The Family Tree

A Lynching in Georgia, a Legacy of Secrets, and My Search for the Truth

Author: Karen Branan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476717192

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

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The provocative true account of the hanging of four black people by a white lynch mob in 1912--written by the great-granddaughter of the sheriff charged with protecting them.

Shaking the Family Tree

Blue Bloods, Black Sheep, and Other Obsessions of an Accidental Genealogist

Author: Buzzy Jackson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439149263

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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“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 first visit to the Boulder Genealogy Society brought her more questions than answers . . . but it also gave her a tantalizing peek into the fascinating (and enormous) community of family-tree huggers and after-hours Alex Haleys. In Shaking the Family Tree, Jackson dives headfirst into her family gene pool: flying cross-country to locate an ancient family graveyard, embarking on a weeklong genealogy Caribbean cruise, and even submitting her DNA for testing to try to find her Jacksons. And in the process of researching her own family lore (Who was Bullwhip Jackson?) she meets legions of other genealogy buffs who are as interesting as they are driven—from the boy who saved his allowance so he could order his great-grandfather’s death certificate to the woman who spends her free time documenting the cemeteries of Colorado ghost towns. Through Jackson’s research she connects with distant relatives, traces her roots back more than 250 years and in the process comes to discover—genetically, historically, and emotionally—the true meaning of “family” for herself.

The Family Tree

Author: Sheri S. Tepper

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061976339

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

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THE ONCE FERTILE EARTH OF DORA HENRY'S CHILDHOOD HAS BEEN UNDERVALUED AND OVERDEVELOPED. NOW NATURE, APPARENTLY, HAS DECIDED TO FIGHT BACK. Police officer Dora Henry is investigating the bizarre murders of three geneticists. Meanwhile, strange things are happening everywhere she turns. Weeds are becoming trees; trees are becoming forests. Overnight, a city is being transformed into a wild and verdant place. And, strangest of all, Dora can somehow communicate with the rampaging flora. A potential civilization-ending catastrophe is in the making. The bearer Dora gets to a murderer--and to the truth--the more seemingly disparate events begin to entwine. And the answers she seeks today to the salvation of humankind may lie in afar distant future. . .one which is suddenly much closer than anyone imagines. An exhilarating and enchanting novel that deftly combines fantastic invention with insight and a social conscience, from one of the most lyrical and important voices in contemporary speculative fiction. THE ONCE FERTILE EARTH OF DORA HENRYS CHILDHOOD HAS BEEN UNDERVALUED AND OVERDEVELOPED. NOW NATURE, APPARENTLY, HAS DECIDED TO FIGHT BACK. Police officer Dora Henry is investigating the bizarre murders of three geneticists. Meanwhile, strange things are happening everywhere she turns. Weeds are becoming trees; trees are becoming forests. Overnight, a city is being transformed into a wild and verdant place. And, strangest of all, Dora can somehow communicate with the rampaging flora. A potential civilization-ending catastrophe is in the making. The bearer Dora gets to a murderer--and to the truth--the more seemingly disparate events begin to entwine. And the answers she seeks today to the salvation of humankind may lie in afar distant future. . .one which is suddenly much closer than anyone imagines. An exhilarating and enchanting novel that deftly combines fantastic invention with insight and a social conscience, from one of the most lyrical and important voices in contemporary speculative fiction.

Aunt Dimity and the Family Tree

Author: Nancy Atherton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101475720

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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The gentle spirit's sixteenth adventure is a New York Times bestseller and as "cozy and charming as a cup of Earl Grey" (Bookpage.com). And watch out for Nancy Atherton's latest, Aunt Dimity and the Widow's Curse, coming in May 2017 from Viking! After a dizzying time Down Under, Lori Shepherd returns to Finch and finds that her wealthy father-in-law, William Willis, Sr., has just purchased a splendid ten-acre estate nearby. While William fends off local ladies intent on romance, Lori oversees the painstaking restoration of a peculiar painting found during renovations. It's nothing Lori can't handle-until moving furniture, strange sounds, and the theft of the painting prompt her to call on Aunt Dimity for help uncovering the estate's shadowy past. From the Paperback edition.

The Family Tree Toolkit

A Comprehensive Guide to Uncovering Your Ancestry and Researching Genealogy

Author: Kenyatta D. Berry

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1510735496

Category: Reference

Page: 288

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The popularity of Family History has increased over the past five years due to TV shows like Genealogy Roadshow, Finding Your Roots, and Who Do You Think You Are? The ability to access records online has opened up the one time hobby for genealogy enthusiasts to the mainstream. Companies like Ancestry.com, Familysearch.org, Findmypast.com, and MyHeritage have spent millions of dollars making records available around the world. DNA technology continues to evolve and provides the instant gratification that we have become use to as a society. But then the question remains, what does that really mean? Knowing your ancestry is more than just ethnic percentages it’s about creating and building a story about your family history. The Family History Toolkit is designed to help you navigate the sometimes overwhelming and sometimes treacherous waters of finding your ancestors. While this is not a comprehensive guide to all things genealogy, it is a roadmap to help you on this journey of discovery, whether you are looking for your African Asian, European, or Jewish ancestry. The Family History Toolkit guides you on how and where to begin, what records are available both online and in repositories, what to do once you find the information, how to share your story and of course DNA discoveries.

Family Tree

A Novel

Author: Susan Wiggs

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062425471

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes a powerful, emotionally complex story of love, loss, the pain of the past—and the promise of the future. Sometimes the greatest dream starts with the smallest element. A single cell, joining with another. And then dividing. And just like that, the world changes. Annie Harlow knows how lucky she is. The producer of a popular television cooking show, she loves her handsome husband and the beautiful Los Angeles home they share. And now, she’s pregnant with their first child. But in an instant, her life is shattered. And when Annie awakes from a yearlong coma, she discovers that time isn’t the only thing she’s lost. Grieving and wounded, Annie retreats to her old family home in Switchback, Vermont, a maple farm generations old. There, surrounded by her free-spirited brother, their divorced mother, and four young nieces and nephews, Annie slowly emerges into a world she left behind years ago: the town where she grew up, the people she knew before, the high-school boyfriend turned judge. And with the discovery of a cookbook her grandmother wrote in the distant past, Annie unearths an age-old mystery that might prove the salvation of the family farm. Family Tree is the story of one woman’s triumph over betrayal, and how she eventually comes to terms with her past. It is the story of joys unrealized and opportunities regained. Complex, clear-eyed and big-hearted, funny, sad, and wise, it is a novel to cherish and to remember.

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Falling Off the Family Tree

Author: Lisa Alther

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1611451760

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 241

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The author looks for her father's family in Virginia. They may have belonged to a mysterious group known as the Melungeons

The Family Tree

A Novel

Author: Carole Cadwalladr

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440649516

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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When Rebecca Monroe—married to Alistair, a scientist who doesn’t believe in fate, but rather genetic disposition—discovers that she is pregnant, she begins to question what makes us who we are and whether her own precarious family history will play a role in her future. For Rebecca, the wry and observant narrator of The Family Tree, simple things said over breakfast take on greater meaning: a home-improvement project foreshadows darker things to come; the color of one’s eyes, the slope of a forehead are all missing pieces to the truth behind the family tree. At once nostalgic and refreshingly original, The Family Tree is a sophisticated story of one woman and the generations of women who came before her and whose legacy shaped her life and its emotional landscape.

The Family Tree Historical Maps Book - Europe

A Country-By-Country Atlas of European History, 1700s-1900s

Author: Allison Dolan,Family Tree Magazine Editors

Publisher: Family Tree Books

ISBN: 9781440342042

Category: Reference

Page: 224

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Provides historical maps of Europe from the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries.

The Family Tree: The Night of the Storm

Author: Laurie Copmann

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1483445151

Category:

Page: 42

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Many years ago, strong hands planted a tiny tree into the ground. Throughout the years, the tree grew and grew and became a wondrous sight. Its many branches offered shade in the summer and provided a home to birds and shelter to animals. It became known as the family tree with its branches representing each person in the family. One night a strong wind tore a branch from the family tree. The loving hands that planted the tree helped ease the feeling of loss by coming up with a creative plan for the broken branch. A picture book for all ages, The Family Tree shares an inspiring promise of hope in the aftermath of a storm.

The Art of the Family Tree

Creative Family History Projects Using Paper Art, Fabric and Collage

Author: Jenn Mason,Patricia Bolton

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

ISBN: 1592533396

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 136

View: 1997

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Contains ideas and instructions for using paper, fabric, and collage to turn family trees into works of art.

The Family Tree Problem Solver

Tried and True Tactics for Tracing Elusive Ancestors

Author: Marsha Hoffman Rising

Publisher: Family Tree Books

ISBN: 9781440311932

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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Proven Solutions for Your Research Challenges Has your family history research hit a brick wall? Marsha Hoffman Rising's best-selling book The Family Tree Problem Solver has the solutions to help you find the answers you seek. Inside you'll find: Ideas on how to find vital records before civil registration Tips for finding ''missing'' ancestors on censuses Instructions for investigating collateral kin to further your pedigree A look at advanced court records and how they can help you find answers Work-arounds for lost or destroyed records Techniques for correctly identifying and researching ancestors with common names “li>Methods for finding ancestors who lived before 1850 Case studies that show how to apply the author?s advice to real-life research roadblocks Strategies for analyzing your problem and creating a successful research plan This revised edition also includes new information about online research techniques and a look at the role of DNA research. Plus you'll find a glossary of genealogy terms and more than a dozen templates for charts and logs to help you organize and record your research. Let The Family Tree Problem Solver help you find the answers you need today.

The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy

Author: Blaine T. Bettinger

Publisher: Family Tree Books

ISBN: 9781440345326

Category: REFERENCE

Page: 240

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A plain-English guide that explains the how and why of genealogy DNA testing. Bettinger gives you advice on choosing the right test to answer your specific genealogy questions, and helps you demystify and interpret the test results. He also discusses the ethics and future of genetic genealogy, and how adoptees can benefit from it.

The Family Christmas Tree Book

Author: Tomie dePaola

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480411434

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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One family tells the history of the Christmas tree while decorating its own In this warmly illustrated book, a family trims its Christmas tree. As the mother, father, grandmother, and children decorate together, they tell the story of how Christmas trees came to be, including the changes in size and appearance over time, and the way ornaments were first introduced. Tomie dePaola effortlessly weaves together little-known historical facts with the story of one family’s traditions. This fixed-layout ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book, features read-along narration.

It's All Relative

Adventures Up and Down the World's Family Tree

Author: A. J. Jacobs

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476734496

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Traces the author's three-year investigation into what constitutes family, describing how, after receiving an e-mail from a stranger who claimed to be a distant cousin, he embarked on an effort to build the biggest family tree in history.

The Family Tree

Author: Ilsa Evans

Publisher: Pan Australia

ISBN: 9781741984842

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

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Everybody has a book in them, or so the saying goes. For Kate Painter - wife, mother, freelance editor and aspiring writer - it's just a matter of finding a spare five minutes, a little peace and quiet... and something to write about. When her cousin Angie announces she has a room to let, Kate's spur of the moment decision to move temporarily out of the family home and in with Angie takes everyone, not least her husband and teenage children, by complete surprise. Yet Kate's sure that in this room of her own, she'll finally be able to write the novel she's always wanted to. But it doesn't happen so easily. Writer's block, dirty laundry and emergency babysitting duties all conspire against her. Amid the endless distractions, Kate is drawn into exploring the story of her family: her less than normal childhood with Angie on the family farm, her father's recent death, and the mystery behind Angie's enigmatic, absent mother. As the months pass, Kate writes her novel. And while it will never be the bestseller she had envisioned, it's the story Kate weaves for herself and her family that is the ultimate triumph.

Death on the Family Tree

A Family Tree Mystery

Author: Patricia Sprinkle

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061845132

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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With grown-up kids and a husband always on the road, Katharine Murray's nest would be empty if it weren't for her Aunt Lucy—until the elderly woman dies. Now Katharine's saddled with her Aunt's worldly belongings—mostly knickknacks destined for the dumpster. But there's a priceless Celtic necklace among the dross—and a diary written in German, neither of which Katharine's ever seen before. Determined to find out where these objects came from, Katharine unwittingly discovers a branch of her family tree she never knew existed—namely Aunt Lucy's brother Carter, murdered more than fifty years ago after a mysterious trip to Austria. And when Lucy's artifacts are stolen, and the main suspect turns up dead, Katharine realizes she must solve a burglary and two unsolved homicides separated by a half-century . . . before more than her family secrets end up dead and buried.

The Family Tree

Author: David McPhail

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0805090576

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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In the 1800s, a man clearing land in a beautiful forest to build a home leaves one special tree, but many years later the tree is in trouble, and the man's great-great grandson enlists a host of animal friends to try to save it.

Filling the Family Tree

Author: Jim Ollhoff

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781616134648

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Introduces family trees, explains how to draw a family tree with extended family included, and provides tips on interviewing family members.

Miles and Zoey

The Family Tree

Author: Kimberly Mayhoe

Publisher: Butterfly Ink Pub

ISBN: 9780974542331

Category: Underground Railroad

Page: 144

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Miles and Zoey Montgomery, nine year-old twins from Baldwin Hills, CA, have different feelings about moving to Houston, Texas after their parents separate. Miles is angry leaving his close buddies while Zoey is excited to finally have an opportunity to make new friends. While trying to adjust to their new life in the house that has been in their mother's family for six generations, they discover their Family Tree Book in the attic. The mysterious discovery take them on an exciting adventure that transports the twins back in time to help a slave travel the Underground Railroad to gain his freedom. While on the journey, Miles and Zoey, not only learn about the era of slavery, they discover their own lessons they can apply in their present-day lives.