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Author McCarthy, Andrew, 1962- author.

Title Journeys home : inspiring stories, plus tips and strategies to find your family history / featuring Andrew McCarthy, Joyce Maynard, Pico Iyer, Diane Johnson & the National Geographic Travel Team ; foreword by Dr. Spencer Wells, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence.

Publication Info. Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2015]
©2015
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 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  929.1 MCC    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  929.1 MCC    AVAILABLE
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Description 287 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Note Includes index.
Contents A restless pull / by Andrew McCarthy -- Traveling to the truth / by Joe Mozingo -- An accident of history / by Alex Bellos -- The reluctant traveler / by Nawuth Keat with Martha E. Kendall -- Sun and shadows / by Joyce Maynard -- Secrets and spirits / by Tiffany Thornton -- A year of living differently / by Jennifer Wilson -- Indefinite voluntary departure / by Juan José Valdés -- The mandolin's story / by Joseph Hurka -- Another uncertain voyage / by Jim Eagles -- The never ending story / by Joe Yogerst -- An Indian summer / by Pico Iyer -- Of deserts and rice paddies / by Edward Iwata -- The birthday present / by Thomas Fuller -- My insurgent granny / by Peter McBride -- Following the son / by Dave Hage -- My years of magical thinking / by Marie Arana -- MacArthur, my mother, and me / by Barbara A. Noe -- Where old and new worlds collide / by Nina Strochlic -- A warm Cold War reunion / by Hilary Mandleberg -- Finding William / by Andrew Evans -- A hunger for family / by Renée Restivo -- The eighth sister / by Mei-Ling Hopgood -- My family, my tribe / by Donovan Webster -- Three generations, one distant family history / by Liz Beatty -- A heartland history / by Diane Johnson.
Summary "Addressing the explosive growth in ancestral travel, this compelling narrative combines intriguing tales of discovery with tips on how to begin your own explorations. Actor and award-winning travel writer Andrew McCarthy's featured story recounts his recent quest to uncover his family's Irish history, while twenty-five other prominent writers tell their own heartfelt stories of connection. Spanning the globe, these stories offer personal takes on journeying home, whether the authors are actively seeking long-lost relatives, meeting up with seldom-seen family members, or perhaps just visiting the old country to get a feel for their roots. Sidebars and a hefty resource section provide tips and recommendations on how to go about your own research, and a foreword by the Genographic Project's Spencer Wells sets the scene. Stunning images, along with family heirlooms, old photos, recipes, and more, round out this unique take on the genealogical research craze"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Genealogy.
Genetic genealogy.
Added Author Maynard, Joyce, 1953- author.
Iyer, Pico, author.
Johnson, Diane, 1951- author.
National Geographic travel team, author.
ISBN 9781426213816
1426213816
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