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FGS 2016 Attendees, Meet Jennifer Holik

Meet our FGS Featured Writer. Pre-order WWII Research books by Jennifer Holik no later than August 10th. Pick up your order at our table #516 Jennifer Holik will sign books and answer your military research questions

Featured Products

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

Added: 06-27-2016

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.

155-1315

$5.00

Stories From the World War II Battlefield, Volume One, 2nd Edition, Reconstructing Army, Air Corps and National Guard Service Records

Added: 07-16-2016

All the tools researchers need to start exploring their World War II Soldier's service are included in this book. The tools include the basics of starting research, tips for online and offline military research, instructions for ording the Official Military Personnel File and collateral records to reconstruct service history, researching from Europe, researching the service history of women who served in the Army and Air Corps, placing the soldier into historical context using higher level rercords.

600-001

$29.95

$23.96

Stories From the World War II Battlefield, Volume Two, 2nd edition, Navigating Service Records for the Navy, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Merchant Marines

Added: 07-16-2016

The basics are included in this volume for starting research, online and offline military research, ordering and using the Official Military Personnel File and collateral records to reconstruct service history, researching in Europe, researching the service history of women who served in the Navy, Coast Guard, and Marine Corps, placing the soldier into historical context using higher level records. Dozens of documents, checklists and document images teach how to analyze the military files and records.

600-002

$39.95

$31.96

Stories From the World War II Battlefield, Volume 3, Writing the Stories of War

Added: 07-16-2016

The basic tools in this book include reasons to write the stories of war, tips to help organize thoughts and sources before beginning to write, writing formulas to help you orgagnize your stories, more than 500 writing prompts covering multiple themes for writers in the U.S. and overseas, suggestions on how to share your stories on memorial websites and through books, and additional resources for writing the stories of war.

600-003

$19.95

$15.96

Stories From the World War II Battlefield, World War II Writing Prompts

Added: 07-16-2016

This important reference guide contains more than 500 writing prompts covering multiple themes for writers in the U.S. and overseas. Explore these prompts as you write your stories of war. These are the same prompts included in Stories from the World War II Battlefield, Vol. 3, Writing the Stories of War. This books contains only the writing prompts.

600-004

$9.95

Stories of the Lost, by Jennifer Holik

Added: 07-16-2016

This book is a collection of stories about the author's relatives who left by train to fight for our freedom and never returned. Three of the men were brought home after the war ended. One however, still sleeps in that foreign soil. It is also the recognition of the men who cared for them after death. The stories of the lost found through the military records.

600-005

$23.95

$19.16

The Tiger's Widow, A Woman Who Took Up the Fight, the Story of Virginia Brouk

Added: 07-16-2016

This is the story of the life of Virginia Scharer Brouk, the wife of Flying Tiger, Robert Brouk. Virginia picked up the pieces of her life and joined the Women's Army Auxillary Corp, later known as the Women's Army Corp (WAC), to take up the fight after Robert was killed in a plane crash. Virginia's story is of life, loss, war and the connection of hearts filled with love.

600-006

$15.00

$12.00

Stories From the Battlefield, A Beginning Guide to World War II Research

Added: 07-16-2016

This guide is meant to be a starting point for World War II research, not an exhaustive examination of the military brances and records available. For further in-depth examination on World War II records, refer to the author's other publications, Stories from the World War II Battlefield, Volumes I and II.

600-007

$10.00

Hays and Breeze ancestors : a genealogy of the parents of my father Ralph E. Hays, by Eugene T. Hays

Added: 07-19-2016

Hays and Breeze ancestors : a genealogy of the parents of my father Ralph E. Hays : researched and compiled solely by the author, from records found in the United States at the National Archives, state archives, county court houses, in the U.S. census, and cemetery records, Eugene T. Hays, 340 pages, Baltimore, Gateway Press, 1993, ASIN B007HDYX56

800-001

$34.99

$27.00

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

Added: 06-27-2016

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.

501-S2177

$21.50

$19.35

Mid-Atlantic Free African Americans of Maryland and Delaware from the Colonial Period to 1810. Paul Heinegg

Added: 06-27-2016

by Paul Heinegg

As he did for free blacks in North Carolina and Virginia, Paul Heinegg has reconstructed the history of the free African American communities of Maryland and Delaware by looking at the history of their families.

Free African Americans of Maryland and Delaware is a new work that will intrigue genealogists and historians alike. First and foremost, Mr. Heinegg has assembled genealogical evidence on more than 300 Maryland and Delaware black families (naming nearly 6,000 individuals), with copious documentation from the federal censuses of 1790-1810 and colonial sources consulted at the Maryland Hall of Records, county archives, and other repositories. No work that we know of brings together so much information on colonial African Americans except Mr. Heinegg's earlier volume on Virginia and North Carolina. The author offers documentation proving that most of these free black families descended from mixed-race children who were the progeny of white women and African American men. While some of these families would claim Native American ancestry, Mr. Heinegg offers evidence to show that they were instead the direct descendants of mixed-race children. Colonial Maryland laws relating to marriages between offspring of African American and white partners carried severe penalties. For example, one 18th-century statute threatened a white mother with seven years of servitude and promised to bind her mixed-race offspring until the age of thirty-one. Mr. Heinegg shows that, despite these harsh laws, several hundred child-bearing relationships in Delaware and Maryland took place over the colonial period as evidenced directly from the public record. Maryland families, in particular, which comprise the preponderance of those studied, also had closer relationships with the surrounding slave population than did their counterparts in Delaware, Virginia, or North Carolina. Mr. Heinegg recounts the circumstances under which a number of these freedmen were able to become landowners. Some Maryland families, however, including a number from Somerset County, chose to migrate to Delaware or Virginia, where the opportunities for land ownership were greater.

Free African Americans of Maryland and Delaware is a work that will be sought after for its commentary on social history as for its genealogical content and methodology. No collection of African American history or genealogy can be without it.

Hardcover, 392pp., 2000

502-9406

$45.00

$38.25

Black Regulars in the War of 1812 - Eric Eugene Johnson

Added: 06-27-2016

Black Regulars in the War of 1812 - Eric Eugene Johnson. The Black American soldier was a rarity between the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. When Congress passed the Militia Act of 1792, it required that “every free able-bodied white male citizen” join his state militia. It is implied that non-whites could not participate in the militia but it left open the possibility that non-whites could join the U.S. Army. The U.S. Army did permit Blacks to serve in the army, but only as cooks or officer’s servants between the two wars. Cracks in these restrictions appeared for a short time during the War of 1812. Congress passed An Act for Completing the Existing Military Establishment on 24 December 1811 in which is stated that only “able bodied men” may be recruited in the army. No restrictions for race will appear in any military legislation passed during the War of 1812. Without proper rules and regulations governing this issue of recruiting Black soldiers, some commanders in the army did recruit Blacks. This work identifies 396 Black men who did enlist in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812 and another fifty-two men who may have been Black due to their physical descriptions as found in their enlistment papers. Mr. Johnson is a lineal descendant of five veterans of the War of 1812 and he is the past president of the Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Ohio (2008-2011). He is currently the Archivist General for the General Society of the War of 1812 and has served as the Historian General (2011–2014) for this society. 2015, 8½x11, paper, alphabetical, 74 pp.

ISBN: 0788456105

501-J5610

$18.00

$16.20

African American Forgotten Black Soldiers Who Served in White Regiments During The Civil War Volume II - Juanita Patience Moss

Added: 06-27-2016

Forgotten Black Soldiers Who Served in White Regiments During The Civil War: Volume II - Juanita Patience Moss. In 1998, the author learned about a new monument in Washington, D.C., created to honor the black soldiers and sailors who had served in the Civil War. What she was about to learn; however, was that her great grandfather’s name would not be among those remembered there. Why not? Because he had not served in one of the segregated units whose members’ names are engraved on the memorial wall. Instead, Crowder Pacien/Patience had served in a white regiment. An identifiably “Col’d” man, he had been a private in the 103rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. After having been told that there had been no black soldiers serving in white regiments, the author made a hypothesis that if there had been one such black soldier in a white regiment, as she knew, then there might have been others. This series traces the author’s journey to such proof. The hundreds of names listed here should be proof enough for the “nay-sayers” to conclude that black men indeed did serve in white regiments.
Chapters in Volume II include: Difficulties with Finding Facts, C-Span Book TV Presentation, Mixed Race Regiments, Honoring Civil War Ancestors, Recruitment of Black Soldiers, General Orders No. 323 and the Undercooks, Three Undercooks Garrisoned at Plymouth, N.C., A Trip to the Carlisle Barracks, Finding the Gravesites of Black Soldiers, A Gravesite Lost in North Carolina, One Descendant’s Determination, and Conclusion.
Chapters are followed by lists: Additional Black Soldiers Alphabetized, Additional Black Soldiers by States, and Final Resting Places. Numerous photographs and illustrations, End Notes, Sources, and an index to full-names, subjects and places add to the value of this work. Historians and Civil War “buffs” alike will find new information revealed in this series, even though so many years have passed since the last shot of the war was fired. 2014, 5½x8½, paper, 94 pp.

ISBN: 0788455400

501-M5540

$21.50

$19.35