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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It is now held by the PRO in class RG 4 with an index ( but the entries are not in
the IGI ) . Many other Methodist registers for the period up to 1837 are also in
class RG 4 , some are at CR Offices and some are held locally . From the late
Manorial documents are held in many archives , particularly CR Offices , the PRO
, the British and Bodleian libraries , Oxford and Cambridge university libraries
and Lambeth Palace Library . Many records are also in private collections .
The PRO holds the association oath rolls for Jersey of 1696 which include most
adult males . These have been published by Channel Islands FHS . Many parish
registers of baptisms , marriages and burials are still held at the parish churches .
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AN INTRODUCTION TO GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH
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