Picton Press has been a publisher for over 40 years, specializing in genealogical and historical research material of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. We have earned the reputation for being the highest quality genealogical publisher, a reputation we intend to keep.
There have been many changes on the genealogical scene over the past years; available sources have expanded greatly, standards of scholarship have improved, and American's interest in their ancestry has expanded greatly. But the importance of the highest standards of research and the need for intellectual honesty remain unchanged.
We will continue to bring you both quality and honesty in the future as we have in the past. WE HAVE MOVED! One recent change is that in January 2013 Picton Press moved its inventory, shipping, and some editorial work to Florida. Our new address is: Picton Press, Lewis Bunker Rohrbach, 814 E. Elkcam Circle, Marco Island, FL 34145-2558. Our web site is unchanged, and the fastest and best way to communicate with us is at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Our old Rockland address and telephone number are no longer in service. For those who need to reach us by phone, 239.970.2442 is the best number in Florida for us. Another recent change is that effective immediately and with the greatest reluctance we have had to add a 4% service charge to all orders utilizing credit or debit cards for payment, which simply reflects the amount we are now charged for accepting them (Those "cash-back" offers of 1%, 2%, now even 3%, are charged to the merchants - rest assured that the credit card companies don't pay you with their money!). SAVE MONEY: mail us your order with the correct payment by check (remember sales tax and the correct shipping charge) and for all orders above $200.00 we will ship to you by Priority Mail but you will pay only for standard Media Mail delivery. NEWS FOR LIBRARIES: There is no change for library invoice orders; just mail them to the new address in Florida [814 E. Elkcam Circle, Marco Island, FL 34145-2558] and we will handle them in our usual prompt fashion. A major change concerns our CDs and DVDs which contain the one million pages of original images of Bernese church records from the 1500s to 1875, and the roughly one million original pages of Chorgerichtsmanuale [the church disciplinary committee records] for the Bernese Kirchgemeinde. We now are allowed to sell our Swiss CDs and DVDs to American libraries so long as they do not lend out the CDs or DVDs to patrons. Staatsarchiv Bern in Bern, Switzerland together with Picton Press have designed a simple but secure method for libraries to share their CD/DVD records with patrons while virtually elmininating the risk of unauthorized and illegal duplication of the original material. Please contact me for information. It appears that 2013 will be a rather busy year for Picton; already we have published four new books and have our usual backlog of vital records and other projects. Best of luck in your genealogical and historical research. OUR CHECK-OUT HAS BEEN ON 'THE FRITZ' If you have any difficulty in ordering please contact us directly at: LEWISROHRBACH@PICTONPRESS.COM or LEWISROHRBACH@HOTMAIL.COM In rare cases, call us at 239-970-2442. PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE. We will get back to you. Lewis Bunker Rohrbach, president, Picton Press, 27 February 2013