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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From the 13th century most counties had at least one gaol or prison to hold
debtors or prisoners awaiting trial . At first , prisons rarely held people as a
punishment for crimes ( in part because so many crimes carried the death penalty
) , but ...
From 1869 local prisons were required to compile registers of prisoners who had
been convicted of certain crimes , detailing the prisoner ' s age , trade , offence
and sentence , as well as previous convictions , then send them to a central ...
... 214 ; MI transcripts 126 ; 205 ; debtors 445 ; friendly military nursing services
341 ; societies 410 ; gamekeepers militia and volunteer records 399 ; gaols and
prisoners 471 ; 342 , 343 , 344 ; Modern hearth tax assessments and Deeds 526
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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