Genealogy gurus share their reading recommendations.
Likes and dislikes: I especially enjoyed the section involving hunches. It was something I could relate to, especially in helping others look up information and in my own research, as well as the feeling that departed family members do want us to find them.
Behind the scenes: I’ve had some of my own special experiences while doing research and liked comparing them with other people’s incidents.
Lasting impressions: The book helps genealogists relate to all types of unusual situations that may develop while they’re hunting for information. It has given me a wider perspective on methods of doing things. I’ve adopted some of the research ideas that people mentioned using in their own family history searches, and that’s helped me become a better researcher.
Best bonus: Psychic Roots makes you realize that you might not be crazy when serendipitous situations develop in your genealogical investigations.