“Who Do Think You Are?” The Essential Guide to Tracing Your Family History, A companion To The NBC Series
By Megan Smolenyak , Chief Genealogical Consultant
When my preordered book arrived, it was probably one of the most anticipated books I had ordered in quite some time!
Having been a fan of Megan’s for a long time, I already knew it was going to be good.
Megan takes us on a journey, in plain, simple language, and easy understanding, to find our ancestors.
She fully explains the “tools of the trade” for someone who knows absolutely not one thing about genealogy, other than having a desire to trace their family history. But she does it in such a way that those of us who have been doing just such research for many years, finds it a pleasant recall and entertaining! Never is it boring, stuffy or redundant.
She touches on each of the NBC series participants, without giving so much away that we are let down when we actually watch the appropriate episode. Instead, we find ourselves saying, “I’m so glad she didn’t give too much away! What a great show!”
In nine, easy-to-read chapters, Megan takes us through preparing for the search; using the Internet to assist us in our search; how to utilize the census records; using vital records [birth, marriage and death]; military records; performing research in other countries; and passing on our research through sharing.
If you haven’t purchased your copy of “Who Do You Think You Are?” yet, I highly encourage you to get one now. Even if you’ve been researching for a long time, you’re going to find some great vital information that you either didn’t know about, or you have forgotten about! And if you are new to the “genie” bug, then I can’t think of a better book to help you get started!