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only a Few Bones book


Only a Few Bones

A true story of the tragic death of five young people in the Mississippi Delta during Reconstruction. While they slept in a remote country store, the building was consumed by fire. Rumors of murder, robbery and arson circulated, two investigations were conducted, yet the cause was never discovered. Now, after 30 years of research, the author — great great grandson of one of the victims — has solved the mystery….  And his conclusion is not what readers will expect!


Washington, D.C.:  Direct Descent, 2000, 2015     $29.95
ISBN 978-0-7884-5588-9.

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Ordering Information

Include $4 shipping/handling fee for one book; add $1 for each additional book.

Please make check for total amount payable to Direct Descent, and mail to:
Direct Descent
1012 Constitution Ave., NE
Washington, DC  20002-8368


They Came in Ships book


They Came in Ships, 3rd ed.

A comprehensive guide to U.S. passenger arrival records, colonial times to mid-twentieth century, with step-by-step instructions on how to find the passenger list of your immigrant ancestor’s ship.


Orem, Utah:  Ancestry, Inc., 2002 (third edition)   $15.00 
ISBN 0-916489-37-X.



Finding Italian Roots book


Finding Italian Roots, 2nd ed.

This manual describes U.S. resources available for climbing your family tree back to the ancestor from Italy, then explores resources located in Italian repositories for continuing your family research there.


Baltimore:  Genealogical Publishing Co., 2003 (rev. ed.)   $19.00
ISBN 0-8063-1741-8.



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