Oxford Companion to Family and Local History / Edition 2

Oxford Companion to Family and Local History / Edition 2

by David Hey
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0199532982

ISBN-13: 9780199532988

Pub. Date: 11/06/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Provides invaluable guidance on researching your family tree plus all the information you need about what life was like for our ancestors.

The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History is the most comprehensive and authoritative reference book of its kind, and includes the following features, amongst many others:

Valuable research tips on uncovering your

Overview

Provides invaluable guidance on researching your family tree plus all the information you need about what life was like for our ancestors.

The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History is the most comprehensive and authoritative reference book of its kind, and includes the following features, amongst many others:

Valuable research tips on uncovering your family tree, and carrying out research into all aspects of your family and local area.

Over 2,000 A-Z entries on the genealogical and local history of Britain and Ireland.

Hundreds of entry-level web links to helpful and relevant online resources.

Up-to-date listings of all the national and local record offices with full contact details.

This Companion is an essential book for anyone wanting advice on how to research their English, Irish, Scottish, or Welsh origins and ideal for all those with an interest in social history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199532988
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/06/2008
Series:
Oxford Companions Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface v

Contributors ix

Thematic Contents xiii

Note to Reader xli

Thematic Articles 1

Family History 3

Tracing a Family Tree: Getting Started David Hey 3

Surnames David Hey 8

Britain and America: A Common Heritage George Redmonds 17

African-Caribbean Genealogy Guy Grannum 26

South Asian Genealogy Abi Husainy 33

Family History Anthony Camp 39

Family and Society Ralph Houlbrooke 47

Local History 59

The Antiquarian Tradition David Hey 59

Local and Regional History: Modern Approaches David Hey 66

Irish Local and Family History Kevin Whelan 73

Scottish Local and Family History David Moody 81

Welsh Local and Family History D. Huw Owen 90

Women Local and Family Historians Joan Thirsk 100

Landscape and Culture 111

Place-Names Margaret Gelling 111

Landscape History: The Countryside H. S. A. Fox 120

Towns David M. Palliser 130

Domestic Buildings Malcolm Airs 138

Historic Churches David Hey 147

Popular Culture Charles Phythian-Adams 156

Folklore, Customs, and Civic Ritual Charles Phythian-Adams 167

Themes 177

Population Levels and Trends David Hey 177

Agricultural History David Hey 183

Industrial History David Hey 190

Labour History John L. Halstead 197

The Poor David Hey 206

Central Government, Courts, and Taxation R.W. Hoyle 213

Local Government R.W. Hoyle 225

Education David Hey 234

The Twentieth Century Brian M. Short 240

A-Z 251

Appendix: Record Offices and Special Collections 651

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