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Tracing Your Family History: How to Get Started

Publisher: Hermes House

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 96 pages
Author: K. Chater
Year: 2017
ISBN: 9781846811609
Other: colour & b&w photos, index
Publisher: Hermes House

Find your family's history. Experience the thrill of tracing back your bloodline hundreds of years while discovering who your ancestors were and what they did. 

A fascinating and complete introduction to genealogy and finding relatives in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales - beautifully illustrated with over 135 colour photographs, diagrams, facsimiles and artworks.

In plain clear advice this book explains the best research techniques, with instructions on how to log, organise and collate your research, how to draw up a basic family tree, and well as how to access archives and record offices, and use the internet to help with your search.

All the information needed to get started with your own search, including a useful checklist to guide you through each stage.

First Steps
 - How to begin
 - Family photographs
 - A basic family tree
 - Names
 - Keeping records
Back to the early 1800s
 - Certificates after 1837
 - Other indexes at the Family Record Centre
 - Censuses
 - The International Genealogical Index and other indexes
 - Published material
 - Using the internet
 - Wills, administrations and death duties
 - Inquests 
Other countries in the British Isles
 - Welsh records
 - Scottish records
 - Irish records
 - Channel Islands records
 - Isle of Man records
Working lives
 - Education
 - Apprenticeships
 - Guilds and Freemen
 - The professionals
 - Other occupations
 - Licences
 - Elections, poll books and electoral registers
 - Trade union and Friendly Societies
For crown and country
 - Members of the armed forces
 - Army records
 - Royal Air Force records
 - Royal Navy records
Lifestyle checklist

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