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How did our ancestors get their surnames? Do we all come from Africa? Are we really related to hobbits? This book is teeming with fascinating facts, history, photos and activities that will inspire children to dig out their family records to discover their own ancestors and family connections. Using step-by-step activities, readers will be able to trace their histories through existing family records and interviews with members of the family. By the end of the book, children will have created their very own extended family tree, will have understood why we have surnames and how Genghis Khan is related to the British Royal Family.