Friday, April 22, 2016

Fannie's Favorites : April 2016

Fannie Reif, a very smart Black Lab Mix, adopted from Magnificent Mutts Pet Rescue.  She found her "Furever" home in 2010.  She has learned so much  since her puppy days.  Now, she is known as one of the smartest dogs to graduate from Elmhurst Animal Clinic training classes.

Fannie's Favorites

Fannie has been very excited to post her first favorite book for, LLC

This month she has chosen :

J. Wilkes Booth: An Account of His Sojourn in Southern Maryland after the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln, His Passage Across the Potomac, and His Death in Virginia,  (1893, 1990), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, 130 pp.  By Thomas A Jones.   ISBN: 1556133022

As a fan of Civil War and historical documents, this book captured Fannie's interest.  How cool that someone who was intimately involved with John Wilkes Booth and his covert plans to make history, actually penned the scenario. Practically a first person account! And, what's more, Thomas Jones was never arrested for his involvement with John Wilkes Booth.  Did you know that there were plans to kidnap President Lincoln?  Fannie was quite surprised to read this. If Robert E. Lee did not surrender his troops, this story could have taken a turn for the worse.  President Lincoln just might have been taken by rebels and used in a way to thwart the victory for the Union.  Fannie awards this book a "Two Paws UP"  and a "Triple Woof" rating (that means she really like it!),

"Southern Maryland was strongly sympathetic towards the Confederacy during the Civil War, which was very convenient for the government in Richmond. The Confederate Secret Service established a corps of agents there who facilitated the movement of mail, supplies, and personnel between Washington City and elsewhere in the North, and Richmond. The author of this volume, Thomas A. Jones, was one of those agents. John Wilkes Booth was also involved in secret transactions for the Confederacy, as evidenced by his associations and actions, although no document has ever been found showing his “appointment” as an agent. In 1865 a plot to capture President Lincoln and carry him to Richmond as a bargaining chip in negotiations for a peace on terms acceptable to the South was orchestrated by Booth, who assembled a colorful band of co-conspirators. The plan called for transporting the captive Lincoln down the Southern Maryland “mail route” across the Potomac and on to Richmond. At least one attempt to capture Lincoln was made, but failed. After Lee surrendered, Booth changed the plan from a simple capture of Lincoln to the simultaneous assassination of Lincoln and key cabinet members which, if it had succeeded, would have paralyzed the government in the North. The outcome of Booth’s effort is well known--Lincoln was assassinated, Secretary Seward was gravely injured, and Booth fled down the Southern Maryland “mail route,” leaving the balance of the plan unfulfilled. Enter Thomas A. Jones and his account of what followed. A most engaging bit of history. Ironically, Jones, who was clearly involved in Booth’s escape in a very significant way, was never charged or tried." excerpt taken from the posting at, LLC has added this selection to it's New Item category this month.
The publication is currently at the printer.  If you are interested in getting a copy of this book for yourself, or some Civil War history buff, like Fannie, make a point to order it through  The List Price is posted at $18.50, but you can purchase it from our site for just $16.65 (plus shipping and handling charges).  

Don't miss the next posting of Fannie's Favorites next month.  Fannie is currently reviewing the AncestorStuff publication catalog for her next favorite read.

For future reference...Fannie's Rating System is as follows :

Engaging/Educational Factor......No Paws UP, One Paw UP, Two Paws UP

Entertainment Value.....No Woofs, One Woof, Two Woofs, Three Woofs

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

More Titles Added to Clearance

Clearance now includes New York Indian Census, Vol 1 1886-1899, and Vol 2 1900-1912, Also added to the clearance :

Ireland: Irish Flax Growers List 1796
Canada: The St. Lawrence River History, Legends, Pictures
Germany: Abstracts from Newspapers of the German Reformed Church 1830-1839
National Society Colonial Daughters of the 17th Century Lineage Book
Southern Marriage Index: Mississippi and Florida 1800-1900
Boston Passenger and Immigration Lists 1821-1850
Ontario Marriage Index Vol 2 1869-1886
New York City 1870 Federal Census Index
The Jay Family of Larochelle and NY Province and State
Warren-Clark Genealogy
Winchester Notes
And so much more...

Friday, April 8, 2016


Google Images: clearance-sale-10598264
For those of you interested in Bargain Prices...I just posted 92 items from our in house inventory on the Clearance page. 
Hearthstone CDs...Missouri County and Arkansas County histories and genealogies.
Missouri Counties include:
Adair, Barton, Caldwell, Carroll, Cass, Crawford, Dallas, Daviess, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Hickory, Jefferson, Knox, Lincoln, Maries, Monroe, Nodaway, Pettis, Putnam, Ralls, Ray, Saline, St. Charles, Scotland, Webster and Worth.
Arkansas Counties include:
Ashley, Clay, Crawford, Crittenden, Cross, Franklin, Garland, Frant, Hempstead, Howard, Jackson, Lawrence, Lonoke Mississippi, Monroe, Ouachita, Prairie, White and Yell
VERY limited quantities HALF OFF LIST PRICE
These CDs are on sale for $3.00- $5.00 each
More CDs and books in limited quantities on CLEARANCE cover Canada, England, Netherlands, Wales, Massachusetts, Utah, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Minnesota and Vermont.
Order yours before they sell out.
Will post more over the weekend for New York, Ireland, Canada, Germany, Massachusetts, and more.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

We Are Open For Business

History and Genealogy enthusiasts.....

Thank you all for your patience!!!!

Most of our website problems are ironed out.  I added some NEW ITEMS, and many CLEARANCE ITEMS....speaking of clearance....


We will be adding to the CLEARANCE Items daily, so check back frequently.

And, most of the publishers that we represent have announced many NEW ITEMS, and we will be adding those to the inventory, too.

When you visit the site, be sure to sign up for the newsletter.....I will try to put a new newsletter together before the end of the month.  We will alert you to new publications, and SPECIALS for the month, too.

There will be CDs with digital content for MISSOURI and ARKANSAS titles, with a few others for TENNESSEE, ENGLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, VERMONT, MINNESOTA...and the list goes on and on.

Hard and soft bound books are coming your way, too.  Way too many to list,

visit us at

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Great Balls of Fire: we have website problems today

Website problems today regarding the clearance items sale. Sorry about that.  While we work out the kinks, 

go to our 

check the vast inventory that we carry.  We represent over 35 publishers!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Grand Opening Weekend

We will be featuring some bargains, April 2-3.  A selection of books, maps and CDs will be selling at fantastic prices.  We will use Facebook, Tumbler, Twitter and Pinterest to advertise these fantastic deals.  Quantities are limited.

Meanwhile, check out our website, www.ancestorstuff.Com to browse our catalog.  You will be amazed at the publications for sale.

Til tomorrow!!