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A team of top genealogists reveal their secrets and provide answers to the "brick walls" often reached when researching family history An exciting new addition to any family historian's library, this guide will take their research to the next level with clear advice and explanation of the processes involved. It provides information about the way in which our ancestors used to live and how this knowledge can help the researcher. Topics include genealogical traditions around the world, from North America to West Africa; the abuse of geneology by the Nazis; and the uses of new science such as DNA testing and new technology such as online research; while a problem-solving section sees experts tackle common difficulties. Up to date with new developments in the subject, this is an essential book for anyone researching their family history.