Family History Books


Tracing your family history has become one of the most favourable hobbies around. We have over 60 titles covering pauper, textile, coalmining, police, criminal, shipbuilding, railway and many more.

Each of our family history books are filled with lots of resources and contact details, as well as methods and stories that have been discovered. Each being an excellent guide in assisting with family research.



The second and extensively revised edition of a highly successful book - one of the best in the Pen & Sword series of subject-specific handbooks for family historians. It is illustrated with many real life examples, often from the Royden family archives, and is a model of its kind and thoroughly recommended.

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine

[An] excellent publication on Jewish genealogical research.

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine

A great starting point for anyone who has an interest in their Scottish roots.

Scottish Field

The second edition of a best-selling book and that in itself tells us about its value. It is wide-ranging and often imaginative, particularly praiseworthy in highlighting some unusual and little-known archives, and it has a wealth of useful information. As a first-stage guide and introduction to tracing your Yorkshire forebears and, especially, to learning about the likely whereabouts of the sources you will need, it works very well indeed.

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine

Far more than a dry list of potential routes of research; it is a complete and well-written history of Britain's military air service from the Boer War balloonists to the thousands of women who served in the Second World War. A recommended purchase.

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine