Ancestral Trails: The Complete Guide to British Genealogy and Family History
"Intended for both beginning and experienced genealogists, this guide to tracing British records provides material for navigating archives and a variety of printed sources. Early chapters outline basic steps such as drawing family trees, using census records and searching for birth, marriage, and death certificates. Others outline strategies for organizing research and making use of the Internet and other technology. For experienced genealogists there is detailed information on legal, military, professional-association, and property records. There is extensive information regarding Church of England parish registers, as well as information for tracing Catholic, Jewish, and other nonconformist records. The book is further enhanced by almost 100 illustrations of various records, wills, gravestones, and family photographs."--"Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection of New Title", American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.
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More information about the entries for compiled records ( mostly noted in the IGI
as “ pre - 1970 ” ) is provided in two articles by E . L . Nichols in Genealogists '
Magazine ( September and December 1993 ) . Many parishes are not covered at
Boyd ' s index of deaths in London and Middlesex , known as Boyd ' s London
Burials , indexes over a quarter of a million entries ( but only of adult males ) from
burial registers of London churches and cemeteries from 1538 to 1853 .
There is no overall index to the registers of 1775 – 1811 ( estimated to contain
about 750 , 000 entries ) , but some local societies have indexed entries in the
registers that relate to their own counties ( and they sometimes include this later ...
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AN INTRODUCTION TO GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH
PERSONAL RECOLLECTIONS AND MEMORABILIA
ORGANISATION OF YOUR RESEARCH MATERIAL
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