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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Books and accounts of parish officers were also regularly examined and
approved by Justices . The Justices ' records should therefore also be consulted
for information about parish affairs . For example , if your ancestor was
illegitimate , the ...
Justices had many civil administrative duties ( and power to hear some civil
disputes ) , since they inherited much of the jurisdiction of the church and
manorial courts ( and new duties were given to the Justices by central
government ) .
Justices gradually undertook more types of their work ( for example settlement or
bastardy examinations , issuing arrest warrants and trying lesser offences ) at
these sessions . A single Justice also had power to grant warrants or issue a ...
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