A Genealogist's Guide to
Discovering Your English Ancestors: How to find and record your unique
heritage - a great book for most of us!
Paul Milner and Linda Jonas
have put their heads together to produce a book valuable to most American
genealogical researchers...A Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your
English Ancestors: How to find and record your unique heritage.
Paul Milner is a native of
northern England. He is a professional genealogical researcher who has
specialized in British Isles research for the past twenty years. For the
last six years he has been president of the British Interest Group of
Wisconsin and Illinois (BIGWILL). During the same time, he has written and
edited the society's newsletter. He writes book reviews for the Federation
of Genealogical Societies quarterly journal, Forum.
He is a nationally known
and popular speaker at genealogical conferences and seminars. His
specialty is the British Isles and his lectures typically draw audiences
of several hundred genealogists.
Linda Jonas, a United
States native, is the president of the British Interest Group of Wisconsin
and Illinois. During her presidency, the society has become a
well-respected international organization. The society hosts a prestigious
annual three-day seminar on British Isles research; it is consistently
sold out. Linda has acted as seminar chair for the past three years and
under her guidance the event has offered up-to-date information by the
most respected and experienced speakers from around the world. She has
also designed the high acclaimed society Web site and writes the BIFHS-USA
Guide to British Isles Research found there.
Linda Jonas has been a
full-time professional family historian for the past twenty years and has
focused on helping Americans find their British Isles ancestry. She is
also a popular lecturer and write on all aspects of US and British Isles
research. She has been supervisor, staff trainer and instructor at the Los
Angeles Family History Center, which holds the largest British Isles
resource collection outside of Salt Lake City. She now lives in McLean,
With today's technology,
you can trace generations of your English family history without ever
leaving the United States. Even better, this step-by-step guide will help
you get started - with confidence.
Unlike other books on
English ancestry, this guide provides a well-rounded perspective on your
research. Not only does it show what records you'll need and where to find
them, it explains why those records were created and how they can reveal
more about your ancestors' lives. You'll find clear and basic instructions
to help you learn how to: focus your research and maximize your results by
setting goals and keeping organized; find information right at home by
utilizing the Internet, public libraries and Family History Centers; and
search major indexes with speed and efficiency.
This book will help you
locate crucial English records like civil registration, census returns,
parish registers and probate materials by utilizing the International
Index and the FHL catalog.
You'll be able to conduct
effective research on the Internet, using the Family History Library
on-line and other key genealogical sites.
You'll be able to analyze
documents and records and determine their accuracy by following visual
examples that explain each piece of information.
And, you will be able to
overcome special challenges associated with English research, such as
geographic and political terms, unstandardized record keeping and other
social and historical issues.
To help you navigate your
research, this book features an in-depth case study that illustrates the
research process using several different sources. There's also a chapter
for planning an effective research trip to England, should you decide to
trace your genealogy even further.
You will go beyond standard
genealogy books and learn to read between the lines of your English family
pedigree chart. With the information you'll find using this special guide,
you'll have more than just names and dates, you'll have what you need to
create a compelling family history that brings your English ancestry to
Order A Genealogists Guide
to Discovering Your English Ancestors from Betterway Books, 1507 Dana
Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45207. Call 1-800-289-0963. The book is $18.99. ISBN