IN SEARCH OF YOUR FAMILY TREE by Harold Kelley

IN SEARCH OF YOUR FAMILY TREE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Another son-of-Roots. Kelley, who sees the search as a quest, includes more information than Brown (see above) but he also warns at the start and several times thereafter about the time involved, costs incurred, and obstacles encountered--especially people unwilling to help. His book has a local (Indiana) slant but the advice will travel, although it's not nearly as broad as Strykker-Rhodda's in How To Climb Your Family Tree (1977), which suggests reading history for context and other relevant, more ambitious research measures. And Blacks and Jews still have superior (1977) sources in Blockson and Fry's Black Genealogy and Rottenberg's Finding Our Fathers.

Pub Date: April 17th, 1978
Publisher: St. Martin's