Welcome one and all! Monday, Dec 22 2008 

We are an independent publisher, specializing in genealogy and history. In business since 1970, we have been online since the 1980’s, but this is our first blog. First known as Gregath Company and more recently as The Gregath Publishing Company, we incorporated in 2010. Locally, our print shop is known as Timbercreek Limited. Feel free to poke around, visit the websites listed, and comment. We look forward to growing and expanding our service and support for the next 30 years – and beyond!

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Current Publishing Service Sale Thursday, Jul 2 2015 

10%: Color for black and white

If color book page publishing in quantities of 10 or more, pay black and white prices for 10% of your total. The more you order, the more you save! This applies to any book pages (entire book or specified pages) ordered in color – binding prices remain the same. Examples:

  • Publish 10 books, pay 9 for color and 1 color book black and white cost.
  • Publish 100-109 books, get 10 color books at black and white cost.
  • Publish 210-219 books, get 21 color books for black and white.

To qualify for this special offer, you must do the following:

  • Specifically request this offer with your order/payment mailing.
  • Send your manuscript, mailing information, and payment to arrive at the publisher before August 31, 2015.

July 2015 Magazine – Computer Aid Thursday, Jul 2 2015 

Do you like adopting new bells and whistles for your computer? Have you checked out this database of cool (and helpful) stuff?
http://www.wincustomize.com/

July 2015 Magazine – Genealogy Thursday, Jul 2 2015 

Do you make use of Google Scholar? Try out the database it was inspired by: http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/index;jsessionid=7B3491E8104BB7B80C9236B19C23FCEB

July 2015 Magazine – Marketing Thursday, Jul 2 2015 

Special Postcard Design Note: Be careful in adding your name/address to a postcard design. As both sides of the mailpiece are fully viewable and the only notice of which side is “up” is postage, do not place your name and address in a standard addressing format (3 lines roughly center of card) on either side of the card – unless you want the card returned to you. Because of the nature of mailed cards and automated sorting systems, cards may get “flipped” in the mail stream and returned to you: this acts as a return service, effectively “using” the postage to mail the card to yourself.

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This section is drawn from
http://www.gregathcompany.com/service/cards/postcards.html

July 2015 Magazine – Production Thursday, Jul 2 2015 

Use of variable data printing can further customize or personalize title pages. i. e. “Carolyn’s history of Crowder”, providing space on the page for the owners surnames included in the book or immediate family index listing, etc.

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This section is drawn from
http://www.gregathcompany.com/service/printing.html

July 2015 Magazine – Design Thursday, Jul 2 2015 

QR (Quick Response) codes are Smartphone or tablet (with reader app) readable and may be used to to enrich and/or ease customer/reader interaction and experience. Some QR functionality may be inaccessible if not on an active internet connection. This type of code was envisioned as “open source”, so there are wide varieties of free and nearly free services available online:   Start your search with the term “QR code generator”. Many sites that contain generators provide further free information from usage ideas to history and examples.

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This section is drawn from
http://www.gregathcompany.com/publish/design/qr.html

July 2015 Magazine – Define A-Z Thursday, Jul 2 2015 

Four (4)/Full Color Separation: Each of the colors that make “full color” are separated in preparation to print separately – these layers make up the full color printed item.  A color photograph is reproduced in the print media through this process.

*Galley: A mock up of the books layouts. This layout doesn’t usually have final illustrations, artwork, or photographs. Galleys are rarely included in basic prices.

* term not normally used in our offices

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For other writing, printing, publishing, marketing lingo, check our glossaries at
http://www.gregathcomany.com/info/dictionary and
http://www.gregathcompany.com/info/dictionary/writers.html

Catalog Sale: Robert Riley’s Work Monday, Jun 15 2015 

Orders must be postmarked before August 31, 2015
Copy of sale header must be sent with mailed order (PayPal should request Riley sale order billing billing with this link).

Books by Robert Riley Sale

Interested in CD Edition? Request $10.00 off each CD

History of the Ditto Families, 1700-2000, by Col. Robert Shean Riley (Ret.), 1996, Updated 2011. 688 pages, 6×9″, hardbound book, indexed, ISBN 978-1-936091-07-2. R3808-Regularly $90.00/Sale Price $86.00 IN STOCK | Also available on CD |  More about the book

Our European Origins, A Brief History of the Nations of Europe Written Especially for Genealogists and Family Researchers, by Col. Robert Shean Riley (Ret.), 2011 reprint of second edition. 654 pages, 6×9″, hardbound book, ISBN 978-1-936091-05-4. The aim of this book is to provide a brief, thumbnail history of the various nationalities of Europe, keeping in mind the particular interests of professional and amateur genealogists and family historians.  To appreciate this aim, the reader must realize that today many ethnic nationalities actually transcend current, established “national” borders and that the people they seek are not always to be found in the country which normally suggests their ethnicity.  For example, the Swiss-German and the Austrian are members of the Germanic race, but they are not to be found living in Germany.  Also, the people of Hungarian origin living in Transylvania do not live in Hungary; instead, today, they are citizens of Romania.  Thus, this history is about the many different peoples of Europe despite current borders. R3806-$80.00/Sale Price $63.00 Currently IN STOCK More Information l Also available on CD

Marc Hardoin (Mark Hardin [I]) and Descendents, by Col. Robert S. Riley (Ret.), 2011 revised, 2013 reprint. 1,066 pages, ISBN 978-1-936091-04-1, 6×9″, hardbound book. This book consists of three major parts. The first contains narrative chapters which provide a brief history of the French people, where the Hardouins/Ardouins lived in seventeenth century France, where they lived and to where they migrated: Colonial Virginia, Southwestern Pennsylvania, and Kentucky. The second contains Jack Hardin’s book about early Hardin pioneers who faced danger from Indian attacks and experienced many hardships in settling Kentucky. And, lastly, supporting documentation from France, British Isles, and official court records extracts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky. Also, in Part III contains a series of Family Group Charts by which the Hardins and their descendents may trace lineage back to the Immigrant Ancestor, Marc Hardouin (Mark Hardin [I]). Research for this Hardin book has spanned a period of approximately twenty-five years. R3805-$125.00/Sale Price $120.00 | Also available on CD |  More about the book

History of the O’Ferrall-Shaen Families of Ireland, England and the United States, 1500-2002, by Col. Robert Shean Riley (Ret.), revised edition, 2011. 958 pages, 6×9″, hardbound book, ISBN 978-1-936091-06-5. R3807-$105.00/Sale Price $83.00 Also available on CD |  More about the book

The Colonial RILEY Families of the Tidewater Frontier (1635-1999), by Col. Robert S. Riley (Ret.), 1999, 2011 revised, 2014 reprint. Volume 1 ISBN 978-1-936091-02-7, 6×9″, Hardbound 2 volume set totaling 1,878 pages (Volume 1 – 918, Volume 2 – 960). The earliest known Riley immigrants to the Chesapeake Bay Area were the three brothers – Garrett, Miles, and Thomas – who arrived in Northern Virginia in 1635.  Many of the oldest, surviving Riley Colonial Records and Land Grants of Maryland and Virginia, which are dated in the late 1600s and early 1700s, pertain to these immigrants and their descendents.  Many early Colonial Rileys used Christian names taken from the Bible, such as Samuel, Pharoah, Jeremiah, and Eliphaz.  Moreover, the early Rileys in Colonial America passed down many traditional given names used by the O’Reillys (Anglicised as Reyley or Riley) in Ireland, such as Brian (Briain), Farrell (Ferghail), Hugh (Aodh), John (Seaán), and  Miles (Maolmordha).  And, in Colonial days, many Rileys of the Tidewater Frontier were related and moved in and out of the Colonies now known as Maryland and Virginia.  In addition to the three Rileys mentioned by name above, there were other Riley immigrants who came to Maryland and Virginia in the late 1600s and early 1700s.  In this book, the writer discusses all known individuals of the early generations of eight different Riley lines from the time of arrival of their immigrants to approximately 1850.  By 1850, all of these Riley lines had multiplied so greatly that tracing their descendents to those living today is almost an impossible task.  From 1850 to the present day, the writer discusses only his own branch of Rileys.  Prior to this publication, such a comprehensive analysis of the early Riley families of Colonial Maryland and Virginia did not exist, and the writer believes that this project will be helpful to all persons, who claim descent from an early Riley family of the Tidewater Frontier and are interested in learning their Riley family history. R3802-$200.00/Sale Price $190.00 |  Also available on CD |  More about the book

History of the Shumate Family Kentucky Pioneers, 1475-1992, by Col. Robert S. Riley (Ret.), 1982, revised 2011, reprint 2013. ISBN 978-1-936091-01-0, 6×9″, Hardbound book, 898 pages. This Shumate family history consists of two major parts.  The first is a narrative account of the family in seventeenth century France and their battle to be free of religious persecution; the immigrants–Jean de la Chaumette and his three sons–John, Samuel, and Daniel–who settled in early Stafford County (now Fauquier), Virginia; the first five generations to include the descendents of John [II] and Daniel [I] in Virginia; and Daniel Shumate [V] and his descendents, many of whom living today are widespread throughout the United States.  The second part of this book contains supporting documentation for the narrative account and genealogical lineage charts.  There are twelve appendices which document and clarify the lines of descent contained in part one.  They consist of church and other records of the family in France and England; extracts of primary and secondary records of Virginia and Kentucky to include probate, deed, tax, and marriage documentation; Federal Census extracts; gravestone inscriptions; and lineage charts constructed to trace one’s own particular line of descent.  I want to assure the reader that professional researchers and I, myself, obtained the documentary extracts appearing in these appendices from the Federal Archives, the Virginia and Kentucky State Archives, and various county court files in the United States; from the official national and department (provincial) archives in France; and from well known Huguenot libraries or societies in France and England.  A complete reference has been provided for each of the documentary extracts, indicating where it can be found in the official files of those records depositories. R3804-$110.00 Back in Stock |  Also available on CD |  More about the book

History of the Woolfolk Family Their English Origins and Early Generations in America Volumes I & II, by Col. Robert Shean Riley (Ret.), 2011. 6×9″, 2 volume hardbound book set (V1-826 pages, V2-678 pages), Volume 1 ISBN 978-1-936091-08-9. Volumes not sold separately. R3809-$220.00/Sale Price $131.00 | Also on CD |  More about the book
Orders must be postmarked before August 31, 2015
Copy of sale header must be sent with mailed order (PayPal should request Riley sale order billing billing with this link).
 

Current Publishing Sale – until June 15, 2015 Only Saturday, Jun 6 2015 

Title Set Up Fee Special – $25.00 Value

If publishing in quantity, the flat title set up fee, applied to all orders, doesn’t alter overall costs that much. However with today’s ultra small publishing, it can add up to $25.00 or more per book. With this special, wave the set up fee for projects:

  • Binding in any soft cover, at any quantity.
  • Printing-only projects – unbound book blocks shipped or delivered – in any quantity.
  • Binding at least 25 books in hard cover – color or standard.

Visit current price lists for more information.

To qualify for this special offer, you must do the following:

  • Specifically request this offer with your order/payment mailing.
  • Send your manuscript, mailing information, and payment to arrive at the publisher before June 15, 2015.
  • Include a copy of the “page one” (first page off the printer, the entire printout of this web page is not needed).

June 2015 Magazine – Genealogy & Computer Saturday, Jun 6 2015 

Did you know the Arkansas Genealogical Society has free, proprietary database information in PDF online at http://agsgenealogy.org/databases/default.html?

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