Book Notice: Build Your Family Tree, A Guide For Canadians With Local And Global Roots

On order at the Ottawa Public Library, destined for the Blackburn Hamlet branch, this topic appears to be a bit of a departure for Lynne Butler, who “has worked in estate planning and law for over 25 years. She is a frequent speaker on will and estate matters, and has been a Learning Group facilitator for the Wills and Estates module of the bar admission course in Alberta.”

Perhaps not so much of a departure, as the book is more focused than the title suggests.

“Build Your Family Tree explains how a will or probate record can offer a much more robust image of lives lived and legacies left. Wills are underused in genealogy research. This may be because many family genealogists use primarily online sources for research and most wills are not found online; it could also be because the documents are usually in old, unfamiliar, handwritten script and are not easy to read. With a little work, you could uncover some surprises or a treasure trove of information. Even genealogy enthusiasts who are willing to look for wills may not fully appreciate just how useful probate and related records can be. In this book you will find an explanation of what sorts of probate records exist and where to find them.”

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Self-Counsel Press; 1st edition (November 15, 2022)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 240 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1770403469
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1770403468
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 0.035 ounces
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches

While the book is not on the Self-Counsel Press website, it’s listed on Amazon at $49.95 for the paperback!

2 Replies to “Book Notice: Build Your Family Tree, A Guide For Canadians With Local And Global Roots”

  1. Interesting…would love to buy it for my library (I curate the genealogy collection), but at that price and with it being so focussed, not sure I can justify it. Definitely a misleading title.

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