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Easy Family History: The Stress-free Guide to Starting Your Research [Paperback]

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This guide is for everyone interested in their ancestors whose research has not yet begun, or is in its early stages. It offers exactly what it says on the cover. David Annal introduces all the relevant sources of information in easy steps and most logical sequence, focusing on what you really need to know. The chapters are interwoven with practical features on issues that could crop up during research: for example different spellings of your ancestor's surname. Written with humour and minimum fuss, this is the most accessible guide on the market - and at a size and price to suit any pocket. Contents: *Homework: domestic sources *In the Beginning: birth records *Coming Together: marriage records *Counting the People: census returns *Ashes to Ashes: death records *Where There's a Will: probate records *Going Back in Time: parish registers *Where in the World: maps and photographs *Read All About It: newspapers *The Whole World is Out There: the internet *Where Do I Go Now?

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Pages   192
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 6.06" Width: 4.57" Height: 0.87"
Weight:   0.57 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 30, 2006
Publisher   The National Archives
ISBN  1903365791  
ISBN13  9781903365793  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! David Annal is a professional researcher in family history and he is well-respected and very experienced in this field. He speaks regularly at family history events and conferences and is a resident expert on Nick Barratt's Your Family History magazine.His company, Lifelines Research (est. 1990) allows him to undertake freelance research into whole family histories for clients, as well as acting as a record agent for researchers who were unable to access the major London record offices. From 1998 to 2011 he worked at the Family Records Centre at The National Archives and when he left he had been Principal Family History Specialist for two years. He now runs his Lifelines Research full time. David has written several books: The Family Records Centre Guide to Family History: The Basics and Beyond (2003) which was reissued in 2004 as the official research guide to the first series of BBC's Who Do You Think You Are? He wrote the second editions to three Public Records Office books: Getting Started in Family History, Using Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates and Using Census Returns (all 2000); Census: The Expert Guide with Peter Christian (2008). He is a regular contributor to family history publications (e.g. Ancestors magazine) and was the consultant editor for the Guardian's Guide to Family History (2007).

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How to conduct research for such instruments, and the pros and cons of their contents.  Nov 7, 2006
Karen Grannum and Nigel Taylor's WILLS AND OTHER PROBATE RECORDS provides insights from the experts at the National Archives, and while this holds a British focus, many researchers from other countries will find it invaluable. Those whose ancestors have roots in the UK receive chapters on how to conduct research for such instruments, and the pros and cons of their contents.

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