Sunday, November 20, 2011

More Christmas Gifts For Your Family Historian

From the Laurel Historical Society there are a number of books and a DVD that can be given as gifts this year for Christmas.

The second book in the cemetery series, Cemeteries in Laurel, Delaware, was launched by the Laurel Historical Society in May 2010. The book is a comprehensive listing of the families and individuals who are interred at the various cemeteries within the Town of Laurel. An excellent resource for genealogists and historians, the book also includes an overview of the history of the various cemeteries.

Price: $40 (includes shipping) Authors: Doug Breen and Chuck Swift

The first book in the cemetery series, Odd Fellows Cemetery, Laurel, Delaware, was launched by the Laurel Historical Society in August 2009. The book is a comprehensive listing of the nearly 5,000 families and individuals who are interred at the cemetery. An excellent resource for genealogists and historians, the book
also includes an overview of the cemetery's history, special features found within the grounds, and some stories of the families who are found there. Other interesting features include maps of the numerous sections of the cemetery, photos of various headstones, and a listing of organizations and symbols.

Price: $40 (includes shipping) Authors: Doug Breen and Chuck Swift

167 pages

First printed in 1986, The History of Nineteenth Century Laurel serves as a comprehensive collection of Laurel's history. Like a written time capsule, it captures the town's long and interesting past. This book has been reprinted recently by the Laurel Historical Society, and for good reason. It is a resource for readers to find the stories, maps, and photos that help to shed light on the history of Laurel. The book begins with the earliest known history of the area and the Native Americans who called the shores of Broad Creek home, and moves through the time of the town's initial settlement and its growth into a thriving ommunity.

Price: $50 (includes shipping) Author: Harold Hancock 438 pages

Bacon Switch DVD -The DVD contains a presentation that was made during the Laurel Historical Society’s Annual Dinner in June 2009. The presentation was made by Jay Hill and detailed the long history of the Bacon Switch area of Laurel and the families who have called it home. Price: $7 (includes shipping)Speaker: Jay Hill
Producer: Doug Breen

and as a Christmas Treat the third cemetery book will be available with a book signing on December 7 at the Laurel Library from 4:00-6:00. Just in time for Christmas.


Please make checks payable to “Laurel Historical Society”
Provide with your check your Name and Mailing Address

Mail to: Laurel Historical Society
P.O. Box 102
Laurel, DE 19956

Or you can use their order Form located here

Order Now For Christmas

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