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Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 9 Jul 2009 12:57



Heather Report 28 Oct 2007 23:51

Oh another tip - abebooks - google for them. If you enter a key word there it brings up books for areas or subjects - second hand ones. I got one recently on 300 years of the Thames, Hays Wharf. Brilliant book, about 60 years old, got it for a fiver plus postage. Smashing stuff in there, very useful indeed.


Heather Report 28 Oct 2007 23:47

I found one book on google books with literally pages of M.I.s for Bermondsey in the 18th century. Also a record of the death of one of my line on a ship returning from India in the 18th century - we had believed hed died at sea but not found confirmation before.


Redharissa Report 28 Oct 2007 21:26

"The Family and Local History Handbook" is very useful. The current issue is number 10, with number 11 being due out some time in 2008.

These handbooks are amply illustrated and contain a wide range of specialist articles plus addresses for records offices, etc.

I have a couple of the earlier volumes too and find that some of the articles are more relevent to my research now than when I bought the book.

Definitely a worthy addition to any genealogist's bookshelf!

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 28 Oct 2007 19:58

By Eve McLaughlin

First steps in family history

The poor are always with us The Victorian poor and after

Annals of the poor

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 28 Oct 2007 09:15

Thank you, Heather, that's a really good tip.

I agree, to a certain extent, about electronic technology. However, computers can break down, whereas my books stay on my bookshelf and are brilliant as reference books.

Please add any more that you find useful. I shall add some more another time that I have on my bookshelves.


Madmeg Report 28 Oct 2007 01:48

The problem with books is that they are out of date so quickly, with technology taking over from paper records.



Kenneth Report 27 Oct 2007 23:45

I followed up on Heather's original message re: 'search books'... pretty good too; have a peep!


Heather Report 27 Oct 2007 22:35

I left a note on here recently - to look at extracts of unusual, rare books - check out google books search. Go to google page, click on more and then click on search books. Use key words to search.

was plain ann now annielaurie

was plain ann now annielaurie Report 27 Oct 2007 22:27

The very best book on this subject - covers almost everything, is Ancestral Trails, by Herber.

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 27 Oct 2007 22:17

Beginning Your Family History
by George Pelling


The Family Tree Detective - Tracing your ancestors in England and Wales
by Colin D. Rogers

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 27 Oct 2007 22:17

to borrow from the library or buy to keep for reference
There was, I thought, a thread about books, but I cannot find it.