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Tracing Your Leeds Ancestors: A Guide for Family and Local Historians

Publisher: Pen & Sword

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 168 pages
Author: R. Bellerby
Year: 2015
ISBN: 9781473828001
Other: b&w photos, sketches, addresses, index
Publisher: Pen & Sword

Explore the lives of your ancestors in the 'city of 1000 trades' in this family and local history guide, dedicated to the city of Leeds.

Learn how to find out more about the streets where your ancestors lived, where they would have gone to school and church and chapel, how they'd have spent their leisure time, what life would have been like for immigrants in the city, and discover more about the different trades in which your family members were involved.

Leeds is home to many different archives and collections, from records of major companies such as Joshua Tetley & Sons, Burtons Tailors and Marks and Spencers, to street plans, photo collections and records of theatres and football clubs.

Rachel Bellerby's handbook shows you how to get started with your research, building up and intriguing and colourful record of the city that your ancestors called home. It is an essential guide for anyone living in Leeds or with family connections to the city.

Contents:
Introduction
1. A History of Leeds
2. Leeds Family History Resources
3. City of 1000 Trades
4. Street Life
5. Education
6. Migration and Poverty
7. Religion
8. Leisure Time
9. Leeds Online
10. Explore Bygone Leeds
11. Leeds Directory
Conclusion
Reading List
Index

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