24 July 2010

Buzzy Jackson Shakes Her Family Tree

The Old Community Center in Truckee, California, will be the site of a July 25 ice cream party, book reading and signing, with a portion of proceeds from book sales benefiting the Friends of the Truckee Library, to celebrate the release of Buzzy Jackson's new book, Shaking the Family Tree…Blue Bloods, Black Sheep and Other Obsessions of an Accidental Genealogist.

In her new book, Jackson (see photo) investigates her roots and dives headfirst into her family gene pool: flying cross-country to locate an ancient family graveyard, embarking on a week-long genealogy Caribbean cruise, trekking to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and even submitting her DNA for testing to try and find her Jacksons. Through her research, she connects with distant relatives, traces her roots back more than 250 years and in the process comes to discover — genetically, historically and emotionally — the true meaning of “family” for herself.

To read this entire article,  "Book Bash for hometown author Buzzy Jackson in Truckee" from the Sierra Sun, click here.