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  • The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantationby John F. Baker

    Atria Books 2009; Not Available

    When John F. Baker Jr. was in the seventh grade, he saw a photograph of four former slaves in his social studies textbook. When he learned that two of them were his grandmother's grandparents, he began the lifelong research project that would become The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation , the fruit of more than thirty years of archival and field... more...

  • Shaking the Family Treeby Buzzy Jackson

    Touchstone 2010; Not Available

    ?WHO ARE YOU AND WHERE DO YOU COME FROM? ? As a historian, Buzzy Jackson thought she knew the answers to these simple questions?that is, until she took a look at her scrawny family tree. With a name like Jackson (the twentieth most common American surname), she knew she must have more relatives and more family history out there, somewhere. Her... more...

  • Ching Chong China Girl: From fruitshop to foreign correspondentby Helene Chung

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 22.11

    In the tradition of Amy Tan, an hilarious and bittersweet memoir of growing up different in a very eccentric but traditional Chinese-Tasmanian family. Warning: Not to be read by convent girls not wearing their gloves. 'Ching Chong Chinaman' girls taunted Helene Chung in her Catholic school playground. An Australian-born Chinese growing up in 1950s... more...

  • Touching Tomorrowby Mary LoVerde

    Touchstone 2002; Not Available

    What does your mother remember about her first kiss? What's the first thing your father tells himself every morning? By the time we are adults, it is all too easy to look at our parents and grandparents as though their lives have been miles removed from our own, causing a communication and generation gap seemingly impossible to bridge. But the... more...

  • Shaking the Family Treeby Buzzy Jackson

    Touchstone 2010; Not Available

    ?WHO ARE YOU AND WHERE DO YOU COME FROM? ? As a historian, Buzzy Jackson thought she knew the answers to these simple questions?that is, until she took a look at her scrawny family tree. With a name like Jackson (the twentieth most common American surname), she knew she must have more relatives and more family history out there, somewhere. Her... more...

  • The Fiddler on Pantico Runby Joe Mozingo

    Free Press 2012; US$ 25.99

    In this gorgeously written and ?vividly fascinating? ( Elle ) account, a prize-winning journalist digs deep into his ancestry looking for the origins of his unusual last name and discovers that he comes from one of America?s earliest mixed-race families. ?My dad?s family was a mystery,? writes journalist Joe Mozingo, having grown up with only rumors... more...

  • The Fiddler on Pantico Runby Joe Mozingo

    Free Press 2012; Not Available

    In this gorgeously written and ?vividly fascinating? ( Elle ) account, a prize-winning journalist digs deep into his ancestry looking for the origins of his unusual last name and discovers that he comes from one of America?s earliest mixed-race families. ?My dad?s family was a mystery,? writes journalist Joe Mozingo, having grown up with only rumors... more...

  • Grand Dukes and Diamondsby Raleigh Trevelyan

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 26.24

    Based on unrestricted access to private papers, Grand Dukes and Diamonds charts the history of one of the most influential and extraordinary families of our time: the Wernhers of Luton Hoo. The family's fortune was made by Sir Julius Wernher, financier, mining magnate, and one of the creators of modern South Africa. Luton Hoo, a country house... more...

  • Research Your Surname and Your Family Treeby Dr Graeme Davis; Graeme Davis

    Constable & Robinson 2010; US$ 10.19

    Find out what your surname means and trace your ancestors who share it too. Perhaps your surname is that of a Norman who came to Britain after the Battle of Hastings; or a Celtic clan name. Maybe it is an old English trade. It may be distinctive of a particular location. And just possibly you might be related to everyone who bears the name. Find out!... more...

  • Your Family Tree Onlineby Graeme Davis

    Constable & Robinson 2009; US$ 10.19

    The internet offers an immensely effective tool for unlocking your family tree. This expertly put-together, practical guide shows you: how to use internet to find out who your family were, and therefore who you are; how to access the wealth of on-line records to trace your family tree from your own computer, without the need to travel to national... more...