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Tracing Your English Ancestors

Publisher: Unlock the Past

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 60 pages
Author: G. Jaunay
Year: 2013
ISBN: 9781921956201
Other: b&w & colour photos, sketches
Publisher: Unlock the Past

Initially written as course notes for lectures that were given by Graham Jaunay, this editon of 'Tracing Your English Ancestors' has been greatly expanded and updated.

Written to aid the researcher based in Australia to learn how to access records in England, this book examines the specific issues that you may encounter when researching in England, together with what many of the records are, where they are located, their coverage and any issues relating to them.

The administrative structure of England
Civil registration of England
- Civil registration indexes
- Divorce
National census
Census substitutes
Wills, probates and letters of administration
- Before 1858
- Format
- Probate and the associated documents
- 1858 and after
Parish records
- Parish registers
- A brief history of the parish in England
- Important dates regarding parish records
- Nonconformists
The bishops' records
- Bishops' transcripts
- Bishops' licences
- Marriage licences
Poor law union records
The calendar
Printed records
- Directories, electoral registers, newspapers
Quarter Session records
- Quarter Session business licences
- Other court records worth considering
School records
Tithe maps and apportionments
Private records
Passenger arrivals and departures
- Sundry taxes
- Lay subsidies
Manorial records
Miscellaneous records
- Imperial War Museum
- British Library
- London Metropolitan Archives
- Guildhall Library
- The National Archive
- County record offices
- Genealogical societies
- Society of Genealogists
- Federation of Family History Societies
- Reading a coat of arms
- Entitlement to bear arms
Accessing the records



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