Family Trees by François Weil
A History of Genealogy in America

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Americans’ long and restless search for identity through family trees illuminates the story of America itself, according to François Weil, as preoccupation with social standing, racial purity, and national belonging gave way to an embrace of diversity in one’s forebears, pursued through and advances in DNA testing.

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François Weil is Chancellor of Universities at L’Académie de Paris. He is Professor of History and former President of L’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS).Author's home: Issy-les-Moulineaux, FRANCE
Published April 30, 2013 by Harvard University Press. 316 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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A genealogy of American genealogy.

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Tracing one’s lineage has never been easier—Web sites like have reduced a once-laborious and time-consuming process to a series of clicks. But that doesn’t mean it’s simple. As the chance

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