The Descendants ofby Jared Sidney Torrance
In 1921, the surviving wife of Jared Sidney Torrance published his posthumous genealogy book, The Descendants of Lewis Elliott and Anne Hart.
This book is a milestone not only in the genealogy of the (mainly American) lines of the families concerned but also in historical documentation and it has also been a central pillar in compiling the genealogy of my own family, see
A genealogical search.
Letter 5 quoted in Genealogy or fiction? indicates clearly that Jared Sidney Torrence, as much as he wanted to find a connection between all Torrence lines, was not happy to invent one and this and other evidence leads this author to believe that JST's work is about as accurate as it can be.
I am pleased to announce that this important book has been transcribed and is available for a small charge. It is available electronically either via this site, or (for a small extra charge) it can be supplied on a CD.
Price of the book, accesed via this site is £20.00 (about $30). Please use the contact button to register your interest. I can accept payment by credit card - you can use 4QD's secure site to order "unlisted product". Just follow the instructions in the link.
There is a copy of the names index with open access available.
This book as published here is not merely a photocopy. An original copy has been scanned and OCR'd and then completely re-laid in a format similar to (but not identical with) the original. It is done in a commercial desk-top publishing program and a free 'reader' version of this program, Ovation Pro, will be included on the CD or is available from David Pilling. The big advantage of this program is that it enabled the whole book to be easily printed out, double-sided on standard A4 paper, as a pamphlet. The re-laying has been done with a view to reducing the amount of paper needed for this! I suggest you download and play with Ovation Pro as you will need this to view the book. If you want example files, I can supply many which will show you how easy the program is to use:
A pdf version could be made available, but will not give as many features as, and is harder to print prettily than, the Ovation Pro version.
The following links are to the book itself and require you to have paid and have an appropriate password.
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