Family History and Local History in England

Family History and Local History in England

Author: David Hey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317870562

Category: History

Page: 296

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This is a book for those thousands of family historians who have already made some progress in tracing their family tree and have become interested in the places where their ancestors lived, worked and raised children. It emphasises the diversity and extraordinary complexity of the rural and urban communities in provincial England even before the great changes associated with the Industrial Revolution.

The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History

The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History

Author: David Hey

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191044939

Category: Reference

Page: 704

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The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History is the most authoritative guide available to all things associated with the family and local history of the British Isles. It provides practical and contextual information for anyone enquiring into their English, Irish, Scottish, or Welsh origins and for anyone working in genealogical research, or the social history of the British Isles. This fully revised and updated edition contains over 2,000 entries from adoption to World War records. Recommended web links for many entries are accessed and updated via the Family and Local History companion website. This edition provides guidance on how to research your family tree using the internet and details the full range of online resources available. Newly structured for ease of use, thematic articles are followed by the A-Z dictionary and detailed appendices, which includefurther reading. New articles for this edition are: A Guide for Beginners, Links between British and American Families, Black and Asian Family History, and an extended feature on Names. With handy research tips, a full background to the social history of communities and individuals, and an updated appendix listing all national and local record offices with their contact details, this is an essential reference work for anyone wanting advice on how to approach genealogical research, as well as a fascinating read for anyone interested in the past.

Lessons from History of Education

Lessons from History of Education

Author: Richard Aldrich

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415358922

Category: Education

Page: 252

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14 of Richard Aldrich's key writings. Click on the link below to access this e-book. Please note that you may require an Athens account.

Writing local history

Writing local history

Author: John Beckett

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781847795137

Category: History

Page: 256

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This fascinating book looks at how local history developed from the antiquarian county studies of the sixteenth century through the growth of 'professional' history in the nineteenth century, to the recent past. Concentrating on the past sixty years, it looks at the opening of archive offices, the invigorating influence of family history, the impact of adult education and other forms of lifelong learning. The author considers the debates generated by academics, including the divergence of views over local and regional issues, and the importance of standards set by the Victoria County History (VCH). Also discussed is the fragmentation of the subject. The antiquarian tradition included various subject areas that are now separate disciplines, among them industrial archaeology, name studies, family, landscape and urban history. This is an authoritative account of how local history has come to be one of the most popular and productive intellectual pastimes in our modern society. Written by a practitioner who has spent more than twenty years teaching local history to undergraduates and M.A. students, as well as lecturing to local history societies, John Beckett is currently Director of the VCH. A remarkable book that will be of great interest to students and scholars of local history as well as amateur and professional genealogists.

Family History: Digging Deeper

Family History: Digging Deeper

Author: Simon Fowler

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780752477794

Category: Reference

Page: 265

View: 376

An exciting new addition to any family historian’s library, Family History: Digging Deeper will take your research to the next level. Joined by a team of expert genealogists, Simon Fowler covers a range of topics and provides clear advice for the intermediate genealogist. Helping you push back the barriers, this book details how to utilise the internet in your research and suggests some unusual archives and records which might just transform your research. It will teach you about genealogical traditions, variants of family history around the world and even the abuse of genealogy by the Nazis. It will help you understand current developments in DNA testing, new resources and digitised online material. Problem-solving sections are also included to help tackle common difficulties and provide answers to the brick walls often reached when researching one’s ancestors. If you want to dig deeper into your family tree and the huge array of records available, then this book is for you.

The Changing Face of English Local History

The Changing Face of English Local History

Author: R.C. Richardson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351729598

Category: History

Page: 226

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This title was first published in 2000. Practised since the Middle Ages, it is only over the course of the last century that English local history attained professional status. This text explores the rich historiography of the subject by presenting essays which show how it has been defined, approached and practised at different stages of its development from the 16th century to the present day. Essays on individual historians - Camden, Thoroton, Hasted and Milner - stand side by side with others documenting general trends. the editor's concluding essay offers comparisons and contrasts between the concept and practice of local history in England with the developments in the USA.

Tracing Your Family History on the Internet (Second Edition)

Tracing Your Family History on the Internet (Second Edition)

Author: Chris Paton

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473831919

Category: Reference

Page: 224

View: 728

This fully revised second edition of Chris Paton's best-selling guide is essential reading if you want to make effective use of the internet in your family history research. Every day new records and resources are placed online and new methods of sharing research and communicating across cyberspace become available, and his handbook is the perfect introduction to them. He has checked and updated all the links and other sources, added new ones, written a new introduction and substantially expanded the social networking section. Never before has it been so easy to research family history using the internet, but he demonstrates that researchers need to take a cautious approach to the information they gain from it. They need to ask, where did the original material come from and has it been accurately reproduced, why was it put online, what has been left out and what is still to come? As he leads the researcher through the multitude of resources that are now accessible online, he helps to answer these questions. He shows what the internet can and cannot do, and he warns against the various traps researchers can fall into along the way.As seen in Your Family Tree Magazine.

Tracing Your Scottish Family History on the Internet

Tracing Your Scottish Family History on the Internet

Author: Chris Paton

Publisher: Pen and Sword Family History

ISBN: 9781526768391

Category: Reference

Page: 184

View: 854

Scotland is a land with a proud and centuries long history that far predates its membership of Great Britain and the United Kingdom. Today in the 21st century it is also a land that has done much to make its historical records accessible, to help those with Caledonian ancestry trace their roots back to earlier times and a world long past. In Tracing Scottish Family History on the Internet, Chris Paton expertly guides the family historian through the many Scottish records offerings available, but also cautions the reader that not every record is online, providing detailed advice on how to use web based finding aids to locate further material across the country and beyond. He also examines social networking and the many DNA platforms that are currently further revolutionizing online Scottish research. From the Scottish Government websites offering access to our most important national records, to the holdings of local archives, libraries, family history societies, and online vendors, Chris Paton takes the reader across Scotland, from the Highlands and Islands, through the Central Belt and the Lowlands, and across the diaspora, to explore the various flavors of Scottishness that have bound us together as a nation for so long.

English Local History

English Local History

Author: Kate Tiller

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781783275243

Category: History

Page: 328

View: 856

The classic guide to exploring English local history, brought up to date and expanded.

From Family History to Community History

From Family History to Community History

Author: W. T. R. Pryce

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521465788

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 262

View: 226

The second volume in a major new initiative in the study of local history, From Family History to Community History explores population movements, spatial divisions and social structures in town and countryside, and gives pointers as to the meaning of "community." Regional settings, the idea of "place," and changes over time are also examined, with special attention being paid to the patterns and the processes of all forms of migration. These themes give rise to new research ideas in family and community history.

Public Or Private Education?

Public Or Private Education?

Author: Richard Aldrich

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0713040610

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 236

View: 465

The essays that make up this collection examine past, present and future relationships between the private and public dimensions of education. The book offers an analysis of the situation from an international perspective.