Sporting Ancestors: Tracing Your Family's Athletic Past

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 192 pages
Author: K. Gregson
Year: 2012
ISBN: 9780752458397
Other: b&w photos, index
Publisher: The History Press

Sport, in its many forms, is an important part of British heritage and our family histories are littered with amateur and professional sporting references.

As people moved from country to town, sport became fashionable and organised, and our ancestors left us with records of their sporting deeds. Newspaper reports, minute books, club histories, team photographs, and even cartoons are all available to the family historian.

Discover which sports were played when, where and why. Read example case studies, find out how to begin your own research and learn what resources are available to help you progress. From Victorian prizefighters to Edwardian ladies' archery, from inter-war football teams to the shin-kicking contests of the Cotswold Olimpicks - 'Sporting Ancestors' is the essential guide for those wanting to explore the part sport has played in both the history of their family and their country.

How to Use the book
British sporting history: an introduction
The professionals
The amateurs
How to research sporting ancestors
Case studies
How and where to find resources

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