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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The procedures for these changes of name , and surviving records of the
changes , are considered in chapter 5 . Spelling of surnames also altered over
the centuries by usage . The name Bulhead gradually became Bulleid , Bullied or
The military and marine registers are considered further in chapters 19 and 20 .
Other records of births , baptisms , marriages and burials of British people abroad
, but located at the GRO , Guildhall Library , the PRO or the India Office Library ...
There are detailed records of merchant seamen for 1835 to 1857 ( considered
below ) which are indexed by surname and so are easy to use . However , for
records before 1835 or since 1857 you must first ascertain a ship upon which a
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