Tracing Your Georgian Ancestors 1714-1837: A Guide for Family Historians

Tracing Your Georgian Ancestors 1714-1837: A Guide for Family Historians

by John Wintrip

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The Georgian period – 1714 to 1837 – was a key stage in our modern history so some understanding of it is essential for family historians who want to push their research back into the eighteenth century and beyond, and John Wintrip's handbook is an invaluable introduction to it. In a sequence of concise, insightful chapters he focuses on those aspects of the period that are particularly relevant to genealogical research and he presents a detailed guide to the variety of sources that readers can consult as they pursue their research.

While fewer sources are available than for more recent history, obstacles in the way of further research can often be overcome through knowledge of a wide range of sources and a greater understanding the historical context, together with the use of sound research techniques. So the author provides not only a historical overview of relevant topics but he also describes the records of the period in detail.

This expert guide to researching the Georgians will open up the field for experienced researchers and for newcomers alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781526704245
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publication date: 05/30/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 9 MB

About the Author

John Wintrip became a professional genealogist following an earlier career as a science librarian in universities. He was awarded a Diploma in Genealogy by the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies (IHGS) in 2008, has been a member of AGRA since 2009, and has carried out research for many clients both in the UK and overseas.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vi

Abbreviations vii

Introduction viii

Chapter 1 Aspects of Genealogical Research in Georgian England 1

Chapter 2 Government 14

Chapter 3 Parishes 28

Chapter 4 Higher Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions 55

Chapter 5 Religious Dissent 73

Chapter 6 Education and Employment 85

Chapter 7 War and Peace 102

Chapter 8 Social Status and Prosperity 121

Chapter 9 Poverty 139

Chapter 10 Land and Property 153

Chapter 11 Law and Order 160

Chapter 12 Migration 172

Chapter 13 Research Methods 181

Appendix 1 Timeline 190

Appendix 2 Glossary 192

Bibliography 199

Index 206

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