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The Oxford Guide to Family History Hardcover – July 1, 1993


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  • Hardcover: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1st Ed. edition (July 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0198691777
  • ISBN-13: 978-0198691778
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 7.7 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,384,478 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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`At a price of just under L20 I felt the whole book was remarkable value for its combination of social history, gracefully told, and lucid instruction. It would be an ideal wedding present for an intelligent couple who wish to understand their respective pasts, before going forward to their single future.' Catholic Herald

`marvellous book' Daily Mail

`richly illustrated book, a likely best-seller ... The book is a primer for the study of family history. David Hey of Sheffield is one of those academics to and a flair for regional adult education.' Tom Gardiner, Church Times

`This book is an invaluable how-to-do-it guide. But what the author also does is make more widely available to amateur genealogists the work of professional historians who have revolutionised the study of social history in the last 25 years.' Michael Hickling, Yorkshire Post

'Not only does it give up-to-date guidance on researching national and local registers, but it relates individual researches to recent developments in the social and economic history of the family. The practical guidance is well set out.' Times Literary Supplement

'The professor's book is full of similarly interesting facts and snippets about the origins of family names, movement and migration, as well as being a comprehensive guide to the basics of research.' Jane Tadman, Sheffield Telegraph

'excellent introduction to the world of human history ... this wide ranging work contains valuable information to help spur would-be family historians to set off on the ancestry trail' Hugh MacDougall, Yorkshire Evening Press

'absorbing volume ... I felt the whole book was remarkable value for its combination of social history, gracefully told, and lucid instruction.' Antonia Fraser, Catholic Herald

'David Hey offers an excellent introduction to the subject. Fully illustrated and with plenty of practical advice.' Maura Bennett, The Lady

'a thoughtful and handsomely-produced book ... The illustrations, many in colour, are striking and handsome. This is a thoughtful and thought-provoking book, finely researched and well written. Oxford books maintain and enhance their reputation with its publication.' John Titford, Family Tree Magazine, August 1993

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About the Author: David Hey is Professor of Local and Family History at the University of Sheffield.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Courtney L. Lewis on February 10, 2001
Format: Hardcover
David Hey has written a comprehensive view of genealogical research for individuals interested in tracing British roots. I have to confess to being a little deceived as I thought this book would be about researching family history in general and not only English, Scottish, and Welsh history. The bulk of the book centers around putting your forebears experiences in perspective through historical analysis of population trends and social life/everyday living thoroughout British history. The last third of the book discusses research techniques and the documentation peculiar to the British Isles. Despite the recent emphasis on internet genealogy, this book still offers and excellent reference for people interested in navigating and narrowing their genealogical research for this area.
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It is going to be a great reference book to constantly use to look up information on ancestors births and deaths.
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I purchased this book and when it arrived it was in x-good condition.
I am very happy with it and the service. It was sent to Australia
and I received it within 2 weeks. Thank you very much for your great
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