Who Do You Think You Are?: The Essential Guide to Tracing Your Family History

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Penguin Books, 2010 - Reference - 204 pages
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The companion how-to guide to the hit TV series-with advice for anyone starting their own genealogical search.

In the groundbreaking NBC series Who Do You Think You Are? seven celebrities-Sarah Jessica Parker, Emmitt Smith, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Broderick, Brooke Shields, Susan Sarandon, and Spike Lee-went on an emotional journey to trace their family history and discover who they really are, and millions of viewers caught the genealogy bug. With the official companion guide, anyone can learn how to chart their family's unique path. Featuring step-by-step instructions from Megan Smolenyak2, one of America's top genealogical researchers, this book offers everything readers need to know to start the journey into their past, from digging through old photos, to finding the best online resources.

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User Review  - JessieP73 - LibraryThing

GREAT resource for those looking to begin researching their family history. It outlines the basics of genealogy, including the key documents to look for, the best resources to locate them (both online ... Read full review

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User Review  - quaintlittlehead - LibraryThing

This may not be a five-star text for an experienced genealogist, but for newcomers, this book will answer a lot of questions about how to get started and what to look for. Smolenyak covers the plusses ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Megan Smolenyak2 (she's a Smolenyak married to a previously unrelated Smolenyak) is president of RootsTelevision.com, founder of UnclaimedPersons.org, consultant for the U.S. Army, former Chief Family Historian for Ancestry.com, and is well-known for uncovering Michelle Obama's roots.

Wall to Wall is part of Shed Media, PLC, and is one of the world's leading producers of factual and drama programming. It has won most major awards, including an Emmy for Baby It's You and most recently an Oscar for its feature documentary Man on Wire, and is the producer of the multi-award-winning series Who Do You Think You Are?.

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