The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History

The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History

by David Hey

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ISBN-13: 9780191044939
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Publication date: 02/25/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

David Hey is Emeritus Professor of Local and Family History at the University of Sheffield. His many publications include The Oxford Guide to Family History, Family Names and Family History, How Our Ancestors Lived: A History of Life 100 Years Ago, and Journeys in Family History: Exploring Your Past and Finding Your Ancestors.

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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