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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Death certificates state : a . the name of the deceased and the date and place of
death b . the cause of death ( very unreliable on earlier certificates ) c . the age or
( from June 1969 ) the date of birth of the deceased d . the deceased ' s ...
If you still cannot find a marriage certificate , you should remember that marriages
( and also births and deaths ) could have ... If you are looking for the birth ,
marriage or death of someone with a rare surname , and you know the
The informant named on a death certificate is often the deceased ' s spouse or a
doctor ( especially since 1874 when doctors ' certificates were first required by
registrars before the issue of death certificates ) . However , the informant was ...
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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