The Family History Expo Colorado has books and books and more books. The vendor room is fantastic! Genealogists collect books. Do we get around to reading them? Hope you do. I am going home with a few new ones.
Walking past the EasyFamilyHistory.com vending booth I spotted "Crash Course in Family History" Fourth Edition. Now who needs that if you are already doing genealogy? However, Paul Larsen has indeed written a very different book that will appeal not only to the beginning genealogist but to others who want to reference it for web pages, quotes and books.
Step One of the Crash Course is Identify Your Ancestors Using Family History. With a lot of colorful thumbnail pictures, quotes, web pages and sage advise, Larsen leads anybody interested in genealogy on the right path to identifying those ancestors.
Step Two is Add New Branches to Your Family Tree Using the Internet. Think you know everything about the Internet? I even picked up a few web pages that were unknowns to me when I browsed that section.
Step Three is Connect with the Lives and Stories of Your Ancestors. Do you appreciate your heritage or are you ashamed of it? Do you honor your ancestors or shut them up in the closet and throw the key away? Larsen takes you through timelines, applying history, plus a lot more.
I would highly recommend the book to beginners, even young adults and older children getting started on their ancestral quest. It would also make a great addition to a genealogical library. Consider it also for a nice door prize for a genealogy event of your local genealogical or historical society. Check it out!
YGGG #1 Ruby (still havin' fun in Loveland!)