|2 1/2 year old Quincy models the book I bought this weekend.|
Someone in the chat for geneablogger radio during their United Kingdom genealogy show last week asked me about books about the parish chest and records over there in general. I told them I would post a list of books I'd recommend this week.
This is by no means an exhaustive list. This is merely a list of books that I have used in my academic studies.
Information about Records:
- Herber, Mark D. Ancestral Trails: The Complete Guide to British Genealogy and Family History. (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1998).
- Irvine, Sherry. Your English Ancestry: A Guide for North Americans. (Provo: Ancestry Publishing, 1998).
- The National Archives Research Guides http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/research-guide-listing.htm
- Tate, W. E. The Parish Chest. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1946).
- The My Ancestor Was Series, which includes the following titles:
- ...Came with the Conqueror
- ... a Coalminer
- ...a Bastard
- ...a Merchant Seaman
- ...a Freemason
- ...a Policeman
- ...a Railway Worker
- ...a Royal Marine
- ...an Agricultural Labourer
- ...an Apprentice
- ...in Service
- ...in the British Army
- ...were Baptists
- ...were Gypsies
- ...were Jewish
- ...English Presbyterians or Unitarians
- ...Thames Waterman
- Cheney, C. R., ed. A Handbook of Dates: For Students of British History. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004).
- Humphery-Smith, Cecil. Phillimore Atlas and Index of Parish Registers. (Chichester: Institute of Heraldric and Genealogical Studies, 1995).
- Ison, Alf. A Secretary Hand ABC Book. (Reading: Berkshire Family History Society Research Centre, 2000).
- Martin, Charles Trice. The Record Interpreter. (London: Reeves and Turner, 1892).
- Morris, Janet. A Latin Glossary for Family and Local Historians. (Bury: Federation of Family History Societies, 2002). Note: available for purchase at www.familyhistorybooks.co.uk
- Stuart, Denis. Latin for Local & Family Historians. (Chichester: Phillimore, 1995).
Note: You can get quite a lot of these through the National Archives online shop: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/shop/