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Publications

All of our current publications are listed alphabetically below. Click on a title or cover image for more information or to buy.

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My Ancestor was ... in Service

My Ancestor was ... in Service

Pamela Horn

By the end of the Victorian era nearly a third of all women and also many men in England and Wales had been a domestic worker at some...

 

My Ancestor was ... in the Royal Navy

My Ancestor was ... in the Royal Navy

Ian Waller

This long awaited addition to the series will become the bible for tracing Royal Naval ancestors. A comprehensive guide to Navy records...

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My Ancestor was a ...  Bastard (Revised reprint 2011)

My Ancestor was a ... Bastard (Revised reprint 2011)

Ruth Paley

Unless you are very lucky indeed, tracing information about illegitimate ancestors in England and Wales will never be straightforward,...

 

My Ancestor was a ... Coalminer (Third Edition)

My Ancestor was a ... Coalminer (Third Edition)

David Tonks

 This new third edition is an essential tool for anyone wishing to research coalmining...

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My Ancestor was a ... Freemason (Fourth Edition)

My Ancestor was a ... Freemason (Fourth Edition)

Pat Lewis

This book deals with the history of Freemasonry and how to find the records of Freemason ancestors. Also includes chapters on...

 

My Ancestor was a ... Gentleman

My Ancestor was a ... Gentleman

Stuart A Raymond

Focusing on the English and Welsh gentry, this book will explain the various techniques and sources available for tracing your gentleman...

 

My Ancestor was a ... Lawyer

My Ancestor was a ... Lawyer

Brian Brooks and Mark Herber

This publication gives an overview of the legal profession in England and Wales and it's records. Chapters include lawyers and their...

 

My Ancestor was a ... Lunatic

My Ancestor was a ... Lunatic

Kathy Chater

Many family historians find gaps in their family tree, someone may suddenly disappear, either for a period of time or more permanently....

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My Ancestor was a ... Merchant Seaman (Second Edition)

My Ancestor was a ... Merchant Seaman (Second Edition)

Christopher T. and Michael J Watts

The new and heavily revised edition is some two thirds bigger than the first edition and is sure to become one of the `bibles` for...

 

My Ancestor was a ... Railway Worker

My Ancestor was a ... Railway Worker

Frank Hardy

A complete guide to using railway records, covering all aspects of this hugely significant industry. The book includes a potted history...

 

My Ancestor was a ... Royal Marine

My Ancestor was a ... Royal Marine

Ken Divall

This book gives guidance in tracing ancestors who served in the Royal Marines. The book outlines the records available and where to find...

 

My Ancestor was a ... Studio Photographer

My Ancestor was a ... Studio Photographer

Robert Pols

A guide to tracing the career and work of ancestors who worked in commercial studio photography. This book also demonstrates how you may...

 

My Ancestor was a ... Woman at War

My Ancestor was a ... Woman at War

Emma Jolly

Women often did more in wars than is popularly assumed. This book is intended to explore women's roles in the past and even if your...

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My Ancestor was an ... Agricultural Labourer (Revised edition 2010)

My Ancestor was an ... Agricultural Labourer (Revised edition 2010)

Ian H. Waller

Agricultural labourers as an occupational group have always been of interest to family historians, but most have given up on the idea of...

 

My Ancestor was an ... Anglican Clergyman

My Ancestor was an ... Anglican Clergyman

Peter Towey

A very useful guide for anyone researching their clergymen ancestors. Topics discussed include published sources, sources from the...

 

My Ancestor was an ... Apprentice

My Ancestor was an ... Apprentice

Stuart A. Raymond

A comprehensive guide to apprenticeship sources and records. Includes an explanation of different types of apprentice and a history of...

 

My Ancestor was in ... The British Army (Second Edition)

My Ancestor was in ... The British Army (Second Edition)

Michael J. Watts and Christopher T. Watts

A brand new edition of this book, aiding the modern family historian in researching their ancestors who served in the British Army from...

 

My Ancestor worked in the Theatre

My Ancestor worked in the Theatre

Alan Ruston

This book provides a brief history of the theatre in Britain and identifies libraries and record repositories, etc. where research can...

 

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