Journeys in Family History (Hardcover)

Exploring Your Past, Finding Your Ancestors

By David Hey

National Archives UK, 9781903365618, 306pp.

Publication Date: April 30, 2003

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This is the one family history book you will not want to do without. You might be starting out on your ancestral search or seeking fresh genealogical avenues: here you are offered a wealth of reliable advice covering the repositories, the records, the research methods and more. However, this lavish new publication goes further than most, recognizing that the process of establishing lines of descent is enriched by exploration of past times. Starting with the twentieth century, it looks down the ages to cover not just establishing our ancestors' names, but also how they lived: their daily experience, their communities, and their society. You will discover that family history is as much an imaginative journey as a research challenge.

About the Author

David Hey is Emeritus Professor of Local and Family History at the University of Sheffield. His previous books include How Our Ancestors Lived, The Oxford Guide to Family History, The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History and Family Names and Family History. He is President of the British Agricultural History Society, Chairman of the Local Population Studies Society and consultant editor for The National Archives' family history magazine, Ancestors. He lives in Derbyshire.