Tracing Your Manchester and Salford Ancestors

Sue Wilkes

 
Date Published :
June 2017
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Tracing your Ancestors
Illustration :
30 illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781473856356
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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$29.95

Overview
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For readers with family ties to Manchester and Salford, and researchers delving into the rich history of these cities, this informative, accessible guide will be essential reading and a fascinating source of reference.

Sue Wilkes outlines the social and family history of the region in a series of concise chapters. She discusses the origins of its religious and civic institutions, transport systems and major industries. Important local firms and families are used to illustrate aspects of local heritage, and each section directs the reader towards appropriate resources for their research.

No previous knowledge of genealogy is assumed and in-depth reading on particular topics is recommended. The focus is on records relating to Manchester and Salford, including current districts and townships, and sources for religious and ethnic minorities are covered. A directory of the relevant archives, libraries, academic repositories, databases, societies, websites and places to visit, is a key feature of this practical book.

About The Author
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Sue Wilkes is an established expert on regional, local and industrial history, and she is a well-known family historian. In addition to contributing many articles to history and family history magazines, including Who Do You Think You Are? and Family Tree. She is the author of Regency Spies, A Visitors Guide To Jane Austen's England, The Children History Forgot, Narrow Windows, Narrow Lives, Regency Cheshire, Tracing Your Canal Ancestors, Tracing Your Lancashire Ancestors and Tracing Your Ancestors' Childhood.

REVIEWS
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"The latest in Pen and Sword's ground-breaking ancestry series is aimed at the citizens of Manchester and Salford - there is plenty of brilliant advice and suggestions in this perfect book."

- Books Monthly, June 2017

"In short this is a great 'city' of a book and an absolute must for all historians of the region and anyone with an ancestor who lived in the North West."

- Who Do You Think You Are?, July 2017

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