Tracing Your Northern Ancestors (Paperback)
A Guide to the North East & Cumbria for the Family Historian
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The far north of England is a key site for family historians. Many researchers, seeking to trace their ancestry back through the generations, will find their trail leads to the north or through it. And yet, despite the burgeoning interest in genealogy and the importance of the region in so many life stories, no previous book has provided a guide to the documents and records that family historians can use in their search. In this accessible and informative introduction to the subject, Keith Gregson looks at the history and heritage of the region - of Northumberland, Tyneside, Durham, Wearside, Tees Valley and Cumbria - and gives a fascinating insight into the world in which our ancestors lived. He introduces the reader to the variety of records that are available for genealogical research, from legal and ecclesiastical archives, birth and death certificates to the records of local government, employers, institutions, clubs, societies and schools.
As seen in Essex Life magazine.
Author article 'Life after Armistice' as featured byFamily Tree, November 2018
Of relevance and interest to historiansBritish Connections, issue 3, July – September 2016
and social historians.