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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INFORMATION RECORDED IN CENSUS RETURNS The census returns are in
manuscript and the enumerator ' s handwriting can be difficult to read . The
quality of the microfilm photography is not always perfect and the microfilm is also
The Protestation returns In 1641 a resolution of Parliament requested all males
aged over 18 to take an oath in support of the Crown , Parliament and the
Protestant religion , to oppose the " plots and conspiracies of priests and Jesuits ”
The poll tax returns of 1377 and for 1379 – 1381 are held at the PRO in class E
179 . These are in Latin and usually note taxpayers ' names and the tax paid , but
sometimes also note occupations and even relationships between household ...
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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