Finding Your Roots: How Every American Can Trace His Ancestors, at Home and Abroad

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Ballantine books, May 12, 1985 - Reference - 291 pages
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Using the simple, time-and-money-saving techniques in this handbook, you can tap the roots of your own family without the services of a professional tracer. Supplied here are hundreds of helpful sources from specialty libraries to heraldic societies. Everything you need to discover and record a complete family history including how to:
Compile a family health history;
Find out if your family has a coat of arms; Trace your ancestral roots abroad;
Write a complete family history;
. . . and much more!

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Westin has pursued a lifelong interest in history, which has helped her research several of her familial lines back to the 1600s and one even to the 13th century kings of Scotland and England.

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