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Tracing Your Family Tree: the Complete Guide to Discovering Your Family History - Jean A. Cole & Michael Armstrong

Guild Publishing, 1988, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.

From the cover: “There can be few of us who haven’t wondered at some time about our family origins .What was life like for our great-grandparents? Were they peasants or landed gentry? Are there any special talents that have been handed down through the generations? Are there any skeletons hiding in the cupboard or unsung stories of heroism?

To discover the answers to such questions and successfully trace your family tree will require some detective work. You need to be able to pursue a lead and follow up clues, be methodical and patient. You also need guidance on where to look for information and how to sift through documents and records to find that vital missing piece of the jigsaw.

This book is a guide to help you in your quest. It is a complete workbook for the would-be genealogist, explaining in simple terms:

  • How to get started
  • Sources of information
  • Parish registers
  • Census returns
  • Records of the Armed Services
  • Non-conformists’ registers
  • How to organize and record your findings
  • Further reading for advanced research

Tracing your family tree can provide you with a fascinating and absorbing hobby, which becomes more intriguing with every fresh discovery. With the help of this book, the events of history will acquire new meaning when you look at them in the context of your own family past.”

Size: 9½" x 6¼". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 208 pages.