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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Those genealogists with London ancestors ( by which I mean ancestors living in
areas that are now considered to be in ... those parts of London that were
formerly in Essex ( for example West Ham , Walthamstow and Wanstead ) are
The Tower of London ' s chapel was a clandestine marriage centre as early as
1630 and almost half of all London weddings were taking place at Holy Trinity
Minories or at St James Duke ' s Place between 1676 and 1683 . In the 1740s ,
You may find your ancestor in London in the 1881 census with his birthplace
recorded as Exeter . You can then turn to the earlier census records of both
London and Exeter ( as well as civil registration and parish records ) in order to
find the ...
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Herber's book is billed as "the complete guide to British genealogy and family history," and that is exactly what it is. Thoughtfully designed, this orderly, comprehensive, and elegant work guides the ... Read full review