Alan Daves is a descendant of Edmond Reaves and author of "The Descendants of Edmond Reaves (1775-1855)" of Calhoun County, Alabama. The writing and publishing of Volume I and II of the book was the start of AlanDavesPublishing. Through the process of writing and publishing the books, Alan learned the ins and outs of small business/Indie publishing and the role of "Self-Publishing" in today's literary world.
The author is available via the contact us tab or via email at Alan.Daves@AlanDavesPublishing.com for questions on genealogy research or experiences in self-publishing. Also, if you have some questions regarding the Reeves or Reaves ancestry, he can try to help. Although Alan has the most experience with research on ancestry.com, he can provide some additional hints as well.
BLOG: The blog on the second tab has several main categories. One category details the step by step process for developing eBooks as well as self-publishing print versions. This blog category has information that can be useful to any budding author or self-publisher. Another main category focuses on genealogy research. This category tries to provide helpful hints based on lessons learned as I learned the best ways to research my ancestors. This category is certainly useful to other amateur genealogists. Anyone interested may subscribe to the site and the blog or follow it on facebook via networked blogs.
FACEBOOK: AlanDavesPublishing has a page on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/pages/AlanDavesPublishing/190173414363949?ref=hl
Volume I: Volume I is a reference book. It contains the genealogical report from Robert Ryves (b. 1490) down to the the 18th generation many of whom were born in the 21st century. Over half of the book are references for the facts in the report. The report will tell you not only that X married Y on a certain date but the reference cited will tell you that the information came from a particular record like a census report or a marriage index, etc.
Volume II: This volume details the story of the ancestors of Edmond Reaves back to Robert Ryves. It also provides some information on his descendants, focusing on William Clemens Reeves and the part of the family that pioneered the area of Hokes Bluff and Ball Play in Etowah County, Alabama. Additionally Volume II is a full color book with many photographs.
PRINTED VERSIONS: The print versions are available at the Web Store link above, the first link below or via Amazon.com.
eBook Versions: If you have a Nook, Kindle, or enjoy reading books on your computer or mobile device, you can purchase the eBook version of Volume I at BN.com at the sidebar link (ePub format) or the eBook Kindle version at Amazon.com at the bottom of this page. Although it is convenient to read on my Nook and iPhone, it doesn't do the content justice.