Easy Family History

Easy Family History : The Beginner's Guide to Starting Your Research

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Easy Family History takes the stress out of family history research. It guides readers through the most important information sources for family historians in the UK including family documents, official records, archives and websites. From what to expect on a birth cert to how to use newspaper archives each chapter focuses on an area of research and takes you through the basics. This book focuses on UK records and archives.

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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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 14mm | 220g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • A & C Black Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 10 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1408175703
  • 9781408175705
  • 412,204

About David Annal

David Annal is a professional researcher in family history and he is well-respected and very experienced in this field. His company, Lifelines Research, undertakes freelance research into whole family histories for cients. He speaks regularly at family history events and conferences and he is a regular contributor to family history publications as well as being a resdient expert on Nick Barratt's Your Family History magazine. David's other books include Getting Started in Family History, Using Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates and Using Census Returns (Public Records Office, 2000) and he co-wrote Census: The Expert Guide with Peter Christian (National Archives 2008).
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The clear-cut, gently encouraging methodology avoids blinding you with science and offers great tips on keeping your findings in order, as well as your feet on the ground as your family tree takes root. Well written and illustrated, with lots of useful asides, it comes with a health warning that family history is addictive, which is just as well as this book will inspire you to get started right away. * Family Tree magazine * It would be easy to dismiss this as `yet another beginners' guide' but this would be unfair. With changes in record access constantly altering, an up-to-date basic guide is always necessary - and this book meets that brief. David Annal is an experienced professional researcher and recognises what the novice needs to know. * Who Do You Think You Are Magazine *
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