Ancestral Trails: The Complete Guide to British Genealogy and Family History
This is a comprehensive, illustrated guide to tracing British ancestry, equally suitable for beginners and those who have already started the search for their roots. The book guides the researcher for their roots. The book guides the researcher through the substantial British archives with a detailed finding aids or indexes. the early chapters include advice on obtaining information from relatives, drawing on family trees and starting research in the records of births, marriages and deaths, or in census records; later chapters guide researchers to the records that are ore that are more difficult to find and use, such as legal and property records.
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Overseers' accounts of Hornchurch (in Essex) record the following payments in
March 1789: Paid widow Bateman for ... such as a payment of six shillings and
six pence to my ancestor Benjamin Bateman, who was suffering from smallpox.
An unmarried couple who produced a child might be coerced to marry (by their
parents or the parish officials), or the father might be persuaded to pay
maintenance for the child. Voluntary payments by a father to the mother will not
be recorded ...
Until the abolition of most incidents of tenure in 1660, a payment (or heriot) such
as the tenant's best beast, might be due to the lord on a tenant's death. The
tenant's heir often had to pay a fixed sum of money to the lord (known as a relief)
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AN INTRODUCTION TO GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH
PERSONAL RECOLLECTIONS AND MEMORABILIA
ORGANISATION OF YOUR RESEARCH MATERIAL
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