Tracing Your Georgian Ancestors 1714-1837: A Guide for Family Historians
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Media: BOOK - paperback, 224 pages
Author: J. Wintrip
Other: b&w photos, maps, glossary, bibliog, indexes
Publisher: Pen & Sword
The Georgian period – 1714 to 1837 – was a key stage in our modern history so some understanding of it is essential for family historians who want to push their research back into the eighteenth century and beyond, and John Wintrip's handbook is an invaluable introduction to it. In a sequence of concise, insightful chapters he focuses on those aspects of the period that are particularly relevant to genealogical research and he presents a detailed guide to the variety of sources that readers can consult as they pursue their research.
While fewer sources are available than for more recent history, obstacles in the way of further research can often be overcome through knowledge of a wide range of sources and a greater understanding the historical context, together with the use of sound research techniques. So the author provides not only a historical overview of relevant topics but he also describes the records of the period in detail.
This expert guide to researching the Georgians will open up the field for experienced researchers and for newcomers alike.
1. Aspects of Genealogical Research in Georgian England
4. Higher Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
5. Religious Dissent
6. Education and Employment
7. War and Peace
8. Social Status and Prosperity
10. Land and Property
11. Law and Order
13. Research Methods
Appendix 1. Timeline
Appendix 2. Glossary