Tracing Your Northern Ancestors: A Guide to the North-East and Cumbria for the Family Historian

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 208 pages
Author: K. Gregson
Year: 2007
ISBN: 9781844155972
Other: b&w photos, mapps, appendixes, index
Publisher: Pen & Sword

The far north of England is a key region for family historians. Many researchers, seeking to trace their ancestry back through the generations, will find their trail leads to the north or through it. And yet, despite the burgeoning interest in genealogy and the importance of the region in so many life stories, no previous book has provided a guide to the documents and records that family historians can use in their search.

In this accessible and informative introduction to the subject, Keith Gregson looks at the history and heritage of the region - of Northumberland, Tyneside, Durham, Wearside, Tees Valley and Cumbria - and gives a fascinating insight into the world in which our ancestors lived.

He introduces the reader to the variety of records that are available for genealogical research, from legal and ecclesiastical archives, birth and death certificates to the records of local government, employers, institutions, clubs, societies and schools.

Introduction to the Region
Section 1: Work in the North Country
- 1. Mining
- 2. Shipbuilding
- 3. Agriculture
- 4. Iron and Steel Manufacture and Engineering
- 5. Transport
- 6. Other Industries
Section 2: North Country Life
- 7. Religion
- 8. National Government
- 9. Local Government
- 10. Military and Warfare
- 11. Education
- 12. Dialect and Diet
- 13. Leisure
Section 3: Movement
- 14. Movement
Appendix 1. Archives, Libraries and Local Studies Centres
Appendix 2. Web Resources
Appendix 3. Other Useful Organisations and Resources
Appendix 4. Museums and Heritage Centres
Select Bibliography

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