The text has been sent off to
Troy Book Makers!
The next step is to select a book cover. Melissa has given me three possible book covers. Elements from each may be mixed and matched. Two elements I want to keep are a large 'family' tree and a few family photos. I may change which photos are used.
Help. I am looking for your opinion. Please leave a comment and let me know which one you like best.
After the cover is selected one book will be printed which I will proof read. When each word is in place, copies will be printed. Watch my blog for that big day!
The Mark Family Story begins with Thomas Kenneth & N. Regina (Gruissy) Mark of Ohio. It moves back in time to include their ancestors and forward in time to their descendants. This story is the result of several years of genealogical investigation including research in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington, D. C. Birth and death certificates, marriage licenses, maps, newspaper clippings, church records and deeds have been pieced together to show the family’s progress through the years from Swiss and German ancestors to their American descendants. Through the years other family names become intertwined with the Mark family: Brown, Dick, Gruissy, Heffelfinger, Keck, Ritter and Wolf. Of course, family history is more than dates and places. These facts are only the trunk of the family tree. The leaves of the tree are people: aunts and uncles, grandparents, siblings and more. Old family letters and interviews with family members, local histories, timelines and photographs help the story and the people come alive once again.