Morocco in the 1920s. Finally, Franco’s ability to assist escaping Jews was limited to the early years of the war (1940-41) before Hitler agreed to Germany’s "final solution" to its Jewish problem.

Volume One of Franco’s Refugees identifies several thousand fortunate escapees. The passenger records are arranged, first, by each vessel’s country of origin and thereunder by port and date of departure and date of arrival in New York. Most of the vessels in Volume One were bound for New York from Lisbon; however, a few left from Haifa and a number completed their journeys from Havana. Dr. Feldman identifies each passenger by name, age, occupation, birthplace, and the place and date his visa was issued.




1814 Court Martial of Tennessee Militiamen, a Report from the War Department to the House of Representatives in the 20th Congress Numbered 140

Added: 06-19-2016

1814 Court Martial of Tennessee Militiamen

181 Pages, 8.5"x11", Full Name Index, Perfect Bound
This volume is a report to the 20th Congress of the United States in 1828. The contents will reflect the attitudes and practices of militia life during the war of 1812. The whole story revolves around a mistaken notion on the part of the militia men and the Federal Government. The men thought they were enrolled to fight for three months tour of duty. The Government understood this to be six months, thus the conflict evolves into a very ugly situation and finally a court martial for a large number of militia men. The end results is that a number of the militiamen are shot for mutiny and an even larger number are sent home in disgrace for disobedience of orders.
The rosters in the latter half of this piece are the most important entry in the whole document. They list the men who served from West Tennessee [this is now the area we call Middle Tennessee] and give the military service records of these men. Since they were all court- martialed they could not apply for pension and therefore, do not appear in many of the listings for the soldiers of the War of 1812.

The surname index includes over 7000 names in this volume.

For a free list of surnames included in this book, email - please include the item number in your request.




Hite: Hite: An Ordinary Soldier – Christopher Hite of Bedford, Pennsylvania and the Continental Army. Richard Hite

Added: 03-15-2016

An Ordinary Soldier – Christopher Hite of Bedford, Pennsylvania and the Continental Army.
Author: Richard Hite
This manuscript traces the Revolutionary War experiences of Christopher Hite of Bedford, Pennsylvania who was, in every sense, an “ordinary” soldier. He was a typical long term Continental Army soldier in that he was from the poorest strata of colonial American society and was illiterate. His experiences are gleaned from the monthly rosters of his regiment and from secondary sources detailing events of the war. The book begins with his early life as the son of an impoverished German immigrant in the frontier town of Bedford. This time in his life is reconstructed from tax records and from the history of the town and the region in general during the years leading up to the Revolutionary War. The primary focus of the book, however, is his experiences during his six and a half years in the Continental Army.

Christopher Hite’s illiteracy and that of most of his comrades-in-arms help explain their “facelessness” in other history texts. Those few rank-and-file troopers that have received attention from historians tended to be of a higher socioeconomic status than most of their peers and more importantly - literate.

Some of these men left their own written accounts for historians to examine. For men like Christopher Hite and most of those he served with, that was not possible - he and many others never learned to read or write. These “ordinary soldiers” formed the backbone of the Continental Army, especially after the intial fervor of the cause of independence lessened after the first two years of fighting. Yes - other books have been written but lack the record of a truly “ordinary” soldier of the Continental Army that this manuscript seeks to fill.

The author is State Records Coordinator at the Rhode Island State Archives and Public Records Administration. Previously he was Assistant State Archivist at the Ohio Historical Society and is also President of the Hite Family Association.

Great gift or read for the historian.

2010, 8.5” x 11”, Softbound, 105 pp
ISBN 9781558565258




 World War II: I Flew with Hell’s Angels, Thirty-Six Combat Missions in a B-17 “Flying Fortress”, 1944-1945 - William Albertson.

Added: 03-15-2016

I Flew With Hell’s Angels, Thirty-Six Combat Missions in a B-17 “Flying Fortress”, 1944-1945 - William Albertson. The air battle over Europe cost over 90,000 American casualties. A bomber crew's chances of surviving twenty-five missions-the original requirement-was only one in four. When the requirement was raised to thirty, and then thirty-five missions, the men's morale took a nosedive, but only temporarily. They just put on their leather flight jackets and climbed back into their B-17s, the "Flying Fortresses." Hell's Angels, as they were known, were the men of the 303rd Bombardment Group of the Eighth Air Force. Based in Molesworth, England, the 303rd drew young flyboys into its ranks with the allure of fame and excitement, and the chance to belong to the same bomber group as movie star Clark Gable. But it wasn't all glamour and glory. In between missions, the flyboys fought boredom, homesickness, bitter cold, the loss of their fellow airmen and the knowledge that every mission could be their last. Bill Albertson has reconstructed his father's experiences as a B-17 navigator with reports and photographs from the National Archives and from his father's wartime letters and memoirs. Bill's research, paired with the personal accounts of his dad's combat missions, is a tribute to the bravery of the men of the 303rd. Fly with Hell's Angels as they attack Dresden, Merseburg, Bremen, Berlin and other targets. Experience their fear, heroics and heart-pounding moments during the deadliest air campaign the world has ever witnessed. 2005, reprint, 5½x8½, paper, index, photos, 192 pp. A3506 ISBN: 078843506X




First in His Class Captain Oberlin Carter and the Savannah Harbor Scandal - Philip W. Leon.

Added: 06-19-2016

First in His Class: Captain Oberlin Carter and the Savannah Harbor Scandal - Philip W. Leon. Captain Oberlin M. Carter was one of the army's rising stars in the 1890s. He graduated first in his class at West Point in 1880 and had distinguished himself as a brilliant officer in the engineer corps. In charge of harbor improvements in Savannah, he changed the depth and course of the Savannah River to allow unprecedented import and export of goods. The citizens of Savannah admired him and grieved when he was posted as military attaché to London. In 1897, the army summoned him back to Savannah to face charges that he and two civilian conspirators had defrauded the federal government of millions of dollars by fixing the bidding process upon which the corps of engineers awarded contracts. Found guilty at the longest court-martial in the history of the army, Carter was sentenced to a fine of $5,000, loss of his rank, and imprisonment for five years at hard labor. Carter said in 1900, "I am entirely innocent, and I shall not rest until my innocence, proven at my military inquisition, is officially proclaimed. It was proven that not one dollar of public funds was ever misappropriated nor misapplied by me, and that the government was never defrauded through me in any manner whatever." Was he, as he insisted, a victim of clever manipulation by the civilian contractors? Was he convicted by fellow officers who were jealous of his successes and public adoration? Or did he, in fact, commit these crimes? He never acknowledged his guilt and appealed his case until his death at age 88 in 1944. First in His Class examines the entire record of this famous case that shocked the public at the turn of the last century. 2009, 5½x8½, paper, index, 314 pp. L5022 ISBN: 0788450220




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

Added: 03-15-2016

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.
ISBN: 0788431366




Illinois: LaSalle: Indian Creek Massacre and Captivity of Hall Girls: Complete History of the Massacre of Sixteen Whites - Charles M. Scanlan

Added: 03-15-2016

The site of the Indian Creek Massacre is located just south of the present DeKalb
County border in La Salle County at a place now named Shabbona Park. Journey to the bountiful Illinois countryside and meet the participants in this real-life drama—Black Hawk, Chief Shabona, White Crow, members of the Hall family and their neighbors. Feel the pressure build as individuals struggle with the conflict of interests that arose from this culture clash that culminated in the massacre of 1832. Witness the capture of Sylvia and Rachel Hall amidst the slaughter and mutilation of their family and friends, followed by their captivity, rescue and subsequent lives. Enjoy history that read like an adventure novel! In addition to personal interviews with relatives of Sylvia and Rachel Hall, facts were gleaned from books, “correspondence with historical societies, editors of newspapers, and the War and the Interior Department of the United States. …no fact has been stated on tradition without the clues being verified by land records or government documents.” This thrilling tale offers sufficient data and details to tempt reenactors, historians and genealogists alike. Several illustrations and vintage photographs enhance the text. (1915), reprint, 5½x8½, paper, index, 122 pp.




Illinois: Indians of Illinois. Helen Cox Tregillis

Added: 03-15-2016


Helen Cox Tregillis

A look at the history, and notable individuals, of the Illinois Indians who left their mark upon the United States. Two chapters are devoted to the history and customs of Indians in the area of present-day Illinois, beginning in ancient times and continuing through the 1800s. Transcribed accounts from newspapers of the late 1800s and early 1900s provide a first-hand look at whites and their interactions with the Illinois Indians during recent history. The bulk of the book is made up of selected biographies of local early Native Americans, including such well-known Indians as Big Foot, Black Hawk, Pontiac, and Tecumseh, among many others. There is also a lengthy roster of Indians who appear in Illinois records (1642-1861) that typically gives a date, place, and event with which the individual is associated.

Book (1983), reprint, 8½x11, paper, index, 166 pp

ISBN: 1556135025




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

Added: 06-19-2016


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.




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

Added: 03-15-2016


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.




Map North America 1650. Nicolas Sanson

Added: 06-19-2016


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"




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

Added: 03-15-2016

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 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




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

Added: 03-15-2016

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 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.




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.

Added: 04-16-2016

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. 




Chart 15 Generation Pedigree Chart (29" X 23" Two Sides). 2-Pack Folded

Added: 06-19-2016

This 15 Generation Chart has room for a full 9 generations of names on the front, [with space for birth date & place, marriage date & place, death date & place and burial place for the 1st through the 5th generations]. Birth & death information for two additional generations [# 6 and #7] follows, with room for names only for generations #8 & #9. Every name on your lineage for a full nine generations is listed.

On the back you pick up with a repeat of a partial 9th generation for 32 people that are listed in the last generation on the front side, and you have room to extend those lines to the 9th great grandparents. Then you choose 32 names from that list to extend for the remaining three generations. The chart is 29" x 23" and is printed on acid-free paper. It comes folded and pre-punched for a standard 3-ring binder. The chart can be opened and used without removing it from the binder or opening the rings.

Sold as a two-pack to enable viewing of both sides at the same time.



Chart 10 Generation Ancestry Fan Pedigree Chart 38" x 25" Rolled.

Added: 06-19-2016

Fan-chart with spaces to trace your ancestry back ten generations. You begin with your name in the bottom box, your parents' names above it, then your grandparents' names, etc.

Black ink on white cardstock. 38" x 25". Shipped rolled in tube.