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A Latin Glossary for Family and Local Historians

By Janet Morris. 43 pages. (A5). ISBN 978-1-906280-18-5 Prior to the 1730s many parish registers and legal documents were written in Latin, which can be something of a stumbling block to researchers who are unfamiliar with the language or handwriting. This booklet aims to serve as a glossary for most of the more common words which occur in parish registers, wills, and the simpler types of title ...

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Birth and Baptism Records for Family Historians.

by Stuart A Raymond. 31 pages. ISBN 978-1-906280-24-6. Records of births/baptisms, marriages, and deaths/burals 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 res...

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Coffers, Clysters, Comfrey and Coifs: The lives of our seventeenth century ancestors.

by Janet Few. 136 pages. ISBN 978-1-906280-33-8. Our seventeenth century ancestors may be people that we can identify, or they may be lurking, nameless, waiting to be discovered. In either case they existed, therefore we owe it to them to find out more about their way of life. This book sets out to provide an all-important context for these ancestors, ancestors whose detailed biographies proba...

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Dating Old Photographs 1840-1950

By Robert Pols. 96 pages. ISBN 978-1-906280-54-3 Family historians often seek to date pictures they have inherited, since knowing when a photograph was taken may help to identify an unknown ancestor or decide the likely age of a known one. Dating photographs is not always an exact science, but a surprising degree of accuracy can often be achieved, and this frequently results from assessing evid...

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Death and Burial Records for Family Historians

by Stuart A Raymond. 32 pages. ISBN 978-1-906280-26-0. 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 only the places where you can find relevant information. In this series, the author describes the wide range of re...

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First Name Variants

By Alan Bardsley. Third Edition. 108 pages. ISBN 1-86006-177-X. When searching for records of particular individuals in original documents or indexes, most researchers woule be familiar with Elizabeth appearing as a Betty or Bessy. However, over time first names have suffered from many complex variations, sometimes making it difficult to track a particular person. This unique book is a compilati...

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Grandad Did a Dastardly Deed: 50 more family History traps.

by Kate Broad and Toni Neobard. 132 pages. ISBN 978-1-906280-47-5. Was your grandfather a kindly old man, who lovingly tended his prize rhubarb, or did his spade have another use? And just what was in the cupboard in his shed? "Grandad Did a Dastardly Deed" continues the work of its companion book "Granny Was a Brothel Keeper" in highlighting pitfalls associated with family history. Writt...

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Granny was a Brothel Keeper: 50 family history traps.

by Kate Broad and Toni Neobard. 133 pages. ISBN 978-1-906280-38-3. So you thought your grandmother was an upright lady of strict Victorian morals? Would you be surprised to find out that she had been five months pregnant when she married your grandfather? Or that she earned her living pimping out young servant girls to drunken sailors? 'Granny was a Brothel Keeper' is an entertaining coll...

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How to Research your German Ancestors (Third Edition)

by Peter Towey. 115 pages. ISBN 978-0-9571763-0-0. The Anglo-German Family History Society was formed in 1987 by a group of British family historians who had discovered that they had ancestors from the German-speaking parts of Europe. As there was little material available in English on how to research in Germany, Society members had to start from scratch when researching Germans who settled i...

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Hw 2 *t ur Fmly Hstry (How to Start Your Family History: A Young Person's Guide)

By Jane Starkie. 160 pages. ISBN 978-1-906280-04-8 Most family historians regret not having started their research earlier while their grandparents, and even great-grandparents, were still around to provide first-hand knowledge of their ancestors. This quirky, surprisingly comprehensive, cheerfully-presented and colourful guide will whet the appetite of children from 7 to 70 to discover the...

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Irish Family History: A beginners guide

by Stuart A Raymond. 48 pages. ISBN 978-1-906280-56-7. If you want to research your Irish family history, then this book provides the basic guidance you need. It introduces you to the techniques of Irish family history research, guides you in the use of archives, libraries and the internet, and suggests numerous sources which might help you trace your Irish ancestors....

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Making Sense of Latin Documents for Family and Local Historians.

by Brooke Westcott. 84 pages. ISBN 978-1-906280-45-1. The farther back your research takes you, the more likely you are to come across documents partially or wholly in Latin. Index entries and catalogue descriptions vary in completeness, and it can be dispiriting sometimes to find that a document contains no more information than its catalogue entry. But if you don't go through it word for wor...

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Marriage Records for Family Historians

by Stuart A Raymond. 32 pages. ISBN 978-1-906280-23-9. Records of births/baptisms, marriages, and deaths/burals 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 res...

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Methodist Records for Family Historians

by Richard Ratcliffe. 32 pages. ISBN 978-1-906280-44-4. The Methodist movement was founded at Oxford University in November 1729 by a small group of students which included John Wesley and his brother Charles. This book describes the founding of the Methodist movement from 1739-1791, and developments, splits and divisions between 1791 and 1932 when the three main groups united to form the Meth...

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New Cousins - How to Trace Living Descendants of your Ancestors (Second Edition)

by Karen Bali. 32 pages. ISBN 978-1-906280-36-9. This book is a guide to descendant searching, that is looking for living relatives who are also descendants of our ancestors. It can be fascinating, rewarding and potentially life-changing. Research can lead you not to long-dead ancestors but living, breathing relatives who share your genetic heritage - members of your extended family. Desc...

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One-Name Family History Groups

By Derek A. Palgrave. 21 pages ISBN 978-0-9553116-0-6. Many family historians have adopted the approach of restricting their searches to ancestors in the direct male line, which can often yield a considerable volume of additional data about other members of the family who are not in the direct male line. As they share the same surname, these extra references tend to be noted so, over a period o...

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Poor Law Records for Family Historians.

by Simon Fowler. 63 pages. ISBN 978-1-906280-29-1. Poor Law Records are the most important records of a Parish after Parish Registers. Through them we can discover ancestors who were ?paupers? who were helped through the Poor Law as well as ancestors who were Poor Law officers. The Old Poor Law 1601-1834 includes the records of the Parish Overseers of the Poor who were concerned not only ...

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Putting your Ancestors in their Place: A guide to one-place studies.

by Janet Few. 96 pages. ISBN 978-1-906280-43-7. A One Place study involves dissecting a small, definable, geographical area, to examine the individuals, buildings, and processes of the past, in as much detail as possible. Our ancestors did not live in isolation. To understand these ancestors, they need to be 'put in their place' by investigating the community of which they were a part. A One P...

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Remember Then: Women's memories of 1946-1969 and how to write your own.

by Janet Few. 246 pages. ISBN 978-1-906280-53-6. This book is the result of letting 80 women spend a year and a half recording their memories of life in Britain during the pivotal period 1946-1969. This twenty-four year period was one of tremendous change in almost every area that they investigated.During this time, the country moved from liberty bodices to mini skirts and from ration books to...

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Researching Adoption: An essential guide to tracing birth relatives and ancestors.

by Karen Bali. 48 pages. ISBN 978-1-906280-52-9. This is a guide for anyone who wants to research an adoption in the family. If you were adopted, adoption rules to someone in your family or an ancestor was adopted, this guide can help. It examines methods resources for researching family mysteries deep in the past plus ideas, advice and guidance for linking up with birth relatives. Packed with...

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Researching Scottish Family History

By Chris Paton. 120 pages. ISBN 978-1-906280-22-2. Researching Scottish Family History is a detailed introductory guide to those wishing to explore their Caledonian roots. Published by the Family History Partnership, which aims to provide genealogical books at an affordable price, the book is a packed 120 page guide to all areas of Scottish research, with information both on traditional and intern...

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The Family Bible, A Priceless Heirloom: Its history and evolvement with inscriptions of familyhistory events

by Rena King. 87 pages. ISBN 978-1-906280-39-0. Inheriting a Family Bible, full of birth, marriage and death inscriptions and personally annotated by your ancestors is extremely fortunate since many did not survive the ravages of time. Many were lost or accidentally destroyed when no known relation could be found to pass on the precious heirloom. Realising this, the author started collecting a...

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The Surname Handbook: A guide to family name research in the twenty-first century century.

by Debbie Kennett. 224 pages. ISBN 978-07524-6862-4. Every surname has its own story to tell, and a surname study is a natural complement to family history research. The study of surnames has been revolutionized in the last decade with the increasing availability of online resources, and it is now easier than ever before to explore the history, evolution, distribution and meaning of your famil...

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The Wills of our Ancestors: A guide for family and local historians.

by Stuart A Raymond. 200 pages. ISBN 978-1-84884-785-9. 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. ...

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