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Who Do You Think You Are? Encyclopedia of Genealogy


 
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Media: BOOK - hardcover, 544 pages
Author: N. Barratt
Year: 2008
Other Data: b&w photos, sketches, index
ISBN: 9780007261994

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Product Code: HCPU012
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The ground-breaking BBC series 'Who Do You Think YOu Are?' has opened up the past to reveal the amazing histories of numerous celebrities ancestors. These stories have inspired thousands of people to investigate where their own ancestors came from. Now, in this comprehensive guide by the series genealogist, Nick Barratt, you can get expert advice on how to solve the mysteries of your own family history.

The 'Who Do You Think You Are? Encyclopedia of Genealogy' is the perfect family history bible for beginners with British background, with step-by-step explanations of the whole process - from building your family tree to the world of archives and internet resources, from birth certificates to parish records and census returns.

Fir more advanced researchers, the book contains a wealth of information and advice to help you dig deeper into the historical background of your ancestors. This definitive guide shows you how to unearth the truth behind family secrets, such as the scandal of illegitimacy, bigamy, and criminal records, or tales of adventurers, missionaries and pioneers.

As a reference book, the 'Who Do You Think You Are? Encyclopedia of Genealogy' gives you everything you need to unlock even the most complicated family history.

Contents:
Introduction
How to Use This Book

Section 1: Getting Started
1. First Steps
2. Building Your Family Tree
3. Working in Archives
4. Research Tips and Hints

Section 2: Basic Sources
5. Civil Registration
6. Census Returns
7. Parish Records
8. Wills and Probate Documents

Section 3: Areas of Family History
9. Military Ancestors: The British Army
10. Military Ancestors: The Royal Navy
11. Military Ancestors: The Royal Marines
12. Military Ancestors: The Royal Air Force
13. Occupations: The Merchant Navy
14. Occupations: The Sea
15. Occupations: Mining
16. Occupations: Factories, Foundries and Mills
17. Occupations: Travel and Communications
18. Occupations: Farming an Agricultural Labourers
19. Occupations: Professional Classes - Private Sector
20. Occupations: Professional Classes - Public Sector
21. Occupations: Trades and Crafts
22. Migration: Immigration
23. Migration: Emigration
24. Family Secrets: Poverty and Lunacy
25. Family Secrets: Illegitimacy and Adoption
26. Family Secrets: Bigamy and Divorce
27. Family Secrets: Criminal Ancestors
28. Family Secrets: Working Furth Back in Time

Section 4: Troubleshooting Guides

Section 5: Key Resources

Acknowledgements
Index


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