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Books / Books on Genealogy

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, and when starting out on your research, a good book is essential. These books will help you find resources and plan your research.

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A Guide to the Naval Records in the National Archives of the UK

This guide throws light on the naval and maritime history of Britain and its empire. It includes public records deposited outside the National Archives in the National Maritime and the Post Office Archives. It also refers to some documents now in the British Library, Cambridge University Library or the Bodleian Library Oxford. Second Edition, edited by Randolph Cock and N A M Rodger. Softbac...

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A Tommy in the Family by Keith Gregson

Family Historian Keith Gregson explores the human stories behind the history of the Great War. He encounters the mystery of the disappearance of the Norfolks; the story of the French girl's note in a soldier's pocket book; and the tragic tale of a group of morris dancers who paid the ultimate price while serving their country. The investigations reveal a range of chance findings, some meticu...

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A Viking in the Family and Other Family Tree Tales by Keith Gregson

Full of bite-size stories illustrating unexpected discoveries by family historians, this book will help you in the search for your ancestors. \*Includes a guide on how to find your own interesting ancestors \*How to analyse and draw conclusions from information/objects you come across \*Covers oral, written, pictorial sources and objects as sources \* Includes the revelations of DNA...

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Ancestors in the Attic: Making Family Memorabilia into History

Much family history focuses on digging around archives and web searches. This book shows that our lofts and cupboards can often hide a treasure trove of personal documents and ephemera too. Boxes full of photographs, hastily written notes, old tickets, postcards, ration books, a soldier's hat, a bundle of letters, perhaps a diary - all are invaluable sources of information about our family h...

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Ancestors on the Move - A History of Overseas Travel by Karen Foy

Ever wanted to understand more about your ancestors' sea travels? What was life like aboard ship for both passengers and crew, how long did the journey take, what kind of conditions could be expected and what exotic locations might they have visited on the way? Following the tried and tested routes established by cargo ships, Karen Foy describes the development of passenger travel, the chang...

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Birth & Baptism Records for Family Historians

Records of births/baptisms, marriages, and deaths/burials are vital sources for family historians. It is impossible to trace pedigrees without consulting them. Civil and parish registers are particularly important, but are not the only places where you can find relevant information. In this series, the author describes the wide range of resources available, indicating where they can be found and h...

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Birth, Marriage & Death Records - A Guide for Family Historians by David Annal and Audrey Collins

Birth, Marriage and Death Records are an essential resource for family historians, and this handbook is an authoritative introduction to them. It explains the original motives for registering these milestones in individual lives, describes how these record-keeping systems evolved, and shows how they can be explored and interpreted. Authors David Annal and Audrey Collins guide researchers thr...

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Bound for Australia by David T Hawkings

The essential guide to the records of transported convicts and early settlers in Australia. Fully revised 2012 edition, this book directs the reader straight to the relevant files and the author provides a case study to follow the stages necessary to research your Australian ancestors. 2012 marks the 225th anniversary of the sailing of the eleven vessels of the First Fleet from England, boun...

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Criminal Ancestors by David T. Hawkings

Criminal Ancestors, A guide to historical criminal records in England and Wales Many of our ancestors lived through difficult times; some resorted to crime for the most trivial offences. A genealogist who discovers a criminal in the family tree will need to know how to trace that person, and for this Criminal Ancestors is an invaluable guide. David Hawkings' revised and updated study i...

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Death & Burial Records for Family Historians

Records of births/baptisms, marriages, and deaths/burials are vital sources for family historians. It is impossible to trace pedigrees without consulting them. Civil and parish registers are particularly important, but are not the only places where you can find relevant information. In this series, the author describes the wide range of resources available, indicating where they can be found and h...

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Discover Your Ancestors' Occupations by Laura Berry

This informative book shows how occupations can help give a more detailed picture of your ancestor's life and how trades affected their well being. As well as taking a look at digital records, it also covers some of the more unusual documents available in archives for ancestors who worked in agriculture, trade and industry, the professional classes and the entertainment sector. Going further, you ...

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Family History for Beginners by Karen Foy

An introduction to the tools and processes of researching your past. This book will also help take your research to the level beyond simple facts of birth, marriage and death, with chapters on occupation, migration and military service. By Karen Foy. Paperback with 223 pages...

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Family History: digging deeper

This book will help take your research to the next level. It covers a range of topics and provides clear advice for the intermediate genealogist. By Simon Fowler, the former editor of 'Ancestors' (the family history magazine of The National Archives) Softback with over 180 pages...

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Family Matters: A History of Genealogy by Michael Sharpe

Family history is one of Britain's most popular pastimes. Around six million people in Britain are researching their family trees, and genealogy is one of the top categories for online searches. The opening up of public records, the growth of family history societies and the introduction of computers and the internet have made the subject accessible to everyone. As a popular history of the s...

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How to Research Your Family History: The Ultimate Guide to Tracing your British Ancestry

By J.A. Watkinson. This guide gives you all the information required to research your UK ancestry with illustrated examples, trees, documents and the essential addresses of societies and organisations. It gives practical information about how to go about creating a family history and drawing up trees manually or by computer. Also includes a list of common Latin terms and meanings....

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Huguenot Ancestry by Noel Currer-Briggs and Royston Gambier

This book will help the many genealogists throughout the English-speaking world whose forebears may have been Huguenots. The religious refugees who fled from France and the Low Counties to Britain and America in the 17th century were so numerous that their descendants must now run to some hundreds of thousands. For those with French or foreign sounding names the possibility of Huguenot ancestry is...

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Introducing Family History

"Introducing Family History" by Stuart A Raymond is a beginners guide, detailing how and where to start your research and where to research further with all the main Internet sites, publications and contacts etc. Full colour throughout. Paperback with 148 pages...

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It Runs in the Family - Understanding More About Your Ancestors by Ruth A. Symes

In the quest to uncover our family history, we turn to written records, the family album and even heirlooms. However, they can be difficult to interpret and sometimes pose more questions than they answer: Why didn't my ancestors smile for the camera? Why did great-grandfather wear a beard while his sons were clean-shaven? Why is my great-grandmother holding flowers in this photograph? ...

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Londoners' Occupations A Genealogical Guide

The purpose of this bibliography is to draw atttentions to the wide variety of occupational information on Londoners that is available in print. These sources include biographical dictionaries, record publications, guild histories, archival guides, trade directories, regimental histories etc. This book lists these publications in an alphabetical arrangement by occupation. Compiled by Stuart A Raym...

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Marriage Records for Family Historians

Records of births/baptisms, marriages, and deaths/burials are vital sources for family historians. It is impossible to trace pedigrees without consulting them. Civil and parish registers are particularly important, but are not the only places where you can find relevant information. In this series, the author describes the wide range of resources available, indicating where they can be found and h...

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Migration Records - A Guide for Family Historians by Roger Kershaw

Roger Kershaw is Head of Records Knowledge at the National Archives, specialising in historical migration to and from the United Kingdom. This book is packed with practical, up to the minute advice. From refugees fleeing persecution to child migrants, citizenship papers to details of transportation, it is an invaluable guide to the journeys that changed so many lives. Softback with 160 pages...

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My Ancestor Settled in ..... The British West Indies

This book concerns itself with the colonizers themselves, be they rich and powerful, of middling wealth only, or poor and exploited. The focus is on those who went to the West Indies, not to those who have travelled away from the region. Includes the West Indies together with Bermuda, British Guiana and British Honduras. By John Titford. Softback with over 250 pages....

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Nick Barratt's Guide to your Ancestors' Lives

Family history is only one part of your personal heritage - there's more to your background than who your ancestors were. This differs from most books on the market as it places this process on an equal footing with the social history that surrounds each generation, as much as the technical know-how on which records to examine, and where. This book takes you on a unique journey back in time...

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Palaeography for Family and Local Historians by Hilary Marshall

Family and Local Historians frequently encounter the challenge posed by the writing, and sometimes the translation, of the records which might most enable them to make further progress with their research. Many pamphlets, booklets and even books have been produced to help with old handwriting and abbreviations, but this book written by an author who has for years run courses on the subject, is the...

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Pauper Ancestors by David T. Hawkings Free P&P

From the sixteenth century onwards many laws were enacted to provide support for the poor and needy, and some parishes established poor houses in which to look after their homeless. In 1834, with the creation of the Poor Law Commission, the whole of England and Wales was formed into Unions of parishes, and each Union built its own workhouse. The workhouses gained a reputation for cruelty in the ey...

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