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Honoring Our Ancestors: Inspiring Stories of the Quest for Our Roots [Paperback]

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Honoring Our Ancestors has fifty stories that hold one common thread- the seemingly endless way to creatively pay tribute to our ancestors. You'll find stories ranging from building an ancestral ship and quilting a family history, to commemorating an ancestral homeland with a museum and writing music to memorialize the past. The heartwarming stories found within the pages of Honoring Our Ancestors are just what the family historian has always needed. They put life in the names and dates, and give us fifty more reasons to continue researching our past.

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Pages   220
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.8" Width: 6.28" Height: 0.61"
Weight:   0.77 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 2002
Publisher   Ancestry Publishing
ISBN  1931279004  
ISBN13  9781931279000  

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Megan Smolenyak has been an avid genealogist for more than three decades and is an expert at family history research. The lead researcher for the PBS A"ncestors" series, she is a contributing editor for "Heritage Quest" and the author of "Honoring Our Ancestors, In Search of Our Ancestors, "and "They Came to America." She currently resides in Williamsburg, VA.

Ann Turner was hooked on genealogy when she learned that her parents' ancestors had arrived in the United States on the same ship yet went their separate ways until her parents met 300 years later. She works at home, writing computer software and composing messages for the popular "Genealogy-DNA" mailing list. She currently resides in Menlo Park, California.

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Don't Just Research Your Heritage-Celebrate It!  Apr 5, 2003
Those of us who are addicted to the rush of discovering the lives and times of our ancestors need to be reminded that the research we do is only part of the excitement. Celebrating and sharing our discoveries is the other, and perhaps more important, side to our hunt. This book is the place to discover the many unique ways others have chosen to honor their ancestors and share their heritage. The sometimes funny, sometimes touching, and always inspiring tales will demonstrate many creative and diverse ideas. It could provide good ideas, or inspire you to come up with your own. Your story might even be in Megan's follow-up book. (There will be another...right Megan?)
Belongs in Every Family Historian's Library  Mar 13, 2003
Anyone interested in family history should read "Honoring Our Ancestors." It shows how people today are taking the field of genealogy way beyond just the recording of names and dates. The book contains a series of tales by contemporary family historians telling in their own words not only how they researched their ancestors' lives, but how they have used what they learned to honor their ancestors' memories. Some of the tales are astonishing, some are deeply moving and one or more will probably inspire you to find your own way to honor your own ancestors, as they did me. There is no better gift you could give to "the genealogist who has everything." Actually, I'd recommend this for any family researcher's library. I've read it a couple of times already, and loaned it to friends, who all loved it and bought it for themselves and to give as gifts.
This Book is Phenomenal  Feb 12, 2003
I got this as a gift for Christmas, loved it, and I have since given copies to other people as gifts--and they too have found it incredibly moving and inspiring. These stories are amazing, and the book has prompted me to look into my own family's history. I can't recommend this book more highly.
Chicken Soup for "Genealogical" Soul  Feb 1, 2003
This is a great collection of heartwarming short stories. Anyone who has ever searched for their family history or "misses their Nana" - take the time to read this book - what a pleasure to read - Easy to read, take your time & read a few stories a night.
Honoring Our Ancestors Is The Next Step, Must Read  Feb 1, 2003
Having read and LOVED,"In Search of Our Ancestors" by Megan Smolenyak, I was very excited to learn of her latest book, "Honoring Our Ancestors". It's a great follow up on the first book. For those on a time schedule that doesn't allow long periods of reading, this book can be savored (just like the first) by reading one story at a time. Each story is only a few pages long. It's gives one thought as to how we can each choose a way to honor our own ancestors. Give it a try, and if you haven't read the first book, PLEASE don't miss it, also!

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