Through the Eyes of Your Ancestors: A Step-by-Step Guide to Uncovering Your Family's History

Through the Eyes of Your Ancestors: A Step-by-Step Guide to Uncovering Your Family's History

by Maureen Taylor
     
 

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Discusses genealogy, the study of one's family, examining how such an interest develops, how to get started, how to use family stories and keepsakes, where to get help, and the positive effects of such study. See more details below

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Discusses genealogy, the study of one's family, examining how such an interest develops, how to get started, how to use family stories and keepsakes, where to get help, and the positive effects of such study.

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School Library Journal
Gr 4-8-Readers are told how to access a variety of resources including vital reords, cemetery records, land records, citizenship papers, passenger lists, church records, newspapers, city directories, military records, Web sites, and genealogical libraries. The suggestions for potential sources are interspersed with anecdotes and quotes from people who have studied their family roots. The format has been designed with young people in mind-a large font size, white space, and a historical photograph or reproduction on most two-page spreads. However, the process of genealogical research is often complex and it is unlikely that children will be able to do most of the research outlined in this book independently. Motivated young researchers with adult help will find the book a good starting place.-Adele Greenlee, Bethel College, St. Paul, MN Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Burns
[T]he book is a good resource for families above and beyond the intended middle-school audience.
The Horn Book Review
From the Publisher

"By researching our family's history, we discover ourselves through our relatives." Intended as an introduction to the art of genealogy, this book admirably fulfills its purpose. It is logically arranged in ten chapters, including "Family Stories and Keepsakes," "Getting Started," and "Helpful Technology." Most chapters contain lists of special collections or resources such as the National Archives and the American Jewish Archives. In the process of discussing research, the author includes gems such as this clue to information dating: the name Wendy was invented by Sir James Barrie for a character in Peter Pan; it did not exist before 1904. Helpful charts and diagrams make research look easy and intriguing.... The book is a good resource for families above and beyond the intended middle-school audience.
Horn Book

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781422390429
Publisher:
DIANE Publishing Company
Publication date:
11/28/2009
Pages:
86
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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