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

Autore: Buzzy Jackson
Editore: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2010.
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : Biography : English : 1st Touchstone trade pbk. edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Genealogy
Persona incaricata: Buzzy Jackson; Buzzy Jackson; Buzzy Jackson
Tipo materiale: Biography
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Buzzy Jackson
ISBN: 9781439112991 1439112991
Numero OCLC: 464592459
Note: "A Touchstone book."
Descrizione: xi, 241 pages ; 22 cm
Contenuti: 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.
Responsabilità: Buzzy Jackson.

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Jackson presents a glimpse inside the quirky and obsessive world of genealogy enthusiasts, while investigating her own tangled family tree.  Per saperne di più…

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