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Tracing your ancestors through local history records: a guide for family historians
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Author: Oates, Jonathan
Publication year: 2016
Media class: Paperback
Genre: Archival resources
Classification: 929.1072041
Publisher: Pen & Sword Family History, 2016
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781473838024
Notes:
Includes QR code
Includes bibliographical references and index
Family history should reveal more than facts and dates, lists of names and places - it should bring ancestors alive in the context of their times and the surroundings they knew - and research into local history records is one of the most rewarding ways of gaining this kind of insight into their world. That is why Jonathan Oates's detailed introduction to these records is such a useful tool for anyone who is trying to piece together a portrait of family members from the past. In a series of concise and informative chapters he looks at the origins and importance of local history from the 16th century onwards and at the principal archives - national and local, those kept by government, councils, boroughs, museums, parishes, schools and clubs.
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