Does anyone have this book?

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In reference to the Hankins Family tree:  I am searching for a book that was written by a family member and published in 1996, that being:

ANCESTORS PAST AND RECENT PAST OF WILLIAM E. WRIGHT AND L. IONE HANKINS  by Helen Wright Prince ......  This book is no longer available for purchase.   Is it possible that someone in the WIKITREE FAMILY would have a copy to share?

Your generosity would be greatly appreciated.

Evelyn McKelvey  (Murray-2307)
in Genealogy Help by Evelyn McKelvey G2G6 Mach 1 (15.9k points)
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Evelyn McKelvey  (Murray-2307)

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Evelyn, if you Google the title, claims to have one copy of this book for sale for $25.
by Dennis Barton G2G6 Pilot (394k points)
selected by Evelyn McKelvey
Thank you Dennis,   I bought that book!  Can't wait to get it!  .... Evelyn  McKelvey (Murray-2307)
Glad I could help!  I can relate, since I had the same problem not long ago.  I finally resolved it, but not quite that easily.  Good luck with your purchase.

Just wanted to let you know that, my order was accepted on the 13th July and acknowledged.  Today, 16th July,  they cancelled and said it was not available.    This same thing happened several years ago, it was Amazon then also.   Guess I got excited for nothing!

Hi again Evelyn, sorry to hear that.  As I noted, I once had the same problem, so I can suggest a couple of things you might try.   I see that this book is listed in the Library of Congress card catalog, so it does exist:

If it isn't convenient for you to travel to the Library of Congress, try checking with some other libraries in the area where the author lived and did most of her research.  Authors often donate a few copies of their genealogy works to the genealogy rooms in the area where most of the family resided.  If you can identify a library somewhere that has it, you can either go there or can sometimes get your own local library to set up an inter-library loan, or at least find somebody to do lookups..

In my case, I had had a couple of e-mail exchanges with another family member who was actually related to the author, and he was able to come up with an e-mail address.  By that time the author was deceased, but I wrote to his widow, and after a little back and forth discussion, she graciously sent me an electronic copy, not of the original publication, but of an updated manuscript that the author was working on at the time of his death.  It had even more data than the original publication, so I really lucked out.  Perhaps if you can find some contacts within the author's family, or among descendants, they would be able to help you.

I'd also suggest that you re-post your original question in G2G, since most readers are not likely to see these comments from an older post.  Good luck!
besides libraries near where the author lived, check out if there are and genealogical or historical societies in those towns. I know a few small towns where I've run into have a "society" that is really now just one person or a couple people with all the paper sources.

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