Have You Heard?
Your Family History Can Be Published.
The Coal County Genealogy Society is publishing
The History of Coal County Volume II
as a special community project.
The purpose of printing a second volume is to continue preserving the heritage of the families who have lived in Coal County and give those people who were missed in Volume I an opportunity to have their family histories published. The book will also include many community, church, business, family stories and legends not included in the first volume.
It has been more than 20 years since the History of Coal County Volume I was published. Many family stories were not told in Volume I. So much history has happened since the 1980’s. Now is the time to publish or update your family story. Your story can be published for FREE!
This beautiful book will be designed as a companion to the
HISTORY OF COAL COUNTY, VOL. I.
We need your story as soon as possible. Only 450 stories will be accepted. Our space is limited.
To ensure that your story will be included in the book you need to contact one of the Representatives listed below and have your name added to the list of submitters.
We plan to go to press October 1, 2006.
Take advantage of the upcoming Holidays to get the information you need and to spread the word about this wonderful opportunity to publish Your Family History.
Remember this is a FREE service to you, and you are under NO obligation to purchase any
of the new books. But please help us complete a great service for our county by publishing
this new history book.
You will probably want a copy of the book with your family story, the county history, the story of your community and friends. Take advantage of the pre-publication price shown below by ordering your books when you submit your story. The price of the books will increase considerably after publication.
HOW TO WRITE YOUR FAMILY HISTORY
1. HOW DO I START?
Begin your story with the background of your family before they settled in the county.
Why did they move here and where did they settle?
2. WHAT DO I WRITE ABOUT?
Describe the family’s trip to Coal County, mode of travel, first homes, kind of work.
What type of homes were built? Where did the material for these homes come from?
Did your family raise their own food? You could describe how they stored it.
Did they raise and/or process their own meat? How was this done? What did they do for a living? What did your ancestors do for entertainment? Tell about your family’s trials and tribulations, the joys and hardships. Family customs and family feuds, children, pets, and humorous incidents.
3. WHAT ELSE SHOULD MY STORY INCLUDE?
To the best of your ability, give complete names of family members, paying close attention to
correct spelling. Try very hard to give names of towns, lakes, passes, etc. that are important to
your family’s story, again checking spelling when possible. Don’t forget to add in death dates
and places of burial, cemetery names and county and state if different from Coal County.
Last, but very important, include and check as many family dates as possible.
Dates are important and if you cannot be exact, explain it,
“about 1900” or “ in the spring of 1910 or 1911”
4. HOW DO I WRITE A STORY THE WAY THE EDITORS WANT IT?
Write your story in your own words --- it will not be re-written ---
The way you tell it is part of your heritage.
5. HOW MANY STORIES CAN I WRITE AND HOW LONG CAN THEY BE?
Write both your mother’s and your father’s story, and write two (2) typewritten pages, double spaced. FREE for each side of your family. You may go over the two page limit. There is a charge of $.50 per line for each additional typed line over two pages, per story.
6. HOW DO YOU WANT THE STORY TYPED?
Type your histories on regular 8-1/2” paper, double spaced using 1/2 inch margin and the
computer default type in size of either 10 or 12 points. Place your name address and phone
number in the upper-left hand corner of each page and the story title in the upper right hand
corner of the page. If you cannot type it, contact one of the representatives and we will help you.
You can E-mail your story, or mail it on a disk in a word, text, or pdf format, if possible.
If mailed, please enclose a hard copy.
7. WHAT ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHS?
A Family photo is not necessary for your history but “a picture is worth a thousand words.”
Photos of early as well as present family members or “family get-to-gathers “ add much to your family history. As each photo makes you story more interesting, you should use as many as possible.
The charge for a single column photo (2-1/2” wide) is $7.50, a two column photo (5-1/2” wide) is $14.00. Your first $7.50 for each story is FREE. No photo’s can be returned, please send only reprints or E-mail Betty about scanned or digital photo’s at: CCGSOK@yahoo.com
8. HOW SHALL I MARK THE PHOTO’S AND TELL THEIR STORY?
On the back of your photo’s, lightly print your photo number and your name and address.
On a separate sheet of paper, write a short explanation (caption) for each photo. Be sure to identify each person in the photo, giving full names. Whenever possible, explain the occasion of the photo.
Or send the photo in an E-mail with the descriptions to Betty at CCGSOK@yahoo.com
If you or any of your family members are interested in having your family’s history included, or need help writing yours, please contact any of our editorial staff members (in bold)
or field representatives and place your name on the list of expected stories.
|E-mail ||CCGSOK@yahoo.com |
|Bill Avanzini ||580-927-3048 or 580-927-1025 |
|Johnnie Hudson ||580-927-2612 |
|Billie Jean Rice ||580-428-2428 |
|Betty Riley ||580-428-3285 |
|Angie Jenkins ||firstname.lastname@example.org |
|Verdell Clark ||580-927-3103 |
|Larry Bowerman ||580-927-3296 |
|Zelma Dean Brecheen ||580-428-3439 |
|Lorene Caruthers ||580-845-2241 |
|Carl & Pat McEntire ||580-927-3023 |
|Riley Townsend ||580-927-1150 |
|Delora Miles ||580-428-3436 |
|Kathy Hampton Smith ||580- 428-3244 |
|Bernice Crane ||580-845-2226 |
Email Betty Riley at: CCGSOK@yahoo.com
This will help us to know about how many copies we will need to order.
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