Friday, January 2, 2009

New British Genealogy Book

GEN 941.00752 HERB
by Mark Herber
Ancestral Trails: The Complete Guide to British Genealogy and Family History

This title is known as the Bible of British genealogy. It is an outstanding reference book.

From the book cover:

"To begin with, the book guides the researcher through the voluminous British archives and provides a detailed view of the records and published sources available, analyzing each record and guiding the searcher to finding-aids and indexes. The early chapters help beginners take their first steps by dealing with such matters as obtaining information from living relatives, drawing family trees, and starting research in the records of birth, marriage, and death, or in census records. Later chapters guide researchers to the records that are more diffictult to find and use, such as wills, parish records, civil and ecclesiastical court records, poll books, and property records."