The Oxford Guide to Family History

The Oxford Guide to Family History

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Family historian David Hey offers practical guidance on how to trace family origins through the basics of research - how to get started, where to find records, and how to decipher early styles of handwriting. He also uses social history to suggest where to begin this search such as in the networks of kinship and inheritance, and the stability or mobility of certain families. Containing black and white illustrations showing family groups, houses, monuments, archive records, and family trees, this book is aimed at anyone interested in tracing their lineage.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 246 pages
  • 190 x 245.9 x 19.6mm | 816.48g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 150 b&w photographs, indexes, bibliography
  • 0192803131
  • 9780192803139

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"Review from previous edition Not only does it give up-to-date guidance on researching national and local registers, but it relates individual researches to recent developments in the social and economic history of the family. The practical guidance is well set out."--TLS"remarkable value for its combination of social history, gracefully told, and lucid instruction"--Antonia Fraser"a thoughtful and though-provoking book, finely researched and well written"--Family Tree Magazine "Review from previous edition Not only does it give up-to-date guidance on researching national and local registers, but it relates individual researches to recent developments in the social and economic history of the family. The practical guidance is well set out."--TLS "remarkable value for its combination of social history, gracefully told, and lucid instruction"--Antonia Fraser "a thoughtful and though-provoking book, finely researched and well written"--Family Tree Magazine "Review from previous edition Not only does it give up-to-date guidance on researching national and local registers, but it relates individual researches to recent developments in the social and economic history of the family. The practical guidance is well set out."--TLS "remarkable value for its combination of social history, gracefully told, and lucid instruction"--Antonia Fraser "a thoughtful and though-provoking book, finely researched and well written"--Family Tree Magazine "Review from previous edition Not only does it give up-to-date guidance on researching national and local registers, but it relates individual researches to recent developments in the social and economic history of the family. The practical guidance is well set out."--TLS"remarkable value for its combination of social history, gracefully told, and lucid instruction"--Antonia Fraser"a thoughtful and though-provoking book, finely researched and well written"--Family Tree Magazineshow more

About David Hey

David Hey is Professor of Local and Family History at the University of Sheffield. His books include The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (OUP, 1996; paperback 1998) and the Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History (OUP, 1997).show more

Table of contents

Part One - The Study of Family History. Part Two - Family Names. Part Three - Mobility and Stability. Part Four - Family and Society. Part Five - A Guide to the Records. Select Bibliography. Index of Surnames. Index. Illustration Sourcesshow more

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