Tracing Family Lines

Tracing Family Lines : The Impact of Genealogy Research on Family Communication

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Family genealogy research has grown exponentially over the past decade, making it an area worthy of scholarly inquest. Tracing Family Lines: The Impact of Genealogy Research on Family Communication, by Amy M. Smith, explores the connection between women and genealogy by examining the ways inherited familial narratives and data work to position women within American culture.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 130 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 340.19g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739166204
  • 9780739166208

About Amy M. Smith

Amy M. Smith is assistant professor at Salem State University in Salem, Massachusetts.show more

Review quote

In Tracing Family Lines, Dr. Amy M. Smith artfully weaves her personal quest to understand her family history into a broader-and deeper-look at the vibrant intersections of story, history, and communication in families. This book will no doubt become an important volume for scholars and teachers interested in families, family communication, family stories, family histories, and geneaological research. -- Christopher N. Poulos, University of North Carolina at Greensboroshow more

Table of contents

Chapter 1. The Spark of Interest Chapter 2. Meeting Your Ancestors Chapter 3. Planting the Family Tree Chapter 4. Family Connections Chapter 5. Reclaiming the Past for the Future Chapter 6. One Big Happy Family Chapter 7. Passing it Onshow more