Friday, July 6, 2018

Changing up a Few Things

Hey folks,

We have not posted for several months, with good reason.

Our Business Is BOOMING.  It leaves less time for blogging.

But, we have changed up a few things that you just might want to take advantage of.

EVERY MONTH, starting on the 15th through the end of the month, we offer

FREE SHIPPING

on every order totaling over $30

It's easy to take advantage of this offer, because many of the fabulous books and other items offered by our publishers and independent writers are priced at around $30.  So, if you buy one of the more expensive books, or 2 or more of the least expensive books, you will, no doubt, total your order to over $30 very easily.

It's a good way to say a few bucks, and get a chance to hook some of those new publications that you have been reading about.  

You Are Welcome!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Clearance and Used Catalog of Books is Overflowing! Help!

Our cup runneth over....with books!

Have you browsed our Clearance and Used  Books category lately?  If not, you are missing some really great bargains.

Here are just a few of the latest additions:


"Rosenberg considers the emergence of Pearl Harbor’s symbolic role within multiple contexts: as a day of infamy that highlighted the need for future U.S. military preparedness, as an attack that opened a "back door" to U.S. involvement in World War II, as an event of national commemoration, and as a central metaphor in American-Japanese relations. She explores the cultural background that contributed to Pearl Harbor’s resurgence in American memory after the fiftieth anniversary of the attack in 1991. In doing so, she discusses the recent “memory boom”."   OUR PRICE: $10.00

"Robert J. Hemming recreates the harrowing drama of the individuals and ships that fought to survive one of the most ferocious and costly maritime storms ever. Drawing on historical records, including firsthand contemporary accounts of survivors, this book weaves a gripping tale of valor and courage."
OUR PRICE: $6.00


"Whittlesey recounts deaths ranging from tragedy to folly—from being caught in a freak avalanche to the goring of a photographer who just got a little too close to a bison. The chilling tome that launched an entire genre of books about the often gruesome but always tragic ways people have died in our national parks, this updated edition of the classic includes calamities in Yellowstone from the past sixteen years, including the infamous grizzly bear attacks in the summer of 2011 as well as a fatal hot springs accident in 2000. "  OUR PRICE: $8.50

These are just a few of the 29 new books added to our Clearance and Used category!  More are added every day.  Don't forget our special deal:

Buy any 2 Clearance items SAVE 25%, Buy 3 SAVE 40%.
Discount automatically applied at checkout.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Spread the Word: Clearance and Used Books with great prices

Hey, folks.  Have you taken a look at our Clearance and Used books here at AncestorStuff.com?

Let's take a gander at what has been added in the recent months:

A Legacy from Luxembourg, only $10.00

Paperback publication, 1986, W & C Printing Company, Winona, Minnesota by Mary E. Nilles, Signed Copy. 

Pennsylvania German Immigrants 1709-1786, $10.00

1980 reprint, Genealogical Publishing Company, hardcover 
Don Yoder, editor 

Pennsylvania Births: Lebanon County 1714-1800 $10.00

1996, Humphrey Publications, Wash. D.C., hardcover 
by John T. Humphrey 

And these are just a few of the many new items in our Clearance and Used category.

Bargains on new and used books & CDs. Everything is $10 or less.
Check us out often. We add new items every week and we just might have that hard to find book you've been looking for.
Buy any 2 Clearance items SAVE 25%, Buy 3 SAVE 40%.
Discount automatically applied at checkout.  SPREAD THE WORD!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Hearthside Press Publications: Best Deals for Fantastic Books

Hearthside Press, of Midlothian, Virginia, has two of the most requested books by researchers of history and genealogy.  Here's their offerings:

Mother Cumberland: Tracing Your Ancestors in South-Central Pennsylvania. A Genealogical Guide to the 10 Counties of Bedford, Blair, Centre, Cumberland, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin, and Perry. by Raymond M. Bell and Paul J. Connor.

OUR PRICE : $9.95




Hearthside Press, 1989
REVIEWS:

"This guide covers all ten counties created from Pennsylvania's Cumberland Valley: Bedford, Blair, Centre, Cumberland, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin, and Perry. It is especially helpful for identifying Presbyterian churches, Revolutionary War units, and the many townships associated with each county, including townships that no longer exist. This edition is the last, because the author is now deceased."


A to Zax. A Comprehensive Dictionary for Genealogists and Historians. 3rd Edition. by Barbara Jean Evans

OUR PRICE: $11.95

Hearthside Press, 1995
REVIEWS:

"Here is a compilation of words, phrases, and abbreviations that researchers are likely to encounter in old manuscripts, documents, books, etc. Thousands of archaic or unfamiliar terms from many sources: medical, geographical, relational, legal, religious, foreign, historical, and more."

"Virtually anyone doing genealogical or historical research in English-language records pertaining to America will find this compilation of words and phrases useful. It is not limited to a particular time period, geographical area, or ethnic group but to all aspects of the country's settlement. Among the terms included are medical, legal, religious, relational, colloquial, foreign, occupational, monetary, and household. This is a reference you should keep close at hand, whether working at home or on the road; you never know when you are going to need it. It is the latest edition and the largest the author produced."

   

Saturday, May 20, 2017

New Military History Books Added to Clearance and Used Category

Hello fellow History Lovers!  Boy, Do we have some neat things added to the AncestorStuff.com website.  Check our new listings in the Clearance and Used Category.

With the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, anyone who loves to read about Military History will be very pleased with our selection of materials.  Here's some new additions:

A Better War: The Unexamined Victories and Final Tragedy of America's Last Years in Vietnam by Lewis Sorley, $14.00


Battle: The Story of the Bulge by John Toland, $15.00


Drifting To Glory: A Story of the Civil War by Richard Danforth Sherlock, $5.00


 Fiasco: The American Military Adventures in Iraq by Thomas E Ricks, $9.50


Ghost Soldiers: The Forgotten Epic Story of World War II's Most Dramatic Mission by Hampton Sides, $12.50


And there is so much more.....

In Harm's Way: the Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of it's Survivors, by Doug Stanton, $10.00

Infantry Attacks, by Erwin Rommel, $7.00

Marching Home: To War and Back with the Men of One American Town by Kevin Coyne, $13.00

My Battle of Algiers: A Memoir, by Ted Morgan, $12.50

Shadow of the Sword: A Marine's Journey of War, Heroism and Redemption, by Jeremiah Workman, $13.00

The Price of Glory: Verdun 1916, by Alistair Horne, $4.00

The Second World War by John Keegan, $8.50

WWII: Time-Life Books History of the Second World War, $20.00

Just to name a few.

Take a look at all of our military and war books. There are so many to browse, and all at great prices!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Your Life and Times: A Guide to Tell Your Story

Did you ever feel that if you died tomorrow, you would regret not having left a legacy?  Does your family really know the story of your life?  Some people just never get around to telling their story.  Families are left with very little knowledge of their departed loved ones and what experiences they had in their lives.

Here's a suggestion for you.  Get that story told! Now!

Stephen Arthur and Julia Arthur, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994 reprint
"With Your Life And Times, an oral history handbook, as a guide you will be able to record your life experiences on tape simply by answering questions that will lead you, step by step, through the precious moments of your life. When finished, you will have completed the oral history of your life and times--a treasure for yourself and a gift of love for your family and its future generations."

"Anyone wishing to prepare a written or oral history of a family would benefit from the ideas and techniques presented in [this book]."--THE AMERICAN GENEALOGIST, Vol. 63, No.4 (October 1988).

This book is just the trick to get you started to telling your story.

And, it's only $9.95!!! Paperback, 50pp.  See item 401-0180 at AncestorStuff.com, www.ancestorstuff.com

Sunday, March 26, 2017

South Bend, Indiana: It's More Than Just the Golden Dome

When you think of South Bend, Indiana, of course you think of the large golden dome at the famous Notre Dame University.  But, South Bend is more than the Fighting Irish. It's so much more.

image of Notre Dame University, www.images.google.com


AncestorStuff.com had the chance to tend a table at the St. Joseph County Library in South Bend, Indiana this past weekend.  The South Bend Genealogical Society held it's conference there.

The vendors and the attendees were very nice and we really enjoyed our stay.

We learned so much about the South Bend area, which has a rich history that has it's many historical resources right there at the St. Joseph County Library. http://sjcpl.lib.in.us/

St. Joseph County Public Library, South Bend, Indiana, www.images.google.com


After speaking with the member of the library that was representing this nice facility, I learned about the vast collection of resources available to the public regarding local history and Indiana newspapers. They also house lots of resources for history and genealogy from all over the United States, too.  The library is relatively newer, and the staff is first rate.  Take a look at their on-line catalog of holdings.  Don't hesitate to send a message to the reference staff.  They are very knowledgeable, and can help to break down some family tree walls.

I also spent some free time looking over the several tables used by the South Bend Genealogical Society to display free copies of past publications of their quarterly newsletter.  These dated back to the 1980s, up to present day.

South Bend Genealogical Society logo, www.sbags.org


The society has a rich history, and has been very involved with preserving the history of South Bend and the surrounding area.  The website, http://www.sbags.org/main.htm, has photographs, maps and databases, including lists of links to many resources for your Indiana research and beyond.

The South Bend society also sells some nice books and DVDs.  Take a look at their store http://www.sbags.org/store.htm.  Purchases from their organization help to support the society and it's many projects and on-going programs for the public.

Indiana celebrates 200 years of statehood, images.google.com