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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…..


Portland, The Island & Royal Manor of – Historic Sources on CD – Version 3

New Release – Version 3    Note that the CD version does not run correctly on Apple Mac computers using operating systems above 10.4 (Tiger).  However copying the files from the CD to the computer hard drive, and running from…..


Roads, Tracks & Turnpikes

(David Viner) Dorset’s roads and tracks have sustained the movement of man, livestock and goods since time immemorial.  They are a delightful way of discovering the county, both by car and on foot.  Green roads, holloways, ancient ox droves, priests’…..


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…..


Almer Parish Registers

A transcription of: Christenings 1539-1812, Marriages 1541-1811, Burials 1540-1813.


Basic Facts about Research in London

(Lilian Gibbens)  The large area that most family historians now consider to be London covers parts of the old counties of Essex, Kent, Surrey, Hertfordshire and Middlesex.  However, the reader should bear in mind that until the early part of…..


Blackmore Vale

(Hilary Towsend) The Blackmore Vale is Dorset at its most intimate and down-to-earth. The author brings a wonderfully personal touch to what is the first guide to the Blackmore Vale to be published. 87 pages.  Soft covers.  


Cassini Old Series Map – Sheet 195, Bournemouth & Purbeck – 1811

The map covers the same area, is reproduced to the same scale (1:50,000), carries the same map number and uses the same British National Grid Reference, as the corresponding Ordnance Survey Landranger© map.


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…..


Exchequer Depositions by Commission 1565-1610 for Somerset

This booklet contains extracts from class E134 of Exchequer Depositions by Commission held at the PRO. The business equity side of the Court of Exchequer included disputes over titles of land, manorial rights, tithes, mineral rights, ex-monastic land, debts, wills…..


Londoners, My Ancestors Were

(Cliff Webb) A large percentage of the population has always lived in the London area.  As a result most British genealogists will at some stage in their research stumble across a Londoner, and when they do they are likely to…..


Wells and the Great War

(Eric Galvin)  This book is based on detailed research into the lives and experiences of the nineteen men, from twelve families, listed on the roll of honour in the Catholic Church of SS Joseph and Teresa in Wells. Starting from…..


Carhampton Parish Registers

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


Cranborne Chase

(Desmond Hawkins)  Cranborne Chase is Dorset’s best kept secret.  Not least of its attractions is that most people are uncertain of where or what it is.  Much of the area is high rolling downland that sprawls untidily across Dorset’s eastern…..


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…..


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…..