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The Wills of our Ancestors: A Guide for Family & Local Historians by Stuart A. Raymond

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The Wills of our Ancestors: A Guide for Family & Local Historians by Stuart A. Raymond
What are wills, and how can they be used for family and local history research? How can you interpret them and get as much insight from them as possible? They are key documents for exploring the lives of our ancestors, their circumstances, and the world they knew. This practical handbook is the essential guide to understanding them.

Wills expert Stuart Raymond traces the history and purpose of probate records and guides readers through the many pitfalls and possibilities these fascinating documents present. He describes the process of probate, gives a detailed account of the content of the various different types of record, and advises readers on how they can be used to throw light into the past. They offer factual evidence that no genealogist or local historian can afford to ignore.

In a series of concise, fact-filled chapters he explains how wills came into being, who made them and how they were made, how the probate system operates, how wills and inventories can be found, and how much can be learned from them. In addition to covering probate records in England and Wales, he includes the Channel Islands, Ireland, the Isle of Man and Scotland.

*Comprehensive, detailed introduction to wills and other probate records
*Explains how wills give an insight into the life and times of individuals in the past
*Describes how wills came to be written and how they can be interpreted
*Covers England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man
*Aimed at family and local historians

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Tracing Your Ancestors through Family Photographs by Jayne Shrimpton

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Tracing Your Ancestors through Family Photographs by Jayne Shrimpton
Written by one of Britain's leading photograph historians, this is a comprehensive guide to dating and interpreting family photographs, with over 150 previously unpublished images.

This complete guide to dating, analysing and understanding family photographs is essential reading and reference for anyone undertaking genealogical and local history research. Using over 150 old photographs as examples, she shows how such images can give a direct insight into the past and into the lives of the individuals who are portrayed in them.

Almost every family and local historian works with photographs, but often the fascinating historical and personal information that can be gained from them is not fully understood. They are one of the most vivid and memorable ways into the past. This concise but comprehensive guide describes the various types of photograph and explains how they can be dated. It analyses what the clothes and style of dress can tell us about the people in the photographs, their circumstances, and background.

Sections look at photographs of special occasions - baptisms, weddings, funerals - and at photographs taken in wartime, on holiday, and at work. There is advice on how to identify the individuals shown and how to find more family photographs through personal connections, archives and the Internet - and how to preserve them for future generations.

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Tracing Your Channel Islands Ancestors - A Guide for Family Historians by Marie-Louise Backhurst

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Tracing Your Channel Islands Ancestors - A Guide for Family Historians by Marie-Louise Backhurst
This book is an expert introduction for the family historian to the wealth of material available to researchers in libraries and archives in Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney and Sark. Full information is given on how to access the birth, marriage and death records which are only available in the islands and differ in format from those in England and Wales.

Marie-Louise Backhurst covers the census, church records, nonconformist registers, rating lists, newspapers, wills and laws of inheritance, official records, and the variety of other sources that can illuminate a past life and make family history research so rewarding. Migration has played a large part in the history of the islands and details of the records are fully explained.

This authoritative and easy-to-use guide to these collections, and the author's advice on how to use them and get the most out of them, will be invaluable to anyone who is trying to find out about the life and experience of an ancestor who lived in the Channels Islands or was connected with them.


*Accessible, informative, highly illustrated handbook for anyone researching their ancestry and the history of the Channel Islands
*Guide to civil, church and official records and registers and to all the other sources for research
*Detailed coverage of Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney and Sark
*Places the history of individuals into the context of the wider history of the Channel Islands
*Includes internet sources and a glossary of French terms

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Tracing Your Northern Irish Ancestors - A Guide for Family Historians (Second Edition) by Ian Maxwell

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Tracing Your Northern Irish Ancestors - A Guide for Family Historians (Second Edition) by Ian Maxwell
This fully revised and updated Second Edition is an expert introduction for the family historian to the wealth of material available to researchers in archives throughout Northern Ireland. Many records, like the early twentieth-century census returns and school registers, will be familiar to researchers, but others are often overlooked by all but the most experienced of genealogists.

An easy-to-use, informative guide to the comprehensive collections available at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland is a key feature of Ian Maxwell's handbook. He also takes the reader through the records held in many libraries, museums and heritage centres across the province and he provides detailed coverage of records that are available online.

Unlike the rest of the British Isles, which has very extensive civil and census records, Irish ancestral research is hampered by the destruction of many of the major collections. Yet Ian Maxwell shows how family historians can make good use of church records, school registers and land and valuation records to trace their roots to the beginning of the nineteenth century and beyond.


*Accessible, informative, highly illustrated handbook for anyone researching Northern Irish history and ancestry
*Detailed, authoritative exploration of the collections held at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
*Guide to other essential sources including church, land and valuation records and school registers
*Includes details of the latest online information, in particular the 1901 and 1911 censuses

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Tracing Your Police Ancestors - A Guide for Family Historians by Stephen Wade

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Tracing Your Police Ancestors - A Guide for Family Historians by Stephen Wade
This book will help you locate and research officers who served in any of the police forces of England and Wales from the creation of the Metropolitan Police by Sir Robert Peel in 1829. Assuming that the reader has no prior knowledge of how or where to look for such information, Stephen Wade explains and describes the various archives and records and provides a discussion of other sources. Case studies are used to show how an individual officer's career may be traced and understood from this research. He also explains the range of secondary sources open to the family or local historian, many of which offer a broader account of the social and cultural history of the British police forces.


*Comprehensive introduction to researching police history
*Shows how to trace the careers of individual officers within each regional force
*Insight into life in the police force since the time of the Peelers in 1829
*Explains how the Metropolitan Police and City of London Police function
*Describes how the various regional forces developed and recruited
*Information on the Archive sources and organisations

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Tracing Your Railway Ancestors - A Guide for Family Historians by Di Drummond

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Tracing Your Railway Ancestors - A Guide for Family Historians by Di Drummond
A sequence of fact-filled chapters gives an all round view of the development of the railways. The author covers the themes that family historians, local historians and railway enthusiasts will need to understand in order to pursue their research.

*Concise account of the history of Britain's railways
*Guide to railway archives, records and websites for the family historian
*Covers the railway companies, the nationalised railways and the railway unions
*Describes the working lives of railwaymen and women

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Tracing Your Rural Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians by Jonathan Brown

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Tracing Your Rural Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians by Jonathan Brown
Tracing Your Rural Ancestors is essential reading for anyone who is looking for an insight into the history of rural life, work and society.

Many family historians will come across direct links to ancestors who lived and worked in the countryside as farmers, labourers, landowners, village tradesmen and professionals – for most of us have rural ancestors. Yet despite the burgeoning interest in genealogy, these people have rarely been written about with the family historian in mind. No previous book has provided a guide to the documents and records, from medieval times to the twentieth century, that researchers can use to find out about their rural ancestors and the world in which they lived. That is why this accessible and informative introduction by rural historian Jonathan Brown is so important.

He describes the make-up of country and village society - the farmers, large and small, the farm-workers, the landowners and estate-owners, and the local business people, the tradesmen and merchants. At the same time he identifies and discusses the relevant national and local records, indicates where they can be found, and offers essential advice on how this information can be used to piece together the lives of distant and not so distant relatives.

*Identifies and assesses relevant national and local archives
*Guidance on how to use the many sources for genealogical research
*Insight into the lives of country people from landowners to migrant workers
*An essential handbook for anyone interested in the subject

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Tracing Your Trade & Craftsman Ancestors - A Guide for Family Historians by Adele Emm

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Tracing Your Trade & Craftsman Ancestors - A Guide for Family Historians by Adele Emm
Almost all of us have a tradesman or craftsman - a butcher, baker or candlestick maker - somewhere in our ancestry, and Adele Emm's handbook is the perfect guide to finding out about them - about their lives, their work and the world they lived in. She introduces the many trades and crafts, looks at their practices and long traditions, and identifies and explains the many sources you can go to in order to discover more about them and their families.

Chapters cover the guilds, the merchants, shopkeepers, builders, smiths and metalworkers, cordwainers and shoemakers, tailors and dressmakers, coopers, wheelwrights and carriage-makers, and a long list of other trades and crafts. The training and apprenticeships of individuals who worked in these trades and crafts are described, as are their skills and working conditions and the genealogical resources that preserve their history and give an insight into their lives. A chapter covers the general sources that researchers can turn to - the National Archives, the census, newspapers, wills, and websites - and gives advice on how to use them.

Adele Emm's introduction will be fascinating reading for anyone who is researching the social or family history of trades and crafts.


*Accessible introduction for the family historian to the history of trades and crafts
*Describes the skills and working condition of tradesmen and craftsmen over the centuries
*Identifies the books, archives, museums, websites and other records that researchers can use
*Insight into the lives of ancestors who worked in a trade or practised a craft

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TreeView Premium Edition + Free Find Your Ancestors Book & Online Magazine worth over £30

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Whether you’re an experienced family historian or just starting out, you’ll find TreeView easy to use and an essential tool in your research. Record your family’s history and view details of your ancestors in a number of different and attractive ways. Create beautiful charts and detailed reports to present your family tree.


Powerful Features
*Easily add details of your ancestors by attaching facts, notes, images, addresses, sources and citations.
*Navigate your family tree in a variety of different ways including pedigree, descendants and full tree views.
*View your entire tree on screen, or zoom in on a single ancestor.
*Quickly discover how different people in your family tree are related using the relationship calculator.
*Identify anomalies in your data with the built in problem finder.
*Instantly map out a person’s life events at the click of a button.

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TreeView Premium Edition + Free Find Your Ancestors Book & Online Magazine worth over £30

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Whether you’re an experienced family historian or just starting out, you’ll find TreeView easy to use and an essential tool in your research. Record your family’s history and view details of your ancestors in a number of different and attractive ways. Create beautiful charts and detailed reports to present your family tree.


Powerful Features
*Easily add details of your ancestors by attaching facts, notes, images, addresses, sources and citations.
*Navigate your family tree in a variety of different ways including pedigree, descendants and full tree views.
*View your entire tree on screen, or zoom in on a single ancestor.
*Quickly discover how different people in your family tree are related using the relationship calculator.
*Identify anomalies in your data with the built in problem finder.
*Instantly map out a person’s life events at the click of a button.

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