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Althea Douglas has written numerous articles on genealogy, Canadian local history, and heritage conservation. Her previous books include Tools of the Trade for Canadian Genealogists, Help! I've Inherited an Attic Full of History, and Here Be Dragons: Navigational Hazards for the Canadian Family Researcher. She lives in Ottawa.
"...an invaluable addition to any historian or genealogist bookshelf." - Olive Tree Genealogy (online) May 2011 "...well-written, sourced where appropriate, and makes for an easy read." - Genblog - online - May 2011 "a great book for not only genealogists, but also historical fiction readers, Jane Austen fans, writers, and anyone else interested in history." - Chandler Library Blog online, June 2011 "Recommended for genealogists, whether novice or veteran." - Generations (Manitoba Genealogical Society newsletter), book review, September 2011 issue The Times-Colonist (Victoria, BC; circ:61,564), book review, August 21, 2011The book is designed to help historians and genealogists, but it will also help to settle debates about trivia and family memories. If nothing else, it can help the grandkids figure out just what you're talking about. "This is an entertaining book that covers the past as well as customs and traditions we now consider quaint or may dismiss as a waste of time." - Tri-City News (Canada) book review Nov 2011 I enjoyed delving into the Time Traveller's Handbook. It finds its target "family historians working in Canada whose ancestors originated somewhere else" and will find a place on my bookshelf. -- Anglo-Celtic Connections While written for the Canadian researcher, the book is invaluable to U.S. researchers because much of the information presented applies to U.S. ancestry as well. -- Examiner.com Douglas succeeds in packing a ton of information on numerous subjects into one soft-cover guide. The Time Travellers Handbook is a handy tool for assisting genealogists in understanding their ancestors everyday lives. -- The We Tree Genealogy Blog, May 2011 an excellent addition to the reference library of both genealogists and historians. -- The Forest City