Genealogy Books

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Remember Then Women's memories of 1946-1969 and how to write your own. 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 ready meals. It saw the emergence of youth culture, the comprehensive education system, conspicuous consumerism and feminism; the Britain of 1969, was very different from that of 1946. RRP £12.95

CODE: ISBN 978-1-906280-53-6
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The Zulu War 1879.Military History Sources for Family Historians. Phil Tomaselli.The Zulu War is the best known of all Britain's colonial campaigns, largely because of the heroism of a small unit of British Troops at Rorke's Drift. If your ancestor was there, or serving in South Africa at the time, this booklet will help you find out more. RRP £4.95

CODE: ISBN: 978-1-86006-194-3
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Marriage Indexes for Family Historians (Ninth Edition). Jeremy Gibson, Elizabeth Hampson and Stuart A. Raymond.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 that of the groom. RRP £3.50

CODE: ISBN: 978-1-906280-03-1
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Poor Law Records for Family Historians. Simon Fowler. 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 with relieving the poor but with matters of settlement, removal, vagrancy, bastardy and apprenticeshipThe New Poor Law 1834-1948 includes the records of the Poor Law Unions with their dreaded Workhouses before the introduction of Old Age Pensions and the Welfare State in the Twentieth Century.In this book, Simon Fowler describes many of the Poor Law records that may survive and where to find them as well as those of other organizations who helped to relieve families in desperate need. RRP £5.95

CODE: ISBN: 978-1-906280-29-1
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New Cousins (Second Edition).How to Trace Descendants of Your Ancestors.Karen Bali.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. RRP £4.95

CODE: ISBN: 978-1-906280-36-9
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STARTING YOUR FAMILY TREE, The absolute Beginners Guide by Eve McLaughlin

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QUARTER SESSIONS by Eve McLaughlin

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PROFESSIONALS AND GENTLEMEN by Eve McLaughlin

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INTERVIEWING ELDERLY RELATIVES by Eve McLaughlin

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FAMILY HISTORY FROM NEWSPAPERS by Eve McLaughlin

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TWENTIETH CENTURY RESEARCH by Eve McLaughlin

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THE VICTORIAN CENSUSES, Use & Interpretation, by Eve McLaughlin

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CRAFTSMEN & TRADESMEN by Eve McLaughlin

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WHAT DOES IT MEAN? by Eve McLaughlin

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OLD OCCUPATIONS AND DESCRIPTIONS by Eve McLaughlin

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THE AGRICULTURAL LABOURER by Eve McLaughlin

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PARISH REGISTERS by Eve McLaughlin

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MANORIAL RECORDS by Eve McLaughlin

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WILLS BEFORE 1858 by Eve MaLaughlin

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MODERN WILLS FROM 1858 by Eve McLaughlin

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ILLEGITIMACY by Eve McLaughlin

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CIVIL REGISTRATION of Births,Marriages and Deaths by Eve McLaughlin

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ANNALS OF THE POOR by Eve McLaughlin

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READING OLD HANDWRITING by Eve McLaughlin

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THE POOR ARE ALWAYS WITH US by Eve McLaughlin

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SIMPLE LATIN FOR FAMILY HISTORIANS by Eve McLaughlin

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NONCONFORMIST ANCESTORS by Eve McLaughlin

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Bishops' Transcripts and Marriage Licences, bonds & allegations, by Jeremy Gibson, - This is a new edition of the well respected guide for genealogists, family and local historians to the location of Bishops' Transcripts and of the records connected with the issue of Marriage Licences. It also describes any abstracts, calendars and indexes to the latter, published or unpublished, and, when these are lacking, gives an indication of the arrangement of the surviving original documents. For Bishops' Transcripts, reference is given to any lists of parishes giving covering dates or more precise indication of what years exist. RRP £4.95

CODE: ISBN 978 1 906280 413
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Militia Lists and Musters 1757 - 1876 by Jeremy Gibson & Mervyn Medlycott- From the Anglo-Saxon period, able-bodied men between the ages of 16 and 60 were liable to perform military service for local defence and occasionally further afield. Formal inspections were known as 'Musters'. As with other guides in the series, the primary aim is to provide precise information on the survival and location on comprehensive or extensive lists of personal names which may be of use in family historical research. The records listed in this Guide, are of the reconstructed Militia from 1757 on, and various others engendered by the Napoleonic Wars between 1797 and 1815. Parishes were liable to provide a small number of men for training , but these were initially chosen from most able-bodied men. Thus lists of all those eligible had to be drawn up from which the ballot was made, and where these survive (between 1757 and 1831), they provide a quasi census. RRP £4.95

CODE: ISBN 978 1 906280 42 0
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Putting your Ancestors in their place- by Janet Few, - 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 Place Study brings family and local history together in, the benefit of both fields. RRP £7.95

CODE: ISBN 978 1 906280 43 7
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Methodist Records for Family Historians- by Richard Ratcliffe,- This book explains how Methodism is organized, and where to find the baptismal, marriage and burial records as well as the many other records of an individual Methodist Chapel, and of a Methodist Circuit. In addition the book covers other useful sources of Methodist heritage and archives and where to look for Methodist records in Scotland, Wales and Ireland. It also refers to the records of Methodist schools and colleges of higher education.

CODE: ISBN 978 1 906280 44 4
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Researching Adoption An essential guide to tracing birth relatives and ancestors. 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 useful information, Researching Adoption is a must for anyone who wants to discover where they came from and more about their genetic heritage.

CODE: ISBN 978-1-906280-52-9
MEDIA: GenealogyBook
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Probate Jurisdictions Where to look for Wills (Sixth Edition 2016) The guide includes an introduction to the subject; a useful glossary of terms and outline maps of the pre-1974 administrative counties.

CODE: ISBN 978-1-906280-55-0
MEDIA: GenealogyBook
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The Home Front 1939-45.A Guide for Family Historians. Stuart A. Raymond. The Home Front played a significant role in the Second World War. Millions volunteered to serve part-time in the Home Guard and civil defence. Organizations such as the Red Cross, the Women's Voluntary Service, and the Women's Institute, depended on volunteers to run the services they provided. The Bevin Boys were conscripted to dig for coal, rather than to serve in the armed forces. Many – especially women – worked in munitions factories. Other girls just out of school found their role in the Women's Land Army. The police and fire services were needed even more in time of war. In rural areas, many householders took in evacuees. Just about everybody in war-time Britain had their role to play in the prosecution of the war. All of this activity created a huge mass of paper, which archivists are only now coming to grips with. It provides us with the means of finding out what our ancestors did on the Home Front. This book will guide you through the wide variety of sources available; it will tell you what to look for and where to find it. If you want to discover what your ancestor did in the war, then read this book! RRP £5.95

CODE: ISBN: 978 1 906280 37 6
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Basic Facts About ... Tracing your Catholic Ancestry in England.Michael Gandy.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 burials maintained by the Catholic church itself. Useful addresses and a substantial bibliography are included. RRP £3.50

CODE: ISBN: 978-1-86006-084-7
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Basic Facts About ... Using Education Records. Colin R. Chapman.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 them, and how you can make the best use of them in discovering a few more facts about your ancestors..RRP £3.50

CODE: ISBN: 978-1-86006-106-6
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Basic Facts About ... Lunatics in England and Wales for Family Historians.Pamela Faithfull.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 how to find them in the records. RRP £3.50

CODE: ISBN: 978-1-86006-150-9
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The Crimean War 1854-56 Military History Sources for Family Historians. The Crimean War is remembered for the heroism of Florence Nightingale and the Light Brigade and the incompetence of the British high command. If your ancestor shivered outside Sebastopol or fought in the battles of Alma and Inkerman, or with the Navy in the Baltic and Black Sea, then this booklet will help you find out more

CODE: ISBN: 978-1-86006-195-0
MEDIA: GenealogyBook
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A Latin Glossary for Local and Family Historians by Janet Morris,- Prior to the 1730's 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 deeds and manorials records, and to be helpful to beginners as well as to those with some knowledge of Latin. RRP £3.50 -

CODE: ISBN: 978-1-906280-18-5
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Death and Burial Records for Family Historians. Stuart A. Raymond.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 resources available, indicating where they can be found, and how they can be used. RRP £4.95

CODE: ISBN: 978-1-906280-26-0
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Dating Old Army Photographs.Robert Pols.This book aims to help with the dating of army photographs from the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th. It argues that much can be learned from such pictures, even when the regiment can't be identified, and even when the researcher has no pretensions to being a military historian. A head-to-toe examination of uniform and accoutrements identifies possible dating clues, and a separate section gives extra assistance with photos from the two world wars.RRP £5.95

CODE: ISBN: 978-1-906280-27-7
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Title Deeds for Family Historians.Tim Wormleighton.Title deeds represent one of the largest groups of historical documents preserved in hundreds of archive repositories, both public and private, across England and Wales. And yet they are often overlooked or neglected by family historians because they are perceived as a particularly ‘difficult’ or ‘incomprehensible’ resource. In this publication, the author describes the most commonly encountered forms of title deeds and associated documents and provides a set of simple rules that allows the reader to decipher and understand the information they contain in plain terms. By recognizing the various types of title deeds and employing the techniques provided, he suggests that family historians will be much better equipped to unlock the intriguing secrets such documents can reveal. RRP £4.95

CODE: ISBN: 978-1-906280-35-2
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My Family History Family research record book, with loose-leaf, two-sided ten generation pedigree chart (chart worth £3.95), plus a system for recording re-marriages and new partnerships. My Family Record Book' is an efficient and attractive method of recording and displaying the result of family history research and a handy 'aide memoire' to carry around when researching. RRP for both £9.99

CODE: ISBN: 978-1-906280-49-9
MEDIA: GenealogyBook
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Irish Family History A Beginners' Guide. 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

CODE: ISBN: 978-1-906280-56-7
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Basic Facts About ... Quarter Session Records. Richard Ratcliffe. Quarter Sessions records are among the most voluminous records held by County Record and Archive Offices. Dating from the 12th century through to 1972, when Quarter Sessions were replaced by Crown Courts, the records create a huge amount of information of interest to family and local historians.RRP £3.50

CODE: ISBN:978-1-86006-206-3
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