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Weston Wagons West: Levi Weston, L1-20 (1823-1874) By Dr. Bill Smith
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This volume of 20 episodes is a part of both the “Weston Wagons West” and “The Homeplace Saga” suites of family saga, historical fictions stories of the author. Jacob Weston... More > marries and moved to St. Louis where he and his wife, Dinah have a son, Levi. These 20 episodes follow the story of Levi Weston from birth in St. Louis to Jefferson City. There Levi and his family meet Jake Patton and Levi decides to move and to Oak Springs, Missouri. The story chronicles the impact of the Civil War on Central Missouri as well as the devastation of the Oak Creek valley and the reconstruction of the town of Oak Springs. Meet the people that Levi meets both before and after the Civil War. This is a story of loyalty and determination set against the backdrop of the settlement of a rural community in the Southern Missouri Ozarks.< Less
Weston Wagons West: Md to Iowa Kinnick Migration, J1-20 (1640-1919) By Dr. Bill Smith
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This eBook compiles the Jx series of Weston Wagons West series of fictional stories about the James Weston family that parallels and chronicles the Kinnick and related Triplett, Brightwell and other... More > families in their westward migration from Maryland, to Ohio, to Illinois, and some of them end up in Iowa. The Kinnick family are a maternal ancestral line of the author of these stories. Actual family history research is the basis of the ancestral stories used here fictitiously. Historical events are recorded as nearly as possible to known historical documentation available to the author at the time of the writing. Events include service in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and service in the Civil War, among others.< Less
The Kings of Oak Springs: Oct 1876 to Jul 1877 Vol 2 By Dr. Bill Smith
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Volume 2 is a compilation of Episodes 21-40 of "The Kings of Oak Springs" series of family saga, historical fiction stories that are a part of "The Homeplace Saga" stories.... More > Originally published on HubPages, on line, this compilation as an eBook makes the stories more easily accessible to a wider reader base.< Less
Murder, He Figured By Dr. Bill Smith
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Raynor Crimmons expected to be on the gratis, leisure helicopter ride as it ascended into the air. Instead, he is watching from the ground as he watches it climb higher, then, suddenly malfunction,... More > and plunge to the ground in a fireball. Was it an accident or was it murder? Who was on board in place of him? Raynor investigates as he continues to visit his country music business financial planning clients in this small lake-side Ozarks Mountains community. Then, he discovers another dead body. This one was not an accident. Murder, He Figured. Raynor uses his best rational reasoning skills to attempt to calm his clients as they realize the murderer is very likely one of them. He learns much more about his clients, their families and friends, than he every expected on what was supposed to be a mundane, vacation-like visit.< Less
The Kings of Oak Springs: The Arrival Months In 1876 Vol 1 By Dr. Bill Smith
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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 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories (2nd Edition) By Dr. Bill Smith
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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
Schwyhart Early Family History By Dr. Bill Smith
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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
George and Hannah Kinnick Family History By Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith
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This book is the third in a series of books on this family, my mother’s line, KINNICK. It is the first of three on the twelve children of John and Ann Kinnick and their descendants who lived to... More > adulthood and had families - reporting on the family of the fourth of these children, the third son, George Washington Kinnick. George, and his wife, Hannah, had ten children live to adulthood and have families. This book includes a full index of all primary numbered family names.< Less
Kinnick Early US Family History By Dr. Bill Smith
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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
Kinnick Early US Family History By Dr. Bill Smith
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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