Tracing Your Ancestors: Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk

A Guide For Family Historians

Gill Blanchard

 
Date Published :
June 2018
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Tracing Your Ancestors
Illustration :
over 40 illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781473859999
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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Overview
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Gill Blanchard's practical and informative handbook will help you to trace your ancestors in the traditional counties of East Anglia Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex and it will give you an insight into their lives. As well as guiding the researcher to historical records held in all the relevant archives, she explores the wealth of other resources that add the 'flesh to the bones' of our ancestors' lives. She describes how fascinating information can be discovered about the places they lived in and the important historical events they lived through, and she traces the life stories of notable people from all backgrounds who shaped the regions development over the centuries. Her account highlights the diversity of this part of England but also focuses on its common features and strong sense of identity. It introduces a wide array of research resources that will be revealing for readers who want to find out about their ancestors who lived here.

About The Author
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Gill Blanchard is an experienced family and local history researcher, teacher and lecturer. She has an academic background in history,sociology and politicsand has been conducting family, house and local history research on a full-time professional basis since 1992. She began her research career by working at Norfolk Record Office assisting the public with their genealogical and local history research, and she set up her own research company in 1997. She teaches a range of family history courses locally, nationally and online. Among her most recent publications are Tracing Your House History and Writing Your Family History.

REVIEWS
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“bringing it to life” sections are unique to this book and can really provide guidance for anyone planning a research trip to the counties of East Anglia. The contact information for all these locations is provided in the excellent resource directory at the end of the book.

- FGS FORUM

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