I’ve been cleaning out my genealogy library over the last few days. I hadn’t read Buzzy Jackson’s “Shaking the Family Tree” for about 4 years – and was intending to clean it out.
Needless to say, it won’t be leaving. In deciding whether or not to keep it, I did another read through. “Shaking the Family Tree” is a solid introduction to genealogy. The author dove into her own tree from all directions, touching upon both her father’s colonial Virginia and her mother’s Jewish heritage. She researched her tree using interview techniques, DNA, and far more. Jackson offers solid tips for beginners while presenting her own successes and failures.
If you have a family member who doesn’t quite “get” your obsession with genealogy, “Shaking the Family Tree” might just be the place to start.