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

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Books by Robert Riley Sale

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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
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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.

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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.
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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?

June 2015 Magazine – Marketing Saturday, Jun 6 2015 

When producing press releases, here are more suggestions:

  • Don’t hesitate to include a headline  (1 line – the essence about your topic and not include author’s name)
  • 2-3 line summary of topic early in the piece
  • Consider formatting with “talking points”.

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June 2015 Magazine – Production Saturday, Jun 6 2015 

Logic dictates that books with a paper (soft) cover, will not last as long as books with a hard cover.

June 2015 Magazine – Design Saturday, Jun 6 2015 

Will you make an electronic edition available as well as printed books? Consider your formats in each to decide if one manuscript can be used without modification or by adding functionality to the electronic edition. Sometimes dual manuscripts for dual format editions are best.

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June 2015 Magazine – Define Saturday, Jun 6 2015 

Footband/Headband (also header/footer or head/tail in binding): A strip of embroidered cloth at the end (top/bottom) of the spine, extending beyond the book block. Optional ALA element included in Gregath deluxe binding.

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