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  • Cornish Family Namesby Bob Richards

    The History Press 2009; US$ 22.96

    The definitive guide to the origins of surnames more...

  • Criminal Ancestorsby David Hawkings

    The History Press 2009; US$ 30.62

    This unique and richly illustrated book provides the essential research and reference tool which no genealogist, social historian, criminologist or the merely curious should be without. more...

  • Family History for Beginnersby Karen Foy

    The History Press 2011; US$ 22.96

    Where to start when you're not sure what to do and where to go when investigating family history. more...

  • Worcestershire Family History Guidebookby Vaness Morgan

    The History Press 2011; US$ 22.96

    First in a new series of county-specific guides to researching your ancestors and their lives more...

  • The Penguin Book Of Names For Australian Babiesby Penguin Adult Publishing

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 14.38

    What's in a name? Plenty! It is how we first describe ourselves to others, and can affect not only the way people relate to us but also our experience of life. So everyone wants to choose the perfect name for their child. With more than 15,000 entries, The Penguin Book of Names for Australian Babies is the definitive and most up-to-date guide for anyone... more...

  • Birth, Marriage and Death Recordsby David Annal; Audrey Collins

    Pen and Sword 2012; US$ 5.99

    Birth, marriage and death records are an essential resource for family historians, and this handbook is an authoritative introduction to them. It explains the original motives for registering these milestones in individual lives, describes how these record-keeping systems evolved, and shows how they can be explored and interpreted. Authors David Annal... more...

  • The Yorkshire Dalesby George Francklin Redmonds

    Wharncliffe 2011; US$ 1.99

    The landscape and people are the two most distinctive qualities of the Yorkshire Dales, and this book employs new sources and methods to help the reader see both in a different light. In earlier centuries, religious and social factors influenced the first names that were given to children. Distinctive surnames were inherited, and their expansion or... more...

  • Tracing Your Lancashire Ancestorsby Sue Wilkes

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 6.99

    If you want to find out about Lancashire‘s history, and particularly if you have family links to the area and your ancestors lived or worked in the county, then this is the ideal book for you. As well as helping you to trace when and where your ancestors were born, married and died, it gives you an insight into the world they knew and a chance... more...

  • The Sunlight On The Gardenby Elizabeth Speller

    Granta Publications 2012; US$ 10.65

    In 1880, Ada Curtis bore Gerald Howard the first of several illegitimate children. Ada was a housemaid, the daughter of a Lincolnshire butcher. Gerald was her employer and the son of a once-grand family now obsessed with its own threadbare nobility. They thereby sent their descendants tumbling chaotically into the twentieth century. More than a century... more...

  • The Scholar Gypsyby Anthony Sampson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 5.99

    As a child, Anthony Sampson was haunted by a family skeleton. He knew his grandfather John Sampson had been an authority on the gypsies. They had called him the Rai - the Master - and had flocked to his magnificent funeral on a Welsh mountain. But of his grandfather's private life he was told nothing, nor of the mysterious aunt who joined the family... more...