Sunday, December 02, 2012

Books Books Books - Buy Now For Christmas


In your Christmas shopping remember that a number of our local museums have stores that have unique gifts.  Perhaps a gift for that person who moved out of our area  and would like something to remind them of Delmarva.  A vist to the a museum gift shop might solve a shopping problem.

As always the local Historical Societies have books for sale;

The Lower Delmarva Genealogical Society (LDGS) has a number of publications for sale that would make great presents for your family Genealogist and Historian.

Some of those books are;
BURBAGE FUNERAL HOME - Cemetery Records (1914 - 1980) Birth and Death dates - transcribed by Dale M. Jones 127 pages - $30.00 plus $4 P&H.

WHAYLAND/INSLEY/KIBBLE Ledger from Allen, MD store 1700s-1900s - ships cargoes and more indexed; 100 pages $25 plus $4.50 P&h

FOOKS FAMILY BOOK By Herbert C. Fooks in 1953. Reprinted by LDGS 2001 with index, 589 pages. Many surnames, maps, land patents, more $45 plus $4.25 p&H

FOOK FAMILY BOOK INDEX ONLY; $17 plus $3.25 P&G

A SOMERSET SAMPLER: Families of Old Somerset County (MD) 1700- 1776, compiled and edited by Pauline Manning Batchelder. Supplementing Clayton Torrences 1935 "Old Somerset on the Eastern Shore of Maryland" 312 pages $35 plus $4 P&G.

GRAVEYARDS AND GRAVESTONES OF WICOMICO By John E. Jacob, jr. 132 pages, death dates up to Dec 31, 1900 $15 plus $3.25 p&h.

MORE FROM THE SHORE (6 books: each contain 10 back issues of LDGS' bi-annual Newsletter from 1982-2011), Vol. 1-5; Vol. 6-10; Vol. 11-15; Vol, 16-20; Vol. 21-25; Vol 26-30 Each of those six books $25 plus $4 P&G

These books may be ordered from Lower Delmarva Genealogical Society, PO Box 3602, Salisbury, MD 21802-3602.  Naturally include the address where you want it shipped to.




And 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. It is a steal at a Price: $7 (includes shipping)Speaker: Jay Hill
Producer: Doug Breen

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


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