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Fishing and Fishermen

Fishing and Fishermen

M. Wilcox (2009)

The work recounts the development of the British fisheries through the medieval period and into the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It cover the themes and issues that family and local historians will need to understand in order to pursue their research and introduces the reader to the variety of national and local records that are available for genealogical research and considers the many other resources that can yield fascinating information about the industry and those who worked in it.

£12.99

Growth of British Education and its Records

Growth of British Education and its Records

C.R. Chapman (1992)

A guide to how to use the records of education to help trace your family history from the 14th century onwards.

£5.00

My Ancestor was a Coalminer

My Ancestor was a Coalminer

D. Tonks (2010)

This fully revised second edition is an essential tool for anyone wishing to research coalmining ancestors.A guide to understanding the life of a coalminer from its early history, through the industrial revolution and privatisation. And to the sources available and the difficulties faced in tracing a mining family.

£9.50

My Ancestor was a Lawyer

My Ancestor was a Lawyer

B Brooks and M Herber (2006)

This book gives an overview of the legal profession in England and Wales and its records. Chapters include lawyers: their societies, institutions and records, published records of lawyers, records of the courts and much more. There is also a section on lawyers in Scotland, Ireland and English lawyers overseas.

£10.99

My Ancestor was a Merchant Seaman

My Ancestor was a Merchant Seaman

C.T. & M.J. Watts (2002)

Contains details on what records are availble, where to find them and how to use them.

£9.99

My Ancestor was a Policeman

My Ancestor was a Policeman

A. Shearman (2000)

Essential reading for any with police ancestors. It details the archives with reference to the thousands of names recorded in the police registers.

£5.50

My Ancestor was a Railway Worker

My Ancestor was a Railway Worker

F Hardy (2009)

A guide to understanding records about railway people.

£7.50

My Ancestor was a Studio Photographer

My Ancestor was a Studio Photographer

R Pols (2011)

A guide to tracing the career and work of ancestors who worked in commercial studio photography. This book also demonstrates how you may be able to trace surviving examples of your ancestor's work.

£9.99

My Ancestor was an Agricultural Labourer

My Ancestor was an Agricultural Labourer

I Waller (2010)

A book relevant to nearly every family. It enables you to understand the social and economic context of their lives while outlining the various records available to research these ubiquitous ancestors.

£8.99

My Ancestor was an Apprentice

My Ancestor was an Apprentice

S.A. Raymond (2010)

A comprehensive guide to apprenticeship sources and records. Includes an explanation of different types of apprentice and an history of apprenticeships in this country.

£8.99

My Ancestor Was in Service

My Ancestor Was in Service

P. Horn (2009)

Most of us will have ancestors who spent some time in domestic service. This book seeks to give some guidance in researching ancestors who were in service or who themselves employed domestic staff.

£8.50

My Ancestor worked in the Theatre

My Ancestor worked in the Theatre

A. Rushton (2005)

The book provides a brief history of the theatre in Britain and identifies libraries and record repositories where research can be undertaken as well as examples of how Victorian showmen were successfully traced and researched. Contents include topics of: newspapers, playbills, biographies, fair and circuses, music hall, sources in Ireland and Scotland, specialist archives and collections and more.

£5.95

My Ancestors were Gypsies

My Ancestors were Gypsies

S.S. Floate (2010)

A fully revised edition of the definitive guide to tracing Gypsy ancestors.

£8.99

My Ancestors were Jewish

My Ancestors were Jewish

A. Joseph (2008)

This book examines sources for Jewish ancestry in the British Isles from the time of William the Conqueror up to the 20th century.

£5.35

My Ancestors were Thames Watermen

My Ancestors were Thames Watermen

J.W. Legon (2014)

A guide to tracing Thames watermen and lightermen ancestors, the records available and how to use them.

£9.99

On the Gypsy Trail

On the Gypsy Trail

A. McGowan (1999)

A basic guide covering all the major sources on how to trace your gypsy ancestors.

£4.00

Researching Brewery and Publican Ancestors

Researching Brewery and Publican Ancestors

S. Fowler (2009)

The first section is a brief survey about the changing nature of brewing, the public and the people who worked there. The second part offers advice about the records and where you can find them. There is also a glossary of terms, a short bibliography and list of web sites.

£5.95

Tracing The History of a Business

Tracing The History of a Business

J. Orbell (2009)

Tracing the History of a Business outlines the principal source materials available to researchers.

£19.99

Tracing Your Canal Ancestors

Tracing Your Canal Ancestors

S. Wilkes (2011)

Until the coming of the railways, Britain's industrial revolution depended on canals for the cheap movement of materials and goods. This work discusses the people who lived and worked on the waterways, the canal boatmen and their families, and those who depended on the canal trade for a living, the lock-keepers, toll collectors, and canal company clerks. She provides a thorough, practical guide to the archives, books, websites and societies available for researchers.
Her book is essential reading for anyone interested in this aspect of the industrial past.

£14.99

Tracing Your Legal Ancestors

Tracing Your Legal Ancestors

S. Wade (2010)

The law had as much influence on our ancestors as it does on us today, and it occupies an extraordinary range of individuals, from eminent judges and barristers to clerks and minor officials.

Yet, despite burgeoning interest in all aspects of history and ancestry, lawyers and legal history have rarely been looked at from the point of view of a family historian. And this is main purpose of Stephen Wade's accessible and authoritative introduction to the subject.

Assuming that the reader has little prior knowledge of how or where to look for such information, he traces the evolution of the law and the legal professions.

He describes the parts played in the system by solicitors, officers of the High Court, registrars, recorders, town clerks, clerks of the peace, proctors, coroners, notaries, parliamentary agents, judges, barristers and magistrates. Also he identifies the various archives, records and books that the family researcher can turn to, and discusses other sources including the internet.

Stephen Wade's concise account of legal history and research resources will be an invaluable guide for anyone who is studying the subject or seeking an ancestor who was associated with it.

£12.99

Tracing Your Medical Ancestors

Tracing Your Medical Ancestors

M. Higgs (2011)

The medical profession had as much influence on the lives of our ancestors as it does on our lives today. It occupied an extraordinary range of individuals - surgeons, doctors, nurses and specialists of all kinds. Assuming the reader has little prior knowledge of how or where to look for such information, the author traces the development of medical practice and patient care. It describes how attitudes to illnesses and disease have changed over time. In particular, the parts played in the system by doctors and nurses - at their role, training and places of work and she also looks at the patients and their experience of medicine in their day. Each section identifies the archives and records that the family historian can turn to, and discusses other potential sources including the Internet. The book is an invaluable guide to all the information that can give an insight into the experience of an ancestor who worked in medicine or had a medical history.

£12.99

Tracing Your Merchant Navy Ancestors

Tracing Your Merchant Navy Ancestors

S. Willis (2012)

This practical handbook will be an invaluable guide for those with merchant navy ancestors. It relates the history of the service and how to go about researching naval records.

£12.99

Tracing Your Police Ancestors

Tracing Your Police Ancestors

S. Wade (2009)

Tracing Your Police Ancestors will help you locate and research officers who served in any of the police forces of England and Wales from the creation of the Metropolitan Police by Sir Robert Peel in 1829. Assuming that the reader has no prior knowledge of how or where to look for such information, Stephen Wade explains and describes the various archives and records and provides a discussion of other sources. Case studies are used to show how an individual officer's career may be traced and understood from this research. He also explains the range of secondary sources open to the family or local historian, many of which offer a broader account of the social and cultural history of the British police forces.

£12.99

Tracing Your Railway Ancestors

Tracing Your Railway Ancestors

D Drummond

A guide to all aspects of railway history for the family and local historian. The book describes the rapid growth, hey day and long decline of the railways from the earliest days in the late-eighteenth century to privatization in the 1990s. It illustrates the types of work that railwaymen did and the conditions they worked in. It introduces the reader to the variety of records that are available for genealogical research from staff records and registers, publications, census returns through to biographies and autobiographies.

£14.99

Tracing Your Shipbuilding Ancestors

Tracing Your Shipbuilding Ancestors

A. Burton (2010)

This practical handbook will be an invaluable guide for family and local historians and for readers with a more general interest in shipbuilding. It introduces the variety of national and local records that are available for genealogical research and considers the many other resources that can yield fascinating information about the industry and those who worked in it.

£12.99

Tracing Your Textile Ancestors

Tracing Your Textile Ancestors

V. Teasdale (2009)

The book discusses the technical, economic and social aspects of work in the textile industry from its growth in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to its decline in the twentieth. It gives a keen insight into the working life in the factories and into the communities that grew up around them and introduces the reader to the variety of national and local records that are available for genealogical research.

£12.99

Trades and Professions The Family Historians Guide

Trades and Professions The Family Historians Guide

S.A. Raymond (2011)

This book gives a general overview of occupational sources and where to find further information.

It includes chapters on scholars and apprentices, business records, guilds and trade unions.

£5.95

Was Your Grandfather a Railwayman ?

Was Your Grandfather a Railwayman ?

T. Richards (2002)

A directory of railway archive sources for family historians.

£6.95

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