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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In columns to the right of the entry for each person appear the PRO references (
the piece , folio and page numbers ) where you will find that person in the original
returns . Illustration 17 shows a page from the as enumerated section of the ...
The index notes the PRO piece number and the folio and page upon which each
person appears , so that you can turn to the as enumerated section or original
returns for full information about the person , household and neighbours . If you
The surviving original records and published transcripts are listed by county in
Gibson ( 646 ) . Stoate ( 659 ) is a transcript of the Devon hearth tax returns for
Lady Day 1674 . Some of my ancestors lived in Coldridge in the 17th century .
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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