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Welcome to our 0n-line Book Store, produced in conjunction with Amazon. We have provided a brief collection of books which may help you start, or further your investigations into your familys history. Click on the book title to learn more.

 

Dorset Families

Rodney Legg

Rodney Legg cleverly and entertainingly tells the stories of over 30 Dorset families through the histories of their seats, often illustrated from their own art collections with glimpses of superb architecture to match. A suprising number of homes and families have been together for centuries. This is the ultimate living history of names that have become synonymous with the landscape.


Dorset Genealogical Bibliography

Stuart Raymond.


Family History Starter Pack

Public Record Office.

This starter pack is designed for those who are just beginning to trace their ancestors. The pack contains 22 different forms that cover the common sources of information for family historians and a booklet with a 48-page introduction giving basic tips on family history research. The forms include GRO Birth Certificates, the 1841 Census, Parish Baptism Registers, and World War I campaign medals. The expert introduction and tipsheet should help beginners to start their research and use the sheets.

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The Family and Local History Handbook (Geneological Services Directory) The Family & Local History Handbook

Robert Blatchford.

Paperback 448 pages (February 28, 2003)

 

 


Getting Started in Family History

Getting Started in Family History
Public Record Office.

This is one volume in a series showing readers how to get started on family tree research. The series accompanies "Blood Ties", the BBC TV series on family history and each book covers the most common records available to researchers.

 

 


Ancestral Trails

Ancestral Trails

Mark D. Herber & John Titford

Researchers in family history are guided through British archives with a view of the records and published sources avilable. Each type of record, from personal recollections, photographs and other memorabilia to civil, legal and religious records, newspapers and directories, is analyzed, and the researcher is guided to the many detailed finding aids or indexes. The early chapters help the beginner take the first steps in obtaining information from living relatives, drawing family trees and starting research in the records of births, marriages and deaths, or in census records. For more experienced researchers, it offers information on records that are harder to find or use. Research in the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands is also covered, as are developments in information technology, applications on CD and through the Internet, and a reading list is included.

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The Family Tree Detective

The Family Tree Detective

Colin D. Rogers

A practical guide for the amateur genealogist, which has been revised and updated for this edition. New material to this volume includes a section on medieval genealogy, targeting family historians who have reached back as far as the 16th century and wish to go back further. Heraldry is introduced and there is detail on the genealogical content of military records and the records of Poor Law Unions and their workhouses. Details are also included of changes to the location and cost of civil registration sources.
"As a newcomer to family research I have found this book invaluable. It describes in detail the different ways of locating birth, marriage and death records before and after the introduction of civil registration in 1837. It contains very useful information about social trends and gives examples. This book is well written and very easy to read".


The Oxford Guide to Family History

The Oxford Guide to Family History

David Hey

Leading family historian David Hey offers practical guidance on how to trace family origins on the basics of research -- how to get started, where to find records, and how to decipher early styles of handwriting. He also uses social history to suggest where to begin this search: such as in the networks of kinship and inheritance, and the stability or mobility of certain families. Containing more than a hundred black and white illustrations showing family groups, houses, monuments, archive records, and family trees, this book is essential reading for those interested in tracing their lineage. 'remarkable value for its combination of social history, gracefully told, and lucid instruction' Antonia Fraser 'marvellous book' Daily Mail 'a thoughtful and thought-provoking book, finely researched and well written.' Family Tree Magazine 'This book is an invaluable how-to-do-it guide'.


The Genealogist's Internet
The Genealogists Internet

Peter Christian

A comprehensive introduction and guide to researching British family history on the Internet. The book starts by explaining how the Internet works for the beginner. It continues by detailing the major sources of primary data available to family historians on-line and highlights the most helpful directories and gateways. Use it to contact others with the same surname or to access the numerous forums, discussion groups, mailing lists and newsgroups focusing on genealogy. The book also explains how to publish your own family tree on the Internet. "The Genealogist's Internet" contains the names and addresses of all the relevant websites needed for research and is accompanied by its own website with updates on all the information contained in the book.
"It's hard to imagine a more compendious or useful book for the intelligent beginner or the established Family Historian with ambitions to extend his or her knowledge through the enormous (but potentially bewildering) resources of the web"
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