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Old 06-13-2009, 05:20 PM
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Post Encyclopedia of American Biography

I found a genealogy gem today at a garage sale for $1.00:

Encyclopedia of American Biography (New Series)
Under the Editorial Direction of Winfield Scott Downs, LITT. D.

In Association with a Notable Advisory Board
A Publication of The American Historical Society, Inc.
New York 1938

This publication has over 1,000 individual surnames indexed. Each biography is quite lengthy and contains a picture. The book is in great shape.

I don't have any intentions of selling the book but I will start a project of creating a digital index. I will make the index available when it's completed.

I've typed in a sample biography from the book. See the post entititled "Hon. Alexander Sweek - Biography from Encyclopedia of American Biography "

If anyone would like be to do a lookup in this book reply to this post.


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Old 12-01-2010, 07:01 AM
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The encyclopedia includes the names of more than 20,000 native and adopted citizens of the United States, including people. There were also the names of thousands of citizens of all other countries of North and South. The Encyclopedia of Native American Biography: Six Hundred Life Stories of Important People from Powhatan to Wilma Mankiller by Bruce E. Johansen and Donald A. Grinde, Jr., Da Capo Press, New York, 1998, paper $ 22.50.
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