Tracing Your East Anglian Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 224 pages
Author: G. Blanchard
Year: 2009
ISBN: 9781844159895
Other: b&w photos, maps, appendixes, bibliog, index
Publisher: Pen & Sword

Gill Blanchard's practical and informative handbook will help you trace your ancestors in the traditional counties of East Anglia - Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge and Essex - and it will give you an insight into their lives.

As well as guiding the researcher to historical records held in all the relevant archives, she explores the wealth of other historical resources that add the 'flesh to the bones' of our ancestors' lives. She describes how fascinating information can be discovered about the places they lived in and the important historical events they lived through, and traces the life stories of notable people from all backgrounds who shaped the region's development over the centuries.

Her account highlights East Anglia's diversity but also focuses on its common features and its strong sense of identity. Beginning with a general introduction to its history and geography, she  then goes on to focus on different aspects of its rich past. In the process illustrating a wide array of additional research resources that will be revealing for readers who want to find out more about all aspects of life in this area of England.

What this book is about
1. East Anglian Archives
2. Introduction to the Region
3. Work, Trade and Commerce (or how East Anglia ruled the world)
4. Conflict
5. Crime
6. The Parish Poor
7. Workhouses
8. Charities and Healthcare
9. Migration
10. Local Government
11. Education
12. Railways
13. Urbanization and Housing
14. Religion
Resources Directory
- Archives, Libraries and Local Studies Centre
- Web Resources
- General Web Resources
- Other Useful Organizations
- Museums, Heritage Centres and Places to Visit
Select Bibliography

1 Review
  • Very informative as to places to find information. Interesting reading

    Posted by Lyndall Madden on 4th Nov 2021

    Arrived in good order and condition

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