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Ancestral Trails

Ancestral Trails

M.D. Herber (2004)

The second edition of this comprehensive guide to tracing British ancestry.

This unique book sets out to guide the family historian through the intricacies of British records. It provides detailed views of the archives and sources available. Each type of record, such as personal recollections, photographs, newspapers and other material is dealt with, in addition to the more usual civil, religious and legal records. The book includes research in Scotland, Ireland, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

This book will benefit both the beginner and those who are already well advanced in their research.

£25.00

Ancestral Trails

Ancestral Trails

M.D. Herber (2004)

The second edition of this comprehensive guide to tracing British ancestry.

This unique book sets out to guide the family historian through the intricacies of British records. It provides detailed views of the archives and sources available. Each type of record, such as personal recollections, photographs, newspapers and other material is dealt with, in addition to the more usual civil, religious and legal records. The book includes research in Scotland, Ireland, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

This book will benefit both the beginner and those who are already well advanced in their research.

£25.00

Dictionary of Genealogy

Dictionary of Genealogy

T. Fitzhugh (1998)

An illustrated dictionary of genealogical terms and sources. Extremely useful as a rapid reference to any word or record.

£24.99

DNA for Family Historians

DNA for Family Historians

A. Savin (2000)

A clear account of the complicated subject of showing relationships by DNA testing.

£3.95

Family Historian's Enquire Within

Family Historian's Enquire Within

J. Few (2014)

A new edition of this standard reference work. Arranged alphabetically it is an excellent dictionary of commonly used terms and sources. Includes sources, explanations, definitions, dates, addresses, bibliographies, maps and websites.

£12.95

Family History Companion

Family History Companion

M Pearsall (2007)

An easy to use and compact A-Z handbook for family historians. Published by The National Archives, it summarizes terms, topics, sources and record types from medieval times to the present, explaining how and why they can help your own research. Equally suited to browsing or quick reference, it combines wide-ranging knowledge with practical tips and advice.

£7.99

Family History in the Genes

Family History in the Genes

C. Pomery (2007)

This clear, concise and up-to-the-minute guide shows what genetics can do for anyone in search of their ancestors, including linking people with the same surname, unravelling clan relationships and exploring the genetic profile of individuals, locations and regions. It offers practical advice on the DNA tests available including the y-chromosome, mitochondrial and ancestry tests, helping you to choose the right test and use the results effectively.

Part One explains what a Y-chromosome DNA test is and why genetic genealogy is so interesting. Briefly explaining the science behind DNA testing, the book outlines the impact on our understanding of our 'deep ancestry' and our surname. Part Two explains the different types of scenario that family history researchers face that a DNA test can help you to resolve, together with examples of successful projects for each type. Part Three is a practical handbook. It explains how to 'read' your own DNA test result, how to organize a DNA project, how to choose the best testing company, and how to interpret, publish and present your project's results.

£7.99

Family History on the Move

Family History on the Move

Roger Kershaw & Mark Pearsall (2006)

This book describes those movements into, within, and out of the UK from the sixteenth century to the present day, and shows readers which records to consult to track down their mobile ancestors. The chapters are interwoven with practical features on issues that could crop up during research and case studies to illustrate the sources.

£6.99

Family Ties and English Families

Family Ties and English Families

M. Abbot (1993)

Diaries, letters and other sources used for a lively social history of the family.

£19.99

Family Tree Detective

Family Tree Detective

C.D. Rogers (2008)

The long-awaited fourth edition of this best-selling manual continues to offer up-to-date guidance both to newcomers and to the more experienced, on how to make best use of the labyrinth of genealogical sources in England and Wales.

£11.99

Netting Your Ancestors

Netting Your Ancestors

S.A.Raymond (2007)

The book points out where to find the information you need to trace your family tree, how to assess the value of Internet evidence, and how to avoid the various pitfalls that are waiting to entrap you.

£10.95

Practice Makes Perfect

Practice Makes Perfect

(1993)

Based on the Institute's Graded Assessment Tests this workbook contains exercises covering a range of topics and is intended to test genealogical knowledge and skill in a comprehensive and enjoyable way.

£4.95

Royal Family Tree Chart

Royal Family Tree Chart

Produced by Achievements the chart includes all the key members of the royal family from Prince William back to the Anglo-Saxon god Woden, and includes the Norman and Scottish dynasties back to the 9th century, with the line(s) of English succession marked clearly in red. The inkjet chart is printed on standard A1 paper.
For details of a personalized copy of the chart please visit this page.

£25.00

The Genealogist's Internet

The Genealogist's Internet

P. Christian (2012)

The latest edition of this comprehensive guide to researching British family history on the internet.

This National Archives guide starts by explaining how the internet works for the beginner. It continues by detailing the major sources of primary data available to family historians on-line and highlights the most helpful directories and gateways. Use it to contact others with the same surname or to access the numerous forums, discussion groups, mailing lists and newsgroups focusing on genealogy.

It incorporates all new developments on the web included those for general registration, the census and wills and many others and discusses the future developments in on-line genealogy.

"Everyone who uses a computer for genealogical research should have this book" Society of Genealogists

£16.99

Tracing Missing Persons

Tracing Missing Persons

C.D. Rogers (1986)

An introduction to agencies, methods and sources in England and Wales which can assist one individual to find another. Ranging from adoption societies and the Social Services to the Police and the Salvation Army.

£15.99

Tracing Your Ancestors from 1066-1837

Tracing Your Ancestors from 1066-1837

J. Oates (2012)

The book covers records from Church and parish records, the records of professors and the courts, manorial and property records, taxation records, early censuses, list of loyalty, militia lists and charity records.

£12.99

Understanding Documents for Genealogy and Local History

Understanding Documents for Genealogy and Local History

B Durie (2013)

Genealogists and local historians have probably seen every birth, marriage, death and census record available, and are adept at using the internet for research. However, once they have learnt everything they can from them, the next step is reading and understanding older documents. These can be hard to find (not many are online), are often written in challenging handwriting and use legal and other unfamiliar terms. Some will be in Latin, antiquated English or Scots. Readers need to be able to understand the nature and intent of a range of documents as well as the palaeography (the handwriting) and orthography (the shape of the contents). In Understanding Documents for Genealogy and Local History, details how to find and comprehend documents from 1560 to the 1860s wills, testaments, contracts, indentures and charters, land records (retours, sasines and manorial custumals), personal letters, official records, Church papers, trust dispositions, deeds and others. Also covered are the complexities of dates, numbers, calendars, measurements and money, abbreviations, transcription conventions, letter-forms and glossaries. A Latin primer completes the tool kit the genealogist and family historian will need to further their research.

£20.00

Who Do You Think You Are? Encyclopedia of Genealogy

N Barrett (2008)

Covering all access levels, from the new beginner to the more experienced researcher, the Encyclopedia of Genealogy is a comprehensive guide to tracing your family history.

£25.00

Women's Lives: Researching Women's Social History 1800-1939

J. Newby (2011)

A useful handbook for family historians, as well as an engaging read for social history lovers, each chapter focuses on a different group, with suggestions for further reading and a helpful timeline.

If you want to trace female ancestors or simply discover more about how women lived in the past, then this book is ideal to help you get started with your own research.

£12.99

World We Have Lost - Further Explored

World We Have Lost - Further Explored

P. Laslett (1983)

A very interesting series of chapters detailing the studies conducted on such topics as rates of migration, literacy, illegitimacy, mortality and age at marriage, all in pre-industrial Britain. "The World We Have Lost will remain our classic guide to the lost world of the past, a tribute to one of the great pioneering imaginative historians of our time" (New Society)

£23.00

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