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The complete guide to British genealogy and family history.

Author: Mark D Herber; Society of Genealogists (Great Britain)
Publisher: Stroud : Sutton Publishing, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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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  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark D Herber; Society of Genealogists (Great Britain)
ISBN: 0750917865 9780750917865 0750914181 9780750914185
OCLC Number: 851996746
Awards: Winner of McColvin Medal 1998
Description: xiv, 674 pages
Contents: An introduction to genealogical research; personal recollections and memorabilia; organization of your research material; general problems encountered by researchers; civil registration of births, marriages and deaths; census returns; churchyards and cemetries; directories; combining sources of information; archives, libraries and family history societies; wills and administrations; Catholic, non-conformist and Jewish records; marriage and divorce; maps, land registration and property records; local and social history; newspapers and elections; parish and town records; records of the army, Royal marines and Royal air force; records of shipping and seamen; records of trades, professions and business; oaths, taxation and insurance records; records of the civil and ecclesiastical courts; records of the criminal courts and criminals; education; peerages, the gentry, famous people and heraldry; further property records; tracing migrants and living relatives; Scotland, Wales, Ireland, The Isle of Man and the Channel Islands; immigration, emigration and investigation abroad. Appendices: codes for areas and volumes in the Gro indexes; indexes to other Gro records; Chapman county codes; "Seize Quartiers" of Besse Maud Symes; extracts from the Bullied and Keates family trees; public record office information leaflets; county record offices and other archives; commencement dates of the reigns of English and British monarchs; wills and administrations in the prerogative court of Canterbury - a summary of finding-aids; records of the court of Chancery - a summary of finding-aids.

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