Family Archaeology: Discovering the Family Skeleton and Making it Dance


People make history interesting. People influence us. They leave their imprints on us and become part of the fabric of our family story. This book suggests ways to discover hidden treasure from the past and challenges you to unearth more about the people in your ancestral tree. It encourages you to rediscover family values, traditions, and stories and then presents ways to experience that heritage. Packed with practical suggestions, anyone new to the pursuit of genealogy will treasure this book for its helpful questions and suggestions. Seasoned genealogists will also find a wealth of ideas and recognize a kindred spirit in the personal experiences and anecdotes that enliven this delightful guidebook. This readable book discusses searching for relative information and how to begin, learning about nationality and other ethnic ties, discovering the importance of your name, taking note of religious preferences, finding out about citizenship and what it means, tracking down military experiences, identifying causes that matter to you and your family, rediscovering ethnic traditions that have shaped your family, and much, much more…

Freya Ottem Hanson

(2002), 2012, 5½x8½, paper, 128 pp.

ISBN: 9780788422645