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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 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 ... 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....

 

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...

 

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...

 

My Ancestors were ... Congregationalists (Second Edition)

My Ancestors were ... Congregationalists (Second Edition)

David J. H. Clifford

Family historians will be well aware that the parish registers of the Church of England are not the only available source for...

 

My Ancestors were ... English Presbyterians or Unitarians (Second Edition)

My Ancestors were ... English Presbyterians or Unitarians (Second Edition)

Alan Ruston

Family historians will be well aware that the parish registers of the Church of England are not the only available source for...

 

My Ancestors were ... Gypsies (Third Edition)

My Ancestors were ... Gypsies (Third Edition)

Sharn Sillers Floate

A fully revised new edition of the definitive guide to tracing Gypsy...

 

My Ancestors were ... Jewish (Fourth Edition)

My Ancestors were ... Jewish (Fourth Edition)

Dr Anthony Joseph

This comprehensive guide to tracing Jewish ancestors in the UK also includes a chapter on reseaching Jewish ancestry...

 

My Ancestors were ... Londoners (Sixth Edition)

My Ancestors were ... Londoners (Sixth Edition)

Cliff Webb

One-sixth of the population of England and Wales live in the London area, and a high proportion of the population has always lived in...

 

My Ancestors were ... Thames Watermen (Second Edition - reprinted 2014)

My Ancestors were ... Thames Watermen (Second Edition - reprinted 2014)

James W Legon

This is a fully revised edtion of this unique guide to tracing watermen and lightermen who worked on the...

 

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