Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Book Review: "True Miracles with Genealogy" by Anne Bradshaw

In the Old Testament, book of Malachi, 4:5-6, we read:

Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord:

And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.


We are seeing this prophecy fulfilled as every day, men and women all over the world are feeling compelled to seek out their ancestors and compile their family histories. It doesn't seem to matter what religious affiliation the searcher belongs to - the yearning to know where one came from is the same.


Author and avid genealogist Anne Bradshaw addresses this yearning in her new book, "True Miracles with Genealogy: Help from Beyond the Veil." A compilation of stories submitted by people all over the country and around the world, this book speaks to the heart of every genealogist and all those who have ever felt a stirring from the other side, a knowledge that we are not alone when our loved ones pass on, but we are still connected through those family ties.

In this book you'll read stories of people who found their ancestors in the most miraculous ways. A chance phone call, stumbling upon an old, nearly buried tombstone in a cemetery, the urging to look just one more time - these events yielded not only names and dates, but newfound love of the journey for the researcher, and feelings of eternal connections.

Whether you've been doing your family history for years, or have just started, or just enjoy reading about the process, you'll find something to delight and inspire you in this remarkable work.

I received a free copy of this book for review purposes. This did not influence my thoughts in any way.

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