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Who Do You Think You Are?: The Essential Guide to Tracing Your Family History

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2010

    Good solid companion book to the TV series.

    A good read. Many times one tends to think of genealogical works as being a long list of names to be read in a research room of an historical society. Such an environment can be intimidating, even to a phd candidate.

    This book helps to give one a comfort level about embarking on a genealogical research adventure. One need not be "Indiana Jones" to find adventure and uncover the answers to interesting mysteries of one's family/ancestors.

    So, do it for yourself. Do it for your kids. Do it for posterity. A fedora is optional, but a sense of adventure is required.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 24, 2011

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    Highly Recommended

    This is a must for anyone researching their ancestry! I loved it, it was so helpful it clearing up some confusion in my research.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 6, 2011

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    Uncovering Who You Are

    "Who Do You Think You Are" is an interesting book on discovering family history. I admit that I became interested in this book due to my intent on finding my biological father and paternal grandmother. It is important for me to obtain some closure and confirm my racial heritages. I say this because my foster mother told me about my father's Puerto Rican background, and the possibility that my grandmother on his side may be African American. His physical phenotype is similar to that of musician Daddy Yankee (except with curly hair). My real mother has Native American ancestry, with straight brown hair and brown eyes (similar complexion, hair color, and eye color as Teri Hatcher). My foster mother was kind enough to tell me certain key details about my biological parents back when I was 12). She did this because of her knowledge that I last saw both my biological father and mother in person around the time I was 6. In addition, It was obvious to her that I would eventually set out to find my history. I intend to find my biological father because I sense that he would know certain information to the answers inside of me. This book has information for me to close this gap, and the following is certain data featured in this book:
    Obtaining Vital Records: Details are given regarding online websites for locating family history. I also like the feature of certain shortcuts to take for scouting indexes such as the Ancestry and free Family Search websites. The Ancestry website is one of the listings that I am intrigued to check out first.
    Magazines: This book lists essential magazines to look into for inspiring stories, case studies, and further resources on tracing family history.
    Information on certain specialty websites such as Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness
    "Who Do You Think You Are" is an important book to get for anyone ready to uncover details in researching their family background.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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