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Books for Beginners

Basic Facts about Heraldry for Family Historians

(Iain Swinnerton)  Heraldry can be very useful to the family historian as it can show marriage alliances, descents and occupations; it has rightly been called the shorthand of history. The booklet sets out to explain the basic principles of heraldry…..


Basic Approach to Illuminating your Family History with Picture Postcards

(Philip J Chapman)  Apart from the few old photographs you may have already, it is difficult to describe adequately the way of life, the occupations, street scenes or churches of yesteryear. Picture postcards are one of the best source materials…..