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Oxford Guide to Family History / David Hey

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    The Oxford Guide to Family History / David Hey This volume is much more than just another guide to the construction of a family tree. David Hey invites the
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      The Oxford Guide to Family History / David Hey

      This volume is much more than just another guide to the construction of
      a family tree. David Hey invites the reader to discover what the life of
      our ancestors was really like: who they were and how they lived.

      Family history is a subject with broad concerns, including the origin,
      spread, and sometimes the decline and disappearance of families. The
      work of social historians is therefore of great interest, whether
      dealing with the size of families, the ages at which people maried, or
      the mobility of population. David Hey highlights those aspects of social
      history that are most relevant to family history research, and suggests
      lines of inquiry that may be followed with profit and enjoyment: the
      past and present distribution of surnames, the stability of certain
      families, and the mobility of others.

      Practical guidance is given on the basics of research - how to get
      started, where to find records, and deciphering early styles of
      handwriting, etc. In making the fruits of the latest scholarship
      available to the family historian, the author provides an authoritative
      introduction to the subjects as well as a stimulating guide for those
      wishing to proceed to a more advanced stage of research.

      Published Oxford University Press, 1993 (corrected 1996). Price £23.75
      (inc. p&p). Overseas (airmail) £30.00; $US48.00; $A89.00. Books will be
      sent with an invoice for payment on receipt.

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