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Genealogy

  • Women's Names in Old Englishby Elisabeth Okasha

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This monograph 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. In the case of di-thematic names, the grammatical gender in question is that of the second element... more...

  • Menin Gate Northby Paul Chapman

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 32.00

    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 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...

  • 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...

  • Mad Toffs - The British Upper Classes at Their Best and Worstby Patrick Scrivenor

    John Blake Publishing 2016; US$ 7.99

    ?This book is a record of the British upper classes ? and a few others ? at their best (sometimes their worst), displaying a sort of unhinged blitheness of manner that leads them to say and do strangely unexpected things. It is a quality of innocent insolence, or maybe guileless arrogance, which belongs only to the very rich, the very privileged and... more...

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

    HarperCollins Publishers 2016; US$ 6.38

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Britain's Royal Heritageby Marc Alexander

    The History Press 2016; US$ 11.99

    This book is more than a biography of kings and queens; it is an encyclopaedic work on every aspect of monarchy in Britain from semi-legendary times to the present day. Arranged in an A-Z format, it includes mini biographies on each of the forty-two kings and queens who have ruled since the Norman Conquest, details of the royal lines in Scotland before... 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...

  • The Washingtons. Volume 9by Justin Glenn

    Savas Publishing 2016; US$ 22.18

    This ground-breaking series is a comprehensive history that traces the ?Presidential line? of the Washingtons. Volume one begins with the immigrant John Washington who settled in Westmoreland Co., Va., in 1657, married Anne Pope, and was the great-grandfather of President George Washington. It continues the record of their descendants for a total of... more...