Researching & Locating Your Ancestors

  • Author:Celia Heritage
  • Publisher:Discover Your Ancestors
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How should you approach researching your ancestors? In this wide ranging but succinct guidebook, professional writer, lecturer and genealogist Celia Heritage offers expert advice on how to get started using the main online and offline records, and then take research further using a variety of lesser-known resources. In it you will find guidance on subjects including:

  • Research methodology and how to record what you find
  • Key Victorian records: birth, marriage and death certificates, and censuses
  • Maps, tithe and enclosure records
  • Parish and nonconformist registers
  • Gravestones and memorial inscriptions
  • Newspapers and inquest records
  • Wills and probate records
  • Parish chest and workhouse records
  • Occupational records, including the armed forces
  • Court and manorial records
  • School registers