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Unlock the Past released it first two publications in April 2010. Its aim is to develop a wide range of guide books and booklets useful to local and family historians.

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500 Best Genealogy and Family History Tips
500 Best Genealogy and Family History Tips
Our Price: AU$19.50 Inc GST

'500 Best Genealogy and Family History Tips' could be be described as a 'brain dump' from Thomas MacEntee. With his years of knowledge about genealogy and family history, he's extracted his favouirte tips from from his presentations, books and articles, together with the social media world to bring you an up-to-date 500 Tips book.
AIF Unit Histories of the Great War 1914-1918
AIF Unit Histories of the Great War 1914-1918
Our Price: AU$9.00 Inc GST

The recent upsurge in Australia's military history has seen the availability of many military records online. However, many people have difficulty in wading through military jargon and need a more readable source of what their relatives battalion or unit was doing during the Great War of 1914-1918. This is where the unit histories become a most valuable resource tool ...
Arrivals in Australia from 1788
Arrivals in Australia from 1788
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Migrating to a new country was one of the most dramatic life changes anyone undertook and it certainly affected the lives of their descendants. Investigating their journey is a key part of your family history research. This book introduces the history and records of migration to Australia from 1788.
British and Irish Newspapers
British and Irish Newspapers
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In this Unlock the Past guide, family historian Chris Paton reviews the availability of newspapers from across the British Isles, describing how to find those that have been digitised and made available online, and explaining how to locate considerably more that have not within the various libraries and archives across Britain and Ireland.
Buried Treasure: What's in the English Parish Chest
Buried Treasure: What's in the English Parish Chest
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Records surviving in the parish chest will often solve your brick wall problems, including: 'Where did my ancestor come from before here?' or "Who is the father of that illegitimate child?" In this detailed guide, family historian Paul Milner explains how and why the records were created, how laws affected things, what the records look like, what they contain and where you can find them ...
Citing Historical Sources: A Manual for Family Historians
Citing Historical Sources: A Manual for Family Historians
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This book answers the question "how do I reference the diverse range of source material encountered by the family historian?" as well as covering: plagarism, digital resources, social media, Trove, oral sources, copyright, photographs, the protection of ideas, ethics, permission and release forms, and all aspects of footnotes, endnotes and the bibliography ...
Cracking the Code of Old Handwriting
Cracking the Code of Old Handwriting
Our Price: AU$11.00 Inc GST

Sooner or later, family historians will come across a major obstacle in progressing their research - old handwriting can be difficult to resolve and this booklet is designed to overcome some of these problems.
Death Certificates and Archaic Medical Terms
Death Certificates and Archaic Medical Terms
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Death certificates are an important document in family research, This book examines the history and evolution of death certificates. When did they start? What is on them? What were the legal requirements? What does it mean when a death is certified? as well as giving meanings to a number of archaic terms ...
Digital Imaging Essentials - Australian edition
Digital Imaging Essentials: Techniques and tips for Genealogists and Family Historians - Australian edition
Our Price: AU$34.95 Inc GST

Genealogists use digital imaging technology every day with cameras, scanners, saving files, sharing records and so on. But what you do not know about it, can harm your digital treasures. This book fills the need for a comprehensive, easy-to-read guide, with step-by-step instructions and illustrations to learn how to digitize, organise, preserve ...
Discover English Census Records
Discover English Census Records
Our Price: AU$17.00 Inc GST

In this detailed guide, family historian Paul Milner explains how and why census records were created from 1901-1911. He explains what the records look like, how they have evolved, and he also also shows you how to effectively use the different online databases with census images and indexes.
Discover English Parish Registers
Discover English Parish Registers
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This publication is a definitive guide to English parish registers that you will wish you had when you first started your research.
Discover Irish Land Records
Discover Irish Land Records
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Whilst some of the basic vital records for Ireland do not survive, there are plenty of others that will compensate, and in this guide book Chris Paton takes a look at the potential to be found within Irish land records.
Discover Scottish Church Records
Discover Scottish Church Records
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Family historian Chris Paton explores the history and records of the various churches in Scotland prior to 1855, the year in which civil registration commenced within the country. He discusses the nature of the records generated by the various Scottish churches, how to interpret them, and above all else, how to find them ...
Discover Scottish Civil Registration Records
Discover Scottish Civil Registration Records
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This guide from family historian Chris Paton takes a look at the vast world of Scottish civil registration records, which are the most detailed of all those found within the British Isles.
Discover Scottish Land Records
Discover Scottish Land Records
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This latest guide from family historian Chris Paton takes a look at the complicated records concerning land and property based research in Scotland. From sassines to skat, from retours to precepts of clare constant, and from apparent heirs to heirs apparent, this concise guide will help you get to grips with one of the most exciting and useful topics within Scottish family history.
Discover Your Sporting Ancestors: It was Not All Work and No Play!
Discover Your Sporting Ancestors: It was Not All Work and No Play!
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Have you ever thought about what sporting activities your ancestors might have been involved with? Were they on the local cricket or football team, or did they play darts at the local pub? What about horse racing or regular track and field events? Men and women were both involved with sports and who can forget their own school sports.
DNA for Genealogists
DNA for Genealogists
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The amount of scientific jargon associated with genetics can be intimidating. This publication provides a contextual understanding of DNA suitable for genealogists and discusses the currently available tests that are likely to be of interest to family historians. It shows you how you can use DNA to harness this exciting ...
Down and Out in Scotland: Researching Ancestral Crisis
Down and Out in Scotland: Researching Ancestral Crisis
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It is perhaps one of greatest truisms of family history research that we will often find that the lives of our ancestors were best documented when the chips were truly down.
Evernote for Family Historians
Evernote for Family Historians
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Family historians have more need than most people to be organised. We have a lot of electronic and paper files in different places in different formats. Evernote allows us to organise and access our files quickly and easily. Evernote will change your life, and this book will show you how ...
Family and Local History Resource Directory for Victoria
Family and Local History Resource Directory for Victoria
Our Price: AU$28.50 Inc GST

Although a small State, Victoria has a multitude of places to do original research. The 'Family and Local History Resource Directory for Victoria' allows researchers to look for places their ancestors lived and to find what research repositories are in that local area. This is a must for anyone researching Victorian ancestors in Australia ...
Family History on the Cheap
Family History on the Cheap
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'Family History on the Cheap' examines a broad range of topics including family sources, whether someone has already researched the family, when to use professional researchers, how to obtain discounts, what sites are free, how to plan and organize your research and how to maximise research results from your trips to archives and libraries ...
Family History Research in South Australia
Family History Research in South Australia
Our Price: AU$28.00 Inc GST

It has been said by many that South Australian records are harder to access than those of their Eastern states counterparts, not to mention those overseas. Now here is a a guide to help you find, and access those South Australian records.
Family History Trippin': A Guide to Planning a Genealogy Research Trip
Family History Trippin': A Guide to Planning a Genealogy Research Trip
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Weather you've been researching your family history for over 20 years or you are just getting started, there comes a time when you need a trip to assist you in your research. There are many options available to genealogists ...
Finding Ancestors in Church Records: A Brief Guide to Resources
Finding Ancestors in Church Records: A Brief Guide to Resources
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This publication highlights the wealth of information that can be found in religious publications, church newspapers and magazines. Information and photographs on individuals, not usually found elsewhere, can be discovered and may include obituaries, details of weddings, school news, social events and so on.
Finding Florence, Maude, Matilda, Rose: Researching and Writing Women into Family History
Finding Florence, Maude, Matilda, Rose: Researching and Writing Women into Family History
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'Finding Florence, Maude, Matilda, Rose' brings to the family hsitorian the plethora of methodology, sources and ideas now useful for researching and writing about women ancestors in the 21st century. The book sets out how you can more easily trace female ancestors in public and private sources; how you can use the internet and new technologies to do the research ...
Finding the Family Redcoat: Tracing Your British Military Ancestors in Australia
Finding the Family Redcoat: Tracing Your British Military Ancestors in Australia
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This book covers the Redcoats of the British garrison who were in Australian between 1788 and 1870. It covers where to look, what to look for, as well as information on how to understand the records. For those seeking to search out their 19th century British Army ancestors who were in Australia there is no better place to start ...
Guide to Baptist Historical Resources in Australia
Guide to Baptist Historical Resources in Australia
Our Price: AU$16.50 Inc GST

Apart from the usual bdm records, as well as directory or electoral roll listings, researchers of Australian ancestors should consider using church records, and not just for baptisms, marriages or burials. If you had ancestors who attended a particular church there's a good chance they'll be mentioned in church bulletins somewhere along the line. This particular book describes the records specific to the Baptist denomination in Australia, together with where they are, and how to access them ...
Guide to Wolfram|Alpha for Genealogy and Family History Research
Guide to Wolfram|Alpha for Genealogy and Family History Research
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Most genealogists and family historians are familiar with a variety of search engines ... such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo as well as specialty search engines such as Mocavo. The process is straight forward: you enter your search terms, and you get back a list of links to relevant sites. But what if there were a search engine that allowed queries in the form of a question and, in fact, preferred that format?
History & Genealogy 2011: Australia & New Zealand
History and Genealogy 2011: Australia and New Zealand
Our Price: AU$24.95 Inc GST

If you are an individual, society, archive, library, or an organisation interested in either history or genealogy, you will want this annual Unlock the Past publication in your possession. It contains 66 useful and interesting articles, a directory of organisations and product/service suppliers, advertising ...
How to Write Your Family History: A Guide to Creating, Planning, Editing
How to Write Your Family History: A Guide to Creating, Planning, Editing and Publishing Family Stories
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Noeline Kyle outlines strategies to get you to your desk and writing. The book will show you how to identify and choose a format for writing family stories, to understand and apply strategies to plan and create your characters, to construct chapters
Insights into the New South Wales Births, Deaths and Marriages Index
Insights into the New South Wales Births, Deaths and Marriages Index
Our Price: AU$13.50 Inc GST

Now the index is available on the internet allowing searches any where and any time.

Although there are benefits in each of the indexes, there are challenges which are explained in this book, together with offering insights as to how to full utilise the New South BDM index.
Irish Family History Resources Online
Irish Family History Resources Online
Our Price: AU$19.50 Inc GST

Many records still exist which can help with your ancestral pursuits, and for those unable to make their way to Ireland to carry out research, the internet is finally coming to the rescue, as more and more material is increasingly finding it's way online by the day ...
It's Not All Online: A Guide to Genealogy Sources Offline
It's Not All Online: A Guide to Genealogy Sources Offline
Our Price: AU$14.00 Inc GST

What are you missing out on? Most researchers these day use the internet extensively in their search for their ancestors but it is very important to remember that not everything is indexes, digitised and online. This book explores the various places that there may be additional and more detailed information on our ancestors ...
Land Research for Family Historians in Australia and New Zealand
Land Research for Family Historians in Australia and New Zealand
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Land research can tell us so much about how our ancestors lived and worked. It can help us find out the truth about stories we've heard, and give us a picture of our ancestors' social and economic position. Whether you are researching the history of your house or tracing the history of an ancestor through the property they owned, this book is for you ...
Locating Your German Ancestor's Place of Origin
Locating Your German Ancestor's Place of Origin
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Many people around the world are seeking to find out more about their German heritage. A primary goal when researching people from Germany is to locate the places from which they originated. This book guides you through finding various records which will help in locating your ancestor's place of origin ...
London and Middlesex Family History Resources Online
London and Middlesex Family History Resources Online
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This concise guide firstly explains what is meant by 'London' at different times (county, city, Greater London), and then gives you details of websites that you'll find useful for your research: BMD records, censuses, parish registers, wills, military records, gravestone inscriptions ...
Migration to New Zealand: A Guide for Family History Researchers
Migration to New Zealand: A Guide for Family History Researchers
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Christine Clement explores the different schemes, periods and times to find out just who the people were coming to New Zealand at the different time periods and why. This booklet is designed to make readers think beyond the square to see what else was happening in the world that may have led people to New Zealand.
My Ancestor was in an Asylum: Brief Guide to Asylum Records in Australia and New Zealand
My Ancestor was in an Asylum: Brief Guide to Asylum Records in Australia and New Zealand
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The author's interest in asylum records was sparked when she found some of her own ancestors had spent time in asylums, or had died in an asylum. Asylums were not only used to house the poor, the aged, the frail and those who had no one to care for them.
Nurses and Midwives in Australian History: A Guide to Historical Sources
Nurses and Midwives in Australian History: A Guide to Historical Sources
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This book, written by experts in nursing history, women's history and family history, provides practical advice on how to research the lives of nurses and midwives, the hospitals they trained and worked in, and is a guide to the many public and private repositories where sources are found in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
Opening the Doors to Family Tree Maker
Opening the Doors to Family Tree Maker: or How to Enter Your Information Correctly
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For everyone who is just starting out with Family Tree Maker with FTM 2012, FTM 2014 or FTM for Mac 3, this is a useful book for you! It takes users through the various data entry 'doors' in Family Tree Maker encouraging them to focus on correct data entry so that the program can ...
Organising a Family Reunion
Organising a Family Reunion
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From a phone conference to a week long event, a family reunion is a time to gather and share. This book is the help you plan a successful reunion for your family.
Papers Past: New Zealand's Yesteryear Newspapers
Papers Past: New Zealand's Yesteryear Newspapers
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Coral Shearer's book gives you a basic guide on the best ways to find your way around the Papers Past website. She has taken the first page of the website and worked her way around the page explaining how ...
Pinning Your Family History
Pinning Your Family History
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It seems that pinning sites are all the rage and are becoming more popular. Sites like Pinterest and others can let you share your family history finds with family, friends and the public. But be warned! Pinning can become an addictive way to surf the web!
Pitfalls in Family History
Pitfalls in Family History
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If we're all honest, we will admit to being falling in a pitfall or two (at least) thoughout our research. This booklet outlines some of the issues that throw up some of the traps that we call fall into, so you'll be aware and hopefully avoid them in your research ...
Preserving Your Family's Oral History and Stories
Preserving Your Family's Oral History and Stories
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'Preserving Your Family's Oral History and Stories' provides you with all the information on the latest methods and tools used to capture and preserve those family stories. In addition, once you've learned how easy it is to build a family archive of stories, you'll want to share them with others using the tips and tricks provided in this book.
Researching in German Civil and Church Records
Researching in German Civil and Church Records
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'Researching in German civil and church records' answers the question 'How can I obtain a birth or marriage certificate from Germany for an immigrant ancestor?' The German BDMs system has some significant differences to the system that researchers may be used to ...
ScotlandsPeople: The Place to Launch Your Scottish Research
ScotlandsPeople: The Place to Launch Your Scottish Research
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ScotlandsPeople provides an exceptional source of genealogical records for those with Scottish ancestry. With some knowledge and practice you will become adept at locating records of relevance to your family ...
Sewerage Records: An Untapped Magnificent Resource
Sewerage Records: An Untapped Magnificent Resource
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Sewerage is not something we instantly associate with our ancestors, nor is it a resource that many people have high on their list for checking. By the time you have reached the end of this book, your view on sewerage and its value to our family and local history research should have changed ...
So You Are Totally New to Family Tree Maker
So You Are Totally New to Family Tree Maker
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This book covers the absolute basics that new users of Family Tree Maker 2012 or 2014 as well as Family Tree maker for Mac 2 or Mac 3, so that users with little computer knowledge can get up and running. Starting with installation, registration ...

Social Media for Family Historians
Social Media for Family Historians
Our Price: AU$23.00 Inc GST

'Social Media for Family Historians' introduces more than 25 websites that can help family historians to communicate, share and collaborate with other family historians and with their own families. You will learn what social media is; why you would want to use it; what the risks are, and how to avoid them. Easy-to-follow guides on how to get started ...
Solving Riddles in 19th Century Photo Albums
Solving Riddles in 19th Century Photo Albums
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Photographs came in many forms in the nineteenth century and this book assists the reader to identify each type, as this is an essential dating indicator. The booklet then addresses in great detail the other characteristics of photographs ...
That Elusive Digger: Tracing Your Australian Military Ancestors
That Elusive Digger: Tracing Your Australian Military Ancestors
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Previously there was no concise but comprehensive guide to help the family hsitorian embark on the search for Australian military ancestors, much less one which also gives simple overviews of Australia's military history. This small book sets out to remedy these failings. For those seeking to search out their Australian military ancestors, there is no better place to start.
The Ones That Got Away: Tracing Elusive Ancestors Who Move Into, Out From and Within Britain
The Ones That Got Away: Tracing Elusive Ancestors Who Move Into, Out From and Within Britain
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Although it involves work, seeking out migrant ancestors is worthwhile; they often have the most interesting stories to uncover. In this volume, you will find advice for locating missing vital records for British family members and advice for those seeking immigrant and emigrant ancestors. There are also lists of useful books and websites for those who need more detail.
The War to End War: Tracing Your Great War Australian Military Ancestors
The War to End War: Tracing Your Great War Australian Military Ancestors
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This concise, yet comprehensive guide is made to help the family historian embark on the search for Australian military ancestors in World War I, as well as giving you a simple overview of Australia's military history. For those seeking out their Australian military ancestors in World War I, there is no better place to start.
'Til Death Us Do Part: Causes of Death 1300-1948
Til Death Us Do Part: Causes of Death 1300-1948
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The diseases and accidents of our ancestors are an integral part of our family history. This booklet examines a wide variety of possible causes of death for our ancestors, describing their symptoms and prognoses. It also suggests records that may be used to provide information about how an ancestor died.
Tracing Mining Ancestors: A Brief Guide to Resources in Australia and New Zealand
Tracing Mining Ancestors: A Brief Guide to Resources in Australia and New Zealand
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This guide is a must read publication for anyone researching their mining ancestors. It is a great starting place with a description of the various resources available with an area by area guide for both Australia and New Zealand.
Tracing Your English Ancestors
Tracing Your English Ancestors
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Written to aid the researcher based in Australia to learn how to access records in England, this book examines the specific issues that you may encounter when researching in England, together with what they most records are, where they are located ...
Treasures in Australian Government Gazettes
Treasures in Australian Government Gazettes: Government, Police and Education Gazettes
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How often do we think of turning to the gazettes produced by the government to extend what we know about our ancestors? The author illustrates what an incredible treasure the government gazettes, police gazettes and educations gazettes are ...
Trove: Discover Genealogy Treasure in the National Library of Australia
Trove: Discover Genealogy Treasure in the National Library of Australia
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The author is constantly surprised by the number of people who don't know or are not aware of, all the genealogy resources available on the National Library of Australia website. While people may be aware of Trove, they are not aware of how to effectively use the various filters to narrow down their searches to maximum advantage. Find out about comments, lists, tagging or correcting text as well as the eResources card.
War on the Veldt: Tracing Your Australian Military Ancestors in the Boer War 1899-1902
War on the Veldt: Tracing Your Australian Military Ancestors in the Boer War 1899-1902
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The task of researching ancestors in the Boer War has long been frustrated by a lack of awareness and an apparent paucity of records. This is not so. 'War on the Veldt' opens the doors to successfully finding Australian Boer War ancestors.
What Was the Voyage Really Like?: Brief Guide to Convict & Immigrant Voyages
What Was the Voyage Really Like?: A Brief Guide to Researching Convict and Immigrant Voyages to Australia and New Zealand
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Discovering when and how an ancestor arrived in Australia is the ambition of every family historian. This book, written as an expanded version of a talk that the author gives, is an excellent up-to-date guide on the topic of researching "Convict and Immigrant Voyages to Australia and New Zealand" ...
Where Do I Start?: A Brief Guide to Researching Your Family in Australia and New Zealand
Where Do I Start?: A Brief Guide to Researching Your Family in Australia and New Zealand
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Where do I start? is perhaps one of the most frequently asked questions from people interested in learning more about their family history. And while people naturally head online to see what they can find, it is definitely not all online, and this guide highlight some of the archives and libraries ...
Writing and Publishing Your Family History
Writing and Publishing Your Family History
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It is said that everyone has one good book in them and many family historians are trying to find theirs. This guide will assist you achieve that goal. From design and publication elements to writing tips. A self-help guide to achieve your dream of writing your book ...
Your Family History Archives: A Brief Introduction
Your Family History Archives: A Brief Introduction
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'Your Family History Archives' is a brief introduction  to the basics of recording, organising and caring for family archives and what to do to ensure the collection is not lost to future generations of family and other researcher ...
   
 
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