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Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society

MEMBERS' PUBLICATIONS

This is a list of publications by members of the Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society. Entries in this list were made voluntarily by the authors, to help publicize their research interests, and to inform other members that they have experience in the publishing process. L-AGS encourages its members to publish their research results. It also encourages more experienced members to help others who want to publish.

Appearance of a publication on this list does not necessarily imply that the author agrees to share the contents of the work with the public, or with other members. Some of the items in the list are strictly private within a family. All are self-contained reports of research, some large in extent, some small, performed by the authors.

Our list is restricted to publications in print. It does not include work that exists only on the Internet or only on digital media, but of course, many authors use all three forms.

The value of personal publication by genealogists is discussed in two stories that have appeared in the L-AGS quarterly, The Roots Tracer:

How to Make a Grown Man Cry, by Arleen Wood

and

Are You Hiding Your Light Under a Bushel?, by George Anderson

New additions to this list from L-AGS members will be welcome at any time.


To contact any of the authors, send an e-mail addressed to postmaster@L-AGS.org, with Subject line "Attention: [author's name]"


Publications by Enoch Haga

Write and Publish Your Family History on Your PC
by Enoch J. Haga. Folsom, CA : Enoch Haga PUBLISHER, 2007. 136 p. : ill., color and b&w; 21.5 cm., heavily illustrated, ISBN 978-1-885794-26-0 Listed on Amazon.
Keywords: writing family history -- researching family history -- publishing family history -- how to use photos, illustrations, anecdotes, and stories
Written to show you how, in words and by example, to write, illustrate, and publish your own family history -- the book is itself a model. This is an updated edition to be added to L-AGS Genealogy Library to replace previous edition at 929.2 HAGA.

The 2000-year history of the Haga-Helgøy and Krick-Keller families : ancestors and descendants
by Enoch Haga. Livermore, Calif. : E. Haga, 1994. xviii, 296 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm. Includes bibliographical references. ISBN 1-885794-00-2, LCCN 94-72562
This book is being revised and enlarged (Krick-Keller will be a separate book as well). The Haga-Helgøy book is about the families originating in and around Stavanger, Norway. The Krick-Keller book is about the families originating in and around Kaiserslautern and Miesau, Rheinland Pfalz, Germany. I am grateful for the help from Henrik O. Lunde. L-AGS Genealogy Library R 929.2 HAGA


Publications by Arleen Wood

John O. Wood Ancestors and Descendants
Compiled by Arleen Wood, Livermore, CA; self-published 2007. Approximately 218 pages: charts, photographs, family history, indexed.
The family history of John O. Wold/Wood who emigrated from Sogndal, Norway to Mower County, Minnesota in 1865, his ancestors and descendants. Family names include Wood, Wold, Kvamme, Amble, Hofland. Not for sale. Family distribution only.

Alice Englund Ancestors and Descendants
Compiled by Arleen Wood,, Livermore, CA; self-published 2006. Approximately 159 pages: contains charts, photographs, family history, indexed.
The family history of Alice Englund. Her father, Peter Englund emigrated from Tving, Blekinge, Sweden in 1868. Her mother, Kerstin Olofsdotter Stadig, from Brattland, Åre, Jamtland, Sweden emigrated in 1870. They lived in Brown County, Minnesota. Not for sale. Family distribution only.

Sogaard Farm by the Sea
Compiled by Arleen Wood, Livermore, CA; self-published 2002. Charts, photographs, history. Approximately 136 pages, indexed.
The book focuses on the family, descendants and ancestors of Laurs Sonderborg Sogaard, born 1869 in Ris Mark, Ovsted, Skanderborg, Denmark. Laurs emigrated to America in 1891 and settled in Redwood County, Minnesota and later lived in Junction City, Oregon. Not for sale. Family distribution only.

Growing Up in Sundown
Compiled by Arleen Wood, Livermore, CA; self-published 2001. 106 pages; contains photographs, charts.
One hundred years of family history of the three generations of the Sogaard family who lived on the same farm in Sundown Township, Redwood County, in southern Minnesota. Photographs, charts, personal stories. Not for sale. Family distribution only.


Publications by Anne M. Homan

The Morning Side of Mount Diablo
by Anne M. Homan, published by Hardscratch Press, Walnut Creek, 2001. ISBN 0-9678989-2-7. Library of Congress Control # 2001131402. 254 pages, illus. Available at the Livermore Heritage Guild Store.
A history of Morgan Territory Road that includes stories of people who settled along the scenic byway. The book has extensive endnotes, a comprehensive bibliography, and a general index as well as an index of family names.

Historic Livermore, California: A-Z
by Anne M. Homan, published by Hardscratch Press, Walnut Creek, 2007. ISBN 978-0-9678989-7-1. Library of Congress Control # 2006937697. 584 pages, illus. Available at the Livermore Heritage Guild Store.
A comprehensive history of the city of Livermore from Native American occupation to the present day. The book has extensive endnotes, a comprehensive bibliography and a 30-page general index.

Vasco's Livermore, 1910
by Anne M. Homan and Richard W. Finn. Published by Hardscratch Press, Walnut Creek, 2010. ISBN 978-0-9789979-7-7. 181 pages, illus. Available at the Livermore Heritage Guild Store.
A history of 43 caricatures drawn in the old Hub saloon in 1910 by Australian artist Vasco Loureiro. The book has endnotes, a bibliography, and a 14-page general index.


Publications by Richard Finn

The Anders and Juliane Henningsen Family History
by Richard W. Finn, Irene Martinson Arnold, Grace Martinson Finn: Livermore, CA; self published, 1997. approx.160 p., charts, photographs
The family history of Anders Henningsen (born 1844 in Gadbjerg, Vejle, Denmark) and Juliane Nielsen (born 1850 in Hohen, Vejle, Denmark) taken from an old scrapbook owned by Irene Martinson Arnold with new information and outline descendant charts added, charts indexed.

The Hans and Christina Martinson Family History
by Richard W. Finn, Irene Martinson Arnold, Grace Martinson Finn: Livermore, CA; self published, 1997. approx.187 p:, charts, photographs
The family history of Hans N. Mortensen/Martinson (born 1841 in Hogen, Vejle, Denmark) and Anna Christinia Lauritzen/Laurensen (born 1841 in Hohen, Vejle, Denmark) taken from an old scrapbook owned by Irene Martinson Arnold with new information and outline descendant charts added, charts indexed.

Finn Descendants of the Finn Families of County Kent, England
by Richard W. Finn: Livermore, CA; self published, 2001. 146 p:, charts
This book contains outline descendant charts for all of the many known lines of the Finn family in County Kent, England, fully indexed.

Kitchingham Descendants of the Kitchingham families of Sussex and Kent Counties, England
by Richard W. Finn: Livermore, CA, self published, 2001. 122 p., charts
This book contains outline descendant charts for the four known lines of Kitchingham families in County Kent and County Sussex, England, fully indexed.

Finn Family of County Kent
by Richard W. Finn: Livermore, CA, self published, 2001. approx. 140 p., charts, large number of photographs
The history and descendants of James Finn (born 1821 in Shottenden nr. Canterbury, County Kent, England) and Elizabeth Woodward (born 1820 in Acol nr. Birchington), County Kent, England) (including the 1902 Jane Finn Miller diary as they sailed from England to America and traveled across the country to Lake County, CA) and outline descendant charts for the family and descendants of James and Elizabeth (Woodward) Finn of County Kent, England as they have migrated all over the world, charts indexed.

The Family Lyster
by Richard W. Finn, Jon Bryan, Jane Southwick: project of the Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society self published, 2002.112 p., ill, charts
The family history of one of the earliest Irish families in the Livermore-Amador Valley and their descendants, charts indexed.

Vasco's Livermore, 1910
by Anne M. Homan and Richard W. Finn. Published by Hardscratch Press, Walnut Creek, 2010. ISBN 978-0-9789979-7-7. 181 pages, illus. Available at the Livermore Heritage Guild Store.
A history of 43 caricatures drawn in the old Hub saloon in 1910 by Australian artist Vasco Loureiro. The book has endnotes, a bibliography, and a 14-page general index.


Publications by Charles J. and Jeanne Michels

The Genealogy of the Michels-Foerster and Iammarino-DePaul Families, with related lines of Klorer, Paulus, Elkas, Schmitt, Jacklin, Genaro, Zangrandi, Ternes, Hiesfeld, Ritzenhoven, Mancine, and Coppolone.
By Charles J. and Jeanne Michels: Livermore, CA , self published, 1993, 188p., charts, photographs. As of 2006, authors live in Chapel Hill,NC. Library of Congress Catalogue Number: 93-70238, Copyright 1993. Microfilmed by LDS Family History Library, #1750736, item 3.
Ancestors of the authors with pedigree charts, family group records, photographs where available, surname index and source listings. The ancestors of Charles J. Michels originated in Sitzerath, Saarland, Germany, and in Bruchsal, Baden, Germany and emigrated to Chicago, IL. The ancestors of Jeanne Michels originated in Ripalimosani, Compobasso, Italy and emigrated to Cleveland, OH.


Publications by Henrik O. Lunde

Rolfnes, Åse and Related Families, vol I, Later Generations
by Henrik O. Lunde. Livermore, Enoch Haga Publisher, 2000. viii + 502 pp. Illustrated, heavily documented. English ed ISBN 1-885794-20-7, Norwegian language ed ISBN 1-885794-22-3. Keywords: Norway, genealogy, history.
Contains notes, glossary, list of immigrants, documents.

Rolfnes, Åse and Related Families, vol II, Earlier Generations
by Henrik O. Lunde. Livermore, Enoch Haga Publisher, 2002. xvi + 503-1081 pp. Illustrated, heavily documented. English ed. ISBN 1-885794-21-5, Norwegian language ed ISBN 1-885794-23-1.
Contains corrections and additions, documents, rulers of Norway, notes, bibliography, index, and color coats of arms. Lunde's original and scholarly analyses relating to old Norwegian families is especially noteworthy, especially as they apply to a multitude of families having Norse ancestry.


Publications by George and Harriet Anderson

A slice of Danish life in 1832 - the probate proceedings for Christiane Margrethe Pedersdatter
George W. Anderson, compiler. Self published, 1976. 8.5x11 inches, 30 pages.
Keywords: Denmark, Fyn, Vester Hæsinge, Stenderup.
A case study listing the meager possessions of a poor Danish freeholder, showing side-by-side the handwritten proceedings in Danish, a typewritten transcription in Danish, and an English translation.

The Olerud Family of Hadeland, Norway.
G. W. Anderson. Self published, 1977. 8.5x11 inches, 58 pages. LDS FHL Book 929.2481/A1/68, film 1,124,525 item 1.
Keywords: Svensbakken, Melby, Hvaleby, Knotterud, Røsaasen.
Extracts from a genealogical manuscript by Ivar and Marie Olerud, Jaren, Norway, and an appendix by Magne Knotterud, both indexed and translated.

The diary of Tena A. Nelson for her trip to Denmark and Norway in 1902.
G. W. Anderson, editor. Self published, 1977. 8.5x11 inches, 25 pages.
Keywords: Haastrup, Odense, Stenderup, Jordløse, Arskov, Trolleborg.
Tena Nelson, then 26 years old, accompanied her father, Nels Nelson, on a four months' visit to his former home near Faaborg, Fyn, Denmark, meeting dozens of Danish relatives.

Hans Nikolaisen Holte (1801-1879) - a partial list of his descendants in Norway and America.
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Anderson, Jr., Self published, 1978. 8.5x11 inches, 59 pages. LDS FHL Book 929.2481/H742a, film 1,440,107.
Keywords: Buskerud, Kongsberg, Flesberg, Sandsvær, Jondalen, Svene.
Full transcription of 107 church records about Hans Nikolaisen Holte and his relatives in and around Kongsberg, Norway.

From somewhere in France, 1918; letters to his family from Sgt. George Anderson with the American Expeditionary Force in the Great World War
George Anderson, Jr., compiler. Self published, 1978. 8.5x11 inches, 192 pages.
Keywords: Rainbow Division, 117th Ammunition Train, World War I.
Photocopies of letters to his family from my father, September 7, 1917 to May 2, 1919, during his service in the Army in France and Germany. Family distribution only.

Our Anderson and Martinson ancestors
George Watkins Anderson, Jr. and Harriet Martinson Anderson, Self published, 1978. 8.5x11 inches, 25 pages.
Keywords: Anderson, Watkins, Black, Flake, Martinson, Jacobson, Hansen, Nielsen.
Early summary of our research on our ancestors. L-AGS Genealogy Library R 929.2 ANDERSON, LDS FHL Book 929.273/A1/no. 1794, film 1,036,628 item 3.

Addendum to Descendants of Adam Flake, pioneer of the Flake family
George W. Anderson, contributor. Self published, 1979. 8.5x11 inches, 86 pages.
Keywords: Flake, Stuff, Golding, Welhoff, Black, Dearborn County, Indiana.
Known descendants of Amour Flake (1809-1862) and his wife, Nancy Golding Flake (1812-1884) as of 1979. LDS FHL Book 929.273/F599w/supp., fiche 6,017,776.

Hjemkomsten: Two Harriets in Norway; my diary for the trip to Norway with Aunt Harriet Sybilrud in September and October, 1983
Harriet Anderson, Self published, 1983. 8.5x11 inches, 32 pages.
Keywords: Norway, Oslo, Lillehammer, Bergen, Kongsberg, Larvik.
Account of visit with relatives in the Martinson, Næss, Samuelson, Olerud, Thomter, and other families. Family distribution only.

Paternal Ancestors of Bronwen Kari Bakke
Mr. and Mrs. George Anderson, compilers. Self published, 1985. Hardcover, 8.5x11 inches, 159 pages.
Keywords: Norway, Sunnhordland, Hardanger, Bergen, Glesvær, Døscherholmen, Trondsen, Rustung, Holberg.
A gift for Bronwen Bakke on her 16th birthday, detailing her ancestors in Norway back to 1500, with photocopies and translations of parts of Sunnhordland-Slekter by Erik Bakkevig, 1941. Family distribution only.

Military records at the San Francisco branch of the National Archives
G. W. Anderson, compiler. Self published, 1986. 8.5x11 inches, 29 pages.
A guide to military records at the National Archives, San Bruno, produced when we were weekly docents at the research room. L-AGS Genealogy Library R 025.5794 Military.

Ancestors and Descendants of George Watkins, 1836-1901, and His Wife, Ann Jones, 1842-1922
George Watkins Anderson, Jr. and Harriet M. Anderson, Decorah, Iowa: The Anundsen Publishing Co., 1987. Hardcover, 8.5x11 inches, vi+152 pages.
Keywords: Wales, Monmouthshire, Abergavenny, Llantilio-Crossenny, England, Yorkshire, Cumbria, Workington, Kansas City, Missouri, Kinney, Anderson, Boadle, Hendrickson, Wandless, Harness.
Our major publication about relatives of George's grandmother, Emma Sophia Watkins Anderson, a book responsible for connecting us with Watkins authority Idris Davies of Cwmbran, Gwent, Wales. L-AGS Genealogy Library R 929.20973 ANDERSON, LDS FHL Book 929.273/W322a, film 1,320,545 item 8, other libraries.

History of the Martinson Family in Norway and America
Harriet Martinson Sybilrud, George W. Anderson Jr. and Harriet Martinson Anderson, Decorah, Iowa: The Anundsen Publishing Co., 1988. 8.5x11 inches, vi+84 pages, ill., maps, charts, index.
Keywords: Norway, Hadeland, Olerud, Gran, Hurdal, Berg, Hanson, Jacobson, Rugroden, Sonsteby.
Our major publication about relatives of Harriet's grandfather, Anton Martinson, father of Mrs. Sybilrud, a book for which Mrs. Sybilrud furnished the results of a lifetime of research on relatives in the US, and we supplied documentary evidence and research in Norway, and prepared the book for publishing. L-AGS Genealogy Library R 929.20973 SYBILRUD, LDS FHL Book 929.273/M366s, film 1,846,698 item 6, other libraries.

Rev. James Dunn, 1732-1823; An index compiled by G. W. Anderson to parts of an 1891 book by Benjamin J. Gunn
G. W. Anderson, compiler. Self published, 1988. 6x9 inches, xi+64 pages, charts.
Keywords: Dunn, Gunn, Black, Leach, Beard, Casseday, Dobbin, McElroy, Ireland, Londonderry, Faughanvale, Cumber, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Iowa.
A much-needed index to a rare, unindexed book handed down in my family. LDS FHL Book 929.273/A1/3373, film 1,320,837 item 8, other libraries.

History of the Jacobson Family in Norway and America
Harriet Martinson Sybilrud, George W. Anderson, Jr. and Harriet Martinson Anderson, Decorah, Iowa: The Anundsen Publishing Co., 1990. 8.5x11 inches, iv+92 pages, ill., maps, charts, index.
Keywords: Buskerud, Kongsberg, Flesberg, Sandsvær, Jondalen, Svene, Eina, Toten, Hanson, Larson, Martinson, Sampson, Sommers, Holte.
Our major publication about relatives of Harriet's grandmother, Hannah Jacobson Martinson, mother of Mrs. Sybilrud, a book for which Mrs. Sybilrud furnished the results of a lifetime of research on relatives in the US, and we supplied documentary evidence and research in Norway, and prepared the book for publishing. LDS FHL Book 929.273/J157s, other libraries.

The 1923-1925 diary of Josephine Christine Marie Nielsen Hansen
Harriet Martinson Anderson, and George W. Anderson, editors, with audio annotation by Alvina Hansen Martinson. Self published, 1991. 8.5x11 inches, 71 pages, 3 audio tapes.
Keywords: Minnesota, Blue Earth County, Mankato, Hansen, Nielsen, Lenehan.
Harriet's maternal grandmother, Josephine Nielsen Hansen, kept a diary, sometimes in Danish, sometimes in self-taught English, during the first two years of marriage of her daughter, Alvina, and Alvina later gave an audio explanation and commentary on the names and events in the diary. Family distribution only.

Jonathan Davis, 1730-1818, and his wife, Lucy Gibbs, 1738-1818, and their descendants in Orange County, Virginia, Wilkes County, Georgia, Franklin County, Tennessee, Franklin County, Alabama, Monroe County, Mississippi, Cooper and Morgan Counties, Missouri, and Eastern Texas
George W. Anderson, Jr. and Harriet M. Anderson, compilers. Self published, 1992. 6x9 inches, iv+38 pages, chart.
Results of a research trip through the South in search of the family of a Davis ancestor, who, it turned out later, was not a descendant of Jonathan Davis after all. Donated to libraries in some of the locations mentioned above.

The Silletto and Clampitt families: ancestors, descendants, ... of Robert Hartman Silletto and his wife, Marjorie May Clampitt
Robert H. Silletto, and George W. Anderson Jr., Self published by G. W. Anderson, 1992, revised 1994. 8.5x11 inches, 200 pages, index.
Keywords: Silletto, Clampitt, Hartman, Byatt, Grimes, Iowa.
Robert Stilletto, a L-AGS member until his death in 1990, left a large PAF file of genealogy research; at the request of his widow, I used a homemade computer program to produce this printed narrative. LDS FHL Book 929.373/Si35sr, film 1,698,055 item 1.

My Dear Beulah ... Letters from George Anderson to Beulah Black during the year before they were married
George Anderson, Jr., compiler. Self published, 1992. 8.5x11 inches, 63 pages.
Keywords: Kansas City, Missouri, Kansas.
Photocopies of letters from my father to my mother before they were married - unfortunately, the return letters were not preserved. Family distribution only.

Early records of the LeSueur River Church of Waseca and Steele Counties, Minnesota
George W. Anderson, Jr., compiler and translator. Brooklyn Park, Minnesota: Park Genealogical Books, 1993. 8.5x11 inches, vi+48 pages, indexes. ISBN 0-915709-09-0.
Keywords: Waseca, Steele, New Richland.
Transcribed ministerial records in Norwegian from 1863 to 1877, and lists of confirmands 1866-1961. L-AGS Genealogy Library R 929.37761 ANDERSON, LDS FHL Book 977.619/K2a, film 1,320,813 item 12.

Some Norwegian Ancestors of Leah Liane Sanderson
George W. Anderson, Jr. and Harriet Martinson Anderson, compilers. Self published, 1996. Hardcover, 8.5x11 inches, 102 pages, index, charts, ill., maps, photocopies of church records.
Keywords: Norway, Telemark, Hitterdal (modern Heddal), Tromsø, Muhl, Kaasa, Aamodt.
A gift to our sister-in-law, Leah Sanderson Martinson, based on extracts from Hitterdals-boken, Gaarde og Slegter, by O. H. Holta, 1926, in Norwegian, some translated into English. Family distribution only.

Maternal Ancestors of Margit Kristi Stamberg
Mr. and Mrs. George Anderson, compilers. Self published, 1996. Hardcover, 8.5x11 inches, 170 pages.
(An updated version of Paternal Ancestors of Bronwen Kari Bakke, which see, as a gift for Margit Stamberg, Bronwen's cousin.) Family distribution only.

Ancestors, descendants and other relatives of William Anderson, 1825-1900 and his wife Eliza Fife, 1833-1910 of Ballylummin, Ahoghill Parish, County Antrim, Ireland
George W. Anderson, Jr. and Harriet M. Anderson, compilers. Self published, 1998. 8.5x11 inches, 71 pages, ill., charts, index.
Keywords: Ireland, Antrim, Ballymena, Ahoghill, Ballylummin, Portglenone, Carmegrim.
All genealogical information known to us in 1998 about the Anderson family in Ireland and America. Family distribution only.

Dear Mother, Bros. and Sisters; Letters from George Anderson Sr. to his family in Kansas City, Missouri, from 1944 to 1952
George and Harriet Anderson, compilers. Self published, 1998. 8.5x11 inches, 191 pages.
Keywords: Missouri, Kansas City, Minnesota, Mankato.
My father was faithful in writing letters to his mother and siblings after he moved our family to Minnesota, and his mother was faithful in saving the letters, which we inherited and printed as photocopies in this book. Family distribution only.

Elva's Little Book of Inspirations; a notebook of religious and philosophical quotations collected by Elva Label née Black, 1895-2000
George Anderson, compiler. Self published, 2000. 5x9 inches, 106 pages.
My mother's older and only sister, Elva, lived to the age of 105 years, and left behind this notebook revealing a deeply thoughtful side that surprised those of us who thought we knew her so well. Family distribution only.

Descendants of Samuel Alexander Black, 1814-1902 and his wife Sarah Jane Dunn, 1825-1869
George W. Anderson, Jr., compiler. Self published, 2000. 8.5x11 inches, 63 pages, ill., maps, charts, index.
Keywords: Ohio, Columbiana County, Indiana, Floyd County, Illinois, Warren County, Iowa, Page County, Taylor County, Black, Dunn, Lyddon, Welhoff, Anderson, Hooker, Souders.
All genealogical information known to us in 2000 about the descendants of Samuel and Sarah Black. Family distribution only.

The Book of David
The Book of Sarah

We are proud of these books as ideas we think could be copied by others. We have two grandchildren, David and Sarah Dressler, now adults. When they were pre-schoolers, we gave them each their own 24-page book with laminated pages (in case they decided to scribble in them with crayons). Each page has one or two paste-in photos with easy-to-read captions. The photos are of their ancestors up through their great-grandparents, preferably with themselves being held by their ancestor. We had several hopes: to teach them what an ancestor is and who their own ancestors are; to inspire them to learn to read; and to boost their self-confidence as individuals in a loving family.


Publications by Lois Smith

The Family of Joseph Urbain Graveline
Lois Smith, in THE DESCENDANTS, pp.18-23, Fall-Summer 2001 vol. 22, No. 2, published by the Urbain Baudreau Graveline Genealogical Association.
Urbain Baudreau dit Graveline was a very early settler in Montreal, Canada, and the Association put out a genealogy to which I was able to attach my family. The article contains information about the family of my maternal grandfather, something about their life in Denver, Colorado, and several photos.

Mathilde's Story
Lois Smith. 7p with references and photo, 2004. Self-published.
I wrote up all the information I had found about my maternal grandmother and sent it to about 20 family members.


Publications by Wes Nelson

Ancestors of Harry Arnold Nelson, Jr. (1913-1985)
Compiled by Wes Nelson, Livermore, CA; self-published 2007. 98p., history, charts, photos, name index.
Several generations of my father's forbears and their families.
Main surnames are:
- Nielsen, Nelson (Norway, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Dakota)
- Rud/Rude/Ruud (Norway, Minnesota, Wisconsin)
- Parrott (England, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Dakota)
- Berdan (Holland, New York, New Jersey, Canada, Dakota)
In the L-AGS Genealogy Library, to be cataloged.


Publications by Isabel Nolte

The Early Pioneers in the Livermore Valley, California, Were One Big Family
by Isabel Whaan Nolte, Revised 2008, approximately 226 pages, soft cover, spiral binding, indexed, includes photographs. Self-published and available at the Livermore Heritage Guild Store.
The author traces many of the pioneer Livermore Valley families related to her daughter's late husband, Frank Fallon. These families include Armstong, Callaghan, Collier, Croak, Dolan, Doolan, Fallon, Gallagher, Kelly, Moy, Murray, Nickerson, Twohey, and several more.


Publications by Linda Driver

Driver and Cockerton Family Ancestry, including Sweet, Wilkinson, Wiltfong, Higgins, Edmunds and others. (Driver/Symmons Genealogy, v. 1)
by Linda A. Driver, 2010. xvi, 440 pages, illus. Self-published at LULU in paperback and hardcover
The history and ancestors of the Cockerton and Driver families. The Cockertons came from Soham, England, in 1849 and settled in Livermore (near Brushy Peak) in 1868. The Drivers came from Yorkshire, England, in 1842 and settled in Washington Township (Mission San Jose, Centerville and Irvington) in 1852. Indexed, includes endnotes and bibliography.

Symmons and Gerow Family Ancestry, including Symons, Vivian, Eva, Rodda, McQuoid, Spafford and others. (Driver/Symmons Genealogy, v. 2)
by Linda A. Driver. 2010. x, 244 pages, illus. Self-published at LULU in paperback and hardcover
The history and ancestors of the Symmons (Symons) and Gerow families. The Symons family came from Cornwall, England, in 1883 and settled in Contra Costa County (Orinda and later Walnut Creek). The Gerow family came from Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada, in the 1870s and settled in Lafayette, California. Indexed, includes endnotes and bibliography.

Anna Julia Young - Autobiography
By Anna Julia Young. Compiled and edited by Linda A. Driver, with genealogical notes by Nancy Glaiberman. Livermore, CA: 2012. 6x9 inches, vi, 81 pages, photographs, index. Self-published at LULUin paperback and hardcover
Autobiography of Livermore pioneer Anna Julia (Simmons) Young. The autobiography is based on a series of letters written by Anna to her daughter, Alice Young Sweet, in 1928. Anna was born in Illinois in 1848 to Laura Ann Rogers and James Simmons. She married John Gwinn Young in 1866. The autobiography includes her early life in Illinois, her journey to California in 1862, and her experiences raising her family in Livermore. Foreword by Anna's granddaughter, Jo Eileen Presley Voelker. Includes extensive genealogical notes, bibliography and index.

The Cockerton Story: The Mathew Cockerton Family and Their Descendants in America, 1849-1993
By Ruth Gates Lindenmeyer, compiled and edited by Linda A. Driver, including new material and footnotes. Livermore, CA: 2013. 6x9 inches, ix, 126 pages, photographs, index, genealogy. Self-published at LULUin paperback and hardcover
The story of the Cockertons from Soham, England, to Livermore, California, as told by Ruth Gates Lindenmeyer, great-granddaughter of Mathew Cockerton. Mathew Cockerton emigrated to the United States in 1849 and settled in Illinois. One of his sons, Ebenezer Cockerton, continued the journey westward to Livermore, California, settling in the Altamont in 1868. The story includes not only the Cockertons, but many of the related families with surnames of Gates, Wiltfong, Jones, Nickerson, Benedict, Dolan, Sweet, Stamper and Driver.


Publications by Deborah Mascot

The Mariani Ranch
by Deborah Conner Mascot, 2011, illus. Self-published at LULU in hardcover.
The Mariani Ranch was located in Portola Valley, California. Stephen Mariani, owner of San Francisco's S. Mariani & Sons Hardware Store purchased this ranch in 1907. His family used it as a summer home and as a place to grow fresh fruits and vegetables and to raise cattle and chickens. In the 1940s my great grandfather and great grandmother became caretakers on the ranch. In the 1970s, my parents did the same. This is the history of the ranch and pictures of my time there.

The Duke of Mixager and His Naked Turkeys: Stories of an American Family
by Deborah Conner Mascot, 2012, illus. Self-published at LULU in hardcover.
In August 2011, I visited my grandfather. He had several shoeboxes of photos and I scanned and organized them for him. As I scanned, he told me stories. I came home and combined my genealogy with his pictures and stories and it somehow turned into a 300-page book of love.


Publications by Jane Southwick

Thomas Leonard McAvey: A Soldier and a Sailor
by Jane Ellen Abbott Southwick, 2013, illus. Self-published at CreateSpace in paperback.
This family history explores the Civil War service career of Thomas Leonard McAvey, who engaged in a protracted defense for his military pension following the war. The government attempted to retrace the veteran's career in order to determine his rights to a pension, while Thomas McAvey sought to prove his disability from malaria, contracted while in the service. The pension records, photographs, illustrations, and other historical documents included in the book reveal an untold story about the Civil War and its aftermath.


Publications by Shannon Ryan

The Bagleys of Livermore and Tracy, California
by Shannon Bagley Ryan, 2014, illus. Self-published at LULU in perfect-bound paperback and eBook-PDF.
Family histories of five generations of Bagleys who lived in Livermore and Tracy, California during the years 1851-1997. Historical photographs, documents, source citations, and pedigree charts included.


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