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The Family History Book: A Guide to Tracing Your Ancestors
Publisher: Phiadon Press
Media: BOOK - paperback, 176 pages
Author: S. Colwell
Other: b&w photos, appendixes, bibliog, index
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Family Histoy is one of the fastest growing hobbies of recent years. More and more people are becoming curious to learn about their roots, and find it a fascinating and challenging subject. The book introduces you step-by-step to the sources and methods and problems involved in tracing your ancestors and finding out about how they lived.
A unique feature is a 12 page section specially devised so that you can record your own family tree.
'The Family History Book' is practical, authoritative and comprehensive.
And while this book was produced back in 1984, and doesn't take into account any of the online advances since then, it is still an excellent guide for learning about the basic records and research techniques.
Introduction: What is Family History?
1. Genealogy in the Past and its Uses
2. Tracing your Ancestors
3. Using the Sources
Supplement: Your Family Record
4. How Our Ancestors Lived
5. Emigration and Travel
Appendix 1. Calendar of Dates
Appendix 2. Registration Districts
Appendix 3. Useful Addresses