Every family, however modest, has a history and this history can be traced in national and local archives for several centuries. In researching a family tree or pedigree you learn who your ancestors were, where they lived, how they earned a living, what wealth or social position they attained and what contribution they made to their community. In this book the authors explain their well tried method of plotting a family tree and compiling a family history, devoting a chapter to each of the various sources of documentary evidence (the record office, family papers, wills, civil registers, census returns, parish records, court records, estate muniments and local government, parliamentary and public archives), detailing the kind of information you can obtain from each and how to interpret it. They also advise on the best ways of recording family history as recounted by senior members of the family.
This popular book has been completely revised and updated in the light of the new technologies available to the modern genealogist.
Pages are in excellent condition without wear to edges. Cover has minor signs of wear.