This guide throws light on the naval and maritime history of Britain and its empire. It includes public records deposited outside the National Archives in the National Maritime and the Post Office Archives. It also refers to some documents now in the British Library, Cambridge University Library or the Bodleian Library Oxford. Second Edition, edited by Randolph Cock and N A M Rodger. Softback with 383 pages... More Info
Family Historian Keith Gregson explores the human stories behind the history of the Great War. He encounters the mystery of the disappearance of the Norfolks; the story of the French girl's note in a soldier's pocket book; and the tragic tale of a group of morris dancers who paid the ultimate price while serving their country. The investigations reveal a range of chance findings, some meticulous analysis and the keen detective qualities required of a family historian. Full of handy resear... More Info
Full of bite-size stories illustrating unexpected discoveries by family historians, this book will help you in the search for your ancestors. *Includes a guide on how to find your own interesting ancestors *How to analyse and draw conclusions from information/objects you come across *Covers oral, written, pictorial sources and objects as sources * Includes the revelations of DNA testing *Identify problems with sources - don't believe everything you read *Emphasises family history's impac... More Info
In this fascinating and original book, Karen Foy guides the reader through 200 years of different types of memorabilia, showing you how to interpret and use ephemera to enhance your understanding of your own family history. More Info
Ever wanted to understand more about your ancestors' sea travels? What was life like aboard ship for both passengers and crew, how long did the journey take, what kind of conditions could be expected and what exotic locations might they have visited on the way? Following the tried and tested routes established by cargo ships, Karen Foy describes the development of passenger travel, the changing face of the vessels used and the demand for both comfort and speed. From transportation to trade,... More Info
Records of births/baptisms, marriages, and deaths/burials are vital sources for family historians. It is impossible to trace pedigrees without consulting them. Civil and parish registers are particularly important, but are not the only places where you can find relevant information. In this series, the author describes the wide range of resources available, indicating where they can be found and how they should be used. Chapters include Civil Registers, Parish Registers, Non-Conformist and No... More Info
Birth, Marriage and Death Records are an essential resource for family historians, and this handbook is an authoritative introduction to them. It explains the original motives for registering these milestones in individual lives, describes how these record-keeping systems evolved, and shows how they can be explored and interpreted. Authors David Annal and Audrey Collins guide researchers through the difficulties they may encounter in understanding the documentation. They recount the history... More Info
The essential guide to the records of transported convicts and early settlers in Australia. Fully revised 2012 edition, this book directs the reader straight to the relevant files and the author provides a case study to follow the stages necessary to research your Australian ancestors. More Info
Peter Christian and David Annal A compelling up to the minute guide to using the census in your family research. Written by bestselling author Peter Christian and TNA expert David Annal. This fascinating guide shows how the census can transform your family research. Paperback with 262 pages... More Info
Criminal Ancestors, A guide to historical criminal records in England and Wales Many of our ancestors lived through difficult times; some resorted to crime for the most trivial offences. A genealogist who discovers a criminal in the family tree will need to know how to trace that person, and for this Criminal Ancestors is an invaluable guide. David Hawkings' revised and updated study includes surveys of material held by all County and Borough Record Offices, The National Archives, police a... More Info
Records of births/baptisms, marriages, and deaths/burials are vital sources for family historians. It is impossible to trace pedigrees without consulting them. Civil and parish registers are particularly important, but are not the only places where you can find relevant information. In this series, the author describes the wide range of resources available, indicating where they can be found and how they should be used. Chapters include Civil Registers, Parish Registers, Monumental Inscriptio... More Info
This informative book shows how occupations can help give a more detailed picture of your ancestor's life and how trades affected their well being. As well as taking a look at digital records, it also covers some of the more unusual documents available in archives for ancestors who worked in agriculture, trade and industry, the professional classes and the entertainment sector. Going further, you can also look at living history museums where all the family can get a flavour of life as a Victoria... More Info
An introduction to the tools and processes of researching your past. This book will also help take your research to the level beyond simple facts of birth, marriage and death, with chapters on occupation, migration and military service. By Karen Foy. Paperback with 223 pages... More Info
This book will help take your research to the next level. It covers a range of topics and provides clear advice for the intermediate genealogist. By Simon Fowler, the former editor of 'Ancestors' (the family history magazine of The National Archives) Softback with over 180 pages... More Info
Family history is one of Britain's most popular pastimes. Around six million people in Britain are researching their family trees, and genealogy is one of the top categories for online searches. The opening up of public records, the growth of family history societies and the introduction of computers and the internet have made the subject accessible to everyone. As a popular history of the subject, rather than yet another 'how to' guide, Family Matters puts the study of family history itself ... More Info
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