2. The Researcher’s Guide to American
Val D. Greenwood
This 3rd edition incorporates the latest thinking on
genealogy and computers, specifically the relationship
between computer technology (the Internet and CD-
ROM) and the timeless principles of good genealogical
It also includes a chapter on the property rights of
women, a revised chapter on the evaluation of
genealogical evidence, and updated information on the
3. Ancestral Trails
Mark D Herber
The Complete Guide to British
Genealogy and Family History
"Ancestral Trails" was first published in 1997.
A comprehensive and up to date guide to tracing
British ancestry, the book guides the researcher
through the substantial British archives with a detailed
view of the records and published sources available.
Published in association with
The Society of Genealogists
A Modern Rendering by
Caxton published his version based on a fourteenth
century translation of a Latin universal history,
focusing on the chapters describing Britain.
This provides a vivid account of Britain's history from
the perspective of the later middle ages, including
customs and traditions, ancient cities and town,
languages and manners.
7. Tracing your Huguenot Ancestors
A Guide for Family Historians
Between 16C and 18C, thousands of Protestants fled
religious persecution in France and the Low Countries.
They became one of the most influential immigrant
communities in the countries where they settled, and
many families in modern-day Britain will find a
Huguenot connection in their past.
Kathy Chater's authoritative handbook offers an
accessible introduction to Huguenot history and to
many sources that researchers can use to uncover the
Huguenot ancestry they may not have realised they
She traces the history of the Huguenots; their
experience of persecution, and their flight to Britain,
North America, the West Indies and South Africa,
concentrating on the Huguenot communities that
settled in England, Ireland, Scotland and the Channel
Islands. Her work is also an invaluable guide to the
various sources researchers can turn to in order to
track their Huguenot ancestors, for she describes the
wide range of records that is available in local, regional
and national archives, as well as through the internet
9. The Parish Atlas of England
The Parish is the territorial unit for most public
registering in local history. In this seven year, solo,
labour of love project, Tim Cockin has traced over all
the early Ordnance Survey 6-Inch County Series maps
at 16.8mm (0.6619 inch) to 1 mile using desktop
publishing and high capacity memory personal
Putting in the text of all key and secondary places, than
if the original maps were reproduced shrunk.
In addition, thousands of tithe maps have been
researched to take those counties (such as Devon,
Glos., Norfolk, Lincs., Shrops., Som. etc) back to their
pre-1844 states (for they were surveyed after
boundary changes in the 1876 and 1882 Acts).
All 39 counties of England are represented, with
consideration to panels making wall charts or fold-outs
for separate publication.
10. Did our Ancestors Sign the Jersey Oath
of Association Roll of 16965
When William and Mary ascended to the British
throne in 1689 there were constant fears of rebellion
by supporters of the deposed King James II. In 1695 an
Act of Parliament was passed calling for all ‘men of
importance’ to sign an oath of allegiance to the King
Jersey went a step further and it is believed that every
man over the age of 20 either signed the roll or left
their mark if they were unable to write.
This document provides a valuable list of names of
island residents at the end of the 17th century, 150
years before the first formal census provided the data
on which so many family historians now rely.
The Oath of Association roll is held by the Public
Records Office in London, who, in 1995 allowed the roll
to be photographed so that it could be transcribed by
members of the Channel Island Family History
Society and the history section of La Société Jersiaise.
It was published in book form, edited by Alex
Glendinning, who added a wealth of fascinating
information about the individuals whose signatures
appear on the roll.