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 returns of 1851 to 1881 provide more information than in 1841 , including the
actual age and place of birth of each person . Illustrations 14 and 15 are entries
from the censuses of 1851 and 1881 that include my ancestors . The returns ...
Most of the other information provided by the census returns is then noted for
each person ( age , sex , relationship to head of household , marital condition
and occupation ) . A column then notes the census place in which they resided
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 allowed migrant workers or
vagrants to move to a new parish and quickly obtain the right to receive poor
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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