The Resource 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

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

Label
Journeys home : inspiring stories, plus tips and strategies to find your family history
Title
Journeys home
Title remainder
inspiring stories, plus tips and strategies to find your family history
Statement of responsibility
featuring Andrew McCarthy, Joyce Maynard, Pico Iyer, Diane Johnson & the National Geographic travel team ; foreword by Dr. Spencer Wells, National Geographic explorer-in-residence
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Actor and award-winning travel writer Andrew McCarthy discovers his ancestry in a compelling narrative that combines 26 intriguing and heartfelt stories about discovering home and roots with tips and recommendations on how to begin your own explorations. Addressing the explosive growth in ancestral travel, actor and travel writer Andrew McCarthy recounts his own quest to uncover his family's Irish history, along with 25 other prominent writers whose stories span the globe. Each story offers a personal take on journeying home; actively seeking unknown relatives, meeting up with seldom-seen family members, or perhaps just visiting the old country to get a feel for one's 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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
CS21
LC item number
.J68 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • handbooks
Label
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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ireland : a restless pull / Andrew McCarthy -- Angola and Virginia : traveling to the truth / by Joe Mozingo -- Argentina : an accident of history / Alex Bellos -- Cambodia : the reluctant traveler / Nawuth Keat with Martha Kendall -- British Columbia, Canada : sun and shadows / Joyce Maynard -- Ontario, Canada : secrets and spirits / Tiffany Thornton -- Croatia : a year of living differently / Jennifer Wilson -- Cuba : indefinite voluntary departure / Juan Jose Valdes -- Czech Republic : the mandolin's story / Joseph Hurka -- England : another uncertain voyage / Jim Eagles -- Germany : the never-ending story / Joe Yogerst -- India : an Indian summer / Pico Iyer -- Japan : of deserts and rice paddies / Edward Iwata -- Laos/Vietnam : the birthday present / Thomas Fuller -- Mexico : my insurgent granny / Peter McBride -- Norway : following the son / Dave Hage -- Peru : my year of magical thinking / Maria Arana -- The Philippines and California : MacArthur, my mother, and me / Barbara A. Noe -- Poland : where old and new worlds collide / Nina Strochlic -- Russia : a warm Cold War reunion / Hilary Mandelberg -- Scotland : finding William / Andrew Evans -- Sicily, Italy : a hunger for family / Renee Restivo -- Taiwan : the eighth sister / Mei-Ling Hopgood -- Tanzania : my family, my tribe / Donovan Webster -- Ulster, Ireland and Northern Ireland : three-generations, one distant family history / Liz Beatty -- Illinois, United States : a heartland history / Diane Johnson -- Genealogy 101 -- Country specific information
Control code
900615367
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9781426213816
Lccn
2014033593
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)900615367

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