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Electoral Registers 1832-1948; and Burgess Rolls

By Jeremy Gibson. 64 pages. ISBN 978-1-906280-08-6 With parliamentary reform of 1832, official Electoral Registers came into being. These were annual lists of names and addresses of those with the (property) right to vote, extended periodically to end with the universal adult suffrage we know today. This new Guide to Electoral Registers completely replaces the similarly named Guide that las...

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Local Newspapers 1750-1920

Second edition. Compiled by Jeremy Gibson, Brett Langston, and Brenda W. Smith. 82 pages. ISBN 1-86006-157-5 Newspapers are a quite different source to most of those used by family historians. They respected no county boundaries, and by their ephemeral nature it is amazing that any have survived at all. The long-awaited second edition of this invaluable guide lists all newspapers published local...

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Marriage Indexes for Family Historians

Ninth edition. Compiled by Jeremy Gibson, Elizabeth Hampson and Stuart Raymond. 36 pages. ISBN 978-1-906280-02-4. All family historians will know that the most elusive vital facts in their research are the marriages of their ancestors. This comes down to the simple matter that it has always been normal for the wedding to take place in the bride's parish, but thereafter, of course, they live in t...

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Poor Law Union Records. Vol. 2: The Midlands and Northern England (Third Edition)

By Jeremy Gibson and Colin Rogers. 69 pages. ISBN 978-1-906280-10-9. This comprehensive listing comes in four volumes: Parts 1-3 list the records of the Unions created under the New Poor Law of 1834, until their abolition in 1930. Records of earlier combinations of places to relieve the poor under Acts of Parliament are also included, but not the old poor law records of individual parishes. Loca...

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Poor Law Union Records. Vol. 3: South-West England, The Marches, and Wales

Second edition. By Jeremy Gibson and Colin Rogers. 72 pages. ISBN. 1-86006-040-4. Covering Berkshire, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire & Bristol, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Monmouthshire, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, and all of Wales...

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Poor Law Union Records. Vol. 4: Gazetteer of England and Wales

Thitd edition. By Jeremy Gibson and Frederic A. Youngs Jr. 76 pages. ISBN. 978-1-906280-48-2. This comprehensive listing comes in four volumes: Parts 1-3 list the records of the Unions created under the New Poor Law of 1834, until their abolition in 1930. Records of earlier combinations of places to relieve the poor under Acts of Parliament are also included, but not the old poor law records of...

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Probate Jurisdictions: Where to find wills

Sixth edition. This updated guide to probate jurisdictions and their records is designed for the newcomer to local and family history. Its purpose is to suggest where to start looking for wills and their associated records. For this reason, information on location of probate records before the mid-sixteenth century is largely omitted. As this is a guide to records of the nineteenth and earlie...

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Quarter Sessions Records for Family Historians: A Select List

Fifth edition. Compiled by Jeremy Gibson, with assistance from Else Churchill, Tony Foster and Richard Ratcliffe. 40 pages + inside covers. ISBN 978-1-906280-02-4 Quarter Sessions records are potentially the most useful source for filling in the background in family history research. In addition to the Sessions' role as judicial authority in cases of minor crime (which continued until 1972), the...

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The Protestation Returns 1641-42

Compiled by Jeremy Gibson and Alan Dell. 84 pages. ISBN 1-86006-006-4. The Protestation, a form of oath of loyalty, ostensibly to the King, but in fact to Parliament, was initiated in the House of Commons in May 1641, when Members themselves took it. Nine months later the scope was very vastly widened, when instructions went out that it should be taken by every adult (male); very ocasionally wom...

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