Who Do You Think You Are?: Discovering the Heroes and Villains in Your Family

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HarperCollins Entertainment, 2005 - Reference - 224 pages
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This is an accessible and modern guide to the hugely popular art of tracing your family history. Published to tie in with the BBC2 series, the book is packed with practical guidance on locating records and researching different eras and topics. It also includes celebrity histories and a directory of the best current Internet resources. With information, tips and stories about the historical background and law changes of the past, this is a fresh way of approaching family history and developing research into the stories and characters unearthed.

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About the author (2005)

Dan Waddell is a journalist and author who lives in London. He writes about the media and popular culture for a range of newspapers and magazines, including the Guardian and the Daily Telegraph. This is his tenth book.

Nick Barratt is widely known from his television work, based on his activities as a medieval, local and family historian: he is in high demand as a consultant, including for the BBC s House Detectives and History Channel s Family History Project, and, in 2004 he appeared on the BBC hit series Who Do You Think You Are?, which attracted an average of four million viewers. A second series is due in 2006. Formerly an adviser to researchers at The National Archives, Nick is a well-known speaker on the family history circuit, and also writes widely for the genealogical press including Ancestors magazine.

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