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.