It is amazing to me how the
world has shrunk! We have access to information from everywhere… easily.
For example, if you have family from Maryculter, Kincardineshire – there
is a nifty little CD with The Church of Scotland Parish Records from 1696
– 1855 transcribed and indexed by N. D. Nicol. The CD is only £9 plus
postage which is £1.43 in North America.
If you’d like to get more information or
order the CD, please contact the Aberdeen & North East Scotland Family
History Society, 164 King Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5BD Scotland, United
Kingdom. You may email
If your family name is Causey – or if it
is not – you will enjoy Causey (1853-1946) George Alexander and his
family at Causeyport Farm, Portlethen by Alan Jamieson.
This is the story of a family and of a
community. It’s fascinating as it so closely mirrors farm life in the
earlier part of the 1900s in America. There’s even a layout of the farm
showing the stables and all of the outbuildings…and it much resembles the
layout of Mel’s homeplace where he grew up.
You may order this book also from the
address above. It is £6 plus £2.69 postage to North America.
Harmony and Balance in All Our Relations will be found in
Medicine of the Cherokee – The Way of Right Relationship by J. T.
Garrett and Michael Garrett.
You’ll discover the holistic experience of
human life from the elder teachers of Cherokee Medicine. With stories of
the Four Directions and the Universal Circle, these once-secret teachings
offer us wisdom on circle gatherings, natural herbs and healing and other
ways to reduce stress in our daily lives.
M.T. Garrett, Ed. D., and his son, Michael
Garrett, Ph.D., are members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee from North
Carolina. As students and teachers of Indian Medicine, they draw on the
ancient wisdom teachings of their Medicine Elders on the Cherokee
Reservation in the Great Smoky Mountains. The Garretts have developed
ways to present the “old teachings” to effectively guide people today to
appreciate and understand living the “Medicine Way.”
We have a copy of this interesting book at
the library in Moultrie or you may order from The American Cherokee
Confederacy, Inc., National Tribal Office, 619 Pine Cone Road, Albany, GA
31705. The book is $15.00 plus $2.96 postage.
Germans of Louisiana by Ellen C. Merrill is a fascinating book to
Germans formed the largest foreign-speaking
ethnic group of nineteenth-century Louisiana, larger than all the others
combined. During the antebellum period, an estimated 12 percent of the
New Orleans population was German, making the city the largest German
colony below the Mason-Dixon line. Other significant settlements were
established in north Louisianan near Minden and in the Louisiana prairie
near Rayne. Today, descendants of these immigrants make up over a fourth
of the population.
This book examines the state’s German
buildings, towns, monuments, prominent individuals and more. This first
comprehensive study of the German history and heritage of Louisiana
provides information on the historical background of the colonial era, as
well as immigration and settlement patterns of the nineteenth century.
Also included are details of typical trades and businesses founded, owned
or dominated by German immigrants, a history of church and synagogues in
the New Orleans area and facts about German social and civic life.
Ellen C. Merrill received grants from both
the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and the National Park Service
to research this book.
If you’d like to order a copy, contact
Pelican Publishing, 1000 Burmaster Street, Gretna, LA 70053. Call
1-800-843-1724. Visit Pelican on the Internet at