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Atlanta Journal-Constitution Praises Roots for Kids

Connecticut genealogy book review

Ken Thomas is a distinguished Georgia historian and genealogist. He has also written a regular genealogy column for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for over three decades.  In the December 11 issue of the AJC, Mr. Thomas wrote his evaluation of Susan Provost Beller’s two books aimed at introducing young people to our favorite hobby: Roots for Kids: A Genealogy Guide for Young People. 3rd Edition, and Roots for Kids: Finding Your Family Stories.  Here’s what he had to say about those new books.

“Think you have a budding young genealogist in your family?

“Susan Provost Beller has written two books “Roots for Kids: A Genealogy Guide for Young People” now in its third edition, and “Roots for Kids: Finding Your Family Stories.” In the first one, she has created an easy-to-use guide for young people to get started in genealogy. She covers sources, filling out charts, interviewing techniques, using the Internet and much more. The appendices include a family group sheet (chart), a five-generation chart, abstract forms for a deed and a will, and two pages of website sources. Her second book covers collecting family stories and includes activity pages with each chapter.

“Each is written at a level that should help anyone who reads it to become interested in genealogy and family stories. The books are available from the Genealogical Publishing Company of Baltimore, the first is $24.50 and the second is $18.50. Go to to order these or many other genealogy books on every state and country.”

Thanks, Ken!  We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.