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Basic Facts About... Lunatics in England and Wales for Family Historians

By Pamela Faithfull. 16 pages. ISBN 1-86006-150-8. *Lunatic* is a pre-twentieth century word describing someone who was mentally ill or emotionally disturbed, and had lost their powers of reasoning. Finding out that you had an ancestor in an asylum or who was called a lunatic in the census can be part of the fun of family history. This guide explains how such people were treated in the past, and...

Supplied by: Family History Books formerly The Family History Partnership Product Ref: FHP-049

Basic Facts About... Tracing Your Catholic Ancestry in England

By Michael Gandy. 16 pages. ISBN 1-86006-084-6. This short history of Roman Catholicism in England from the 16th to the 19th centuries looks at the problems and persecutions encountered by its followers, which in turn generated their own special types of record. Sources for Catholic history in Anglican and family records are also considered, as well as the registers of baptisms, marriages and bu...

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Basic Facts About... Using Education Records

By Colin R. Chapman. 16 pages. ISBN 1-86006-106-0. British education records are useful to family historians because they have been kept over a long period of time, they cover all classes of individuals, and they can provide a lot of background information about our ancestors. This booklet offers you clues about the contents of various sorts of education records up to 1918, where you may find th...

Supplied by: Family History Books formerly The Family History Partnership Product Ref: FHP-051

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