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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An ancestor may also have served in the army of the East India Company , in the
Indian army , or in colonial regiments . All these units are considered below .
Ascertaining your ancestor ' s regiment Unless your ancestor was an officer , you
In addition to family members serving in the armed forces , you may find that the
family was affected in other ways . One of my relatives in ... My grandfather Henry
John Herber served in the Royal Horse Artillery . His elder brother Phillip was on
The 1881 census recorded that Charles was serving on HMS Tenedos . Charles
died in 1913 , following an accident on the merchant ship Sirdar on which he
then served . The accident and inquest were reported in a newspaper ( # chapter
17 ) ...
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