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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MARRIAGES AND BANNS From 1538 to 1754 , a marriage was usually recorded
in the following manner : 1697 June 15th Nicholas Bulhead and Damaris Daw
were married Additional information might be given , such as the groom ' s ...
CHAPTER 14 MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE MARRIAGE LICENCES AND BANNS
Banns are notices , proclaimed in church , of a couple ' s intention to marry . This
publicity gives people the chance to declare any reason why that couple cannot ...
Some marriages were backdated so that , for example , a marriage would pre -
date a child ' s birth . Some entries were wholly fictitious but created so that one
person ( usually poor ) , could claim to have married another person ( perhaps a
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