If you've ever thought of find your roots, Emily Anne Croom's is the genealogy guide to get you going. She's got sensible chapters on how to get started, the meaning of names, the difference between a family history of dates and a family history of stories, how to gather sources, who to interview, and how to fit it all together. Croom breaks the process into bite-sized pieces to turn it into a fun project that takes shape and grows with each new family scrap.
From School Library Journal
YA-- An excellent "how-to" book for those interested in investigating their family genealogy, and a good reference for students tracing family trees for history class. This workbook, with its reproducible forms of all kinds, will help those just starting out, as well as those who have already begun to gather material, to organize, and to extend their search. A sample interview letter and checklists of family sources are particularly helpful, as is the relationship chart--especially for answering the "second-cousins-twice-removed" kind of question. Appendix C lists addresses and phone numbers of genealogical libraries and archives, by state. Sources in the United Kingdom and Caribbean are also listed, as is U. S. state census data.- Carolyn Henebry, Episcopal High School, Bellaire, Tex.
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