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Title:
The kids' family tree book
ISBN:
9781454923206
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Edition:
[Updated edition].
Publication Information:
New York : Sterling Children's Books, 2017.
Physical Description:
127 pages : color illustrations, charts ; 24 cm
Contents:
Genealogy is you! -- Getting started -- Your family tree -- Digging for your roots -- Getting organized -- Searching online -- Tracking your ancestors -- Heraldry -- Making the connections -- Windows on the past -- The geography of genealogy -- Family history stories -- The way they were -- Family traditions -- A family reunion! -- Keeping in touch -- Back to the future!
Summary:
"Dig deep into your family history with the updated edition of this popular, informative guide! Who are my ancestors? What nationalities were they? What work did they do? Kids are always bursting with questions about their family history; they want more stories, more details, more facts. With these research ideas and creative projects, young would-be genealogists can get the knowledge they crave. Find out how to gather ancestry information on the Internet, interview family members, reach relatives through social media, check the National Archives for passenger lists of newly arrived immigrants, and uncover clues in old photos and records. Preserve the material you've gathered in an online scrapbook or create a crayon batik family tree. Keep the togetherness going by planning a family reunion, starting a family newsletter, and more"-- Provided by publisher.

"Dig deep into your family history with the updated edition of this guide! Who are my ancestors? What nationalities were they? What work did they do? Kids have questions about their family history; they want more stories, more details, more facts. With these research ideas and creative projects, would-be genealogists can get the knowledge. Find out how to gather ancestry information on the Internet, interview family members, reach relatives through social media, check the National Archives for passenger lists of newly arrived immigrants, and uncover clues in old photos and records. Preserve the material you've gathered in an online scrapbook or create a crayon batik family tree. Keep the togetherness going by planning a family reunion, starting a family newsletter, and more. New material includes information about online scrap-booking, reaching out to relatives through social media, and Internet ancestry research. Full-color interior with new illustrations"-- Provided by publisher.
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Dig deep into your family history with the updated edition of this popular, informative guide!
Who are my ancestors? What nationalities were they? What work did they do? Kids are always bursting with questions about their family history; they want more stories, more details, more facts. With these research ideas and creative projects, young would-be genealogists can get the knowledge they crave. Find out how to gather ancestry information on the Internet, interview family members, reach relatives through social media, check the National Archives for passenger lists of newly arrived immigrants, and uncover clues in old photos and records. Preserve the material you've gathered in an online scrapbook or create a crayon batik family tree. Keep the togetherness going by planning a family reunion, starting a family newsletter, and more.


Author Notes

Caroline Leavitt has written several books including Girls in Trouble, Coming Back to Me, Living Other Lives, Family, Jealousies, Lifelines and Pictures of You. She won First Prize in Redbook Magazine's Young Writers Contest for her short story, Meeting Rozzy Halfway, which grew into the novel and the 1990 New York Foundation of the Arts Award for Fiction for Into Thin Air. Her essays, stories, and articles have appeared in numerous publications including New York magazine, Psychology Today, Parenting, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Chicago Tribune, and The Washington Post. She is a book critic for The Boston Globe and People and a writing instructor at UCLA online.

Leavitt is the author of the bestseller, It this Tomorrow.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-8-This upbeat overview includes many ideas for crafts and other activities. Unfortunately, it's far too vague to be of much benefit to serious students. Leavitt emphasizes fun over straightforward, specific explanations and examples. She skims the surface of (or ignores) such basics as family group sheets, censuses, online genealogy resources, etc. Many words are undefined or poorly defined, and there are several errors (the Von Trapps emigrated from Austria, not Germany; Jacques is the equivalent of Jacob, not John). Leavitt has nothing on adopted, blended, or other nontraditional families. Finally, the childish color illustrations will turn off the intended audience. The best genealogy title for children (and also extremely helpful for adults) is Ira Wolfman's Climbing Your Family Tree (Workman 2002), which is thorough, clear, interesting, and exceptionally useful.-Ann W. Moore, Schenectady County Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Horn Book Review

With plenty of enthusiasm but an occasional lack of practical detail, Leavitt encourages children to collect photographs, interview family members, and research census records to discover their genealogical history. Readers will be inspired but will need a great deal of skill or some extra help to follow through. The many photographs are decorative rather than informative. Ind. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.