Greetings Fellow Family History Sleuths,
This is a special mailing because I'm excited to share that my first book, In Search of Our Ancestors: 101 Inspiring Stories of Serendipity and Connection in Rediscovering Our Family History, has been re-released as an ebook!
Included is the photo of a great-great-great grandmother's "free pass" (that proved she was not a slave); its accompanying story of being made into a medal and touring the country is a definite tearjerker, as are the multiple stories of lives being saved through families passing on information about genetically inherited diseases. To lighten the mood a bit, laugh along with the researcher who discovered his wife was also his fifth cousin, or with the fellow who managed to ruin his family's tales of famous ancestors, uncovering a war deserter instead.
A few stories have relevant research information at the end, but the book isn't aimed at your practical side. More than anything, this collection is designed to simply share the warmth and surprises that genealogical research can bring if you stick with the hunt, keep your sense of humor, and listen to your heart.
Here is what some other readers have shared about the book:
"Gems of genealogical tidbits wrapped in one hundred and one surprising and fun stories. I was inspired by, and will never forget, the researchers who thought to ask to actually see the burnt records, the daughter's pursuit of information about her father who died in the war three months after she was born, using the Internet to find a sister not seen for six decades — or any of the 98 other inspiring, sad, sometimes-scary, humorous or (mostly) very happy stories. Even my friends who are not interested in genealogy wound up reading this book!"
"The millions of genealogists who are researching their family trees will find this book both inspiring and encouraging as they make the discovery of family members they never knew or were sure that information about them was lost throughout the centuries. It shows what others have achieved by both hard work, synchronicity and almost "supernatural guidance." I believe everyone will find ecouragement here in their research for their roots! A must buy!"
– "a genealogist reaching"
"I have purchased five copies of this book and given them to friends who are interested in genealogy. Each of them has loved it in return and passed it on to friends and relatives. Easy to read, poignant stories, that give me goose bumps each time I read them."
The ebook is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Book Baby. Full disclosure – as the author, I get the most generous slice of the book price when it's purchased directly from BookBaby. That said, I'm beyond grateful for any platform people choose to purchase from!
If you've had a chance to read the book, I'd also be very thankful for any reviews on Amazon and for anyone who chooses to share the book with with genie friends – whether it's this mailing or via the sharing options on BookBaby or Amazon, etc.
Here's wishing you plenty of your own genealogical serendipity!