According to initial reviews, the newly updated book by Mark Herber, “Ancestral Trails: The Complete Guide to British Genealogy and Family History”, is bigger and better with the new and expanded edition. And it is also available in paperback.
“Ancestral Trails: The Complete Guide to British Genealogy and Family History” has also received The Library Association’s McColvin Medal for “an outstanding reference work” and is considered by many to be the “most comprehensive and up-to-date tool for ancestral research in the United Kingdom.”
With a huge number of English descendants in the United States, this is an invaluable reference for tracing your English family roots. There are historical records tracing more than 90 examples of British-American family record groups.
The book includes advice and guides for researching the often overwhelming British archives, and digging into various records such as personal recollections, photographs and other memorabilia to civil, legal and religious records, newspapers and directories. The book helps the beginner genealogist as well as is invaluable to the more advanced researcher.
Research guides are not exclusive to England, but cover the whole United Kingdom including Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands. A CD is also included as well as more helpful Internet information and resources.
We’re still digging into our British family connections and this book might help us cross the sea more informed and prepared for our trip to England, searching for more of our family’s ancestors.
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