Settling in Oak Springs, the King Family quickly becomes a part of the ongoing life of this southern Missouri Ozarks community, still recovering from the complete devastation during the late Civil... More > War in 1876. While many of the residents of the Oak Creek valley, including the small town of Oak Springs, are returning residents from before the war, there are an increasing number, like the King family, who are arriving in this community for the first time.
Learn more about these characters who are central to the author's "The Homeplace Saga" series of family saga historical fiction stories. The Kings stories provide additional insights into the family relationships and the stories of the pioneer families and the new arrivals. Karl, Katherine and their four children, Keith (14), Kate (12), Kent (10), and Karla (5) fit right in as they observe and interact with their new neighbors, especially on "Fourth Sundays."< Less
13 Sections suggest a variety of ways to tell your ancestor stories; each section has a Planning Worksheet to assist you in doing it most effectively. The content of our telling of ancestor stories... More > includes your life as well as the lives of your two parents, four grandparents, eight great-grandparents, sixteen great-great grandparents, etc., and their sibling, aunts, uncles and cousins. Ancestor stories include the social context in which these folks lived, their clothes, their farms or ranches, their religion (or not), their occupations, their loves and antagonisms, their education (or not), their friends and neighbors, and the mundane details of their daily lives. Preservation and interpretation of your ancestor stories will occur most effectively if each of us use multiple approaches to telling our ancestor stories to our families and interested others. This is the purpose of this book.< Less
If you go by the Schwyhart surname, you can be pretty sure you are related to anyone else of the same name. Best currently available researched information suggests that the name was adopted by the... More > young adults in two families formed when two brothers married two sisters. All of the children of these two families, in the early 1800s, appear to have lived out their lives as Schwyharts. This is their book, into the early to mid-1900s.
Further, this book is the second of a series of books to be prepared on this extended family, down through the generations. If you have an interest in this family and/or the affiliated families, we urge you to check back regularly at Lulu.com (and Dr. Bill’s Book Bazaar Blog) for additional detailed generations under both the Kinnick name and under the surnames of the affiliated families of the descendancies included here.< Less
This book is the first comprehensive print version of this early US (Kinnick) family history incorporating the considerable additional research undertaken over the last 15 to 25 years or so beyond... More > the 1953 Kinnick book. Portions of this research have been published online and in articles in the Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin.
The book includes the first three generations of both the John and Mary Kinnick move to Ohio, Illinois and Iowa and the John and Ann Kinnick move to North Carolina, Tennessee and Indiana.
Subsequent books will expand on these families and affiliated families.< Less