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Read the inspiring stories in this anthology to get jump-started into your own family history recordings. Twenty-five stories by award-winning writers will show you just how easy it is to start finding your family’s place in history -- and keep it there by getting it published. Family Stories: An Anthology is edited and compiled by Carolyn B. Leonard and published by SAGEst Press under the Buffalo Industries imprint

FAMILY STORIES contains a collection of 25 family history stories by winning authors. The 206-page booklet includes titles like “The Captain’s Troublesome Catch” by author M. Carolyn Steele, the entertaining tale of a riverboat captain’s romance and life in early Alaska territory.

Joan O’Neill wrote “Would I like to Go to Heaven?” about a young German boy’s dream of life in America. Donna Eades story, "They Became Refugees," reveals little-known details about southern families forced to become Confederate refugees during the Civil War.

Tammy Hinton writes of marriage customs and life in early Oklahoma and Indian Territories; Donna Merry told about an amazing Cherokee woman known simply as “Pokey,” who held her family together in spite of enormous tragedy in "Saga of the Wassoms."

Mallory Harvey records the frustrating everyday life of a doctor’s family living in the Chickasaw and Choctaw nations of Indian Territory. Martin Blazy solved the mystery of an ancestor raised in a New York orphanage and discovered an unknown cousin in "Finding Richard."

These are just a few of the great true stories in this fully-indexed book. Oklahoma and Indian Territory locations mentioned include: Anadarko, Bartlesville, Blanchard, Buffalo, Chilocco, Garvin, Hennessee, Holdenville, Hooker, Johnsonville, Laverty, Lawton, Lovell, McGee, Meers, Minco, Muskogee, Norman, Oklahoma City, Stillwater, Stratford, Stroud, Waggoner. This book is not just about Oklahoma history but there are many Oklahoma connections.