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51 Birch Street

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"One of the most moving and fascinating documentaries I've seen this year... Mr. Block has put his parents’ life, and his own, into this film with such warmth and candor that it may take more than one viewing to recognize it as a work of art."


– A.O. Scott, NEW YORK TIMES

Get to Know Your Parents

Videotape a Family History Interview

51 Birch Street director Doug Block talks about how to gain a new appreciation for your parents by videotaping a family history interview

Make a family tree

About.com offers lots of great tips about how to go about tracing your family tree on a page called Genealogy for Beginners.

FamilySearch.org walks you through 6 basic steps on How to Start Your Family History.

Every year Family Tree Magazine rounds up the 101 best online destinations for genealogy.  Here’s their latest list