Adolph, a professional genealogist who appears regularly on British television and radio, has produced an accessible introduction to researching British family history. In the first section, he discusses the fundamentals involved in this research-e.g., talking to living relatives, collecting family photographs-and lists various web sites, libraries, archives, and publications available to contemporary researchers. The second and third sections cover the (mostly British) records helpful in such a quest. The fourth and final section highlights a range of topics related to researching one's family lineage, from genetics to psychic investigations. On nearly every page, Adolph provides samples of documents related to the task as well as "Where To Search" and "Quick Reference" informational snippets. This sea of graphics may be too busy and fragmented for some readers but will definitely appeal to younger researchers more attuned to the visual style. A listing of useful addresses and an index complete the book. Bottom Line Where Mark Herber's Ancestral Trails better serves the experienced researcher, Adolph's book suits the novice genealogist or casual reader. Recommended for genealogical and public library collections.-Elaine M. Kuhn, Allen Cty. P.L., Ft. Wayne, IN Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.