Friday, 2 March 2018

Forthcoming Family History Books

The following are listed on as being published in the next two months.

The Family Tree Historical Newspapers Guide: How to Find Your Ancestors in Archived Newspapers
by James M Beidler
Published 20 Mar 2018
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 38474.0 KB
Print Length: 240 pages
Publisher: Family Tree Books
For US newspapers, already available in North America.

Street-Wise Guide to Doing Your Family History
by Teviot, (Lady) Mary
Published 29 Mar 2018
Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Edward Everett Root Publishers Co. Ltd

Publishers Summary: This unusual book stands out in a crowded field. a It provides practical, expert, insider-knowledge. It includes a full guide to current websites. It offers many tips, short-cuts and helps to access the evidence you need. And to understandings of what this means. It is rooted in the many years of day-to-day enquiries in family history by the noted international expert Lady Teviot. It will be invaluable to the beginner and of great value to the more knowledgeable. It will help you rapidly to become street-wise' in what will be a complex but fascinating personal endeavour.

Review by Christopher Whittick, East Sussex County Archivist: "Lady Teviot has distilled over half a century's experience of family history research into this detailed yet highly approachable guide. Her style engages the reader from the outset, and succeeds in conveying a wealth of information through combining clearly-presented fact with details of her own genealogical journey, which has taken her from a beginner to a researcher with an international reputation. Every aspect of family history is covered, with hints and short cuts which will smooth the beginner's path in what can be a treacherous field. And don't think this book is just for the inexperienced – I have been working with records for over 40 years and as well as enjoying some new family history anecdotes, learnt much about the record sources which some of us take for granted. You may not be a Street-wise genealogist when you embark on this book, but you certainly will be when you finish it."

Tracing Your Georgian Ancestors 1714-1837: A Guide for Family Historians (Tracing Your Ancestors)
by John Wintrip
Published 30 Mar 2018
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Publishers Summary: The Georgian period - 1714 to 1837 - was a key stage in our modern history so some understanding of it is essential for family historians who want to push their research back into the eighteenth century and beyond, and John Wintrip's handbook is an invaluable introduction to it. In a sequence of concise, insightful chapters he focuses on those aspects of the period that are particularly relevant to genealogical research and he presents a detailed guide to the variety of sources that readers can consult as they pursue their research. While fewer sources are available than for more recent history, obstacles in the way of further research can often be overcome through knowledge of a wide range of sources and a greater understanding the historical context, together with the use of sound research techniques. So the author provides not only a historical overview of relevant topics but he also describes the records of the period in detail. This expert guide to researching the Georgians will open up the field for experienced researchers and for newcomers alike.

Tracing Your Ancestors: Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk: A Guide For Family Historians
by Gill Blanchard
Published 30 Apr 2018
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Pen & Sword Family History
Publishers Summary: 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 an 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, and she traces the life stories of notable people from all backgrounds who shaped the regions development over the centuries. Her account highlights the diversity of this part of England but also focuses on its common features and strong sense of identity. It introduces a wide array of research resources that will be revealing for readers who want to find out about their ancestors who lived here.

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