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Books that you may find useful and/or interesting that may prove helpful to other researchers.

  1. Eggs or anarchy

    The story of Lord Woolton as head of the Ministry of Food during WW2. By Michael Sitwell, publisher Simon & Schuster I bought my copy at Waitrose at a discount as Sitwell is the editor of their food magazine. The book is very readable and full of details of civilian life during the period. Some...

    Started by pwholt‎, 13-08-2016 11:34 PM
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  2. The Hague Roll 1592

    Kia ora I have turned up a reference to Duncane arms in this publication - I am wondering if there are any other names I am researching in this book Does any one have access to this book or know if it is available on-line? Thanking you in anticipation daryl

    Started by DBCoup‎, 03-07-2016 9:22 AM
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  3. Background reading: 1900s to 1930s?

    I have recently read several crime novels (by different authors) set between the turn of the century and the 1930s, which included some interesting background on various issues, e.g the introduction of contraception for women, women in the police and military forces, etc, and of course, the...

    Started by Tinker‎, 09-10-2012 3:58 PM
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  4. On-Line Book Hall Family Dunnington Yksh

    I was interested in the history of Lilling Hall in E. Lilling near Sheriff Hutton Yksh. but had never Googled Lilling Hall before, and lo and behold, at the very end of 10 pages was Dugdale's Visitation of Yksh. with Additions, and displays the genealogy, extensive, of the Halls in Leventhorpe,...

    Started by patdrenten‎, 10-01-2010 9:03 PM
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  5. Balfours of Pilrig

    Kia ora I have turned up a reference to this book and wondered if anyone had access to a copy .... Genealogical Table of the Family of Balfour of Pilrig: Shewing the Descendants of Alexander Balfour of Inchrye, C. 1470, and the Collateral Branches from James Balfour of Pilrig, 1681. Printed for...

    Started by DBCoup‎, 06-01-2016 8:12 AM
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  6. Dirty Old London Victorian London

    I accidentally came across this book but found it fascinating and entertaining book it had me hooked on the 1st chapter about our equivalent to refuse collection. My husband has also started reading this and my brother is going to get a copy. Anyone who wants a good over view of life in London...

    Started by Jane Gee‎, 28-04-2015 9:58 AM
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  7. Berwickshire, and beyond

    Even if your interest is in Lowland Scotland rather than Berwickshire, or even Greenlaw itself, you could do worse than downloading "An old Berwickshire town" by Robert Gibson (1905) from the Internet Archive. He describes the notables of the parish (landowners, Ministers, etc) and the trouble...

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 10-04-2015 8:44 PM
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  8. Such a hard life in early 1900's

    I have just read Grace Foakes book, "Four Meals for Fourpence". If you want to find out just how hard it was for the poor in the early 1900's, then this book will open your eyes. Set in the East End of London, by the docks of the Thames, it sets out, in vivid detail the deprivation and poverty...

    Started by David Annis‎, 20-06-2011 12:47 PM
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  9. Book Sources

    Hi - In addition to the umberella online second hand book sites that have "antique, rare historical and collectable books" (Abe Books and Alibris selling for S/H book shops) you can now buy online from OXFAM who list 60,000 books (inc 7670 antiquarian and 8674 historical books), all at most...

    Started by HelenD27‎, 26-12-2014 2:55 AM
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  10. Moved: 1851 census and Wm McCarthy to be found

    Started by cbws887‎, 13-10-2014 5:31 AM
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  11. Genealogy-inspired fiction

    I got so obsessed by my family tree research that I ended up fictionalising a small part of it - the relationships between a trio of interesting characters I'd discovered. I self-published that book as Mr Cavell's Diamond - it's available as an ebook from Amazon, price 1.99 but if you wait till...

    Started by kathmcg‎, 09-10-2014 4:59 PM
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  12. FREE Great War novel - The Officer's Whistle

    I have recently written a short novel about the Great War, set during WW1 and the present day. Author Andrew Norriss described it as as 'having some lovely humour and at the end, very moving' and I have made it free as my small contribution to the sacrifice made by both sides all those years ago....

    Started by thatmatt‎, 28-06-2014 3:32 PM
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  13. Sources for Local Historians

    I came across Sources for Local Historians by Paul Carter & Kate Thompson last year. Every time I delve into it I emerge with new ideas for reseaching my ancesters. It introduces the reader to a huge variety of useful historical documents and archived material, explaining what they are and what...

    Started by Browneyes‎, 10-08-2008 5:41 PM
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  14. textile books advice?

    Hello, I have just found "worsted wool" textile ancestors, in the Bradford area , so I am looking for any information , preferably in book form on this subject, they were in this trade from 1851 to about 1865. thanks. Horseshoe.

    Started by horseshoe‎, 02-11-2013 4:33 PM
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  15. military bus drivers

    Hello, We are getting closer to Nov. 11th . and for those of you who might have had bus drivers who served during the Great War, I came across a niche publication " Destination Western Front", london's omnibuses go to war by Roy Larkin isbn 978-0-9565014-0-0 . I loved the old B type bus, a...

    Started by horseshoe‎, 02-11-2013 4:42 PM
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  16. English Poor Law

    For those interested in this subject, Ggutenburg have just added for download or reading online the book Enlglish Poor Law Policy by Sydney & Beatrice Webb at http:// www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/43472 , first published 1910.

    Started by mikejee‎, 16-08-2013 11:40 PM
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  17. A Dictionary of Scottish Emigrants to Canada

    Does anyone have a copy of Whyte Donald, A dictionary of scottish emigrants to canada before confederation Vol 3 and could do a look-up for me? With thanks in advance, Mike

    Started by drmike789‎, 02-02-2013 5:21 PM
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  18. Foundlings

    I was given 'Nobody's Child' by Kate Adie for Christmas. As well as some very interesting personal stories of foundlings and adopted children it is a very good read. I found it well researched and it gave me quite a few ideas as to where/how things can be researched and then written up. Even...

    Started by AudreyF‎, 05-01-2013 10:45 AM
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  19. Empty Cradles

    I have just been given a book about child migrants sent to Australia by Margaret Humphreys CBE. Apparently there is also a film based on the book called Oranges and Sunshine. Has anybody read it/seen it and will I need the tissue box beside me?

    Started by Mutley‎, 12-12-2012 12:50 AM
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  20. Falmouth old burying ground

    I found this book written 1903, at the Internet Archives,(address below) from the "Falmouth Enterprise", over 19 pages from the Falmouth Historical Society Mass, which have the records on all the headstones in the Old Burying Ground. Hugh. http://archive.org/details/oldburyingground00falm

    Started by Hugh Thompson‎, 02-06-2012 3:58 AM
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