Getting Started in Family History

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Public Record Office, 2000 - Reference - 63 pages
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This is one volume in a series showing readers how to get started on family tree research. The series accompanies Blood Ties, the BBC TV series on family history and each book covers the most common records available to researchers.

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David Annal is a professional researcher in family history and he is well-respected and very experienced in this field. He speaks regularly at family history events and conferences and is a resident expert on Nick Barratt's Your Family History magazine.His company, Lifelines Research (est. 1990) allows him to undertake freelance research into whole family histories for clients, as well as acting as a record agent for researchers who were unable to access the major London record offices. From 1998 to 2011 he worked at the Family Records Centre at The National Archives and when he left he had been Principal Family History Specialist for two years. He now runs his Lifelines Research full time. David has written several books: The Family Records Centre Guide to Family History: The Basics and Beyond (2003) which was reissued in 2004 as the official research guide to the first series of BBC's Who Do You Think You Are? He wrote the second editions to three Public Records Office books: Getting Started in Family History, Using Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates and Using Census Returns (all 2000); Census: The Expert Guide with Peter Christian (2008). He is a regular contributor to family history publications (e.g. Ancestors magazine) and was the consultant editor for the Guardian's Guide to Family History (2007).

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