Synopses & Reviews
This enjoyable, easy-to-use introduction to genealogy is designed specially for children. The pages provide space to document information on paternal and maternal sides of the family and instructions on the making of a basic family tree and pedigree chart. Includes information on autographs, family tales, heraldry, geography, foreign languages, and much more.
Enjoyable, easy-to-use introduction to genealogy designed specially for children. Data pages plus text. Instructive, educational, valuable.
-Know thyself- is good advice; one fascinating, deeply satisfying path to self-knowledge is through your own relatives and ancestors. This workbook helps bring you in direct, active contact with your heritage, using the tools of genealogy.
Genealogy (from a Greek word meaning 'tracing generation or descent') is a very old, honorable discipline for determining who truly belongs (by blood or marriage) to a family. Its visible result is a family tree, or pedigree. Formerly pedigrees were necessary to princes and aristocrats to prove their birthright; today anyone may take pride in his or her family past. This book enables beginning genealogists, including young children, to take the first steps in discovering the origins and growth of their lineage.
Rosemary Chorzempa began tracing her Polish immigrant family's roots as a teenager and now lectures on genealogy. She has designed this introductory volume as a workbook in which the reader is a participant, researcher, recorder, and pedigree-maker. The pages provide the family historian space to document information (including photos) on self, father, mother, brothers and sisters, and other relatives paternal and maternal. Instructions clarify the making of a basic family tree and pedigree chart; important rules of research method and etiquette teach the beginner good genealogical technique. In addition there are pages on autographs, family tales, heraldry, geography, foreign languages, ethnic crafts, foods and customs, a sample notebook filing system, correspondence record, glossary, bibliography, ideas on further study and projects. As a final note, Mrs. Chorzempa includes her own autobiography and family tree.
Easily accessible to the youngest of historians, this volume assists in learning fundamental research principles and beginning the search -- part science, part detective story -- that may ultimately lead to years of discovery, enjoyment, and even self-knowledge.
Enjoyable, easy-to-use introduction to genealogy for children explains how to document information and offers instructions on making a family tree and pedigree chart. Information on autographs, heraldry, geography, foreign languages, and more.
Table of Contents
Climbing Your Family Tree
Places Where I Have Lived
My Religious History
My Favorite Things
My Special Pages
My Brothers and Sisters
My Paternal Grandfather
My Paternal Grandmother
My Maternal Grandfather
My Maternal Grandmother
My Family Tree
My Extended Family
My Immigrant Ancestors
Family Reunions and Picnics
Important People from My Ancestral Homelands
My Geography Pages
Words I Have Learned in My Ancestors' Native Languages
Ethnic Foods I Eat
Ethnic Crafts I Have Learned
Folk Songs and Dances from My Ancestral Homelands
Ethnic Holiday Celebrations and Customs
Visits to My Ancestors' Homelands
Sample Page of Notebook Filing System
Where to Get Help
More Things to Do
Books to Help You
Rosemary's Family Tree