After a yearlong hiatus spent undoing numerous inaccuracies in the family tree, research has literally been going through the roof for the past month! Cousin-collaborators are popping up all over the place, offering insights into the family's history that I never imagined! The story, and in fact the work itself, has truly taken on a life of its own. I will be spending the summer not only immersed in research, but also participating in a myriad of local and regional history festivals, reenactments, and the like.
I realize in a world where so many seem to be in need, it just doesn't make sense to think anyone would have a penny to spare for something so non-benevolent as a book, which is why I have decided NOT to ask for additional financial contributions. But you can still help make this dream come true by pre-purchasing a copy of the book, which you can do either in digital ($10), print-on-demand paperback ($15), signed first edition paperback ($25) or personalized first edition paperback ($50), formats. If you already have a copy coming, then you can help by sharing and asking your friends to 'Like' the book's Facebook page: www.facebook.com/AmericaAFamilyPerspective.
I am leaving the other incentives in place, but please be aware that I have a backlog of genealogical research already owed to previous contributors. (And man oh man, is that one hand tooled, leather-bound, hardcopy first edition going to be worth a mint after I win my Pulitzer!)
Thank you for your continued support. Next to building an ever bright and promising future with my Nancy, it is by far the most significant undertaking of my life.