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Growing Your Family Tree: Tracing your roots and discovering who you are

Cherry Gilchrist

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Prose: non-fiction, Reference works

A practical and useful guide to researching your family history with a strong personal development angle. This is the first book to address the need for a holistic and personal approach to research. It will appeal to fans of Who Do You Think You Are

The process of exploring your family history and roots is a moving and meaningful quest. It affects heart and soul, as well as providing an intellectual challenge to piece all the information together. GROWING YOUR FAMILY TREE is the first book to promote the experiential aspects of family history. It gives sound, practical advice on researching your family history, but also promotes the emotional, spiritual and creative elements of the task, helping to lift genealogy out of its earlier dry an formal setting, into a more meaningful and accessible activity which can enrich a person's identity.
Advice and information includes:
* How to write up your family history
* How to make a heritage corner or trail in your home
* A consideration the nature of ancestry, family lines and our inner connection with our ancestors
* How to organise your research and keep moving forward

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Cherry Gilchrist

Cherry Gilchrist read English and Anthropology at New Hall, Cambridge.

She is the author of more than thirty books on a wide range of subjects.

She is married to artist, Robert Lee-Wade, and they live near Stroud in Gloucestershire, where they enjoy trying out new recipes in the kitchen and dreaming about their next road trip abroad.

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