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The Resource In search of our ancestors: : 101 inspiring stories of serendipity and connection in rediscovering our family history, [compiled by] Megan Smolenyak, (electronic resource)

In search of our ancestors: : 101 inspiring stories of serendipity and connection in rediscovering our family history, [compiled by] Megan Smolenyak, (electronic resource)

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In search of our ancestors: : 101 inspiring stories of serendipity and connection in rediscovering our family history
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In search of our ancestors:
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101 inspiring stories of serendipity and connection in rediscovering our family history
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[compiled by] Megan Smolenyak
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eng
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With over 100 true stories of the amazing luck, unexpected kindness, and unusual serendipity encountered by researchers as they explore their roots, In Search of Our Ancestors offers an inspirational look at the rewards of family history. No story is longer than a few pages, but most are such touchingly personal tales that you may find yourself reading just one or two at a time. The photo of a great-great-great grandmother's "free pass" (that proved she was not a slave) and its accompanying story of being made into a medal and touring the country is a definite tearjerker, as are the multiple stories of lives being saved through families passing on information about genetically inherited diseases. To lighten the mood a bit, laugh along with the researcher who discovered his wife was also his fifth cousin, or with the fellow who managed to ruin his family's tales of famous ancestors, uncovering a war deserter instead. A few stories have relevant research information at the end, but the book isn't aimed at your practical side. More than anything, this collection is designed to simply share the warmth and surprises that genealogical research can bring if you stick with the hunt, keep your sense of humor, and listen to your heart
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Midwest
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929/.1/072073
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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adult
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In search of our ancestors: : 101 inspiring stories of serendipity and connection in rediscovering our family history, [compiled by] Megan Smolenyak, (electronic resource)
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multicolored
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1 online resource
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9780996599306
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11732628
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remote
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In search of our ancestors: : 101 inspiring stories of serendipity and connection in rediscovering our family history, [compiled by] Megan Smolenyak, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11732628
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780996599306
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11732628
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
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