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Guide to genealogy / T.J. Resler.

Publication Information:
Washington, District of Columbia : National Geographic Partners, LLC, [2018]

Physical Description:
160 pages : colour illustrations, colour map, genealogical tables ; 23 cm
Inspired by the growing ancestry and DNA-testing crazes, this guide helps readers dig into the past and learn more about their own family history.


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Inspired by the growing ancestry and DNA-testing crazes, thi s guide helps readers dig into the past and learn more about their own family history.

What does your family tree look like? Where do its roots lead? Are you related to royalty? Start your very own journey and find out with this activity-packed guide to genealogy! This lively guide will get you started on researching your family's past and let you in on the newest and most up-to-date technology for genealogy research. Get tips on how to interview family members, create a family tree, and much more. Fun facts, lists, and sidebars offer additional tips and bring the dusty past to vivid life!

Author Notes

T. J. RESLER is a former journalist and research analyst turned writer. With the curiosity of a journalist and the research chops of a Ph.D., she's tackled issues of science, health, human rights, the environment, and more in her writing. She is also the author of the How Things Work books for Nat Geo Kids.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

There are many approaches to tracing family lineage-particularly in the era of home DNA kits and genealogical search forums. Resler offers guidance to those looking to learn more about their roots, beginning with the basics and framing the quest for family history as a mystery to solve, with readers as the detectives. Resler includes charts that focus on research techniques, finding helpful resources, documenting and citing evidence, and determining reliability of information. Sections titled "Case Files" feature historical perspectives on periods of American immigration that give readers a broad perspective on the diverse genetic makeup of the country. Sidebars provide links to online archives, databases, and directories and sections are devoted to helping readers overcome "Research Roadblocks." Resler introduces a host of research skills for use in genealogical searches and beyond. Ages 8-12. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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