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Do People Grow on Family Trees?: Genealogy for Kids & Other Beginners : the Official Ellis Island Handbook [Illustrated] [Paperback]

Ira Wolfman , Michael Klein
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Jun 1991
An exciting genealogical primer, do people grow on family trees? combines activities, history, photographs, illustrations, and reminiscences. Suitable for ages 8-12. 121,000 copies in print.

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  • Paperback: 179 pages
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing; illustrated edition edition (Jun 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0894803484
  • ISBN-13: 978-0894803482
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 20.6 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,782,046 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I am an amateur genealogist, and the opportunity to write DO PEOPLE GROW was wonderful, because it allowed me to spend more time researching my own family history. While writing this book, I discovered more than two dozen ancestors I'd never known of, and got reconnected with many living relatives. Researching genealogy is challenging and fun, but it's also something else: A way to make powerful emotional connections with the past...and the present.

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This book brings the study of genealogy alive by intertwining the author's own family search with the common experience of many of us to find our own roots and beginnings. It sensitively handles cultural differences and origins and attempts to highlight specific events that affected particular immigrant groups.
The frequent use of biographical resources (photographs, documents, sidenotes) allows the reader to relate the discussion of genealogy to actual people and events in history. Since this is also called the "Official Ellis Island Handbook" this book additionally gives a very personal and thorough look at what it meant to be an immigrant and the experience that awaited many of our ancestors when they arrived in America.
I highly recommend this book not only for children but for anyone that desires a concise definition of the field of genealogy and family history. Its highly visual format and organization also make it a great classroom tool.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Genealogy Starting Point for Kids and Others 26 Oct 1997
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Format:Paperback
This book brings the study of genealogy alive by intertwining the author's own family search with the common experience of many of us to find our own roots and beginnings. It sensitively handles cultural differences and origins and attempts to highlight specific events that affected particular immigrant groups.
The frequent use of biographical resources (photographs, documents, sidenotes) allows the reader to relate the discussion of genealogy to actual people and events in history. Since this is also called the "Official Ellis Island Handbook" this book additionally gives a very personal and thorough look at what it meant to be an immigrant and the experience that awaited many of our ancestors when they arrived in America.
I highly recommend this book not only for children but for anyone that desires a concise definition of the field of genealogy and family history. Its highly visual format and organization also make it a great classroom tool.
5.0 out of 5 stars As a genealogist interested in getting others enthused 21 Jan 2014
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This book really meets my needs. I love getting names off the pedigree charts into the context of their lives and this book is very motivating and helpful.
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