Now into its 13th edition, the "The Family and Local History Handbook" have proven itself to be such a valuable reference book for anyone who is researching their UK roots.
With an extensive list of new, original and unpublished articles includes (see below for the complete list), it covers everything from beginning your family history to areas of specific research, as well as advice on using the internet, digital technology and military sources.
Described as 'the ultimate genealogy book', the Handbook is the leading and essential reference for everyone undertaking UK research and falls into the 'must have' category. How could anyone researching in England, Wales, Scotland or Ireland be without this useful guide?
The Digital Genealogy section, the Military History section together with the comprehensive listings of over 5000 useful addresses makes the Handbook the essential reference book for anyone undertaking family history research.
- In the beginning ... A Beginner’s Guide to Family History
- Postcards: Windows on History
- Who’s the Daddy? Finding the father of an illegitimate child
- The Odd Family
- Dating Family Photographs
- To Stand Where They Stood
- Did Your Ancestor Work on The Railway?
- Anchoring Your Ancestors
- The National Waterways Museum
- Henry Jenkins – That Surprising and Wonderful Man
- Masonic Ancestors in England and Wales?
- The Jews’ Free School
- The Day the Magistrates Paid Up
- Quarter Sessions - What They Could Do For You
- How We Shopped, How We Worked:
- A Police Murder In Hertfordshire
- South African Research – Frequently Asked Questions
- European Immigration Index & Registers in Natal, South Africa
- Philip’s Fall from Grace
- Georgian Blacksmiths
- The Parish Vestry
- We’ll All End Up In The Workhouse!
- Caribbean Family History Research
- The Wages of Sin
- Was Your Ancestor an Apprentice?
- Using The National Archives
- Getting Better All the Time
- Was My Ancestor a Wife Murderer, Arsonist or Just Unlucky?
- A Helping Hand: Charities
- Where There’s a Will – There’s an Argument
- The Pentrich Uprising
- Getting to Know the Constables
- Wipe the Slate Clean
- Willie’s candles did not drip! or when snuffing ruled!
- The Great Plague of London
- The Great Fire of London
- The 1918 Flu Pandemic
- Wash Away the Blues
- The Life and Adventures of William Pilbeam
- The Wreck of the Royal Charter
- Definitely not a Gentleman
- General Register Office - Certificate Services
- General Register Office – Adoptions
- Researching Family History in a Social Context
- The Roots of Spinal Tap
- Hull, Hell and Halifax
- From Milling to Movie Making
- Chancel Repair Liability - A Contemporary Problem
- The History of Portrait Miniatures
- Adultery, Murder and Petty Treason
- Anglian Curiosities
- My Old Rat and Mouse in the Smoke
- Bridport Daggers and The Devil’s Arse!
- On The Right Track
- Lunatic Asylums and Mental Hospitals
- Sir George Cayley: The Father of Flight
- Victorian Trade Cards
- The Police
- What The Dickens!
- Monarchs and Muscle|
- Sources for Welsh Family History
- Probate Records at The National Library of Wales
- Genes, Dixons and Edinburgh
- Scottish Land and Property Records
- General Register Office for Scotland
- The Irish Family History Foundation
- Presbyterians in Ireland
- Irish Marriage and Death Certificates
- The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
- My Ancestor Was On The Census - Well They Should Have Been!
- It’s Good to Talk
- Social Networking and Genealogy
- Chelsea Pensioners British Army Service Records
- Measuring Worth
- Census Returns
- Remembering the Fallen
- Bletchley Park – Britain’s Best Kept Secret
- Four Bombs in Two Minutes: One Enemy Air Attack during the Blitz 1940
- RAF Museum
- In Which Regiment Did Your Ancestor Serve?
- ‘Wee Are Not Greedy Of Jurisdiccon In Matters Of Blood’
- The Story of a Badge
- Of Sea Service, Ships & Men - Basic Definitions of Maritime Terms
- Tracing Prisoners of War
- ‘A York Sailor Killed’
- The New Explore History Centre
- A Great Yorkshire Sea Battle
The Genealogical Services Directory
- Family History Societies: England, Wales, Scotland, Channel Islands
- Family History Societies: Northern Ireland; Ireland
- Specialist Societies
- One Name Societies
- Family History Societies: Australia
- Family History Societies: New Zealand; South Africa; Canada
- Family History Societies: Europe
- Family History Societies: United States of America
- Local History Societies and Societies
- Record Offices and Archives inc Land Registries
- Registrars of Births, Marriages and Deaths: England, Wales
- Registrars of Births, Marriages and Deaths: Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland
- Registrars of Births, Marriages and Deaths: Scotland
- Probate Records Probate Registries and Sub-Registries
- Cemeteries and Crematoria
- Military Museums
- Police Records and Museums
- Index to Advertisers
- About the Editors and Publishers
- Publication and Copyright
'This is quite literally the book to buy for family history research and
if you only ever buy one genealogy book, it should be this one' - Your
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