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BOOK - Tracing Your English Ancestors
By Graham Jaunay
Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2013

Softcover...18.00 (C$)

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.

Contents include:
  • The administrative structure of England
  • Civil registraion of England
    • Civil registration indexes
    • Divorce
  • National census
  • Census substitutes
  • Wills, probates and letters of administration
    • Before 1858
    • Format
    • Probate and the associated documents
    • 1858 and after
  • Parish records
    • Parish registers
    • A brief history of the parish in England
    • Important dates regarding parish records
    • Nonconformists
  • The bishops' records
    • Bishops' transcripts
    • Bishops' licences
    • Marriage licences
  • Poor law union records
  • Cemeteries
  • The calendar
  • Printed records
    • Directories, electoral registers, newspapers
  • Quarter Session records
    • Quarter Session business licences
    • Other court records worth considering
  • School records
  • Tithe maps and apportionments
  • Private records
  • Passenger arrivals and departures
  • Taxation
    • Sundry taxes
    • Lay subsidies
  • Manorial records
  • Miscellaneous records
  • Repositories
    • Imperial War Museum
    • British Library
    • London Metropolitan Archives
    • Guildhall Library
    • The National Archive
    • County record offices
    • Genealogical societies
    • Society of Genealogists
    • Federation of Family History Societies
  • Heraldry
    • Reading a coat of arms
    • Entitlement to bear arms
  • Accessing the records
Paperback: 60 pages
Product Dimensions: 5 x 8"
Softcover - staple-bound on spine
Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2013
ISBN 9781921956201

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