The reader is introduced to the basic foundations of English records and is carefully walked through what the records can provide, how to use them, and very importantly where to find them.
This guide describes the many books, reference works, published sources, and aids that deal with specific aspects of research into British genealogy.
Based on exciting new research involving the largest sampling of DNA ever made in Britain, Alistair Moffat, author of the bestselling The Scots: A Genetic Journey, shows how all of us who live on these islands are immigrants. The last ice age erased any trace of more ancient inhabitants, and the ancestors of everyone who now lives in Britain came here after the glaciers retreated and the land greened once more. In an epic narrative, sometimes moving, sometimes astonishing, always revealing, Moffat writes an entirely new history of Britain. Instead of the usual parade of the usual suspects &; kings, queens, saints, warriors and the notorious &; this is a people&;s history, a narrative made from stories only DNA can tell which offers insights into who we are and where we come from. Originally published in hardback as The British: A Genetic Journey.
Everyone has a mother and a line of female ancestors and often their paths through life are hard to trace. That is why this detailed, accessible handbook is of such value, for it explores the lives of female ancestors from the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815 to the beginning of the First World War.In 1815 a woman was the chattel of her husband; by 1914, when the menfolk were embarking on one of the most disastrous wars ever known, the women at home were taking on jobs and responsibilities never before imagined. Adèle Emm’s work is the ideal introduction to the role of women during this period of dramatic social change.Chapters cover the quintessential experiences of birth, marriage and death, a woman’s working and daily life both middle and working class, through to crime and punishment, the acquisition of an education and the fight for equality. Each chapter gives advice on where further resources, archives, wills, newspapers and websites can be found, with plentiful common sense advice on how to use them.
More than 63 million Americans claim Irish or British ancestry. And many of those millions are searching for their ancestral roots. Most won’t be able to trace back many generations before they have to “leap across the pond” in search of their ancestors, and Volume V in Quillen’s Essentials of Genealogy helps budding genealogists do just that. Topics addressed in the book include: · Where to find Irish and British records · How to access these records · How to use the Internet to help you in your search · Necessary preparations for a trip abroad to do research in these countries · Pitfalls and issues in obtaining such records · Research tips specifically geared for England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales
Your English Ancestry: A Guide for North Americans was the first book to provide a logical research routine for family historians based in North America. Since the first edition of Your English Ancestry was published in 1993, genealogy has become even more popular, the Internet has become an important tool for many researchers, and there have been significant changes in local government and in the storage of major records in England.
These changes are reflected in this new edition of Your English Ancestry. It contains additional detail on many records, a new chapter introducing early English research (before 1730), and a greatly expanded bibliography.
For every type of record -- civil registration, census, church records, probate, occupation, and local administration -- there are clear explanations of availability and access. Each chapter concludes with a step-by-step summary.