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Writing and Publishing

Karen has written numerous articles for family history journals and has also written several books. A book about Adoption Research has recently been completed and will be published in late 2015 - please check back for updates and further details. Another book on 20th Century sources and methods for genealogical research is currently being written and is due to be published in Spring 2016.



The People Finder: A Self-Help Handbook for Finding Relatives and Friends

Losing touch with family members and loved ones is more common today than ever before. A house move, a lost address book or even a change of phone numbers can be all it takes. Whatever your reasons for searching, The People Finder offers real life case studies and advice on:

* What to do before you start

* Tips on researching & where to find public records

* How to contact specialist organisations

* What to look for on the Internet

* How to approach someone for information

* How to keep in touch and plan reunions

Please note - The People Finder was published in 2007 and some information it contains may be out of date. Where necessary, and if possible, the author is happy to provide updated information.

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New Cousins: How to Trace Living Descendants of Your Ancestors

This book is a guide to descendant searching — that is, looking for living relatives. It can be fascinating, rewarding, and potentially life-changing. Research can lead you not to dead ancestors, but to living, breathing relatives who share your genetic heritage—members of your extended family.

Descendant searching involves using many of the same research methods to bring a search forward in time rather than working backwards chronologically. Researching forward from a chosen ancestor or family, a researcher can trace living descendants from the same family, and link up to share information.

This booklet shows you how to get started, offers tips and guidance using the major sources for family history and includes many worked examples of how to go about descendant searching.

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