Penguin Book

Grow Your Own Family Tree

Alan Stewart

An accessible, modern guide to the hugely popular art of tracing your family tree, Grow Your Own Family Tree offers a concise and comprehensive summary of how to locate and use a range of records and information to track down your own family history. There is information on everything from where to find census information or order a birth certificate, to finding out whether your great-great-uncle committed a disciplinary offence whilst in the army. And unlike other books on the subject, the scope of Grow Your Own Family Tree extends far beyond Britain, to track your migrating relatives.

In twenty-nine clear and helpful chapters, Alan Stewart takes you through every aspect of researching your family history and tells stories about the memorable discoveries that ordinary people have made in their own searches. As an expert on the internet, he also offers a detailed exploration of the very best websites and current Internet resources along the way. With this book to hand, it has never been easier to find out more about our ancestors.

A keen researcher of family history for the last twenty-five years, Alan Stewart writes a monthly column for Practical Family History and for other family history magazines (Family History Monthly and Ancestors, Family Chronicle, Internet Genealogy and Everton’s Genealogical Helper). He has also written for the Financial Times, The Times, Independent and the Encyclopaedia Britannica. He was consultant editor of the fourth edition of the Hutchinson Dictionary of Computing & the Internet and his other books are How to Make it in IT and Gathering the Clans: Tracing Scottish Ancestry on the Internet.

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