Reference Genealogy Books

Democracy Promotion as Foreign Policy: Temporal Othering in International Relations (Interventions)

This book looks at democracy promotion as a form of foreign policy. Elliott asks why democracy was seen to be the answer to the 7/7 bombings in London, and why it should be promoted not in Britain, but in Pakistan. The book provides a detailed answer to these questions, examining the logic and the modes of thinking that made such a response possible through analysis of the stories we tell about ourselves: stories about time, history, development, civilisation and the ineluctable spread of democracy. Elliott argues that these narratives have become a key tool in enabling practices that differentiate selves from others, friends from enemies, the domestic from the foreign, civilisation from the barbarian. They operate with a particular conception of time and constitute a British, democratic, national identity by positing an "other" that is barbaric, alien, despotic, violent and backward. Such understandings are useful in wake of disaster, because they leave us with something to do: danger can be managed by bringing certain people and places up-to-date. However, this book shows that there are other stories to be told, and that it is possible to read stories about history against the grain and author alternative, less oppressive, versions.Providing a genealogy drawing on material from colonial and postcolonial Britain and Pakistan, including legislation, political discourse, popular culture and government projects, this book will be of interest to scholars and students focusing on democracy promotion; genealogy; critical border studies; poststructural IR; postcolonial politics; discourse analysis; identity/subjectivity; and "the war on terror".

The Inn at Hidden Run (FREE PREVIEW) (Tree of Life Book 1)

FREE EXTENDED PREVIEW A Father-Daughter Genealogy Team Link Present to Past on Family Trees   Meri’s family has been producing doctors for so many generations that no one remembers why, so when she flunks out of medical school, she runs as far from her parents as she can get. In the small mountain town of Canyon Mines, Colorado, she takes a job at the Inn at Hidden Run B&B. And waits. It’s only a matter of time.   What she doesn’t count on is genealogist Jillian Parisi-Duffy and her father, Nolan, having her back when it takes everything she has not to bolt again but to stay and face the truth that only unfolding her family’s history will reveal. While Nolan works on keeping Meri calm—and in town—Jillian pulls out of her gems of information she doesn’t know she has and arranges the puzzle pieces.   But none of that changes the fact that Meri’s family is closing in to haul her back to her “real” life. When their arrival inflames tensions and Meri finally does bolt, Nolan and Jillian may be out of time.   The Inn at Hidden Run is the first book in the Tree of Life series. Readers will come back to backdrop of a lovely mountain town of Canyon Mines again and again to explore and celebrate unforgettable family stories that inspire them to connect with their own family histories and unique faith journeys.

The Handbook to English Heraldry

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

The True Story of the American Flag

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

History of the Mackenzies, with genealogies of the principal families of the name

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African American Genealogies from 1619 to the Present: Volume 1

This volume, the first in the series, provides a wealth of data on over 250 family surnames in 14 jam-packed, source-cited chapters. The index enables researchers to quickly search for relatives by both surname and first name. The biographies and standardized genealogies not only provide insight into the lives that these ancestors led, but also enables researchers to continue to reconstruct and document their own family histories. This important tool assists people conducting research into African American ancestry by eliminating unnecessary time in duplicating research and strives to incorporate information on allied families. The material in this volume utilizes a wide array of archival and other resources to reconstruct the lineages included in this volume, including probate records, vital records, abandoned tombstones, deeds, circuit court records, censuses, and military records. The African American Genealogies from 1619 to the Present series focuses on African American lineages and life histories, including immediate and extended families, and the communities in which they lived. Instead of concentrating on famous African Americans ancestries, the series applies modern historical, anthropological, and genealogical methods to examine the common, everyday men and women of African descent who lived, struggled, succeeded, and died in the United States. Encompassing all fifty states and four hundred years of African American ancestry, this series is an incredible tool and a must-have for any genealogical collection or research library whose patrons are searching for lost family members.