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  • Family History Record Bookby James B. Bell

    University of Minnesota Press 1980; US$ 67.50

    The Family History Record Book was first published in 1980. The Family History Record Book is designed to provide tools for research into your family's history. Following the principles outlined in Searching for Your Ancestors, James B. Bell, a historian and lecturer, has collected charts and forms that will help organize your information. He provides... more...

  • The Jive Talkerby Samson Kambalu

    Random House 2008; US$ 23.60

    Samson Kambalu's father wore three-piece, London-made suits from the Sixties. He'd planned to be a doctor but settled for hospital administration and a peripatetic lifestyle with his ever expanding family in tow. He is 'the Jive Talker' of this extraordinary memoir - a man of thwarted ambition, boundless optimism and manic philosophising, he died... more...

  • Above the Starry Frameby Helen Townsend

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2007; US$ 25.45

    Helen Townsend is a well-known writer of quality commercial fiction, including Love Tangle , Turning Point and Curably Romantic , as well as the bestselling non-fiction title, Baby Boomers' Childhood Book . In Above the Starry Frame , she explores her heritage. more...

  • Women's Names in Old Englishby Elisabeth Okasha

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 124.95

    This book provides an in-depth study into the issue of vernacular names in Old English documents. Specifically it challenges the generally accepted notion that the sex of an individual is definitively indicated by the grammatical gender of their name. While modern scholars have generally felt no difficulty is distinguishing male from female names,... more...

  • 2 Ennerdale Driveby Rosa Ainley

    John Hunt Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99

    2 Ennerdale Drive is a memoir of a house and the family that lived there; a work of text and image encompassing architecture, social and personal history, town planning, photography and representation, carving a space within and between new forms of memoir, cultural studies and creative non-fiction. more...

  • Surnames, DNA, and Family Historyby George Redmonds; Turi King; David Hey

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 34.99

    This book combines linguistic and historical approaches with the latest techniques of DNA analysis and show the insights these offer for every kind of genealogical research. It focuses on British names, tracing their origins to different parts of the British Isles and Europe and revealing how names often remain concentrated in the districts where they... more...

  • Very British Family, Aby Laura Trevelyan

    I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 19.00

    It is a rule that no Trevelyan ever sucks up either to the press, or the chiefs, or the ?right people?. The world has given us money enough to enable us to do what we think is right. We thank it for that and ask no more of it, but to be allowed to serve it? G.M. Trevelyan The Trevelyans are unique in British social and political history: a family... more...

  • The Irish Roots Guideby Tony McCarthy

    The Lilliput Press 1991; US$ 8.74

    Tony McCarthy's book gives invaluable advice for anyone setting out on the elusive trail of their ancestors.' - Sunday Press Irish genealogy now attracts unprecedented interest both at home and abroad. Many who try to trace their roots, however, are disappointed. This practical, fact-filled book can turn failure into success. The Irish Roots Guide... more...

  • Champagne and Shamblesby Catherine Beale

    The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94

    Intended for those who have visited country houses in Britain and wondered why they ceased to be homes, this title uses the real-life period drama of Johnny Arkwright (1833-1905) to illustrate how landowners saw their world disintegrate and disappear. It rescues our national treasures from nostalgia and repopulates them with real people. more...

  • It Runs in the Familyby Ruth A Symes

    The History Press 2013; US$ 21.86

    Why didn't my ancestors smile for the camera? Why did great-grandfather wear a beard whilst his sons were clean-shaven? Should great-grandma really have married her cousin? Was great-aunt unusual to have several children in her 40s? Drawing on evidence from social history, women's history, and the histories of photography and fashion, to name but... more...