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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Thirteen Weeks to end of Contract-New Activity

This week I finished the Kinnick Early US Family History book on lulu.com with the ISBN number on it. I'll get my first copy early next week. By doing this, of course, the book is open to full distribution and I could open my storefront: Dr. Bill's Book Bazaar; at:
http://stores.lulu.com/drbillshares


This book, for the first time in print, starts with the first recorded Kinnick in the US, in Maryland, Jasper Kinnick, father of William Kinnick, the Sergeant Major in the Revolutionary War, and his brother, Jasper, who became the father of John Kinnick, who moved his family to North Carolina. As recorded in the 2003 Kinnick Genealogy Book Online, and related databases at worldconnect.com, this current book then records the history of three generations (actually four, with the list of children) from John and Ann (daughter of William; John and Ann were first cousins) to North Carolina and then Tennessee and Indiana, and, John (William's son; Ann's brother) and Mary to Ohio, then Illinois and Iowa. The John and Ann line goes down to, for example, Nile Kinnick, Sr. (father of Nile Kinnick, Jr., the Heisman Trophy winning football player). On my side of the line, the John and Mary line, it goes down to Alonzo Kinnick, my great-grandfather.

Subsequent books in the series will bring all of these lines, and there are many, into more recent generations. I am currently finishing the Schwyhart family line, that includes Walter and Susan (Schwyhart) Kinnick, which includes Alonzo Kinnick but also his son, my grandfather, Paul Kinnick, for example. Another book will have a section on Nile Kinnick, Jr., of course. There were Kinnicks in both lines that settled in Montana. Each of those will get a book, as well, of course. Watch Dr. Bill's Book Bazaar for the latest Kinnick books available, along with some historic fiction books by author Bill Leverne, and some creative nonfiction as well.

Retirement will not be dull, that is for sure. Come along for the ride.

It is a very good day! ;-)

1 comment:

Annette Lamb said...

I like the name "Book Bazaar!"