Henry Z. Jones, Jr.
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Henry Z. Jones, Jr. or 'Hank" as his friends and cousins call him, is the author of many award winning genealogical books. His newest publication, More Psychic Roots is a sequel to his bestseller Psychic Roots, Adventures in Serendipity & Intuition in Genealogy.

From Genealogical Publishing Company's press release:

More Psychic Roots - Further Adventures in Serendipity & Intuition in Genealogy. The long-awaited sequel to Psychic Roots - the ground breaking work used by NBC-TV for an episode of "Unsolved Mysteries"

More Psychic Roots like its predecessor, the highly acclaimed Psychic Roots, is all about the influence of coincidence and serendipity on genealogical research, the chance combination of events over which the researcher has no control but which nevertheless guides him to a fortuitous discovery. It's amazing, says Jones, how often hunches, intuition, or the unforeseen play a part in the research process. Certainly chance or dumb luck sometimes leads us straight to information we would not have found by any other means - to a record kept in an improbable place, to an ancestor's second wife we didn't know anything about, or to a fascination with a place or a time period that holds an unexplained resonance for us. Is it luck? Coincidence? Is there a psychic dimension to the research process? Do our ancestors ask to be understood and have their stories told? Whatever it is, its role in genealogical research is far too important to ignore, especially since so many of us have experienced it in one form or another.

Like the original volume, More Psychic Roots contains a collection of stories and experiences contributed by genealogists the world over - hobbyists as well as professionals. Thus in these pages we have the insights of 200 ancestor hunters from such countries as Canada, Mexico, Germany, England, Australia, and, of course, the U.S.A. - all of whom discuss their experiences in light of synchronicity, intuition,genetic memory, and serendipity. If you liked the first volume, you will positively delight in this sequel, which is guaranteed to enliven the debate about serendipity and intuition in genealogy.

How to order:

"Psychic Roots" - 236 pp., indexed, paperback, pub. 1993. ISBN 0-8063-1388-9. $14.95

"More Psychic Roots" - 274 pp., indexed paperback, pub. 1997, ISBN 0-8063-1524-5. $16.95

To get more information on ordering these books from Genealogical Publishing Company (1001 N. Calvert St, Baltimore MD 21202), you may call them at 1-800-296-6687.

Hank's a natural in the "spotlight" as he's been there since he was a youngster!

Some of the Crippen cousins will probably remember the Tennessee Ernie Ford television show. Hank was a regular on that show and appeared in quite a number of movies, but I remember him most for his role on the television show My Three Sons where he played Robby's best friend.

Hank's Crippen ancestor hunt was part of his beginnings into the "psychic" element of his books. His ancestral line comes down through Ichabod Crippen (John4, John3, Jabez2, Thomas1)

Congratulations Cousin Hank!

Hank is also the author of:

The Palatine Families of New York - 1710

More Palatine Families

The Palatine Families of Ireland

Westerwald to America

Among his awards are:

Winner of the prestigious Donald Lines Jacobus Award as author of the best genealogical work published in 1986

Award of Merit from the National Genealogical Society in recognition of distinguished work in genealogy.


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