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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

Softcover... 27.95 (C$)

If you want to find out about Lancashire‘s history, and particularly if you have family links to the area and your ancestors lived or worked in the county, then this is the ideal book for you. As well as helping you to trace when and where your ancestors were born, married and died, it gives you an insight into the world they knew and a chance to explore their lives at work and at home.

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.

Relevant documents, specialist archives and libraries, background reading and other sources are recommended throughout this practical book. Also included is a directory of Lancashire archives, libraries and academic repositories, as well as databases of family history societies, useful genealogy websites, and places to visit which bring Lancashire’s past to life.

Sue Wilkes’s book is the essential companion for anyone who wants to discover their Lancashire roots.

About Sue Wilkes
    Sue Wilkes is an established expert on UK industrial heritage and a well-known family historian. She has contributed many articles to history and family history magazines, including BBC Who Do You Think You Are?, BBC History, Ancestors, Discover My Past, Family History Monthly, Your Family History and Jane Austen’s Regency World. She has written five books: 'Tracing Your Lancashire Ancestors', (Pen & Sword, 2012), ‘Tracing Your Canal Ancestors’ (Pen & Sword, 2011), ‘The Children History Forgot’ (Robert Hale, 2011), ‘Regency Cheshire’ (Robert Hale, 2009) and ‘Narrow Windows, Narrow Lives’ (History Press, 2008), which includes a chapter on canal boat families). Sue read Physics at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. A member of the Society of Authors, she is a creative writing tutor specialising in non-fiction. Sue is currently working on 'Tracing Your Ancestors Childhood' for Pen & Sword.
224 Pages
6.25 X 9.25"
Index
Bibliography
Photos and Illustrations
Softcover - perfectbound
ISBN: 9781848847446
Published by Pen and Sword Books, S. Yorkshire, UK, 2012 (Nov. 12)








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