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Based on the three volumes also entitled Clan Donald, first published between 1896 and 1904 by Rev. Drs. Archibald Macdonald of Kiltarlity and Angus Macdonald of Killearnan, Clan Donald covers a period of six hundred years, from the foundation of the Lordship of the Isles until 1746, when the clans ceased to exist as separate organized entities.
About one thousand years ago, the Gaelic word clann, which means children, first came into common usage. The earliest example of checked or striped cloth worn in Scotland is a fragment of two-color “dog-tooth” checked woolen fabric—the so-called “Falkirk tartan”—circa a.d. 235. However, prior to the sixteenth century, there is no evidence of the tartan as it is recognized today.
First published in 1908, this is the genealogy of one historic family and its branches. From Scotland to Spanish Town, Jamaica to South Carolina, this volume journeys over thousands of miles and hundreds of years to bring us the genealogy of the Hays. The Hay family is shown to be related to such well-known historical figures as Charlemagne and Robert the Bruce.
For those readers interested in genealogy, Charles Owen Johnson has compiled a Genealogy of Several Allied Families. The families included either live, or have lived, in Louisiana and Mississippi, for the most part. Mr. Johnson, due to his experience as an attorney, does not simply rely on family tradition for his information, but in every instance has carefully checked public records to verify facts.
This concise and easy-to-use guide is a complete compendium of information and instruction for anyone interested in researching ancestral histories within the Confederate military. Using the proven secrets and techniques of modern genealogists and researchers, Segars takes the mystery out of the process. He shows that anyone can become a skilled investigator, even if they have never done anything like this before. Also included are approaches that may be new for some of the more seasoned genealogists. This resource is invaluable in making the quest for knowledge on Southern soldiers a thorough and successful one.
The daring exploits of Frank and Jesse James have fascinated America for more than a century. Myth and fact have meshed together to create a legend of monumental proportions. Paperback.
Lorenzo Casso left his motherland of Italy during the turbulent years when Garibaldi was waging civil war across the land and, soon after his arrival in the United States, found himself caught up in the American Civil War. He became Ascension Parish’s first Italian immigrant, settling in Donaldsonville, where he married a Louisiana Creole and founded the Casso family in Louisiana. His descendants now total almost five hundred. Paperback.
Originally published in 1931, Old Families of Louisiana was compiled in response to a demand in book form for a comprehensive series of genealogical records of the foundation families of the state—families whose ancestors settled with Bienville in New Orleans at the time the famous old city was laid out in the crescent bend of the Mississippi River. And information was desired of those who came to Louisiana when the golden lilies of France, the castellated banner of Spain, the Union Jack of Great Britain, or the flag of fifteen stars and fifteen stripes waved over the land. Paperback.
Originally published in 1931, Old Families of Louisiana was compiled in response to a demand in book form for a comprehensive series of genealogical records of the foundation families of the state—families whose ancestors settled with Bienville in New Orleans at the time the famous old city was laid out in the crescent bend of the Mississippi River. And information was desired of those who came to Louisiana when the golden lilies of France, the castellated banner of Spain, the Union Jack of Great Britain, or the flag of fifteen stars and fifteen stripes waved over the land.
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Originally published in 1941, Old Louisiana Plantation Homes and Family Trees is the definitive guide to the important plantation homes of the Pelican State, as well as the socially and historically prominent families who lived in them.
Focusing mainly on the Burrises of Amite County, Mississippi, and the Florida Parishes of Louisiana, this examination offers a mother lode of information for genealogists researching the Burris line, which may include such family names variations as Burroughs, Burrows, Burrus, Burruss, Burress, and Burriss. Much more than a tale of who begat whom, this volume provides helpful insight into the nature of the family.
Scotland offers a vast array of facilities for genealogical research, and Scottish Roots: A Step-by-Step Guide for Ancestor Hunters by Alwyn James, tells you exactly how to tap into the wealth of services and information available to trace your Scottish forebears.
History consists mainly of the milestones, the turning points of time. What are often lost in the fray are the details. Thankfully for those who have a hunger for history, books like Sisters, Seeds, and Cedars exist to fill in some of the gaps of history.
Emmet Dalton’s scandalous career of thievery cemented his status in American Old West history. In this autobiography, he candidly describes his days as an outlaw and gang member. Incidents include the ill-fated raid in Coffeyville, Kansas—the deadly shootout that left Dalton with more than twenty gunshot wounds and a life sentence in the Kansas State Penitentiary.
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