Ancestral Trails: Complete Guide to British Genealogy and Family History by Mark D. Herber

Ancestral Trails: Complete Guide to British Genealogy and Family History by Mark D. Herber

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Originally published in 1997, an illustrated guide to British genealogy and family history which contains advice on obtaining information, drawing family trees and starting research in the records of births, marriages and deaths, or in census records. It includes a further reading list and discusses relevant developments in information technology.

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Researching family history involves the study of many subjects. The starting point is genealogy, the study of individuals' descent and relationships. But where does the ancestral trail begin and how do the many different trails come together to form a coherent picture of past generations and their links to the present-day researcher? This text sets out to guide the genealogist and family historian through the substantial British records with a detailed view of the archives and the published sources available. Each type of record, from personal recollections, photographs and other memorabilia to civil, legal and religious records, newspapers and directories, is analysed and the researcher is guided to the many detailed finding-aids and indexes. The early chapters aim to help the inexperienceed amateur genealogist take the first steps in obtaining information from living relatives, drawing family trees and starting research in the records of births, marriages and deaths, or in census records.

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SKU GOR001714839
Title Ancestral Trails: Complete Guide to British Genealogy and Family History
Author By (author) Mark D. Herber
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher The History Press Ltd
Year Published 1997
Number of Pages 689
ISBN 10 0750914181
ISBN 13 9780750914185
Edition N/A
Prizes No
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Researching family history involves the study of many subjects. The starting point is genealogy, the study of individuals' descent and relationships. But where does the ancestral trail begin and how do the many different trails come together to form a coherent picture of past generations and their links to the present-day researcher? This text sets out to guide the genealogist and family historian through the substantial British records with a detailed view of the archives and the published sources available. Each type of record, from personal recollections, photographs and other memorabilia to civil, legal and religious records, newspapers and directories, is analysed and the researcher is guided to the many detailed finding-aids and indexes. The early chapters aim to help the inexperienceed amateur genealogist take the first steps in obtaining information from living relatives, drawing family trees and starting research in the records of births, marriages and deaths, or in census records.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001714839
Title Ancestral Trails: Complete Guide to British Genealogy and Family History
Author By (author) Mark D. Herber
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher The History Press Ltd
Year Published 1997
Number of Pages 689
ISBN 10 0750914181
ISBN 13 9780750914185
Edition N/A
Prizes No
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No

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