Tracking Down Your Ancestors: Discover the Story Behind Your Ancestors and Bring Your Family History to Life

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How To Books Ltd, 2002 - Family & Relationships - 264 pages
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Researching your family history can be an absorbing hobby, or a one-off project that your whole family will value and build on. This book is packed with ideas about the different aspects of genealogy and the main free or low cost resources available to help you in your quest.
CONTENTS:
Getting started
- online family searching
- harnessing internet sources
- tearless transcribing
- organised support
- vital public records
- interpreting old records
- getting to know your ancestors
About the author
Dr Harry Alder is a prolific writer and long-time researcher. Here he passes on his passion for genealogy, his first-hand experience, lots of practical tips and key websites to support your research.

 

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Contents

Getting Started
11
Online Family Searching
33
Harnessing Internet Sources
58
Tearless Transcribing
90
Organised Support
110
Vital Public Records
124
Interpreting Old Records
144
Getting to Know Your Ancestors
162
Appendices
195
Genealogy and family history
220
Glossary of terms
233
Society
256
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