Tracing Your Ancestors in the National Archives
This unrivalled guide offers a unique, authoritative way to explore past lives. Clear and accessible, it is suitable for researchers on all levels, showing how to discover real lives and voices from the documents they left behind. It illuminates all aspects of holdings at The National Archives and the Family Records Centre, from cutting-edge technology to the oldest manuscripts, censuses and service records to inquests and wills. Tracing your Ancestors fully explains the records and the institution, and how to make the most effective use of both.
This seventh edition is fully revised to offer best-ever value and the most recent developments and releases. It includes:
* updates throughout on topics including the census and records of inheritance, births marriages and deaths of Britons overseas, immigration, the army, merchant seamen, the poor, crime, justice and more
* a new text feature showing how each record can be accessed, whether online or through indexes and catalogues
* advice on accessing other archives
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