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  • Paperback: 242 pages
  • Publisher: Betterway Books; First Edition edition (August 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1558705104
  • ISBN-13: 978-1558705104
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,112,605 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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52 of 53 people found the following review helpful By S Walker on October 30, 2000
Format: Paperback
Kathy Sturdevant brings her expertise of social history to the world of family history and genealogy with humor, flair, and solid information. With clear examples and explanations of the many sources/resources available to family historians, this book bridges the often separated worlds of history and genealogy with a lively style and enjoyable wit. Tips on preserving and documenting family "artifacts," a meaty bibliography, photos (and how to "read" them), research pointers, thought-provoking ideas for research, helpful and accessible academic orientation. I took Kathy's course on the same topic (co-taught with Certified Genealogist Sharon DeBartolo Carmack)--the book demonstrates why Kathy is such a popular instructor at her institution. Reading the book is almost as good as taking the course; maybe better if you prefer to skip the required term paper. :-) On the other hand, you'll miss Sharon's infamous Halloween lecture at the local cemetery and the intriguing antique artifacts Kathy brings to class.
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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Wendy A. B. Whipple on January 18, 2003
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Bringing Your Family History to Life Through Social History is a great book. John Fiske said "Without genealogy, the study of history is lifeless." I believe that without history, the study of genealogy is meaningless. With this book, you can make your family history meaningful. From the forward: "Trust me. You are not alone. I felt exactly the same way you do. Names and dates on a genealogical chart were fun - for a while. Then I remember thinking, 'Is this all there is to genealogy? [...]' I was craving for something more than sterile facts." Sturdevant shows you how to make it all come to life.
The book has numerous examples, some published, some private collection materials, to help you see what you can do with your family's history. Even if you don't intend to get your stories published, there will probably be someone to follow you who will be overjoyed to read the detailed descriptions you can create with this book.
If you have a huge list of names and dates which have no real meaning, this is the book for you. It really will breathe new life into your genealogical research. I *highly* recommend Bringing Your Family History to Life Through Social History. I find it to be a very useful book, and an excellent reminder when my research stalls.
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This book will help the genealogy hound to become more than a keeper of facts. Names, dates and places are rather sterile facts. However, when we can add what life was like during those times, we have created an interesting history.

Katherine Sturdevant teaches how to create an accurate family history – even if you don’t have any family journals, diaries or tracts from your own immediate family. I found this book invaluable in helping me round out my family’s history.
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