Journeys home inspiring stories, plus tips and strategies to find your family history

"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 ance...

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Corporate Authors: National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Other Authors: McCarthy, Andrew, 1962-, Maynard, Joyce, 1953-, Iyer, Pico., Johnson, Diane, 1934-
Format: Books Print Book
Language: English
Published: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2015]
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Summary: "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.
Physical Description: 287 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9781426213816 (hardcover : alkaline paper) :
1426213816 (hardcover : alkaline paper)
Author Notes: Featured author ANDREW MCCARTHY is an actor and television director (known for his roles in St. Elmo's Fire, Mannequin, Weekend at Bernie's, Pretty in Pink, and Less Than Zero) who also has an illustrious writing career. He is an editor-at-large at National Geographic Traveler, and has written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, Travel+Leisure, Afar, Men's Journal, Bon App├ętit, National Geographic Adventure, and others. The Society of American Travel Writers named him 2010 "Travel Journalist of the Year," and he was cited three times for notable work in the "Best American Travel Writing" series. His 2012 memoir, The Longest Way Home, became a New York Times bestseller.