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Genealogy

  • Tracing Your Ancestors in County Recordsby Stuart A Raymond

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 13.93

    For over 500 years, between the fourteenth and nineteenth centuries, the Justices of the Peace were the embodiment of government for most of our ancestors. The records they and other county officials kept are invaluable sources for local and family historians, and Stuart Raymond's handbook is the first in-depth guide to them. He shows how and why... more...

  • King Arthurby Chris Barber

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 20.97

    This book is the culmination of over thirty years of work and research by the author, who is a King Arthur specialist and bestseller. The book brings new information to light by examining through a jigsaw of connections throughout Dark Age Britain, especially Wales and Cornwall, as King Arthur is revealed to have been a hereditary King of the ancient... more...

  • Ancestor's Footsteps: The Somme 1916by Andrew Rawson

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 13.77

    This book answers one of biggest unanswered questions asked by visitors to the Somme; where did my ancestor fight? The combination of First World War battle accounts and annotated trench maps throughout this book, explains exactly what happened and where, and indexed orders of battle give the reader a quick reference to locate individual units. But... more...

  • Mapping the Pastby Charles Drazin

    Random House 2016; US$ 28.19

    ?Patsy, what are you going to be when you grow up? Well?? 'A Royal Engineer, Daddy. A Royal Engineer!? Charles Drazin knew little about his mother's father ? only that he had been a military surveyor who mapped great swathes of the British Empire. But when his mother was told that she was dying, it prompted recollections of her early life that... more...

  • Henry VII's New Men and the Making of Tudor Englandby Steven Gunn

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 99.99 US$ 85.99

    Reconstructs the lives of Henry VII's new men - low-born ministers with legal, financial, political, and military skills who enforced the king's will as he sought to strengthen government after the Wars of the Roses, examining how they exercised power, gained wealth, and spent it to sustain their new-found status. more...

  • Tracing Your Kent Ancestorsby David Wright

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 14.97

    Genealogically and historically, Kent is an important maritime county which has played a prime defensive role in English history. It is large and diverse and replete with great houses, castles and other family homes, many with their own archives. It is also a fascinating area of research for family and local historians, and David Wright’s handbook... more...

  • Unearthing Family Tree Mysteriesby Ruth A Symes

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 14.97

    The intriguing characters in these real family history mysteries include an agricultural labourer who left secrets behind in Somerset when he migrated to Manchester, a working-class woman who bafflingly lost ten of her fourteen children in infancy, a miner who purportedly went to ‘live with the Red Indians’ and a merchant prince of the... more...

  • Dadlandby Keggie Carew

    Random House 2016; US$ 23.96

    Keggie Carew grew up in the gravitational field of an unorthodox father who lived on his wits and dazzling charm. As his memory begins to fail, she embarks on a quest to unravel his story, and soon finds herself in a far more consuming place than she had bargained for. Tom Carew was a maverick, a left-handed stutterer, a law unto himself. As a member... more...

  • Organize Your Genealogyby Drew Smith

    F+W Media 2016; US$ 25.99 US$ 21.31

    Get Your Research in Order! Stop struggling to manage all your genealogy facts, files, and data--make a plan of attack to maximize your progress. Organize Your Genealogy will show you how to use tried-and-true methods and the latest tech tools and genealogy software to organize your research plan, workspace, and family-history finds. In this... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Names and Namingby Carole Hough

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 154.99 US$ 133.29

    This handbook offers an up-to-date account of the state of the art in different areas of onomastics, in a format that is both useful for specialists and accessible to the general reader. International experts examine name theory, place and personal names, names in literature, socio-onomastics, names and other disciplines, and other types of names. more...