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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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An Introduction to Friendley Society Records

By Roger Logan. 46 pages. ISBN 1-86006-115-X In recent years the role of Friendly Societies during the 19th century has come back into public conciousness as politicians of all parties have looked to the past in efforts to find alternatives to the 'welfare state' and its associated values. As awareness of their activities has developed so has an appreciation of their value of records which can ...

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An Introduction to Occupations - A Preliminary List

By Joyce Culling. Second edition. 64 pages. ISBN 1-86006-103-6 Under the heading "Occupation, Trade, Rank or Profession" can be found some of the most revealing clues to family history. The occupation of the head of the household determined the lifestyle of the family, dictating how and where they lived. Frequently it affected the next generation, as sons followed their fathers' occupations or c...

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Edited by Joan Duncan. 96 pages. During the First World War the YMCA established 10,000 recreational centres in France, Italy, the Mediterranean, and on the 'home front' to cater for the welfare needs of the troops. Over 40,000 women answered the call for volunteers, with the ones serving in France even paying their own travel and accommodation expenses. This is the story of one such centre 'HUT...

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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...

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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...

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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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Buckinghamshire

By Stuart Raymond; 57 pages; ISBN 978 1 872094 72 4...

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Cheshire Volume 1: Cheshire Genealogical Sources

By Stuart A Raymond; 106 pages; ISBN 978 1 86006 012 9...

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Cheshire Volume 2: Cheshire Family Histories and Pedigrees

By Stuart A Raymond; 43 pages; ISBN 978 1 86006 011 0...

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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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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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English Genealogy : A Bibliography

By Stuart Raymond; Third Edition; 64 pages;ISBN 978 1 86006 020 X...

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Essex Volume 1: Genealogical Sources

By Stuart A Raymond; 90 pages; ISBN 978 1 86006 086 2...

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Essex Volume 2: Family Histories and Pedigrees

By Stuart A Raymond; 52 pages; ISBN 978 1 86006 087 0...

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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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Hampshire

By Stuart A Raymond; 103 pages; ISBN 978 1 86006 002 1...

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How to get the most from your Family Pictires.

By Jayne Shrimpton; 368 pages, ISBN 978-1-907199-04-2. This comprehensive guide, in colour and illustrated with around 220 images, is essential reading for anyone researching their family pictures. This is the first book to cover inherited artworks - paintings and drawings- silhouettes and photographs, spanning the late 18th to mid 20th centuries. The author is a professional dress historian, ...

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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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