Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Bost History Book needs to be published.

Several years ago one of my cousins who has done extensive Bost history research since she was a teenager (and she is 70 now!) told me about a book that would soon be published about our family.  About this time last year I found out that another relative of mine got the book ready to be published by taking old computer disks and updating them to the new word processor form for a third relative of mine who edited the text along with my 70-year-old cousin.  That's the good news.  The bad news was that the disks had been given to a historical society for publication several years ago and that they were no longer at the historical society.  However, my dad's first cousin was very confident that the person with the disks was trustworthy, so I feel better about that, but I cannot believe that this precious research is on a single set of disks and there are no back-up copies. 

One of the main reasons I started this blog is to let people know about the book and to begin collecting a list of people who might be interested in buying a copy of it, if it ever gets published.  I promise you that I am doing my best to make sure that it does.

The book is years of painstaking research by another relative.  I will give more information later.  But if you see my blog before then, and you are interested in possibly buying a copy of the book when it comes out, then become a follower of my blog.  When I post updates I think that you will get an email telling you that I did.  What I get out of it is a rough idea of how many people might buy the book if me and my cousins get it published.  If I can figure out a way to do it in the next week or so, I will put something on the page to let you tell me if you are not interested in buying it, slightly interested, very interested, or definitely will buy it.

1 comment:

  1. I have heard about this book for years as well. I am a grand-daughter of William Robert Davidson Bost, son of Vaudrey Pinkney Bost, son of WRD, son of Elias Bost. I would, of course, purchase a copy of the book. Meanwhile, I would investigate these "disks" and get a copy made! Do you know anything more? I once heard there were Civil War letters (originals) from Bost Boys serving to their loved ones back home. I live in Richmond, VA (near the Battle of Seven Pines) where I believe at least one Bost lost their life.