Finding Your Family Tree: A Beginner's Guide to Researching Your Genealogy
- Tips and tricks for using major online and offline research sources--without falling for false leads.
- Techniques for overcoming common research obstacles.
- Special attention to the challenges of genealogical research for groups that are underrepresented in the historical record.
- Sample research documents and useful visuals on how to interpret old records.
Beyond exploring the practical challenges of researching your family history, this book will show you what's most exciting about this research--the unique family stories and histories you'll discover, but also the essential truths that bind and connect us all.
Author: Sharon Leslie Morgan
Binding Type: Hardcover
Publisher: Wellfleet Press
Size: 9.00h x 6.80w x 0.80d
About the Author
Sharon Leslie Morgan is a writer and genealogist as well as an expert in multicultural marketing. She is the founder of Our Black Ancestry, a website and Facebook group devoted to African American genealogy, that has more than 35,000 members. She writes and speaks extensively. In 2021, she was a keynote speaker for the annual RootsTech conference. Sponsored by FamilySearch, it is the largest family history convocation in the world. It was attended (virtually) by over 1 million participants from 242 countries.
She is the co-author, with Thomas Norman DeWolf, of GATHER AT THE TABLE: The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade (Beacon Press, 2012). It won the Phillis Wheatley Award for best nonfiction/memoir at the Harlem Book Fair.