Collins Tracing Your Family History

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9780007214839: Collins Tracing Your Family History

The definitive handbook for anyone interested in tracing their family’s past.

Firmly practical in its approach, yet entertaining in its style, this reference guide is the indispensable companion for all who are seeking a reliable, one-source volume to use while tracking down their family origins. The book gives comprehensive guidance on the full variety of governmental, religious and more obsure records available to the family history sleuth. The guide also contains highly useful advice on how to expand and reinvigorate a search when the trial runs cold – as it inevitably will. Tips on using the Internet as both a starting point and a supplement to more traditional searches are especially useful and timesaving. Author Anthony Adolph balances detailed instruction and guidance with humorous anedotes and illuminating history lessons, ensuring an informative and entertaining read.

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‘Definitive advice for anyone interested in tracing their family’s past.’ Family Tree Magazine

‘…the information is superb.’ Ancestors

‘The overriding feeling about this book is that it is bending over backwards to try and assist researchers, providing answers by almost pre-empting the questions.’

‘Enthusiasm and quirky knowledge (that) makes this book stand out.’ Family History Monthly

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'Collins Tracing Your Family History' is an authoritative, in-depth and accessible guide to tracing your ancestors. Written by genealogy expert Anthony Adolph, this book takes you step-by-step through the challenging, intriguing and rewarding process of discovering your family's past.

Covers the basic starting points for complete beginners, through to invaluable hints for taking your research further and how to unlock your search when the trail goes cold.

Totally up-to-date, it includes advice on all the latest technology and internet resources available to the amateur genealogist.

Unique in its recognition of the increasingly multi-racial nature of modern British ancestry.

Brings the past to life through vivid stories of real people living real lives.

Provides a one-stop reference for all the contacts and addresses you will need.

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