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    DescriptionMany family historians will come across direct links to ancestors who lived and worked in the countryside as farmers, labourers, landowners, village tradesmen and professionals - for most of us have rural ancestors. Yet despite the burgeoning interest in genealogy, these people have rarely been written about with the family historian in mind. No previous book has provided a guide to the documents and records, from medieval times to the twentieth century, that researchers can use to find out about their rural ancestors and the world in which they lived. That is why this accessible and informative introduction by rural historian Jonathan Brown is so important. He describes the make-up of country and village society - the farmers, large and small, the farm-workers, the landowners and estate-owners, and the local business people, the tradesmen and merchants. At the same time he identifies and discusses the relevant national and local records, 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.Tracing Your Rural Ancestors is essential reading for anyone who is looking for an insight into the history of rural life, work and society.

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    Tracing Your Rural Ancestors
    A Guide for Family Historians
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jonathan Brown
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 440 g
    ISBN 13: 9781848842274
    ISBN 10: 1848842279

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Ingram Subject Code: RB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.6
    BIC E4L: HIS
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: WQY
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Merchandise Category: REF
    B&T General Subject: 680
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    DC22: 929.1072
    Abridged Dewey: 929
    BISAC V2.8: REF013000
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    LC classification: CS414 .B76 2011
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    Thema V1.0: WQY
    Illustrations note
    40 illustrations
    Pen & Sword Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Pen & Sword Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 December 2011
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    Review quote
    Based mainly on nineteenth-century rural life, setting the rural craftsmen, farm labourers, farmers and landlords in context and discussing 'some records and sources' and where to find them. - Local Historian Magazine