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10,000 Fallen Remembered on Dorset War Memorials

A Bargain – big price reduction.  (Murial Monk)  The book is a compilation of all the names of those who lost their lives in both World Wars and recorded on war memorials in Dorset, as well as a few names…..

£5.00

Loders Back-Along – 2nd Edition

(Bernard Paull)  The author has spent many years collecting post cards and photographs of Loders.  This collection, much of which has been included in the book, has enabled a look back at life and events in the village between the…..

£10.00

Woman at War, My Ancestor Was A

(Emma Jolly) Researching female ancestors at war requires a different approach from that of standard military history research. This book explores women’s military roles in the past, and discusses the wide range of occupations that women could undertake during a…..

£9.99

Coalminer, My Ancestor Was a

(David Tonks) Fifty years ago Britain was reliant on coal for its energy needs.  Across the country, over a million Brits worked as miners, risking injury and often their lives to extract this “black gold” from the earth. This book…..

£9.99

Dorset Assizes, Stories from the – Villains, Victims and Tragedies

Stories of some of the dramas, tragedies and even comedies that played out at the Dorset assize courts during the nineteenth century. Collectively the stories paint a fascinating picture, not just of nineteenth century crime, but also of the prevailing…..

£9.99

Yeovil – Letters Home to

(Jack Sweet) During the First World War, Yeovil men and women served on the Western Front, in Belgium and France, and many other places. Letters to and from home were welcomed by all recipients and during the four years of…..

£10.00

Aisholt Parish Registers

A transcription of: Christenings 1598-1949, Marriages 1598-1958, Burials 1598-1949.

£7.20

Mormon, My Ancestor Was a

(Ian Waller) Charting the history of British Mormons and their journeys to America, the author’s thorough research guide provides the reader with carefully woven history/genealogy research guidance, which is both accessible and professional in its approach. Beginning with a lengthy…..

£9.99

Divorced, Bigamist, Bereaved?

(Rebecca Probert) The family historian?s guide to marital breakdown, separation, widowhood, and remarriage: from 1600 to the 1970s. A follow-up to Rebecca?s earlier title Marriage Law for Genealogists, that looks at lives which did not meet the common pattern of…..

£9.99

Carhampton Parish Registers

A transcription, in two volumes, of: Christenings 1598-1837, Marriages 1598-1837, Burials 1598-1837.

£11.20

Gentleman, My Ancestor Was a

(Stuart A Raymond) Between the sixteenth and nineteenth century gentlemen – the gentry – were men who stood just below nobility in wealth and political power; owners of country estates and wide acres. In this book the author examines the…..

£9.99

Marriage Law for Genealogists – The Definitive Guide. Second edition.

(Rebecca Probert) A second edition of the author’s guide for everyone tracing the marriages of their English and Welsh ancestors between 1600 and the 20th century. Examines changes over time: who could marry whom, the basic formalities of marriage, requirements…..

£10.00

Chedzoy Parish Registers

A transcription of: Christenings 1558-1920, Marriages 1558-1920, Burials 1558-1920.

£8.50

In Service, My Ancestor Was

(Pamela Horn)  By the end of the Victorian era nearly a third of all women and also many men in England and Wales had been a domestic worker at some time in their lives. This book seeks to give some…..

£8.50

Textile Mills, My Ancestors Worked in

(Adele Emm) For anybody researching their textile worker ancestors, this book is useful guide as well as a compelling work of social history. It is divided into two parts.  The first examines the cotton, wool, linen and silk industries, the…..

£8.99

Weymouth & Portland at Work – People and Industries Through the Years

(Fiona Taylor)  This book is a fascinating pictorial history of the working life of the Dorset towns of Weymouth and Portland in the last hundred and more years. Weymouth benefited from being the embarkation point for the packet services to…..

£14.99