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Offline stonechat

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Link: Google Books - Free books Online
« on: Friday 01 December 06 14:22 GMT (UK) »
Hi

Try http://books.google.com

There are some historical and genealogical sources in there

It varies how much access you get, but sometime at least gives you a new ide where there might be information

TIP When you find a relevant book, you can search just that book

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Douglas, Varnden, Joy(i)ce Surrey, Clarke Northants/Hunts, Pullen Worcs/Herefords, Holmes Birmingham/USA/Canada/Australia, Jackson Cheshire/Yorkshire, Lomas Cheshire, Lee Yorkshire, Cocks Lancashire, Leah Cheshire, Cook Yorkshire, Catlow Lancashire
See my website http://www.cotswan.com

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Google Books - Manual for Genealogist
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 24 April 07 19:09 BST (UK) »
For anyone who hasn't tried browsing through Google Books - you should give it a go - there are lots of fascinating old books there - all digitised and ready to download. 

I found this one today - and old manual from 1861 all about Genealogy resources and books... Gives explanations of what records there were and what they were for etc... just like a modern day manual in fact :)

A Manual for the Genealogist, Topographer, Antiquary, and Legal Professor:  by Richard Sims - 1861
A Manual for the Genealogist:  by Richard Sims - 1861




I've also posted this one on the Cheshire site - but may as well put it here too...

The History of Cheshire: Containing King's Vale-royal Entire 
by Sir Peter Leycester, Daniel King, William Smith, Samuel Lee, Thomas Pennant, Francis Grose, William Webb - 1778 - 994 pages
The History of Cheshire


For those who havn't tried google books ....  click this... http://books.google.co.uk/

choose "full view books" and enter search terms...

Happy reading ;D



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Re: Google Books - Manual for Genealogist
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 02 January 08 10:08 GMT (UK) »
"The Routledge Companion to Britain in the Nineteenth Century, 1815 - 1914" is an indispensable compendium of essential information relating to the Victorian era.

Dictionary of British Women's Organisations, 1825-1960.
Peter Gordon and David Doughan with a forward by Sheila Rowbotham.

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Re: Google Books - Manual for Genealogist
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 08 January 08 13:40 GMT (UK) »
Ancestral Trails The Complete Guide to British Genealogy and Family History.
Second Edition. Mark Herber. Foreward by John Titford
Irish Records. Sources for Family and Local History. James G. Ryan, Ph.D
The Parliamentary Gazeteer of Ireland adapted to the new Poor-Law, Franchise, Municipal and Ecclesiastical Arrangements, and compiled with a special reference to the lines of Railroad and Communication as existing in 1844-45; Illustrated by a series of Maps and other Plates, and presenting the results in detail of the Census of 1841 compared with that of 1831. Volume 1. A - C. Dublin, London and Edinburgh. A. Fullerton  and Co. 1846