I have a few books written by others that has formed a large part of my family research. I’ve posted some of them below.
In 2001, Anna Beth Wynne and Velma White compiled a brief history of Thore Anstensen Eggen, his ancestors, and descendants. This book traces parts of my Melby branch of the family. I took the original word files I had and compiled them into an Adobe PDF file.
The Colwick Family Book
Velma White compiled this brief look at the Colwick family (Kolvig in Norway). I’m not sure when she put this together. I scanned it an have posted it as an Adobe PDF file.
Our Ostebee Family
This is the family research compiled by Joyce Ostebee. It is a branch off of the Melby side focusing on Tarald Mikkelson from Norway and goes as far back as the year 1600 in parts. The Ostebee family and their cousins (to include some of the Melbys) come from Sand Parish, Rogaland County in Norway. It is a pretty large volume, so I had to break it into several pieces in order to post on the internet.
- Section 1 – Ancestors
- Section 2 – Tarald & Margrete
- Section 3 – Mikkel & Cecilia
- Section 4 – Ben
- Section 5 – Anna Nybru
- Section 6 – Halvard
- Section 7 – Sam
- Section 8 – Johan
- Section 9 – Lars
- Section 10 – Mandius
- Section 11 – Sarah & Ingebret
- Section 12 – Martha Meling
An O’Hearn Family History: Pioneers and Patriots
Compiled in 2000 by Suzanne O”Hearn Mills, this is a brief collection of her research into the O’Hearns who immigrated from the County of Limerick in Ireland.
Our Ancestors from The Potomac to the Lavaca: Brown-Riney and Allied Families
The one book I have from my father’s side of the family (the Stewart branch). Also known as “The Big Brown Book” because its big and, well it’s cover is brown. It was printed in 1996 and compiled by Wallace B. New. This thing is huge, I’ve barely scratched the surface of this volume.