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Shaking the family tree : blue bloods, black sheep, and other obsessions of an accidental genealogist

Auteur : Buzzy Jackson
Éditeur : New York : Simon & Schuster, 2010.
Édition/format :   Livre imprimé : Biography : English : 1st Touchstone trade pbk. edVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
Base de données :WorldCat
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"In Shaking the Family Tree, Jackson dives headfirst into her family gene pool: flying cross-country to locate an ancient family graveyard, embarking on a weeklong genealogy Caribbean cruise, and even submitting her DNA for testing to try to find her Jacksons. And in the process of researching her own family lore (Who was Bullwhip Jackson?) she meets legions of other genealogy buffs who are as interesting as they  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme : Genealogy
Personne nommée : Buzzy Jackson; Buzzy Jackson; Buzzy Jackson
Type d’ouvrage : Biography
Format : Book
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Buzzy Jackson
ISBN : 9781439112991 1439112991
Numéro OCLC : 464592459
Notes : "A Touchstone book."
Description : xi, 241 pages ; 22 cm
Contenu : Ask yourself why you're doing this, or, Genealogy for beginners --
They see dead people but I stick to the living, or, Join your local Genealogical Society --
Interview your relatives and go to your high school reunion, or, Rust never sleeps --
CSI: Lido deck : the genealogy cruise, part 1 --
Beaches and Burke's peerage, or, The genealogy cruise, part 2 --
Information wants to be free, or, How I learned to stop worrying and love DNA testing --
Get back to where you once belonged, or, Hitting the road to Alabama with cousin Mooner --
The mountain and the cloud, or, A pilgrimage to Salt Lake City's Family History Library --
Ask yourself why you're doing this--
and keep asking.
Responsabilité : Buzzy Jackson.

Résumé :

Jackson presents a glimpse inside the quirky and obsessive world of genealogy enthusiasts, while investigating her own tangled family tree.  Lire la suite...

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"Very interesting and entertaining-I read it with pleasure." -Tracy Kidder, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and New York Times bestselling author of Strength in What Remains "Part Gen-X guide to Lire la suite...

 
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