"Who Do You Think You Are?" Encyclopedia of Genealogy: The Definitive Reference Guide to Tracing Your Family History

"Who Do You Think You Are?" Encyclopedia of Genealogy: The Definitive Reference Guide to Tracing Your Family History

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By (author) Nick Barratt

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  • Publisher: Harper
  • Format: Hardback | 544 pages
  • Dimensions: 198mm x 248mm x 42mm | 1,479g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0007261993
  • ISBN 13: 9780007261994
  • Illustrations note: 60 b/w illus
  • Sales rank: 38,707

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From the makers of the award-winning BBC series and Dr Nick Barratt, the UK's leading authority on family history, comes the definitive, must-have guide to researching your family's roots and bringing your family history to life. Containing all you need to know whether you're a new beginner or more experienced researcher. Covering all access levels, from the new beginner to the more experienced researcher, the Encyclopedia of Genealogy is a comprehensive master class in solving the mysteries of your personal heritage. Begining with advice on the very first steps, before providing a detailed explanation of the range of sources you will encounter when trying to flesh out your ancestor's lives. The Encyclopedia is divided into sections, each a fascinating standalone reference article so that you can easily pick and mix the relevant information according to the route your journey through your family history takes you. The Encyclopedia of Genealogy guides you through: * Getting started, including research planning, sources, how to construct a family tree and working online * Going further, combining historical context (from military history to migration and family secrets) with practical advice on sources * Troubleshooting the most common problems such as common surnames and missing ancestors * Surname databases * Use of DNA such as DNA profiling services * Organisational tools such as designing a website and information about software and community projects. Everything you need to bring alive your family tree.

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Dr Nick Barratt trained as a medieval historian and now acts as a historical consultant and researcher in the media. He has been the primary genealogist on Who Do You Think You Are? from the first series and was consultant on the Bafta nominated Seven Wonders of the Industrial World. He is also a columnist for the Daily Telegraph and behind the launch of the Who Do You Think You Are? Live exhibition.

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Praise for the TV Series: 'Combining personal quest, social history and autobiography, it proved a triumphant mixture.' Daily Telegraph