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  • Menin Gate Northby Paul Chapman

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 32.01

    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 Ancestors Through Letters and Personal Writingsby Ruth Alexandra Symes

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 13.31

    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...

  • Tracing Your Boer War Ancestorsby Jane Marchese Robinson

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 13.31

    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...

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

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 399.99

    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$ 6.22

    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...

  • Tracing Your British and Irish Ancestorsby Jonathan Scott

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 12.24

    Finding a way into the sources for British and Irish family history can be a daunting task if you live overseas and have little knowledge of the archives you can go to and the way in which they can be used. That is why this introductory book will be so valuable for anyone who is trying to trace their British and Irish ancestors and gain an understanding... more...

  • Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorialby Paul Chapman

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 30.00

    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 humanise Tyne Cot cemetery, 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, tragic... more...

  • Tracing Your Twentieth-Century Ancestorsby Karen Bali

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 13.31

    The recent past is so often neglected when people research their family history, yet it can be one of the most rewarding periods to explore, and so much fascinating evidence is available. The rush of events over the last century and the rapid changes that have taken place in every aspect of life have been dramatic, and the lives of family members... more...

  • Royal Bastardsby Sara McDougall

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 99.99

    The stigmatization as 'bastards' of children born outside of wedlock is commonly thought to have emerged early in Medieval European history, but Sara McDougall demonstrates that until well into the late twelfth century a child's prospects depended more upon the social status and lineage of both parents than of the legitimacy of their marriage. more...

  • The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogyby Blaine Bettinger

    F+W Media 2016; US$ 29.99

    Unlock the secrets in your DNA! Discover the answers to your family history mysteries using the most-cutting edge tool available. This plain-English guide is a one-stop resource for how to use DNA testing for genealogy. Inside, you'll find guidance on what DNA tests are available, plus the methodologies and pros and cons of the three major testing... more...