Diverging from the recent focus on fiction, SPG is pleased to announce a non-fiction title that is both personal and potentially helpful to genealogists — established or aspiring.
Nelson M. Baker, 19th Century Genealogist, A Family Album is a careful compilation of mementos, photographs, and documentation about a line of Bakers who lived in upstate New York. Editor Jonathan W. Baker, who descended from common ancestors, brings unique perspective to the work.
Here is the backstory as to how this compilation came to be:
Nelson M. Baker published the Genealogy of the Descendants of Edward Baker in 1867. To this day, that volume is the definitive genealogy for the descendants of Edward Baker. This volume is a group of Carte de Visite of Nelson M Baker and his siblings, his parents, his father’s siblings, and his grandmother on his father’s side. These images come from a satchel that was in the attic of the Baker homestead in Lafayette, N.Y. and were turned over, in the 1970s, to the local historian, J.Roy Dodge. He held onto the satchel waiting for any descendant to reach out to him. I connected with Mr. Dodge accidentally, by calling the Lafayette Public Library and was put in touch with Mr. Dodge, who graciously allowed me to copy and publish this book.
The book is currently available as color paperback on Amazon. Other formats are in-production.