Who Do You Think You Are? Be a Family Tree Detective

Who Do You Think You Are? Be a Family Tree Detective

by Dan Waddell
     
 

Become a family tree detective and uncover your family heritage!

Names, eye color, hair color, nose size, personality—all can be passed down from one family member to the next. This compelling activity book gives kids the tools to investigate, discover, and preserve family secrets and treasures. Tips and ideas run the gamut from interviewing parents,

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Overview

Become a family tree detective and uncover your family heritage!

Names, eye color, hair color, nose size, personality—all can be passed down from one family member to the next. This compelling activity book gives kids the tools to investigate, discover, and preserve family secrets and treasures. Tips and ideas run the gamut from interviewing parents, grandparents, and other relatives to looking through family photos, letters, and heirlooms, as well as using the Internet for further research. Among the activities to complete:

A keepsake treasure book
A family tree poster
Family research cards
A family crest
A time capsule
A mini-census

Accessible language and funny, colorful illustrations make the ever-more-popular hobby of genealogy available to a new generation of family historians.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
This guide to genealogy, inspired by the TV series of the same name, takes readers through the steps of tracing their origins, starting with a who’s who of possible extended family members and an explanation of genes. Waddell provides oral history interview tips, Internet search guidelines, and suggestions such as consulting censuses for clues about deceased relatives. Flaps and other interactive features hold additional information, and a “treasure book” keepsake and a family tree for readers to fill in are included. Those with an interest in the topic should discover useful insights, ideas, and tips for conducting research. Ages 7–up. (Oct.)
From the Publisher
Useful insights, ideas, and tips for conducting research.
—Publishers Weekly
Children's Literature - RevaBeth Russell
This is a fun flap book where it seems like there is treasure on each page as you lift the flap. It includes a family tree poster and some index cards on which to take notes. With a detective theme the reader is encouraged to sleuth through family history. The reader is given sample questions to get them started. The book is always alerting the reader to sensitive issues in a family history search. I bristled when it incorrectly said "genes live inside the cells of your body." No, they reside or are found there. There are detective tips and Internet alerts that will help the family search. There is a crest to make your own, if your ancestors did not have one or you do not like it. You can even practice taking a survey and store it in a time capsule; instructions for that are included. There is a little bit of European history explaining what some ancestors may have experienced if you are of European descent. Learning about ones ancestors may cause interests in many other areas. This book might be the genesis for an interesting adventure. Reviewer: RevaBeth Russell

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763655471
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
09/27/2011
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
485,250
Product dimensions:
9.90(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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