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July 2, 2010

New Book Looks at Western European Immigration Experience

Press Release. I will be reviewing this book at a later date and posting my review here on the blog. For now, here is the official press release for what looks like a very exciting book!

New Book Looks at Western European Immigration Experience

Freelance writer and genealogist, Leslie Albrecht Huber, delves into the past to recreate the immigration story in her new book, The Journey Takers. Centered on the story of one family, the book widens its focus to tell the story of one of the most influential groups of people in US history—the nineteenth-century European immigrants.

Pre-orders are now open through or through Family Chronicle Magazine directly at

Huber’s ancestors were journey takers, leaving their homes in Germany,Sweden, and England behind to sail to the US and start new lives here.Huber sets out to trace these journeys and to understand her family—who they were and what mattered to them. As she follows in their footsteps, walking the paths they walked and looking over the land they farmed, she finds herself on a journey she hadn’t expected. Based on thousands of hours of research, Huber recreates the immigration experience in a way that captures both its sweeping historical breadth and its intimately personal consequences.

Holly Hansen, Family History Expos President, says, "Leslie Albrecht Huber has the ability to pull us back in history, allowing us to view it through her eyes. She is able to capture the essence of life as it may have been. The reader will find it impossible to lay the book aside as Huber shares her experience in a way that envelops, inspires,
and motivates." Cyndi Ingle Howells, creator and owner of Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet, says, “With The Journey Takers,Leslie Albrecht Huber brings her ancestors to life. She adds flesh to the bones of a genealogical study by weaving historical context,family stories, and her personal feelings into the fabric of the story. The hardships and heartaches of those who came before her are tightly bound to the journey that took them from the old world and into a new life."

Huber has written over one hundred articles, mostly on family history and history topics. Her work has appeared in publications such as The History Channel Magazine, Ancestry, American Spirit, Family Chronicle,Family Tree Magazine, History Magazine, Internet Genealogy and others.Huber has spoken to local, regional, and national audiences on genealogy and history topics in New England and across the country. She lives in western Massachusetts with her husband and four children.

Visit her website at for more information.

The Journey Takers (coming June 1)
By Leslie Albrecht Huber
Foundation Books
332 pages, 6 x 9, b/w appendix, bibliography
ISBN: 2010924144 (paperback), LCCN (PCN): 2010924144
Price: $19.95 paperback
Original pub. date: pre-orders June 2010 through
Available Sept through and at local bookstores

1 comment:

Barbara said...

I'm also looking forward to reading her book...but I wait for your review first. Leslie spoke at our small genealogy club and she was an excellent speaker.