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Elizabethofseasons

Elizabethofseasons Report 4 Mar 2018 19:55

Hello All

"THE FAMILY HISTORY WEB DIRECTORY"
By

Jonathan Scott

Published, 2015

This book contains up to date information on most of the reliable websites
for family and local history research.

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The contents include:


1. First Steps, including; GRO Indexes, Census, Parish Registers, etc


2. Digging Deeper, including; Burial Records, Probate and Wills, Crime and Punishment, Poor Law and Workhouses, Migration, Non-conformist Records, Photographs and Films, Sports and Pastimes, etc


3. Military Conflict, including, Army, Navy, Royal Air Force, Wars and War Graves, etc.


4. Occupations, including, Miners, Police, Railways, Agricultural Labourers, Teachers, Lawyers, East India Company, etc.


5. Miscellaneous, Resources by Region, House History, Medieval Ancestors, etc.

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Take gentle care
Best wishes
Elizabeth, EOS
xx

Elizabethofseasons

Elizabethofseasons Report 10 Sep 2018 20:58

Dear All

Hello

I have found these two books very useful:

If you are interested in putting your ancestors in the social context, this book is invaluable:

"TRACING YOUR ANCESTORS' LIVES"

- A GUIDE FOR FAMILY HISTORIANS

BY BARBARA J STARMANS

The contents include:

1. What is social History?

2. People, Family and Society

3. Domestic Affairs

4. Birth, Life and Death

5. Work, wages and Economy

6. Community, Religion and Government

This books goes beyond dates, names and places and helps to understand
the life of your ancestor.

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"TRACING YOUR ANCESTORS"

A GUIDE FOR FAMILY HISTORIANS

BY SMON FOWLER


This book is crammed with knowledge and tips about the census, details on BMD certificates, military, etc

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Hope this helps a bit.

Take gentle care
Best wishes
Elizabeth, EOS
xx