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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.
Soft cover, over 400 pages with family charts, timelines, old letters, many photographs & an index. $40 + $5 postage
Printed in 2011 at Troy Book Makers, Troy, N.Y.
Book comments:

Thank you for sending me your book, The Mark Family Story.  It is very well written and easy to “sit back and read”.  I have already spent a few hours reading through it and plan to spend many more. No doubt, your book will be a big hit at the next family reunion. – Larry Knox, author of ” The Ritter Family of Lehigh and Northampton Counties in Pennsylvania”

Colleen, the book arrived and it’s a beautiful book.  I really like the personal stories and I’m looking forward to spending time with it. Thanks for all the time and love you’ve invested in this book. – Terri Frymanin Ohio

Already learned many new things about the family. And I am enjoying the journey. Thanks so much for doing it. – Aileen Roberts in Ohio

I think it’s awesome! I really enjoy how you have incorporated historic facts and events in the book. It really helps paint a picture of the time. – Nancy Dilley in Minnesota

Remembrances is the story of my mother’s family from stories told me to when I was a child to research I did as an adult. My maternal grandmother’s family includes the surnames Brady, Coyle, Cunningham, Gibney, Mullane, Sullivan & more from the counties Cavan, Cork & Tipperary in Ireland. My maternal grandfather’s family includes the surnames Edelstein, Farkas, Gartner, Horn, Katz, Weissberg & more from Eastern Europe. How did these very different families come together? What was life like for my grandparents? What were the celebrations and sorrows in their lives? Research in archives, libraries, courthouses & cemeteries helped me answer many questions about these families. Photographs, letters, diaries and documents helped to bring these ancestors to life once again. This book includes timelines, family tree charts, local history, source citations and an index. It is my sincere hope that the stories in this book will keep our family’s ancestors alive far into the next generations.

Soft cover with family tree charts, maps, photographs, timelines & local history.  344+ pages. $40 + $5 postage.

Printed in 2016 at Troy Book Makers.

Contact me for copies. Colleen Pasquale cgbp@nycap.rr.com


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