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    DescriptionIf you want to find out about Lancashire's history, and particularly if you have family links to the area and your ancestors lived or worked in the county, then this is the ideal book for you. As well as helping you to trace when and where your ancestors were born, married and died, it gives you an insight into the world they knew and a chance to explore their lives at work and at home.Sue Wilkes's accessible and informative handbook outlines Lancashire's history and describes the origins of its major industries - cotton, coal, transport, engineering, shipbuilding and others. She looks at the stories of important Lancashire families such as the Stanleys, Peels and Egertons, and famous entrepreneurs such as Richard Arkwright, in order to illustrate aspects of Lancashire life and to show how the many sources available for family and local history research can be used. Relevant documents, specialist archives and libraries, background reading and other sources are recommended throughout this practical book. Also included is a directory of Lancashire archives, libraries and academic repositories, as well as databases of family history societies, useful genealogy websites, and places to visit which bring Lancashire's past to life. Sue Wilkes's book is the essential companion for anyone who wants to discover their Lancashire roots.

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    Tracing Your Lancashire Ancestors
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    By (author) Sue Wilkes
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 210
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    ISBN 13: 9781848847446
    ISBN 10: 1848847440

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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.6
    BIC E4L: HIS
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    BIC subject category V2: WQY
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    B&T Approval Code: A18560000
    Abridged Dewey: 929
    LC classification: CS
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKENL
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    DC23: 929.107204276
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    Pen & Sword Books Ltd
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    Pen & Sword Books Ltd
    Publication date
    19 January 2013
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    Sue Wilkes is an established expert on our industrial heritage and a well-known family historian. As well as contributing many articles to history and family history magazines, including BBC History, Ancestors, Jane Austen's Regency World and the online magazine Discover My Past, she has written four books: The Children History Forgot, Narrow Windows, Narrow Lives, Regency Cheshire and Tracing Your Canal Ancestors.
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    Sue Wilkes' new guide delves deep into the cradle of the Industrial Revolution. Spanning the centuries from the country's medieval origins to the First World War and the industrial and social histories between, this is a perfect companion for those searching for their red rose forebears. - Your Family History