Before I was a blogger I was a family history addict. As a little girl my dad and I would to go the the Family History Library and pore over rolls of microfilm on the manual turn handle readers. In college I worked at the campus family history library helping patrons find their ancestors in many avenues including census records. Then I got married and started working from home on websites like ancestry.com and roots.web. My children came along and other things took up my time. Years later, I am realizing it has been far too long since I have done any genealogy.
Anne Bradshaw's book rekindled in me the desire to find my roots, to begin again the search for those who have gone before. She has complied stories from every day ordinary people like me and professional genealogists. Each one is inspiring and several had me in tears. If you have never filled out a pedigree chart or looked for someone from your family tree now is the time to start.
True Miracles With Genealogy is a wonderful jumping off point as it plants the desire in your heart. It can be read in more than one sitting since each chapter is an individual story. My favorite account was "My Father Gave Me My Identity Back" by Sandra Taliaferro p. 83. I believe every reader will find a chapter that speaks directly to them. Thanks so much to Anne for sending me a copy of this book. My resolve to seek after my dead has been renewed since reading it.
To read more online, visit Anne Bradshaw's website at http://www.truemiracleswithgenealogy.com/ She will be signing copies of True Miracles with Genealogy Saturday November 20th at Confetti Antiques and Books, 273 North Main Street, Spanish Fork, Utah, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. She is also offering a free gift to those who can't attend... "please hop on over and "Like" the new Facebook page at Anne Bradshaw and Book Friends. Then click on the Welcome tab to receive a Christmas gift book from her."