Who Do You Think You Are? The Essential Guide to Tracing Your Family History by Megan Smolenyak
There is no such thing as an ordinary family. Every family has its own unique stories just waiting to be discovered by YOU! This guide gives you all the information you need to start sleuthing into your own family history. Megan does a great job of providing the basics to get you started, without overwhelming you with too many details. This book is bursting with tips, shortcuts, recommendations, and things I wish I would have known when I started doing genealogy. This book is billed as the companion to the hit TV series recently on NBC called "Who Do You Think You Are?" There is a recap in the book of the celebrities and how they traced their family history. I especially like the chapters on researching military records and birth, marriage and death records. Highly recommended!!