Monday, May 2, 2011

Book Recommendation - Journey Takers

Yesterday I finished reading The Journey Takers (Amazon affiliate link) by Leslie Albrecht Huber. I highly recommend anyone who is interested in family history to read this book.

Leslie takes readers on the journeys of her immigrant ancestors. I love to how she combines the facts she has about her ancestors, the history of the time and her own visions of what her ancestors were like. It's a great example for anyone thinking about writing a book on their own family history.

But here is the part I liked the most: She tells about how her own life interacted with her genealogy research. She walks the reader through trying to get research done at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City with a small child. She writes about taking her children on a trip along the Oregon Trail. Anyone who is trying to juggle families and genealogy should definitely read this book.

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Disclosure: I was not paid for this review. I purchased this book for myself. If you purchase the book through the links above, I will receive a small percentage of the price at no cost to you.


  1. Yeah, I bought this one at the Fairfax Genealogical Society conference when she spoke her - I'm enjoying it, too!

  2. I read this a couple of months ago. My favorite part was the same as yours. I really liked the way she weaved her life and the story of her research into the story of the ancestors. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in genealogy.

  3. I just ordered it from your Amazon store, I can not wait to read it!

  4. I second your recommendation, Tina! I found Leslie's book to be interesting, informative, and moving--one of those books that stays with you after you finish reading it.