"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.