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    DescriptionLondon is a key site for family historians. Many researchers, seeking to trace their ancestry back through the generations, will find their trail leads to London or through it. Yet, despite the burgeoning interest in genealogy and the importance of London in so many life stories, few previous books have explored the city's history or provided guidance on the research resources family historians can use to discover the life of a London ancestor. This is the purpose of Jonathan Oates's invaluable handbook. In a series of short, information-packed chapters he describes the principal record offices, archives, libraries and other sources researchers can go to, and shows how Londoners can be tracked through censuses, registers and directories over the last 500 years. Then he explores key aspects of London's history from a family historian's point of view. Crime, religion and education - and the body of evidence associated with them - are covered, as is the historical trail left by taxation, health, welfare, work and business. He looks also at the military and wartime records available in the city, and at the records of immigrant communities who have had such a notable impact on the development of the capital. Each section introduces the reader to the relevant sources, indicates where they can be found, and offers essential advice on how this information can be used to piece together the lives of distant and not-so-distant relatives.


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    Title
    Tracing Your London Ancestors
    Subtitle
    A Guide for Family Historians
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jonathan Oates
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781848841307
    ISBN 10: 1848841302
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKESL
    Ingram Subject Code: RB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.6
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: WQY
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Merchandise Category: REF
    B&T General Subject: 680
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKESL
    BISAC V2.8: REF013000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 929.10720421
    LC classification: CS436.L7 A457 2011
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 929/.209421
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: WQY
    Publisher
    Pen & Sword Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Pen & Sword Books Ltd
    Publication date
    19 June 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Barnsley