The Wills of Our Ancestors – A Guide for Family & Local Historians

What are wills, and how can they be used for family and local history research? How can you interpret them and get as much insight from them as … [Read more...]





Tracing Your Black Country Ancestors

The Black Country in the West Midlands is an important site for family historians. Many researchers, seeking to trace their ancestry back through … [Read more...]





Birth, Marriage and Death Records – A Guide for Family Historians

Birth, marriage and death records are an essential resource for family historians, and this handbook is an authoritative introduction to them. It … [Read more...]





Second World War Lives

The Second World War was a momentous event in twentieth-century history and it is a fascinating period for family historians to explore. Numerous … [Read more...]





Tracing Your Servant Ancestors

While there are popular and academic books on servants and domestic service, as well as television dramas and documentaries, little attention has been … [Read more...]





Tracing Your British Indian Ancestors

gives a fascinating insight into the history of the subcontinent under British rule and into the lives the British led there. It also introduces … [Read more...]





Tracing Your Huguenot Ancestors – A Guide for Family Historians

Between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries, many thousands of Protestants fled religious persecution in France and the Low Countries. They … [Read more...]





Women’s Lives – Researching Women’s Social History 1800 – 1939

Women’s lives have traditionally gone unrecorded in history. But housewives, factory girls and servants all had their own distinctive voices, and, if … [Read more...]





Tracing Your Canal Ancestors – A Guide for Family Historians

Britain’s industrial revolution depended on canals for the cheap movement of materials and goods – until the coming of the railways. Canal … [Read more...]





Tracing Your Second World War Ancestors – A Guide for Family Historians

The Second World War was the defining conflict of the twentieth century and it is one of the most popular and fascinating areas for historical … [Read more...]