How to Search for Your Ancestors and Climb Your Family Tree by Trina Boice

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Have you ever wondered who is hiding in the branches of your family tree? Is there a U.S. president or a notorious outlaw tucked away behind the leaves? Climbing Family Trees makes it easy for you to find out!

Family history research has become a phenomenon across the world. The Internet has become a powerful tool in helping people find their ancestors as well as reaching living family members. Twenty wonderful chapters will guide and inspire you in:

Digging for your roots
Barking up the right tree
Grabbing the best branch
Going out on a limb
Tasting the fruits of your efforts

Filled with tons of how-to tips, this fun book also includes inspiring true stories from people around the world who have felt the guiding spirit of their ancestors lead them to information they were searching for.

Don’t wait another minute to discover your family’s past and the fascinating stories that await you!

Learn how to research your ancestors on the Internet and use online tools, such as and, as well as discover hundreds of genealogy web sites that offer free information. You'll learn how to find census reports, military records, birth and death records, marriage certificates, social security index, archives, and even adoption records.

You'll also learn about popular family history software and what to do with gedcom files. Whatever your surname, you'll read about lots of fun ways to celebrate your roots and honor your heritage at family reunions, family gatherings, online, through letters and photos and more.

What is your family crest? Learn how to research it or design your own! You'll read dozens of fun ideas on how to continue or create family traditions in the kitchen, with artwork, heirloom items, and photographs.

You don't have to be a professional genealogist to research your family's history. Discover dozens of free resources and how to access library archives to find your grandparents' records. You'll also learn how to identify a second cousin once removed or what to call the cousins of your aunts and uncles or other distant relatives.

The most touching part of the book is the wonderful variety of true stories from regular people like you who had quite amazing experiences while searching for their relatives, both living and dead. Enjoy!

About Trina Boice

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Published September 3, 2010 by Spring Creek Books. 163 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Self Help, Education & Reference, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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