'Gloucestershire Archives hold a wealth of treasures for the family historian. This very readable book provides the essential guide to starting, or progressing your family history by mining the treasures of Gloucestershire Archives. It is packed with illustrations, maps, tables, hints and tips and also outlines traps for the unwary and ways to avoid potential problems'. Those kind comments were made by the County and Diocesan Archivist at Gloucestershire Archives. Throughout the writing of the book, I have tried to lead the researcher through the early stages of family history research whilst pointing them towards the more detailed and personal information that is also available to them. With thirty years of experience behind me, I still come across records that I have not seen before - the one thing I have learnt is ... there is always more to find! Volume 1 contains 12 chapters: Gloucester Born and Bred, Civil Registration, The Census (did you know there are at least 10 local censuses prior to 1841 that contain personal information?), Parish Registers, Nonconformist Registers, Probate, More on Births, More on Marriages, More on Deaths, Coroners; Records, Sessions and Assizes, and finally Gaols and Houses of Correction. Originally £14.99, this book is now reduced to £12.00.
Supplied by: Hidden Heritage
Product Ref: HHG-DGA1