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Ancestral trails : the complete guide to British genealogy and family history

Author: Mark D Herber; Society of Genealogists (Great Britain)
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Genealogical Pub. Co., Inc, 1998, ©1997.
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"Intended for both beginning and experienced genealogists, this guide to tracing British records provides material for navigating archives and a variety of printed sources. Early chapters outline basic steps such as drawing family trees, using census records and searching for birth, marriage, and death certificates. Others outline strategies for organizing research and making use of the Internet and other  Read more...
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Herber, Mark D.
Ancestral trails.
Baltimore, Md. : Genealogical Pub. Co., Inc, 1998, ©1997
(OCoLC)605492569
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark D Herber; Society of Genealogists (Great Britain)
ISBN: 0806315415 9780806315416
OCLC Number: 38287377
Notes: Originally published: Thrupp, Stroud, Gloucestershire : Sutton Pub. Ltd. ; London : Society of Genealogists, 1997.
Description: xiv, 674 pages : illustrations, map, genealogical tables, facsimiles ; 25 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. An Introduction to Genealogical Research --
Ch. 2. Personal Recollections and Memorabilia --
Ch. 3. Organisation of Your Research Material --
Ch. 4. General Problems Encountered by Researchers --
Ch. 5. Civil Registration of Births, Marriages and Deaths --
Ch. 6. Census Returns --
Ch. 7. Parish Registers --
Ch. 8. Churchyards and Cemeteries --
Ch. 9. Directories --
Ch. 10. Combining Sources of Information --
Ch. 11. Archives, Libraries and Family History Societies --
Ch. 12. Wills and Administrations --
Ch. 13. Catholic, Non-Conformist and Jewish Records --
Ch. 14. Marriage and Divorce --
Ch. 15. Maps, Land Registration and Property Records --
Ch. 16. Local and Social History --
Ch. 17. Newspapers and Elections --
Ch. 18. Parish and Town Records --
Ch. 19. Records of the Army, Royal Marines and Royal Air Force --
Ch. 20. Records of Shipping and Seamen --
Ch. 21. Records of Trades, Professions and Business --
Ch. 22. Oaths, Taxation and Insurance Records --
Ch. 23. Records of the Civil and Ecclesiastical Courts --
Ch. 24. Records of the Criminal Courts and Criminals --
Ch. 25. Education --
Ch. 26. Peerages, the Gentry, Famous People and Heraldry --
Ch. 27. Further Property Records --
Ch. 28. Tracing Migrants and Living Relatives --
Ch. 29. Scotland, Wales, Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands --
Ch. 30. Immigration, Emigration and Investigation Abroad --
App. I. Codes for Areas and Volumes in the GRO Indexes --
App. II. Indexes to Other GRO Records --
App. III. Chapman County codes --
App. IV. Seize Quartiers of Bessie Maud Symes --
App. V. Extracts from the Bulleid and Keates Family Trees --
App. VI. Public Record Office Information Leaflets --
App. VII. County Record Offices and Other Archives --
App. VIII. Commencement Dates of the Reigns of English and British Monarchs --
App. IX. Wills and Administrations in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury: A Summary of Finding-Aids --
App. X. Records of the Court of Chancery: A Summary of Finding-Aids.
Responsibility: Mark D. Herber ; foreword by John Titford.

Abstract:

"Intended for both beginning and experienced genealogists, this guide to tracing British records provides material for navigating archives and a variety of printed sources. Early chapters outline basic steps such as drawing family trees, using census records and searching for birth, marriage, and death certificates. Others outline strategies for organizing research and making use of the Internet and other technology. For experienced genealogists there is detailed information on legal, military, professional-association, and property records. There is extensive information regarding Church of England parish registers, as well as information for tracing Catholic, Jewish, and other nonconformist records. The book is further enhanced by almost 100 illustrations of various records, wills, gravestones, and family photographs."--"Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection of New Title", American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.

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