Finding Out About Your Family History

Finding Out About Your Family History

by Nick Hunter
     
 

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Finding Out About Your Family History, How do you make a family tree? Where can you find information about your family? Who can help you learn about your family history? Books in the History at Home series introduce young readers to some of the key skills they will need to find out about the past by getting them to think about their own families and local histories

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Finding Out About Your Family History, How do you make a family tree? Where can you find information about your family? Who can help you learn about your family history? Books in the History at Home series introduce young readers to some of the key skills they will need to find out about the past by getting them to think about their own families and local histories. This book, Finding Out About Your Family History, introduces readers to some of the key skills they will need to begin researching their family histories and compiling family trees.

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Children's Literature - Magi Evans
From their parents and grandparents, young children learn about their living relatives and, in many cases, their ancestors as well. This book, part of the “History at Home” series, explains much more about relatives, family trees, and the many resources available to help young students research their own family’s story. Readers learn that family history may involve the history of the student’s city or town, or it may mean researching immigration records from a country far away. Documents such as birth certificates reveal important information, and census records also prove valuable as a research tool. Hunter promotes interviewing family members to learn about relatives and events, and discusses the importance of keeping notes and documenting sources. Both modern and historical photographs are used to illustrate each page, with text size appropriate to the targeted reader’s level. The glossary, table of contents and index help young researchers find information easily. Young readers will be intrigued by the idea of becoming a “family history detective,” and will enjoy using the ideas put forth by the author to find out more. Recommended for public and elementary school libraries. Reviewer: Magi Evans; Ages 5 to 8.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781484602355
Publisher:
Heinemann-Raintree
Publication date:
07/01/2014
Series:
History at Home Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 2.40(d)
Lexile:
NC900L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Nick Hunter has written many non-fiction books for children. He has a degree in Modern History and specializes in writing about history and social studies.

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