More From Dr. Bill Smith

Weston Wagons West: W1-9, T1-7, D1-4, U0-3 (1630-1880) By Dr. Bill Smith
eBook (ePub): $1.99
This is an ebook incorporating the compilation of four sets of episodes from the Weston Wagons West series of historical fiction stories first published online at HubPages.com. These historical... More > fiction stories are based on the extended Weston Family members as they interact, from Massachusetts, Maryland, and Virginia, beginning in the 1600s, with members of the author’s actual ancestors. Based on extensive personal and collaborative research, each story shares the social history of the time along with the author’s ancestor’s own history in those times. Family surnames of ancestors include Preston and Butler, Kinnick and Duncan, in Ohio, Indiana, Iowa, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and more. This ebook is one in a series relating the Weston Wagons West family saga stories that continue to be written based on current and future family history research.< Less
Mcdonald Tales: (Ep. 1-26) 1833-1892 By Dr. Bill Smith
eBook (ePub): $1.29
These 26 episodes of McDonald Tales re-examine the early days of the McDonald family in the Oak Creek valley of the Southern Missouri Ozarks with an eye toward better understanding the strong... More > commitment the family had to “The Homeplace” over more than a century and how the land was accumulated and consolidated into the farm that was the subject of “Back to the Homeplace,” the first novel of The Homeplace Saga. Daniel McDonald married Jane Truesdale, a strong and independent woman, and the stories here are told from their perspective and that of their son, William, the grandfather of Mildred (McDonald) Bevins who created the “Back to the Homeplace” novel’s infamous ‘video will.’ We examine their little family closely and share how they related to extended family members as well as members of their community. Along the way, these episodes in their lives add depth to the overall Homeplace Saga series of family saga, historical fiction stories.< Less
The Kings of Oak Springs: 1882 - 1885, Vol. 4 By Dr. Bill Smith
eBook (ePub): $1.29
Volume 4 of “The Kings of Oak Springs” ebooks is a compilation of Episodes 41-60 of "The Kings of Oak Springs" series of family saga, historical fiction stories that are a part... More > of "The Homeplace Saga" stories originally published on HubPages, on line. The Episodes have been renumbered Episodes 61-80 in order to follow Vol. 3 numbering conventions. Volume 4 returns to stories of the King family and the Oak Springs community, from their viewpoint, for the period of 1882-1885. Particular attention does include the activities of the McDonald family and other founding families of the community, as well. We hope you will be able to identify with some of the good folks in Oak Springs as you explore your own family history.< Less
The Kings of Oak Springs: Aug 1877 Thru 1881 - Vol. 3 By Dr. Bill Smith
eBook (ePub): $1.29
Volume 3 of “The Kings of Oak Springs” ebooks is a compilation of Episodes OS1-20 of “The Life in Oak Springs” series of stories that immediate followed, chronologically, the... More > first 40 episodes of "The Kings of Oak Springs" series of family saga, historical fiction stories that are a part of "The Homeplace Saga" stories (Vol. 1 & Vol. 2). Originally published on HubPages, on line, this compilation as an eBook makes the stories more easily accessible to a wider reader base. Volume 3 is distinctive in that it takes a broader view of the life in and growth of Oak Springs than just the King family viewpoint. Also, it is actually a month by month chronology of the growth of the community. Here, we really get to see a small town community grow, have growing pains, and prosper through good times as well as difficult times during these months and years. We hope you will be able to identify with some of the good folks in Oak Springs as you explore your own family history.< Less