To Escape Into Dreams by Hélène Hinson Staley is a three-volume collection.
To Escape Into Dreams echoes my voice and those of ancestors, the author says on the back cover of volume I.
“IT IS ABOUT dreams and family histories. It is about those significant to me. To Escape Into Dreams is filled with photo-heirlooms, commentaries, documentations, stories, observations and speculations. It models and preserves family history and reflects struggles immigrants to America persevered and endured. It reflects the struggles of early American-born generations. This book is a summation-combination heirloom-scrapbook, genealogical-compilation-history book. If you are interested in genealogy or currently tracing a family tree, this book will inspire you. The research process is explained by the uncovering of paper trails, tombstones, photos and family stories.”
Both volumes Appendices of:To Escape Into Dreams include the compilations of the following families:
ØBiller (Bealer, Bealor, Biler, Böhlen, [Böllen])
ØEagle (Egle, Egli, Egley)
ØGiordano (Giordino, Gardini, Gardine, Jardine)
ØMetallo (Matalle, Mattallo, Mattalo, Metalle, Metallo, Mital, Mctal, McTall)
ØSines (Seignes, Sins, Synes)
ØWyatt (Wiatt), among others.
Volume II of the appendices also includes lineages of William the Conqueror, Vernons of Haddon Hall and Frederick Lord Leighton. Volume III of the appendices includes lineages of 12th U.S. President Zachary Taylor. Volume I: To Escape Into Dreams provides detailed genealogical stories and histories of those families itemized above.