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  • Britain's Royal Familiesby Alison Weir

    Random House 2011; US$ 15.98

    'George III is alleged to have married secretly, on 17th April, 1759, a Quakeress called Hannah Lightfoot, daughter of a Wapping shoemaker, who is said to have borne him three children. Documents relating to the alleged marriage, bearing the Prince's signature, were impounded and examined in 1866 by the Attorney General. Learned opinion at the time... more...

  • Tracing Your Pauper Ancestorsby Robert Burlison

    Pen and Sword 2009; US$ 12.99

    Many family historians will come across direct links to ancestors who were affected by poverty. Yet despite the burgeoning interest in genealogy, the history of pauperism and of poor relief has rarely been written about, and no previous book has provided a guide to documents and records that family researchers can use to their trace their pauper ancestors.... more...

  • 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...

  • On Her Majesty's Serviceby Christopher McCreery

    Dundurn 2008; US$ 14.99

    On Her Majesty's Service examines the history and development of marks of honour from the Crown in detail and also provides complete lists of Canadian recipients and a section on heraldry. more...

  • The Jive Talkerby Samson Kambalu

    Random House 2008; US$ 27.18

    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$ 22.72

    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...

  • 2 Ennerdale Driveby Rosa Ainley

    John Hunt Publishing 2011; US$ 12.99

    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...

  • 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...