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a diary of a rough voyage to America By Paul Tapp
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This booklet has its origins in a the diary of John Dixon,a relative of Valda Buckley, when her husband Barry operated the Blue Waters Hotel at Orford. It gives a fascinating insight into the... More > conditions aboard those small ships that ventured into the sometimes terrifying Atlantic between Liverpool and London. Dixon made the voyage in 1868 when he and his family emigrated to America to start a new life. Through a piece of serendipity I discovered on the world-wide-web, an oil-painting of the same vessel on which he made the crossing, the Cunard steamship 'Tarifa'. The booklet also contains images sketched by artists of the time, which give a graphic account of cramped conditions on board, capturing also the terror of rough crossings. New York resident, Mrs Maggie Land Blanck, has kindly agreed to my use of these depictions she has posted on the web as a reminder of the brave pioneering spirit of those who filled America for new lives from across the globe.< Less
Island Life: A History of Looe Island By David Clensy
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Looe Island, off the Cornish coast, enchants all who visit, with its beauty and tranquillity. But the island's history is full of mystery and intrigue. In Island Life: A History of Looe Island,... More > writer David Clensy reveals the island's many unknown secrets - from its early monastic inhabitants, to the sinister 18th century smugglers who used it as a place to land and stow their booty. Discover how the island witnessed the opening shots against the Spanish Armada, and was bombed during the Second World War. The author brings us up to date, with an affectionate portrait of the indomitable Atkins sisters, who lived on the island for more than 30 years, and explains how the island has been passed on to the care of the Cornwall Wildlife Trust. The book includes an in-depth interview with Babs Atkins, conducted just a few years before her death. David Clensy works as a newspaper feature writer. He fell in love with Looe Island as a boy, and has worked as a volunteer on the island for more than a decade.< Less
Island Life: A History of Looe Island By David Clensy
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Looe Island, off the Cornish coast, enchants all who visit, with its beauty and tranquillity. But the island's history is full of mystery and intrigue. In Island Life: A History of Looe Island,... More > writer David Clensy reveals the island's many unknown secrets - from its early monastic inhabitants, to the sinister 18th century smugglers who used it as a place to land and stow their booty. Discover how the island witnessed the opening shots against the Spanish Armada, and was bombed during the Second World War. The author brings us up to date, with an affectionate portrait of the indomitable Atkins sisters, who lived on the island for more than 30 years, and explains how the island has been passed on to the care of the Cornwall Wildlife Trust. The book includes an in-depth interview with Babs Atkins, conducted just a few years before her death. David Clensy works as a newspaper feature writer. He fell in love with Looe Island as a boy, and has worked as a volunteer on the island for more than a decade.< Less
Amidst Latvians During the Holocaust By Edward Anders
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"ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2011" (Kirkus Reviews). Edward (15) survived the Holocaust by an audacious lie invented by his father: his mother, Erica, would claim to be a German foundling... More > raised by a Jewish family. The ploy didn’t save his father, who was shot along with 98% of the Jews in Latvia, but it gave Erica the provisional status of an Aryan and her two sons that of half-Jews. The scheme became a cat-and-mouse game with skeptical Nazi officials; the family gleaned one temporary reprieve after another as they amassed bogus documentation of German ancestry—the author used his knowledge of chemistry to alter identity papers—always aware that one false step could land them in a mass grave. He tells this harrowing story with absorbing lucidity, with a simple moral vision—“I met enough decent, brave, and noble Germans and Latvians during the war to be immunized against prejudice”—that resonates. A testament of remarkable clarity and humanity, wrung from dark experience. (Condensed from Kirkus Reviews).< Less
Boulder Genealogical Society Quarterly 1995 Edition By Boulder Genealogical Society
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Vol 27, No 1, Feb 1995; Irish Break-throughs–Henley (Hennelly) and Galey (Gealy) Families; Naturalizations, Oct 1904-Jan 1920, Boulder, Colorado; Land Claims in Boulder County, Nebraska... More > Territory (Colorado), 1859-1861; Excerpts from Boulder County News; Index to Divorce Cases in Boulder, 1877-1890; Tips on German Genealogical Research; Mexican War-Excerpt from The Interocean Curiosity Shop-1880 Vol 27, No 2, May 1995; Chicago to Mechlenburg-Using Primary Sources; Memories of a Dakota Home-Martjie Smit and Martin Melles Nieveen; Vol 27, No 3, Aug 1995; Boulder’s Vaudeville Dance Team-Mann Sisters; “The Skillful Scythe-Hand”-Jagels-Meyer Family Research; Hints from a Beginning German Researcher Vol 27, No 4, Nov 1995; Ancestors and Descendants of Reuben and Marcus Towner; Johann Wilhelm Mengel of Gonnheim, Pfalz to Philadelphia-1753< Less
Boulder Genealogical Society Quarterly 1996 Edition By Boulder Genealogical Society
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Vol 28, No 1, Feb 1996; Gold Hill Legacy-Goudge, Bennett Families; Naturalizations, Oct 1904-Jan 1920, Boulder, CO; Cord Ringen-Inventor of the Ball Bearing; Frances Stanton Brewster of Boulder; Land... More > Records of Boulder, Nebraska Territory (Colorado), 1859-1861; Excerpts from Boulder County News; Family Stories as Genealogical Sources; Local Genealogical Research Facilities Vol 28, No 2, May 1996; Butterfield Connections; Adoption Experience; Going for the Gold in Scandinavian Research; Use of Circumstantial Evidence in a Pedigree, Case Study-Harkins Family of Franklin Co, PA Vol 28, No 3, Aug 1996; Powell and Howells Families of Radnorshire Wales, OH, and IN; Circumstantial Evidence: Case Study-Hamilton-Field Families of Guilford & Randolph Counties, NC Vol 28, No 4, Nov 1996; David A. Butterfield, Founder of The Butterfield Overland Despatch; 20th-Century California Vital Records on Microfiche< Less
Boulder Genealogical Society Quarterly 1999 Edition By Boulder Genealogical Society
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Volume 31, Number 1, February 1999; A Remembered Felon–First Woman Prisoner in Colorado; Excerpts from Boulder County News, 11 July 1873-31 October 1873; First Land Owners of Boulder County;... More > Historical Sketches–Boulder County Miner, 7 Nov 1912-Eugene Wilder & University History; References Used in Revolutionary War Research; Volume 31, Number 2, May 1999; Boulder County Arbuthnots of Left Hand and Haystack Mountain; Historical Sketches–Boulder County Miner, 7 Nov 1912-Mary Bader Arbuthnot; The Price They Paid – The 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence Volume 31, Number 3, August 1999; Webb House; Helen Webb/Robert Duthie/Al Duthie Notes; Historical Sketches–Boulder County Miner, 21 Nov 1912-Mary E. Miller; Volume 31, Number 4, November 1999; Goudge Family of Gold Hill; Building Permit Ledger 1911-1915: City of Boulder; Genealogical Resources – Weld County; Col Victor Gillespie< Less
The True Story of Canada's "War" of Extermination on the Pacific - Plus the Tsilhqot'in and other First Nations Resistance By Tom Swanky
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At the inception of colonial rule on Canada’s Pacific Coast, natives “universally believed” Governor Douglas used smallpox as a weapon to kill them in lieu of treaties or paying for... More > land. Yet Canadian historians routinely dismiss this profound allegation without mention. In Canada’s greatest catastrophe, perhaps 100,000 B.C. natives died from smallpox during 1862/63. Before then, the First Nations were still sovereign. Afterward, British Columbia subjugated and dispossessed the depopulated First Nations through small wars billed as policing and by hanging several natives resisting colonialism. This is a detective story. It begins with the last action of the smallpox period, the hanging of five Tsilhqot’in Chiefs ambushed at a peace conference in 1864. The book then follows the smallpox trail back though the Tsilhqot’in War seeking its origin. It describes the smallpox carnage everywhere while seeking evidence of deliberate disease spreading. Does this trail lead to the Governor’s office as alleged?< Less
The True Story of Canada's "War" of Extermination on the Pacific By Tom Swanky
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At the inception of colonial rule on Canada’s Pacific Coast, natives “universally believed” Governor Douglas used smallpox as a weapon to kill them in lieu of treaties or paying for... More > land. Yet Canadian historians routinely dismiss this profound allegation without mention. In Canada’s greatest catastrophe, perhaps 100,000 B.C. natives died from smallpox during 1862/63. Before then, the First Nations were still sovereign. Afterward, British Columbia subjugated and dispossessed the depopulated First Nations through small wars billed as policing and by hanging several natives resisting colonialism. This is a detective story. It begins with the last action of the smallpox period, the hanging of five Tsilhqot’in Chiefs ambushed at a peace conference in 1864. The book then follows the smallpox trail back though the Tsilhqot’in War seeking its origin. It describes the smallpox carnage everywhere while seeking evidence of deliberate disease spreading. Does this trail lead to the Governor’s office as alleged?< Less
Central Pacific Campaigns and Operations By Ray Merriam
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Merriam Press Military Monograph MM124 (Fourth Edition, 2012). First published as Chapters IX and X of The Campaigns of the Pacific War as part of the USSBS series in 1946. Primarily concerned with... More > naval operations, including naval and land-based air operations, it covers both American and Japanese plans and operations in this theater of the war. The bulk of this work is composed of more than a dozen appendices, many of which are, or contain, extensive charts and tables of information, including orders of battle, strengths, casualties, losses, rosters, postwar question and answer historical interrogations, and translations of Japanese directives, operations orders, dispatches, reports, war diary excerpts, etc. Very important and useful source of highly detailed information. Central Pacific Operations: From 1 June 1943 to 1 March 1944 including the Gilbert-Marshall Islands Campaign and Central Pacific Campaign, 1 March to 1 September 1944, including the occupation of the Marianas. 4 maps, 14 appendices.< Less