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Free Book! - Claiming Your History: How to Incorporate Your Past into Your Present


Claiming Your History: How to Incorporate Your Past into Your Present by Tracy Whittington takes an in-depth look of how we can take the knowledge and information we’ve learned through our family history research and carry that knowledge forward into our own lives.

Claiming Your History was  a treat  to read,  it was an easy read and I was pleasantly surprised by the wonderful ideas that Tracy brings forward that you can incorporate into your own life, illustrated with beautiful examples. Not every idea will appeal to all readers but Tracy offers a wide range from the simple to the more complex.

Tracy does not claim to be any kind of an expert but her thoughtfulness and forward thinking of how one can use their family history to enrich their own lives, in their home and beyond was fresh and inviting.

Tracy makes the information in her book relevant and personal offering many examples from her own family history and experience. After each idea, she provides three resource links to investigate should you want to explore that particular idea further.  There are over 75 ideas to explore and more than 200 links to additional resources making this a very comprehensive guide on incorporating family history into one’s life.

Tracy helps us look beyond predictable wall murals and pedigree charts, she demonstrates clearly and with ease how to incorporate our family history into our homes, habits and traditions.

If that didn’t sound brilliant enough, for June 16 and 17th you can pick up Tracy’s book on Amazon for FREE! You have nothing to lose and so many wonderful ideas to gain.


9 comments:

  1. Er, not free outside USA... £2.73 here in UK on 2013-06-15 at 09:55 UTC.

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  2. Sounds like a GREAT book, but, unfortunately, was $3.99, not free. Although $3.99 is not a bad price!

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  3. Hmmm! The author told me it would be free this weekend, let me check into it.

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  4. Just re-checked my notes from the author,the free dates for this book are June 16th and 17th, so that is tomorrow and Monday. As for beyond the US, I will check with the author and let you know.

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  5. Thanks for clarifying -- I too, found it only free for Amazon subscribers, but I would like to download for free and will remember to do that on Sunday and Monday! Looks great.

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  6. Thanks for clarifying -- I, too, saw it was available free for Amazon prime subscribes, which I'm not, so 'm looking forward to the free download on Sunday or Monday -- although as mentioned above, $3.99 is still a good deal and I'll do that if I forget. ; )

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  7. Got my book free. Looking forward to reading it.

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  8. I'm checking with Amazon about the possibility of extending the next free period outside the United States. I know other authors have been pushing Amazon on this, but I'm not sure how much progress they've made. Tracy Whittington

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  9. The idea of "claiming" your past, as in the title of Tracy's book, is incredibly appealing to me. It's the most honest, brave, and wholesome approach to all parts of our personal and family past, whether good or bad or indifferent. Whether we claim the past or not, it will be within us even if we're not conscious of its presence. But taking a conscious and deliberate approach to incorporating the past is generally a healthy step. It can be the most relaxing choice.

    When Faulkner said the past "isn't even past," I think he wanted us to recognize that truth. Tracy Whittington's book sounds interesting and well done. Thanks!

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