Gabrielle F. Culmer


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The Eleutherian Voyagers and Beyond

In this short historical research and travel study, Gabrielle attempts to clarify the myths and combs through the historical material to examine the lives and genealogy of the small group of first settlers to Eleuthera in 1648, and originally from the UK. She uses actual photographs of the undeveloped physical scenery that they would have first encountered on their expedition along the long island’s landscape.

It is intriguing why they left their homes, the lifestyle they initially endured and how they survived. Some of which has been alluded to in the study. The historical information collected about daily life requires accuracy. Gabrielle also uses exclusive knowledge by having partial ancestry on the island and having spent many holidays over two decades.

The author objectively scans through the material. She starts with the factual background and history of some of the illustrious lives of the people who likely started the expedition to the unknown and the socio-economic consequences of their plight. “Elutheria” was once considered to be an “Isle in the middle of the ocean” among the 17th century navigators. She describes the evolution over centuries of how a small island evolved and produced thriving descendants from undeveloped terrain and the journeys that reintegrated them into modernity. This is a story of determination and sacrifice of those who contributed to start a new way of life. 

New press release for "The Eleutherian Voyagers and Beyond." Genealogy book. Voyage and history of early settlers of Eleuthera explored in new book Author Gabrielle F. Culmer announces publication of ‘The Eleutherian Voyagers and Beyond’ NEW YORK – In 1648, a group of 70 settlers set sail for the island of Eleutheria. After harsh conditions and strict laws, only 35 settlers remained. Gabrielle F. Culmer’s new book, “The Eleutherian Voyagers and Beyond: A Genealogical Study of Early Eleutherans” (published by iUniverse), explores the history of the families that decided to settle on what is now a small Bahamian island in search of new opportunities. Culmer spent years crafting previous historical knowledge and carefully compiling research to clarify myths and examine the lives and genealogy of the small group of early settlers to Eleuthera. Within the pages of “The Eleutherian Voyagers and Beyond” are photographs of the undeveloped landscape they would have encountered on their expedition as well as details of the lives of the people who journeyed to the unknown island. Culmer provides answers as to why the settlers may have left their homes in Europe, what challenges they faced and how they survived the journey and eventual conditions of the island. Later journeys followed and a witness account depicts the perseverance of early members of the community. “The Eleutherian Voyagers and Beyond” was written to assist in the understanding of the unity of different elements of families and learning about ancestors. The book also asserts the existence of those who later settled from other remote territories where records were challenging. Culmer hopes readers take away “an appreciation of the builders of a modern society, their contribution, the concept of voyages of the travelers to Eleuthera and who they were.” “The Eleutherian Voyagers and Beyond” By Gabrielle F. Culmer Softcover | 5 x 8 in | 48 pages | ISBN 9781532054426 E-Book | 48 pages | ISBN 9781532054433 Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble About the Author Gabrielle F. Culmer is a lawyer with degrees from universities in New York, Chicago and the United Kingdom. She enjoys travelling, horseback riding and researching history. Culmer has previously written five novels and two collections of poetry. For more information, visit Culmer’s website at:

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