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The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History By Edited by David Hey (University of Sheffield)

The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History
by Edited by David Hey (University of Sheffield)

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A comprehensive guide to all things associated with the family and local history of the British Isles. Fully revised and updated, this new edition contains over 2,000 entries in the form of feature articles and an A-Z dictionary. It is invaluable for students, researchers, and historians, and ideal for anyone interested in uncovering their past.
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The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History by Edited by David Hey (University of Sheffield)

The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History is the most authoritative guide available to all things associated with the family and local history of the British Isles. It provides practical and contextual information for anyone enquiring into their English, Irish, Scottish, or Welsh origins and for anyone working in genealogical research, or the social history of the British Isles. This fully revised and updated edition contains over 2,000 entries from adoption to World War records. Recommended web links for many entries are accessed and updated via the Family and Local History companion website. This edition provides guidance on how to research your family tree using the internet and details the full range of online resources available. Newly structured for ease of use, thematic articles are followed by the A-Z dictionary and detailed appendices, which include further reading. New articles for this edition are: 'A Guide for Beginners', 'Links between British and American Families', 'Black and Asian Family History', and an extended feature on 'Names'. With handy research tips, a full background to the social history of communities and individuals, and an updated appendix listing all national and local record offices with their contact details, this is an essential reference work for anyone wanting advice on how to approach genealogical research, as well as a fascinating read for anyone interested in the past.

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The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History Reviews


This book provides invaluable guidance on the practicalities and pitfalls of researching your family tree. * Countryman *
In our office the book has become our bible. * Penny Law, Family History Monthly *
Invaluable to researchers and genealogists, it is also hugely beneficial as a reference point for historians, social historians, or students. * Jill Morris, Your Family History *
A companion that will become every researcher's new best friend. * Jill Morris, Your Family History *

About Edited by David Hey (University of Sheffield)


David Hey is Emeritus Professor of Local and Family History at the University of Sheffield. His many publications include The Oxford Guide to Family History (1993), Family Names and Family History (2000), How Our Ancestors Lived: a history of life 100 years ago (2003), and Journeys in Family History: Exploring Your Past and Finding Your Ancestors (2004).

Table of Contents


PREFACE; CONTRIBUTORS; THEMATIC ESSAYS; A-Z DICTIONARY; APPENDIX

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The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History by Edited by David Hey (University of Sheffield)
Edited by David Hey (University of Sheffield)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2010-02-25
704
0199532974
9780199532971
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