Track Down Your Ancestors

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Right Way, 2008 - Archival resources - 191 pages
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Since its first publication, twenty years ago, Track Down Your Ancestors has helped thousands of readers to take the first steps on their journey into their family's past. Now totally revised and updated in 2010, to include the latest on-line resources on the Internet, the 1911 Census and changes at the National Archives.

Delving into the past and discovering who your ancestors were, where they lived and what their occupations were is a fascinating hobby that more and more people are choosing to take up. Over the years Track Down Your Ancestors has built up a fine reputation as the perfect place to get started - now this new, fully rewritten edition includes updated advice on using birth, death and marriage certificates, probate records, census returns, parish registers, old newspapers, The National Archives and many other sources to build up a picture of your family's past. The Internet has revolutionised family history research. Estelle now also includes comprehensive new advice on getting the most from online resources and the best way to keep all your information organised.

Praise for the previous edition:

'A handy book at a very friendly price that will start new family historians off on the right track.' Practical Family History

'A comprehensive beginner's guide to family history research - cheap too!' Your Family Tree magazine

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An excellent, step-by-step guide to the principles and practice of genealogical research. Truly practical, this treatment of family history fact-finding is fantastic value for money, offering tips & tricks for beginners and intermediate practitioners. Even the most seasoned researcher will find this publication to be a useful and thorough recap of traditional and innovative resources. 

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About the author (2008)

Estelle Catlett lives on the Isle of Man and is an experienced genealogist whose work included tracking down beneficiaries of unclaimed estates. Her recent research has involved tracing UK and Irish ancestors for people in the US and Canada.

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