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Family Genealogy Queries: JANES JACOBS
by R. Stephen Smith

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English

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May 19, 2017

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The family information in this book comes from a genealogy magazine published during the 1990s, now out of print. Contents of this very brief volume include all queries from the magazine mentioning individuals or families surnamed JANES (with 8 queries total), JACOBS (5 queries), JANEWAY (3 queries), JANEL (JANIL) (1 query), JAHNKE (1 query), or JANVRIN (1 query)<br /><br />The focus is on families in the southern United States.<br /><br />Genealogy queries such as these have long been a means for family researchers to share information. Although these queries were written by persons seeking information, the wealth of detail in them could prove valuable to you if you're working on the same names or lines.<br /><br />Typically, queries include information on births, deaths, marriages, children of a given couple, family migrations, etc. Some trace several generations of one family. Some even include colorful family stories passed down through the years!<br /><br />Note: If you aren't sure if the information in this book will be useful to your particular family research, why not borrow and read it for free with a Kindle Unlimited subscription?<br /><br />Other surnames occurring incidentally in the queries reproduced in this volume include ABEL, ADAMS, ADKINS, AKIN, ALDEN, ANDERSON, ARMSTRONG, BASS, BAXTER, BEUFORD, BLACK, BLAKE, BOLTON, BOOTH, BOYLSTON, BROCK, BROOKS, CARN, CARTWRIGHT, CHAMBERS, CHARLTON, CHIVERS, CLARK, COBB, COLEMAN, COLLINS, CORDERY, CRIM, CRIMM, DAWSON, DEMPSEY, DOWDEN, DOWNING, DUNCAN, EAKIN, FERGUSON, GILBERT, GRESHAM, GROSS, GUNTER, HALL, HARGRAVES, HARGROVE, HARGROVES- HOLLOWAY, HOLT, HOOPER, HOPPER, JAMES, JEANES, JEANS, JEFFERSON, JOHNSON, JOLLY, LANE, LEDBETTER, LEONARD, LINCOLN, LOCKETT, MARTIN, McALISTER, McCLAIN, McSPADDEN, McSWAIN, MILLER, MONK, MOSELEY, MUSGROVE, NEIGHBORS, NORREL, OHNSTON, orHUCKABY, PAIN, PAYNE, PEACOCKE, PEAKE, PEDIGO, PEEK, PEEKE, PFIESTER, PICKERING, POST, PULSE, PULTZ, QUINCEY, QUINCY, REAMS, RICKERSON, ROGERS, ROLLER, ROLLERIN, ROSE, ROSS, SANFORD, SCHRIMSHER, SEXTON, SHIVERS, SHOCKLEY, SHOCKLY, SHOEMAKER, SHORTER, SHRIVER, SMITH, SOWERBY, SQUIRE, STINE, STORY, SWAIN, TARPLEY, TERRY, THOMAS, TIPTON, TRIBBY, VANN, WATERS, WEST, WILLIAMS, WOLF, WOLFE, and YOCUM.
Military Memoirs of a Confederate: A Critical Narrative
by Edward Porter Alexander

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English

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658

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May 19, 2017

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Originally published in 1907, Military Memoirs of a Confederate: A Critical Narrative is a general's first-hand account of the American Civil War. It gives a clear-eyed assessment of the long, bloody conflict that forged a nation. It provides a critical analysis of many of the major battles of the Civil War, highlighting the good plays and the bad, the moves that influenced the outcome, and a suggestion that might have altered the course of history.
Against All Odds: Deception, Intelligence and the American Victor...
by Ryan Webb

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English

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May 20, 2017

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On June 4, 1942, American and Japanese carriers fought to control the strategically important island of Midway in the Central Pacific. At this point in war, the United States naval forces were not expected to win. However, against all odds, they did. What allowed such a stunning victory? Two of the key contributors to success was the use of deception and intelligence by the Americans. After Naval Intelligence broke the Japanese code, Admiral Chester Nimitz knew on May 14, 1942 that Japan was planning a major strike against Midway. By using deception, Nimitz then convinced the enemy that American carriers remained in the South Pacific. Meanwhile, he positioned USS Hornet and USS Enterprise northeast of Midway, quickly repaired the USS Yorktown, while increasing air and submarine reconnaissance patrols and reinforcing Midway with air and ground units. The result was a stunning victory, where deception and intelligence allowed an inferior force to defeat a superior one.
The Gold Hunters: A First-Hand Picture of Life in California Mini...
by J.D. Borthwick

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English

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May 22, 2017

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<b></b><h2><b>“I do not know of another story by an actual miner that is so well written and so true to that wonderful life in the Days of Gold.” <em>Horace Kephart </em></b></h2><br /><br />The California Gold Rush is one the most interesting periods in American history and J.D. Borthwick’s classic memoir captures the prosperity and excitement of the West Coast in the early 1850s. <br /><br />Following the discovery of gold in California in 1848, Scotsman Borthwick left New York and sailed to the West Coast where he joined the gold hunters of California. <br /><br />Borthwick’s account provides a fascinating look at life in the new cities of San Francisco and Sacramento, chronicling the often lawless society which came hand in hand with the newly found wealth of the gold hunters. <br /><br />Drinking, gambling and violence played a huge part in Borthwick’s world and his memoir includes many compelling tales of personal scrapes and adventures. <br /><br /><em>The Gold Hunters</em> offers a unique look at the life in the gold camps of the nineteenth century American West — the different cultures attracted by the discovery of gold, how they related to one another and their contrasting food, clothes and entertainment. <br /><br />John David Borthwick, born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1824, was a nomadic Scottish journalist and author, he first arrived in North America in 1847 and three years later found himself in the Gold Rush of California. He eventually left America in 1856 and spent the rest of his days in Scotland and London. This edited edition of Borthwick's memoir was first published in 1917.<br /><br />
"The Current Warrant on My Life Re-Examined": "Seeking Public Ass...
by Larry Margulies

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English

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May 22, 2017

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Their is a real warrant on my life confirmed by an officer within the state department, but how did that happen that I was set up for such?
THE ATLANTIC CHARTER. AUGUST 14, 1941
by , FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT

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English

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Publication Date

May 22, 2017

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This eBook reproduces the historic Atlantic Charter, a joint declaration by the President of the United States (Franklin Roosevelt) and the Prime Minister of Britain (Winston Churchill), on August 14, 1941. Also included is the accompanying White House News Release.
TITANIC: WHAT REALLY HAPPENED: The Shocking Secrets Buried Beneat...
by Phil Coleman

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English

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May 18, 2017

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Thanks to the extreme popularity of James Cameron’s 1997 film Titanic most people have a fairly accurate idea of what happened to the titular ship on the morning of April 15, 1912. Aside from the romantic plot between the main characters that was completely fabricated, the filmmakers took care to get the details of the ship, and the events of the night, more-or-less correct. <br /><br />But what about the facts they didn't cover. <b>TITANIC: What Really Happened</b> looks at the accepted story, the flaws in it, and the alternative theories, pieced together through a careful analysis of the facts. What really happened to the Unsinkable Ship?
Black Bart: a TV teleplay
by Donald P. Borchers

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English

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May 20, 2017

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a TV teleplay. Docudrama based on the life of Wells Fargo highway robber, Black Bart.
The Great Conflagration: A Brief Account of the Origin, Progress,...
by , George P. Upton

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English

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54

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May 21, 2017

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The most notable and tragic event in the history of Chicago was the destructive fire of 1871, which consumed 2,124 acres of property and 17,500 buildings, leaving a path of destruction approximately a mile wide and four miles long. It was both the greatest disaster and the most spectacular wonder of the 19th century, being one of the hottest fires on record. As the authors noted:<br />“The most striking peculiarity of the fire was its intense, devouring heat. Nothing exposed to it escaped. Amid the hundreds of acres left bare, there is not to be found a piece of wood of any description, and unlike most fires, it left nothing half burned. The innermost timbers, floorings, doors, window sills, were all reached and wholly consumed. From the wreck of the many thousand buildings, there is not a vestige of timber or charred wood. The excavators turn up brick, stone, glass, iron, silver, gold, bronze, brass and all other remnants of merchandise, household goods and building materials, but not a particle of wood. The combustion was complete. The fire swept the streets of all the ordinary dust and rubbish, consuming it instantly.”<br />The present work is a brief account of this disaster, and is condensed from Messrs. Sheahan and Upton’s The Great Conflagration, which was one of several so-called “instant histories” of the fire, being published even before the year 1871 came to a close. James Washington Sheahan (1824-83) and George Putnam Upton (1834-1919) were both associate editors of The Chicago Daily Tribune at the time of the Great Fire.<br />
The Reynolds Pamphlet: Observations on Certain Documents Containe...
by Alexander Hamilton

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English

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Publication Date

May 21, 2017

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Fans of the hit musical Hamilton are familiar with Alexander Hamilton's many achievements. He was a Revolutionary War hero and signer of the Constitution who set up the nation's financial system. Even his political enemies (and he had a lot of them) acknowledged his brilliance. <br /><br />Unfortunately, genius couldn't protect him from poor judgement when he had an extramarital affair with a woman named Maria Reynolds. When her husband discovered the affair, he demanded payments in exchange for secrecy. Hamilton continued both the payments and the affair for almost a year. A few years later, the muckraker James Thomson Callender exposed the payments to James Reynolds in a pamphlet that accused Hamilton of financial misconduct and speculation. <br /><br />In order to clear his name of fiscal wrongdoing, Hamilton wrote his own pamphlet in response. His "Observations on Certain Documents Contained in No. V and VI of 'The History of the United States for the Year 1796' in which the Charge of Speculation Against Alexander Hamilton, Late Secretary of the Treasury, is Fully Refuted. Written By Himself” is more commonly known as "The Reynolds Pamphlet." The lengthy pamphlet, which included letters from James and Maria Reynolds, turned out to be a monumental political miscalculation. Controversy over the documents almost resulted in a duel between Hamilton and future President of the United States James Monroe, while Hamilton’s other enemies gleefully seized on his detailed confession of adultery as a weapon to use against him in the press.

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