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BOOK - A Beginner's Guide to British and Irish Genealogy
By Chris Paton
Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2016
This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc., Ottawa

Chris Paton takes you through the key record sets that will help you get underway with your family history research. He will introduce you to the family history societies and archives that can assist your efforts, and provide a little context to the ancestral landscape within which your ancestors once lived, and into which you will soon be immersed. Along the way he points out some of the major differences in record types to be found in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, and the Crown Dependencies of the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. In each chapter Chris also provides a steer towards further books which can further develop your skills as you become more experienced with the subject matter, making this an invaluable introduction. ISBN 9781925323573     More Information
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BOOK - Discover English Census Records
By Paul Milner
Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2015
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
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BOOK - Buried Treasure: what’s in the English parish chest   
By Paul Milner
Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2015
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
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BOOK - Discover English Parish Registers   
By Paul Milner
Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2014
This edition published by Global Genealogy, Milton, 2014

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
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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

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BOOK - The Huguenots: Their Settlement, Churches, and Industries in England and Ireland
By Samuel Smiles
Originally published by Samuel Smiles, New York, 1868
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton 2006 (CD 2010)

This book chronicles the re-settlement of the Huguenots in England and Ireland. The migration was one of the most important movements of skilled workers and professionals out of mainland Europe due to religious persecution. There were two major movements of Huguenot. The first primarily included Flemish and French Protestants during the latter half of the sixteenth century. The second major migration happened during the final decades of the seventeenth century.
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MAPS on CD - Old County Maps of England 1836
By Thomas Moule
Originally published by By Thomas Moule, London, 1836
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2012 (on CD)

This new electronic media edition of Thomas Moule's Old County Maps of England 1836 faithfully reproduces the original detail and artistry of this fine cartographer. All 55 maps are reproduced in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format so that they can be viewed in all computer systems that support the popular Adobe standard. The map of England and Wales includes clearly marked boundaries of the English and Welsh counties. The individual county maps are very detailed including outlines of the Hundreds, and in some cases the Wapentakes and Liberties. All are beautifully decorated with inset views of releavant features of each county. More information
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ATLAS on CD - Cary's New Map of England, Wales and part of Scotland, 1794
By John Cary.
Originally published by John Cary, London 1794
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton 2009 (on CD Rom)

The original pages of the 1794 Cary's atlas have been digitized and archived as electonic images. View images on-screen or print for personal use. Maps can be enlarged for detailed viewing. The atlas includes a comprehensive index of English, Welsh and southern Scotland places as they were known in 1794. The index provides the page number where the full-colour map appears. Easy to use. Designed for PC & Mac (.pdf format).
ISBN 978-1-897446-38-6     More information
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BOOK - British and Irish Newspapers
By Chris Paton
Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2014
This edition published by Global Genealogy, Milton, 2014

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
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BOOK - Tracing Your English Ancestors
By Graham Jaunay
Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2013
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
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BOOK - London and Middlesex Family History Resources Online
By Alan Stewart
Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2013
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
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BOOK - A Genealogists' Guide to Researching British Home Children   
By Gloria F. Tubman
Published by Global Heritage Press, Ottawa, 2017
Thousands of British Home Children were resettled in Canada between the 1870s and 1939. The social and economic causes that percipitated the export of orphaned and destitute children to Canada was a product of the times -- the effects of the industrial revolution and a lack of an adequate social safety net being the largest contributors. The child migration initiative was supported by the governments on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. This book is a compilation of articles and columns that Tubman wrote in an effort to inform those who are interested in British Home Children movement, and to provide researchers with the information needed to research records of individual Home Children. Most of the articles were originally published in The Equity newspaper of Shawville, Quebec. The Quarrier Homes of Scotland article was published in Anglo Celtic Roots, the journal of the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa. All are reprinted in this volume with permission from the The Equity and Anglo Celtic Roots. ISBN 978-1-77240-075-5     More Information
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BOOK - Great Canadian Expectations, The Middlemore Experience    (British Home Childen)
By Patricia Roberts-Pichette
Published by Global Heritage Press, Ottawa, 2016
Over 100,000 neglected or homeless and often unwanted children from Britain were settled in Canada between 1869 and 1948 by more than 50 British juvenile emigration agencies. Because they came from an agency’s home in Britain to be settled from the agency’s distributing home in Canada, they were called home children. This is the history of one of those organizations, Middlemore Homes. This exceptional book is the result of fifteen years of research by the author and her volunteer collaborators. Unlimited access to all extant Middlemore files up to 1936, to contemporary reports, and the personal communications and meetings with Middlemore family members and descendants of Middlemore home children have given Dr. Roberts- Pichette a unique perspective on the work of the Middlemore agency and its homes. Her book explores government policy changes over the whole period of juvenile immigration and reveals the influence of eugenicists in helping end the juvenile immigration movement in Canada in general and Middlemore Homes in particular. It is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand the movement’s causes and evolution. ISBN 978-1-77240-046-5     More Information
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image of actual cover to be added BOOK - British Home Children: Their Stories
Compiled by the British Isles Family History Society of Ottawa (BIFHSGO)
Published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2010
British Home Children were those who were admitted into a Philanthropic Home, Union Workhouse or Industrial School between 1869 and 1948, from families that had suffered a great tragedy or were dysfunctional. A great many of these children were then brought to Canada where they were received into a Distributing Home for settlement as farm labourers and domestics. To commemorate The Year of the British Home Child, BIFHSGO has assembled a collection of stories prepared by the researchers about the lives of some of these these children — their ancestors — that demonstrate the strength of character, sense of purpose and good humour that enabled them to overcome adversity and contribute a positive and lasting legacy to their new country. ISBN 978-1-926797-47-2 (Softcover)    More information
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NEWSLETTERS - The J. W. C. Fegan British Home Children Newsletter Collection 1877 and 1920
By J. W. C. Fegan, W.Y. Fullerton, D.D., etal
Published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2013
The J. W. C. Fegan British Home Children Collection CD includes digitized copies of ALL surviving Fegan Homes newsletters that were published between 1877 and 1920. More than 1532 searchable pages in total. The newsletters include much information about specific home children during their time in Fegan's care and after they became "old boys" as well as lots of pictures of individuals and groups. This collection is essential to everyone with an interest in the Fegan Homes in particular or the British Home Children movement in general. The narratives also shine a light on the human cost of the industrial revolution and J.W.C. Fegan's efforts to deal with its side effects. Similarly, this is a fine reference for those who seek insights into conditions and norms in rural and urban Canada that encouraged importation of indentured children during this time period. ISBN 978-1-926797-76-2 (CD Edition)    More information
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BOOK - J. W. C. Fegan, A Tribute
By W. Y. Fullerton, D.D.
Originally published in England, 1913
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton 2003

New Forword by Douglas V. Fry, Fawne Startford-Devai (2003)
New introduction by Marj Kohli (2003)
The life of James William Condell Fegan is presented by W. Y. Fullerton. It tells the tale of a man who devoted his life to helping the poor in general, and the home children in particular. ISBN 1-894378-89-X   More information

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BOOK - Tracing Your Church of England Ancestors, A Guide for Family and Local Historians    [United Kingdom]
By Stuart Raymond
Published by Pen and Sword Books, S. Yorkshire, UK, 2017
In his latest handbook on the records of the major Christian religions, Stuart Raymond focuses on the Church of England. He identifies the available sources, comments on their strengths and weaknesses and explains how to make the best use of them. The history of the Church of England is covered, from the Reformation in the mid-sixteenth century until the present day. Anyone who has a family connection with the Church of England or a special interest in the local history of the church will find his book to be a mine of practical information and an essential aid for their research. A sequence of short, accessible chapters gives an insight into the relevant records and demonstrates how much fascinating genealogical information can be gleaned from them. After providing a brief history of the Church of England, and a description of its organization, Stuart Raymond explores the wide range of records that researchers can consult. Among them are parish registers, bishops transcripts, marriage licences, churchwardens accounts, vestry minutes, church magazines, tithe records and the records of the ecclesiastical courts and Anglican charities and missions. A wealth of research material is available and this book is the perfect introduction to it. ISBN 9781473890640     More Information
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BOOK - Tracing History Through Title Deeds, A Guide for Family and Local Historians    [United Kingdom]
By Dr. Nat Alcock
Published by Pen and Sword Books, S. Yorkshire, UK, 2017
Property title deeds are perhaps the most numerous sources of historical evidence but also one of the most neglected. While the information any one deed contains can often be reduced to a few lines, it can be of critical importance for family and local historians. Nat Alcock's handbook aims to help the growing army of enthusiastic researchers to use the evidence of these documents, without burying them in legal technicalities. It also reveals how fascinating and rewarding they can be once their history, language and purpose are understood. A sequence of concise, accessible chapters explains why they are so useful, where they can be found and how the evidence they provide can be extracted and applied.
Family historians will find that Title Deeds reveal family, social and financial relationships and local historians can discover from them so much about land ownership, field and place names, the history of buildings and the expansion of towns and cities. They also bring our ancestors into view in the fullness of life, not just at birth, marriage and death, and provide more rounded pictures of the members of a family tree. ISBN 9781526703453     More Information
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BOOK - Tracing Your Ancestors Through the Equity Courts, A Guide for Family and Local Historians    [United Kingdom]
By Susan T. Moore
Published by Pen and Sword Books, S. Yorkshire, UK, 2017
The records of the Courts of Equity, which dealt with cases of fairness rather than law, are among the most detailed, extensive and revealing of all the legal documents historians can consult, yet they are often neglected. Susan Moore's expert introduction to them opens up this fascinating source to researchers who may not be familiar with them and dont know how to take advantage of them. As she traces the purpose, history and organization of the Courts of Equity from around 1500 to 1876, she demonstrates how varied their role was and how valuable their archives are for us today. She covers the Courts of Chancery, Exchequer, Star Chamber, Requests, Palatinates and Duchy of Lancaster in clear detail. Her work shows researchers why their records are worth searching, how to search them and how many jewels of information can be found in them. This introduction will be appreciated by local, social and family historians who are coming to these records for the first time and by those who already know of the records but have found them daunting.. ISBN 9781473891661     More Information
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BOOK - Tracing Your Kent Ancestors, A Guide For Family Historians    [England]
By David Wright
Published by Pen and Sword Books, S. Yorkshire, UK, 2016
Genealogically and historically, Kent is an important maritime county which has played a prime defensive role in English history. It is large and diverse and replete with great houses, castles and other family homes, many with their own archives. It is also a fascinating area of research for family and local historians, and David Wright’s handbook is the perfect guide to it. For thirty-five years Wright has been working with the various Kent archives, and his extensive experience means he is uniquely well placed to introduce them to other researchers and show how they can be used. He summarizes the many different classes of Kent records, both national and local. For the first time he draws together the best of modern indexing and cataloguing along with other long-established sources to produce a balanced and up-to-date overview of Kentish genealogical sources – where to find them, their contents and utility to researchers. ISBN 9781473833456     More Information
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BOOK - Tracing Your Leeds Ancestors, A Guide For Family Historians    [England]
By Rachel Bellerby
Published by Pen and Sword Books, S. Yorkshire, UK, 2015
Explore the lives of your ancestors in the 'city of 1,000 trades' in this family and local history guide, dedicated to the city of Leeds. Learn how to find out more about the streets where your ancestors lived, where they would have gone to school and church and chapel, how they'd have spent their leisure time, what life would have been like for immigrants in the city, and discover more about the different trades in which your family members were involved. Leeds is home to many different archives and collections, from records of major companies such as Joshua Tetley & Sons, Burtons Tailors and Marks & Spencers, to street plans, photo collections and records of theatres and football clubs. Rachel Bellerby's handbook shows you how to get started with your research, building up an intriguing and colourful record of the city that your ancestors called home. It is an essential guide for anyone living in Leeds or with family connections to the city. ISBN 9781473828001     More Information
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BOOK - The Family History Web Directory, The Genealogical Websites You Can't Do Without (United Kingdom)
By Jonathan Scott
Published by Pen and Sword, Barnsley UK, 2015
The internet can be an overwhelming place for the genealogist. Jonathan Scott's book provides readers with online shortcuts, tips for getting the best from well-known websites, plus the details of all kinds of lesser-known and hard-to-find sources. An information-packed reference guide that distils the best of the internet into one easy-to-use format. Themed sections cover different topics, from 'getting started' to specific occupations, and there is an index reproducing all the websites in A-Z order. His handbook is a vital source for less experienced researchers, and a handy aide-memoire for more seasoned campaigners.
ISBN 9781473837997     More Information
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BOOK - Tracing Your Trade and Craftsman Ancestors, A Guide for Family and Local Historians    
By Adele Emm
Published by Pen and Sword, Barnsley, 2015
Almost all of us have a tradesman or craftsman – a butcher, baker or candlestick maker – somewhere in our ancestry, and Adèle Emm's handbook is the perfect guide to finding out about them – about their lives, their work and the world they lived in. She introduces the many trades and crafts, looks at their practices and long traditions, and identifies and explains the many sources you can go to in order to discover more about them and their families. Chapters cover the guilds, the merchants, shopkeepers, builders, smiths and metalworkers, cordwainers and shoemakers, tailors and dressmakers, coopers, wheelwrights and carriage-makers, and a long list of other trades and crafts. The training and apprenticeships of individuals who worked in these trades and crafts are described, as are their skills and working conditions and the genealogical resources that preserve their history and give an insight into their lives. A chapter covers the general sources that researchers can turn to – the National Archives, the census, newspapers, wills, and websites – and gives advice on how to use them. Adèle Emm's introduction will be fascinating reading for anyone who is researching the social or family history of trades and crafts. ISBN 9781473823624     More Information
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BOOK - Tracing Your Birmingham Ancestors, A Guide for Family and Local Historians
By Michael Sharpe
Published by Pen and Sword, Barnsley, 2015
Birmingham, the cradle of the industrial revolution and the world's first manufacturing town, is an important focus for many family historians who will find that their trail leads through it. Rural migrants, Quakers, Jews, Irish, Italians, and more recently people from the Caribbean, South-Asia and China have all made Birmingham their home. This vibrant history is reflected in the city's rich collections of records, and Michael Sharpe's handbook is the ideal guide to them. He introduces readers to the wealth of information available, providing an essential guide for anyone researching the history of the city or the life of an individual ancestor. His work addresses novices and experienced researchers alike and offers a compendium of sources from legal and ecclesiastical archives, to the records of local government, employers, institutions, clubs, societies and schools. Accessible, informative and extensively referenced, it is the perfect companion for research in Britain's second city. ISBN 9781473833449     More Information
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BOOK - Tracing Your West Country Ancestors, A Guide for Family Historians    [England]
By Kirsty Gray
Published by Pen and Sword Books, S. Yorkshire, UK, 2013
This book is an essential handbook for those researching their ancestry in the counties of Cornwall, Devon and Somerset and the city of Bristol. It begins with an introduction to the identity of 'The West Country', its geography and history over the centuries. It then guides family historians through the wealth of historical records available both online and in archives and libraries in order to add the 'flesh to the bones' of the names of ancestors on their family trees. West Country expert Kirsty Gray highlights fascinating details that can be uncovered about the places where our ancestors lived, their occupations and the distinctive features, identity and character of the West Country itself. She provides case studies of some notable individuals from the counties as well as records of those individuals who never hit the headlines. This practical and informative guide is a 'must have' for readers wishing to find out more about all aspects of life in this area of England. ISBN 9781848847835     More Information
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BOOK - Tracing Your Ancestors' Parish Records, A Guide For Family Historians    [English and Welsh]
By Stuart A. Raymond
Published by Pen and Sword Books, S. Yorkshire, UK, 2015
This is a comprehensibve and detailed introduction to English and Welsh Parish Records. Parish records are essential sources for family and local historians, and Stuart Raymond's handbook is an invaluable guide to them. In a concise, easy-to-follow text he describes where these important records can be found and demonstrates how they can be used. Records relating to the poor laws, apprentices, the church, tithes, enclosures and charities are all covered. Compelling insights into individual lives and communities in the past can be gleaned from them, and they are especially useful when they are combined with other major sources, such as the census. Your Ancestors' Parish Records is an excellent book that all family and local historians who are researching UK records should have on their shelf. ISBN 9781783030446     More Information
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BOOK - A History of Adoption in England and Wales (1850-1961)
By Gill Rossini
Published by Pen and Sword, Barnsley UK, November 2014
Adoption is one of the most emotive and complex subjects in social and family history. Gill Rossini's social history of adoption between 1850 and 1961 uncovers the perspectives of all those concerned in adoption: children, birth relatives, adoptive families, and all the agencies and organisations involved. Rossini charts the transformation of the adoption process from a chaotic informal arrangement to a legal procedure. Set against the backdrop of the moral, cultural, and legal climate of the times, the contemporary voices of those who played a part in an adoption give real insights into this often turbulent period in their lives. Discover how shocking stories of baby farmers and unwanted orphans fuelled the campaign for change, and hear previously untold stories. ISBN 978-1-473846-33-3     More Information
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BOOK - Marriage Law for Genealogists - The Definitive Guide [England and Wales]
By Rebecca Probert
Published by Takeaway Publishing, Kenilworth UK, 2012 [2014 printing]
The indispensable guide for all family historians tracing the marriages of their English and Welsh ancestors between 1600 and the twentieth century is back in print! Based upon years of painstaking primary research, including new studies of thousands of couples, this book explains clearly and concisely why, how, when and where people in past centuries married. Family historians just starting out will find advice on where ‘missing’ marriages are most likely to be found, while those who are already well advanced in tracing their family tree will be able to interpret their discoveries to better understand their ancestors’ motivations. How, for example, should we interpret our ancestors’ decisions to marry in a particular form or place, or at a particular time? Did their choices make them exceptional or normal for their day? Might their marriages have been bigamous, clandestine, or void? Or might they have conscientiously followed the rules set down by Church and State? Professor Rebecca Probert explains the mistakes and confusion found in most genealogical guides, and thoroughly rewrites how family historians should understand their ancestors’ lives in this most personal and universal of areas. ISBN 978-0-95638471-3    More information
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BOOK - Tracing Your Ancestors' Childhood, A Guide For Family Historians [England & Wales]
By Sue Wilkes
Published by Pen and Sword Books, Barnsley UK, 2013
Every family historian has child ancestors, and childhood experiences and records are an essential aspect of research into a past life. That is why Sue Wilkes’s detailed and accessible handbook is such a useful guide for anyone who is trying to find out about the early years of their forbears. In Tracing Your Ancestors’ Childhood she explores the history of childhood and education and brings together information about relevant records and archives into one handy reference guide. She outlines ancestors’ childhood experiences at home, school, work and in institutions, especially during Victorian times.
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BOOK - Tracing Your Ancestors Using the Census, A Guide For Family Historians [UK & Ireland]
By Emma Jolly
Published by Pen and Sword Books, Barnsley UK, 2013
This guide to the census is detailed, accessible and authoritative, and it is one of the most comprehensive on the market. It has been written with the family historian in mind, and it is packed with advice on how to explore and get the most from the census records. As well as describing the modern censuses, it provides information on the less-known censuses dating from before 1841, and it covers the records of all the constituent parts of the British Isles. It is an essential introduction and tool for anyone who is researching the life and times of an ancestor.
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BOOK - The Essex Hundred: Histories    [United Kingdom]
By Andrew Summers (Author), John Debenham (Author), Elizabeth Summers (Illustrator)
Published by Summersbook, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, 2008 (updated 2013)
The Essex Hundred: Histories has been updated for 2013. The historical notes that appeared in the Essex Hundred generated such an interest that the authors decided to sit down and write up the notes into full chapters. The result; an attractive book detailing Essex history in an informative and entertaining manner. From the Romans sacking of Colchester to Fords modern day wind turbines each chapters reflect the diversity of the county as well as showing the role the county has played in the nation's development. Two thousands years of Essex History. One hundred chapters.
ISBN 978-0955229-51-0    More information
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BOOK - How Our Ancestors Died, A Guide for Family Historians [England - West Midlands]
By Michael Pearson
Published by Pen and Sword, Yorkshire, 2013 (04 April)
In addition to describing causes of death and setting them in the context of the times, his book shows readers how to find and interpret patient records, death certificates and other documents in order to gain an accurate impression of how their ancestors died.
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BOOK - Tracing Your Ancestors through Death Records (UK), A Guide For Family Historians
By Celia Heritage
Published by Pen and Sword Books, S. Yorkshire, UK, 2013
Of all family history sources, death records are probably the least used by researchers. They are, however, frequently the most revealing of records, giving a far greater insight into our ancestors' lives and personalities than those records created during their lifetime. Celia Heritage leads readers through the various types of death records, showing how they can be found, read and interpreted – and how to glean as much information as possible from them. In many cases they can be used as a starting point for developing your family history research into other equally rewarding areas. This highly readable handbook is packed with useful information and helpful research advice. In addition, a thought-provoking final chapter looks into the repercussions of death – its effects on the surviving members of the family and the fact that a premature death could sometimes affect the family for generations to come.
ISBN 9781848847842    More information
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BOOK - How To Research Your German Ancestors 3rd Edition    [from a United Kingdom perspective]
By Peter Towey
Published by Anglo-German Family History Society, UK, 2013
The Anglo-German Family History Society was formed in 1987 by a group of British family historians who had discovered that they had ancestors from the German-speaking parts of Europe. As there was little material available in English on how to research in Germany, Society members had to start from scratch when researching Germans who settled in UK. How To Research your German Ancestors outlines how to undertake research into German ancestors in the United Kingdom and in the different parts of German-speaking Europe. It is based on over 25 years' practical experience in advising members and undertaking research and has also been fully revised from earlier editions to take account of what is now available on the internet. ISBN 9780957176300.     More Information
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BOOK - Tracing Your Aristocratic Ancestors, A Guide for Family Historians
By Anthony Adolph
Published by Pen and Sword, Barnsley UK, 2013
Do you believe you are descended from the aristocracy, or even from royalty? Or do you have a line of descent from a blue-blooded family, but want to know more? How far back do noble and royal lines go? How do coats of arms work, and how can heraldic records tell you more? How can genetics help you find your aristocratic origins? In Tracing Your Aristocratic Ancestors leading British genealogist Anthony Adolph explains how to decode family stories, to find the truth and prove your descent from blue-blooded forebears. His book shows you how to expand your aristocratic pedigree sideways and backwards, incorporating heraldic records and printed pedigrees such as those in Burke’s Peerage. In a series of concise, fact-filled chapters he explains how to find out about and prove aristocratic ancestry, defines who is blue-blooded, and describes all the sources that researchers can use to explore this fascinating subject.
ISBN 9781781591642    More information
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BOOK - My Ancestor was a Gentleman, A guide to sources for family historians [English & Welsh]
By Stuart A. Raymond
Published by Society of Genealogists, London UK, 2012
Focusing on the English and Welsh gentry, this book will explain the various techniques and sources available for tracing your gentleman ancestors, as well as placing them in their historical context. Records covered include title deeds, Heraldic records and taxation records.
ISBN 978-1-907199-16-5    More information

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BOOK - Tracing Your Black Country Ancestors, A guide for family historians [England - West Midlands]
By Michael Pearson
Published by Pen and Sword, Yorkshire, 2012
As well as retelling the fascinating story of the development of the Black Country, the author introduces the reader to the variety of records that are available for genealogical research, from legal and ecclesiastical archives, birth and death certificates to the records of local government, employers, institutions, clubs, societies and schools.
ISBN 9781844159130    More information

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BOOK - Birth, Marriage and Death Records [UK], A Guide For Family Historians
By David Annal, Audrey Collins
Published by Pen and Sword Books, S. Yorkshire, UK, 2012
Birth, marriage and death records are an essential resource for family historians, and this handbook is an authoritative introduction to them. It explains the original motives for registering these milestones in individual lives, describes how these record-keeping systems evolved, and shows how they can be explored and interpreted. Authors David Annal and Audrey Collins guide researchers through the difficulties they may encounter in understanding the documentation.
ISBN 9781848845725     More information
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BOOK - Tracing Your [English] Ancestors from 1066 to 1837
By Dr Jonathan Oates
Published by Pen and Sword, South Yorkshire, 2012
The trail that an ancestor leaves through the Victorian period and the twentieth century is relatively easy to follow – the records are plentiful, accessible and commonly used. But how do you go back further, into the centuries before the central registration of births, marriages and deaths was introduced in 1837, before the first detailed census records of 1841? How can you trace a family line back through the early modern period and perhaps into the Middle Ages? Jonathan Oates’s clearly written new handbook gives you all the background knowledge you need in order to go into this engrossing area of family history research.
ISBN 9781848846098 (softcover)     More information
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RESEARCH AID - English Genealogy Research
By Paul Milner
Published by Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, 2011
Looking out over several centuries this research guide provides a broad outline of English genealogy—from ancient manuscript sources to modern digital records. With a few deft strokes it gives a quick overview of the facts you need to know to proceed with your English research. In less than a handful of pages (specially laminated for heavy use), it gives you as much useful information in the space allotted as you’ll ever need. And it is so concise it can be read in just a few moments—virtually at a glance!
ISBN 9780806318875     More information
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BOOK - The Phillimore ATLAS and INDEX of Parish Registers, 3rd edition
By Cecil Humphery-Smith
The atlas is the classic reference work for family history. Contains maps of the counties split into parishes and ecclesiastical divisions. Also contains lists of the availability of the parish registers for each county. This is worth the money for the maps alone. Anyone without expert knowledge of each county they are researching in would be advised to have this title on their bookshelves.
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BOOK - Tracing Your Lancashire Ancestors [UK], A Guide For Family Historians
By Sue Wilkes
Published by Pen and Sword Books, S. Yorkshire, UK, 2012
Sue Wilkes’s accessible and informative handbook outlines Lancashire’s history and describes the origins of its major industries - cotton, coal, transport, engineering, shipbuilding and others. She looks at the stories of important Lancashire families such as the Stanleys, Peels and Egertons, and famous entrepreneurs such as Richard Arkwright, in order to illustrate aspects of Lancashire life and to show how the many sources available for family and local history research can be used. Sue Wilkes’s new book is the essential companion for anyone who wants to discover their Lancashire roots.
ISBN 9781848847446     More information
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BOOK - Tracing Your Yorkshire Ancestors
By Rachel Bellerby
Published by Pen and Sword Books, South Yorkshire, 2006
Though family history researchers can find many vital records and census online, far more records are not available online, but can be found in Yorkshire's many superb museums and archives. If you want to find out about your Yorkshire ancestors, you can visit the many unusual and fascinating archives in England's largest county. As well as tracing when your ancestors were born, married and died, you can explore how they lived, how they spent their leisure time and what their home life was like. Rachel Bellerby's invaluable guide will introduce you to places that hold a wealth of information about Yorkshire's past, and the records you find in these archives will bring your research to life.
ISBN 9781844154685 (softcover)     More information
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BOOK - Early Yorkshire Families
Editors: Charles Clay, Diana E. Greenway
Published by Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1973 (2013)
First published in 1973, this collection of notes and documents relating to approximately 100 Yorkshire families who held land of the Crown in Yorkshire in the middle ages was compiled by the antiquary Sir Charles Travis Clay (1885–1978). Deeply interested in the history of his home county, he was held in high esteem for his editing of medieval charters, and the ten volumes of Early Yorkshire Charters that he edited between 1935 and 1965 (also reissued in this series as part of the complete thirteen-volume set) were regarded as a masterpiece. In Early Yorkshire Families, Clay's notes on each lineage establish its provenance, its genealogy, the origin of its land tenure (with further illustrative documents contained in the latter part of the work), and how land was held and transmitted. This work is an invaluable source of information for researchers interested in medieval Yorkshire or the feudal system generally.
ISBN 9781108058377    More information
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BOOK - Discovering Yorkshire's History, A Guide to Places and People [England]
By Len Markham.
Over 150 evocative sites are described and illustrated in this invaluable handbook to the intense, sometimes bizarre and always revealing history of Yorkshire. Beyond being an interesting history of Yorkshire, this book would serve as a terrific guide for those travelling to Yorkshire to walk in the footsteps of their ancestors. More information


BOOK - Tracing Your British Indian Ancestors, A Guide For Family Historians
By Emma Jolly
Published by Pen and Sword Books, S. Yorkshire, UK (Mar. 5, 2012)
Emma Jolly looks at every aspect of British Indian history and at all the relevant resources. She explains the information held in the British Library India Office Records and The National Archives. She also covers the records of the armed forces, the civil service and the railways, as well as religious and probate records, and other sources available for researchers. At the same time, she provides a concise and vivid social history of the British in India.
ISBN 9781848845732 (softcover)     More information
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BOOK - Tracing Your Huguenot Ancestors, A Guide For Family Historians
By Kathy Chater
Published by Pen and Sword Books, S. Yorkshire, UK, 2012
Between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries, many thousands of Protestants fled religious persecution in France and the Low Countries. They became one of the most influential immigrant communities in the countries where they settled, and many families in modern-day Britain will find a Huguenot connection in their past. Kathy Chater’s authoritative handbook offers an accessible introduction to Huguenot history and to the many sources that researchers can use to uncover the Huguenot ancestry they may not have realized they had.
ISBN 9781848846104 (softcover)     More information
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BOOK - The Wills of Our Ancestors, A Guide For Family & Local Historians [UK, Ireland, Channel Islands]
By Stuart A. Raymond
Published by Pen and Sword Books, S. Yorkshire, UK, 2012
Wills expert Stuart Raymond traces the history and purpose of probate records and guides readers through the many pitfalls and possibilities these fascinating documents present. He describes the process of probate, gives a detailed account of the content of the various different types of record, and advises readers on how they can be used to throw light into the past. They offer factual evidence that no genealogist or local historian can afford to ignore. In addition to covering probate records in England and Wales, he includes the Channel Islands, Ireland, the Isle of Man and Scotland.
ISBN 9781848847859     More information
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BOOK - My Ancestors were Londoners, A guide to sources for family historians - 6th Edition [UK]
By Cliff Webb
Published by Society of Genealogists, London UK, 2010
New edition of this popular title enables the reader to trace ancestors who lived and worked in London. A large proportion of our population has always lived in the London area and most genealogists will stumble across a Londoner in their research sooner or later!
ISBN 978-1-903462-61-4     More information
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BOOK - My Ancestor Settled in the British West Indies, A guide to sources for family historians [UK]
By John Titford FSG
Published by Society of Genealogists, London UK, 2011
This book is a comprehensive guide to locating and using records of British ancestors who moved to Anguilla, Antigua, Bahamas, Bermuda, Barbados, British Guiana (Guyana), British Honduras (Belize), The British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, Nevis, St Kitts, St Lucia, St Vincent, Tobago, Trinidad, Turks and Caicos Islands. Arranged in an easy to use, territory by territory format, John Titford's book will guide you through the available records, and also warn you of the pitfalls which may lay along the way.
ISBN 978-1-907199-08-0     More information
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BOOK - My Ancestor was in Service, A guide to sources for family historians
By Pamela Horn
Published by Society of Genealogists, London UK, 2009
By the end of the Victorian era nearly a third of all women and also many men in England and Wales had been a domestic worker at some time in their lives. This book seeks to give some guidance in researching ancestors who were in service or who themselves employed domestic staff.
ISBN 978-1-907199-01-1     More information
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BOOK - My Ancestor was an Agricultural Labourer, A guide to sources for family historians
By Ian Waller
Published by Society of Genealogists, London UK, 2010 [revised]
This book will be of interest to all genealogists and family historians. Most family trees contain an agricultural labourer somewhere and Ian Waller's book enables you to understand the social and economic context of their lives while outlining the various records available to research these ubiquitous ancestors. Named Best Occupational History Book of 2008 [revised 2010] by Family History Monthly magazine.
ISBN 978-1-903462-98-0     More information
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BOOK - My Ancestor was a Mormon, A guide to sources for family historians [UK, Europe]
By Ian Waller
Published by Society of Genealogists, London UK, 2012
Most of the early Mormon pioneers who emigrated to the USA were of British origin and this books seeks to guide researchers in finding Mormon ancestors in the UK and Europe. As well as an overview of the history and growth of the LDS church, the book contains a comprehensive guide to Mormon records in both Britain and The United States.
ISBN 978-1-907199-11-0     More information
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BOOK - My Ancestor Was a Bastard, A guide to sources for illegitimacy in England and Wales
By Ruth Paley
Published by Society of Genealogists, London UK, 2011 [Revised]
This book provides an introduction to the world of the unmarried mother and her child and discusses how best to formulate a research strategy. It describes available sources: where to find them, how to use them and what information they contain. Includes a directory of useful websites and a useful glossary for the weird and wonderful synonyms for bastardy that you are likely to encounter in the course of your research. Finally there is a step by step guide that will help you draw up a research plan tailored to your own needs.
ISBN 978-1-903462-78-2     More information
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BOOK - My Ancestor Was an Apprentice, A guide to apprentice sources for family historians
By Stuart A. Raymond
Published by Society of Genealogists, London UK, 2010
We all have apprentices amoungst our ancestors. For several centuries, it was a legal requirement to serve an apprenticeship before practising a trade. Many of our ancestors complied with this requirement. These records deserve more attention from family historians that they have received. They are particularly useful for the period between c.1550 and 1850, although some earlier and later records can also be found. This book is a comprehensive guide to apprenticeship sources and records. Includes an explanation of different types of apprentice and a history of apprenticeships in the United Kingdom.
ISBN 978-1-907199-03-5     More information
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BOOK - My Ancestors Were Jewish
By Dr. Anthony Joseph
Published by Society of Genealogists, London UK, 2008 [fourth edition]
This comprehensive guide to tracing Jewish ancestors in the UK also includes a chapter on researching Jewish ancestry abroad. Fourth Edition 2008
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Softcover...19.95 (C$)


BOOK - My Ancestor worked in the Theatre, A guide to sources for family historians [UK]
By Alan Ruston
Published by Society of Genealogists, London UK, 2005
This book provides a brief history of the theatre in Britain and identifies libraries and record repositories, etc. where research can be undertaken as well as examples of how Victorian showmen were successfully traced and researched. Contents include newspapers, playbills, biographies, fairs and circuses, music hall, sources in Ireland and Scotland, specialist archives and collections and more.
ISBN 978-1-903462-89-8     More information
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BOOK - My Ancestors were Gypsies, A guide to sources for family historians - 3rd Edition [UK]
By Sharon Sillers Floate
Published by Society of Genealogists, London UK, 2010
A fully revised new edition of the definitive guide to tracing Gypsy ancestors. "Invaluable to all those who have encountered gypsy 'brick walls' " - Family Tree Magazine.
ISBN 978-1-85951-401-6     More information

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BOOK - My Ancestors were Thames Watermen, A guide to tracing your Thames Watermen and Lightermen ancestors - 2nd Edition [UK]
By James W. Legon
Published by Society of Genealogists, London UK, 2008
This illustrated guidebook arms family historians with the knowledge needed to locate surviving records of their watermen and lightermen ancestors. My Ancestors were Thames Watermen also provides an interesting overview of the formation and history of regulated watermen and lightemen on the Thames from 1193 to the 20th century. The lists provided in the appendices are especially helpful.
ISBN 978-1-903462-95-9     More information
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BOOK - My Ancestor was a Studio Photographer, A guide to sources for family historians [UK]
By Robert Pols
Published by Society of Genealogists, London UK, 2011
A guide to tracing the career and work of ancestors who worked in commercial studio photography. This book also demonstrates how you may be able to trace surviving examples of your ancestor's work.
ISBN 978-1-907199-06-6     More information
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BOOK - My Ancestor was a Lawyer, A guide to sources for family historians [UK & Ireland]
By Brian Brooks and Mark Herber
Published by Society of Genealogists, London UK, 2006
My Ancestor was a Lawyer by Brian Brooks and Mark Herber gives an overview of the legal profession in England and Wales and it's records. Chapters include lawyers and their societies, institutions and records, published records of lawyers, records of the courts and much more. There is also a section on lawyers in Scotland, Ireland and English lawyers overseas.
ISBN 1-903462-94-0     More information
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BOOK - My Ancestors were Congregationalists, A guide to sources for family historians [UK]
By David J. H. Clifford
Published by Society of Genealogists, London UK, 1997
Following a useful introduction this book comprises a location list by county of Independent and Congregationalist registers to 1850. Many exist outside the Public Record Office. Details of chapels where no registers have been located are also included.     More information

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BOOK - My Ancestors were English Presbyterians or Unitarians, A guide to sources for family historians [UK]
By Alan Ruston
Published by Society of Genealogists, London UK, 2001
This booklet provides an outline history of the movement and the registers and other records of especial use to genealogists. There is a detailed location list covering Great Britain.     More information

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BOOK - My Ancestor was a Policeman, A guide to sources for family historians [UK]
By Antony Sherman
Published by Society of Genealogists, London UK, 2000
This addition to the "My Ancestor Was" series comprises a short history of the police in Britain, the types of record available and a comprehensive directory of the sources of British police force records.     More information

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BOOK - The Workhouse Encyclopedia [England, Ireland, Scotland & Wales]
By Peter Higginbotham
Published by The History Press, Gloucestershire, UK (2012)
Compiled by Peter Higginbotham, one of Britain’s foremost experts on the subject, it covers everything from the 1725 publication An Account of Several Workhouses to the South African Zulu admitted to Fulham Road Workhouse in 1880. With hundreds of fascinating anecdotes, plus priceless information for researchers including workhouse addresses, useful websites and archive repository details, maps, plans, original workhouse publications and an extensive bibliography, it will delight family historians and general readers alike. This fascinating, fully illustrated volume is the definitive guide to every aspect of workhouse life.
ISBN 9780752470122 (Hardcover)     More information

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BOOK - Sheffield Workhouse [England]
By Michelle Higgs
Published by The History Press, Gloucestershire, UK (2011)
The records of the Sheffield Workhouse were destroyed in the bombing of Sheffield during the Second World War. However, using archive material, newspaper reports and the remaining Guardians’ minutes from 1890, this book reveals the full story of this feared local institution. Concentrating on the fascinating history of Sheffield’s main workhouse, which moved from West Bar to Kelham Street and then to Fir Vale, as well as on the strange and wonderful history of the city’s workhouse schools and farms, Sheffield Workhouse will captivate residents and visitors alike.
ISBN 9780752459639 (Softcover)     More information

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BOOK - Workhouses Of The North
By Peter Higginbotham
Published by The History Press, Gloucestershire, UK (2006)
This book takes a look at both surviving and lost examples of workhouse buildings in the North of Englands, covering the old counties of Cumberland, Northumberland, Durham, Westmorland, Lancashire and Yorkshire. Family, local and social historians will all find it a source of useful reference and for the general reader it will provide an interesting account of an institution that few were sorry to see the end of.
ISBN 9780752440019 (softcover)     More information
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BOOK - Workhouses Of The Midlands [England]
By Peter Higginbotham
Published by The History Press, Gloucestershire, UK (2007)
Many former workhouse buildings have vanished; the survivors, ironically, have often been converted into luxurious houses and flats, and their original purpose forgotten. Yet the memory of the nightmarish austerity of the workhouses, as well as the inmates who lived and laboured there, has never faded. Featuring more than 100 evocative images of workhouses from across the Midlands, from Derbyshire all the way through to Oxfordshire, this book provides a rare pictorial record of both. With section providing detailed histories of the establishment in each area, this book illustrates almost every facet of the evolution of the workhouse in The Midlands.
ISBN 9780752444888 (Softcover)     More information

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BOOK - Tracing Your Rural Ancestors, A Guide For Family Historians
By Jonathan Brown
Published by Pen and Sword Books, S. Yorkshire, UK, 2011
Many family historians will come across direct links to ancestors who lived and worked in the countryside as farmers, labourers, landowners, village tradesmen and professionals. Despite the burgeoning interest in genealogy, these people have rarely been written about with the family historian in mind. Brown 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.
ISBN: 9781848842274 (Softcover)    More information

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BOOK - Tracing Your Channel Islands Ancestors, A Guide for Family Historians
By Marie-Louise Backhurst
Published by Pen and Sword Books, S. Yorkshire, UK, 2011
This authoritative and easy-to-use guide to these collections, and the author’s advice on how to use them and get the most out of them, will be invaluable to anyone who is trying to find out about the life and experience of an ancestor who lived in the Channel Islands or was connected with them. This book will equally be essential reading and reference for anyone who wants to explore the history of the Channel Islands.
ISBN: 9781848843721 (Softcover)    More information

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BOOK - Tracing Your London Ancestors, A Guide For Family Historians (London, UK)
By Dr. Jonathan Oates
Published by Pen and Sword Books, S. Yorkshire, UK (2011)
A series of short, information-packed chapters 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. Oates then 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.
ISBN 9781848841307 (Softcover)    More information

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BOOK - Tracing Your East End Ancestors, A Guide For Family Historians (London, UK)
By Jane Cox
Published by Pen and Sword Books, S. Yorkshire, UK (2011)
As author Jane Cox writes in the preface, the East End of our great grandparents’ days was another world, and her fascinating and accessible guide to East End ancestry will help you find out about it. She takes readers through the maze of courts and alleys that was the home of their ancestors, bringing to life that vibrant, polyglot society, and describing the many sources researchers can consult – archives, records, books, the internet – in order to discover the lives of individuals who lived in the area or passed through it.
ISBN 9781848841604 (Softcover)    More information

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BOOK - Tracing Your Shipbuilding Ancestors, A Guide For Family Historians [UK]
By Anthony Burton
Mike Anthony Burton's concise and informative guide to British shipbuilding will be absorbing reading for anyone who wants to learn about its history or find out about the life of a shipbuilder and his family. This practical handbook will be an invaluable guide for family and local historians and for readers with a more general interest in shipbuilding. It introduces the variety of national and local records that are available for genealogical research and considers the many other resources that can yield fascinating information about the industry and those who worked in it.
ISBN: 1848840969    More information

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BOOK - Tracing Your [British] Canal Ancestors, A Guide for Family Historians
By Sue Wilkes
Published by Pen and Sword Books, Barnsley UK, 2011
The author concentrates on the people who lived and worked on the waterways – the canal boatmen, their families and their way of life - and those who depended on the canal trade for a living – the lock-keepers, toll collectors, and canal company clerks. She provides a thorough, practical guide to the sources – the archives, books, websites, societies – available for researchers if they are studying our inland waterways, or trying to find out about an ancestor who worked on the canals or was connected with them.
ISBN 9781848842380     More information
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BOOK - Tracing Your Labour Movement Ancestors, A Guide For Family Historians [UK]
By Mark Crail
If you want to find out about the life of an ancestor who was active in the labour movement or was a union member, this handbook will be a fascinating introduction to the subject. Mark Crail provides a graphic and authoritative account of the history of the labour movement in Britain from the early nineteenth century to the modern day. At the same time he describes in detail the various books, museums, archives, websites and other resources that researchers can use to explore labour history for themselves and to uncover the careers and experience of their ancestors. A mass of information is available relating to individuals and to labour history in general, and this handbook is an invaluable guide to it.
ISBN: 1848840594    More information
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BOOK - Tracing Your Fishing and Fishermen Ancestors, A Guide For Family Historians [in United Kingdom]
By Martin Wilcox
Martin Wilcox's concise and informative guide to the fishing industry will be absorbing reading for anyone who wants to learn about its history or find out about the life a fisherman and his family. The themes and issues that family and local historians will need to understand in order to pursue their research are a key part of the study. The author introduces the reader to the variety of national and local records that are available for genealogical research and considers the many other resources that can yield fascinating information about the industry and those who worked in it.
ISBN 184415988-4    More information

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BOOK - Tracing Your Legal Ancestors, A Guide For Family Historians [in United Kingdom]
By: Stephen Wade
The law had as much influence on our ancestors as it does on us today, and it occupies an extraordinary range of individuals, from eminent judges and barristers to clerks and minor officials. Yet, despite burgeoning interest in all aspects of history and ancestry, lawyers and legal history have rarely been looked at from the point of view of a family historian. And this is main purpose of Stephen Wade’s accessible and authoritative introduction to the subject.
ISBN 184884226-0    More information

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BOOK - Tracing Your Police Ancestors, A Guide For Family Historians [in United Kingdom]
By: Stephen Wade
Tracing Your Police Ancestors will help you locate and research officers who served in any of the police forces of England and Wales from the creation of the Metropolitan Police by Sir Robert Peel in 1829. Assuming that the reader has no prior knowledge of how or where to look for such information, Stephen Wade explains and describes the various archives and records and provides a discussion of other sources. Case studies are used to show how an individual officer's career may be traced and understood from this research. He also explains the range of secondary sources open to the family or local historian, many of which offer a broader account of the social and cultural history of the British police forces.
ISBN 184415878-0    More information

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BOOK - Tracing Your Medical Ancestors, A Guide For Family Historians (United Kingdom)
By Michelle Higgs
Published by Pen and Sword Books, S. Yorkshire, UK (2011) The medical profession occupied an extraordinary range of individuals - surgeons, doctors, nurses and specialists of all kinds. Yet, despite burgeoning interest in all aspects of history and ancestry, medicine has rarely been considered from the point of view of a family historian. Assuming the reader has little prior knowledge of how or where to look for such information, Higgs traces the development of medical practice and patient care. She describes how attitudes to illnesses and disease have changed over time. In particular, she looks at the parts played in the system by doctors and nurses - at their role, training and places of work and she also looks at the patients and their experience of medicine in their day. Each section identifies the archives and records that the family historian can turn to, and discusses other potential sources including the Internet.
ISBN 9781848842779 (Softcover)    More information

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BOOK - Tracing Your Liverpool Ancestors, A Guide For Family Historians [UK]
By Mike Royden
Tracing Your Liverpool Ancestors provides a fascinating insight into everyday life in the Liverpool area over the past four centuries. Mike Royden introduces readers to the wealth of material available on the city’s history and its people. The subjects that Mike covers in the chapters include the living conditions of people, including poverty and the labouring poor, health and the ravages of disease, the influence of religion and migration, education and the traumatic experience of war. He also shows how the lives of Liverpudlians changed over the centuries and how this is reflected in the records that have survived.
ISBN 9781844159901 (softcover)     More information

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BOOK - Tracing Your Criminal Ancestors, A Guide For Family Historians (UK)
By Stephan Wade
Did you have a criminal in the family, an ancestor who was caught on the wrong side of the law? If you have ever had any suspicions about the illicit activities of your relatives, or are fascinated by the history of crime and punishment, this is the book for you. Graphic case studies featuring each type of crime are included, dating from the Georgian period up until the present day. Tracing Your Criminal Ancestors is essential reading for anyone who wishes to explore the criminal past and seeks to trace an ancestor who had a criminal record.
ISBN 9781848840577 (softcover)     More information
Softcover...36.95 (C$)

BOOK - Tracing Your Textile Ancestors, A Guide For Family Historians [in United Kingdom]
By: Vivian Teesdale
Vivien Teasdale's concise and informative guide to the textile industry will be absorbing reading for anyone who wants to learn about its history or to research the career of an ancestor who was a textile worker. In a clear and accessible way she takes readers through the technical, economic and social aspects of the story. She gives a graphic account of the extraordinary growth of the industry in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and of its decline in the twentieth. In the process she covers the themes and issues that family and local historians will need to understand in order to pursue their research.
ISBN 184415870-5    More information

Softcover...32.95 (C$)


BOOK - Tracing Your Pauper Ancestors, A Guide For Family Historians [in Britain]
By: Robert Burlison
Many family historians will come across direct links to ancestors who were affected by poverty. Yet despite the burgeoning interest in genealogy, the history of pauperism and of poor relief has rarely been written about, and no previous book has provided a guide to documents and records that family researchers can use to their trace their pauper ancestors. In this accessible and informative introduction, Robert Burlison gives a vivid account of poverty and the poor. He identifies relevant 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.
ISBN 184415985-X

Softcover...32.95 (C$)


BOOK - Tracing Your East Anglian Ancestors, A Guide For Family Historians (United Kingdom)
By Gill Blanchard
Gill Blanchard's practical and informative handbook will help you to trace your ancestors in the traditional counties of East Anglia - Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex - and it will give you a fascinating insight into their lives. As well as guiding the researcher to historical records held in all the relevant archives, she explores the wealth of other resources that add the 'flesh to the bones' of our ancestors' lives. She describes how fascinating information can be discovered about the places they lived in and the important historical events they lived through.
ISBN: 184415989-2     More information

Softcover...32.95 (C$)

BOOK - Tracing Your Northern [England] Ancestors, Northumberland, Tyneside, Durham, Wearside, Tees Valley and Cumbria By: Keith Gregson. The far north of England is a key site for family historians. Many researchers, seeking to trace their ancestry back through the generations, will find their trail leads to the north or through it. And yet, despite the burgeoning interest in genealogy and the importance of the region in so many life stories, no previous book has provided a guide to the documents and records that family historians can use in their search. More information



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    The following titles include British military history and books that will assist those who seek information about specific military ancestors.

BOOK - Tracing Your [British] Army Ancestors
By Simon Fowler
Published by Pen and Sword Books, Barnsley UK, 2006
Whether you are interested in the career of an individual officer, researching medals awarded to a soldier or just want to know more about a particular battle or campaign, this book will point you in the right direction. Assuming that the reader has no prior knowledge of the British army, its history or organization, family historian Simon Fowler explains which records survive, where they can be found and how they can help you in your research.
ISBN 9781844154104 (softcover)     More information
Softcover...32.95 (C$)


BOOK - My Ancestor Was A Woman At War
By Emma Jolly
Published by Society of Genealogists, London, UK, 2014
This book aims to explore the wide range of roles undertaken by women during wartime. A useful aid in tracing a female ancestors military career, the book also considers wider research into the role of women at war, with a particular emphasis on the Victorian era and the First and Second World Wars. With numerous fascinating case studies, and a very useful guide to available records and sources, this book is an essential read for any family historian with a female military ancestor or indeed an interest in military history.
ISBN 978-1907199-18-9     More information
Hardcover...... 24.95 (C$)

BOOK - British Army Pensioners Abroad, 1772-1899
By Norman K. Crowder
Published by Genealogical Publishing, Baltimore, 1995, reprinted in paperback 2012
The book includes all British Army pensioners who retired to any place outside of Great Britain including Canada, Australia, Caribbean, Ceylon etc, for which records are available (1772-1899). The largest portion chose to settle in Canada. British Army pensioners lived in the vicinity of every major center in the Canadian Atlantic Provinces, Quebec, and Ontario. In many cases their children and grandchildren emigrated to New England, New York, Michigan, and the American West. It is likely there are several million North Americans descended from these so-called "Chelsea pensioners." This book, which lists veterans who were discharged primarily during the period from 1800 to 1857, will help their descendants to trace their British origins.
ISBN: 9780806319476     More information
Softcover...48.95 (C$)

BOOK - Tracing Your Second World War Ancestors [UK], A Guide For Family Historians
By Phil Tomaselli
Published by Pen and Sword Books, Barnsley UK, 2011
More records than ever are available to researchers whose relatives served during the war. And this new book by Phil Tomaselli is the perfect guide to how to locate and understand these sources – and get the most out of them. He explains how, and from where, service records can be obtained, using real examples showing what they look like and how to interpret them. He also examines records of the military units relatives might have served in so their careers can be followed in graphic detail. The three armed services are covered, along with the merchant navy, the Home Guard, civilian services, prisoners of war, gallantry and campaign medals, casualties, women’s services and obscure wartime organizations.
ISBN 184884288-0 (softcover)     More information
Softcover...29.95 (C$)

DVD VIDEO - Tracing Great War Ancestors DVD, Finding Uncle Bill
Presented by Richard Hone and Major Tim Saunders
Published by Pen and Sword Books, S. Yorkshire, UK (2010)
Never before have so many resources been available to the family historian tracing Great War ancestors, both online and locally but the past dearth of easily accessible material has now been replaced by a blizzard of information that needs its own skills to navigate. Expert genealogist Simon Fowler shows Richard Hone the ropes, with some surprising results. Also, author, military historian and battlefield guide Tim Saunders uses his knowledge as a battlefield historian to show Richard Hone how to use the various sources available to track down and locate the battlefields where his great Uncle fought on the Western Front.
ISBN 9781848843394 (DVD Video - PC, Mac or TV DVD player - widescreen)     More information
DVD VIDEO...32.95 (C$)

BOOK - The Great War Handbook, A Guide for Family Historians & Students of the Conflict [United Kingdom]
By Geoff Bridger, Foreword by Correlli Barnett
Published by Pen and Sword Books, S. Yorkshire, UK (2009)
Geoff Bridger's The Great War Handbook answers many of the basic questions newcomers ask when confronted by this enormous and challenging subject - not only what happened and why, but what was the Great War like for ordinary soldiers who were caught up in it. He describes the conditions the soldiers endured, the deadly risks they ran, their daily routines and the small roles they played in the complex military machine they were part of. His comprehensive survey of every aspect of the soldier's life, from recruitment and training, through the experience of battle and its appalling aftermath, is an essential guide for students, family historians, teachers and anyone who is eager to gain an all-round understanding of the nature of the conflict. His authoritative handbook gives a fascinating insight into the world of the Great War - it is a basic reference book that no student of the subject can afford to be without.
ISBN 9781844159369 (Hardcover)     More information
Hardcover...32.95 (C$)

BOOK - British Military Medals - Second Edition, A Guide for the Collector and Family Historian
By Peter Duckers
Published by Pen and Sword Books, S. Yorkshire, UK, 2013
This second edition of Peter Ducker's best-selling British Military Medals traces the history of medals and gallantry awards from Elizabethan times to the modern day, and it features an expert account of their design and production. Campaign and gallantry medals are a key to understanding - and exploring - British and imperial military history, and to uncovering the careers and exploits of individual soldiers. In a series of succinct and well-organized chapters he explains how medals originated, to whom they were awarded and how the practice of giving medals has developed over the centuries. His work is a guide for collectors and for local and family historians who want to learn how to use medals to discover the history of military units and the experiences of individuals who served in them.
ISBN 978-1783030-16-3     More information
Hardcover...... 37.95 (C$)

BOOK - Tracing Your [British] Secret Service Ancestors
By Phil Tomaselli
Published by Pen and Sword Books, Barnsley UK, 2009
Did you have a spy in the family, an ancestor who was involved in espionage at home or abroad? If you have ever had any suspicions about the secret activities of your relatives, or are curious about the long hidden history of Britain's secret services and those who served in them, this is the book for you. Phil Tomaselli's fascinating guide to over 200 years of British spies and spying takes the reader on a journey through the twilight world of the secret intelligence organizations Britain has run since the time of the French Revolution to the modern day, and it shows where their records can be found.
ISBN 9781844159871 (softcover)     More information
Softcover...32.95 (C$)

BOOK - Tracing Your [British] Royal Marine Ancestors, A Guide for Family Historians
By Richard Brooks & Matthew Little
Published by Pen and Sword Books, Barnsley UK, 2008
Whether you are interested in the career of an individual Royal Marine or just want to know more about the part played by the Marines in a particular battle or campaign, this book will point you in the right direction. Assuming that the reader has no prior knowledge of the Royal Marines, their history or organization, Richard Brooks and Matthew Little explain which records survive, where they can be found and how they can help you in your research.
ISBN 978-1844158690 (softcover)     More information
Softcover...32.95 (C$)

BOOK - Tracing Your [British] Air Force Ancestors
By Phil Tomaselli
Published by Pen and Sword Books, Barnsley UK, 2007
Whether you are interested in the career of an individual air-man or woman, researching medals awarded to a pilot or crew member or just want to know more about a particular squadron or operation, this book will point you in the right direction. Assuming that the reader has no prior knowledge of the air force, its history or organization, Phil Tomaselli explains which records survive, where they can be found and how they can help you in your research. He also recommends resources available online as well as books and memoirs.
ISBN 9781844155736 (softcover)     More information
Softcover...27.95 (C$)

BOOK - Through So Many Dangers: The Memoirs and Adventures of Robert Kirk, Late of the Royal Highland Regiment [British Army]
Edited by Ian M. McCulloch & Timothy J. Todish
Introduction: Stephen Brumwell; Artwork: Robert Griffing
Published by Robins Brass Studio, Montreal, 2004
Robert Kirk (aka Kirkwood) served with the 42nd and 77th Highland Regiments during the Seven Years War of the 1750s and Pontiac’s Rebellion. From Niagara Falls to Newfoundland, from the Carolinas to the Mississippi, he covered some 5000 miles by foot, canoe, whaleboat and transport ship. By the time he returned home after ten years of “service truly critical,” our roguish hero had been captured and adopted by the Shawnee Indians. He became an accomplished marksman, hunter and tracker, proficient in the use of canoes, snowshoes and tumplines. Robert Kirk's memoirs, reprinted here for the first time since 1775, bring his exciting story to life. A riveting read for those who are interested in the period.
ISBN 978-1-55488-864-1 (Softcover)    More information

Softcover...30.00 (C$)


BOOK - Dragon Rampant, The Royal Welch Fusiliers at War
By Donald E. Graves
Published by Pen and Sword Books, UK, 2010
This is the story of the 23rd Regiment of Foot – the famous Royal Welch Fusiliers – and this is their story during the tumultuous and bloody period of the wars with France between 1793 and 1815. Based on rare personal memoirs and correspondence and new research, this compelling book offers fresh insight into the evolution of the British Army. The men of the Royal Welch Fusiliers come alive as Graves tracks them across three continents, joining them in major battles and minor skirmishes, surviving shipwrecks and disease. This is a book that will appeal to all those interested in the Napoleonic wars, contemporary tactics and the meaning and the cost of courage.
ISBN 9781848325517 (Hardcover)    More information

Hardcover...45.00 (C$)


BOOK - Tracing the Rifle Volunteers, A Guide For Military and Family Historians [British Military]
By Ray Westlake
From 1859 to 1908 the Rifle Volunteers played an essential role in Britain’s national defence, yet their history has been sadly neglected. Little information is available on these dedicated, amateur soldiers who were recruited into the ranks of a military organization that flourished across the country. But now, in this invaluable book, Ray Westlake, a leading authority on the military history of Victorian and Edwardian Britain, provides a concise, accessible introduction to the Rifle Volunteers and a comprehensive directory of the units raised in each county and each town.
ISBN 9781848842113    More information

Hardcover...42.95 (C$)


BOOK - Tracing British Battalions on the Somme
By: Ray Westlake
Almost a century has passed since the Battle of the Somme was fought, yet interest in this, the bloodiest battle of the First World War, has never waned. Ray Westlake has collated all the information so painstakingly gathered, to produce a comprehensive compendium of the exact movements of every battalion involved in the battle. This book is invaluable not only to researchers but to all those visiting the battlefield and anxious to trace the movements of their forbears who served in the British battalions.
ISBN 184415885-3    More information

Softcover...39.95 (C$)


BOOK - History of the Liverpool Privateers and Letters of Marque, With an Account of the Liverpool Slave Trade 1744-1812
By Gomer Williams; New Introduction by David Eltis.
Originally published in 1897, and now available in a recent printing, History of the Liverpool Privateers is the most detailed period document on privateering and the slave trade. The first half of the book concentrates on privateering, covering historically important eras such as the Seven Years' War, the American Revolution and the French Revolution. In the second half of, the focus is on the slave trade and on how privateers profited from it, including extensive chapters on specific captains, the abolition movement, and corporate ties to the slave trade.
ISBN 07735-2745-1 Hardcover; ISBN 07735-2746-X Softcover.    More information
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Hardcover...94.95 (Canadian Dollars)
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BOOK - Tracing Your Second World War Ancestors [British]
By: Simon Fowler. A comprehensive guide for those researching their family tree and ancestors in all three armed services - the Army, the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force. This book is designed to help both the complete novice and the more experienced researcher to find out what resources are available and where and how they can be accessed. Locations include The National Archives at Kew, the Imperial War Museum and regimental museums. More information


BOOK - Tracing Your [British] Air Force Ancestors By: Phil Tomaselli
Whether you are interested in the career of an individual air-man or woman, researching medals awarded to a pilot or crew member or just want to know more about a particular squadron or operation, this book will point you in the right direction. Assuming that the reader has no prior knowledge of the air force, its history or organization, Phil Tomaselli explains which records survive, where they can be found and how they can help you in your research. He also recommends resources available online as well as books and memoirs. More information




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