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- Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 14.38
What's in a name? Plenty! It is how we first describe ourselves to others, and can affect not only the way people relate to us but also our experience of life. So everyone wants to choose the perfect name for their child. With more than 15,000 entries, The Penguin Book of Names for Australian Babies is the definitive and most up-to-date guide for anyone... more...
- Ulster Historical Foundation 2005; US$ 13.99
One of the greatest frustrations for generations of genealogical researchers has been that reliable guidance on sources for perhaps the most critical period in the establishment of their family?s links with Ulster, the period up to 1800, has proved to be so elusive. Not any more. This book can claim to be the first comprehensive guide for family historians... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 5.99
As a child, Anthony Sampson was haunted by a family skeleton. He knew his grandfather John Sampson had been an authority on the gypsies. They had called him the Rai - the Master - and had flocked to his magnificent funeral on a Welsh mountain. But of his grandfather's private life he was told nothing, nor of the mysterious aunt who joined the family... more...
- Old Street Publishing 2015; US$ 7.28
Throughout his childhood and youth David Reynolds kept an eye on the past, entranced by family stories from Victorian London – the music halls, the romances, the strange disappearance of his grandfather – even as he himself came of age in the vibrant 1960s. In Swan River he describes both worlds with great vitality and sympathy, and shows how a child's... more...
- Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 15.99
Every family historian has child ancestors, and childhood experiences and records are an essential aspect of research into a past life. That is why Sue Wilkes's detailed and accessible handbook is such a useful guide for anyone who is trying to find out about the early years of their forbears. In Tracing Your Ancestors' Childhood she explores... more...
- Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 12.99
Parish records are essential sources for family and local historians, and Stuart Raymond's handbook is an invaluable guide to them. He explores and explains the fascinating and varied historical and personal information they contain. His is the first thoroughgoing survey of these resources to be published for over three decades. In... more...
- Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 10.25
Jayne Shrimpton's complete guide to dating, analysing and understanding family photographs is essential reading and reference for anyone undertaking genealogical and local history research. Using over 150 old photographs as examples, she shows how such images can give a direct insight into the past and into the lives of the individuals who are... more...
- Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 13.99
The Pen & Sword guide to the census is detailed, accessible and authoritative, and it is one of the most comprehensive on the market. It has been written with the family historian in mind, and it is packed with advice on how to explore and get the most from the census records. As well as describing the modern censuses, it provides information on the... more...
- Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 6.99
Do you believe you are descended from the aristocracy, or even from royalty? Or do you have a line of descent from a blue-blooded family, but want to know more? How far back do noble and royal lines go? How do coats of arms work, and how can heraldic records tell you more? How can genetics help you find your aristocratic origins?In Tracing Your Aristocratic... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 19.99
This book is ideal for anyone who reaserching their Caribbean family history The National Archives and beyond. The National Archives holds records for many people who lived in British West Indian colonies such as emigrants, plantation owners, slaves, soldiers, sailors and transported criminals. The Archives also hold the colonial office records for... more...