The above was the first edition published in 2009
of 628 pages, 25 were just the
Edition II was published in 2012 cleaning up the many typos of the
2009 copy, adding 39 pages of family stories with 26 index pages (a
total of 668 pages - almost 1 3/4 inches thick and almost 5 pounds). The index was
just of our cousins.
Whereas I haven't counted, there are many hundreds of photos, over
900 footnotes and
thousands of cousins that make
Our Family Story quite the atypical
family history book.
Both editions have an unusual appendix that I haven't seen in any
family history book. There is a photo page of Fire Fighters,
Military (23 pages),
Nurses (8 pages), Police (3 pages), and Sports (3 pages).
Can you find any of your family members in our
Index? It's not an
Index of every single person, rather of our older cousins that hopefully
you can connect with.
Publishing both editions was an incredibly intensive endeavour.
I've been rather laid back with the family research since publications,
just attending the various family reunions ... as I've had a very long
"honey-do" list to address ... and a lot more hockey to play!
If you have family updates you wish to share, I have the long term
goal of publishing another edition (like 10 or 20 years from now).
Please contact me at
I sincerely appreciate the many cousins that have helped me accumulate
the 668 pages of Our Family
Story; I simply could not have it done it without their
sharing. Thank you.
Should you be interested in our
Our Family Story Edition II,
please contact me the costs in getting a copy to you.