Who Do You Think You Are? - Encyclopedia of Genealogy

The Definitive Reference Guide to Tracing Your Family History

Author: Nick Barratt

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007261993

Category: Reference

Page: 531

View: 6495


Covering all access levels, from the new beginner to the more experienced researcher, the Encyclopedia introduces the reader to a comprehensive master class in solving the mysteries of your personal heritage, starting with advice about the very first steps, how to build up a research plan by combining written word with new media applications, before providing a detailed explanation of the various sources you will encounter when trying to flesh out your ancestor's lives.The Encyclopedia is sectional, reflecting the different needs of a range of potential users. Yet each section will remain a stand-alone reference article, so that the reader can pick and mix according to need, including:,*Getting StartedAn expanded 'getting started' section, with a comprehensive guide to the most important records that most researchers will use when they begin to build their family tree.,*Going FurtherHaving built your family tree, the next stage of work is to put flesh on the bones, in the way Who Do You Think You Are provides a journey into the social history of each family. The Encyclopedia will deliver a combination of historical context with practical advice about the sources you will need to investigate to complete the research in each topic.,*Surname databaseAn increasingly popular element of family history is the search for common ancestors from a distinct surname group. Advice about linking to clan histories, surname history societies and how to find missing ancestors is provided, along with a comprehensive guide to the meanings behind the most popular surnames in the UK.Accompanying the book is a dedicated microsite that provides support, online advice and unique services for users of the book, including streamed and exclusive footage from the award winning BBC series and an opportunity to upload your information into the National Memorybank.

Who Do You Think You Are?

Trace Your Family History Back to the Tudors

Author: Anton Gill,Nick Barratt

Publisher: HarperCollins Entertainment

ISBN: 9780007230082

Category: Reference

Page: 240

View: 3890


To accompany the third series of the award-winning BBC television series, this book gives the amateur genealogist all the tools to trace their ancestors back over six centuries, taking them on a fascinating historical journey into the past. This wonderfully readable book takes the reader back through time past the usual family tree landmark of 1837, when birth, marriage and death registration were made mandatory, to allow the reader to trace their ancestors back to Tudor times. Much more detailed than the previous tie-ins, this book will explore the history which led to the dispersion of the population, it will look at local genealogy and connect the history of Britain with the people who lived during the times and the records they left. Whether your 17th-century ancestor was a merchant seamen listed on the muster rolls, or of a trade registered through the Livery guilds of Newcastle, Yorkshire or London; a midwife licensed by the church from medieval times (in case they had to baptise a sick baby at birth); an alehouse owner (victualler) who was licensed from the 1500s onwards; or an afro-Caribbean immigrant from the 1700s, this book fills the gaps in your family tree and gives you the resources to search out your medieval ancestors. This book is a guide to tracing your family tree back for six centuries, into the time of Tudor kings and peasant uprisings, through a fascinating array of historical resources. It is also a fascinating social history of the peoples of the United Kingdom and how they were shaped by the events of their times.

Who Do You Think You Are?

The Essential Guide to Tracing Your Family History

Author: Megan Smolenyak,Wall to Wall Media

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101163011

Category: Reference

Page: 224

View: 7345


The companion how-to guide to the hit TV series-with advice for anyone starting their own genealogical search. In the groundbreaking NBC series Who Do You Think You Are? seven celebrities-Sarah Jessica Parker, Emmitt Smith, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Broderick, Brooke Shields, Susan Sarandon, and Spike Lee-went on an emotional journey to trace their family history and discover who they really are, and millions of viewers caught the genealogy bug. With the official companion guide, anyone can learn how to chart their family's unique path. Featuring step-by-step instructions from Megan Smolenyak2, one of America's top genealogical researchers, this book offers everything readers need to know to start the journey into their past, from digging through old photos, to finding the best online resources.

Unearthing Family Tree Mysteries

Author: Ruth A Symes

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473862965

Category: Reference

Page: 208

View: 4644


The intriguing characters in these real family history mysteries include an agricultural labourer who left secrets behind in Somerset when he migrated to Manchester, a working-class woman who bafflingly lost ten of her fourteen children in infancy, a miner who purportedly went to ‘live with the Red Indians’ and a merchant prince of the Empire who was rumoured to have two wives. This book shows how a variety of sources including birth, marriage and death certificates, censuses, newspaper reports, passports, recipe books, trade directories, diaries and passenger lists were all used to uncover more, and how much can be detected by setting the characters from your family tree in their proper historical backgrounds. This book is an updated edition of Ruth Symes’ previous book, titled Stories From Your Family Tree: Researching Ancestors Within Living Memory (2008).

Researching Your Family History Online For Dummies

Author: Nick Barratt,Sarah Newbery,Jenny Thomas,Matthew L. Helm,April Leigh Helm

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119998327

Category: Reference

Page: 286

View: 555


Praise for the 1st Edition "Easy to read yet filled with facts and information, this is a solid reference guide with everything for the beginner – and perhaps something for the more experienced too." –Family History Monthly "There is a lot of good advice in this book for those starting out." –Ancestors Navigate your way through your family's past Interested in family history? Keen to discover who your ancestors really were? Want to find out more from the comfort of your own home? If so, this book is for you. Walking you through the process of researching, organising and presenting your family tree online, this expert guide makes it simple. So what are you waiting for? Get plugged in and start tracking down your ancestors today! Lay the groundwork – take the first steps on your genealogical journey and start searching for evidence Find out about your ancestors – discover who your predecessors were and where they came from Get to grips with research tools – find the best online and offline archives and dig deeper into your family's past Present your results effectively – compile your findings into a family tree and create a place to host your material online Open the book and find: What clues you can get from photos, letters, diaries and your relatives The best genealogy websites in the UK and around the world How to get the most out of archives and documents Techniques for creating family history charts on your computer The advantages of coordinating your hunt with other researchers Ways to share research online Tips and tricks for building a family history web page Learn to: Get the most out of genealogy websites and resources Store and organise information on yourcomputer Create your family tree and host it online

Who Do You Think You Are?

Discovering the Heroes and Villains in Your Family

Author: Dan Waddell,Nick Barratt

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007220898

Category: Reference

Page: 224

View: 7388


This is an accessible and modern guide to the hugely popular art of tracing your family history. Published to tie in with the BBC2 series, the book is packed with practical guidance on locating records and researching different eras and topics. It also includes celebrity histories and a directory of the best current Internet resources. With information, tips and stories about the historical background and law changes of the past, this is a fresh way of approaching family history and developing research into the stories and characters unearthed.

Adopted Women and Biological Fathers

Reimagining stories of origin and trauma

Author: Elizabeth Hughes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315536358

Category: Psychology

Page: 182

View: 5246


Adopted Women and Biological Fathers offers a critical and deconstructive challenge to the dominant notions of adoptive identity. The author explores adoptive women’s experiences of meeting their biological fathers and reflects on personal narratives to give an authoritative overview of both the field of adoption and the specific history of adoption reunion. This book takes as its focus the narratives of 14 adopted women, as well as the partly fictionalised story of the author and examines their experiences of birth father reunion in an attempt to dissect the ways in which we understand adoptive female subjectivity through a psychosocial lens. Opening a space for thinking about the role of the discursively neglected biological father, this book exposes the enigmatic dimensions of this figure and how telling the relational story of 'reconciliation' might be used to complicate wider categories of subjective completeness, belonging, and truth. This book attempts to subvert the culturally normative unifying system of the mother-child bond, and prompts the reader to think about what the biological father might represent and how his role in relation to adoptive female subjects may be understood. This book will be essential reading for those in critical psychology, gender studies, narrative work, sociology and psychosocial studies, as well as appealing to anyone interested in adoption issues and female subjectivity.

The Genealogist's Internet

The Essential Guide to Researching Your Family History Online

Author: Peter Christian

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408171155

Category: Reference

Page: 416

View: 3855


This practical guide identifies the major websites and online sources of data available to family historians. It is ideal for both beginners and more experienced researchers as it explores the most useful sources and helps readers to navigate each one. The Genealogist's Internet features fully updated URLs and all of the recent developments in online genealogy. This fully updated fifth edition, endorsed by the National Archives, is the comprehensive guide for anyone researching their family history online. It covers: ·Online census records and wills, including the 1911 Census ·Civil registration indexes ·Information on occupations and professions ·DNA matching ·New genealogy websites and search engines ·Surname studies ·Passenger lists and migration records ·Information on digitised historical maps and photographs This book also includes the impact of blogging, podcasting and social networking on family history research, allowing family historians to find others with similar research interests and to share their results. Whether you want to put your family tree online, find distant relatives or access the numerous online genealogical forums, discussion groups and mailing lists, this book is a must-have.

Digital Identity and Social Media

Author: Warburton, Steven

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466619163

Category: Computers

Page: 332

View: 1938


"This book examines the impact of digital identities on our day-to-day activities from a range of contemporary technical and socio-cultural perspectives while allowing the reader to deepen understanding about the diverse range of tools and practices that compose the spectrum of online identity services and uses"--Provided by publisher.

How to Trace Your Family History on the Internet

Author: N.A

Publisher: Reader's Digest Association

ISBN: 9780276442704

Category: Genealogy

Page: 352

View: 5204


This book guides you through the maze of online sources, directing you to the facts, figures, dates and stories relevant to your search. It contains a comprehensive directory of more than 250 family history and Internet sources.

Automated Data Collection with R

A Practical Guide to Web Scraping and Text Mining

Author: Simon Munzert,Christian Rubba,Peter Meißner,Dominic Nyhuis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111883481X


Page: 480

View: 5322


"This book provides a unified framework of web scraping and information extraction from text data with R for the social sciences"--

The Forgotten Spy

The Untold Story of Stalin's First British Mole

Author: Nick Barratt

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Ltd.

ISBN: 1905825366

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 1288


In this remarkable tale Nick Barratt delves into the shadows of the British and Soviet secret services to reveal the shocking story of his great uncle Ernest Holloway Oldham. After serving in the British army during the First World War, Oldham was drafted into the British Foreign Office. Over the course of the next decade Ernest was drawn ever deeper into the underworld of pre-Cold War espionage, towards a double-life that became the darkest of secrets. Enigmatic and gripping this is a journey through post-First World War Europe where agents, special agents and double agents lurked in the darkness, during a period of history when everyone had something to hide.

Unofficial Guide to Ancestry. com

How to Find Your Family History on the #1 Genealogy Website

Author: Nancy Hendrickson

Publisher: Family Tree Books

ISBN: 9781440353260

Category: Genealogy

Page: 272

View: 9491


Discover the secrets to Ancestry.com success! This book will help you get the most out of your Ancestry.com subscription by showing you how to take advantage of what the world's biggest genealogy website has to offer--and how to find answers to your family tree questions within its billions of records and massive network of family trees. This newly updated guide reflects the site's many changes, with screenshots that demonstrate how to create family trees, navigate the site, and use Ancestry.com's search engines. A new section on AncestryDNA will also help you dive deeper into your research, with detailed guides to interpreting test results and applying them to research. What you'll learn: Step-by-step strategies for structuring your searches to find what you're looking for faster Details on each of Ancestry.com's historical record categories, including what you can expect to find in them Tips for creating and managing your family tree on Ancestry.com, as well as connecting your tree to others on the site Timesaving tricks to maximize your Ancestry.com experience, including Hints (the "shaky leaf"), AncestryDNA, and the Ancestry.com mobile app Whether you've just begun dabbling in family history or you're a longtime Ancestry.com subscriber, this book will turn you into an Ancestry.com power user!

Tracing Your Ancestors

A Guide for Family Historians

Author: Simon Fowler

Publisher: Pen & Sword

ISBN: 9781844159482

Category: Reference

Page: 193

View: 2171


This accessible, well-organized, easy-to-use beginners' guide to the world of family history is essential reading for anyone who wants to find their way into this fascinating subject. In a series of short, practical chapters Simon Fowler takes readers through all the first steps that will reveal the lives of their ancestors and the world they lived in. He looks at every aspect of research, from finding family papers and interviewing relatives, through exploring websites, archives, newspapers and directories, to all the other sources that can throw a light into the past. In a clear, straightforward way he explains how vital records of births, marriages and deaths can be used as the starting point in a sequence of eye-opening family detective work. Simon Fowler's introduction, which is founded on a career of genealogical research and writing, is an indispensable basic book for anyone entering in the field.

Ancestral Trails

The Complete Guide to British Genealogy and Family History

Author: Mark D. Herber

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780806318233

Category: Genealogy

Page: 434

View: 1402


My East End

Memories of Life in Cockney London

Author: Gilda O'Neill

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141929383

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 5493


'Every page is a delight. Every chapter made vivid by a writer who has poured heart and soul into her book'. Val Hennessy, Daily Mail The East End of London - cockneys, criminals, street markets, pub singalongs, dog racing, jellied eels ... it is a place at once appealing and unruly, comforting and incomprehensible. Gilda O'Neill, an East Ender herself shows there is more to this fascinating area than a collection of cliched images. Using oral history and more traditional sources she builds up a powerful image of this community - bringing to us, with wit and honesty, the real story of London's East End

A Dictionary of Family History

The Genealogists' ABC

Author: Jonathan Scott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1473892546

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 2259


Part encyclopedia, part dictionary, part almanac – Jonathan Scott’s Dictionary of Family History doesn’t claim to be exhaustive, but it is practical, easy to use, entertaining and genuinely informative. It is the kind of book you can dip into or use as a starting point for deeper study, and it is the essential companion for experienced family historians and for anyone who is approaching this fascinating subject for the first time. Thousands of A to Z entries are full of intriguing facts. There are definitions, timelines and terminologies, details of archives and websites as well as advice on research methods and explanations of genealogical peculiarities and puzzles that would test the knowledge of even veteran researchers. Longer entries explaining the mechanics of the first census and other major sources and records rub shoulders with simple one-line definitions of obscure terms, useful addresses and signposts to little-known but rewarding corners of family, local and social history. This concise, clear and wide-ranging compendium of helpful, sometimes surprising information is a valuable reference tool for everyone in the field.

Ancestry Scrapbook

Author: Royal Journals

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781540520555


Page: 102

View: 8934


Use this Scrapbook Journal to document your family ancestry Keep everything in one place Don't lose those stories.

A Jane Austen Encyclopedia

Author: Paul Poplawski

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313300172

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 411

View: 6661


Examines Austen's life, work, and her era, and includes a chronology of her life, her work, and of historical events

Scottish Genealogy

Author: Bruce Durie

Publisher: History PressLtd

ISBN: 9780750945691

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 319

View: 2955


Informative and entertaining, this updated edition is the definitive reader-friendly guide to genealogy and family history in Scotland