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  • Kings of Georgian Britainby Catherine Curzon

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 21.77

    For over a century of turmoil, upheaval and scandal, Great Britain was a Georgian land. From the day the German-speaking George I stepped off the boat from Hanover, to the night that George IV, bloated and diseased, breathed his last at Windsor, the four kings had presided over a changing nation. Kings Georgian Britain offers a fresh perspective... more...

  • Tracing Your Glasgow Ancestorsby Ian Maxwell

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 13.60

    Tracing Your Glasgow Ancestors is a volume in the series of city ancestral guides published by Pen & Sword for readers and researchers who want to find out about life in Glasgow in the past and to know where the key sources for its history can be found. In vivid detail it describes the rise of Glasgow through tobacco, shipping, manufacturing and trade... more...

  • Double Exposureby Brian Johnstone

    Saraband 2017; US$ 7.99

    A touching story of family secrets, long-lost relatives and childhood in the post-war years. Two revelations, each coming to light 20 years apart following the deaths of his father and mother, prompt Brian Johnstone to turn a poet?s eye on his 1950s childhood and explore his parents? lives before and during World War II. His double set of discoveries... more...

  • Unofficial Ancestry.com Workbookby Nancy Hendrickson

    F+W Media 2017; US$ 21.99

    Your Step-by-Step Guide to Ancestry.com! Ancestry.com keeps growing, but how can you find your ancestors on the huge and ever-changing site? In this workbook, an essential companion to the Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com , you'll learn how to use Ancestry.com to its full advantage with detailed guides to searching Ancestry.com's digitized records.... more...

  • Le sang des Lecaby Marc Archippe

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 10.99

    Cent ans d?une histoire familiale, traversant la guerre de 1870 et celle de 1914, jusqu?aux années cinquante. À la fin du 19ème siècle, un homme quitte Evisa et ses montagnes corses pour s?engager dans les armées du second empire. Cet homme simple, voire frustre et sans éducation, participera aux batailles de son temps et se mariera à Paris. De... more...

  • Menin Gate Northby Paul Chapman

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 32.70

    This is a comprehensive and highly emotive volume, borne of years of intensive research and many trips to the battlefields of the Great War. It seeks to humanize the Menin Gate Memorial (North), to offer the reader a chance to engage with the personal stories of the soldiers whose names have been chiseled there in stone. Poignant stories of camaraderie,... more...

  • Tracing Your Boer War Ancestorsby Jane Marchese Robinson

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 13.60

    The Boer War took place between 1899 and 1902, just 15 years before the start of the First World War. Some 180,00 Britons , mainly volunteers , traveled 6,000 miles to fight and die in boiling conditions on the veld and atop ?kopjes?. Of the over 20,000 who died more than half suffered enteric, an illness consequent on insanitary water.This book... more...

  • Tracing Your Ancestors Through Letters and Personal Writingsby Ruth Alexandra Symes

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 13.60

    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... more...

  • The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Irelandby Patrick Hanks; Richard Coates; Peter McClure

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 599.99

    This newly compiled and researched dictionary contains entries for more than 45,000 English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, Cornish, and immigrant surnames. The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland is the ultimate reference work on family names of the UK. more...

  • Tartans & Highland Dress (Collins Scottish Archive)by Collins

    HarperCollins Publishers 2016; US$ 6.30

    A small format gift book which is a reproduction of the popular Collins book ?Tartans & Highland Dress? published in 1961. This is a detailed guide to how to correctly wear the Scottish national dress along with profiles of the main tartans. more...