Dig Up Your Family Tree - by Barbara Whitehead (book cover)

Dig Up Your Family Tree (Sphere 1986)

Barbara Whitehead was intrigued as a child by the stories of past days told to her by older members of the family, and in her teens began to note down this information. In 1962 she joined the Society of Genealogists and in 1972 began to teach evening classes in Family History. She has taught many beginners, and York Family History Society was formed from a nucleus of her students.

The careful methods of research which she learnt while tracing her ancestors have stood her in good stead when doing preparatory work for her historical novels and for her popular detective novels.