Tracing Your Ancestors in the National ArchivesTracing Your Ancestors in the National Archives



The new edition of the essential family history title: the only exhaustive guide to The National Archives holdings.

Author: Amanda Bevan

Publisher: National Archives UK

ISBN: UOM:39015064802500

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Page: 566

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The new edition of the essential family history title: the only exhaustive guide to The National Archives holdings.

Tracing Your Scottish AncestorsTracing Your Scottish Ancestors



This is a new edition of the bestselling guide to this increasingly popular pursuit.

Author: National Records of Scotland

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd

ISBN: 9781788853286

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Page: 256

View: 191

This is a new edition of the bestselling guide to this increasingly popular pursuit. Scotland has the best-maintained records and facilities of any country in the world for undertaking family research, and now that the National Archives of Scotland are available online they can be consulted by anyone from whatever country. Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors is the National Archives' official guide and is written in an accessible style from the unique perspective of a custodian of the records. It details all the latest internet developments, including a chapter on family history on the web. It also points to more traditional resources, explaining step by step how to research records of births, marriages and wills.

Tracing Your Scottish AncestorsTracing Your Scottish Ancestors



Based on the vast collection of records in the National Archives, this edition includes all the latest internet developments, yet still covers all the traditional resources thoroughly.

Author: National Archives of Scotland

Publisher: Mercat Press Books

ISBN: WISC:89085790582

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Page: 213

View: 335

Based on the vast collection of records in the National Archives, this edition includes all the latest internet developments, yet still covers all the traditional resources thoroughly. The National Archives of Scotland is the government department responsible for the custody and preservation of the records of the government of Scotland.

Tracing Your Caribbean AncestorsTracing Your Caribbean Ancestors



This book is ideal for anyone who reaserching their Caribbean family history The National Archives and beyond.

Author: Guy Grannum

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408178874

Category:

Page: 240

View: 429

This book is ideal for anyone who reaserching their Caribbean family history The National Archives and beyond. The National Archives holds records for many people who lived in British West Indian colonies such as emigrants, plantation owners, slaves, soldiers, sailors and transported criminals. The Archives also hold the colonial office records for the British West Indies. This includes state correspondence to and from the colonies and passenger lists. Tracing Your Caribbean Ancestors also shows readers how to use family history sources and genealogy websites and indexes beyond The National Archives. Fully updated and revised, this new edition covers recent developments in Caribbean archives, including details of newly released information and archives that are now available online. This book outlines the primary research sources for those tracing their Caribbean ancestry and describes details of access to archives, further reading, useful websites and how to find and accurately search family history sources. As Britain does not hold locally created records of its dependencies such as church records, this book doubles as a gateway to the local history sources throughout the Caribbean that remain in each country's archives and register office. This book will be of use to anyone researching family history in British Caribbean countries of Anguilla, Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago and the Turks and Caicos Islands as well as Guyana, Belize and Bermuda.

Tracing Your Ancestors in the Public Record OfficeTracing Your Ancestors in the Public Record Office



This revised and expanded sixth edition of the publication provides a guide to using the national archives of England, Wales and the UK. It contains guidance on: using basic family history records, such as the census, wills and records for ...

Author: Amanda Bevan

Publisher: Pen & Sword

ISBN: UVA:X006133269

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Page: 524

View: 185

Researching family history has become increasingly popular in recent years. The documents held at the Public Record Office and the Family Records Centre span over 1,000 years and contain a wealth of information for family historians. This revised and expanded sixth edition of the publication provides a guide to using the national archives of England, Wales and the UK. It contains guidance on: using basic family history records, such as the census, wills and records for birth, marriage, death; tracing records regarding migration; researching the background of people from a wide range of professional, religious, social and regional groups; using military and legal records; and using the Public Record Office online catalogue.

Tracing Your Ancestors ChildhoodTracing Your Ancestors Childhood



Discovery catalogue: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk. TNA Our Online
Records: www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/our-online-records.htm. TNA
Digital Microfilm: www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/digital-microfilm.htm.

Author: Sue Wilkes

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473829626

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Page: 230

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Every family historian has child ancestors, and childhood experiences and records are an essential aspect of research into a past life. That is why Sue Wilkes's detailed and accessible handbook is such a useful guide for anyone who is trying to find out about the early years of their forbears. In Tracing Your Ancestors' Childhood she explores the history of childhood and education and brings together information about relevant records and archives into one handy reference guide. She outlines ancestors' childhood experiences at home, school, work and in institutions, especially during Victorian times. In the opening chapter she reviews basic family history sources, then she discusses records of childhood in detail. Specialist archives, published sources, recommended reading and other resources and documents are covered. She focuses primarily on England and Wales and covers the years 1750–1950. The second part of her book is a directory of archives and specialist repositories. Databases of children's societies, useful genealogy websites, and places to visit which bring the social history of childhood to life are all included.

Tracing Your Ancestors LivesTracing Your Ancestors Lives



National Archives, Hospital Records Database: nationalarchives.gov.uk/
hospitalrecords/ Case Study – The London Smallpox Hospital £ British
Newspaper Archive (Ipswich Journal 1758): britishnewspaper archive.co.uk
Diseases and ...

Author: Barbara J. Starmans

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781473879737

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Page: 224

View: 893

Tracing Your Ancestors Lives is not a comprehensive study of social history but instead an exploration of the various aspects of social history of particular interest to the family historian. It has been written to help researchers to go beyond the names, dates and places in their pedigree back to the time when their ancestors lived. Through the research advice, resources and case studies in the book, researchers can learn about their ancestors, their families and the society they lived in and record their stories for generations to come. Each chapter highlights an important general area of study. Topics covered include the family and society; domestic life; birth life and death; work, wages and economy; community, religion and government. Barbara J. Starmanss handbook encourages family historians to immerse themselves more deeply in their ancestors time and place. Her work will give researchers a fascinating insight into what their ancestors lives were like.

Tracing Your AncestorsTracing Your Ancestors



Finding what survives and where the Records are stored can be a nightmare.
Fortunately help is at hand in the form of three databases provided by The
National Archives. The National Register of Archives (www.nationalarchives.gov.
uk/nra) ...

Author: Simon Fowler

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781844686742

Category:

Page: 208

View: 947

This accessible, well-organized, easy-to-use beginners guide to the world of family history is essential reading for anyone who wants to find their way into this fascinating subject. In a series of short, practical chapters Simon Fowler takes readers through all the first steps that will reveal the lives of their ancestors and the world they lived in. He looks at every aspect of research, from finding family papers and interviewing relatives, through exploring websites, archives, newspapers and directories, to all the other sources that can throw a light into the past. In a clear, straightforward way he explains how vital records of births, marriages and deaths can be used as the starting point in a sequence of eye-opening family detective work. Simon Fowlers introduction, which is founded on a career of genealogical research and writing, is an indispensable basic book for anyone entering in the field.

Tracing Nonconformist AncestorsTracing Nonconformist Ancestors



Written by an expert geneaologist, this book guides beginners and experienced family historians alike through often complex historical records.

Author: Michael Gandy

Publisher: Public Record Office Publications

ISBN: 1903365066

Category:

Page: 64

View: 211

Written by an expert geneaologist, this book guides beginners and experienced family historians alike through often complex historical records.

Tracing Your Ancestors Through Death RecordsTracing Your Ancestors Through Death Records



Family Search Archives and Libraries Access to Archives (A2A) ARCHON (
Directory of Record Offices) British Library ... Ireland (GRONI) London
Metropolitan Archives (LMA) The National Archives (TNA) National Library of
Wales National ...

Author: Celia Heritage

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781783376469

Category:

Page: 192

View: 710

Of all family history sources, death records are probably the least used by researchers. They are, however, frequently the most revealing of records, giving a far greater insight into our ancestors' lives and personalities than those records created during their lifetime.Celia Heritage leads readers through the various types of death records, showing how they can be found, read and interpreted and how to glean as much information as possible from them. In many cases, they can be used as a starting point for developing your family history research into other equally rewarding areas.This highly readable handbook is packed with useful information and helpful research advice. In addition, a thought-provoking final chapter looks into the repercussions of death its effects on the surviving members of the family and the fact that a premature death could sometimes affect the family for generations to come.

Tracing Your Ancestors Through Letters and Personal WritingsTracing Your Ancestors Through Letters and Personal Writings



remain in hard copy in local archives (check at www.discovery. nationalarchives.
gov.uk for their exact location. Starting out with blank books (with no guidance
about how they were to be completed), some head teachers made entries in their
 ...

Author: Ruth Alexandra Symes

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473855434

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Page: 280

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Could your ancestors write their own names or did they mark official documents with a cross? Why did great-grandfather write so cryptically on a postcard home during the First World War? Why did great-grandmother copy all the letters she wrote into letter-books? How unusual was it that great-uncle sat down and wrote a poem, or a memoir? Researching Family History Through Ancestors' Personal Writings looks at the kinds of (mainly unpublished) writing that could turn up amongst family papers from the Victorian period onwards - a time during which writing became crucial for holding families together and managing their collective affairs. With industrialization, improved education, and far more geographical mobility, British people of all classes were writing for new purposes, with new implements, in new styles, using new modes of expression and new methods of communication (e.g. telegrams and postcards). Our ancestors had an itch for scribbling from the most basic marks (initials, signatures and graffiti on objects as varied as trees, rafters and window ledges), through more emotionally charged kinds of writing such as letters and diaries, to more creative works such as poetry and even fiction. This book shows family historians how to get the most out of documents written by their ancestors and, therefore, how better to understand the people behind the words.

Tracing Your Irish History on the InternetTracing Your Irish History on the Internet



But in this new book Chris Paton, the Northern-Irish-born author of the best-selling Tracing Your Family History on the Internet, shows that not only has a great deal of information survived, it is also increasingly being made available ...

Author: Chris Paton

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781783400706

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Page: 176

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Ireland has experienced considerably more tragedy when it comes to the preservation of resources for family historians than its close neighbor Britain. Many of the nations primary records were lost during the civil war in 1922 and through other equally tragic means. But in this new book Chris Paton, the Northern-Irish-born author of the best-selling Tracing Your Family History on the Internet, shows that not only has a great deal of information survived, it is also increasingly being made available online. Thanks to the pioneering efforts of the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, the National Archives of Ireland, organizations such as FindmyPast Ireland, Ancestry.co.uk and RootsIreland, and the massive volunteer genealogical community, more and more of Irelands historical resources are accessible from afar. As well as exploring the various categories of records that the family historian can turn to, Chris Paton illustrates their use with fascinating case studies. He fully explores the online records available from both the north and the south from the earliest times to the present day. Many overseas collections are also included, and he looks at social networking in an Irish context where many exciting projects are currently underway. His book is an essential introduction and source of reference for anyone who is keen to trace their Irish roots.

A Guide to Tracing Your Cork AncestorsA Guide to Tracing Your Cork Ancestors



The Genealogical Office is also worth knowing about, though most will find little
there to further their researches. The prospect of entering one of these buildings
for the first time can be intimidating. You walk into the National Archives, there is
 ...

Author: Tony McCarthy

Publisher: Flyleaf Press

ISBN: 0950846686

Category:

Page: 123

View: 148

"This book sets out the records available for Cork, where they can be accessed, and how they can be used to best effect in tracing Cork families."--Back cover.

Tracing Your East End AncestorsTracing Your East End Ancestors



Chapters include 1: Our ancestors in context: a summary history of Tower Hamlets; 2: Research; 3: The prime sources; 4: Other major sources; 5: Records of groups; 6: Occupational groups; 7: The Second World War; 8: The street/house they ...

Author: Jane Cox

Publisher: Pen & Sword

ISBN: 1848841604

Category:

Page: 254

View: 975

'East Enders are a very special breed and tracing your East End ancestry is going to be tremendous fun. Everyone has got some East End ancestors - and if they haven't they invent them, rollicking chaps, larky and resourceful, talking a funny language to keep "them" guessing, eating at eel and pie shops, shouting out their wares in clattering, colourful markets. Their wives and masters (" 'er in doors") are brazen lassies, smart as paint, tough as their men folk, presiding over an undoubted matriarchal society where Mum rules OK? The good tales are of bright little kids, unshod and street-wise, rising above their origins and making a mint. The bad ones are of indescribable horror - children dying in diseased heaps, infant sex for sale and gangs of armed bandits terrorising the neighbourhood.' As author Jane Cox writes in the preface, the East End of our great grandparents' days was another world, and her fascinating and accessible guide to East End ancestry will help you find out about it. She takes readers through the maze of courts and alleys that was the home of their ancestors, bringing to life that vibrant, polyglot society, and describing the many sources researchers can consult – archives, records, books, the internet – in order to discover the lives of individuals who lived in the area or passed through it.

Tracing Your Merchant Navy AncestorsTracing Your Merchant Navy Ancestors



Simon Wills concise and informative historical guide takes the reader and researcher through the fascinating story of Britains merchant service, and he shows you how to trace individual men and women and gain an insight into their lives.

Author: Simon Wills

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781783461608

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Page: 192

View: 581

What was a merchant seamans life like in the past, what experiences would he have had, what were the ships like that he sailed in, and what risks did he run? Was he shipwrecked, rewarded for bravery, or punished? And how can you find out about an ancestor who was a member of the long British maritime tradition? Simon Wills concise and informative historical guide takes the reader and researcher through the fascinating story of Britains merchant service, and he shows you how to trace individual men and women and gain an insight into their lives. In a series of short, information-packed chapters, he explains the expansion of Britains global maritime trade and the fleets of merchant ships that sustained it in peace and war. He describes the lives, duties and tribulations of the generations of crews who sailed in these ships, whether as ordinary seamen or as officers, stewards, engineers and a myriad of other roles. In addition, he identifies the websites you can explore, the archives, records and books you can read, and the places you can visit in order to gain an understanding of what your seagoing ancestor did and the world he knew. Simon Wills practical handbook will be essential reading and reference for anyone who is keen to discover for themselves the secrets of our maritime past and of the crewmembers and ships that were part of it.

Tracing Your Coalmining AncestorsTracing Your Coalmining Ancestors



An Inventory of the Scottish Coal Industry in the Nationalised Era (RCAHMS,
2006) National Archives of Scotland, Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors. The
Official Guide (Birlinn, 2011) * * * Coalmining in Central Scotland [Kingshill
colliery] (DVD: ...

Author: Brian Elliott

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473834651

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Page: 266

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In the 1920s there were over a million coalminers working in over 3000 collieries across Great Britain, and the industry was one of the most important and powerful in British history. It dominated the lives of generations of individuals, their families and communities, and its legacy is still with us today many of us have a coalmining ancestor. Yet family historians often have problems in researching their mining forebears. Locating the relevant records, finding the sites of the pits, and understanding the work involved and its historical background can be perplexing. That is why Brian Elliott's concise, authoritative and practical handbook will be so useful, for it guides researchers through these obstacles and opens up the broad range of sources they can go to in order to get a vivid insight into the lives and experiences of coalminers in the past. His overview of the coalmining history and the case studies and research tips he provides will make his book rewarding reading for anyone looking for a general introduction to this major aspect of Britain's industrial heritage. His directory of regional and national sources and his commentary on them will make this guide an essential tool for family historians searching for an ancestor who worked in coalmining underground, on the pit top or just lived in a mining community.As featured in Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine and the Barnsley Chronicle.

Tracing Your Ancestors Using the CensusTracing Your Ancestors Using the Census



The original records are held at The National Archives, ref. E 163/24/35, but the
names and ages of those surveyed have been published in K.J. Allison's 'An
Elizabethan Village Census', Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research 36 (
1963), ...

Author: Emma Jolly

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473829596

Category:

Page: 198

View: 256

The Pen & Sword guide to the census is detailed, accessible and authoritative, and it is one of the most comprehensive on the market. It has been written with the family historian in mind, and it is packed with advice on how to explore and get the most from the census records. As well as describing the modern censuses, it provides information on the less-known censuses dating from before 1841, and it covers the records of all the constituent parts of the British Isles. It is an essential introduction and tool for anyone who is researching the life and times of an ancestor. Emma Jolly describes how and why census records came to be created, then looks in detail at how to search the main censuses from 1841 to 1911. Each chapter covers the relevant historical context, compares online and other sources, identifies problems like lost or damaged records, and shows how the specific information in the census concerned can be interpreted effectively. While the censuses of England and Wales, Scotland, Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man are all examined, the main focus is on the English and Welsh census, with differences noted for other areas. An extensive appendix and bibliography, which, for ease of access, gathers together all the key resources in one place, is also provided.

Tracing Your Welsh AncestorsTracing Your Welsh Ancestors



?Beryl Evans's handbook will be a basic text for researchers of Welsh descent and for anyone who is keen to learn about Welsh history

Author: Beryl Evans

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781848843592

Category:

Page: 192

View: 110

Few previous publications have focused on Welsh family history, and none have provided a comprehensive guide to the genealogical information available and where to find it. That is why the publication of Beryl Evans's new Welsh family history handbook is such a significant event in the field. Her detailed, accessible, authoritative guide will be essential reading and reference for anyone who is eager to research ancestors from Wales. ?She describes the key archival sources and shows how the development of new technology, the internet in particular, has made them so much easier to explore. Drawing on her long experience of family history work, she gives clear practical advice on how to start a research project, and she sketches in the outlines of Welsh history, Welsh surnames and place-names and the Welsh language. ?But the main body of her book is devoted to identifying the variety of sources researchers can consult Ð the archive repositories, including The National Library of Wales, civil records of all kinds, the census, parish registers, wills, the records of churches, chapels, schools, businesses, tax offices and courts, and the wide range of printed records. ?Beryl Evans's handbook will be a basic text for researchers of Welsh descent and for anyone who is keen to learn about Welsh history