Saturday, August 14, 2010

August 14 - Happy Birthday to Francis (Copeland) Gardner!

Happy Birthday to my dear sister - Francis (Copeland) Gardner!

You've been a part of my life from the very beginning, and hopefully to the very end.

May you be blessed with joy and love on this birthday and for all days to come.

Love from your big sister, Cousette

Cousette (left) and Fran (right)

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

McKays and McKinlays

I am now beginning serious research on McKay and McKinlay descendants.

I've been in contact with McKay and McKinlay cuzzins and they are sharing information.

One McKay descendant is coming to the San Jose area in 1 week and I'll meet her and hear about her side of the family. Can you believe it - her daughter lives here (married so a different name). This is yet another instance of relations living nearby and us not knowing!

Spoke to 82 year old Melvin Koons (a Copeland cuzzin) in Arizona - who said when he was growing up in Oklahoma - everyone knew everyone and all their relations.

By writing these American Genealogy books, this is a way for all of us to get to know each other!

I'm not forgeting my Copeland cuzzins. It took all my life to find them, and I feel so 'rich' to have connected with them!

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Saturday, August 7, 2010

Bolton Community Friends Church blog link

Bolton Community Friends Church: An American Genealogy: The Copeland Family of Mont...: "The book, An American Genealogy: The Copeland Family of Montgomery County Kansas, by Cousette Copeland is availabe for sale. The book inclu..."

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

An American Genealogy is Available for Purchase!

Finally! After months of wrangling with the publisher over print and cover quality, I have approved the book and it is being published.

An American Genealogy: The Copeland Family of Montgomery County Kansas is available for sale.

The book will be on Amazon.com by next week. From this web site, I will have autographed copies ready to send out on August 19, 2010. As a 'release' special, I am offering free shipping to the lower 48 states through Sept. 2010. After Sept., the shipping charge is $3.50.

Contact me for rates to ship to AK, HI, and international destinations.

For those of you that purchased the 6 x 9 pre-release copy in April, here are the major differences:
  • Most of the copyedits have been fixed
  • Additional photos have been included (an early photo of Abner, Samantha, and 3 of the boys in front of their house with a dog and chickens; Susan Pence Copeland; the Scheel/Marshall daughters and mother; Arlene Copeland)
  • Donna Copeland's memory of her father Donald William Copeland, including his military background and Purple Heart
  • A 1937 letter from Donald Copeland to his grandmother Samantha Copeland
  • The Obituary and Memorial Card for Arlene Copeland, who passed away on June 21, 2010.

I am so proud of this book, and am still in awe of the wonderful people that I met, and who told me the wonderful stories about the Copelands and their relations. I hope you enjoy reading this book as much as I did in writing it!

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