Gregath Announces New 2011 Retreat Lecturer and first four back to basics classes Monday, Jan 17 2011 

Gregath Company, Incorporated is pleased to announce the addition of Nancy Calhoun to it’s 2011 Back to Basics Retreat teaching staff. Calhoun, Muskogee Public Library Head of Local History and Genealogy, was a well received addition to the 2009 Retreat on the Lake. She will be addressing two fairly common problems that many researchers generally don’t take the time to specialize in.

In her lecture “Shakin’ Out the Smiths: Researching a Common Surname”, Calhoun will use her own experiences to illustrate basic methods of dealing with this situation. She will also highlight alternate proof sources that are not only of use with common surname difficulties, but various types of other “problem” family members.

While “Runnin’ Down Granny: Researching Female Family Members”, Calhoun will present information on finding these illusive women and even on how to “live with them” and in spite of them. It’s amazing that these skills sometimes get overlooked, as 1/2 of a direct line’s ancestors are female.

In addition to Calhoun’s addition to the teaching roster, two previously announced topics, have further information availalble at this time. Carrie Ann Cook will be presenting basic information on how to make this hobby profitable, beyond furthering your family tree, and the value of proof standards – focusing on the Genealogy Proof Standard and Preponderance of Evidence specifically.

While the retreat is limited to a maximum size of 15, which includes teachers, there is still space  available. For the latest on this retreat, visit it’s mini-site at http://www.gregathcompany.com/workshop/2011, or email Gregath at any time.

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New Catalog Sale Monday, Jan 10 2011 

 New Catalog Sale has been posted. Hurry to postmark before February 15, 2011.

Catalog: New books in December Wednesday, Jan 5 2011 

Some of our new December 2010 history & genealogy catalog listings below. Visit catalog additions for more information and general history, children, and scrapbook resources: 
Family Maps of Clark County, Missouri, Deluxe Edition, By Gregory A. Boyd. ADAR456-$36.00

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  To be published: reserve yours now

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, 8.5×11″, CD-PDF. ER3807-$100.00

Bronaugh The Town, the Man and his Friends The early history of the town of Bronaugh, Missouri and the man it was named for, by Lyndon N. Irwin, PhD, 2010. 302 pages, 8.5×11″, hardbound book, ISBN 978-1-936091-00-3. AD2392-$40.00

Our European Origins, by Col. Robert Shean Riley (Ret.), 2011 reprint of second edition. R3806-$80.00  (To be published: reserve yours now)

Our European Origins, by Col. Robert Shean Riley (Ret.), 2011 reprint of second edition. 652 pages, 8.5×11″, CD-PDF. ER3806-$80.00

Vernon County, Missouri, Volume 4, by Kenneth E. Weant, 2010. AD2391-$28.00

Civil War Records Missouri Enrolled Militia Infantry – Volume 11, by Kenneth E. Weant, 2010. AD2390-$28.00

Marc Hardoin (Mark Hardin [I]) and Descendents, by Col. Robert Shean Riley (Ret.), 2011. 1066 pages, 6×9″, hardbound book. R3805-$120.00  (To be published: reserve yours now)

Marc Hardoin (Mark Hardin [I]) and Descendents, by Col. Robert Shean Riley (Ret.), 2011. 1066 pages, 8.5×11″, CD-PDF. ER3805-$100.00

Family Maps of Norman County, Minnesota Deluxe Edition, by Gregory A. Boyd. 264 pages, 8.5×11″, spiral softbound book. ADAR450-$38.00

Family Maps of Washington County, Minnesota  Deluxe Edition, by Gregory A. Boyd. ADAR451-$36.00

Civil War Records Missouri Enrolled Militia Infantry – Volume 10, by Kenneth E. Weant, 2010. AD2389-$28.00

Civil War Records Missouri Enrolled Militia Infantry – Volume 9, by Kenneth E. Weant, 2010. AD2388-$28.00

All orders are subject to standard shipping and handling: $11.00 for first title/item and $2.00 each additional. Orders of “G” or “R” books sent Priority USPS unless otherwise noted or requested. “AD” orders not guaranteed a carrier or class. Local pick ups are always free of s&h, by arrangement. 

We do accept purchase orders from libraries.  Libraries may request media mail/lower shipping. All book orders, except library purchase orders, must be pre-paid.

Gregath E-Zine V10#1: Define Wednesday, Jan 5 2011 

Drop Ship (marketing): Within 48 hours of receiving an order, it is forwarded to the author/publisher. The author/publisher maintains all book inventory and controls shipment. After the author/publisher receives the order, they fill/ship it within 10 days. Due to the many authors/publisher and different shipping methods Gregath does not guarantee a specific carrier or class.  If the author has failed to inform Gregath as to an out of print status, a full refund is issued for the unavailable book.

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Run across a word that you don’t understand?  Try us – email us your word, term or phrase and we will see if we can shed some light on the matter!

Gregath E-Zine V10#1: Book Production Wednesday, Jan 5 2011 

Hardcover: Color side sewn

(generally under 250 pages)
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Is your book a handy size? One that has the reader in mind, and thus, is not several hundred pages long? This binding option combines Library Binding Institute recognized durability as a lower cost alternative to ALA Oversewing in books that don’t “have a weight problem”. Books with a spine up to 3/8″ don’t always need an Oversewn spine to last generations. A book of this size can have up to approximately 250 pages, depending on the thickness of paper utilized. The small weight of the book means that only readers will cause wear. The book itself will not be damaged during storage, as long as basic cautions are used – such as a flat, relatively dry surface.

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Gregath E-Zine V10#1: Marketing Wednesday, Jan 5 2011 

Don’t discount “hand selling” books through online services. Do you eBay, or use other auction sites? Don’t want to “risk” listing fees? Monitor sites you use for specials. Have sales information ready for those “free” times to take advantage. Even if a copy doesn’t sale ASAP, it may get further out into the traffic stream and you may pick up sales down the road.

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Gregath E-Zine V10#1: Computer Aid Wednesday, Jan 5 2011 

Most computers are online now. Have you taken advantage of your software’s free online services? Examples include PowerPoint slide deck templates; special “document” templates such a calendars, invoices, etc.; fonts and clipart. Copyrights may apply, so if you are producing anything for profit, be aware of limitations.