Recast is transcriptions of births, marriages, divorces, and deaths that were reported in the weekly publication Variety between January 1918 and December 1919. This was a turbulent time in world history: the Spanish Flu Epidemic and the end of the First World War. There are over 240 entries for deaths from the flu in this publication, and a majority are for persons below the age of 40, who often did not have direct descendants (children). A generation of entertainers, gone.
The e-book is free here.
Lisa S. Gorrell, Book Review: Recast: Vital Events in Variety in 1918 and 1919, by Darcie Hind Posz," National Genealogical Society Quarterly 107:3 (September 2019): 233-234.
The Chicago Stones
Like many family histories, this story began with a man's acquisition of land; that land purchased in 1835 would fund three generations. Take a romp through one hundred years of Stone and Yager history, with their lifestyle on full display in colorful scandal!
Includes transcriptions of original records, pre- and post-1871 Chicago fire records and discussions, a Register style of the Yager genealogy, and recommended listening.
Emma Jolly, "Book Review and Interview: The Chicago Stones by Darcie Hind Posz," (http://www.emmajolly.co.uk/blog/2018/01/book-review-the-chicago-stones-by-darcie-hind-posz/).
Nathaniel Lane Taylor, "Review: The Chicago Stones: A Genealogy of Acquisition, Influence & Scandal, by Darcie Hind Posz," The American Genealogist 89:4 (October 2017): 319-320.
Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, Book Review: The Chicago Stones: A Genealogy of Acquisition, Influence & Scandal, by Darcie Hind Posz," National Genealogical Society Quarterly 105:2 (June 2018): 144.
Julie Cahill Tarr, "Family History Narrative, Historical Nonfiction: The Chicago Stones: A Genealogy of Acquisition, Influence & Scandal by Darcie Hind Posz," Federation of Genealogical (FGS)Societies FORUM 29:4 (Winter 2017): 42.43.