Announcement: The MAXEYS of Virginia CDI'm pleased to announce the availability of a CD version of my last book:
The Maxeys of Virginia: A Genealogical History of the Descendants of Edward and Susannah Maxey, Third Edition, 1085 pp., index, maps, Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., 2000.The book has been out of print for the last two years and no reprints or future editions will be available.
H. David Maxey, who helped me with the Third Edition, has generously put the book on CD to make it available again to the family. Dave will also be receiving orders and making and mailing copies of the CD, which I am no longer able to undertake. The following is his description of the CD.
My best to you all,
Edythe Maxey Clark
ABOUT THE CD
The CD uses standard HTML that can be read with common Internet browsers. Each page of text was electronically scanned and presented as a digital image, not as editable text, to ensure fidelity to the book. The book's index was rendered in HTML to provide hypertext links for immediate access to the text pages.The CD provides four additional indexes:
NEWS ABOUT THE CD
As of July 1, 2017, the CD will be available from:
T. Maxey-Allshouse at email@example.com
I've stopped making the CDs and answering questions about the contents, but I believe the task has been left in capable hands.
Personal Note: In 1998, I started helping Edythe and her husband, Eugene, put the Second Edition on WordPerfect 5.1 so that she could do a third edition electronically. I was retired so we each spent at least five days a week for the next two years making the Third Edition of 2000. The book sold out in a few months.
In May of 2001, a man published an obituary for Edythe on the Maxey Family Genealogy Forum of Genealogy.com. He included the claim, "She was a consummate genealogist who died just short of her 66th birthday in March of 1989." I read it to Edythe who laughed and thought it was nicely written. She didn't pass away until July 3, 2010, in Florida. Edythe's printer, Ann Hughes of Gateway Press, said the company uses the Third Edition as a guide for customers wanting to learn how to do a family genealogy.
With the Clarks' permission, in 2003 I put the book on CD, which greatly simplified duplication and distribution of copies.
We all owe thanks to those family members who helped proof-read hundreds of pages.
Best regards to all my cousins,
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