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Tracing Your Nonconformist Ancestors
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Stuart A. Raymond
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Tracing Your Nonconformist Ancestors

Stuart A. Raymond


Pen & Sword Family History

Family history, tracing ancestors


240 pages

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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. AUTHOR: Stuart Raymond is a genealogical bibliographer, publisher and bookseller, an experienced family historian, and an expert on the history of wills and other probate records. He is also a prolific author of genealogical handbooks, web directories and library guides.

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.

The latest in Pen and Sword's essential library for would-be genealogists and people tracing their ancestry... these superb books provide much-needed extra information on where to look for details of your ancestors. Priceless. --Books Monthly Many family historians hit a brick wall when it comes to Nonconformist ancestors so this is a welcome read for anyone struggling to take that next step in their research. -- (06/01/2017) This is a wide-ranging book which covers the diversity of non-conformism from its mainstream denominations to some of the more obscure sects as well as the present day Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses.--B&A FHS Journal, No. 169

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