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Tracing Your Family Tree Discover Your Roots and Explore Your Family's History by Kathy Chater

Tracing Your Family Tree Discover Your Roots and Explore Your Family's History

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Tracing Your Family Tree Discover Your Roots and Explore Your Family's History by Kathy Chater

Become your family detective with the basic Latin and a glossary of common genealogical terms - everything you need to get started and proceed to an advanced stage. This book provides information on using the Internet, newspapers and record offices, and instructions on how to record your data. It takes you step-by-step through the whole process, from interviewing living relatives to looking at old wills and church records. It is illustrated in detail with 350 charts, diagrams and archive pictures. This book begins with the basics of starting your search and guides you through each stage. Almost every link your family may have had with archived information is discussed - was your ancestor a nurse, a miner, a landowner, a pedlar or a prostitute? You'll learn what clues to look out for as you study old photographs, certificates and documents, and find out about the organizations and website links that will help take your investigations further. All that you need to know to get you started is in this book, with invaluable lists, checklists, hints and tips, as well as help on recording your data and using the most methodical research techniques. Enticing historical detail illustrates just how intriguing family history can be, and incredible photographs portray family and social life through the ages.


* 'An excellent all-rounder for any enthusiast
Family History Monthly

About the Author

Kathy Chater has taught genealogy for ten years, following her completion of a Diploma in Genealogy and the History of the Family from the University of London. She learnt her research skills at the BBC, working on production teams, and has shared them in seminars to journalists and product development executives, as well as to would-be genealogists. Her writing includes a website on Caribbean ancestry, articles for magazines, and books on media communication and television research. She is a member of the Society of Genealogists and has traced her own family back to the 1600's.

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Publication date

26th June 2009


Kathy Chater

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Lorenz Books an imprint of Anness Publishing


256 pages


Family history, tracing ancestors



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