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 therefore necessary , in order to locate wills , to have some knowledge of the
system of these courts , even though most ... If a man ' s property lay entirely
within one archdeaconry , his will was generally proved in that archdeacon ' s
Court of Wards and Liveries In medieval times all land was held from a monarch
by tenants - in - chief in exchange for military or other ... The Court of Wards and
Liveries was established by Henry VIII in 1541 to supervise these estates .
The Complete Guide to British Genealogy and Family History Mark D. Herber.
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