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Bitten by the Genealogy Bug?

Help is on the way!

Announcing the Family History Autograph Album!

Combining the attributes of a family tree record and an autograph book, the Family History Autograph Album is a unique way to introduce children and teenagers to the fascinating and useful pursuit of genealogical research. It would also make a fine gift for a new mother on behalf of her infant.

It was designed for beginner genealogists, who can gather family signatures from the relatives they interview while they garner ancestral names. It features nine 4-generation pedigree charts, which can record at least six generations of ancestors, on up to eight surname lines.

Also included are a reference chart for identifying horizontal, vertical and oblique relationships (illustrating the concept of “cousin [number] times removed”), nine descendant charts, and plentiful signature pages illustrated with a family tree icon or watermark.

Autograph books first appeared in Europe during the 15th Century. Signed albums are valuable to genealogists, historians and collectors. A well-documented family tree has several important uses, such as when it’s used to record a family’s medical history.

The Family History Autograph Album is available NOW from Lulu Press, which frequently offers free or reduced-price shipping:

It’s at Amazon, too (ISBN13: 9781978255029; ISBN10:1978255020), but ONLY at full retail price (Lulu copies are 25% off).

The Lulu edition is also larger (9 in. X 7 in.) than the Amazon edition (8.25 in. X 6 in.). Relative sizes:

 

And remember, Lana Pedersen, the female main character in Irish Firebrands is a professional genealogist! Read the first eleven chapters of her adventures in Ireland HERE.

Happy ancestor hunting!

And as always, Thank You for your support! 🙂

 

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How Can This Much Fun Be Legal?

Announcing Publication of my 20th Autograph Book!

Indie Author colleagues, don’t be afraid to diversify your portfolios. No matter how much the writing gurus and publishing gatekeepers may pontificate on what they think is the “right” way to write, you do what comes naturally. It’s the best way I know of to showcase your talent trove, and you’ll have more fun “working” than you ever thought a “job” could be.

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Cover Reveal: New Gift Book for Children!

Autograph Book for Kids Coming in 2017:

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Autograph books made their debut in Europe more than 500 years ago. They are prized by collectors, historians and genealogists. Children can practice this ancient tradition with Autographs: A Keepsake Album (Kids’ Edition).

quill_psf_vector-svgWhen so much interaction takes place via keyboard, mouse, touch pad, swipe screen, and digital “signatures,” children need more encouragement than ever to practice their penmanship, and autograph books can help. The seven historical signatures in the book can help stimulate interest in the past. There are creative coloring opportunities, too.

If you’re looking for an educational children’s gift book that has the potential to become a lifelong-prized possession, consider Autographs: A Keepsake Album (Kids’ Edition).

Watch for the Teen/Adult Editions, too! 🙂

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