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  1. Book Notes – A Stitch in Time: The Needlework of Aging Women in Antebellum America

    Book Notes – A Stitch in Time: The Needlework of Aging Women in Antebellum America

    A Stitch in Time: The Needlework of Aging Women in Antebellum America. By Aimee E. Newell. (2014. Pp. 312. $29.95. Paperback. Athens: Ohio University Press. 215 Columbus Rd., Suite 101, Athens OH 45701-1373. http://www.ohioswallow.com/) ISBN: 978-0-8214-2052-2. After years of research, it is customary to become frustrated over the lack of female...

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  2. Book Notes – Sustainable Genealogy: Separating Fact From Fiction in Family Legends

    Book Notes – Sustainable Genealogy: Separating Fact From Fiction in Family Legends

    Sustainable Genealogy: Separating Fact From Fiction in Family Legends. By Richard Hite. (2013. Pp. 126. $18.95. Softcover. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 260, Baltimore MD 21211-1953. www.genealogical.com) ISBN: 978-0-8063-1982-7. Richard Hite has penned a dense treatise on the pitfalls and obstacles we hit when relying...

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  3. Book Notes – Slaves Identified in Kenton County, 1840-1865

    Book Notes – Slaves Identified in Kenton County, 1840-1865

    Slaves Identified in Kenton County, Kentucky Clerk’s and Kenton County Vital Statistic Records, 1840-1865. By Arnold Taylor.  (2014.  Pp. 58.  Spiral Softcover. Lexington: www.slavelawsuits.com)  This new title by Arnold Taylor was recently accepted into the library holdings here at KHS. As a transcribed collection of enslaved individuals listed in Kenton...

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  4. Book Notes – Ohio Photographers 1839-1900

    Book Notes – Ohio Photographers 1839-1900

    Ohio Photographers 1839-1900. By Diane VanSkiver Gagel.  (2013.  Pp. 371.  $42.75. Paperback. Baltimore: Clearfield Company for Genealogical Publishing Company.  ISBN: 978-0-8063-5669-3.) www.genealogical.com Statewide resources on early photography are few and far between.  A brief check of OCLC’s WorldCat shows just six states with statewide directories, a clue to how difficult...

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  5. Book Notes – The Kentucky Barbecue Book

    Book Notes – The Kentucky Barbecue Book

    The Kentucky Barbecue Book. By Wes Berry.  (2013.  Pp. 356.  $27.95. Hardcover. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky.  663 South Limestone Street, Lexington KY 40508-4008. www.kentuckypress.com) ISBN: 978-0-8131-4179-4. For those of us who survived the Kentucky winter of 2013/14, we continue to embrace every second of summer that is humanly possible. Since...

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  6. Book Notes – The Land We Dreamed

    Book Notes – The Land We Dreamed

    The Land We Dreamed. By Joe Survant.  (2014.  Pp. 133.  $19.95.  Paper. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky.  663 South Limestone Street, Lexington KY 40508-4008. www.kentuckypress.com) ISBN: 978-0-8131-4458-0. As our pedigree charts grow backward toward Kentucky’s early settlement days, and as we celebrate the “memory” of those we have never met, the...

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  7. Book Notes – Captives in Blue: The Civil War Prisons of the Confederacy

    Book Notes – Captives in Blue: The Civil War Prisons of the Confederacy

    Captives in Blue: The Civil War Prisons of the Confederacy. By Roger Pickenpaugh.  (2013.  Pp. 320.  $49.95.  Hardcover. Lexington: University of Alabama Press.  Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0380. http://www.uapress.ua.edu/) ISBN: 978-0817317836. A follow-up to Pickenpaugh’s earlier publication, Captives in Gray: The Civil War Prisons of the Union (2008), this book uses soldier diaries, newspaper...

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  8. Book Notes – Crawfish Bottom: Recovering a Lost Kentucky Community

    Book Notes – Crawfish Bottom: Recovering a Lost Kentucky Community

    Crawfish Bottom: Recovering a Lost Kentucky Community. By Douglas A. Boyd.  (2011.  Pp. 220.  $35.00.  Hardcover. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky.  663 South Limestone Street, Lexington KY 40508-4008. www.kentuckypress.com) ISBN: 978-0-8131-3408-6. Review By: Mary Clay As a former resident of Craw (‘Craw’ or ‘The Bottom’ – we never called it ‘Crawfish...

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  9. Book Notes – Many-Storied House

    Book Notes – Many-Storied House

    Many-Storied House. By George Ella Lyon.  (2013.  Pp. 121.  $19.95.  Paper. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky.  663 South Limestone Street, Lexington KY 40508-4008. www.kentuckypress.com) ISBN: 978-0-8131-4261-6. In this newest title by award winning author, George Ella Lyon, readers are transported back through time and family memories by way of poetry....

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