Who Am I? The Family Tree Explorer - Anthony Adolph

HOW is Prince William descended from Dracula? Were some of our ancestors really only 3ft tall? As more and more adults become interested in genealogy and TV shows trace celebrities family trees, it s time for children to find out where they come from. Wh

HOW is Prince William descended from Dracula? Were some of our ancestors really only 3ft tall?

As more and more adults become interested in genealogy and TV shows trace celebrities' family trees, it's time for children to find out where they come from.

Who Am I? - The Family Tree Explorer (�14.99, Quercus) is designed to help children discover more about their ancestors.

Teeming with facts, history, photos and activities, it is written by writer and broadcaster Anthony Adolph and is aimed at youngsters aged nine and over.

So, we have an explanation of Hindu mythology, showing how Manu Vivasvata, the Sun God's son, was the first human; a useful guide to how people are related, such as who are your second and third cousins; information about why families move around the country and around the world; and why the same surname can be spelled different ways.

The importance of family and school photographs is stressed and there are explanations of how wills, as well as birth and death certificates, can help to trace ancestors.

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And there's plenty of details about early man and historical figures like Queen Victoria and Genghis Khan.

Tracing your family tree could be the big craze this summer holiday.

- LINDSAY JONES

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