The Street-wise Guide to doing Your Family History
by Lady Teviot
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This unusual new book stands out in a crowded field.
It provides practical, expert, insider-knowledge.
It includes a full guide to current websites.
It offers many tips, short-cuts and helps to access the evidence you need. And to understandings of what this means.
It is rooted in the many years of day-to-day enquiries in family history by the noted international expert Lady Teviot.
It will be invaluable to the beginner and of great value to the more knowledgeable.
It will help you rapidly to become ‘street-wise.’
Contents: Preface. 1 Introduction. “One Day I Will”, or how I began as a Family Historian. 2 Establishing the General Register Office. 3 UK Census Returns. 4. From the Parish Registers. 5. The Parish Chest. 6. Underused Sources for Genealogical Research. 7. Kill or Cure: Medicine and Health in the 19th century. 8. Baby Farming. 9. Lunatic Asylums. 10. Workhouses. 11. Hospital Records. 12. Wills and Administrations. 13. Genealogical Geography. 14. Sight Unseen. 15. Emigration and Immigration. 16. Guide to Websites
Lady Teviot is an internationally known expert on family history research. She was President of the Federation of Family History Societies from 2001 to 2011 and is now a lifetime Vice-President. She is also Chairman of the Friends of The Keep Archives and a Member of the Council of the British Records Association. She has featured in several of the very successful series of ‘Heir Hunters’ on BBC1 television.
"an indispensable guide to becoming a Street-wise family historian"