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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However , you should be cautious and compare relatives ' recollections because
they may only believe that they remember something ( because you suggested it
) . People also remember faces better than names . Photographs are therefore ...
You should also ask for similar details about that relative ' s parents ,
grandparents , aunts and uncles if they are also your blood relatives . You can
then turn to more specific topics . Ask where your relatives and ancestors went to
school or ...
Second , you must ensure that the relative does not think that you are a treasure -
hunter , trying to persuade him or her to give you family ... Older relatives may not
like to reveal when they were born or what their father did for a living .
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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