Journeys Home

Journeys Home

Inspiring Stories, Plus Tips and Strategies to Find your Family History

Book - 2015
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Addressing the explosive growth in ancestral travel, this compelling narrative combines intriguing tales of discovery with tips on how to begin your own explorations. Actor and award-winning travel writer Andrew McCarthy's featured story recounts his recent quest to uncover his family's Irish history, while twenty-five other prominent writers tell their own heartfelt stories of connection. Spanning the globe, these stories offer personal takes on journeying home, whether the authors are actively seeking long-lost relatives, meeting up with seldom-seen family members, or perhaps just visiting the old country to get a feel for their roots. Sidebars and a hefty resource section provide tips and recommendations on how to go about your own research, and a foreword by the Genographic Project's Spencer Wells sets the scene. Stunning images, along with family heirlooms, old photos, recipes, and more, round out this unique take on the genealogical research craze.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. :, National Geographic Society,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781426213816
Branch Call Number: 910.4 MCC
Characteristics: 287 pages : colour illustrations ; 25 cm


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debwalker Apr 10, 2015

Going back to where your family came from....whether it's 10 or 100 years ago....through travel to the old country finding a new sense of belonging somewhere on earth, and feeling like you've been there before even though you never have...discovering long lost cousins and figuring out some family mysteries---fascinating stories, beautifully written and illustrated.

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