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Don Runnels, Author to Sign Books at NGS

Gregath Co., is pleased to announce that genealogical author, Donald Edward Runnels will be signing his books at NGS/GENTECH 2005 in booth #417, Saturday, June 4, from 12:15-1:15 PM.  The author’s books include Runnels and Their Relationships – “The Governor’s Line", Runnels/Reynolds & Such – “An Unfinished Work of Love", and Kiefer & Their Relationships – “A Collection of Family Information".  He is currently editing his fourth work, The Beauty of DeMents – “A Collection of Family Treasures" with another genealogical book in the planning stages.  Runnels is published exclusively through Gregath Co.. 

The author has been working in the genealogical field, with his ancestors since 1987.  His foray into family history began with encouragement from his wife, Jean.  At that time, the couple called Georgia home.  Runnels relates, “Sometimes it (research) is frustrating, sometimes it is exciting, sometimes it is boring, but in the long run it is the most addicting adventure one person can ever undertake. This undertaking of my family records could not have been possible had it not been for the encouragement, perceptiveness, and the deep understanding love devoted to me by my wife.”  He made extensive use of both the Georgia State Archives and the National Archives and Records Administration’s Atlanta branch.  Just after his first decade of family research, in 1998, he published his first book.  Though, as with all new researchers, he began researching in a small way, it has magnified into a love of knowing family and their histories.  

After corporate retirement to Florida, the author continues his commitment to genealogy and histories of his respective families.  His published works include a small portion of family records as a way he can repay some of the help to those who still struggle in finding their connection with the past life. Some information contradicts others; but, as with most genealogical works, it was recorded as it was found or received by the author. Notes Runnels, “I can't help think of the information someone can hold; either doing some small research for themselves or others; or old documents and records passed along from family to family. Some researchers spend hours, days, months and years; searching for information on their family when others have that information readily available to them and don't know how much it means to share.”

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