Family Tree Books

Family Tree Books

Looking for a little help with family history detective work? These books will answer your questions, offer suggestions for where to find information, help you interview relatives, tell stories about other kids who’ve made family trees, and more. (Don’t miss the lists of Books About the Past and Heritage Books, too.) You probably can find these books at the library, or ask for one for your birthday.

  • Ancestor Hunt: Finding Your Family Online by Nancy Shepherdson (Franklin Watts)
  • Climbing Your Family Tree: Online and Offline Genealogy for Kids by Ira Wolfman (Workman Publishing)
  • Evie Finds Her Family Tree by Ashley B. Ransburg (Indiana Historical Society Press)
  • Family History: A DK First Activity Pack by Chris and Melanie Rice (DK Publishing)
  • The Family Tree Detective: Cracking the Case of Your Family’s Story by Ann Douglas (Firefly Books)
  • The Great Ancestor Hunt: The Fun of Finding Out Who You Are by Lila Perl Yerkow (Clarion Books)
  • Genealogy Just for Kids! by Sherrie A. Styx (Styx Enterprises)
  • Kids and Grandparents: An Activity Book by Ann Love and Jane Drake (Kids Can Press)
  • The Kids’ Family Tree Book by Caroline Leavitt (Sterling)
  • Me and My Family Tree by Joan Sweeney (Dragonfly)
  • My Family Tree Workbook: Genealogy for Beginners by Rosemary Chorzempa (Dover Publications)
  • My Grandmother and Me (Kids Can Press): Fill-in memory scrapbook; grandfather, mother and father editions are also available.
  • My Great-great-great-great-great-grandfather… Was a Warrior! by Margherita Sgarlata (Lobster Press)
  • One Tiny Twig by Dan Rhema (Mesquite Tree Press)
  • Roots for Kids: A Genealogy Guide for Young People by Susan Provost Beller (Genealogical Publishing Co.)
  • Through the Eyes of Your Ancestors by Maureen A. Taylor (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Oryx American Family Tree Series (Oryx Press): Genealogical guides for students, covering 12 ethnic ancestries.
  • Who’s Who in My Family? by Loreen Leedy (Holiday House)