The godmother of genograms revises her revelatory work that explores how to reconnect with your past and invent a new future.
This notable work poignantly explains how a tool of family history—gathering the genogram, or a basic family tree—can help us to better understand and mend family relationships and dynamics. Here, fully updated for the first time, Monica McGoldrick's book elaborates on the ways in which genograms can reveal a family's history of estrangement, alliance, divorce, or suicide, exposing intergenerational patterns that prove more than coincidental. Weaving together photographs and genograms of famous families—including the Kennedys, the Freuds, and the Fondas—she sheds light on a range of complex issues such as birth order and sibling rivalry, family myths and secrets, cultural differences, couple relationships, and the pivotal role of loss.
In this important work, readers learn to mine previously untapped information about their own family patterns, leading to a reconnection to home and a deeper sense of identity. Originally published as You Can Go Home Again.
Finding Your German Ancestors is a brief but thorough introduction to German research. It presents the most up-to-date sources and resources for successful German research. Many German archives are accessible via the Internet, and Finding Your German Ancestors is the first reference work to include these vital contacts. And because identifying documents is key to German research, it contains sample illustrations of typical German documents, as well as contact sample information for major repositories of German records. With its straightforward approach and easy-to-read style, this book is sure to become a standard reference work for beginning German researchers.
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
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.