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 method to be used depends on where they lived and the information already
available to you . a . If they lived in a large town or city and you have their
address , first find the reference for the registration district , sub - district and
If you find your ancestors living in a small town or village in one census year , a
search of the remainder of that village or ... occupations of your ancestors '
neighbours so that you can build up a picture of the area in which your ancestors
It was therefore vital for people to ensure that they had a legal settlement in the
parish in which they lived . The 1601 act provided that a person was legally
settled in a parish after he or she had lived there for one month . However , this
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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