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A Student's Guide to British American Genealogy (Oryx American Family Tree Series) Hardcover

ISBN-13: 978-0897749824 ISBN-10: 0897749820 Edition: annotated edition

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 10 and up
  • Grade Level: 5 and up
  • Series: Oryx American Family Tree Series
  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Greenwood; annotated edition edition (December 15, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0897749820
  • ISBN-13: 978-0897749824
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.1 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,534,364 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Grade 7 Up?This volume explores why people trace their roots and includes a discussion of adopted children and a list of resources available to them (primarily for searching for birthparents). Chapters summarize English, Scottish, and Welsh history and traditions, describing names, nobility, clans, and heraldry, and the history of British immigration to America. Instructions are given on how to start a genealogical search. The last chapter addresses how to preserve what is found. Each section includes an extensive bibliography. While most students doing genealogical projects would not be going into the depths of research outlined here, the basic information should prove useful. Black-and-white reproductions of historical drawings and photographs appear throughout, along with a 16-page insert of full-color photographs that focus on Britain today. There is one problem with this title. While material about finding birthparents is important to adopted children, a book on genealogy of a specific ethnic group may not be the most appropriate place for a four-page list of resources for adoptees searching for biological family. Altogether, however, this is a well-written and rich resource for interested students.?Jane Gardner Connor, South Carolina State Library, Columbia
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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This is a well-written and rich resource for interested students." -- School Library Journal, April 1996

More About the Author

Anne E. Johnson is the author of these novels:

- Tween paranormal mystery EBENEZER'S LOCKER (MuseItUp)
- The Webrid Chronicles (Noir sci-fi) GREEN LIGHT DELIVERY and
BLUE DIAMOND DELIVERY(Candlemark & Gleam)
- Historical romance novelette A KISS AT VESPERS (coming soon)
- Tween medieval mystery TROUBLE AT THE SCRIPTORIUM (Royal Fireworks)
- Coming soon: YA sci-fi adventure SPACE SURFERS (Candlemark & Gleam)

Drawing on her eclectic background, which includes degrees in classical languages and musicology, Anne E. Johnson has published in a wide variety of topics and genres. She's written non-fiction books for children with the Rosen Group and feature articles for adults in serials such as The New York Times and Stagebill Magazine.

As the author of nearly forty published short stories, she has won writing prizes for both children's and adults' short fiction. For a complete list of her publications, please visit her website, AnneEJohnson.com.

Anne lives in Brooklyn with her husband, playwright Ken Munch.

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