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Track Down Your Ancestors: How to Research Your Family History Using Archives and the Internet

Estelle Catlett

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Prose: non-fiction, Family history, tracing ancestors

The best-value family history guide for beginners, revised and updated, now covering the 1911 census

Since its first publication, twenty years ago, Track Down Your Ancestors has helped thousands of readers to take the first steps on their journey into their family's past. Now totally revised and updated in 2010, to include the latest on-line resources on the Internet, the 1911 Census and changes at the National Archives.

Delving into the past and discovering who your ancestors were, where they lived and what their occupations were is a fascinating hobby that more and more people are choosing to take up. Over the years Track Down Your Ancestors has built up a fine reputation as the perfect place to get started - now this new, fully rewritten edition includes updated advice on using birth, death and marriage certificates, probate records, census returns, parish registers, old newspapers, The National Archives and many other sources to build up a picture of your family's past. The Internet has revolutionised family history research. Estelle now also includes comprehensive new advice on getting the most from online resources and the best way to keep all your information organised.

Praise for the previous edition: 'A handy book at a very friendly price that will start new family historians off on the right track.' Practical Family History

'A comprehensive beginner's guide to family history research - cheap too!' Your Family Tree magazine

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Praise for Track Down Your Ancestors: How to Research Your Family History Using Archives and the Internet

  • Extremely readable, full of relevant and interesting information ... Enjoyable, inexpensive, pocket-sized and bang up to date, Catlett's book has something for most levels of family history researcher. - Who Do You Think You Are? magazine

  • A good starting place, setting out as it does, clearly and simply, what you need to begin and how you can access the main sources of information to start building your family tree. Recommended. - Family Tree magazine

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