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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Important information can also be found in books such as Who ' s Who or
biographical dictionaries . This information can be relevant to anyone ' s family
tree , not merely the ancestors of the aristocracy , the rich and the famous . These
When researching your family history , it is important to find out as much as
possible about an ancestor and his or her life . The man who lived next door to
your ancestor may have been far more important to him than a brother who lived
Most are at Essex Record Office but some of the relevant registers ( and other
important local records ) , are held at Vestry House Museum in Walthamstow .
When researching the Keates family in Rotherhithe , I found only a few records at
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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