More than 20 percent of Americans are of Irish or British descent and Quillen's Essentials of Genealogy helps budding genealogists do just that. The topics addressed in the book include research tips specifically geared for England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, and the pitfalls and issues associated with obtaining these records.
This is the second edition of the book that has been called the Bible of British genealogy. It describes virtually every class of record in every repository and library in Britain. The early chapters help beginners take their first steps by dealing with such matters as obtaining information from living relatives, drawing family trees, and starting research in the records of birth, marriage, and death, or in census records. Later chapters guide researchers to the records that are more difficult to find and use, such as wills, parish records, civil and ecclesiastical court records, poll books, and property records. So the book is ideal for the beginner and the experienced researcher alike.
Discover your Scottish roots! This book will help you uncover your Scottish heritage, from identifying your immigrant ancestor to tracking down records in the old country. you'll learn about church records, civil registrations, censuses, and more, plus how to find them in online databases and in archives. Inside, you will find basic information on how to start family history research, including identifying and tracing immigrant ancestors step-by-steps for finding and using records from both the United States and Scotland, crash-course guides to Scottish history, geography, surnames, and naming conventions .
Research guide to the major French-Canadian genealogical resources, what they are and how to use them. The guide explains where to look for baptism, marriage and burial records, the common terms and abbreviations used and includes an historical time line.
GENUKI provides a virtual reference library of genealogical information of particular relevance to the UK and Ireland. It is a non-commercial service, maintained by a charitable trust and a group of volunteers. You’ll find access to a great selection of resources and records on this easy to navigate site.
The Centre du patrimoine houses the most important archival collections documenting francophone presence in Western Canada beginning in the 1730s, and offers research services for researches interested in Metis or French-Canadian ancestry.