What makes Beyond the Family Tree: A 21st Century Guide to Exploring Your Roots and Creating Connections by Jennifer Worick (Abrams) different from other oral history guides is its approach to online communication. Worick teaches you how to use social networks, online tools, digital recorders and webcams to explore your living family history.
The name of nationally known genealogist Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak isnt easily forgotten. Even more so with her new book Hey America, Your Roots Are Showing (Kensington Publishing), about her news-making searches and investigatory romps, such as discovering President Obamas Irish roots and the fate of Ellis Islands first immigrant, Annie Moore.
John Paul Godges portrays 100 years of family history in Oh, Beautiful: An American Family in the 20th Century (self-published). Descended from early 20th century Italian and Polish immigrants, Godges weaves research with oral history to chronicle his family through assimilation, Prohibition, the Great Depression, World War II and more.