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Tracing Your Nonconformist Ancestors: A Guide for Family and Local Historians
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Stuart A. Raymond
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Tracing Your Nonconformist Ancestors: A Guide for Family and Local Historians

Stuart A. Raymond


9781473883451

Pen & Sword Family History


Reference;
Family history, tracing ancestors


Paperback

240 pages

$37.95
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We all have Nonconformist ancestors. In the mid-nineteenth century almost half of the English population were Nonconformists. And there were very few villages where there was not at least one Nonconformist chapel. Local and family historians need to be aware of the diversity of Nonconformity, and of the many sources which will enable them to trace the activities of Nonconformist forebears. Stuart Raymond's handbook provides an overview of those sources. He identifies the numerous websites, libraries and archives that local and family historians need to consult. These are described in detail, their strengths and weaknesses are pointed out, and the contribution currently made by the internet is highlighted. Most Nonconformist denominations are discussed not just the mainstream Presbyterians, Congregationalists, Quakers and Methodists, but also obscure sects such as the Muggletonians and Glasites, and even the two groups who regularly appear on our doorsteps today Jehovah s Witnesses and the Mormons. The religious activities of our Nonconformist ancestors tell us a great deal about them, and provide fascinating insights into their lives.

By:   Stuart A. Raymond
Imprint:   Pen & Sword Family History
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
ISBN:   9781473883451
ISBN 10:   1473883458
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   July 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Stuart Raymond was formerly librarian of the Yorkshire Archaeological Society. He is an experienced family and local historian, and an expert on the history of wills and local records. Among his numerous publications are The Wills of Our Ancestors and Tracing Your Ancestors in County Records, as well as a wide variety of other handbooks, web directories and library guides for family and local historians.

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