Ancestral Trails: The Complete Guide to British Genealogy and Family History

Ancestral Trails: The Complete Guide to British Genealogy and Family History

by Mark D. Herber
     
 

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This is a comprehensive, illustrated guide to tracing British ancestry, equally suitable for beginners and those who have already started the search for their roots. The book guides the researcher for their roots. The book guides the researcher through the substantial British archives with a detailed finding aids or indexes. the early chapters include advice on…  See more details below

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This is a comprehensive, illustrated guide to tracing British ancestry, equally suitable for beginners and those who have already started the search for their roots. The book guides the researcher for their roots. The book guides the researcher through the substantial British archives with a detailed finding aids or indexes. the early chapters include advice on obtaining information from relatives, drawing on family trees and starting research in the records of births, marriages and deaths, or in census records; later chapters guide researchers to the records that are ore that are more difficult to find and use, such as legal and property records.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Herber's book is billed as "the complete guide to British genealogy and family history," and that is exactly what it is. Thoughtfully designed, this orderly, comprehensive, and elegant work guides the researcher (beginner or advanced) through the entire process of tracing British heritage, from obtaining information from living relatives to drawing family trees and starting research in the birth, marriage, death, or census records. Later chapters guide researchers to records that are more difficult to find and use, such as wills, parish registers, civil and ecclesiastical court records, poll books, and property records. Written for practitioners by a practitioner (Herber is a member of the Society of Genealogists in London), this complete, current, and beautiful guide ultimately helps the researcher focus on how the ancestral trail begins and how to form a coherent picture of past generations and their links to the present. Highly recommended. Howells's Netting Your Ancestors, on the other hand, is less elegant in delivering its guidance to genealogical research on the Internet. Nothing that it coversthe selection of hardware and software, getting a direct internet connection, E-mail, mailing lists, and newsgroupsis tied uniquely to genealogical research. In fact, a good 95 percent of the skills and tools it covers could be gleaned just as effectively from any basic computer book. This seems to be written as a how-to bookhow to get to the author's popular web site. Not recommended.Scott Hightower, Gallatin/NYU
Booknews
This guide describes the many books, reference works, published sources, and aids that deal with specific aspects of research into British genealogy. The author describes such procedures as dating photographs and tracing living relatives, and such in formation sources as the records of the Royal Marines and of the 17th century hearth tax. He provides numerous maps and reproductions of genealogical records. The extensive appendices include the addresses of county record offices and other archives. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806315416
Publisher:
Genealogical Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Pages:
688
Product dimensions:
7.24(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.55(d)

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