Easy Family History: The Beginner's Guide to Starting Your Research

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Easy Family History takes the stress out of family history research. It guides readers through the most important information sources for family historians in the UK including family documents, official records, archives and websites. From what to expect on a birth cert to how to use newspaper archives each chapter focuses on an area of research and takes you through the basics. This book focuses on UK records and archives.

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Overview

Easy Family History takes the stress out of family history research. It guides readers through the most important information sources for family historians in the UK including family documents, official records, archives and websites. From what to expect on a birth cert to how to use newspaper archives each chapter focuses on an area of research and takes you through the basics. This book focuses on UK records and archives.

Fully updated, this new edition includes information on recently released archives such as the 1911 Census and recently digitised military records and archives that are now online. This book features screenshots of useful websites and images of sample archival documents throughout. Author David Annal draws on his expertise and experience as a professional family history researcher to help budding family historians to get started and keep their findings in order and in perspective.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781408175705
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 2/28/2013
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,369,430
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

David Annal is a professional researcher in family history and he is well-respected and very experienced in this field. His company, Lifelines Research, undertakes freelance research into whole family histories for cients. He speaks regularly at family history events and conferences and he is a regular contributor to family history publications as well as being a resdient expert on Nick Barratt's Your Family History magazine. David's other books include Getting Started in Family History, Using Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates and Using Census Returbans (Public Records Office, 2000) and he co-wrote Census: The Expert Guide with Peter Christian (National Archives 2008).

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Table of Contents

Introduction; 1 - Homework: domestic sources; 2 - In the Beginning: birth records; 3 - Coming Together: marriage records; 4 - Counting the People: census returns; 5 - Ashes to Ashes: death records; 6 - Where There's a Will: probate records; 7 - Going Back in Time: parish registers; 8 - Where in the World: maps and photographs; 9 - Read All About It: newspapers; 10 - The Whole World is Out There: the internet; 11 - Where Do I Go Now?; Addresses, websites, books and magazines

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