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The Ellen Payne Odom Genealogy Library Family Tree
The Family Tree - August/September 2003
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Louisville Burns Night set for February 7th
The Scottish Society of Louisville will host its 12th annual Burns Night Celebration February 7th, 2004. This gala event will be held at Masterson's Restaurant 1830 South 3rd Street, Louisville, Kentucky. The evening includes a full Scottish Dinner, some wee drams for toasting and is packed with entertainment that includes Piping, Drumming, Fiddle playing and of course dancing.

The cost for the evening is $35.00 per person. Reservations can be made by calling (812) 945-7601.

The Gazetteer of Scotland available now
Heritage Books, Inc. is proud to offer The Gazetteer of Scotland by Rev. John Wilson. When this work was compiled in 1882 the Rev. John Wilson and his publishers had a conviction that it "would supply a long-felt want: namely a Gazetteer of Scotland, extensive enough to embrace every Town and Village in the Country, of any importance... and yet portable in form and moderate in price.: To add value to the work, the compiler extracted population and other information from the 1881 Census Returns. It further provides statistics of real property, notices of public works, public buildings, churches, schools, etc. The natural history and historical incidents connected with particular localities have also been included. (1882), 2002, 5

The book is 51/2 x 81/2, cloth, alphabetical, 478 pp, $25.00, #WB1795 ISBN: 1-58549-07-8. Please add $4.00 for the first book + $1.00 for each additional book for shipping in the US. (Book rate) Call for foreign shipping. Maryland residents please add 5% sales tax. Trade terms available to booksellers.

Books can be purchased at: Willow Bend Books, 65 E. Main St. , Westminster, Maryland 21157-5026
1-800-876-6103 VISA/MasterCard/Discover/AMEX Checks and money orders accepted. Our complete catalog and order form is on line at

Munro assistance please
Myrna Schkolne, 300 Geechcliff Court, Winston Salem., NC 27104, writes: I am researching the story of young Lt. Munro, who was killed by a tiger in India in December 1792. My interest is Staffordshire figures, and this gory event is captured in clay. I have read all contemporary accounts of the event . Lt. Munro is referred to as "young Munro", "unfortunate Munro", "the only son of Sir Hector Munro" etc.- but his first name is never mentioned! In all pottery books published in recent decades, he is referred to as Lt. Hector Munro, without any reference source for the "fact".

If anyone has any information that can be of any help to Myrna please contact her at the above address or phone her at 336-765-9091.

Notice about Chinkypin I, II, III and addendum...
Chinkypin I was first published in 1975 by Mrs. Dorothy Henderson Price using material that originated with the Echols County High School Composition Class from interviews with citizens from Echols County. Chinkypin II and III were subsequent magazines that were published. Mrs. Price completed the work on Chinkypin III after her retirement and this volume contains a great deal of genealogy of early Echols County pioneers.

When the Echols County Historical Society, Inc. was formed, Mrs. Dorothy Henderson Price, very generously donated her rights to the Chinkypin project to the Society. The Society decided to reprint the Chinkypin and include addendum material that had been submitted to Mrs. Price since her retirement. The compiled hard back volume was made available June 1999 and included corrections and additions submitted to Mrs. Price prior to 1999 that were placed with the appropriate information. We have now reprinted this hard back book and added a short index on places and things. The pictures are wonderful in this edition.

This book contains transcriptions of history of Echols County, oral interviews, articles about Echols County citizens and pioneers, old timey recipes and songs, instructions on building log buildings, making lye soap, etc. and is rich in folklore.

The books are available from the Echols County Historical Society and are $50.00 each plus shipping if needed. Contact Dot McLeod, Secretary, Echols Co. Historical Society, 1505 Culpepper Rd., Lake Park, GA 31636, phone (229) 559-7052 or FAX (229) 559-3172

Do you need Fulton County, Georgia Marriage Records 1854 - 1902?
Fulton County was created in 1853 from areas of DeKalb County. Fulton received additional land from DeKalb in 1854 and from Campbell in 1872 and gave up some area to Clayton in 1877. This book by Ted O. Brooke includes all 15,624 marriages recorded in marriage books A through K. Arranged alphabetically by grooms and also by brides.

Copyright 2002, Hardcover, 752 pages, $38.00 postpaid Contact Ted O. Brooks, 2055 Foster Drive, Cumming, GA 30040.

Desire pedigree charts! DAVID BOYLE (1842-1911). Scotland , also JOHN BOYLE (1707-1762), Cork, Ireland. MORRISSEY marriages sought! Richard Morrissey, 28656 Murrieta, Sun City, Ca 92586.

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