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Whether you're eager to hold on to EU citizenship post-Brexit or simply interested in exploring your family's past, learn how to research and document your Irish ancestry with this essential guide, newly updated to include the latest genealogy tools. The purpose of this book is to highlight the most important documentary evidence available to the family historian wishing to research their Irish ancestry. It is aimed primarily at researchers whose time in Irish repositories is limited, and who want to know what is available locally and online. It covers more than eighteen individual sources of information, making it simpler to organise your search and easier to carry it out both locally and on the ground. This books covers: - Where to begin - Researching online - Civil registration - Making sense of census returns, wills, election records - Migration, emigration - Local government and church records
Genealogists and local historians have probably seen every birth, marriage, death and census record available, and are adept at using the internet for research. However, once they have learnt everything they can from them, the next step is reading and understanding older documents. These can be hard to find (not many are online), are often written in challenging handwriting and use legal and other unfamiliar terms. Some will be in Latin, antiquated English or Scots. Readers need to be able to understand the nature and intent of a range of documents as well as the palaeography (the handwriting) and orthography (the `shape' of the contents). In Understanding Documents for Genealogy and Local History, Dr Bruce Durie, the celebrated author of Scottish Genealogy, details how to find and comprehend documents from 1560 to the 1860s - wills, testaments, contracts, indentures and charters, land records (retours, sasines and manorial custumals), personal letters, official records, Church papers, trust dispositions, deeds and others. Also covered are the complexities of dates, numbers, calendars, measurements and money, abbreviations, transcription conventions, letter-forms and glossaries. A Latin primer completes the tool kit the genealogist and family historian will need to further their research.
This is the second volume in a major new initiative in the study of local history, designed to equip students and amateur enthusiasts with a mastery of the basic techniques and concepts required to pursue the subject in depth. From Family History to Community History explores population movements, spatial divisions and social structures in town and countryside, and gives pointers as to the meaning of 'community'. Regional settings, the idea of 'place', and changes over time are also examined, with special attention being paid to the patterns and the processes of all forms of migration. These themes give rise to new research ideas in family and community history.
Attempts to record details of those British men and women who settled in Natal between 1824, when the first party of hunter-traders arrived, and the end of 1857, when a wave of immigration was about to begin.
This volume of British Settlers in Natal is part of a massive research project to identify who came to Natal from Britain before 1858, and to collect biographical material on them and their children. Although Spencer's work focuses on British emigrants who came to settle in Natal, its interest and usefulness are not confined to this region. Some of the new Natalians, and many of the next generation, moved all over South Africa, and indeed all over the world.
The best-selling illustrated guide to the British Monarchy and the succession process, updated and redesigned for 2018. Queen Elizabeth II is descended from King Egbert through 12 centuries of monarchs. Showcasing all the family trees, from the Anglo-Saxons to the Windsors, this useful guidebook explains the fascinating process on how power transferred from one monarch to the next. Look out for more Pitkin Guides on the very best of British history, heritage and travel.
Delve into German history with beautiful historical maps and useful, comprehensive timelines. This book will help you untangle the complicated mess that is German history, tracing how state boundaries have changed throughout the centuries. With 100-plus full-color maps, this gorgeous atlas will guide you from the region's earliest days to the Holy Roman Empire and from Unification (1871) to Reunification (1990). The book also provides detailed summaries of major events in German history, giving you the tools you need to find records in various time periods. Inside, you'll find: Curated maps of German states from medieval times to present, each with detailed captions to explain what the map depicts and why it can be useful in research Extensive histories of Germanic regions to walk you through the country's complex past Beautiful, full-color maps bound in a hardcover format that makes a great gift for historians and genealogists