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.

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    • Abstract:
      Scope and content: "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.
    • Content Notes:
      Ireland : a restless pull / by Andrew McCarthy -- Angola and Virginia : traveling to the truth / by Joe Mozingo -- Argentina : an accident of history / by Alex Bellos -- Cambodia : the reluctant traveler / by Nawuth Keat with Martha Kendall -- British Columbia, Canada : sun and shadows / by Joyce Maynard -- Ontario, Canada : secrets and spirits / by Tiffany Thornton -- Croatia : a year of living differently / by Jennifer Wilson -- Cuba : indefinite voluntary departure / by Juan Jose Valdes -- Czech Republic : the mandolin's story / by Joseph Hurka -- England : another uncertain voyage / by Jim Eagles -- Germany : the never-ending story / by Joe Yogerst -- India : an Indian summer / by Pico Iyer -- Japan : of deserts and rice paddies / by Edward Iwata -- Laos and Vietnam : the birthday present / by Thomas Fuller -- Mexico : my insurgent granny / by Peter McBride -- Norway : following the son / by Dave Hage -- Peru : my year of magical thinking / by Maria Arana -- The Philippines and California : MacArthur, my mother, and me / by Barbara A. Noe -- Poland : where old and new worlds collide / by Nina Strochlic -- Russia : a warm Cold War reunion / by Hilary Mandelberg -- Scotland : finding William / by Andrew Evans -- Sicily, Italy : a hunger for family / by Renée Restivo -- Taiwan, Republic of China : the eighth sister / by Mei-Ling Hopgood -- Tanzania : my family, my tribe / by Donovan Webster -- Ulster, Ireland, and Northern Ireland : three-generations, one distant family history / by Liz Beatty -- Illinois, United States : a heartland history / by Diane Johnson -- Genealogy 101 -- Country specific information.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references and index.
    • ISBN:
      9781426213816 (hardcover : alkaline paper) :
      1426213816 (hardcover : alkaline paper)
    • Accession Number:
      2014033593
    • Accession Number:
      ocn900615367
      900615367
    • Accession Number:
      fay.444357
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      MCCARTHY, A. et al. Journeys home : inspiring stories, plus tips and strategies to find your family history. [s. l.]: National Geographic, 2015. ISBN 9781426213816. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.444357. Acesso em: 22 fev. 2020.
    • AMA:
      McCarthy A, Maynard J, Iyer P, Johnson D. Journeys Home : Inspiring Stories, plus Tips and Strategies to Find Your Family History. National Geographic; 2015. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.444357. Accessed February 22, 2020.
    • APA:
      McCarthy, A., Maynard, J., Iyer, P., & Johnson, D. (2015). Journeys home : inspiring stories, plus tips and strategies to find your family history. National Geographic.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      McCarthy, Andrew, Joyce Maynard, Pico Iyer, and Diane Johnson. 2015. Journeys Home : Inspiring Stories, plus Tips and Strategies to Find Your Family History. National Geographic. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.444357.
    • Harvard:
      McCarthy, A. et al. (2015) Journeys home : inspiring stories, plus tips and strategies to find your family history. National Geographic. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.444357 (Accessed: 22 February 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      McCarthy, A, Maynard, J, Iyer, P & Johnson, D 2015, Journeys home : inspiring stories, plus tips and strategies to find your family history, National Geographic, viewed 22 February 2020, .
    • MLA:
      McCarthy, Andrew, et al. Journeys Home : Inspiring Stories, plus Tips and Strategies to Find Your Family History. National Geographic, 2015. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.444357.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      McCarthy, Andrew, Joyce Maynard, Pico Iyer, and Diane Johnson. Journeys Home : Inspiring Stories, plus Tips and Strategies to Find Your Family History. National Geographic, 2015. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.444357.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      McCarthy A, Maynard J, Iyer P, Johnson D. Journeys home : inspiring stories, plus tips and strategies to find your family history [Internet]. National Geographic; 2015 [cited 2020 Feb 22]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.444357

Reviews

LJ Reviews 2015 February #2

Family secrets, mysteries, and lore are the impetus for the emotion-filled sojourns described in this beautifully illustrated essay collection and genealogy guide. The 26 essays, covering places as diverse as Scotland, Cambodia, Mexico, Italy, Japan, and India, open with one by travel writer and actor McCarthy, who describes his at-first-reluctant exploration of his Irish roots. Many of the other entries also recount traveling to a far-off country that was the home of the writer's ancestors, but others tell stories of going back home after a long period away—in the case of a man who escaped Cambodia as a refugee—or visiting a family homestead in a different locale in one's own country, in the case of an American who finds her Midwestern roots. Whatever the story, each writer describes a moment when confusion, sadness, or detachment fell away and they knew they belonged. For readers who sense similar longings, each entry comes with sidebars on exploring the culture of the place by cooking its food, listening to its music, or even visiting. The book closes with a useful how-to on investigating your origins; general information comes first, in subsections such as "Talk to Your Elders" and "Get a DNA Test" and is followed by country-specific advice relating to the nations visited in the writings. VERDICT This poignant and information-filled travelog and genealogy primer is ideal for public libraries.—Henrietta Verma, Library Journal

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