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31 October 2016

"Family Tree page ideas for Scrapbookers" edited by Kerry Arquette + more books



The Gwinnett County Public Library, Georgia, acquaints readers with an ample variety of genealogy books. This article, the last in a series, completes reviews on all the genealogy books in the library's outstanding assortment. The articles were published in another no longer available site. The following books are special in their own way. They do not fit the basic "how to" molds. Yet, these books may be of interest to the family historian.


Arquette, Kerry, editor. Memory Makers: Family Tree page ideas for Scrapbookers. Denver: Memory Makers Books. 2004.
Family Tree page ideas for Scrapbookers offers instructions, patterns and photograph ideas for creating your family tree scrapbook.
Higgins, Becky. Family History Scrapbooking. Korea: Primedia. 2006.
Becky Higgins offers readers ten different ideas for album types. She includes examples of albums such as family tree album, recipe album, family stories and snapshot album. Her book includes how to begin and needed supplies. Tips include how to add pages without photographs to remember the family stories.

Jackson, Buzzy. Shaking the Family Tree: Blue Bloods, Black Sheep, and Other Obsessions of an Accidental Genealogist. New York: Touchstone Book. 2010.
Delightful narrative! Shaking the Family Tree reveals Buzzy Jackson's hunt for answers. The book starts and ends with the same question, why are you doing this? The author resolves this inquiry with an amusing paperback bursting with personal accounts.

Petričić, Dušan. My Family Tree and Me. Tonawanda, New York: Kids Can Press. 2015.
In My Family Tree and Me, Dušan Petričić introduces the young reader to family relationships. Read the father's ancestors from the front to the middle. Read the mother's ancestors from the back to the middle. The middle portrays the complete family with aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents. A attractively written and illustrated book.

Stewart, Alan. Grow Your Own Family Tree: The easy guide to research family history. London: Allen Lane. 2008.
Alan Stewart introduces the reader to his family with a 1913 portrait. Grow Your Own Family Tree provides a brief history and research hints for the United Kingdom. The author supplies extensive substance on the East India Company, military records and Channel Island records plus more.

Taylor, Maureen A. Family Photo Detective: Learn how to find genealogy clues in old photos and solve family photo mysteries. Cincinnati: Family Tree Books. 2013.
Family Photo Detective author Maureen Taylor alerts the family historian on how to use visual clues. These clues facilitate dating and identifying people or places.

Webster, Donovan. Meeting the Family: One Man’s Journey Through His Human Ancestry. Washington, DC: National Geographic. 2010.
According the Donovan Webster, everyone wants answers to these three questions: where did I come from, where am I going and how did I arrive here right now? Meeting the Family: One Man’s Journey Through His Human Ancestry bestows the reader with Mr. Webster's answers. His answers started with his ethnic DNA results. He travels the world from the Great Rift Valley in Tanzania (last hunter-gatherer) to Bilbao, land of the Basques (10,000 years ago). He traverses quite a few places before returning home.

Check area libraries, these books are available at the Gwinnett County Public Library, Georgia. Comments or questions, please contact Selma Blackmon, Thank you!