The People Detective: Discovering Your Family Roots

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9780007115372: The People Detective: Discovering Your Family Roots

TV tie-in to a six part series on the BBC which follows fascinating case histories of people tracing their genealogy.

The book accompanies a major new BBC2 series which takes ‘ordinary’ people and takes them stage by stage through the process of discovering extraordinary ancestors.

Encompassing all the prolific research from the series, the book features the case histories, as well as being a standalone ‘how-to’ book, enabling readers to discover their own roots.

This series will be a prime-time puller of huge audiences, because of the universal appeal of the subject-matter. With an introduction by the show’s producer, who is tipped to be history’s answer to Jamie Oliver, the book is both a companion to the tv-series and a social history book with immense appeal.

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For most of us, our family history has, somewhere along the line, been lost, forgotten, rewritten or buried. And finding it again is a crusade on which an increasing number of people now embark. The question, of course is: how?

'The People Detective', the companion to the TV series of the same name, provides you with the tools to answer this question. It expands on the stories in each programme, to delve into the world of genealogy and family history, highlighting the myriad of sources of information that can help you follow your ancestral trail. Civil, legal, religious and prison records; census returns; records of immigration and emigration; family history societies and the internet are just some of the resources you will find in this book.

With additional stories and information from the people who appeared in the series, and from leading researchers and genealogists, this book forms a compendium of advice while also offering personal tips form people who have spent years researching their own family history.

An indispensable guide to anyone interesting in the subject, 'The People Detective' reveals, first-hand, the fascinating subject of genealogy.

About the Author:

Tom McGregor has written film tie-ins for: Elizabeth, This Life, Hornblower, Oliver Twist, Cracker, Kavanagh QC, Shooting Fish and Saving Grace.

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