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Generations: My Grandparents

Generations, Cover 2013
Generations, Cover 2013

Over the past 10 years, I’ve been writing a book on my maternal grandparents and their ancestors.  I thought I finished it in 2012, but after reviewing the proof ordered from  Blurb.com, revisions were definitely needed. After reworking some material, I’m finally done!

The book began as a labor of love for my grandmother since family history was extremely important to her. Unfortunately, Grandma died before she saw the finished product.  When I showed it to her, I had completed approximately 40 to 50 pages.  The finished book is 219 pages.

I’ve spent more than a thousand hours working on this book in my spare time. Researching, writing, designing, layout, graphic creation, image scanning, photography, etc…, it all takes an amazing amount of time and energy.

I’m sharing a few pages from the chapter about my grandparents, my grandfather’s first wife, and the children from both marriages.

 Generations, pages 14 – 31



I’ve been working on a family history book on the family of my maternal grandparents, Stanley Davis and Marian Bohnsack.  I write a genealogy blog, ForgottenHistory.net, which shares my research.

I finally finished the book which I’m publishing the book through Blurb.com.  I ordered a proof a few days ago and should receive it by September 13 .  I purchased the swatch set in July and I’m glad I did.  For the book, I chose ProLine Pearl photo paper, the ProLine White end sheets, and the ProLine Oatmeal hardcover linen.  It cost about US$110 for the 220-page proof.  Considering it’s 49¢ per page for plain color printing at Kinkos, it seems a reasonable price.

Here’s the cover and a few pages from the book: