Fully updated, this new edition includes information on recently released archives such as the 1911 Census and recently digitised military records and archives that are now online. This book features screenshots of useful websites and images of sample archival documents throughout. Author David Annal draws on his expertise and experience as a professional family history researcher to help budding family historians to get started and keep their findings in order and in perspective.
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About the Author
David Annal is a professional researcher in family history and former Principle Family History Specialist at The National Archives. His company, Lifelines Research, has performed research for clients around the world, and he is a regular speaker at family history events.
Table of Contents
Introduction; 1 - Homework: domestic sources; 2 - In the Beginning: birth records; 3 - Coming Together: marriage records; 4 - Counting the People: census returns; 5 - Ashes to Ashes: death records; 6 - Where There's a Will: probate records; 7 - Going Back in Time: parish registers; 8 - Where in the World: maps and photographs; 9 - Read All About It: newspapers; 10 - The Whole World is Out There: the internet; 11 - Where Do I Go Now?; Addresses, websites, books and magazines