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  • Writing a Non-boring Family Historyby Ross Fitzgerald

    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 family’s murky... more...

  • Writing your Family Historyby Gill Blanchard

    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...

  • The Yorkshire Dalesby George Francklin Redmonds

    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...

  • Ancestorsby William Maxwell

    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...

  • Ancestors in the Atticby Karen Foy

    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...

  • The Celtic Baby Names Bookby Ebury Publishing

    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...

  • Christian Names in Local and Family Historyby George Redmonds

    Dundurn 2004; US$ 29.99

    This groundbreaking work challenges assumptions on the frequency of first names and shows that they can be significant in tracing genealogies or studying communities. more...

  • Collins Tracing Your Family Historyby Anthony Adolph

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 28.63

    The new, fully-updated edition of Collins Tracing Your Family History is the definitive handbook for anyone interested in tracing their family?s past. more...

  • Collins Tracing Your Scottish Family Historyby Anthony Adolph

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; US$ 25.75

    The authoritative and comprehensive guide to tracing your Scottish ancestry more...

  • DNA and Social Networkingby Debbie Kennett; Chris Pomery

    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...