The Handy Book to English Genealogy, Revised Fourth Edition


The Handy Book to English Genealogy, Revised Fourth Edition - Rachael Mellen. This latest edition, originally published in 1990, has been expanded to provide significantly more information for those researchers working on their English ancestry. Ms. Mellen describes at great length, and in detail, the major resources for researching English ancestry in the United States and Great Britain. In the United States, researchers are encouraged to work with four major institutions: the Genealogical Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS Church) in Salt Lake City, Utah, and its hundreds of branch libraries known as Family History Centers; the International Genealogical Index (IGI); the Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois; and the Allen County, Indiana Public Library. In England, three types of record offices-city, county, and diocesan-house a variety of genealogical material. Each office is listed with address, telephone number, hours of operation, research services available, and the nature of the records in their collections. Other topics covered include: maps and their use; an occupational gazetteer; patterns of migration within England, and English emigration to the United States in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. All pertinent data from previous editions has been retained, and includes, among other topics: London repositories, research in and around the Parish church, common problems in English research, a list of American/English vocabulary, and a Medieval Latin word list. (1986, 1987, 1990, 2000), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 248 pp.

ISBN: 9781556133596