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Researching Your Family History

Researching Your Family History

Researching Your Family History

Ref: PMR-01

Supplied by Pam Ross.

The book is aimed at beginners but will also help people who are a bit further into their research. I tried to write the book I would have wanted if I was beginning now. The chapters cover
1. How Do I Start?
2. Certificates of Birth, Marriage and Death
3. Trades Directories, Newspapers and Electoral Registers
4. '...lies, damned lies and statistics' [ie census returns]
5. Wills and Letters of Administration
6. Parish Registers and Marriage Licences, Indexes and Bishops' Transcripts
7. Nonconformist, Catholic and Jewish Registers
8. Records from the Parish Chest and Institutions
9. Serving their Country - the Records of Fighting Men
10. 'Access2Archives', Maps, Property and Land
11. Other Sources [including Monumental Inscriptions, Cemetery Records, Occupational Sources]
12. How Do I Know When I've Proved It?

There are 175 pages, with colour illustrations and easy to use highlighted segments with important dates and facts.

There is also a detailed breakdown of what to look for in birth, marriage and death certificates which goes beyond the usual brief descriptions.