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Whether you're just getting started in genealogy or you're a research veteran, The Family Tree Sourcebook provides you with the information you need to trace your roots across the United States, including: *Research summaries, tips and techniques, with maps for every U.S. state; *Detailed county-level data, essential for unlocking the wealth of records hidden in the county courthouse; *Websites and contact information for libraries, archives, and genealogical and historical societies; *Bibliographies for each state to help you further your research. You'll love having this trove of information to guide you to the family history treasures in state and county repositories. It's all at your fingertips in an easy-to-use format-and it's from the trusted experts at Family Tree Magazine!
Jonathan Yardley called A Family Trust "his longest, his most ambitious and his best... a book with serious purposes that manages to entertain at the same time...rich in carefully observed details, in quick, sharp perceptions that reveal more than one at first understands...a fine, satisfying, rewarding book, the work of a mature and accomplished novelist," upon the book's initial publication in 1978. The passing of Amos Rising, town elder and editor of The Dement Intelligencer, leaves the Rising family without a patriarch and the town with a hole in its center. The ambitions and talents of the Risings, the changing face of the town and the life of the spirited, intelligent, and attractive Dana Rising fill the pages of this extraordinary novel. Ward Just's A Family Trust is about the public face and private souls of America's Heartland in the same way his other novels are about Germany, Vietnam, or Washington D.C. The time has come to bring A Family Trust back into print.
Demystify family trust planning with this easy-to-read guideFamily trusts can be quite complex and difficult to set up correctly, and many people don't realise just how beneficial a trust can be. Even for families of average income, trusts deserve a second look. Family Trusts: A Plain English Guide for Australian Families of Average Means, 5th Edition is a comprehensive guide to the advantages and disadvantages, investment nuances, taxation regulations, and social security rules surrounding trusts. This book, by author Nick Renton, and newly updated by Rod Caldwell, provides the information you need to make an informed decision and ask the right questions of your financial and legal advisors.The book details all aspects of both setting up and running a family trust, including discretionary versus unitised trusts, trust deeds, and the roles and responsibilities of settlors and trustees. You'll learn how trusts can be used to benefit philanthropic foundations, and how to manage a trust intended for the financial care of a child with an intellectual disability. This Fifth Edition has been fully updated for the 2014 - 2015 tax year, and amended to parallel the May 2014 budget. The new material details topics like:Rates and trustee qualifications Hybrid trusts and non-resident beneficiariesBorrowing by trustees, and trustee meeting minutesProtecting assets against creditors, bankruptcy, and divorceThe book also includes real-life case studies that provide examples of proper handling and help illustrate important concepts. Additionally, alternatives are discussed for situations where a family trust may not be the best structure to use. If you're an average person wishing to ensure your family's financial well-being, Family Trusts: A Plain English Guide for Australian Families of Average means, 5th Edition is the most complete guide on the market.
A beautifully written memoir of the author's fight to legally co-parent her lesbian lover's child--an inspiring story of love, liberation, and family values. Set against the background of the San Francisco lesbian-gay civil rights struggle, Burke's uplifting portrait of her nontraditional family will deeply touch readers.
Personal essays by Meg Bortin * Sarah Cameron * Dan Chaon * Dominic Collier * Bernard Cornwell * Robert Dessaix * Matthew Engel * Paula Fox * A. M. Homes * Tama Janowitz * Lynn Lauber * Carol Lefevre * Daniel Menaker * Priscilla T. Nagle * Sandra Newman * Mirabel Osler * Emily Prager * Jonathan Rendall * Martin Rowson * Abigail Rubin * Lise Saffran * Lindsay Sagnette * Hannah wa Muigai * Jeanette Winterson * Mark Wormald. Adoption, until recently a hidden subject, has become an open field of psychological study, policy debate, and ethical interest. Family Wanted is an honest, heartwarming, and heartbreaking collection featuring important authors personally involved in all sides of adoption. Here are more than twenty pieces, many published for the first time. Among the contributors are Paula Fox, an adoptee herself, who meets the daughter she didn't raise and finds she is "the first woman related to me I could speak to freely"; Bernard Cornwell, adopted by a now-defunct religious cult, who responds by converting to "atheism and frivolity"; African author Hannah wa Muigai, who recounts being impregnated as a teenager by an older lover--whom she then found in bed with another man; Tama Janowitz, who to her comical shock learns to love the "hyperactive sweating lunatic" she adopted in China; and Daniel Menaker, who as an adoptive father becomes less concerned with the cause-and-effect of heredity and more content with "the lottery that to a large extent is everyone's life." "Gripping ... [Family Wanted] pulls the reader through [a] variety of emotions. ... Some families work, others don't. This anthology does." -The Guardian (London).
9 MONTHS LATER A pregnant woman without a husband A family without a father And a mysterious stranger who wants to be both... She's the pregnant mother of two children. She's also a recent widow, still mourning the death of her husband, who died before she even knew about the pregnancy. And she's trying to manage a failing resort in Nevada. Despite all this, Wendy Sloan is coping...sort of. When a handsome stranger named Josh Walker appears one day, looking for a job, Wendy figures he's too good to be true. Reluctantly, she lets him stay. In no time, her kids are crazy about him and he's fixing up the place, just as he promised. And Wendy...Wendy's attracted to him. Very attracted. She doesn't want to be, but she is. As it turns out, both of her contradictory reactions to Josh are right. No, he's not what he seems to be, not exactly. And yes, he's a man worth loving. A man who can bring wholeness and happiness back into her family's life. A man who wants to be a father to her children...all three of them.
[From the back cover:] "Molly Murphy--now Molly Sullivan--is a year into marriage and restless in the enforced idleness of pregnancy and the heat of a New York summer in 1905. So when she receives a letter asking her to locate a missing Irish serving maid, Molly figures it couldn't hurt to ask around, despite promising Daniel she'd give up her career as a detective. The same day, Molly learns that five babies have recently been kidnapped. Refusing to let Molly help with the kidnapping investigation, Daniel sends her away to spend the summer with his mother. But even in the quiet, leafy suburbs, Molly's own pending motherhood makes her unable to ignore these missing children. What she uncovers will lead her on a terrifying journey through all levels of society, putting her life--and that of her baby--in danger." Catch up on all of the investigations of a feisty Irish immigrant in early twentieth century New York City. The historic atmosphere is diverse and accurate and though Molly enjoys her independence and is out to prove women are capable of running a business, she has a soft spot for Daniel, a police captain who loves her, but for some time, not reliably. Look for #0.5 The Amersham Rubies, #1 Murphy's Law, #2 Death of Riley, #3 For the Love of Mike, #4 In Like Flynn, #5 Oh Danny Boy, #6 In Dublin's Fair City, #7 Tell Me Pretty Maiden, #8 In A Gilded Cage, #9 The Last Illusion, #10 Bless the Bride, #11 Hush Now, Don't You Cry, with #13 City of Darkness and Light on the way.
What was a marriage of convenience? Little Wendy Sanders needed a new mommy, and her hunky single dad, Kenny, could sure use a wife. So why not Wendy's 'Aunt' Patsy Morgan, who gave good girl talk and dressed real cool? After all, Patsy was Kenny's best buddy--practically family already. Hurray! Kenny proposed. And Patsy devoted herself to motherhood. But Wendy was confused. Shouldn't mommies and daddies share a bed? And shouldn't they kiss each other all the time? Wendy hoped her mommy and daddy would hurry up and learn what even a kid could see: theat they were made for each other and madly in love!
The Family Wellness Guide is a soothing mix of history, basic information, and practical suggestions for keeping your whole family well. It covers such areas as herbs, flower remedies, homeopathy, and aromatherapy, and includes a a definitive Guide to Common Ailments. The author also provides her "Top Twelve" recommendations, such as "Mother Earth's Top Twelve Healing Herbs".This comprehensive book is unique in its additional focus on children, and not only discusses childhood ailments in each chapter, but also provides games and stories for children throughout the text. Specific chapters on bathtime and bedtime rituals will create a sense of well-being for the entire family."...correlates the health connection between humans & mother nature...with chapters on herbs, homeopathy, flower essences, and aromatherapy."
Bride's Bay Surgery miniseries Juggling medicine with motherhood leaves little time for romance. But for three single mums Bride's Bay has a magic that lives up to its name. A nomadic lifestyle and short-term flings have served Tom Bradbury well. His aristocratic family, famed for its failed marriages, keeps Tom devotedly single. Until his latest stint as locum GP at Bride's Bay Surgery, where new colleague Hannah Morris and her adorable baby boy make Tom question everything. . . and think twice about leaving so soon. . .
Expert advice on all aspects of military lifeA Family's Guide to the Military For Dummies is for the millions of military dependents, family members, and friends who are looking for straightforward guidance to take advantage of the benefits and overcome the challenges unique to life in the military. This comprehensive guide covers such key topics as introducing military life to readers new to the armed forces, financial planning, relocation, deployment, raising kids alone while a partner is away, and taking advantage of the available benefits. It offers tips and advice for dealing with emotions that surround events like deployments, deciphering the acronyms used in daily military life, forming support groups, keeping track of a loved one's whereabouts, and surviving on a military base in a foreign country.
In the year 1592, Sir Robert Carey, a handsome courtier, comes north to Carlisle to take up his new post as Deputy Warden of the West March. He has wangled his appointment to be nearer his true love, a married woman, and farther from the gimlet eyes of his creditors and the disapproving eye of his father (the Queen's cousin--possibly her half-brother). And of course, he can use the money.... Sir Robert is quick to realize he won't see a profit from the perks if he fails to keep the peace. Alas, he is quickly challenged by the murder of a local lad, the possible betrayal of a disappointed rival, the ire of the lady's husband, and the question of the horses--the hundreds of horses being stolen from all over the neighborhood. It's hard to say whether the greater danger lies without the city walls amidst the scheming Scots--or within, amidst the unruly English garrison. Rich in atmosphere and packed with vivid real and fictional characters, few novels are as well imagined or as much fun as this romp through roguish courtiers, rival gangs, rustling, treason, and high ambition.
During the twentieth century, 80 percent of all famine victims worldwide died in China and the Soviet Union. In this rigorous and thoughtful study, Felix Wemheuer analyzes the historical and political roots of these socialist-era famines, in which overambitious industrial programs endorsed by Stalin and Mao Zedong created greater disasters than those suffered under prerevolutionary regimes. Focusing on famine as a political tool, Wemheuer systematically exposes how conflicts about food among peasants, urban populations, and the socialist state resulted in the starvation death of millions. A major contribution to Chinese and Soviet history, this provocative analysis examines the long-term effects of the great famines on the relationship between the state and its citizens and argues that the lessons governments learned from the catastrophes enabled them to overcome famine in their later decades of rule.
Between 1846 and 1851, more than one million people--the potato famine emigrants--sailed from Ireland to America. Now, 150 years later, The Famine Ships tells of the courage and determination of those who crossed the Atlantic in leaky, overcrowded sailing ships and made new lives for themselves, among them the child Henry Ford and the twenty-six-year-old Patrick Kennedy, great-grandfather of John F. Kennedy. Edward Laxton conducted five years of research in Ireland and interviewed the emigrants' descents in the U.S. Portraits of people, ships, and towns, as well as facsimile passenger lists and tickets, are among the fascinating memorabilia in The Famine Ships.
The story of Azaro, a spirit child who is born only to live for a short while before returning to the idyllic world of his spirit companions. A Booker prize winner.
All Jamie Gordon wants to do is to take pictures of celebrities...and maybe to become famous herself. She's only fourteen, but already her work is sought after by fanzines and websites, and she's invited to all the best parties. And now she has the chance of a lifetime: She has been invited to spend a week with Willow Twine, taking pictures of the teen superstar's new chaste life. But when Jamie gets her hands on some sensational shots of Willow, she's suddenly in over her head. The pictures could make her career--and destroy Willow's. It seems like everyone's eager to get their hands on the photos, and Jamie has to decide what she really wants...and what she's willing to pay to get it.
The imagery of poetry has been marked at times by a vital tension between basic convention and the unexpected. The polar relation between them began to produce radically new effects during the nineteenth century in France, with the precursors of surrealism and the ironies of the poems of Tristan Corbière, and then in the twentieth century with the beginning of the age of modernism.
The explosive finale in T. Jefferson Parker's New York Times bestselling Charlie Hood series, which will bring together the destinies of three men caught between light and darkness. Los Angeles County sheriff 's deputy Charlie Hood is attached to the ATF, working undercover on the illegal arms trade that flows across the U.S.-Mexican border. The sparkle of the diamond fillings he wears in his left canine distracts his task force targets and is often the first step toward a long stay behind bars. Meanwhile, Bradley Jones--sheriff 's deputy, employee of the Baja Cartel, and son of the love of Charlie's life, the deceased L.A. outlaw Suzanne Jones--is expecting a son of his own. Suzanne was descended from famed Mexican desperado Joaquin Murrieta, whose embalmed head Bradley inherited from her and keeps nestled among piles of cash, proceeds from Bradley's own life of crime. Charlie knows Bradley's secrets, all of them; the question is what he'll do with the information. But he still has to contend with the devilish Mike Finnegan, who flits in and out of the lives of his friends, knowing things he shouldn't, seemingly immortal, delighting in the havoc he wreaks. All three men are about to meet. But all will not survive.....
Los Angeles Times Summer Books Preview selectionZoe Report Best Summer Beach Read"Famous Baby is inventive, hysterical, and touching. Karen Rizzo wraps a timeless drama about the love between mothers and daughters in a fresh, snappy package for the social media age." -CHRISTINA SCHWARZ, author of The Edge of the Earth and Drowning Ruth, an Oprah's Book Club SelectionBefore there were Real Housewives and Tiger Moms, the was Ruth Sternberg, the hugely popular First Mother of Mommy Blogging-or, as Ruth's daughter, Abbie prefers to call her, the First Lady of Cyber Exploitation.Eighteen year-old Abbie has finally found her way out of the limelight, by moving a solid five hundred miles away from Ruth and her "maternal instincts." But when she hears that her ailing, beloved grandmother is moving in with Ruth, she suspects that her mother has found a new blog subject to exploit. Abbie kidnaps Grandma to save her from the same fate, and thus begins an uproarious battle of wills. Famous Baby wisely and hilariously explores mother love, identity, and the hazards of parental over-sharing in the social media age.Karen Rizzo, who lives with her actor husband and two children in Los Angeles, California, is the author of Things to Bring, S#!T to Do... and Other Inventories of Anxiety, a memoir centered around her penchant for lists. Her writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Salon, Living Fit, and women's humor anthologies, and her plays have been staged at several theatres. Famous Baby is her first novel.
¡Yo quiero! The heartwarming true story of the camera-ready Chihuahua who became a pint-sized superstar. Her name was Gidget. To the world, she was the Taco Bell dog. This is the extraordinary story of an irresistible pup's life, and that of her devoted trainer, Sue Chipperton. It is not only the story of an adorable television star, but also that of Sue's successful training techniques, and her fascinating stories of working with both human and animal stars, like Mooni, Gidget's Chihuahua roommate and the eventual star of Legally Blonde. Sue shares her delightful tales, investing humor, warmth, and rare insight into one of the freshest and most fun Hollywood success stories ever told. .
The very first Famous Five adventure, featuring Julian, Dick, Anne, not forgetting tomboy George and her beloved dog, Timmy! There's a shipwreck off Kirrin Island! But where is the treasure? The Famous Five are on the trail - looking for clues - but they're not alone! Someone else has got the same idea. Time is running out for the Famous Five, who will follow the clues and get to the treasure first? These classic editions feature Enid Blyton's unchanged text and Eileen A. Soper's original illustrations.
The first in a fresh new M!X series about girls involved in the cutthroat world of modeling and acting! Brittany Rush has been appearing in commercials and print ads since her backside was the official derriere of Simply Dry Diapers. The queen of callbacks, she is distraught when her family moves to Hong Kong for a year, forcing her to be an anonymous kid in a foreign country. When she (finally!) returns stateside, she's eager to resume her steady diet of go-sees, auditions, callbacks, and bookings in NYC. But to her shock, Brittany realizes that in the year that she was gone, she lost her title as the unconquerable cute kid: Now she's just one of the many pretty girls waiting her turn. Will Brittany be able to steal back her spotlight? Or will she discover there's more to life than being a commercial success? spotlight to start shining on her again but instead she finds that, in the year that she has been gone, she has changed from being the cute kid to watch out for to just one of the many pretty girls waiting her turn. Will Brittany be able to steal back her spotlight? Or will she discover there's more to life than being a commercial success?
Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly. . . . Each of these women had an influential take on the most classic wardrobe staple of all: the Little Black Dress. In this chic sewing book, patternmaker Dolin Bliss O'Shea pulls inspiration from famous LBDs throughout history--including Mary Quant's mod mini, a classic wrap dress worn by Liza Minelli, Princess Diana's smart A-line, and more--and offers patterns for reinterpreted versions that are perfectly stylish. Including 10 full dress patterns with sewing variations to make 20 garments in all, a primer on sewing techniques, vintage photographs of style icons, and full-color shots of the finished pieces, this book has everything fashionistas need to bring timeless style right into their closets.
Beloved New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh spins two classic stories of Regency England--splendid novels of mistaken identity and unmistakable passion, where marriage is only the beginning of true love. THE FAMOUS HEROINECora Downes has beauty, spirit, and money, but no breeding. Yet when she gains renown for a daring rescue, she finds herself thrust into high society. Innocent and adrift in a world of beautiful banquets, bejeweled gowns, and snobbish standards, Cora is quickly compromised into a marriage--to a frivolous lord whose interests seem to lie elsewhere. But could piercingly blue-eyed and well-mannered Francis Kneller turn out to be the most unexpected love of her life? THE PLUMED BONNETAlistair Munro, the Duke of Bridgwater, is looking for love outside the bounds of polite society. And that's what he expects to receive when he rescues a seemingly disreputable girl in a colorful bonnet off the side of the road. Yet Stephanie Gray, a former governess, has recently come into money and is eager for a proper match with a well-born man. Sure that he's sullied her name, Alistair offers marriage to make amends. And in this unlikely union, Stephanie and Alistair make a welcome discovery--that sometimes it's possible to marry first, then fall in love.From the Paperback edition.
Authors through separate chapters have made interesting stories of famous Roman people's life like - Romulus, Horatius, Julius Cesar, Constantine etc - and presented in a simple style.
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