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ERIC Number: EJ786502
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb-1
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0363-0277
Cultivating Your Family Tree
Kaplan, Paul
Library Journal, v132 n2 p45-47 Feb 2007
Once the pristine pastime of blue bloods tracing their pedigrees back to the "Mayflower," genealogy--from hobby to serious endeavor--has broadened and deepened into a democratic avocation. It was Alex Haley's "Roots," published 30 years ago, with the hugely popular TV miniseries coming a year later, that likely started the boom. Television still plays a role in promoting the appeal: a 2006 PBS series "African American Lives" illuminated scientific advances in genealogical research. The democratization of the hobby applies to end users and ancestors alike. A small budget does not mean that a library's genealogical collection cannot be up-to-date. There are core resources that are ideal for getting patrons started, and there are materials that offer goodies both to starters and seasoned researchers. This article offers a selection of titles to elicit research excitement and a web exclusive Genealogical Periodicals list.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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