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Author Scott, Jonathan (Freelance writer), author.

Title Family History web directory : the genealogical websites you can't do without / Jonathan Scott.

Publication Info. Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword Family History, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Genealogy Room    R GEN 929.1072 SCO C2015    Available
Description viii, 245 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes index.
Contents Introduction -- 1. First steps (Getting started ; DRO indexes ; The Census ; Parish registers).
2. Digging deeper (Burial records and monumental inscriptions (MIs) ; Probate and wills ; Taxation ; Election records ; Crime and punishment ; Court records ; Coroner's inquests ; Poor Law and workhouses ; Schools and universities ; Directories ; Newspapers ; Migration ; Overseas research ; Wales, Ireland ; Scotland ; Hospitals and medicine ; Catholic records ; Jewish records ; Nonconformist records ; Photographs and films ; Londoners ; Maps ; Estate records ; Seventeenth- and eighteenth-century sources ; Slavery ; Sports and pastimes).
3. Military and conflict (Army ; Navy ; Royal Air Force ; Militia men ; Napoleonic wars ; Victorian wars ; Boer wars ; First World War ; Second World War ; POWs ; Home front ; Medals ; War graves).
4. Occupations (Miners ; Police ; Railways ; Agricultural labourers (Ag labs) ; Merchant Navy ; Fishermen and whalers ; Rural craftsmen ; Teachers ; Textile workers ; Doctors and nurses ; Engineers and manufacturing ; Bankers ; Lawyers ; Clergy ; Coastguard and Customs ; East India Company ; Brewers and publicans ; Entertainers ; Other occupations and apprentices).
5. Miscellaneous (Resources by region ; Blogs and forums ; House history ; Medieval ancestors ; Heraldry ; Nobility and gentry ; Sharing research ; Social networking ; Software and apps).
Summary "Jonathan Scott's Family History Web Directory is an information-packed reference guide that distills the best of the internet into one easy-to-use format. Themed sections cover different topics, from 'getting started' to specific occupations, and there is an index reproducing all the websites in A-Z order. His handbook is a vital source for less experienced researchers, and a handy aide-memoire for more seasoned campaigners. Web addresses are listed by topic, then in order of importance and usefulness. An extraordinary range of sites that will interest family historians is included -- from records of births and deaths, tax, crime and religion, to military records and records of work and occupations. Also featured are sites that give information about archives, blogs and forums, social networking and sharing research. The internet can be an overwhelming place for the genealogist. Jonathan Scott's book provides readers with online shortcuts, tips for getting the best from well-known websites, plus the details of all kinds of lesser-known and hard-to-find sources."--Publisher description.
Subject Genealogy -- Computer network resources -- Directories.
Genre/Form Directories.
Added Title Genealogical websites you can't do without
Genealogical websites you cannot do without
ISBN 1473837995

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