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How to Write the History of a Family: A Guide for the Genealogist

Publisher: Anguline

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (218 pages)
Author: W. Phillimore
Year: (1887) 2010
Publisher: Anguline

Written in 1887 by William Phillimore Watts (W.P.W.) Phillimore, this classic guide to genealogy contains useful information to help research and write a family history. Much of the advice is as relevant now as when the book was first written. Note, it includes a very hand table showing the alphabet in both uppercase and lowercase, in Chancery script, Common Chancery, Court Hand, and Secretary Hand.

A digital version of the whole book in PDF format, and it is also fully searchable. Viewable on any computer using Adobe Acrobat Reader.

The Surname
 - Table of Common Surnames
 - Kinship and Systems of Genealogy
Typography and Illustrations
Portraiture and Anthropometry
The Sources of Family History
 - Printed Authorities
 - Reports of the Deputy Keeper
Manuscript Authorities
 - Heraldic Records
 - Table of English Surnames
 - The Public Records
 - Monastic Records
 - Records of Freeholders
 - Wills and Administrations
 - List of Probate Registries
 - Parochial and Other Registers
 - Table of Transcripts of Parish Registers
 - Provincial Records
 - Private Family Records
Miscellaneous Sources
 - Monuments
 - Seals
 - Universities and Public Schools
 - The Clergy
 - The Legal Profession
 - The Medical Profession
 - The Army
 - The Navy
Public Offices and Libraries
American Genealogy
 - List of Record Publications
 - State Papers
 - Reports of the Duty Keeper
 - The 'Rolls' Series

Any computer using Adobe (Acrobat) Reader 4 or later
Adobe Reader 6 or later is recommended for CDs with searchable text

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