Who Do You Think You Are? The Essential Guide to Tracing Your Family History

By Megan Smolenyak

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"The ground-breaking NBC series Who Do You Think You Are? takes seven of America's best-loved celebrities--from Lisa Kudrow to Susan Sarandon--on an emotional journey to trace their family history and discover who they really are. The revelations are sometimes shocking, sometimes heartbreaking, and always fascinating. With the Who Do You Think You Are? companion guide, you will learn how to chart your own journey into your past and discover the treasures hidden in your family tree.

"Featuring step-by-step instructions from one of America's top genealogical researchers ... covers everything a beginner needs to know to start digging into their roots, including: * Full-color profiles of the celebrities' surprising revelations * Starting the search-it's as easy as pulling out the old family photos * Census information-where to find it and how to use it * What birth, death, and marriage certificates have to tell us * How to track down immigration and military documents * The latest breakthroughs in DNA testing * The best online resources to conduct your searches, and store your newfound discoveries to share with family and save for future generations"

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