A Letter From The Publisher, Mar. 28, 1977

Some Americans are old hands at it. Spurred on by Alex Haley's book, others took it up, and now it seems that just about everyone is searching for his roots. "Climbing All Over the Family Trees," this week's Essay by Senior Writer Stefan Kanfer, tells some of the reasons why. "White Roots: Looking for Great-Grandpa" in the Living section tells how to do it—with specific instructions for the beginner. Its author, Senior Writer Michael Demarest, believes passionately in what he calls the "joy of genealogy." But then, to trace the 14 generations of his American ancestry, he has only to drop...

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