Using Your Research

Using Your Research

by Jim Ollhoff

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Della A. Yannuzzi
This thirty-two page reference book is filled with basic information describing how to research and find information about a family's ancestors. In a clear and concise text, the author begins by showing readers how they can start their genealogical research. For example, a reader learns how to evaluate the information that he already has and where he can locate additional research sources. The author also mentions how birth and death certificates can help readers begin their research, and how some ancestor's names may be misspelled or difficulties that arise when people often share the same name. The author also talks about online searching and lists sites such as and Other good sources that can help are historical facts found in old newspapers, history books, libraries, museums, and other places. There is also a chapter about adopted children trying to locate information relating to their birth parents and family. The author also suggests that all found information be questioned and verified, since accuracy is important in determining if the information reliable. Back material includes a glossary and index. Illustrations are in color and black and white. Reviewer: Della A. Yannuzzi
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4�7—A great series for kids interested in genealogy. The books cover everything from immigration and creating a family tree to genetic genealogy and "Family Trees and Adoption." They do a wonderful job of presenting the fundamentals of genealogical research in a clear and exciting manner, debunking myths associated with the topic along the way. Understanding and properly using primary documents is stressed throughout. But, above all, the series is about enjoying research through real-life application. Attractive, spacious layouts; full-color, sharp images; clearly labeled diagrams; and scattered maps add information and appeal. A volume-specific glossary and index conclude each title. While the individual topics are related, each slim book deals with one aspect of research and could be considered for separate purchase. Great for hobbyists, these books are also an excellent resource for teachers looking to introduce research skills or to use with a unit on immigration.—Kerry Roeder, The Brearley School, New York City

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ABDO Publishing Company
Publication date:
Your Family Tree
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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