Smoky Mountain Family Historian

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Family Tree


I just read Barbara Delinsky's Family Tree. To me, it was a rather contrived plot and not that believable. I may have read other books by Delinsky in the past, but I'm not sure that I have. I'm not sure that I'll read another of hers after reading this one. I bought it simply because of the genealogical angle. I think I was disappointed that it didn't involve using records and relied pretty much on DNA to prove the point which was supported by oral tradition but not much else. I wish that Delinsky had her subjects so enamored of their newfound heritage that the pursued its study and documented the evidence so that readers would get an idea of what real genealogical research involves.

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