Sean E. Jacobs, a professional genealogist for over forty years, makes his home in Georgetown, Texas. He comes from a long line of Texians dating back to their first arrival from Oldenburg, Germany in 1831 in Colorado County, Texas.
Mr. Jacobs continues to have a consuming interest in both Texas history and the Civil War since his boyhood. His father was one of the top six noted historians in the United States and acclaimed speaker on every avenue associated with the War Between the States until his passing in 2003. Filling in his footsteps, Jacobs has presented numerous topics at speaking engagements on Texas history and the Civil War.
Since his attendance at Texas A&M University and his extensive research on Texas history going through rolls and rolls of microfilm in the Reserve Reading Room, to today’s Internet, Jacobs has written five local history books from the piles and piles of paper records obtained from libraries across Texas.
In the last several years, Jacobs has discovered a genre that has lifted his spirits and changed the direction of his writings. His love for research and finding pieces to the puzzle has blended with his ability in storytelling, to describe history in more than just dates and places…more than just a framework of history.
History is about people…how very true! But history is about real people with blood and bones, loves and hates, strengths and weaknesses. History is about joys and sorrows, successes and failures, heartbreaks and ecstasies. Jacobs’ interpretation of history has created the need for his creative nonfiction style of writing.
He has received great reviews of his narrative style of writing in his three novels that make up the FAITH Chronicles Series. ADVERSITY – Face to Face and FAITH – Seventy Times Seven are two creative nonfiction novels that sparkle with excitement and will leave you, at times, not wanting to put the book down. The third novel, THE YELLOW ROSE – The Runaway Scrape only gets better and better.
Jacobs was once asked by a reader, after reading one of his novels, did history change?
His response was, “How many of us as adults struggle during our childhood through the date-pocketed course of history — bored, disenchanted, simply waiting for the fifty minute history class to be over and go to the neighborhood pool hall at the Dixie Chicken and spit tobacco in the spittoons. However, we all find in later years that history is the most fascinating and stimulating of all areas of knowledge? The number must be countless!
Why this unfortunate paradox? Did history change? No! What changed is the presentation and the emphasis. However important dates, names, and places may be to an expert understanding of history, they are not history, but merely the framework and the checkpoints of history.”