Non-Fiction - Genealogy

From Hill Town to Strieby

Education and the American Missionary Association in the Uwharrie "Back Country" of Randolph County, North Carolina
By Margo Lee Williams

From Hill Town to Strieby by Margot Lee Williams is an educational book. In 1879, Islay Walden, once a slave, returned to North Carolina as an ordained minister in Southwestern Randolph County. He was also a missionary for the American Missionary Association, living with his...

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Elsie's Story

Chasing a Family Mystery
By Doris Green

I was excited to read Elsie's Story: Chasing a Family Mystery by Doris Green. The story is about Doris's Aunt Elsie who died unexpectedly. There were always questions surrounding her death. It was not until adulthood that Doris was able to investigate it. This story...

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A Walk Through Minden

In the Lives of the Crone and Vegh Families
By Lillian (Sissy Crone) Frazer

Not everyone can trace their roots and A Walk Through Minden: In the Lives of the Crone and Vegh Families by Lillian Frazer shows just how much they may be missing. Beginning with great-great-grandparents, most of whom immigrated from Europe in the mid 19th and...

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Murder In The County

50 True Stories of the Old West
By Denele Campbell

Murder in The County by Denele Campbell is a collection of 50 True Stories of the Old West. Some people think that Arkansas was nothing to do with the Old West, but it was firmly up there with places like Texas. And crime abounded, from...

The Nature Of a Woman

Navigating Her 4 Week Mood Cycle
By Gary P. Simmons

The Nature of a Woman by Gary P Simmons is a wonderful tome written by a layman for the “Everyman” out there to understand the moods of a woman. And, most importantly, it provides clever and concise tips on how to nurture and strengthen relationships....

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My Father's Daughter

From Rome to Sicily
By Gilda Morina Syverson

Twice during the 1980s, Gilda Morina Syverson traveled to Italy in search of her parents’ roots. In October 2000, Gilda’s parents and husband, Stu, accompanied her. The journal that the author religiously kept now gives her readers the trip of a lifetime in My...

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Green

By Barry Arthur Cotton

Green by Barry Arthur Cotton is a short collection of poetry about nature. Although its name implies a focus on greenery or conservation efforts, the collection contains poems that are based on Barry’s own perspectives and inspiration drawn from nature and places. The poems can...

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Unblinded

One Man's Courageous Battle to Regain his Vision
By Traci Medford-Rosow with Kevin Coughlin

What would you do if you suddenly experienced a gradual loss of sight? Unblinded: One Man's Courageous Battle to Regain his Vision by Traci Medford-Rosow with Kevin Coughlin is a true account into the journey that Kevin Coughlin experienced as the world around him subtly...

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Mein Name Ist Peter Dietrich

The Deatrick/Detrick Family Heritage
By Ronald J. Deatrick and Claudia Barnard Coffey

This is a very important book. Mein Name Ist Peter Dietrich is important and timely, in part because of the argument about the value and importance that immigration plays in this great American experience. This is the authentic story of Peter Dietrich, but in many...

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The Messenger

The True Story of a Boy Caught in the Aftermath of the Hatfield-McCoy Feud
By Claude L. Chafin

The Messenger: The True Story of a Boy Caught in the Aftermath of the Hatfield-McCoy Feud by Claude L. Chafin is an engaging biography that revolves around Andrew Lee Chafin who was the link between the elder Hatfield and his sons from the age of...

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