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MISC. GENEALOGY Unlock The Past Research and How-To Guides
    BOOK - Google: The Genealogist's Friend
    By Helen Smith
    Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2016
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc., Ottawa, 2016

    Everyone knows Google as the most used search engine in the world, but for genealogists it can do so much more to further their family history research. Finding an image of the ship on which your ancestor went to war, using Street view to walk the streets of your ancestral area, translating that document, finding that distant cousin who has the photos of family bible, mapping their migration path - these are just some of the ways you can use Google in your family history.
    ISBN 9781925323450     More Information

    Softcover...17.00 (C$)

    BOOK - The Genealogy Do-over Workbook
    By Thomas MacEntee
    Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2016
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc., Ottawa, 2016

    Back in December 2014, Thomas MacEntee made the big accouncement online saying that "Genealogy and I are parting ways. Done. Finished. Game over." While many people took that that to mean he was leaving the genealogy community or closing down his genealogy business, he then clarified what he menat by "leaving". Starting in 2015 Thomas decided to set aside his 20+ years of genealogy research aside, and started over. From scratch. If you think it's time for a genealogy makeover, or better yet a Genealogy Do-over, this workbook will take you step by step though the process he followed with his own research throughout 2015.
    ISBN 9781925323399     More Information
    Softcover...17.00 (C$)

    BOOK - DNA for Genealogists - Third Edition
    By K. Farmer
    Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2015
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc., Ottawa, 2016

    DNA testing will not replace the more familiar genealogical research techniques of gathering oral and documentary evidence and compiling family trees. Instead it offers entirely new research tools - more information to augment the documents and oral histories - as well as a way of testing family trees, to see if conclusions drawn are confirmed by this new evidence. This book shows you how you can use DNA to harness this exciting new range of genealogical tools. This publication provides a contextual understanding of DNA suitable for genealogists and discusses the currently available tests that are likely to be of interest to family historians, especially those wanting to prove (or disprove) compiled family trees, the connect 'new' relatives by means of inherited genetic material and to draw conclusions about where we fit into the greater human family. ISBN 9781925323108     More Information
    Softcover...16.50 (C$)

    BOOK - Harnessing the Facebook Generation: Ideas for Involving Young People in Family History and Heritage
    By Janet Few
    Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2016
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc., Ottawa, 2016

    Despite its title, this book is not about how to set up a Facebook page, how to Tweet, or how to create a website. Instead, it is about ensuring a future for our research. It is about why we should be concerned about doing this and how we can go about making sure that our family's history is not only preserved, but enhanced when we are no longer able to be its custodian. It is about presenting our hobby in a way that is attractive to all age groups. This is a book for grown-ups who want to inspire their descendants and other young people, with a love of history and heritage. It is a thought-provoking look at how we can encourage the next generation of family historians and why we might want to do so. Suggestions cover activities, outings, toys, games, books and ways of exploiting the internet in order to motivate and enthuse young people, even toddlers.
    ISBN 9781925323320     More Information

    Softcover...16.50 (C$)

    BOOK - Evernote for Family Historians
    By C. Riley
    Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2015
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    Family historians have more need than most people to be organised. Evernote, an online site designed for notetaking and archiving, gives you a place where you can collect everything together, all in one place: digitised images and digital photographs; scanned documents; research notes and database printouts; PDFs and ebooks; web pages and links emails; voice recordings and family videos. Organise all of this treasure, access it quickly and easily, and synchronise it between your computers, phones and tablets. Evernote can change your life, and this book will show you how. ISBN 9781925323061     More Information
    Softcover...17.50 (C$)

    BOOK - Organising a Family Reunion
    By Lesle Berry
    Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2010
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    From a phone conference to a week long event, a family reunion is a time to gather and share. According to Wikipedia: "A typical family reunion will assemble grandparents, great-grandparents and up for a meal, some recreation and discussion. The older attendees are generally grandparents, parents, siblings or first cousins while the youngest could be second, third or fourth cousins. It is also not uncommon for regular family reunions to be sponsored by family organizations or family associations centered on a more distant common ancestor or a commonly shared surname". That said, whether you are planning a large event or a small casual get-together, a successful family reunion requires careful planning and execution. This booklet will help you plan a successful reunion for your family, reducing your stress and resulting in a memorable reunion that your extended family will enjoy and appreciate. ISBN 978-0-980776-07-2     More Information
    Softcover...13.50 (C$)

    BOOK - Preserving Your Family's Oral History and Stories
    By Thomas MacEntee
    Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2014
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    Many of us got our start in tracing and preserving our family history based on a story, perhaps one you heard as a child. Fast forward to the 21st century and it seems that 'what's old is new again' with storytelling one of the hot buzz words. The fact is that oral history and storytelling involves family, and ancestry has been around ever since humans walked the earth. 'Preserving Your Family's Oral History and Stories' provides you with all the information on the latest methods and tools used to capture and preserve those family stories. In addition, once you've learned how easy it is to build a family archive of stories, you'll want to share them with others using the tips and tricks provided in this book. ISBN 9781921956386     More Information
    Softcover...16.00 (C$)

    BOOK - 500 Best Genealogy and Family History Tips
    By Thomas MacEntee
    Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2014
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    '500 Best Genealogy and Family History Tips' could be be described as a 'brain dump' of me, Thomas MacEntee, and my many years of knowledge about genealogy and family history. Basically what I've done is to extract my favourite tips and tricks from over 85 presentations, 10 books and numerous articles. In addition, I've reviewed the social media posts and conversations from Facebook, Twitter and other platforms to highlight those issues most important to today's genealogists. What will you find in this 'best tips' guide? Everything from practical ways to use Google, advice on protecting your privacy online, information about secret or little known resources for genealogy research and more. The best way to use this guide is to browse the table of contents to find a topic of interest. Also simply search the book when trying to find a solution to a problem, such as how to cite a source or locate an app to generate bibliographic information. ISBN 9781921956799     More Information
    Softcover...21.50 (C$)

    BOOK - 'Til Death Us Do Part: Causes of Death 1300-1948
    By J. Few
    Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2015
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    The diseases and accidents of our ancestors are an integral part of our family history, and one thing that all but our most recent ancestors have in common, is that they are dead. This booklet examines a wide variety of possible causes of death for our ancestors, describing their symptoms and prognoses. It also suggests records that may be used to provide information about how an ancestor died. You'll find a timeline is included which outlines some major British epidemics. In the absence of a definite cause of death for a particular individual, we can at least gain an impression of the major killers of their time. ISBN 9781921956461     More Information

    Softcover...12.00 (C$)

    BOOK - Social Media for Family Historians - Second Edition
    By Noeline Kyle
    Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2012
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    You will learn what social media is; why you would want to use it; what the risks are, and how to avoid them. Easy-to-follow guides on how to get started with Facebook and blogging - two of the most useful forms of social media - can help you take the plunge. The internet allows us to interact in ways we have never had before. We can find friends and relatives; stay in touch with them; share news, family trees, stories, photos, and videos; find useful information for our research; and be an active part of as many communities as we care to join. The websites that enable all of this are called 'social media'. This book introduces readers to websites that can help family historians to communicate, share and collaborate with other family historians and with their own families. It covers new ways to communicate such as Skype and Second Life; social networking sites such as Facebook,blogs and microblogs such as Twitter; sites for sharing photos and videos such as Flickr and YouTube; and community information sites such as wikis and social bookmarking. If you are a family historian, or if you have a family, this book is for you! ISBN 9781921956065     More Information
    Softcover...25.50 (C$)

    BOOK - Family History Trippin': A Guide to Planning a Genealogy Research Trip
    By Thomas MacEntee
    Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2014
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    Weather you've been researching your family history for over 20 years or you are just getting started, there comes a time when you need a trip to assist you in your research. There are many options available to genealogists: some within the genealogy community and others in the greater travel industry that can be adapted for research trips. ISBN 9781921956362     More Information
    Softcover...15.50 (C$)

    BOOK - Pinning Your Family History
    By Thomas MacEntee
    Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2014
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    It seems that pinning sites are all the rage and are becoming more popular. Sites like Pinterest and others can let you share your family history finds with family, friends and the public. But be warned! Pinning can become an addictive way to surf the web! Besides Pinterest, sites like Google Maps, What Was There, History Pin, and uencounter.me allow you to share your family photos and content easily. And you never know who will find that content and how you might connect with other genealogists. Pinning in the new "cousin bait!" ISBN 9781921956379     More Information
    Softcover...14.00 (C$)


    BOOK - Guide to Wolfram|Alpha for Genealogy and Family History Research
    By Thomas MacEntee
    Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2014
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    Most genealogists and family historians these days are familiar with a variety of search engines used to locate information on the internet. The process is pretty straight forward: you enter your search terms, and you get back a list of links to relevant websites. But what if there were a search engine that allowed queries in the form of a question and, in fact, preferred that format? You could classify the resulting search engine as more of an answer engine that anything else. And what if you could take the concept one step further and have this answer engine calculate information based on set input parameters? Well such a search engine does exist: Wolfram|Alpha. What sets this computational engine apart from other search engines is the ability to pull data from websites outside of Wolfram|Alpha) that are selected for their data reliability and sources. ISBN 9781921956393     More Information
    Softcover...17.00 (C$)

    BOOK - Solving Riddles in 19th Century Photo Albums
    By Graham Jaunay
    Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2011
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    Many people mistakenly think that the photography process has been around for a very long time. This is of course untrue and indeed the pictures in your heirloom photo album are unlikely to predate the 1860s. Photographs came in many forms in the nineteenth century and this book assists the reader to identify each type, as this is an essential dating indicator. The booklet then addresses in great detail the other characteristics of photographs with examples to assist the reader in dating the item - the mount itself, the material printed on the back of the photograph, the composition of the photograph including the pose of people depicted and the clothes being worn by the people depicted. This booklet also addresses the issues related to preserving your photographs for the enjoyment of future generations. ISBN 9780980874662     More Information
    Softcover...19.00 (C$)

    BOOK - Cracking the Code of Old Handwriting
    By Graham Jaunay
    Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2011
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    Sooner or later, family historians will come across a major obstacle in progressing their research - old handwriting can be difficult to resolve and this booklet is designed to overcome some of these problems. The problem rests on the fact that most of us unknowingly read by identifying whole words by their shape rather than looking at individual letters. When we come across unfamiliar writing, we are forced to look at the individual letters in their context. The unexpected shapes of old letters and a multitude of shortcuts in writing results in considerable difficulties for modern readers, and this booklet provides some strategies to overcome this problem. There are a number of books on this subject, but, apart from the practical advice within, a strength of this publication lies in the number of actual examples to help the researcher identify seemingly meaningless words. ISBN 9780980874624     More Information
    Softcover...13.00 (C$)

    BOOK - Pitfalls in Family History
    By Graham Jaunay
    Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2012
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    This booklet outlines some of the issues that throw up barriers to family history research. What is a pitfall? Look it up in a dictionary and you will find that it is defined as ... a concealed pit as trap for man or animal, an unsuspected difficulty or danger or an error into which it is easy to fall. Somewhere there may be a family historian who claims never to have encountered a pitfall in their research, but most of us, if we're honest, will admit to being bruised all over by the number of falls we've taken whilst our family trees have been growing. By reading this booklet you will be more aware of many of the pitfalls waiting to entrap you! ISBN 9781921956102     More Information
    Softcover...14.50 (C$)

    BOOK - How to Write Your Family History: A Guide to Creating, Planning, Editing and Publishing Family Stories
    By Noeline Kyle
    Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2015
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    At some time as you tread the seductive, wonderful pathway of completing more and more research, you might just want to lift your head from this pile of collected data and think about how, where and in what way your will write and publish the family history. Noeline outlines strategies to get you to the desk and writing. The book will show you how to identify and choose a format for writing family stories, to understand and apply strategies to plan and create your characters, to construct chapters and apply the basics of writing/rewriting, editing, planning and publishing to produce and professional, valuable and very readable family history. ISBN 9781921956300     More Information
    Softcover...14.50 (C$)

    BOOK - Citing Historical Sources: A Manual for Family Historians
    By Noeline Kyle
    Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2013
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    Noeline Kyle aims to answer the question "how do I reference the diverse range of source material encountered by the family historian?" The question has become even more complex in recent years with the increasing use of the internet and the plethora of new online sources now added to the mix. The construction of the text for a family history does require that you acknowledge your sources, adhere to copyright legislation and take note of ethical issues in your publication. This book uses a straighforward and practical format to take you through the rules and conventions of referencing and acknowledgement of the resources used in your research to provide an easy and sensible entry into this important historical task. ISBN 9781921956133     More Information
    Softcover...15.00 (C$)

    BOOK - Writing and Publishing Your Family History
    By Lesle Berry
    Originally published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2010
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    Family historians spend much time and effort researching their family lines and gathering stories, photographs and documents -- but then run into a brick wall when it comes to knowing how to put their findings into an interesting and readable family history book. It is said that everyone has one good book in them and many family historians are trying to find theirs. This guide will assist you achieve that goal. From design and publication elements to writing tips. A self-help guide to achieve your dream of writing your book. ISBN 978-1-77240-008-3     More Information
    Softcover...17.50 (C$)

    BOOK - Finding Florence, Maude, Matilda, Rose: Researching and Writing Women into Family History    [Australian perspective]
    By N. Kyle
    Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2013
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    Research women's lives requires the family historian to be resourceful, and to search also in public records relevant for women and children, and the family. This book will guide you through those lists of public records, women's organisations, education records, hospitals, health and nursing records and women's work, and help you marry that research to a writing process aimed squarely at writing more effectively and fully about the women in your past. ISBN 9781921956058     More Information
    Softcover...18.50 (C$)

    BOOK - Your Family History Archives: A Brief Introduction    [Australian perspective]
    By S. Hicks
    Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2010
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    An introduction to the basics of recording, organising and caring for family archives and what to do to ensure the collection is not lost to future generations of family and other researchers. It is based on a talk that the author presents to genealogy and family history groups. The first section of this book encompasses collection, organising and accessing your family records and memorabilia. The second stage is the conservation and preservation process to ensure that they are kept for future generations. The final stage is what happens to the collection in the future. ISBN 9780980776003     More Information
    Softcover...13.50 (C$)
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AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND Unlock The Past Research Guides
    BOOK - Where Do I Start?: A Brief Guide to Researching Your Family in Australia and New Zealand
    By Shauna Hicks
    Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2015
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    Where do I start? is perhaps one of the most frequently asked questions from people interested in learning more about their family history. The author, Shauna Hicks decided to write this research guide to present together in one place methodology and resources that she mentioned in her presentations to societies and libraries. Using various internet resources you can usually built a family pedigree quickly going back several generations. Then you confirm what you discovered and spend more time filling in the details and getting to know your ancestors lives and the communities in which they lived. It is definitely not all online and this guide highlights some of the archives and libraries that you will become familiar with as you research your family history. As a beginner's guide it has been hard to keep it simple as there are just so many resources that can be used for genealogy and family history. While Shauna has tried not to overwhelm those just starting out, she has also tried to make people aware that there are many ways to research and record your family history. It is a learning process and you will acquire new skills and knowledge as you progress. This book is the first step to discovering your family history. 72 pages. ISBN 9781925323009     More Information
    Softcover...19.50 (C$)

    BOOK - Researching Your Ancestor's Childhood   (Australian perspective)
    By N. Kyle
    Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2016
    Printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc., Ottawa, 2016

    This book draws on a range of research on the history of childhood and the family, histories of and sources for institutionalised care, educational records, toys and games, childhood museums, oral traditions, photographs, law and work for children, health and children's hospitals, the history of women's ancestry, and much more from Noeline Kyle's research into the history of childhood, to map out useful strategies for researching the hsitory of your ancestor's childhood. There is no doubt that all records, including birth, death and marriage certificated, cemetery records, illegitimacy, divorce, probate, immigration and missing persons, and much else, should be consulted to further your research on your ancestor's childhood. At the same time this book offers a further and more specific window into the many records and strategies for research that will help you find and record the stories of children and childhood. Noeline also provides insights into the clues to gleaned by looking at place, gender, class, race, cultural norms, and landscape to more fully write about childhood. This is a practical book outlining the records and strategies for researching, finding and writing the stories of children and your ancestor's childhood. ISBN 9781925323306     More Information
    Softcover...17.00 (C$)

    BOOK - Understanding Australian Military Speak
    By Shauna Hicks
    Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2016
    Printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc., Ottawa, 2016

    Naturally the military has to employ abbreviations and the like which are unique to the Art of War, and that is what it is all about. Failure to be concise, efficient and readily understood within the military machine means that the transition from Peace to War will be jeapardised with any system of military speak which promises less. Therefore, to get the most from military records, be they related to personnel, tactical, equipment, procedural, organisational or operational matters, a grasp of the military abbreviations likely to be encountered is highly advisable. This book fills the need by detailing 6000 abbreviations, initialisms and acronyms found in Australian military records from 1788 to the present day. ISBN 9781925323559     More Information
    Softcover...18.00 (C$)

    BOOK - Discover Your Sporting Ancestors: It was Not All Work and No Play!
    By Shauna Hicks
    Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2015
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    Have you ever thought about what sporting activities your ancestors might have been involved with? Were they on the local cricket or football team, or did they play darts at the local pub? Were they keen anglers, swimmers or lifesavers? What about horse racing or regular track and field events? Perhaps they were good administrators and served on sporting committees rather than playing themselves. Men and women were both involved with sports and who can forget their own school sports. Many communities had a local cricket, football or other sporting team and in some cases memorabilia and/or photographs have been handed down to alert us to an ancestor's involvement in a sporting activity. We may simply discover someone's involvement when searching newspapers or perhaps there is a mention of a sporting club in a funeral notice. How do you discover more about what they did? This guide shows you where to look for more information and how to make the most of searching websites, newspapers, original records and published sources. ISBN 9781925323047     More Information
    Softcover...16.50 (C$)

    BOOK - Arrivals in Australia from 1788
    By Kerry Farmer
    Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2015
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    This book introduces the history and records of migration to Australia from 1788. Migrating to a new country was one of the most dramatic life changes anyone undertook and it certainly affected the lives of their descendants. Investigating their journey is a key part of your family history research. However immigration records in Australia are not all held in one place - when, where and how they arrived affect where (and whether) records of their arrival can be found. Understanding categories of arrivals and the immigration schemes in place as well as the general principles of where documents are held, will give you confidence that you have looked in all the right places. 140 pages. ISBN 9781921956218     More Information
    Softcover...32.00 (C$)

    BOOK - Papers Past: New Zealand's Yesteryear Newspapers
    By Coral Shearer
    Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2014
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    Coral Shearer's booklet provides guidance on the best ways to find your way around the Papers Past website. She has taken the first page of the website and worked her way around the page explaining how to get the most out of the site. She shows users readers how to use each area to find more about your ancestors, or the the economy of the country. More newspapers are coming on line all the time and it pays to check regularly to find more information. ISBN 978-1-921956-42-3     More Information
    Softcover...16.50 (C$)

    BOOK - Nurses and Midwives in Australian History: A Guide to Historical Sources
    By N. Kyle, R. Russell & J. Blundell
    Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2015
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    This book, written by experts in nursing history, women's history and family history, provides practical advice on how to research the lives of nurses and midwives, the hospitals they trained and worked in, and is a guide to the many public and private repositories where sources are found in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. The records of their lives are found in a wide range of places, and as well as online and digitised records, this book also points the researcher toward the myriad of documentary and private records which are useful for writing their lives. ISBN 9781921956096     More Information
    Softcover...19.50 (C$)

    BOOK - Guide to Baptist Historical Resources in Australia
    By D. Parker
    Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2014
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    Apart from the usual bdm records, as well as directory or electoral roll listings, researchers of Australian ancestors should consider using church records, and not just for baptisms, marriages or burials. If you had ancestors who attended a particular church there's a good chance they'll be mentioned in church bulletins somewhere along the line. This particular book describes the records specific to the Baptist denomination in Australia, together with where they are, and how to access them. Finally, this guidebook covers information about other sources of historical information on the Baptist denomination, listings about other Baptist groups and also some information about related organisations which may provide helpful background for researchers. ISBN 9781921956232     More Information
    Softcover...19.00 (C$)

    BOOK - Migration to New Zealand: A Guide for Family History Researchers
    By Christine Clement
    Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2014
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    Author, Christine Clement has often been asked how to find when an ancestor came to New Zealand. This set her off on an exploratory path a number of years ago putting together the different schemes, periods and times to find out just who the people were coming at the different time periods and why. This booklet is designed to make readers think beyond the square to see what else was happening in the world that may have led people to New Zealand. Australia and New Zealand's history is linked as far back at 1788 and trans-Tasman migration began a little later with whalers and sealers, often with convict crew, from Sydney. A shipping and migration bibliography and a list of basic New Zealand genealogical sources have been included for further reading. ISBN 978-1-921956-35-5     More Information
    Softcover...16.50 (C$)

    BOOK - Migration to New Zealand: A Guide for Family History Researchers
    By Christine Clement
    Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2014
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    Author, Christine Clement has often been asked how to find when an ancestor came to New Zealand. This set her off on an exploratory path a number of years ago putting together the different schemes, periods and times to find out just who the people were coming at the different time periods and why. This booklet is designed to make readers think beyond the square to see what else was happening in the world that may have led people to New Zealand. Australia and New Zealand's history is linked as far back at 1788 and trans-Tasman migration began a little later with whalers and sealers, often with convict crew, from Sydney. A shipping and migration bibliography and a list of basic New Zealand genealogical sources have been included for further reading. ISBN 978-1-921956-35-5     More Information
    Softcover...16.50 (C$)

    BOOK - Tracing Mining Ancestors: A Brief Guide to Resources in Australia and New Zealand
    By S. Hicks
    Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2014
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    This publication highlights the wealth of information available to genealogists and family historians looking for their mining ancestors in Australia and New Zealand. The guide covers archival and library resources, maps, photographs, newspapers, published works and online resources. In addition it looks at where this information may be located including historical societies and museums, genealogical and family history societies, as well as archives and libraries.
    ISBN 9781921956430 (softcover)     More information
    Softcover......17.50 (C$)

    BOOK - My Ancestor was in an Asylum: Brief Guide to Asylum Records in Australia and New Zealand
    By S. Hicks
    Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 20??
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    The author's interest in asylum records was sparked when she found some of her own ancestors had spent time in asylums, or had died in an asylum. Asylums were not only used to house the poor, the aged, the frail and those who had no one to care for them. Surviving archival records provide a wealth of genealogical information not usually found in government records including information on patients' physical description, personal family details, health information and sometimes even a photograph. If you have lost an ancestor, or simply misplaced them for a few years, then asylum records may be worth investigating. This guide in an excellent introduction to resources available and how to use these resources effectively. ISBN 9781921956348     More Information
    Softcover...16.00 (C$)

    BOOK - Finding Florence, Maude, Matilda, Rose: Researching and Writing Women into Family History    [Australian perspective]
    By N. Kyle
    Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2013
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    Research women's lives requires the family historian to be resourceful, and to search also in public records relevant for women and children, and the family. This book will guide you through those lists of public records, women's organisations, education records, hospitals, health and nursing records and women's work, and help you marry that research to a writing process aimed squarely at writing more effectively and fully about the women in your past. ISBN 9781921956058     More Information
    Softcover...18.50 (C$)

    BOOK - War on the Veldt: Tracing Your Australian Military Ancestors in the Boer War 1899-1902
    By N. Smith
    Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2014
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    Boer War official records were lost or destroyed while those associated with World War One were collected with reverence. Even today there is a continuing struggle to have the conflict recognised by a National Boer War Memorial. Yet there is a recent growth in interest from genealogists which has helped sustain, indeed revive Australia's prominent part in the Boer War. The task of researching ancestors in the Boer War has long been frustrated by a lack of awareness and an apparent paucity of records. This is not so. 'War on the Veldt' opens the doors to successfully finding Australian Boer War ancestors. ISBN 978192195256     More Information
    Softcover...18.00 (C$)

    BOOK - Finding the Family Redcoat: Tracing Your British Military Ancestors in Australia
    By N. Smith
    Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2013
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    Previously there was no concise, yet comprehensive guide to help the family historian embark on the search for Australian ancestors who had served in the British Army in Australia or post discharge. This small book sets out the remedy these failings. It provides a handy summary of the Redcoats of the British garrison in Australian between 1788 and 1870, and gives details of where to look, what to look for, as well as information on how to understand them, which all helps you get more out of the records. For those seeking to search out their 19th century British Army ancestors who were in Australia, there is no better place to start. ISBN 9781921956249     More Information
    Softcover...16.50 (C$)

    BOOK - That Elusive Digger: Tracing Your Australian Military Ancestors
    By N. Smith
    Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2013
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    In recent years there has been a marked increase in the amount of official and individual attention given to Australia's rich military past. Previously there was no concise but comprehensive guide to help the family historian embark on the search for Australian military ancestors, much less one which also gives simple overviews of Australia's military history. This small book sets out to remedy these failings. Herein are provided handy summaries of Australia's military history both in peace and war; a glimpse of where to looks and what to look for, all leavened with brief forays into how to understand and so get the most from military records. For those seeking to search out their Australian military ancestors, there is no better place to start. ISBN 9781921956195     More Information
    Softcover...16.00 (C$)

    BOOK - AIF Unit Histories of the Great War 1914-1918
    By R. Austin
    Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2011
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    Many people have difficulty in wading through military jargon and need a more readable source of what their relatives battalion or unit was doing during the Great War of 1914-1918. This is where the unit histories become a most valuable resource tool. A point-by-point check list of 'The Ideal Unit History' which may be useful to genealogists and others has therefore been included in this handy guidebook. Also included are publication details of the many published histories of battalions, light horse regiments and other units of the 1st Australian Imperial Force which served with distinction in theatres such as Gallipoli, France, Belgium, Egypt and Palestine. ISBN 9780980874655     More Information
    Softcover...11.50 (C$)

    BOOK - Finding Ancestors in Church Records: A Brief Guide to Resources    [Australian perspective]
    By S. Hicks
    Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2012
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    This publication highlights the wealth of information that can be found in religious publications, church newspapers and magazines. Information and photographs on individuals, not usually found elsewhere, can be discovered and may include obituaries, details of weddings, school news, social events etc. Using examples, the author demonstrates how to locate this type of information on your own ancestors. If you have never considered looking for your ancestors in religious and church records, then this guide is a great starting place. You might be amazed at the stories waiting to be discovered. ISBN 9781921956126     More Information
    Softcover...18.50 (C$)

    BOOK - Trove: Discover Genealogy Treasure in the National Library of Australia - Second Edition
    By S. Hicks
    Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2016
    Printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc., Ottawa, 2016

    As a regular presenter at genealogy expos and seminars I am constantly surprised by the number of people who don't know or are not aware of, all the genealogy resources available on the National Library of Australia website. Trove is the catchy name of the Library's discovery service into its many collections, but it is only one of a number of resources available for research. While people may be aware of Trove, they are not aware of how to effectively use the various filters to narrow down their searches to maximum advantage. Features such as comments, lists, tagging or correcting text are other areas that many have not yet explored and there are always a few who put up their hand to say they haven't got an eResources card. There are other features such as Ask a Librarian and Cite This that I am fond of, but many in the audience haven't discovered them yet, or realised how these features can assist their research. This guide outlines why I'm a huge Trove fan. It lists and explains the various features so that other family historians and genealogists can make maximum use of this fantastic free resource. Follow the tips and you will soon become another Trove fan. ISBN 9781925323498     More Information
    Softcover...15.00 (C$)

    BOOK - Land Research for Family Historians in Australia and New Zealand
    By C. Riley
    Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2012
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    Land research can tell us so much about how our ancestors lived and worked. It can help us find out the truth about stories we've heard, and can give us a much richer picture of our ancestors' social and economic position. If they owned a house, business premises or rural property there are records to be found, many of which contain a wealth of information. This book will introduce you to the main types of records you can find, such as deeds and grants, Torrens titles, Crown leases, selections and conditional purchases, closer and solder settlements, title applications, maps, and plans. We will look at what they mean and where to find them in New Zealand and each Australian state and territory. Whether you are researching the history of your house or tracing the history of an ancestor through the property they owned, this book is for you. ISBN 9781921956119     More Information
    Softcover...22.00 (C$)

    BOOK - It's Not All Online: A Guide to Genealogy Sources Offline [Australian perspective]
    By S. Hicks
    Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2011
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    This publication explores the various places that there may be additional and more detailed information on our ancestors. Libraries, archives, genealogical and family history societies, museums and local historical societies are just some of the places that can tell us more about who our ancestors really were. We can learn about where they lived, what clothes they wore, where they went to school, their church activities and where they worked. If they did military service, were active in sport or their local communities or perhaps they were sick, or had encounters with the law and order agencies - it is all there waiting to be discovered. ISBN 9780980874693     More Information
    Softcover...16.50 (C$)

    BOOK - Family History Research in South Australia
    By G. Jaunay
    Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2011
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    Divided into two parts, the first part looks at the records generated in South Australia since 1837. Each groups of records is outlined to reveal the process of generation, the coverage and the potential content the researcher can expect to find. A step-by-step flow-chart on how to access significant records is included with each major group of records. The material covers not only the scope of the records available, but also the problems you may encounter, the reasons for the possible problem and where possible the way around the problem. The second part of the book looks at the major repositories holding records of interest and how the family historian can access them, either in person, or via the internet. A list of addresses and useful websites wraps up the second section. ISBN 9781921956003     More Information
    Softcover...29.95 (C$)

    BOOK - Death Certificates and Archaic Medical Terms - Second Edition    [an Australian perspective]
    By H. Smith
    Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2015
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc., Ottawa, 2016

    This book is written from an Australian perpective with most information pertaining to Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom and United States. Death certificates are an important document in family research, both to 'kill off' our ancestors and to determine their cause of death. This is especially so for people who are interested in establishing their medical genealogy. However at times it seems as though the cause of death is in a foreign language. The author examines the history and evolution of death certificates. When did they start? What is on them? What were the legal requirements? What does it mean when a death is certified? Why aren't all deaths certified? It also gives meanings to a number of archaic terms found on death certificates such as cachexia, breakbone fever, byssinosis, coeliac passion, dipsomania, inanition and Potter's Rot. This second edition has been fully updated and expanded, and is double the size of the first, with hundreds more archaic medical terms included. ISBN 9781925323269     More Information
    Softcover...17.00 (C$)

    BOOK - Locating Your German Ancestor's Place of Origin    [an Australian perspective]
    By Eric Kopittke
    Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2011
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    Many people around the world are seeking to find out more about their German heritage. Due to the large number of people emigrating from Germany, many of the current generation are now seeking to find out more about their German heritage. A primary goal when researching people from Germany is to locate the places from which they originated. This book guides you through finding various records which will help in locating your ancestor's place of origin. This book guides you through finding various records which will help in locating your ancestor's place of origin. ISBN 978-1-77240-007-6     More Information
    Softcover...18.00 (C$)

    BOOK - What Was the Voyage Really Like?: A Brief Guide to Researching Convict and Immigrant Voyages to Australia and New Zealand - Second Edition
    By S. Hicks
    Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2015
    Printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc., Ottawa, 2016

    Discovering when and how an ancestor arrived in Australia is the ambition of every family historian. In the majority of instances it is now relatively simple, as archives have been indexing passenger lists over the last few decades and many have put those indexes up on their websites and made them freely available. Many of us wonder what the actual voyage was like and there are numerous resources that can be used to compile a detailed account of the voyage and what our ancestors would have experienced during the trip. Written as an expanded version of a talk that the author gives, this is an excellent up-to-date guide on the topic of researching "Convict and Immigrant Voyages to Australia and New Zealand". First released in 2010, this second edition has been revised and updated. ISBN 9781925323511     More Information
    Softcover...15.00 (C$)

    BOOK - Your Family History Archives: A Brief Introduction    [Australian perspective]
    By S. Hicks
    Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2010
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    An introduction to the basics of recording, organising and caring for family archives and what to do to ensure the collection is not lost to future generations of family and other researchers. It is based on a talk that the author presents to genealogy and family history groups. The first section of this book encompasses collection, organising and accessing your family records and memorabilia. The second stage is the conservation and preservation process to ensure that they are kept for future generations. The final stage is what happens to the collection in the future. ISBN 9780980776003     More Information
    Softcover...13.50 (C$)

    BOOK - Family History on the Cheap - Second Edition    [Australian perspective]
    By S. Hicks
    Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2016
    Printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc., Ottawa, 2016

    Genealogy is one of Australia?s leading hobbies but it can be expensive and time consuming looking for family history information. With the growth of the internet and more records and indexes online it is, however, becoming easier and quicker if you know where to look. This second, revised and updated edition of 'Family History on the Cheap' examines a broad range of topics including family sources, whether someone has already researched the family, when to use professional researchers, how and where to obtain discounts, what sites are free, how to plan and organise your research, making the most of Google, and using social media for family history research. ISBN 9781925323535     More Information
    Softcover...17.00 (C$)

    BOOK - Sewerage Records: An Untapped Magnificent Resource    [Australia & New Zealand]
    By S. Zada
    Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2010
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    Sewerage is not something we instantly associate with our ancestors, nor is it a resource that many people have high on their list for checking. By the time you have reached the end of this book, your view on sewerage and its value to our family and local history research should have changed. The information and tips provided relate to sewerage records in Australia and New Zealand, however you can apply the same approach to countries around the world - where a sewerage system has been installed, there will be records. ISBN 9780980776065     More Information
    Softcover...15.50 (C$)

    BOOK - Family and Local History Resource Directory for Victoria [Australia]
    By S. Hicks
    Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2010
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    This book highlights major research repositories including archives, libraries, museums, other government departments, specialists organisations as well as smaller local societies which may not have an Internet presence. A printed directory can assist researchers to find places to look for their ancestors that they may not have previously thought of. Although geographically a small State, Victoria has a multitude of places to do original research. This 'Directory for Victoria' with its comprehensive index helps researchers to look for places their ancestors lived and to find what research repositories are in that local area. A must for anyone researching Victorian ancestors in Australia. ISBN 9780980776058     More Information
    Softcover...32.00 (C$)

ENGLAND & WALES Unlock The Past Research Guides
    BOOK - Discover Protestant Nonconformity in England and Wales
    By Paul Blake
    Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2016
    Not all our UK ancestors were Church of England, of even Catholic. A fair number, particularly after the start of the eighteenth century, joined other denominations such as Baptists, Congregationalists or Methodists. Therefore, it is quite usual, almost expected, for those researching their family in England and Wales to find it includes religious dissenters. Identifying these folk is not always straightforward: they may have continued to use the local parish church for their baptisms, marriages and burials; and may have belonged to congregations that kept few (if any) records. But there are often clues... this book introduces and explains the records that can help you.
    ISBN 9781925323474     More Information

    Softcover...17.00 (C$)

    BOOK - Discover English Census Records
    By Paul Milner
    Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2015
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    In this detailed guide, family historian Paul Milner explains how and why census records were created in 1801, expanding to an every-name format in 1841, and following every 10 years since. The book explains what the records look like, how they have evolved, and why they are one of the few records that place individuals into families. By following a case study family through the different census years, Milner expands upon census records to show how to put the family physically on the ground, using maps. Census research methods have changed drastically in the last few years, as nationwide indexes have come online, others with attached images. This book also shows how to effectively use these different online databases and indexes. Here is a practical guide that not only will help the beginner avoid mistakes in climbing the family tree, but also provides depth and details to assist the experience researcher.
    ISBN 978192195323221     More Information
    Softcover...19.00 (C$)

    BOOK - Buried Treasure: what’s in the English parish chest   
    By Paul Milner
    Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2015
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    Here is a practical guide that will help family researchers solve their problems, and put them into historical context. This small volume is full of material for both the beginner and the experienced researcher. It is a well-illustrated guide to the contents of the English parish chest that allows any researcher to go way beyond the baptism, marriage and burial registers commonly used for parish research. Buried treasure: what’s in the English parish chest examines all the records created by parish officials for the civil and religious administration of the English parish, except the baptism, marriage and burials records described so well in the companion volume – Discover English parish registers. ISBN 978-1-921956-52-2    More Information
    Softcover...17.00 (C$)

    BOOK - Discover English Parish Registers   
    By Paul Milner
    Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2014
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    English parish records are a fundamental source for English research. In this detailed guide, family historian Paul Milner explains how and why the records were created, beginning in 1538, what the records look like and what information they contain. A well-illustrated case study, with plenty of twists and turns, shows why care is needed to trace back in time from one generation to the next. The guide continues by explaining how and where to get access the records, (online, microfilm, originals or in print) and concludes by explaining what to do when you can’t find your ancestors in the records. Here is a practical guide that will help the beginner to avoid mistakes in climbing the family tree, yet the depth and details are here to assist the experienced researcher in understanding how to get the most from parish registers. This publication is a definitive guide to English parish registers that you will wish you had when you first started your research. ISBN 978-1-77240-006-9    More Information
    Softcover...16.50 (C$)

    BOOK - British and Irish Newspapers
    By Chris Paton
    Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2014
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    Records of births, marriages and deaths provide a fantastic starting point for identifying our ancestors' names and where they lived, but in terms of trying to understand how those ancestors once lived there is no better resource to plunder than a good newspaper. Over the last two centuries in particular newspapers have recorded the events that have shaped our forebears' lives, and in many cases noted anecdotes, notices and advertisements directly concerning them and their local communities. In this Unlock the Past guide, family historian Chris Paton reviews the availability of newspapers from across the British Isles, describing how to find those that have been digitised and made available online, and explaining how to locate considerably more that have not within the various libraries and archives across Britain and Ireland. ISBN 978-1-77240-005-2    More Information
    Softcover...20.50 (C$)

    BOOK - Tracing Your English Ancestors
    By Graham Jaunay
    Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2013
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    Initially written as course notes for lectures that were given by Graham Jaunay, this new editon of 'Tracing Your English Ancestors' has been greatly expanded and fully updated. Written to aid the researcher based overseas to learn how to access records in England, this book examines the specific issues that you may encounter when researching in England, together with what many of the records are, where they are located, their coverage and any issues relating to them. ISBN 9781921956201    More Information
    Softcover...18.00 (C$)


    BOOK - London and Middlesex Family History Resources Online
    By Alan Stewart
    Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2013
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    London is often called a county in itself. In 1901, as many people lived in the UK's capital city (4.5 million in the Administrative County of London) as in either Scotland or Ireland. The even larger Metropolitan Police District contains two million more (as many as the population of Wales). This concise guide explains what is meant by 'London' at different times, from its origins in the Roman Empire 2000 years ago, through the growth of the 'City' until Greater London's almost complete absorption of the county of Middlesex in the 20th century. Most of the main London records are online, and this guide covers internet access to civil registration (births, marriage and deaths) from 1837, the 1841-1911 census returns, and parish registers (baptisms, marriages and burials) from 1538. In addition, it looks at websites for non-conformist registers, gravestone inscriptions, armed forces' records, wills, criminal records, newspapers, local histories, directories and gazetteers. London's family history societies and the city's major archives are also covered, as are many London-specific websites. ISBN 9781921956324    More Information
    Softcover...15.50 (C$)
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IRELAND & NORTHERN IRELAND Unlock The Past Research Guides
    BOOK - Discover Irish Land Records
    By Chris Paton
    Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2015
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    The questions that drive us with family history research in Ireland are no different to those asked anywhere else in the world. We need to find the records that tell us who our ancestors were, when and where they lived, and how they related to others. In Ireland, however, many of the records necessary for the task have sadly been lost across time, of were woefully restrictive in how they were created in the first place. Whilst some of the basic vital records do not survive, however, there are plenty of others that will compensate, in this guide book, Northern Ireland born family historian Chris Paton takes a look at the potential to be found within Irish land records. Amongst documents of ownership and tenancy, valuation and tithes records, documents for inheritance, censuses, and many other resources, there are ancestral stories lying dormant and waiting to be found. In this guide, he demonstrates how to find them. ISBN 9781925323245     More Information
    Softcover...19.00 (C$)

    BOOK - British and Irish Newspapers
    By Chris Paton
    Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2014
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    Records of births, marriages and deaths provide a fantastic starting point for identifying our ancestors' names and where they lived, but in terms of trying to understand how those ancestors once lived there is no better resource to plunder than a good newspaper. Over the last two centuries in particular newspapers have recorded the events that have shaped our forebears' lives, and in many cases noted anecdotes, notices and advertisements directly concerning them and their local communities. In this Unlock the Past guide, family historian Chris Paton reviews the availability of newspapers from across the British Isles, describing how to find those that have been digitised and made available online, and explaining how to locate considerably more that have not within the various libraries and archives across Britain and Ireland. ISBN 978-1-77240-005-2    More Information
    Softcover...20.50 (C$)

    BOOK - Irish Family History Resources Online - Second Edition
    By Chris Paton
    Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2015
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    There is a popular belief that Irish family history research is virtually impossible because 'all the records were burned in the civil war'. But as Northern Irish born family historian Chris Paton demonstrates, the glass is most definitely half full rather than half empty when it comes to research in the Emerald Isle. Many records still exist which can help with your ancestral pursuits, and for those unable to make their way to Ireland to carry out research, the internet is finally coming to the rescue, as more and more material is increasingly finding it's way online by the day. This revised and fully updated Unlock the Past guide explores the key repositories and records now available online, and will prove to you that if you have been put off with Irish research in the past, now is absolutely the time to take another look. ISBN 9781921956928    More Information
    Softcover...21.50 (C$)
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GERMANY Unlock The Past Research Guides
    BOOK - Researching in German Civil and Church Records
    By E. Kopittke
    Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2015
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    Eric Kopittke answers the question 'How can I obtain a birth or marriage certificate from Germany for an immigrant ancestor?' What the new researcher may not realise is that in Germany the system of births, marriage and deaths by civil authorities, and the issue of associated certificates, has some significant differences to the system that the researcher may be used to. Prior to the introduction of civil registration, churches kept registers of baptisms, marriages and burials, and such church records may allow the researcher to follow the family back for several hundred years. This book is a practical guide that, with the aid of many illustrations, will allow the reader to become familiar with the types of information available on German civil certificates of birth, marriage and death and church records of baptism, marriage and burial. The book then explains how to access these records. ISBN 9781925323085     More Information
    Softcover...16.50 (C$)

    BOOK - Locating Your German Ancestor's Place of Origin    [an Australian perspective]
    By Eric Kopittke
    Originally published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2011
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    Many people around the world are seeking to find out more about their German heritage. Due to the large number of people emigrating from Germany, many of the current generation are now seeking to find out more about their German heritage. A primary goal when researching people from Germany is to locate the places from which they originated. This book guides you through finding various records which will help in locating your ancestor's place of origin. This book guides you through finding various records which will help in locating your ancestor's place of origin. ISBN 978-1-77240-007-6     More Information
    Softcover...18.00 (C$)

SCOTLAND Unlock The Past Research Guides
    BOOK - Discover Scottish Church Records - Second Edition
    By Chris Paton
    Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2016
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    In this greatly expanded second edition of Chris Paton's popular title, he explores the history and records of the various churches in Scotland prior to 1855, the year in which civil registration commenced within the country. He describes the theological changes imposed by the Reformation of 1560, the nature of the state's battles with the Kirk, and the Kirk's subsequent battles within itself. Most importantly, he also discusses the nature of the records generated by the various Scottish churches, how to interpret them, and above all else, how to find them. Whether you are looking for tales of ministers carried into the air by Scotland's fairy folk, the fire and thunder of John Knox, a detailed explanation of the online offerings of the ScotlandsPeople website, or the treasures waiting in the National Records of Scotland, this is the definitive research guide to help anyone with Caledonian connections.
    ISBN 9781925323351     More Information
    Softcover...28.00 (C$)

    BOOK - ScotlandsPeople: The Place to Launch Your Scottish Research - Second Edition
    By Rosemary Kopittke
    Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2015
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    ScotlandsPeople provides an exceptional source of genealogical records for those with Scottish ancestry - Statutory registers of birth, death and marriage, old parish registers, Catholic parish registers, census records, valuation rolls, wills and testaments, and Coats of Arms. Access to such a wide range of basic records for a relatively cheap fee means we can all research from our home without the expense of hiring a search agent, ordering in many microfilms, or a trip to Scotland - as pleasant as that last option may be. With some knowledge and practice you will become adept at locating records of relevance to your family and you will be well on your way with your research. Of course, not all records are available online. You will still need to track down your non-conformists, investigate land records, maps, cemeteries, electoral rolls, directories, poor law, military and other records, BUT ScotlandsPeople is a great place to launch the study of your families. ISBN 9781925323023     More Information
    Softcover...17.50 (C$)

    BOOK - Down and Out in Scotland: Researching Ancestral Crisis   
    By Chris Paton
    Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2015
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    In this latest Unlock the Past guide, genealogist Chris Paton goes in search of the records of ancestral hardship in Scotland, to allow us to truly understand the situations that our ancestors had to endure and overcome across the generations, to help us become the people who we are today. There were many battles that our forebears fought for and against in Scotland, both on a personal level and as a part of the society within which they lived. There were the laws of the local parish church and the punishments awaiting those who breached kirk discipline; the struggles to avoid poverty and the stigma of being a debtor; the darkest moments of the soul, from mental health issues and illness, to murder and suicide; and the dramatic moments of rebellion, when our forebears drew a line in the sand against a perceived tyranny or democratic deficit. Illness, death, bigamy, abandonment, accidents, eviction, ethnic cleansing – a dramatic range of challenges across a lifetime, and at times, outright tragedy. ISBN 978-1-921956-98-0    More Information
    Softcover...18.50 (C$)

    BOOK - Discover Scottish Civil Registration Records   
    By Chris Paton
    Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2013
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    This guide from family historian Chris Paton takes a look at the vast world of Scottish civil registration records. Scotland commenced the statutory registration of births, marriages and deaths within the country in 1855, some seventeen and half years after a similar process had already got underway in England and Wales. The information lost to the family historian by such a late start is, however, more than made up for by the fact that Scottish registration records are the most detailed of all those found within the British Isles. But what was the law behind Scottish registration, and how did it differ to England, Wales and Ireland? Who was legally obliged to do what and when, what were the penalties for default, and how might such knowledge help with our ancestral research? Why were all the forms of Scottish irregular marriage not abolished in 1939, and what angered the country's doctors? Where are the records not found online via ScotlandsPeople, such as those for adoption, vaccination, civil partnerships and divorce - and what vital records does the General Register Office in England hold for Scots as far back at the 1760s, and far beyond Britain's shores? ISBN 978-1-926797-99-1    More Information
    Softcover...17.00 (C$)

    BOOK - Discover Scottish Land Records   
    By Chris Paton
    Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2012
    This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.

    This guide from family historian Chris Paton takes a look at the complicated records concerning land and property based research in Scotland. For centuries property transactions within the county were governed by feudal tenure, a system which was abandoned in England and Wales in the Middle Ages, but which continued in Scotland until 2004. But feudalism was not the only method by which land was held, with udalism, duthcas, leasehold and more competing as forms of tenure across the country at different times. Connected with the rules surrounding property transactions were those associated with the inheritance of land and heritable estate, all of which is explained in great detail. From sassines to skat, from retours to precepts of clare constant, and from apparent heirs to heirs apparent, this concise guide will help you get to grips with one of the most exciting and useful topics within Scottish family history. ISBN 978-1-926797-97-7    More Information
    Softcover... 19.00 (C$)
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