Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Unlock the Past genealogy books available in US from Maia's Books

One of the real highlights from last week's trip to Illinois was the opportunity to meet Martha Mercer, a bit of a legend in the genealogy book retailing world in the US! Martha runs Maia's Books (www.maiasbooks.com) from her home in Columbus, Ohio, and is a regular visitor to the US genealogy convention circuit. Amongst the many offerings she has for sale, Mart
ha carries a substantial stock of Unlock the Past books, including the following titles from yours truly:
  • A Decade of Centenaries: Researching Ireland 1912-23
  • British and Irish Newspapers
  • Discover Irish Land Records
  • Discover Scottish Church Records (2nd edition)
  • Discover Scottish Land Records
  • Discover Scottish Civil Registration Records
  • Down and Out in Scotland: Researching Ancestral Crisis
  • Irish Family History Resources Online (2nd edition)

Most of these books are not listed on Maia's website, the exception being Discover Scottish Civil Registration Records (www.maiasbooks.com/?page=shop/flypage&product_id=19669&keyword=Paton&searchby=&offset=0&fs=1) but all are available - so if interested, please drop her a note and ask for further details. (Martha also sells my two Pen and Sword published books, Tracing Your Family History on the Internet (2nd ed), and Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet).

 Shameless selfie with Martha Mercer from Maia's Books!

As well as my own titles you will also come across books from fellow Unlock the Past authors such as Paul Milner, Helen Smith, Shauna Hicks, Graham Jaunay, Thomas MacEntee, Rosemary Kopittke and others - ironically, the only book I purchased in the US last week, from Maia's Books, was in fact Shauna Hicks' books on Australian parish registers! The full range of Unlock the Past books, originally published in Australia, is listed at http://unlockthepast.com.au/unlock-past-publications - if something there takes your fancy, do ask Martha if she can source a copy for you!

UTP books on sale at FGS

UTP books advertising stand

UTP author Helen Smith
UTP authors Paul Milner and yours truly!
UTP authors Paul Milner and Helen Smith

Shameless selfie with US genie Amy Johnson Crow and Martha Mercer!

For details of additional Unlock the Past books distributors in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the UK, please visit my Books page at http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html.

(With thanks to Martha and her team at the FGS show!)


For details on my genealogy guide books, including A Decade of Irish Centenaries: Researching Ireland 1912-1923Discover Scottish Church Records (2nd edition), Discover Irish Land Records and Down and Out in Scotland: Researching Ancestral Crisis, please visit http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html.

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