Family History and Local History in England

Author: David Hey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317870565
Format: PDF
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This is a book for those thousands of family historians who have already made some progress in tracing their family tree and have become interested in the places where their ancestors lived, worked and raised children. It emphasises the diversity and extraordinary complexity of the rural and urban communities in provincial England even before the great changes associated with the Industrial Revolution.

Tracing Your Ancestors Through Local History Records

Author: Jonathan Oates
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473880580
Format: PDF
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Family history should reveal more than facts and dates, lists of names and places – it should bring ancestors alive in the context of their times and the surroundings they knew – and research into local history records is one of the most rewarding ways of gaining this kind of insight into their world. That is why Jonathan Oates’s detailed introduction to these records is such a useful tool for anyone who is trying to piece together a portrait of family members from the past. In a series of concise and informative chapters he looks at the origins and importance of local history from the sixteenth century onwards and at the principal archives – national and local, those kept by government, councils, boroughs, museums, parishes, schools and clubs. He also explains how books, photographs and other illustrations, newspapers, maps, directories, and a range of other resources can be accessed and interpreted and how they can help to fill a gap in your knowledge. As well as describing how these records were compiled, he highlights their limitations and the possible pitfalls of using them, and he suggests how they can be combined to build up a picture of an individual, a family and the place and time in which they lived.

Writing local history

Author: John Beckett
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 1847795137
Format: PDF
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This fascinating book looks at how local history developed from the antiquarian county studies of the sixteenth century through the growth of 'professional' history in the nineteenth century, to the recent past. Concentrating on the past sixty years, it looks at the opening of archive offices, the invigorating influence of family history, the impact of adult education and other forms of lifelong learning. The author considers the debates generated by academics, including the divergence of views over local and regional issues, and the importance of standards set by the Victoria County History (VCH). Also discussed is the fragmentation of the subject. The antiquarian tradition included various subject areas that are now separate disciplines, among them industrial archaeology, name studies, family, landscape and urban history. This is an authoritative account of how local history has come to be one of the most popular and productive intellectual pastimes in our modern society. Written by a practitioner who has spent more than twenty years teaching local history to undergraduates and M.A. students, as well as lecturing to local history societies, John Beckett is currently Director of the VCH. A remarkable book that will be of great interest to students and scholars of local history as well as amateur and professional genealogists.

Maps for Family and Local History 2nd Edition

Author: William Foot
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 1554882230
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Maps for Family and Local History shows how three great land surveys can provide information on ancestral homes, as well as fascinating historical snapshots of specific areas. Covering 1836 to 1943, the Tithe, Valuation Office, and National Farm Surveys provide a wealth of information on rural and urban localities, on dwellings, settlements, and landscapes as well as the status of householders. The text gives the rationale behind the surveys and covers each in detail. Fully updated by map experts from The National Archives, this illustrated guide is the perfect companion to researching those maps.

From Family History to Community History

Author: W. T. R. Pryce
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521465786
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A major new initiative designed to stimulate and develop personal research in family and community history.

The Life Times Of Researching and Writing American Local History

Author: Will Carpenter
Publisher: Will Carpenter
ISBN: 0615272711
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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From Philadelphia's Revolutionary-era architecture to Albuquerque's adobe, the story of America is told in its neighborhoods. The Second Edition of The Life and Times Of...: Researching and Writing American Local History places a greater emphasis on those communities - how those neighborhoods and communities, as well as the families that created and occupied them, made contributions that had a global impact, expanding on the themes found in the First Edition. The history we write today is our calling card to future generations. It deserves good research. Using plain language instead of jargon, and with instructions instead of theory, "The Life and Times Of..." demonstrates professional techniques that the family and local historian can use in critical areas of their research.

Local History in England

Author: W. G. Hoskins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317871197
Format: PDF, ePub
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Considered to be the classic introduction to the subject, this third edition has been carefully revised and updated to take account of the developments in the subject, and includes an extensive newly compiled bibliography and twice the number of illustrations as in previous editions.

Journeys in family history

Author: David Hey
Publisher: Natl Archives
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Journeys in Family History is The National Archives' major new guide to family history nationwide.

English Local History

Author: Kate Tiller
Publisher: History PressLtd
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An overview of the study of local history in England, featuring general themes and questions for each historical period, combined with specific case histories.