Saturday, April 14, 2018

Miller Family History Book Published

I've just released my book containing my Miller family research. It's called "Johan Christian Müller, and the Liebrich Sisters - Their Descendants and Ancestors". I've made it available in both hardcover and paperback. While working on getting this book ready, I've also made my Panther family history book, "Moriz Panther and Elizabeth Birk - Their Descendants and Ancestors", available in paperback. I've ordered the mandatory review copy and once I've confirmed it looks good, I'll be making both of these books available on Amazon.com. If you decide to order either of these books, I ask that you please order them from my Lulu.com author spotlight since Amazon takes such a large cut in the profits. Not that I expect to earn a lot of money from these books. I don't. I just wanted to make them available on Amazon in case that is the only way someone finds the book, I want to be sure they can purchase it.


So here they are:
Johan Christian Müller, and the Liebrich Sisters - Their Descendants and Ancestors - Hardcover
Johan Christian Müller, and the Liebrich Sisters - Their Descendants and Ancestors - Paperback


Moriz Panther and Elizabeth Birk - Their Descendants and Ancestors - Hardcover
Moriz Panther and Elizabeth Birk - Their Descendants and Ancestors - Paperback

In addition, I've set a 15% discount for both editions of the Panther family history book. If you don't have one yet, this is a perfect time to get one.

The cover image of a sketch of a tree seemed an appropriate cover for my family history books for several reasons. First is the obvious family tree symbol. Second, this is the tree next to the river in Crapo Park in Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa, where my mother's paternal grandfather moved to when he came to America in 1872. It has meaning on a personal level also. I proposed to my wife in front of this tree. She found the sketch at an antique store in Burlington the next day while I was researching family history in the library. This framed sketch has the notation “Free hand sketching – Oak at Crapo Park”.

I don't publish these books to get rich. It wouldn't happen regardless. I publish them so my research will stick around beyond the next few decades that I might live. If there are books in various family homes, libraries and genealogical societies, it means my research will live on long after I'm gone.

You can read about the basic process I used to put these books together here.

--Matt

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