Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Top ten British family history books

In  preparation for a trip to the UK, and the WDYTYA Live event, I checked to find out the UK's best selling family history books.

As usual there's lots of competition for the beginner market, many of which I don't know. One I keep conveniently to hand, Ancestral Trails by Mark Herber, is 4th ranked. as a 2005 publication it could do with a refresh.

1. Who Do You Think You Are? Encyclopedia of Genealogy: The definitive reference guide to tracing your family history by Nick Barratt (1 Sep 2008) £16.50

2.Track Down Your Ancestors: How to Research Your Family History Using Archives and the Internet by Estelle Catlett (26 Jun 2008) £4.29

3. Writing Up Your Family History: A Do-it-yourself Guide (Genealogy) by John Titford (20 Nov 2003) £6.29

4. Ancestral Trails: The Complete Guide to British Genealogy and Family History by Mark D. Herber (1 Jun 2005) £15.50

5. Family History for the Older and Wiser: Find Your Roots with Online Tools (The Third Age Trust (U3A)/Older & Wiser) by Susan Fifer (19 Feb 2010) £8.83

6. The Family and Local History Handbook: v. 13 by Robert Blatchford and Elizabeth Blatchford (30 May 2011) £8.79

7. Tracing Your Family History on the Internet by Chris Paton (24 Mar 2011) £8.83

8. Writing Your Family History: A Practical Guide by Deborah Cass (30 Jul 2004) £7.57

9. Essential Maps for Family Historians (Family History) by Charles Masters (15 Oct 2009) £8.83

10. Your Family Tree On-line: How to Trace Your Ancestry from Your Own Computer by Graeme Davis (31 Jul 2009) £8.99

Not on the list, but another that I keep to hand, is DNA and Social Networking by Debbie Kennett.

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