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- Hale & Iremonger 2011; US$ 17.99
Family history sleuthing is the biggest hobby worldwide. Amid a sea of genealogy books, Hazel Edwards has written a practical handbook on how to craft stories about our ancestors in an interesting way that other people will want to read. She addresses the vital issues of: injecting life into a name on a shipping list; presenting the familys murky... more...
- Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 14.99
Gill Blanchard's practical step-by-step guide to writing a family history is designed for anyone who wants to bring their ancestors' stories to life. She looks at ways of overcoming the particular problems family historians face when writing a family history -- how to deal with gaps in knowledge, how to describe generations of people who did... more...
- Wharncliffe 2011; US$ 1.99
The landscape and people are the two most distinctive qualities of the Yorkshire Dales, and this book employs new sources and methods to help the reader see both in a different light. In earlier centuries, religious and social factors influenced the first names that were given to children. Distinctive surnames were inherited, and their expansion or... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.95
The National Book Award-winning author of So Long, See You Tomorrow offers an astonishing evocation of a vanished world, as he retraces, branch by branch, the history of his family, taking readers into the lives of settlers, itinerant preachers, and small businessmen, examining the way they saw their world and how they imagined the world to come. ... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 21.86
<div>Much family history focuses on digging around archives and web searches. Here, Karen Foy shows that our attics and cupboards can often hide a treasure trove of personal documents and ephemera. Boxes full of photographs, hastily written notes, old tickets, postcards, ration books, a soldier's hat, a bundle of letters, perhaps a diary,... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2014; US$ 9.58
There is currently a huge resurgence of interest in genealogy and in searching out one's roots. People are keen to delve back to early civilisations from which family ancestors came, hence the fascination with all things Celtic. Drawn from legend, place names, mythology and history, Celtic names reflect the magic and charm of the isles they come from:... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 21.86
<div>Family history research has come a long way from the local record office - now twenty-first-century scientific and technological developments have changed the way we look into our family past, allowing us to delve further back. There are many tools which were not conceived with the genealogist in mind which are now increasingly eing... more...