Dictionary of Family History (Paperback)
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Dictionary of Family History (Paperback)

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Paperback 247 Pages / Published: 13/02/2017
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Part encyclopedia, part dictionary, part almanac - Jonathan Scott's Dictionary of Family History doesn't claim to be exhaustive, but it is practical, easy to use, entertaining and genuinely informative. It is the kind of book you can dip into or use as a starting point for deeper study, and it is the essential companion for experienced family historians and for anyone who is approaching this fascinating subject for the first time. Thousands of A to Z entries are full of intriguing facts. There are definitions, timelines and terminologies, details of archives and websites as well as advice on research methods and explanations of genealogical peculiarities and puzzles that would test the knowledge of even veteran researchers. Longer entries explaining the mechanics of the first census and other major sources and records rub shoulders with simple one-line definitions of obscure terms, useful addresses and signposts to little-known but rewarding corners of family, local and social history. This concise, clear and wide-ranging compendium of helpful, sometimes surprising information is a valuable reference tool for everyone in the field.

Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781473892521
Number of pages: 247
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"There are many terms and terminologies to be encountered whilst researching your ancestors - this book lists them all and explains their usage and meaning - again, an essential addition to your genealogy library."--Books Monthly
"This is certainly a book worth investing in."--Who Do You Think You Are?
"Who would have thought it would be so delightful to read a dictionary? But this one is fun to read and is a great learning experience... the author has done the work explaining terms, defining topic making them all relevant to the family historian. He has separated the wheat from the chaff for you saving you time and effort. In the process he provides guidance on where to go for the best websites and believe me he has found some great obscure sites as well as the familiar."--Paul Milner Genealogy

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