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The Family Historian's Enquire Within (Sixth Edition)

Janet Few

248 mm x 172mm, 293 pages, ISBN: 978-1-906280-11-6

Beginning research into your ancestry is at first fairly straight-forward. But with ancestors doubling with each generation as you go backwards the task becomes more difficult. It becomes necessary to know where to find the specialist information you need for your search among a bewildering number of, and often obscure, sources.

This long-awaited new edition, now extensively revised and updated, is a standard reference for family historians. It gives clear and concise information to point them in the right direction. Arranged alphabetically, it contains more than one thousand entries that will give sources, explanations, definitions, dates, addresses, bibliographies, maps and useful websites.

Dr Janet Few is in her fourth decade of local and family history research. She was the critical reader and family history advisor to the Open University for the course 'Family and Community History' and went on to tutor the course. Janet maintains her own one place studies for the North Devon villages of Buckland Brewer, Bucks Mills and Bulkworthy but claims she is not working her way through the alphabet! She is Vice-Chair of the Society for One-Place Studies and lectures regularly on One-Place research.

Nominated for the CILIP* 'Information Services group Reference Award 2015!

(* Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals)


'This is one of the most generally useful genealogical books on the market. In dictionary format, it provides clear sign-posts to point you in the right direction at every stage in your research.'

Reviewed by David Gilligan (Member of North Cheshire FHS) for the FFHS Book Club

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