Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Planning a research trip to the UK?

DearREADERS,
Ancestral Trails. The Complete Guide to British Genealogy and Family History, Second Edition

For British research, one of Ol' Myrt's favorites is Ancestral Trails. The Complete Guide to British Genealogy and Family History, Second Edition by Mark D. Herber.

If you plan a trip for onsite research, your work will likely take you to The National Archives (UK), where a friend Audrey Collins works. Her recent blog post A Sneaky peek at the new "Start Here Desk" shows how things are shaping up with recent revisions to layout and design at TNA. Thanks, Audrey.

What are your favorite UK research how-to books? Blogs?

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
DearMYRTLE,
Your friend in genealogy.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the mention, Myrt, my mentor!

    For research in England and Wales the best place to get the basics is the FREE online tutorials on FamilySearch, and the dowloadable pdf files that go with them.

    For Scotland you can do a lot on the ScotlandsPeople site to start with so you can use a visit to do the things that you can't do online.

    And if you want to keep up with the latest news in British genealogy, you should follow Chris Paton's blog 'Scottish Genealogy News and Events' (there's a link on my blog list). Don't be fooled by the title, he has the lowdown on England and Wales and Ireland as well as Scotland.

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  2. Hi Myrt,

    You have pictured the best book I've seen: Ancestral Trails. The Complete Guide to British Genealogy and Family History, Second Edition by Mark D. Herber.

    I also like Genealogical Research in England's PRO, by Reid and Fowler.

    Happy Dae·
    http://ShoeStringGenealogy.com

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