The Utah Redds Book to be Republished
Mason Redd, M.D.
is nothing like a book to hold, to read, to search and at times to smell. New
books give off such a nice aroma especially if bound in leather. Old books have
their own recognizable odor as well. Thirty three years after the First Edition
Utah Redds and Their Progenitors was published there are precious few copies available. I even heard from
some one that a copy of the book was for sale on e-bay and the starting price
Second Edition on CD sold out quickly. Its main claim to fame was its
search-ability and print-ability. I recall copying sections to send to our son
by e-mail when he was serving a mission in the Florida Tampa Mission while my
wife, Karen and I were serving a mission in Japan. He found the family stories
inspirational and enjoyable. Those of you who have the CD and have learned how
to use it know that one can search for a name or a photo and find it quickly on the CD.
Garbett and I considered publishing another CD using the Folio Indexing and
Retrieval Engine but could
not find anyone in Utah licensed to publish the book with this software. I was
able to find the corporation that now owns the software but it is no longer
geared to family publishing. I could have purchased a license to publish it
myself for about $2500. It didn't seem worth it.
Edition will be the same book as the First Edition except it will be published
with a perfect
bind (soft) instead of a hard bind by dmt publishing. It will most likely
be more durable than the First Edition.
book is the "Redd Bible" and is used to find out where one fits in the
family, it needed a complete index, which it doesn't have. If you have ever
tried to find yourself in the index you have learned very quickly that not
everyone listed in the book and appendices are listed in the index. One needed
to know one's father, grandfather or
Edition will have an expanded and complete index, improved photos and a few
corrected typographical and spelling errors.
we hope to include in a sleeve a PDF version CD of the whole book including the
expanded appendices contained on the Second Edition CD. This will be somewhat
searchable and quite printable. This software is much more familiar to most of
us and very
I have keyboarded nearly half of the names listed in the appendices and have found it very interesting to encounter the many different families the Redds have married into. It afforded me a glimpse of the great plan to seal families together in one big connected family. As before I am impressed with how much work and dedication Lura put into collecting the family history and writing the book.
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