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The Omnibus Ancestry: 619 Documented American and European Lines By David Boles
eBook (PDF): $29.25
374 pages. This newly revised 3rd edition (2017) extends many ancestral lines and adds over 30 new ones since the 2nd edition. A total of 619 are covered. The book updates 10 previous publications... More > in handy, condensed, corrected, and referenced form. Notes are used to explain the logic behind conclusions and to provide suggestions for further research. Besides the previous editions of The Omnibus Ancestry, the books it updates include: Barth-Hickey Ancestry: Bowers-Russell Ancestry; Ellis Ancestors: Some Immigrants, Colonists, and Pioneers; Foster Ancestors: Some Europeans, Immigrants, Colonists, and Pioneers; Snyder-Harbour Ancestry; Some Earlier Americans: Boles-Linton Ancestors; Speece-Robinson Ancestry; Stayman-McCrosky Ancestry; The Bower-Bowers Descendants of Johann Jacob Bauer; and Withers-Davis Ancestry. A full list of the lines appears at https://sites.google.com/site/bolesbooksgen/index-of-boles-barth-omnibus-ancestry.< Less
The Origins and Descendants of James Bole of Westmoreland and Armstrong Counties, Pennsylvania By David B. Boles
eBook (PDF): $31.50
(411 pages). Covers the revised ancestry and descendants of James Bole (1752-1836), who married Mary Painter and settled in Westmoreland and Armstrong counties, Pennsylvania. The couple have left... More > family spread throughout the nation. Contains full references and an every-name index. Maps and photos are included. This volume supersedes the obsolete 1986 publication by providing the true origins of the family, adding many descendants, and correcting a number of errors.< Less
The Bower-Bowers Descendants of Johann Jacob Bauer By Harold W. Boles, David B. Boles
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362 pages. Over 2000 names, with descendants in Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, and 20 other states. Ten generations from about 1725. This is a reproduction of... More > the original 1991 edition in the form of a searchable PDF, and is a fully referenced 8-1/2" by 11" work.< Less
Foster Ancestors: Some Europeans, Immigrants, Colonists, and Pioneers By Harold W. Boles, David B. Boles
eBook (PDF): $33.50
555 pages. Includes the additional families of Ackerly, Adams, Anton, Apleby, Arrants, Atwood, auf dem Berge, Baeumer, Bassett, Bayard, Beer, Bohun, Boles, Bowers, Burghill, Busch, Buster, Coons /... More > Kuntze, de la Bouchele, Dickenson, Dilthey, Drake, Dresler, Dungan, Eger, Fick, Fishback, Flender, Friesenhagen, Gruebner, Hager, Hanback, Hellings, Holbrook, Holtzclaw, Kierstede, Latham, Latsch, Lee, Lueck, Mauldin, Moore, Muenker, Mus, Nanton, Niess, Noeh, Oliver, Patt, Phillips, Price, Roelofs, Sadler, Sai, Schneider, Scholt, Sel, Smith, Solbach, Steiger, Stuell, Stuyvesant, Thompson, Utterback / Otterbach, von Hupstorf, vor der Hardt, vor der Meinhardt, Walker, Weaver, Woods, Wysham, Young / Jung, and Zeyne. This is a reproduction of the original 1990 edition in the form of a searchable PDF, and is a fully referenced 8-1/2" by 11" work.< Less
Ellis Ancestors: Some Immigrants, Colonists, and Pioneers By Harold W. Boles, David B. Boles
eBook (PDF): $32.50
482 pages. Includes the additional families of Adams, Bateman, Beall, Boles, Bowers, Cadwalader, Claggett, Downing, Foster, Gerrard, Haskins, Holman, Hoult, Jolliffe, Millard, Morgan, Pack, Prickett,... More > Rigglesworth, Sharp, Shercliffe / Shircliffe, Slack, Slye, Spinke, Springer, Thompson, Veatch / Veitch, and Wheeler. This is a reproduction of the original 1994 edition in the form of a searchable PDF, and is a fully referenced 8-1/2" by 11" work.< Less
Some Earlier Americans: Boles-Linton Ancestors By Harold W. Boles, David B. Boles
eBook (PDF): $24.50
237 pages. Includes the additional families of Barrier, Chapman, Craig, Dickson, Dixon, Gill, Lazear, Marcey, Massey, McFadden, Modrell, Painter, Richards, and Riddle. This is a reproduction of the... More > original 1986 edition in the form of a searchable PDF, and is a fully referenced 8-1/2" by 11" work.< Less
Snyder-Harbour Ancestry By David Boles
eBook (PDF): $32.95
516 pages. With the additional families of Almot, Amis, Ashton, Ballow, Banister, Bellew, Belson, Binford, Brasseur, Bromley, Burkhart, Cary, Chappell, Clenche, Creeting, Crew, Dameron, Davis,... More > Ellyson, Ferris, Foulshurst, Gatley, Gerard, Hobson, Hough, Jordan, Martz, Milner, Mosby, Nave, Packwood, Parker, Pleasants, Putrasse, Ripley, Savage, Smith, Snider, Snowe, Spence, Stanley, Taylor, Thomas, Trafford, Wagner, and Woodson. This fully referenced 8-1/2" by 11" work traces descents and near-descents from many interesting characters, including a woman from a family massacred by Indians; a Quaker imprisoned in Williamsburg; a Burgess in the New World's first legislative assembly; a doctor of an English manorial family; a purchaser of some of the first slaves in North America; a William and Mary College founder; a colonial Williamsburg builder; a suspected conspirator in a plot to blow up Parliament; and two alchemists granted a patent by King Henry VI.< Less
Stayman-McCrosky Ancestry By David Boles
eBook (PDF): $25.50
271 pages. With the additional families of Baer, Bär, Bare, Barber, Bartram, Bear, Cartlidge, Clark, Faris, Herr, Hochstrasser, Keller, Kendig, McCoskery, Meilin, Mylin, Nussler, Oberholtzer,... More > Stake, Steman, Stoneman, Tidmarsh, Tobler, Witmer, and Wright. This fully referenced 8-1/2" by 11" work traces descents and near-descents from many interesting characters, including a slave owner's son who moved north from opposition to slavery; a Revolutionary captain in the battles of Manhattan, Monmouth, and Yorktown; an 18th-century veteran, tavern owner, fire company member, and college trustee; a Swiss settler whose 1725 home is now a bed-and-breakfast inn; a Mennonite gunsmith claimed to have invented the famed Pennsylvania rifle; an Indian trader who served as a translator; a shoemaker captured by the French while carrying correspondence to William Penn; a man regarded as "the father of American botany"; and a Swiss Anabaptist couple imprisoned for years for their faith.< Less
The Ancestors and Descendants of Pearcy and Ann (Swanzy) Boyle (Bole, Boles) of Co. Monaghan, Ireland By David Boles
eBook (PDF): $22.25
157 pages. The widow Ann Swanzy Boyle immigrated in 1755 during the French and Indian War. Her children lived in Cumberland and Westmoreland counties, Pennsylvania, and her grandchildren in... More > Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Kentucky. Today a number of descendants live in Illinois. Ann's ancestry has proved traceable to the same prominent Swanzy family of Monaghan, Ireland, that gave rise to the modern Irish artist Mary Swanzy. Her husband Pearcy Boyle was also of a county Monaghan family. This fully referenced 8-1/2" by 11" work explores the immediate ancestors of both, and 6 generations of Boyle-Bole-Boles descendants. In addition, Ann has possible noble and royal ancestry which is extensively explored in an appendix to the book. Recent Y-DNA findings are also discussed, shedding light on Boyle family origins. While Pearcy and Ann have proved not to be the author's antecedents, their many descendants have much to explore in the family's colorful ancestry.< Less
Bowers Russell Ancestry By David Boles
eBook (PDF): $25.50
275 pages. With the additional families of Albert, Bollin, Brown, Conradi, Dorn, Ermentraudt, Fischer, Fosselman, Friedli, Hain, Haug, Hieronymus, Hoffman, Irion, King, Knopf, Lindeman, McQueen,... More > Pfister, Probst, Rimpler, Saltzgeber, Schäffer, Stevenson, Taylor, Vigelius, and Yerian. This 8-1/2" by 11" volume documents, with full references, descents and near-descents from a number of interesting characters. They include among others Ohioans bitten by gold fever, an early train stoker, a militiaman who probably witnessed the shelling that inspired the Star Spangled Banner, brothers who served with Washington at Valley Forge, a German whose ship crossing took 17 weeks and resulted in a high death rate and mutiny, a rebellious Highland Scot transported in chains to Maryland, a committee of correspondence member who prevented the tarring and feathering of a customs collector, and a German taxed to prevent a Turkish invasion who mustered into service with spear and armor.< Less