Everyone has family stories handed down over the generations. If you have wondered how much is truth or how much is pure fiction, the book, "LEGENDS - FAMILY STORIES AND MYTHS" will help... More > novice and pro alike search for the real events behind the myths. There are thirty actual family legends presented and then the methods I used to research what actually happened. You will be amazed at the varied tales that were handed down for years and how in the last ten years the real story for each has been uncovered. Besides relating the collection of family legends, sources and methods are outlined to assist anyone with their own family stories. Even if you are not totally into genealogical research, you can still do some interesting detective work to disclose the facts.< Less
Alice L. Walters Wallace - is a Florida-raised, privileged, educated and lovely young woman in 1940. Yet, over the next 67 years she endured numerous personal illnesses, family deaths and four... More > different husbands within a dozen years. She questioned herself, why such dreadful and terrible things continually happened to her and those around her. She always remained the tower of strength for everyone. Her friends and family alike agreed Alice appeared to be the invincible woman, the unflinching rock or harbor, where a person felt secure. Surrender to fate was not how she approached life. Living life to its fullest; whether being a pilot, model, businesswoman or nurse, she attempted it all. Her life is an inspiration to countless people and she has taught by example. The phrases, “Why me?” or “I can not do this!” have never been a part of her vocabulary. Alice is a “can do” person, one with eternal passion, drive and endurance. This is her story.< Less
A collection of thirty actual family legends from many different individuals alongside the correct version of the ancestor and the events around the legend. Included in the book are key elements... More > any family member should examine about a family legend to know if it is truth or myth. Examples include interviewing various family members, allowing each to give their version of a family legend, writing their recollections down so you can compare what is possible vs. what is a little too bizarre. Also researching online databases or writing to the county public libraries for newspaper articles of the period when the event took place.< Less
The memoirs and additional research add to the colorful life of Oren Benton "O. B." Padgett, a native son of Florida during the first half of the 20th century. He was a Deputy Sheriff and a... More > city Chief of Police during the 1920s.< Less
Having a Problem Locating a Date ??
Did you ever find it hard to locate exactly when an event occurred?
What Day of the Week ? What Year?
This complete Perpetual Calendar covering 1825 - 2050... More > (with Index) can assist researchers, scrapbookers, or genealogists, anyone needing to locate a date.< Less