- Hardcover: 144 pages
- Publisher: Book Sales (May 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0890091366
- ISBN-13: 978-0890091364
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 9 x 11.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #285,316 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Our Family Tree Hardcover – May, 2000
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When you start the book, it begins with "Our Family" where you write down your name along with your spouse's name and the information of when/where the wedding ceremony took place. If you're single and have no children, it's okay to put your parents in and use them as the starting family.
The next following pages are for simple information about the Husband, the Wife, and a page where you list the children and their birth information. After that is a page for Grandchildren and Descendants.
Then it gets to the Family Tree part. You fill in information about you and your spouse and then it branches off to husband's parents, wife's parents, the grandparents of both and it keeps going for 3 more generations.
That kind of scared me. The family tree tends to get a bit hairy. What comes next is what intimidates me.
After that is the section where it focuses on the Husband's Ancestral chart. It starts with information about the husband (Name, Birth, Marriage, Death/Burial, Occupation, Special Interests). Then it branches off to his parents, the parents of his parents, and keeps going for 3 more generations. All in the same format except for the last 2 generations where it all seems squished together.
The next section is about the Husband's family. You list his brothers and sisters (Up to 9 entries), their spouses and children (the children entry is just one small line!).Read more ›
It is true that some sections could have been better. If you have information on generations prior to your Great, Great, Great Grandparents, there is not space provided for them on the tree diagrams. Too much space is given for legal guardians. There is not enough space for children and grandchildren of the starting couple. One of the other reviewers mentioned that the book assumes that the first entry in the book will be a couple. This is true, but you can chose to start the book from your parents' generation if you are not part of a couple.
Basically, this is a good starting reference book. Once I've used it to conduct my family interviews, I plan to load the information from it into one of the genealogy PC programs.
It is a convenient book to take along to family gatherings to record information and fill in the blanks. I think this is a good book to start recording family history and geneology, but I would prefer another book for a completed book. In the meantime, I don't mind a few scratch-outs of mistakes in this one.
The Illustrations are early american/civil war era style. Under the "Religious Acticities" section it shows a catholic baptism of a baby and a cathedral. So, if you're not christian it doesn't really apply.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love these books. I work as an amateur genealogist and give these books to all my clients. I fill them out for them. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
loved the book will probably get more for my family this book says it all and very detailed--I would recommend this book to any one--my 11 yr. Read morePublished 10 months ago by susan m wilke
I LOVE my book! I am now working in it and the lay out of the pages are wonderful! I love it so much I will be buying another one for a gift to my sister.Published 13 months ago by Sarah
Very cool book. Happy to be able to find something like this to jot down our family info.Published 14 months ago by Courtney L.
I ordered this book from River city books for several reasons. One its a local business and I always try to buy local, and two the condition it was listed in was good, with owners... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Katie Fogarty
No, the frame for the pictures was way to small. Very disappointed in the book.Published 17 months ago by Geraldene G. Lynch