Interest in family history is at its highest. Young people want to know where they came from, as well as the people who built their family and their country. Beginning Genealogy provides readers the basics of genealogy to get them started on their way to building their very own family tree. What can you learn from your last name? How does a family tree work and what can a person learn from it? Why would a person want to learn about his or her heritage? These are all questions that a budding genealogist asks and Beginning Genealogy provides the answers. Readers explore their own and other people's pasts, creating an understanding of the opportunities and challenges that built this nation.