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

Author: Buzzy Jackson
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Touchstone, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jackson presents a glimpse inside the quirky and obsessive world of genealogy enthusiasts, while investigating her own tangled family tree.

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Genre/Form: Genealogy
Named Person: Buzzy Jackson; Buzzy Jackson; Buzzy Jackson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Buzzy Jackson
ISBN: 9781439112991 1439112991
OCLC Number: 864513543
Description: xi, 241 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 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 I --
Beaches and Burke's peerage : the genealogy cruise, part II --
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.
Responsibility: Buzzy Jackson.

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"Jackson's account is an easily digested travelogue into her family's history and a vivid journey into the world of genealogy." -The Boston Globe "Jackson packs an amazing amount of information and Read more...

 
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