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Some descriptions carry a slightly negative tone which isn't called for in such a book.
"Probably there were madness genes rattling at the bottom of the family tin, but the instruments didn't reach deep enough to find them."
Some rabbis have ancestors who are rabbis, but this is roughly similar to a doctor's son becoming a doctor.
I enjoyed Slaves in the Family by Edward Ball so much, this book was a major disappointment. He starts off with some hair samples from his family in the early 1800s which is fine... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Still rocking
The book was completely differant than I antiscipated;......actually, I found it to be much more interesting as it gives a background of the family members through personal items... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Geraldine L. Haynes
Having done genealogy for 20+ years each and every book adds knowledge. I recommend this book highly as it gave me much in site to the questions I had and found more. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Diana L Ledger
I was really excited in the beginning when he first got his results, but; he really got to many places doing his testing for him. Read morePublished on December 28, 2009 by Greenville National Bank
There's "genealogy" and there's "family history" -- and then there's the full-dress collective biography of a family, which is much more difficult to create, much less to make... Read morePublished on July 27, 2009 by Michael K. Smith
Southern author finds locks of hair from ancestors. Has them analyzed for DNA. Finds nothing.
There you have it. That's pretty much the whole book. Read more
The author comes upon some "hairlooms" and shares what he learns as he pursues DNA analysis on them.
The book rambles. Read more
Learning family history through a few strands of his ancestors' hair was what I thought the premise of Edward Ball's book was. Read morePublished on March 16, 2008 by The Nerd
The potential for a great book has been missed. The raw material - hair from long deceased family members & DNA testing meant it should have been great. Read morePublished on March 7, 2008 by Louie