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Surrey Feet of Fines 1558-1602

See Also SPECIAL OFFER page.Feet of Fines record the transfer of land and are an invaluable source. The records are arranged by place and listed chronologically, and then indexed by name. Compiled by Cliff Webb (1998). 52 pages....

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Surrey Quaker Obituaries 1813-1892 in the 'Annual Monitor'

In 1894 was published a list of those people whose obituaries were printed in the Annual Monitor. Cliff Webb has extracted those references where the person's residence was in the ancient county of Surrey. 16 pages....

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The Surnames of Leicestershire and Rutland / David Postles. Leopards Head Press, 1998.

If your ancestors were from these two counties, you will want to study this book in order to see how surnames in the region originated and evolved over the centuries, demonstrating how they were affected by local dialects....

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The Surnames of Sussex / Richard McKinley. Leopards Head Press, 1988.

Where did your ancestors' surnames come from? How did they originate, and how have they developed over the centuries? Sussex surnames had their own distinctive characteristics, and are very different from those of any other county dealt with in this series....

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Fire Insurance Records for Family and Local Historians 1696 to 1920 / David T. Hawkings

Do you realise that your ancestors may have taken out insurance cover on their property? And that records of that policy may still survive? The author of this book opens up exciting new possibilities for research by family and local historians, listing the extensive surviving records, and providing hundreds of examples of the sort of information that may be available....

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The Sutton Companion to Heraldry / Stephen Friar. Sutton Publishing, 2004.

This book provides the reader with the key to unlock the huge store of information locked up in heraldic art. Churches, castles, houses, documents, mnuments, staned glass - all contain a great mass of heraldic information, which, if you understand the language, conventions, and traditions of hearldry can be very illuminating. Stephen Friar undertakes to guide the novice through heraldic usage. Thi...

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My Ancestor was an Agricultural Labourer / Ian H. Waller

If he was, there are a wide range of sources where you may be able to find him. This book describes the life of an agricultural labourer, and takes you through the various sources which you might find useful to check....

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Poll Books 1696-1872: a Directory to holdings in Great Britain

Poll books records the names of everyone who voted in Parliamentary elections, and indicate how votes were cast. They give adresses, and sometimes occupations. Pollbooks are important sources for social and political historians, and are also of great value to genealogists. They enable you to trace family names across large areas. This 4th edition has just (2008) been published by the Family Histor...

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Electoral Registers 1832-1948; & Burgage Rolls

Lists of names are important sources for family historians. They enable us to identify our ancestors in time and place. Electoral registers are particularly useful for recent centuries, since they list so many people. This book has been out of print for many years, but has now been updated to include a listing of the extensive holdings of the British Library, and is published by the Family History...

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Lunatics in England and Wales for Famiy Historians / Pamela Faithfull

Did you once have a lunatic in your family? Many people did. Perhaps your missing ancestor disappeared to an asylum? If so, there may well be records of him. This pamphlet explains how people with mental illnesses were treated in past times, and describes the extensive records which survive....

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Quarter Session Records / Richard Ratcliffe

Quarter Sessions were responsible for the administration of local government before the introduction of county councils. They dealt with an extraordinarly wide range of topics, and their records have a huge amount of information which is likely to be of interest to family historians. Coroners and criminals, printers and freemasons, vagrants and aliens, are just a few of the people who can be found...

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Using Education Records / Colin R.Chapman

Most of our ancestors in recent centuries attended school; some went on to university. These institutions created records which may still survive. Those records are likely to contain much useful information on our aneestors. Colin Chapman here tells us what records are likely to be available, where to find them, and how to use them....

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A dictionary of old trades titles and occupations / Colin Waters

Family and local historians frequently come across terms for occupations that are now obsolete. This dictionary explains some 4,000 such terms....

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The Female Line: Researching your Female Ancestors / Margaret Ward

Most family historians tend to research their paternal ancestors first. Why? There is just as much to be learnt by researching female ancestors. This book is a mine of information and ideas for everyone researching their family tree, and for thos who would just like to know more about the lives of their femal ancestors....

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The Local Historians Glossary of Words and Terms / Joy Bristow.

Family and local historians come across numerous archaic and obsolete terms in their research. This glossary will tell you what they meant. It offers definitions of over 3000 old words. It also includes a list of obsolete weithts and measures, a list of regnal years, saints days, etc....

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Searching for Surnames: a Practical Guide to their Meanings and Origins / John Titford

Surnames provide the framework on which family historians conduct their research. It is therefore vital that researchers understand their history, and how they have developed over the centuries. This book tells you what you need to know....

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The Agricultural Labourer

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Life & family of Robert Large, mercer

Robert Large was Mayor of London in 1439-1440, and was also the first employer of William Caxton. The author has tackled the genealogical challenge of unravelling a non-aristocratic medieval family, and gives an informative prosopographical account of the 15th century Large family and the Mercers' Company of that period. 100pp. paperback. ISBN 978-0-9546812-2-7...

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Greater London Cemeteries and Crematoria / Patricia Wolfson (revised by Cliff Webb)

If you are researching ancestors in London who died in the nineteenth or twentieth centuries, the likelihood is that they were buried in a cemetery, rather than in a churchyard. This book lists cemeteries in the Greater London area, including notes on their registers....

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The Wesleyan Methodist Historic Roll / Richard Ratcliffe

This volume in the Basic facts ... series dexribes an important source of information on Wesleyan Methodists. In 1899, the '20th century fund' was launched in order to celebrate the centenary of John Wesley's death. The names of subscribers are listed in this roll, by circuit, and, mostly, by chapel. It will therefore enable you to identify ancestors associated with particular chapels between 1899...

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Tracing your Army Ancestors / Simon Fowler

Most of us have ancestors who served in the army. This book offers a comprehensive introduction to researching them. It covers not just the extensive records held at the National Archives, but also information held by a wide range of other record offices and libraries. Published by Pen & Sword Books, 2006....

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Hertfordshire PlacesAn alphabetical finding aid for historical place-names in Hertfordshire

A handy must-have guide to anyone researching ancestors in Hertfordshire. To locate all those out of the way places in the county with grid references and other useful information. Compiled by Margaret Ward. An A5 64 page booklet....

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Index of London Hospitals and their Record / Cliff Webb

Hospital records are an extremely useful source of information for family historians. Particularly useful are their birth, death, admission, and discharge registers. There are also creed registers, staff records, and a wide range of other sources. This volume tells you what is available for London, and where it can be found....

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My Ancestor was a Merchant Seaman: How can I find out more about him? / Christopher T., & Michael J. Watts. 2nd ed. 2002.

A wide variety of records relating to merchant seamen are available. This book will guide you through them, and help you to trace your seamen ancestors....

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My Ancestors were Londoners / Cliff Webb

Most of us had ancestors who lived in London for at least a few years. This book takes you through the many peculiarities of research in the Metropolis....

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