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Design your family tree
Leavitt, Amie Jane.

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Physical Description:
47 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Kid's guide to genealogy

Kid's guide to genealogy.
Building a tree of your ancestors -- Plotting your family in time -- Tell me a story -- It's all fun and games -- Genealogy in the digital age.
"Genealogists love to share the treasures they find about their families with others. This book gives you loads of tips on how you can share your family history gems with the masses in such ways as timelines, autobiographies, scrapbooks, cookbooks, family web sites, and traditional and nontraditional family trees. You'll also find out how to have fun with your family history by hosting family reunions, visiting family history sites, and making PowerPoint presentations to showcase your photos and research. Sharing family history is fun, and this book will help you find the joy in this popular hobby."--P. [4] of cover.
Bibliography Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 44-45) and index.
Pub Date:
Mitchell Lane Publishers, [2012]



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Kid/Juvenile Non-fiction Kids book 929.107 L

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Explains how to create a family tree, a timeline of important life events, and research family history.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-This series does a great job of helping kids realize that history is filled with interesting people and giving them tips about how to conduct genealogical research in a variety of creative ways. Each book engages readers from the start with a brief introduction about why family history is important. As with other books of this type, the approach is to look at family history as a puzzle and take on the role of a detective. Similar themes are reinforced throughout the set. Basic Genealogy is weaker than the others, with no keywords in bold and chapters that aren't broken into sections, making the text appear dense even though the content is sound. Giving personal examples of their own family histories and using vivid photographs and illustrations, the authors speak to readers and show them how much fun research can be. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.