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True Miracles with Genealogy: Help from Beyond the Veil

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  85 ratings  ·  36 reviews
"True Miracles with Genealogy: Volume One" is a collection of family history research stories written by ordinary people with extraordinary experiences. These events are part of the reward that comes from doing genealogy. They are the fathers and mothers turning their hearts to their children-the spiritual moments and help that comes from beyond the veil. Each account is u ...more
Paperback, 136 pages
Published September 16th 2010 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published January 1st 2010)
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Valerity (Val)
Nov 29, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: goodreads-win
A selection of stories of those who experienced help from the other side while doing their family histories, with a largely LDS slant. I still found some of the stories very moving.
Nov 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Before I was a blogger I was a family history addict. As a little girl my dad and I would to go the the Family History Library and pore over rolls of microfilm on the manual turn handle readers. In college I worked at the campus family history library helping patrons find their ancestors in many avenues including census records. Then I got married and started working from home on websites like and roots.web. My children came along and other th
Dec 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Great inspiration for al genealogists!
Oct 29, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I remember the first time I watched “Roots” on television, and how Alex Haley’s triumph in rebuilding his family tree resounded in my newly wed heart. My family tree was broken in so many places—through divorce, deaths and estrangements caused by the se events’ resulting bitterness. After decades of hitting roadblock after roadblock, I began to think some of these breaks could never be bridged. If you’ve felt that way, then Anne Bradshaw’s new release, "True Miracles with Genealogy," will inspir ...more
Patti Zarn  - Mainstream Mystic
"True Miracles with Genealogy" is filled with some amazing stories from various people's experiences. As I read it, I could really feel the power of guidance from beyond the veil that the subjects were experiencing. Anyone interested in genealogy work will be inspired by the possibilities of their own potential connection with family ancestors. ...more
Lynne McCarrick
May 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fills me with joy

These simple, short stories take me into sleep at night, or awaken me into a new day, filling me with joy every time. So often I FEEL the truth of them pouring into me.
Serenah Mckay
Jul 03, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
A waste of time and money. Don't bother. ...more
Dec 06, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
When I was in college, I spent quite a bit of time in my state's historical society archives assisting a professor with research involving newspapers from the 1860's. During my time there, I had many interesting conversations with the other patrons, many of whom were working on genealogy projects. While I have never had any personal interest in my own genealogy, many of them had great stories about their research and findings and it was always interesting to hear their methodologies, since many ...more
Apr 19, 2011 rated it it was ok
This book reads like you were just cornered by that genealogist who is dying to tell you everything they've ever experienced. That's probably because all the anecdotes were written and sent in, seemingly without much editing. The lack of editing really got in the way of enjoying the stories. Some stories had way too much information that was unimportant to understanding the experience being related.

I originally picked this up knowing it wasn't going to be incredibly written, but hoping it might
Valerie Steimle
If you are the kind of person who loves doing family research but gets bogged down on running into brick walls for information then this new book would be an asset to your geneology collection. Anne Bradshaw has compiled a wonderful book of stories which are inspiring to those whose family members have passed on. This unique idea of getting information from beyond the veil is not new to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, which most stories are from. I have heard countles ...more
Oct 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2010
4.5 Stars. Giveaway for this book on my blog until 11/3/10

This book if filled with dozens of personal accounts of individuals who have received divine help while researching their family history.

This quote from the books summed things up perfectly:

These incidents could be attributed to sheer coincidence. Personally, I find it impossible to dismiss such consistencies as anything less than inspired. They are too many, too often, too consistent, and too remarkable to be mere serendipity.

Susan Dayley
Nov 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing
If you have ever felt intrigue to know your ancestors, who they were, where they lived, and how they thought, then you have probably contemplated, if not actively begun, doing your own genealogical research. And everyone who has done so, knows that sooner or later, you’ll reach a dead end. A place where the names simply end.

True Miracles with Genealogy is filled with stories of faith about people who were miraculously guided past those dead ends. These stories give hope and the courage to keep
Carol B.
Apr 07, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I bought a paperback copy but then had the opportunity to get in on my iPad. It is a quick read and good stories brought together in one publication. The stories tell of experiences in doing genealogical research and the sometimes amazing finds that come despite our limitations. They are often referred to as "miracles". Any genealogist can relate to these experiences, I certainly could. I have had many myself.
It's a good and quick read. I recommend it to all, whet
Oct 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: family history enthusiasts
This small, inexpensively produced book is full of short stories of people's miraculous experiences while seeking out their family history--times when they were sure their ancestors helped them find the right resources and people to lead them to the information they needed. This is an inspiring book for the many folks (like me) who seem to have brick walls growing in their family trees (an image that seems like a mixed metaphor until you experience it). According to the website, truemiracleswith ...more
Cristina Besendorfer
Jan 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Years ago I read books about Life after Death, and these stories are very similar because they are helps that come seemingly from left field. Such as the one from Tamera Westoff of Kansas called A Google Miracle. Her Brick Wall was a girl named Mary Tamar Lowe married her first cousin, Daniel Fielder Lowe, in North Carolina in 1784. After years of research and gathered notes Tamera Googled her name and up popped a link to the Rootsweb site naming Thomas Lowe as Mary's Father. She said if felt li ...more
Sep 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I enjoyed compiling this book more than any other book I've written as it was such a faith-promoting experience. Both Volumes One and Two were professionally edited to high standards. It is possible to "Look Inside" Volume One on Amazon and read the Introduction, which explains the reason for publishing these stories. Many (but not all) of the writers in both books are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. ...more
Jan 10, 2011 rated it it was ok
This book was a quick read of stories by people getting help with genealogy from those on the other side. I didn't feel it was as inspiring as I was expecting or hoping. I just think that something was lost in the translation of the stories. Maybe it's just that some of the more sacred stories and experiences just aren't for sharing. ...more
Lois Brown
Apr 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This book has more than fifty extraordinary personal stories compiled into the heart-warming and fascinating read. The breadth and depth of the inspiring experiences recounted in TRUE MIRACLES WITH GENEALOGY is amazing --normal people having help from ancestors who want their names and stories to be found by their progenitors.
Sylvia Stobbart
Aug 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This was an awe inspiring book about researching Family History. Anne has a wonderful way of putting into words and down on paper the way people feel of the spirit so that the reader can also feel that same spirit as he/she reads of the experiences that people have had as they have searched out their ancestors. Well worth reading and sharing with family and friends, interested in family research.
Jan 31, 2011 rated it did not like it
This book is not what I was expecting. I was expecting that it would have tips or insights to overcome block walls in genealogy, it did not have that. I will not keep this book, I will donate it to the public library.
Sylvia Stobbart
Aug 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This first volume was excellent in inspiring me to do more research for my own ancestors. It is well written and helps the reader to feel of the spirit while following in the footsteps of the people doing their research.
May 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
A quick read of some really marvelous experiences people have had while doing family history. I found my testimony strengthened of the importance of this work and of the cooperation that exists across a very thin veil when one is trying to connect families together.
Rachael Anderson
Oct 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Amazing stories! They make me want to start working on my own family history.
Feb 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Excellent. Made me cry at times - not a book to read in your lunchbreak at work! for that reason. gives me hope that ancestors are helping me from beyond the veil.
Linda Hartlaub
Jan 29, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: genealogy
Reading this was a complete waste of my time.
Kathy Moody
Feb 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone
Recommended to Kathy by: Roland Rhoades
Excellent.. Interesting stories and also instructive in that useful sites were mentioned that would help others use sites to further their work.
Mar 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Loved these stories. A quick and inspirational read.
Mar 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I've read this book more than once! I love the true stories! It makes me want to do more family history!!! ...more
Apr 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: genealogy
This was such an inspirational book. I found the stories truly inspiring and very uplifting.
Nov 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Inspiring stories for any genealogist. Apparently, I am not a good listener.
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Author of 7 published books, the latest of which is Volume Two of "True Miracles with Genealogy" --another collection of family history research stories written by ordinary people with extraordinary experiences. Each account is unique. Each is a miracle. Each will inspire readers as they come to the heady realization that there really is a world of spirits.

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