The Family Detective
By (author) Nick Barratt
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Family Detective by Nick Barratt
Book DescriptionThe market for family history has never been stronger. The phenomenally successful television series "Who Do You Think You Are?" made many people consider the subject for the first time. Nick Barratt, the man behind the interactive strand of the series, now brings his expertise to this practical, lively and well-researched book, which will open the door to the fascinating world of genealogy. Accessible and clearly presented, and underpinned by a wealth of knowledge and experience, this book gives you everything you need to know to get cracking. From how to get started (talking to relatives, gathering clues, assembling a family tree), through to accessing and understanding and understanding the main sources (certificates, censes, probate and family registers), to how to flesh out your family tree, including tracing immigrant and emigrant relatives, tracking down military ancestors and how to cope if you uncover family secrets. Throughout the book, there are case histories and real-life examples to help and inspire every reader.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780091912208
(246mm x 186mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Ebury Press
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 2-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Nick Barratt
Dr Nick Barratt is a medieval historian by trade, gaining a PhD from Kings College London. He worked at the Public Record Office - now the National Archives - for several years, before moving to the BBC as a specialist researcher, and established Sticks Research Agency. His research credits include House Detectives, Seven Wonders of the Industrial World and Who Do You Think You Are? which he also presented. He is currently a director of Firebird Media and is on the National Executive of the Federation of Family History Societies. He works as a columnist for The Daily Telegraph and has published several books on house and family history.
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