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All of our current publications are listed alphabetically below. Click on a title or cover image for more information or to buy.

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A Latin Glossary for Local and Family Historians

A Latin Glossary for Local and Family Historians

Janet Morris

Prior to the 1730's many parish registers and legal documents were written in Latin, which can be something of a stumbling block to...

 

A Secretary Hand ABC Book

A Secretary Hand ABC Book

Alf Ison

Deciphering the calligraphic riddles of old parish registers, wills and other manuscripts can present a tremendous challenge to the...

 

An Introduction to ... Occupations (Second Edition)

An Introduction to ... Occupations (Second Edition)

Joyce Culling

Under the heading "Occupation, Trade, Rank or Profession" can be found some of the most revealing clues to family history. The...

 

Ancestral File

Ancestral File

This book offers a convenient system for organising your research findings. In the middle there is a double pedigree chart which allows...

 

Aunt J

Aunt J

Jessie Millar Wilson

During the First World War the YMCA established 10,000 recreational centres in France, Italy, the Mediterranean, and on the 'home...

 

Basic Approach to ... Illuminating your Family History with Picture Postcards

Basic Approach to ... Illuminating your Family History with Picture Postcards

Philip J Chapman

Apart from the few old photographs you may have already, it is difficult to describe adequately the way of life, the occupations, street...

 

Basic Facts About ... Lunatics in England and Wales for Family Historians

Basic Facts About ... Lunatics in England and Wales for Family Historians

Pamela Faithfull

Lunatic is a pre-twentieth century word describing someone who was mentally ill or emotionally disturbed, and had lost their powers...

 

Basic Facts About ... Quarter Session Records

Basic Facts About ... Quarter Session Records

Richard Ratcliffe

Quarter Sessions records are among the most voluminous records held by County Record and Archive Offices. Dating from the 12th century...

 

Basic Facts About ... The Wesleyan Methodist Historic Roll

Basic Facts About ... The Wesleyan Methodist Historic Roll

Richard Ratcliffe

The Wesleyan Methodist Historic Roll is a unique set of fifty large leather-bound volumes, which are located at Methodist Centrall Hall...

 

Basic Facts About ... Tracing your Catholic Ancestry in England

Basic Facts About ... Tracing your Catholic Ancestry in England

Michael Gandy

This short history of Roman Catholicism in England from the 16th to the 19th centuries looks at the problems and persecutions...

 

Basic Facts About ... Using Education Records

Basic Facts About ... Using Education Records

Colin R. Chapman

British education records are useful to family historians because they have been kept over a long period of time, they cover all classes...

 

Birth and Baptism Records for Family Historians

Birth and Baptism Records for Family Historians

Stuart A. Raymond

Records of births/baptisms, marriages, and deaths/burals are vital sources for family historians. It is impossible to trace pedigrees...

 

Births, Marriages and Deaths on the Web - Part 2 (Second Edition)

Births, Marriages and Deaths on the Web - Part 2 (Second Edition)

Stuart A. Raymond

Despite the fact that there are thousands of genealogical web-sites worth visiting, the search engines are particularly poor at...

 

Coffers, Clysters, Comfrey and Coifs

Coffers, Clysters, Comfrey and Coifs

Janet Few

Our seventeenth century ancestors may be people that we can identify, or they may be lurking, nameless, waiting to be discovered. In...

 

Coroners' Records in England and Wales (Third Edition)

Coroners' Records in England and Wales (Third Edition)

Jeremy Gibson and Colin Rogers

The new, throughly revised edition, of this indispensible guide is an attempt to itemise all extant coroner's records in England and...

 

Dating Old Army Photographs

Dating Old Army Photographs

Robert Pols

This book aims to help with the dating of army photographs from the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th....

 

Dating Old Photographs 1840-1950

Dating Old Photographs 1840-1950

Robert Pols

Family historians often seek to date pictures they have inherited, since knowing when a photograph was taken may help to identify an...

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Dating Twentieth Century Photographs

Dating Twentieth Century Photographs

Robert Pols

Despite having been easy to take, 20th-century photographs are not always easy to date. The vast majority of family pictures from the...

 

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