Discovering who your ancestors were, ans where and how they lived, is a fascinating hobby which is becoming more and more popular. It is no longer simply an exercise in tracing lineages; family historians are eager to recreate the lives of their antecedents by putting them in their economic, social and political background. Those with British connections who want to find out about their family history are particularly fortunate in the wealth of historical documents held by the Public Record Office, the repository for government records from the eleventh century onwards. Not only does the archive provide evidence for linking generation to generation, such as census returns, nonconformist and overseas registers of births, marriages and deaths, wills and tax lists, but it also holds a great deal of material which may be used to bring ancestors to life: service records, legal proceedings, records of landholdings. The fourth edition of TRACING YOUR ANCESTORS IN THE PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE has been comprehensively revised and updated as well as expanded. As a practical guide to this vast storehouse of information, it should prove of great value to all family historians. There is advice on the most productive ways of approaching the documents and the most relevant categories are clearly indicated. Where appropriate, further lines of enquiry are suggested and useful reference material is indicated for each section.
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Here are three books designed to help trace family roots from Scotland. An abundance of material can be found in the Scottish Record Office -- some material goes back to the 11th century -- you just have to know where to look. These books show step-by-step how to research the material by locating records of birth. marriage, wills, etc., and directs the genealogical sleuth to other valuable sources.Product Description:
The pursuit of ancestors is a hobby that has grown in recent years and this book aims to help those with British connections who want to find out about their family history. The book advises on the use of documents in the Public Record Office, and from other sources.
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