New Release! The 1st Vermont Cavalry in the Civil War

by Cameron Davis on 07/03/17

154 years after the final day of the Battle of Gettysburg, the Civil War journals of Albert Drury are out!
Albert fought for the 1st Vermont, one of the most active cavalry units in the Union army. His never-before-published journals detail such legendary battles as Gettysburg, Cedar Creek and others, fighting alongside Custer, Farnsworth and other immortals.

New Genoir® Book Due Out on the 4th of July!

by Cameron Davis on 06/09/17

Genoir® is excited to publish its second book! In just a few weeks, Genoir® will release The Better Part of Valor, based on the never-before published diaries of the 1st Vermont Cavalry's Albert Drury. The 1st Vermont saw about as much fighting as any cavalry unit in the War. Ed Bearss (National Park Service Historian Emeritus), James McPherson (Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Princeton prof) and other legendary historians reviewed the book.

The Better Part of Valor is due out via Amazon on Independence Day 2017, marking the day after the end of the Battle of Gettysburg, in which Drury fought 154 years ago. Get ready to charge!

Track Our First Client's Progress!

by Cameron Davis on 05/22/17

Earlier this year, Genoir® offered to provide a free short story to the first person to respond to the contest. Melanie G. of San Leandro, CA, nailed it! When her father Chuck passed away last fall, she didn't hesitate to tell us who she wanted the narrative to be about.

Genoir® began collecting research on Chuck's long and adventurous life, provided an outline of the story to Melanie, which she signed off on, then began drafting, with research help from Linda Mauck, Genoir's® research director.

Three things we learned about Chuck? He was a heck of an athlete, an amazing family guy and a little bit of a jokester. More about that in a future blog.

In the meantime, the process of collecting research has given Melanie's family a project to help with together and something to talk about, making the story much more than about the finished product, but a gift that begins giving to all of Chuck's kids and grandkids right away. "I'm so excited to be working with Cam on this project to tell my dad's story," Melanie told Genoir®. "It'll be a cherished memory for my whole family!"

Genoir® Pilot Tests its First Client...And a Question for Our Readers...

by Cameron Davis on 03/04/17

Melanie from California was the first to respond to Genoir's® private contest to have a project undertaken for a family member. Over the next several weeks, we will document the "story within the story" about her project here. So please keep visiting!

Question: since the first contest was private, should Genoir® offer a public contest for a project? Please email us your thoughts through the website. Let us know how you would structure it, what kind of project you'd have in mind, and help us build our next possible contest!

Cameron Davis
CEO & Founder

Genoir Featured in Jan/Feb Issue of Your Genealogy Today

by Cameron Davis on 02/01/17

If you want to know what Genoir is all about, just check out this month's issue of Your Genealogy Today... Check out "Bringing Your Ancestors to Life." In three pages, you'll see the importance and fun with using your ancestors to tell your great story...

Don't Leave Without Leaving Your Story.