Recent Announcements

Korean War Service Medals Uncovered

posted Apr 1, 2012, 8:44 PM by Frank Davis   [ updated Apr 1, 2012, 8:47 PM ]

March 22, 2012 Kennesaw, Georgia.    As part of the ungoing research related to The 835 novel, the full list of medals awarded to Frank Davis are now being disclosed to many people for the first time. Ships Serviceman Second Class Frank Davis was awarded the Purple Heart, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Citation, Republic Of Korea War Service Medal, and the Combat Action Ribbon for his courageous service in Korea.   Frank died near Tanchon Korea when the USS Brush hit a mine during naval exercises.


Frank Davis Named Ancestry.Com Ace

posted Apr 1, 2012, 7:50 PM by Frank Davis

April 1, 2012   Kennesaw, Georgia.     Frank Davis has been named an Ancestry Ace by Ancestry.Com corresponding to the release of the new 1940's census archive.    In the coming weeks, Frank will be working with Ancestry.Com to uncover even more new material related to The 835 novel.
The National Archives and Records Administration will open the 1940 U.S. Federal Census on April 2, 2012—the first time this collection will be made available to the public. Once we receive the census, we will begin uploading census images to our site so the public can browse them. Initially, this collection will be what we call a browse-only collection. This means a person can scroll through the pages of the census districts much like you would look at a microfilm or a book. At the same time, we will be working behind the scenes to create an index of the census that will eventually allow people to search for their family members by name as they currently can with all other censuses on Note also that the 1940 U.S. Federal Census will be accessible free of charge throughout 2012 on

The 835 Highlighted In Washington D.C.

posted Feb 26, 2012, 5:18 PM by Frank Davis   [ updated Feb 27, 2012, 9:04 PM ]

February 25, 2012 Washington, D.C. - The 835 Novel was highlighted today at the ASALH Annual Luncheon & Featured Authors event at the Renaissance Washington D.C. hotel as part of the annual Black History Month program sponsored by Comcast, Bank of America, and PNC Bank and co-organized by Howard University. During the event, Frank Davis revealed previously unreleased details about his research including new Korean War and German ancestry facts.   During the Featured Authors event, Frank was joined by The 835 contributors Meredith 'Skippie' Brock, Ann Houston, Curtis Davis, and Lee Jackson.   Frank was also joined by family, friends, and book enthusiasts.   During the Featured Authors Event, Frank also unveiled the new leather bound special edition version of The 835 and the recently released standard hardback version of the book.  

'The 835' Author To Conduct Seminars

posted Dec 16, 2011, 9:25 PM by Frank Davis   [ updated Feb 26, 2012, 5:28 PM ]

February 26, 2012 Lewisburg, PA. -  ‘The 835’ author Frank Davis will conduct a seminar entitled ‘Discovering Your Ancestry In The Electronic Age’ at Bucknell University on June 1st and 2nd, 2012 from 3:30 - 4:30PM.  During the seminar, Frank will discuss how ancestry researchers and enthusiasts can use electronic tools, the internet, and DNA testing to research and discover their ancestry.   Topics to be covered include search engines, the National Archives as a resource, and how to handle obstacles. Frank will also share some of the discoveries that he made about his own family using the methodology discussed in his new manuscript ‘The 835’. 

'The 835' To Be Highlighted At Washington, DC Event

posted Dec 16, 2011, 9:19 PM by Frank Davis   [ updated Dec 16, 2011, 9:27 PM ]

December 17, 2011  Atlanta, Georgia.     ‘The 835’ author Frank Davis will join 24 other invited authors in a book signing event and luncheon as part of the ASALH Black History Month Celebration being held at The Renaissance Washington D.C. Hotel on February 25, 2012.  At this event, Frank will personally sign books and discuss ancestry awareness topics with those in attendance.

And Then There Were Thirteen

posted Oct 19, 2011, 7:15 AM by Frank Davis   [ updated Feb 27, 2012, 9:05 PM ]

October 19, 2011   Atlanta, Georgia -  With the addition of Books-A-Million, the number of retailers for The 835 has now increased to thirteen.   The 835 author Frank Davis commented this morning that "never in my wildest dreams did I think we would exceed the ten retailer threshold."  

The 835 Highlighted At The ASALH Convention

posted Oct 9, 2011, 10:58 AM by Frank Davis

October 8, 2011 Richmond, Virginia - The 835 author Frank Davis just completed a successful national launch of The 835 at the Association For The Study Of African-American Life And History Convention in Richmond, Virginia. During the ASALH Convention, Frank met with a large number of book buyers and conducted a seminar on ancestry research. 

New Names Added To The 835 Register

posted Sep 26, 2011, 6:48 AM by Frank Davis   [ updated Sep 26, 2011, 6:52 AM ]

September 26, 2011 - We are pleased to annouce the additional of 25 new names to "The 835" Names Register.  The additional names include Davis and Winkey family names not listed on the previous Version 1 register.   This changes brings the total number of names to 860.   The new updated names register can be viewed and downloaded from the "Summary & Downloadable Files" pages of this site.

The 835 Now Available On Amazon

posted Sep 20, 2011, 11:31 AM by Frank Davis

9/20/2011    The 835 Novel is now available for sale at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  Words cannot express how noteworthy it is to have this book available for sale at both venues.   

The 835 Manuscript Available For Sale

posted Aug 29, 2011, 8:36 AM by Frank Davis

The 835 Manuscript Is Now Available For Sale On The PublishAmerica Website  This manuscript can also be purchased by clicking the "Buy This Book" link on the left menu sidebar of this page.

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