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We stock a wide range of books to help you with your research. Our computer related genealogy books cover everything from software manuals to tracing your family history on the Internet. Need help or advice in a particular area, or not sure where to get started? Our genealogy books are the perfect accompaniment to your research - you're sure to find something to help you. Published yearly, the Discover Your Ancestors bookazine contains in-depth articles, research advice, social history, 'how to' features, case studies, places in focus, and much more! Also available as a monthly online magazine that you can download to your computer.

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The Wills of our Ancestors: A Guide for Family & Local Historians by Stuart A. Raymond

What are wills, and how can they be used for family and local history research? How can you interpret them and get as much insight from them as possible? They are key documents for exploring the lives of our ancestors, their circumstances, and the world they knew. This practical handbook is the essential guide to understanding them. Wills expert Stuart Raymond traces the history and purpose...

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Title Deeds for Family Historians

Title deeds represent one of the largest groups of historical documents preserved in hundreds of archive repositories, both public and private, across England and Wales. And yet they are often overlooked or neglected by family historians because they are perceived as a particularly 'difficult' or 'incomprehensible' resource. In this publication, the author describes the most commonly encount...

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Tracing British Battalions on the Somme by Ray Westlake

Interest in this, the bloodiest battle of the First World War, has never waned. The reason is not hard to find; no less than 616 infantry battalions took part and the total bill for the British came to an appalling 419,000 men, which means that there were few households in the land who did not have a relative involved. Over the years, Ray Westlake, a leading authority on the First World War,...

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Tracing Your Air Force Ancestors - A Guide for Family Historians by Phil Tomaselli Second Edition

In this fully revised Second Edition, Phil Tomaselli explains which records survive, where they can be found and how they can help in your research. Each era in air force history is described, from the pioneering days of early aviation and the formation of the Royal Flying Corps in the First World War to the creation of the Royal Air Force, its operations during the Second World War and its ...

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Tracing Your Ancestors Through Death Records - A Guide for Family Historians by Celia Heritage

Of all family history sources, death records are probably the least used by researchers. They are, however, frequently the most revealing, giving a far greater insight into our ancestors' lives and personalities than those records created during their lifetime. Celia Heritage leads readers through the various types of death records, showing how they can be found, read ad interpreted - and ho...

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Tracing Your Army Ancestors by Simon Fowler

Whether you are interested in the career of an individual officer, researching medals awarded to a soldier or just want to know more about a particular battle or campaign, this book will point you in the right direction. Assuming that the reader has no prior knowledge of the British army, its history or organisation, Simon Fowler explains which records survive, where they can be found and h...

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Tracing Your British Indian Ancestors - A Guide for Family Historians by Emma Jolly

This book gives a fascinating insight into the history of the subcontinent under British rule and into the lives the British led there. It also introduces the reader to the range of historical records that can be consulted in order to discover more about the experiences of individuals who were connected to India over the centuries of British involvement in the country. Emma Jolly looks at ev...

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Tracing Your Channel Islands Ancestors - A Guide for Family Historians by Marie-Louise Backhurst

This book is an expert introduction for the family historian to the wealth of material available to researchers in libraries and archives in Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney and Sark. Full information is given on how to access the birth, marriage and death records which are only available in the islands and differ in format from those in England and Wales. Marie-Louise Backhurst covers the census,...

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Tracing Your Coalmining Ancestors - A Guide for Family Historians by Brian Elliott

In the 1920's there were over a million coalminers working in over 3000 collieries across Great Britain and the industry was one of the most important and powerful in British history. It dominated the lives of generations of individuals, their families and communities, and its legacy is still with us today - many of us have a coalmining ancestor. Yet family historians often have problems in ...

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Tracing Your Criminal Ancestors - A Guide for Family Historians by Stephen Wade

Did you have a criminal in the family, an ancestor who was caught on the wrong side of the law? If you have ever had any suspicions about the illicit activities of your relatives, or are fascinated by the history of crime and punishment, this is the book for you. Stephen Wade's useful introduction to this fascinating subject will help you discover and investigate the life stories of individu...

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Tracing your Family History on the Internet - Second Edition - by Chris Paton

The internet is revolutionising family history research. Every day new records and resources are placed online and new methods of sharing research and communicating across cyberspace become available. Never before has it been so easy to research family history and to gain a better understanding of who we are and where we came from. But, as Chris Paton demonstrates in this straightforward pr...

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Tracing Your Great War Ancestors: Ypres - A Guide for Family Historians by Simon Fowler

Simon Fowler outlines the course of the fighting around the city and he introduces the many historical resources that you can use to explore the history for yourself. \*A practical guide to researching soldiers who served at Ypres during the First World War \*Concise account of the three principal Ypres battles, including Passchendaele \*Identifies and explains the key sources includin...

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Tracing Your House History - A Guide for Family Historians by Gill Blanchard

Anyone who wants to find out about the history of their house - of their home - needs to read this compact, practical handbook. Whether you live in a manor house or on a planned estate, in a labourer's cottage, a tied house, a Victorian terrace, a twentieth-century council house or a converted warehouse - this is the book for you. In a series of concise, information-filled chapters, Gill Blanchard...

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Tracing Your Jewish Ancestors - A Guide for Family Historians by Rosemary Wenzerul Second Edition

This fully revised Second Edition of Rosemary Wenzerul's informative guide to researching Jewish history will be absorbing reading for anyone who wants to find out about the life of a Jewish ancestor. She provides a brief social history of the Jewish presence in Britain and looks at practical issues of research - how to get started, how to organise the work, how to construct a family tree and how ...

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Tracing Your Merchant Navy Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians by Simon Wills

This practical handbook will be essential reading and reference for anyone who is keen to discover for themselves the secrets of our maritime past and of the crewmembers and ships that were part of it. What was a merchant seaman's life like in the past, what experiences would he have had, what were the ships like that he sailed in, and what risks did he run? Was he shipwrecked, rewarded for ...

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Tracing Your Naval Ancestors - A Guide for Family Historians by Simon Fowler

This concise guide to naval history and naval records is essential reading and reference for anyone researching the fascinating story of Britain's Navy and the men and women who served in it. Whether you are interested in the career of an individual seaman, finding out about a medal winner or just want to know more about a particular ship, campaign or operation, this book will point you in the rig...

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Tracing Your Northern Ancestors - A Guide to the North-East & Cumbria for the Family Historian by Keith Gregson

The far north of England is a key site for family historians. Many researchers, seeking to trace their ancestry back through the generations, will find their trail leads to the north or through it. And yet, despite the burgeoning interest in genealogy and the importance of the region in so many life stories, no previous book has provided a guide to the documents and records that family historians ...

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Tracing Your Northern Irish Ancestors - A Guide for Family Historians (Second Edition) by Ian Maxwell

This fully revised and updated Second Edition is an expert introduction for the family historian to the wealth of material available to researchers in archives throughout Northern Ireland. Many records, like the early twentieth-century census returns and school registers, will be familiar to researchers, but others are often overlooked by all but the most experienced of genealogists. An easy...

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Tracing Your Police Ancestors - A Guide for Family Historians by Stephen Wade

This book will help you locate and research officers who served in any of the police forces of England and Wales from the creation of the Metropolitan Police by Sir Robert Peel in 1829. Assuming that the reader has no prior knowledge of how or where to look for such information, Stephen Wade explains and describes the various archives and records and provides a discussion of other sources. Case st...

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Tracing Your Prisoner of War Ancestors - The First World War - A Guide for Family Historians by Sarah Paterson

The experience of civilian internees and British prisoners of war in German and Turkish hands during the First World War is one of the least well-known - and least researched - aspects of the history of the conflict. The same applies to prisoners of war and internees held in the UK. Yet, as Sarah Paterson shows in this authoritative handbook, a wide-range of detailed and revealing information is a...

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Tracing Your Railway Ancestors - A Guide for Family Historians by Di Drummond

A sequence of fact-filled chapters gives an all round view of the development of the railways. The author covers the themes that family historians, local historians and railway enthusiasts will need to understand in order to pursue their research. \*Concise account of the history of Britain's railways \*Guide to railway archives, records and websites for the family historian \*Covers ...

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Tracing Your Royal Marine Ancestors - A Guide for Family Historians by Richard Brooks & Matthew Little

For a researcher eager to find out about the career of an individual marine, this accessible and practical handbook will be necessary reading. It describes resources available online and in the relevant archives and museums, it covers books and campaign histories and it shows how these records can be used. \*Comprehensive introduction to researching Royal Marine history \*Shows how to tra...

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Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians by Ian Maxwell

Scotland's history has been influenced by many factors – the division between the Highlands and the Lowlands, the feudal system, the Reformation, the industrial revolution - that have shaped the country's past and impacted on the lives of its people. Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors is a lively and accessible introduction to this long, complex and fascinating story. It is aimed primarily at famil...

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Tracing Your Scottish Family History on the Internet by Chris Paton

A practical guide to researching Scottish ancestry using the Internet. \* Chapters on many classes of records and online offerings sourced nationally and from every Scottish county \* Covers national institutions, commercial sites and sources generated by local Family History Societies and individuals \* Explains how these sources can be understood and related to individual research proje...

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Tracing Your Service Women Ancestors - A Guide for Family Historians by Mary Ingham

This is the book you need if you want to follow up those clues in your family's history - stories heard from older relatives, pictures in family photograph albums, handed-down uniforms, badges or medals that seem to indicate that one of your women ancestors served in wartime. \*Comprehensive guide to researching service women from the 1850s to the 1930s \*Focuses on the First World War ...

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