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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You must then find the correct microfilm ( or fiche ) , for which you will need the
PRO class number and the piece number for the census records of the street or
area that you wish to search . Each year of the census records has a class code .
Exeter was covered by pieces HO 107 / 1868 to 1869 in 1851 and by RG 9 / 1393
to 1399 in 1861 . Rosier ( 136 ) also notes the piece numbers covering each
county in 1841 . SEARCH PROCEDURE : FINDING A PLACE ON THE FILM The
From 1851 folio numbers run through each entire piece ( rather than periodically
starting again at folio 1 ) . For example , in illustration 14 , the folio number is the
figure 517 in the top right hand corner . If more than one microfilm was needed to
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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