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Genealogy

  • Tracing Your Glasgow Ancestorsby Ian Maxwell

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 13.60

    Tracing Your Glasgow Ancestors is a volume in the series of city ancestral guides published by Pen & Sword for readers and researchers who want to find out about life in Glasgow in the past and to know where the key sources for its history can be found. In vivid detail it describes the rise of Glasgow through tobacco, shipping, manufacturing and trade... more...

  • Unofficial Ancestry.com Workbookby Nancy Hendrickson

    F+W Media 2017; US$ 21.99

    Your Step-by-Step Guide to Ancestry.com! Ancestry.com keeps growing, but how can you find your ancestors on the huge and ever-changing site? In this workbook, an essential companion to the Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com , you'll learn how to use Ancestry.com to its full advantage with detailed guides to searching Ancestry.com's digitized records.... more...

  • Le sang des Lecaby Marc Archippe

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 10.99

    Cent ans d?une histoire familiale, traversant la guerre de 1870 et celle de 1914, jusqu?aux années cinquante. À la fin du 19ème siècle, un homme quitte Evisa et ses montagnes corses pour s?engager dans les armées du second empire. Cet homme simple, voire frustre et sans éducation, participera aux batailles de son temps et se mariera à Paris. De... more...

  • Women's Names in Old Englishby Elisabeth Okasha

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This monograph provides an in-depth study into the issue of vernacular names in Old English documents. Specifically, it challenges the generally accepted notion that the sex of an individual is definitively indicated by the grammatical gender of their name. In the case of di-thematic names, the grammatical gender in question is that of the second element... more...

  • Tracing Your Boer War Ancestorsby Jane Marchese Robinson

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 13.60

    The Boer War took place between 1899 and 1902, just 15 years before the start of the First World War. Some 180,00 Britons , mainly volunteers , traveled 6,000 miles to fight and die in boiling conditions on the veld and atop ?kopjes?. Of the over 20,000 who died more than half suffered enteric, an illness consequent on insanitary water.This book... more...

  • Tracing Your Ancestors Through Letters and Personal Writingsby Ruth Alexandra Symes

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 13.60

    Could your ancestors write their own names or did they mark official documents with a cross? Why did great-grandfather write so cryptically on a postcard home during the First World War? Why did great-grandmother copy all the letters she wrote into letter-books? How unusual was it that great-uncle sat down and wrote a poem, or a memoir?Researching... more...

  • The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Irelandby Patrick Hanks; Richard Coates; Peter McClure

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 599.99

    This newly compiled and researched dictionary contains entries for more than 45,000 English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, Cornish, and immigrant surnames. The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland is the ultimate reference work on family names of the UK. more...

  • Mad Toffs - The British Upper Classes at Their Best and Worstby Patrick Scrivenor

    John Blake Publishing 2016; US$ 7.99

    ?This book is a record of the British upper classes ? and a few others ? at their best (sometimes their worst), displaying a sort of unhinged blitheness of manner that leads them to say and do strangely unexpected things. It is a quality of innocent insolence, or maybe guileless arrogance, which belongs only to the very rich, the very privileged and... more...

  • Tracing Your British and Irish Ancestorsby Jonathan Scott

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 12.51

    Finding a way into the sources for British and Irish family history can be a daunting task if you live overseas and have little knowledge of the archives you can go to and the way in which they can be used. That is why this introductory book will be so valuable for anyone who is trying to trace their British and Irish ancestors and gain an understanding... more...

  • Tracing Your Twentieth-Century Ancestorsby Karen Bali

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 13.60

    The recent past is so often neglected when people research their family history, yet it can be one of the most rewarding periods to explore, and so much fascinating evidence is available. The rush of events over the last century and the rapid changes that have taken place in every aspect of life have been dramatic, and the lives of family members... more...