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Tracing Your Pre-Victorian Ancestors: A Guide to Research Methods for Family Historians
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John Wintrip
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Tracing Your Pre-Victorian Ancestors: A Guide to Research Methods for Family Historians

John Wintrip


Pen & Sword Family History

Research methods: general;
Family history, tracing ancestors


214 pages

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Tracing Your Pre-Victorian Ancestors is the ideal handbook for family historians whose research has reached back to the early nineteenth century and are finding it difficult to go further. John Wintrip guides readers through all the steps they can take in order to delve even more deeply into the past. Carrying research through to earlier periods is challenging because church registers recorded less information than civil registration records and little census data is available. Researchers often encounter obstacles they don't know how to overcome. But, as this book demonstrates, greater understanding of the sources and the specific records within them, along with a wider knowledge of the historical context, often allows progress to be made. Most important, John Wintrip concentrates on how to do the research - on the practical steps that can be taken in order to break through these barriers. He looks at online services, archival repositories and their catalogues, factors that can influence the outcome of research, wider family relationships, missing ancestors and mistaken identity.

Throughout the book he emphasizes the process of research and the variety of search tools that can be used.

By:   John Wintrip
Imprint:   Pen & Sword Family History
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   499g
ISBN:   9781473880658
ISBN 10:   1473880653
Pages:   214
Publication Date:   May 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

John Wintrip qualified as an information professional and spent thirty years working as a science librarian, mainly in university libraries. After early retirement he started a new career as a professional genealogist. He has carried out research for hundreds of clients both in the UK and overseas, holds a Diploma in Genealogy and is a Member of AGRA.

And finally, this month, Pen and Sword's latest genealogy title tackles the pre-Victorian era. It is possible, on, to reach back into the 18th century - we've done it with our own research and now, armed with this superb new title, we can make a more comprehensive job of it when we resume our efforts. Absolutely priceless and essential reading for amateur and professional genealogists alike. --Books Monthly This intelligent book does explore many of the pre-Victorian records available, of course, but its key premise - a valuable one - is to teach a thorough methodology to one's research. -- (04/01/2017) John Wintrip's experience as a librarian shows in his detailed analysis of the various types of archival catalogue, both online and in local archives. You might have to do a bit more leg-work to explore pre-Victorian records but there's a lot of information to be found if you know how to search - and this book should help you to do just that. -- (05/01/2017) This book is highly recommended, especially for researchers wanting a thorough framework by which to do their English research, or those North American researchers wanting to better understand how English research processes are different. --FGS FORUM, Fall 2017

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