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Editor's Note: Each month we feature books and other projects completed by readers of The Kentucky Explorer. These materials are for sale. Please contact the address given with each book or item. (Again, we truly thank all who have sent additions for our Kentucky Explorer library.) Review copies are appreciated.

Watts And Warner:

Ancestors and Descendants of Jessie Lee Watts and Eva Lee Warner, of Winchester, Kentucky, by Larry Abney and Pat Watts, is now available. This 253-page, soft-cover book is indexed and has many photos. There is some Teater family history included, along with the Watts "Coat of Arms." To order, send $20, plus $3 S/H to: Larry Abney, 3993 Lexington Road, Richmond, KY 40475.


Early Kentucky Settlers:

Early Kentucky Settlers contains the records of approximately 225,000 individuals in a unique collection of court, marriage, military, probate, and obituary records. Made up of images of the pages of 12 Kentucky reference works, published by the Genealogical Publishing Company, and accessed by a single electronic index, this CD combines many of the most important books ever published on Kentucky. Among the many valuable reference works included on this CD, you'll find the two most comprehensive collections of marriage records: Kentucky Marriages, 1797-1865; and Kentucky Marriage Records. Also included are two important miscellanies of Kentucky court records, containing wills and abstracts of estates and administrations, as well as a volume devoted solely to wills and inventories. You must have a CD-ROM drive, and in order to read the CDs, you must use either Family Tree Maker Version 3.02 or higher (for Windows or for Power Macintosh), or the Family Archive Viewer Version 3.02 or higher; which is free with the purchase of this CD. Cost of this CD is $29.99. To order, contact: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1001 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21202; call: 800/296-6687; or visit their website at: www.GenealogyBookShop.com


Early West Virginia Settlers:

Early West Virginia Settlers is made up of images of the pages of 14 West Virginia reference works published by the Genealogical Publishing Company, and accessed by a single electronic index. The CD contains the records of approximately 200,000 early West Virginia settlers. The reference works comprise wills, land grants, marriage records, military records, family histories, and local histories. You will find authoritative name lists and service records of West Virginians in the Revolution; an enumeration of the 25,000 residents of the 13 West Virginia counties that were formed before 1800; and several volumes comprising genealogies of the pioneer families of various districts of West Virginia. You must have a CD-ROM drive, and in order to read the CDs, you must use either Family Tree Maker Version 3.02 or higher (for Windows or for Power Macintosh), or the Family Archive Viewer Version 3.02 or higher; which is free with the purchase of this CD. Cost of this CD is $29.99. To order, contact: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1001 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21202; call: 800/296-6687; or visit their website at: www.GenealogyBookShop.com


Korean War Novel:

With the 50th anniversary of the Korean War fast approaching, Call To Duty, a novel written by Korean War veteran and Campbellsburg resident James D. Randall, is now available. This book offers his reminiscences. To the student and researcher, it offers data. To the general reader, this book offers one soldier's gripping story of a deadly conflict America was ill-prepared to fight. Despite static front lines, life holds many dangers for the soldiers in Sergeant William R. Kidd's platoon. Mines, booby traps, artillery, snipers, friendly fire, incompetent officers, and bungled patrols all took their toll. This book contains 185 pages, and costs $19.95. To purchase this book, check your local bookstores; or buy online at: www.amazon.com


History Of Adams County, Ohio:

The Sycamore Chapter is pleased to announce that the History of Adams County, Ohio, 1900, by Evans and Stivers, is now being offered. This book has over 900 pages of historical and biographical sketches; 80 illustrations; includes a copy of the original fold-out map, in color; commissioner's early proceedings, military history, and county affairs; stories of early taverns and inns; description of roads and highways of the period; politic and political parties and the affairs of the 14 townships; additional name index of over 50 pages added by the Sycamore Chapter DAR; and a wealth of genealogical material. Cost of this book is $65, plus $5. Ohio residents add $3.90 sales tax. To order, contact: Sycamore Chapter DAR, c/o Colleen McIntire, 2270 State Route 137, Winchester, OH 45697.


Gate Of Dreams:

The Gate of Dreams: A story of Connie Jacobs, whose courage, love, and faith in God helped her survive some of the stormiest times yet known to man. Cost is $12.95. Connie Jacobs is the mother of the author, Eleanor Jacobs Hilton. To order, contact: Eleanor Jacobs Hilton, 2300 E. Rahn Road, Kettering, OH 45440; or call: 606/447-2054.


Cemetery Books:

The following Perry County Cemetery books are for sale: Cemetery Book 4, $15; and Cemetery Book 5, $15. Kentucky residents add 6% sale tax. All books are indexed. To order, contact: Helen P. Horne, 148 Chester Street, Hazard, KY 41701.


Central Kentucky:

Central Kentucky: Bullitt, Marion, Nelson, Spencer, and Washington Counties, by Dixie Hibbs and Carl Howell, is now available. With over 200 specially selected postcards created between 1900 and 1930, this visual history explores life in five Central Kentucky counties in the early 20th century. Family stories abound, and Main Street scenes depict county court days, trials, and parades; together with the stagecoaches, buggies, and trains of a bygone era. Tourist sites, such as My Old Kentucky Home, Lincoln's Homestead, and Tatham Springs is included; as well as distilleries, hotels, depots, bridges, and a chautauqua. This book contains 128 pages, filled with photos, and costs $22.00. To order, contact: Carl Howell, Jr., P. O. Box 116, Hodgenville, KY 42748.


Life Is Flowing:

This latest book, Streams of Life Gently Flowing, by Hillard Newsome, is a collection of poems and short stories; about nature, family, and spiritual faith. There are over 100 pages of stories and poems, many of a personal nature. All of Mr. Newsome's pieces bring out the grandeur of nature, the beauty of the simple things in life, the importance of living the godly life, and much more. Mr. Newsome is a native of Pike County in Eastern Kentucky. He now resides in Louisville, Kentucky. The cost of this book is $12.95, plus $2.50 S/H. To order, contact: Hillard Newsome, 3520 Fincastle Road, Louisville, KY 40213.