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- Random House 2010; US$ 14.16
THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE 2010 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD 264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them bigger than a matchbox: Edmund de Waal was entranced when he first encountered the collection in his great uncle Iggie's Tokyo apartment. When he later inherited the 'netsuke', they unlocked a story far... more...
- SAGE Publications 1999; US$ 58.00
Specifically designed for those carrying out biographical, life history or family history research, this concise guide covers the methods and issues involved. The author demonstrates that biographical research is a distinctive way of conceptualizing social activity. more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2004; US$ 24.99
Anyone interested in discovering their family genealogy should carry a copy of this book everywhere. Written by internationally recognized expert, George G. Morgan, this book is an irreplaceable resource for beginner to expert knowledge gatherers. Not only does Morgan explain how to get the search started ? creating a family tree, locating and evaluating... more...
- 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...
- Random House 2008; US$ 24.05
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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 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...