Tracing Your Liverpool Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 256 pages
Author: M. Royden
Year: 2014
ISBN: 9781473822351
Other: 2nd ed., b&w photos, appendixes, addresses, index
Publisher: Pen & Sword

This updated second edition of 'Tracing Your Liverpool Ancestors' gives a fascinating insight into everyday life in the Liverpool area over the past four centuries. Aimed primarily at the family and social historian, Mike Royden's highly readable guide introduces the readers to the wealth of material available on the city's history and its people.

In a series of short, information-packed chapters he describes, in vivid detail, the rise of Liverpool through shipping, manufacturing and trade from the original fishing village to the cosmopolitan metropolis of the present day. Throughout he concentrates on the lives of the local people - on their experience
as Liverpool developed around them.

He looks at their living conditions, poverty and the labouring poor, health and the ravages of disease, the influence of religion and migration, and education and the traumatic experience of war. His book is a valuable tool for anyone researching the history of the city or the life of an indivudal ancestor.

Section 1. Work and Economy
1. The Rise of the Port
2. Shipbuilding
3. Shipping Lines and Seamen
4. Estate and Agriculture
5. Transport
Section 2. Society
6. Black Spot on the Mersey or a House in the Park
7. Poverty and the Labouring Poor
8. Health and Charity
9. The World in One City: Religion and Migration
10. Education
11. The Experience of War
Appendix 1. Research Guide
Appendix 2. Archives, Libraries and Local Study Centres
Appendix 3. Web Resources
Appendix 4. Other Useful Organisations and Resources
Appendix 5. Museums and Heritage Centres
Appendix 6. Recommended Reading

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