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Stuart Raymond's Handbooks, Web Directories, and Library Guides

How do you find out about ancestors? That is the question that Stuart Raymond has set out to answer in his various handbooks, web directories, and library guides. Do you know where to look to discover information on the web, in books and journals, and on fiche? Do you understand what is meant by A2A, inquisitions post mortem, and tithes? How do you use the internet? Stuart Raymond's books will help you with all of these questions. These are the books that you will need to begin your research. Most are published by Pen & Sword, by the Family History Pertnership, or by the Federation of Family History Societies. Pollbooks are published by S.A. & M.J.Raymond.

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Family Historian's Pocket Dictionary

What are inquisitions post mortem? Do records of the land tax survive. What genealogical information is held by the Guildhall Library? Questions such as these are readily answered by consulting this A-Z of family history, which provides detailed guidance on further research...

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Introducing family history

Every family has a history. This books provides the basic guidance needed to begin investigating yours. The author explains what sources of information are available, where to find them, and how to use them. He tells you how to trace your pedigree, and encourages you to understand your ancestors' lives against the background of the society they lived in....

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Tracing your nineteenth century family history

The nineteenth century is perhaps the easiest period for genealogical research, since both the civil registers and the census provide comprehensive coverage. A wide g=range of other sources are also available. Stuart Raymond takes a comprehensive look at all the sources available for tracing ancestry in this period in this comprehensive guide....

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Tracing your twentieth century family history

Tracing twentieth century ancestors is not always as easy as might be expected. Many sources are, however, readily available. They are described and explained by this useful guide in the Family history century by century series....

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English Genealogy: A Bibliography

For English genealogists, this is the basic bibliography. It lists innumerable guides and indexes to sources at the national level, and is complemented by separate volumes for each county. It includes: Introductory guides to sources, encyclopedias and dictionaries, how to organize yourself, bibliography, archives, genealogical directories, biographical directories and pedigrees, names, births marr...

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British Genealogical Books in Print

This volume lists thousands of books currently available from hundreds of publishers, including commercial organisations, libraries and record offices, societies (but not FFHS members, whose books have been listed by Elizabeth Hampson in Current Publications by member societies) and private individuals. The range of books listed is wide - from census indexes to obituary notices, from parish regist...

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British Genealogical Microfiche

This volume lists innumerable microfiche that are currently available from societies, libraries, record offices, etc., as well as commercial publishers. This volume reveals an extraordinarily wide range of microfiche available to the genealogist. It aims to list everything relating to England, Scotland and Wales that has been microfiched, but also includes offerings from publishers in Australasia ...

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British Family History on CD

Thousands of genealogical books, and important genealogical data are now available on CD. This includes innumerable out of print books – especially old trade directories and published parish registers. It also includes census data. This book lists what is available....

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Occupational Sources for Genealogists

Were your English ancestors railwaymen or tradesmen, lawyers or tax inspectors? Or perhaps you have pipemakers or policemen amongst your forebears? It is probable that at least some members of your family are listed somewhere by the occupation they pursued, and it is well worth knowing where such information is to be found. There are many published sources of occupational information. Numerous bio...

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British Genealogy in Miscellaneous Journals

Many articles of interest to British genealogists appear in journals such as the Archaeological Journal and the Journal of the British Archaeological Society. The genealogical contents of six widely available archaeological and antiquarian journals are listed in this bibliography. Articles cited include numerous abstracts and indexes of parish registers, probate records, monumental inscriptions, e...

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South West Family Histories

This 128 page book attempts to list all the published family histories and pedigrees relating to families from the South West, i.e. Devon, Cornwall, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire & Gloucestershire. A tremendous amount of research has been published. I have not counted the number of families mentioned, but it must be well over 2,000....

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Londoners' Occupations - A Genealogical Guide

The 2nd edition of this guide to published sources for Londoners' occupations has been greatly expanded since it was first published in 1994. If you have run out of clues to tracing your London ancestors, or need some background information to fill in the details of their lives, then this book may be of use to you. It identifies over 1,000 books and journal articles which may enable you to trace y...

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Using Libraries; Workshops for Family Historians

Books and libraries are vital to genealogists. That is the message of this book and it will be neglected at the risk of wasting a great deal of time and failing to find the information you need. This book sets out to answer four questions: What can the genealogist expect from libraries? How should libraries be used? What family history resources are they likely to hold? How can books of relevance ...

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Family History on the Web

5th edition. Contents include - Gateways, Search Engines, etc., General Introductions to Genealogy, Libraries & Record Offices, Family History Societies, Discussion Groups: Mailing Lists & Newsgroups, Message/Query Boards, County Pages, Surnames, Sources, Occupational Information, Miscellaneous Sites, Professional Services, Booksellers, etc, Subject Index, Institution Index, Place Index,...

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Irish Family History on the Web - A Directory

3rd ed. Quickly identify the top sites on the web! Don't waste valuable time finding irrelevant sites through search engines: use this directory. Well over 1,000 sites likely to be of value to everyone tracing their Irish ancestors are listed here. Contents include: Gateways, Search Engines, etc., General Introductions to Irish Genealogy, Libraries Record Offices and Books, Irish Family History So...

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Scottish Family History on the Web: a directory / Stuart A. Raymond

There are thousands of web sites likely to be of interest to Scottish genealogists. They are not always easy to identify. This volumes serves as a directory to the best sites, so that you do not have to cope with search engines which bring up thousands of irrelevant entries, without the one that you are looking for....

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Essex - The Genealogists Library Guide

Genealogical Sources; History of Essex; Local Histories; Bibliograpyy and Archives; Periodicals; Occupational Information; Parish Registers & other records of births, marriages & deaths; Monumental Inscriptions; Probate Records; Trade Directories Maps & Dialect; Official Lists of Names; Records of National & County Administration; Parochial & Borough Administration; Ecclesiastical Records; Estate ...

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Kent - A Genealogical Bibliography

Genealogical Sources; History of Kent; Parish & Local Histories; Bibliography and Archives; Journals & Newspapers; Occupational Information; Trade Directories & Maps; Official Lists of Names; Estate Papers; Records of National & County Administration; Parochial & Borough Administration; Church Records; Education; Migration; Registers, Inscriptions & Wills; Family Histories & Pedigrees (3 volumes)...

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Lancashire - A Genealogical Bibliography

This volume is the authoritative and comprehensive guide to everything published on Lancashire that is likely to be of use to genealogists. Topics covered include the history of Lancashire, bibliographies and archival guides, journals and newspapers, pedigrees, biographical sources, occupational sources, family histories, parish registers, monumental inscriptions, probate records, official lists o...

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London & Middlesex - A Genealogical Bibliography

Genealogical Sources; History of London & Middlesex; Bibliography and Archives; Periodicals; Parish Registers; Monumental Inscriptions; Probate Records; Official Lists of Names; Trade Directories & Maps; Estate Papers; Ecclesiastical Records; Records of National County & City Administration; Parochial Records; Institutional Records; Immigration & Emigration; Family Histories & Pedigrees; Genealogi...

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Norfolk - A Genealogical Bibliography

Topics covered include Norfolk history, bibliography and archives, journals and newspapers, pedigree collections, parish registers, monumental inscriptions, heraldry, probate records, official lists of names, directories, ecclesiastical records, estate records, education, etc....

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Surrey & Sussex - the Genealogists Library Guide (vol.1). Information Sources for Surrey & Sussex Genealogists: History, Archives, Journals, etc..

This volume identifies numerous histories of the two counties, and of particular parishes, indicating publications which include original sources, pedigrees, etc. It also includes details of guides to the wide variety of archive repositories and libraries in the county, and lists the many historical and genealogical journals available. The final two sections deal with place-names & maps, and with ...

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Surrey & Sussex - the Genealogists Library Guide (vol.2). Surrey & Sussex Parish registers, Monumental Inscriptions and Wills.

These sources are staple diets for the family historian. This volume lists innumerable transcripts and indexes from Surrey & Sussex which have been published, and are available in libraries throughout the English-speaking world....

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Surrey & Sussex - the Genealogists Library Guide (vol 3). Surrey & Sussex Lists of Names

Lists of names are invaluable sources of information to family historians. They help us to locate our ancestors in time and place. Many lists for Surrey and Sussex are in print, and readily available in libraries. They can be identified in this volume, which lists Domesday book, tax lists, loyalty oaths, poll book and electoral registers, the census, the return of owners of land, and trade directo...

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Surrey & Sussex - the Genealogists Library Guide (vol 4). Administrative Records for Surrey & Sussex Genealogists

The record of government, church and private estates contain a great deal of information likely to be of interest to genealogists. Deeds, for example, can be very useufl in tracing the descent of properties. Church records enable local clergy to be traced, and provide much information on parishioners. For Surrey and Sussex, much relevant material is in print, and readily available in libraries. Th...

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