Family History for the Older and Wiser

Author: Susan Fifer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470710517
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Discover your roots with Family History for the Older and Wiser. This extremely easy-to-follow book will guide you through all the different stages of researching your family history online and how to record your findings. Using a case study approach, the book takes a single source item - an 1890 marriage certificate purchased at an antiques event - and uses it to highlight the questions you should be asking yourself about your own family documentation and how this can be used as a basis for online research. Learn how to: Access and investigate online records Use spreadsheets to record your findings and assess their validity and reliability Incorporate your family tree into online programs Share your research with friends and family and much more...

Lara

Author: Bernardine Evaristo
Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Limited
ISBN: 9781852248314
Format: PDF, Docs
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Lara is a powerful semi-autobiographical novel-in-verse based on Bernardine Evaristo's own childhood and family history. The eponymous Lara is a mixed-race girl raised in Woolwich, a white suburb of London, during the 60s and 70s. Her father, Taiwo, is Nigerian, and her mother, Ellen, is white British. They marry in the 1950s, in spite of fierce opposition from Ellen's family, and quickly produce eight children in ten years. Lara is their fourth child and we follow her journey from restricted childhood to conflicted early adulthood, and then from London to Nigeria to Brazil as she seeks to understand herself and her ancestry. The novel travels back over 150 years, seven generations and three continents of Lara's ancestry. It is the story of Irish Catholics leaving generations of rural hardship behind and ascending to a rigid middle class in England; of German immigrants escaping poverty and seeking to build a new life in 19th century London; and of proud Yorubas enslaved in Brazil, free in colonial Nigeria and hopeful in post-war London. Lara explores the lives of those who leave one country in search of a better life elsewhere, but who end up struggling to be accepted even as they lay the foundations for their children and future generations. This is a new edition of Bernardine Evaristo's first novel Lara, rewritten and expanded since its first publication in 1997.

A Wiser Guy

Author: Louis P DiVita
Publisher: Louis P Divita
ISBN: 9780997036312
Format: PDF
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Louis P DiVita is the grandson of Paul Palmeri, the brother of Benedetto Angelo (Buffalo Bill) Palmeri who were founding members of the post Castellammarse War Mafia. A WISER GUY chronicles Louis's sixty plus years of life experiences, encounters, ups and downs. Louis details his torment of following his ancestor's gangster life style or the path to white collar success. His earliest childhood memories of the family's history began at seven years old when he was tutored initially by his grandmother, then his mother, father, uncles, and family friends. Louis outlines his development as an independent hustler constantly trying to escape his legacy and his attempts to earn a legitimate income in the automobile business, oil field equipment sales and the trash and recycling industries, but setbacks and failures continually drew him back to illicit earnings. Louis illustrates how posture, image and associates can send a more powerful message than muscle and guns. Using a series of serious and comical stories of crime and a middle class life, Louis pieces together people, places, situations and encounters spanning the golden age of the mob (1920s to 1980s) to the present.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens Workbook

Author: Sean Covey
Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
ISBN: 1633533999
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This completely updated and redesigned personal workbook companion to the bestselling The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens provides engaging activities, interactives and self-evaluations to help teens understand and apply the power of the 7 Habits. Sean Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens has sold more than 2 million copies and helped countless teens make better decisions and improve their sense of self-worth. Pairing new interactives with modern explanatory graphics, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens workbook reaches today’s teen generation effectively.

The Lessons of History

Author: Will Durant
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439170193
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A concise survey of the culture and civilization of mankind, The Lessons of History is the result of a lifetime of research from Pulitzer Prize–winning historians Will and Ariel Durant. With their accessible compendium of philosophy and social progress, the Durants take us on a journey through history, exploring the possibilities and limitations of humanity over time. Juxtaposing the great lives, ideas, and accomplishments with cycles of war and conquest, the Durants reveal the towering themes of history and give meaning to our own.

Organize Your Genealogy

Author: Drew Smith
Publisher: "F+W Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1440345031
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Get Your Research in Order! Stop struggling to manage all your genealogy facts, files, and data--make a plan of attack to maximize your progress. Organize Your Genealogy will show you how to use tried-and-true methods and the latest tech tools and genealogy software to organize your research plan, workspace, and family-history finds. In this book, you'll learn how to organize your time and resources, including how to set goals and objectives, determine workable research questions, sort paper and digital documents, keep track of physical and online correspondence, prepare for a research trip, and follow a skill-building plan. With this comprehensive guide, you'll make the most of your research time and energy and put yourself on a road to genealogy success. Organize Your Genealogy features: Secrets to developing organized habits that will maximize your research time and progress Hints for setting up the right physical and online workspaces Proven, useful systems for organizing paper and electronic documents Tips for managing genealogy projects and goals The best tools for organizing every aspect of your ancestry research Easy-to-use checklists and worksheets to apply the book's strategies Whether you're a newbie seeking best practices to get started or a seasoned researcher looking for new and better ways of getting organized, this guide will help you manage every facet of your ancestry research.

Cairnaerie

Author: M. K. B. Graham
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781539492504
Format: PDF, Docs
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In this sweeping historical fiction, Cairnaerie unfolds across the landscape of Civil War Virginia and the 1920s eugenics movement that follows... Geneva Snow commits the unforgivable Southern sin. No longer the apple of her father's eye, she is a pariah, defying her society's most sacrosanct rule. To protect her-and hoping for a change of heart-her shattered yet steadfast father hides her at Cairnaerie, his mountain estate. But his iron-willed daughter is unrepentant. After years of solitude, an older and wiser Geneva is finally mellowing, and she is desperate to leave a legacy worthy of the father she loved and lost. To that end, she engages an unwitting young history professor to help her escape Cairnaerie long enough to attend the wedding of her granddaughter-a girl who is dangerously unaware of her lineage. But when a postman's malevolence and a colleague's revenge converge, Geneva's long-kept secret is exposed. For a second time, she faces a calamity of her own making. Only this time, there is no place to hide.

The Spirituality of Age

Author: Robert L. Weber
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1620555131
Format: PDF, Docs
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A compassionate guide for transforming aging into spiritual growth • Engage with 25 key questions guiding you to mine previously untapped veins of inspiration and courage • Find a constructive role for regret and fear and embrace the freedom to become more fully yourself • Draw from both Eastern and Western spiritual traditions and the latest research in psychological and religious theory to cultivate your spiritual potential As we enter the years beyond midlife, our quest for an approach to aging takes on added urgency and becomes even more relevant in our daily lives. Empowering a new generation of seekers to view aging as a spiritual path, authors Robert Weber and Carol Orsborn reveal that it is by engaging with the difficult questions about loss, meaning, and mortality--questions we can no longer put off or ignore--that we continue to grow. In fact, the realization of our full spiritual potential comes about not by avoiding the challenges aging brings our way but by working through them. Addressing head-on how to make the transition from fears about aging into a fuller, richer appreciation of the next phase of our lives, the authors guide you through 25 key questions that can help you embrace the shadow side of aging as well as the spiritual opportunities inherent in growing older. Sharing their stories and wisdom to both teach and demonstrate what it means to feel energized about the possibilities of your later years, they explore how to find a constructive role for regret, shame, and guilt, realize your value to society, and embrace the freedom of your later years to become more fully yourself. Coming from Catholic Jesuit and Jewish backgrounds respectively, as well as drawing from the latest research in psychological and religious theory, Weber and Orsborn provide their own conversational and candid answers to the 25 key questions, supporting their insightful and compassionate guidance with anecdotes, inspirational readings, and spiritual exercises. By engaging deeply with both the shadow and light sides of aging, our spirits not only learn to cope--but also to soar.