Ms. Ellsberry began genealogical publication in 1958, when she published her
own family history, The Warrens and You. In researching her own family,
she found that libraries needed additional information from cemetery records,
wills, land records, probate records, census records, etc., to help people with
their family history. Ellsberry decided that she wanted to help by publishing
books that contained solid genealogical data. She taught school for 34 years,
but on weekends and summer vacation, she would travel around to different courthouses
and cemeteries, recording the information she found. She also corresponded with
several researchers and helped them in their research. Ellsberry self-published
more than 300 books, and most of them are available for sale.
Most of the compilation of these books took place between 1958 and into the
1970s, so the recorded information should include the cemetery and/or courthouse
records of that time period.
Ms. Elizabeth Prather Ellsberry
P.O. Box 206
Chillicothe, MO 64601