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Family History


Over fifty volumes are now available in Pen & Sword’s family history series, which makes it one of the largest and most influential published in Britain. Since the first books appeared ten years ago, the range of topics has grown to the point where almost every aspect of the subject is covered.
There are volumes on the most important types of records for family historians and guides to the family history of the British regions and principal cities. Also included are introductions to the armed services and the world wars, to types of work, and to the major industries and professions.
Each book offers an accessible introduction to the subject and detailed advice on the historical and genealogical sources family historians can use to find out about the lives and times of their ancestors.
The series is essential reading for newcomers who are beginning to explore this fascinating subject and a valuable resource for experienced researchers.



I cannot over emphasise its usefulness and at this cover price it will save you plenty of time and money. To put it simply if you are researching a police ancestor then start here.

Military Archive Research

Deserves a prominent place on any family historian's bookshelf.

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine

A valuable and comprehensive overview of an oft-neglected area of family history research.

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine

This practical and informative handbook is an ideal guide to the struggle for the Gallipoli peninsula and the stories of the men who took part in it. Furthermore, it is a fascinating introduction to researching the Great War as a whole.

Essence Magazine

If you've been using the parish baptism, marriage and burial registers for your family history research, but would now like to explore the range of parish records more fully, this is the guide for you. A hugely useful book.

Family Tree