Journeys in family history: exploring your past, finding your ancestors

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National Archives, Apr 30, 2004 - History - 306 pages
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This book is The National Archives' major new guide to family history nationwide and is the one family history book that you will not want to do without. You might be starting out on your ancestral search or seeking fresh genealogical avenues: here you are offered a wealth of reliable advice covering the repositories, records, the processes and more. However, this major new family history publication goes further than most, recognising that the business of establishing lines of descent is enriched by the exploration of ancestral times. Starting with the twentieth century, it looks down the centuries to cover not just finding our ancestors' names but also how this influenced the records they left behind. You will find that family history is as much an imaginative journey as an exercise in research; this is the unique 'family history perspective'. This title covers five hundred years of family history, from DNA research back to manorial records. It is essentially two books in one; the ingenious format combines genealogical guidance with social history sections in full colour.

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Contents

Preface IX
Into Recent Memory 1900
Resource Bank
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About the author (2004)

David Hey is Emeritus Professor of Local and Family History David Hey is Emeritus Professor of Local and Family History at the University of Sheffield. His previous books include Hat the University of Sheffield. His previous books include How Our Ancestors Lived, The Oxford Guide to Family History, ow Our Ancestors Lived, The Oxford Guide to Family History, The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History and Family The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History and Family Names and Family History. He is President of the British AgrNames and Family History. He is President of the British Agricultural History Society and Chairman of the Local Populatiicultural History Society and Chairman of the Local Population Studies Society. on Studies Society.

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