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Tracing Your Pre-Victorian Ancestors: A Guide to Research Methods for Family Historians

Publisher: Pen & Sword

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 224 pages
Author: J. Wintrap
Year: 2017
ISBN: 9781473880658
Other: b&w photos, bibliog, index
Publisher: Pen & Sword

Tracing Your Pre-Victorian Ancestors is a practical, concise, informative and easy-to-use guide to researching your pre-Victorian ancestors. It is the ideal handbook for family historians whose research has reached back to the early nineteenth century and are finding it difficult to go further. John Wintrip guides readers through all the steps they can take in order to delve even more deeply into the past. 

Carrying research through to earlier periods is more challenging because church registers recorded less information than civil registration records and little census data is available. Researchers often encounter obstacles they don't know how to overcome. But, as this book demonstrates, greater understanding of the sources and the specific records within them, along with a wider knowledge of the historical context, often allows progress to be made. 

Most important, John Wintrip concentrates on how to do the research on the practical steps that can be taken in order to break through these barriers. He looks at online services, archives and their catalogues, factors that can influence the outcome of research, wider family relationships, missing ancestors and mistaken identity. 

Throughout the book he emphasizes the process of research and the variety of resources and search tools that can be used.

Contents
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction
1. The Challenges of Pre-Victorian Research
2. Knowledge and Skills
3. Sources
4. Names
5. Social Status
6. Religion and Occupation
7. Relocation
8. Searching for Information
9. Archives and Libraries
10. Evidence and Libraries
11. Family Reconstitution
12. Missing Ancestors
13. Mistaken Identity
14. Help From Others
Bibliography
Index

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