Latin for Local and Family Historians

Author: Denis Stuart

Publisher: Phillimore

ISBN: 9781860773853

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 130

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Latin is the language of a vast quantity of untouched source material. Despite the widespread popular interest in research into local and family history there has been no recent text book to help the beginner to cope with the great barrier preventing access to that wealth of information ... medieval Latin. This book remedies the omission. It embodies the author's experience as a university teacher of Latin examination in the local history certificate courses which he organised.After dealing with the basic grammar of Latin, this very practical book examines the structure and vocabulary of the records used in local and family research, including episcopal visitations, church court records, sepulchral inscriptions, wills, manorial court rolls, charters and deeds. A final chapter explains the abbreviations used in medieval Latin. The Book is complete in itself and contains all the necessary tables of declensions and conjugations plus a glossary of more than eight hundred words.The Book is uniquely 'user-friendly'. The tempo of instruction is slow; the passages for translation are carefully graded for grammar and vocabulary and selected both for their intrinsic interest adn for their representative character. The author believes that, although Latin cannot be made simple, it is nevertheless manageable. The reader who works systematically through the book will be equipped to handle the Latin of the documents encountered by the do-it-yourself local or family historian.Following the enormous success of his earlier Manorial Records (1992), the author has now furnished the research with another invaluable guide to fill an even more fundamental gap in the 'how-to-do-it' library. All previous, partial attempts to deal with the problems of medieval Latin sources are totally eclipsed by this welcome primer - both comprehensive and easy to use.
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Discover Your Scottish Ancestry

Internet and Traditional Resources

Author: Graham Holton

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748641785

Category: Reference

Page: 225

View: 5619

This illuminating guide to discovering your Scottish family history has been fully revised and updated to take account of changes to resources and methods for researching your Scottish ancestry over the last few years. Accessible in style and comprehensive in coverage, this new edition stresses the importance of traditional methods of family history research while also embracing the exciting possibilities afforded by new technologies, sources and developments in genetic science.Indispensable to both the fledgling researcher and the more experienced family history specialist in Scotland or elsewhere, this book provides a guide to the very latest resources available to assist with research. Covering Scottish primary and secondary sources in full detail, this book also provides illustrative case studies of family history research, lists of useful websites and archives, and family history organisations and societies.Highlights of this new edition:*An updated chapter dedicated to aspects of recording, scanning and storing information*New insight into accessing English, Irish, emigrant and immigrant records*An update on developments in DNA genetics of relevance to the genealogist*A substantial and broad-ranging bibliography essential for those who want to take their research even further.
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Crime in England 1688-1815

Author: David J Cox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113618421X

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 5973

Crime in England 1688-1815 covers the ‘long’ eighteenth century, a period which saw huge and far-reaching changes in criminal justice history. These changes included the introduction of transportation overseas as an alternative to the death penalty, the growth of the magistracy, the birth of professional policing, increasingly harsh sentencing of those who offended against property-owners and the rapid expansion of the popular press, which fuelled debate and interest in all matters criminal. Utilising both primary and secondary source material, this book discusses a number of topics such as punishment, detection of offenders, gender and the criminal justice system and crime in contemporaneous popular culture and literature. This book is designed for both the criminal justice history/criminology undergraduate and the general reader, with a lively and immediately approachable style. The use of carefully selected case studies is designed to show how the study of criminal justice history can be used to illuminate modern-day criminological debate and discourse. It includes a brief review of past and current literature on the topic of crime in eighteenth-century England and Wales, and also emphasises why knowledge of the history of crime and criminal justice is important to present-day criminologists. Together with its companion volumes, it will provide an invaluable aid to both students of criminal justice history and criminology.
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Palaeography for Family and Local Historians

Author: Hilary Marshall

Publisher: History PressLtd

ISBN: 9781860776519

Category: History

Page: 216

View: 5350

FAMILY AND LOCAL HISTORIANS frequently encounter the challenge posed by the writing, and sometimes the translation, of the records which might most enable them to make further progress with their research. Many pamphlets, booklets and even books have been produced over the past century to help with old handwriting and abbreviations, but this new work, written by an author who has for years run courses on the subject, is the most practical and comprehensive yet for family and local historians. There are examples, from the 1400s to the 1700s, of a wide range of hands found in the most usual categories of record used by family historians, such as parish registers, wills and court rolls, and in many others which disclose helpful information on families and localities. Those who use this book will not need to be persuaded of the great enjoyment to be derived from pursuing research into family or local history and the pleasures of piecing together evidence to throw new light on old times. They may also find great enjoyment in the deciphering of documents, the means to that end. For the solitary searcher or a member of a class or local society, this will be the standard work upon which to rely for many decades to come.
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Understanding Documents for Genealogy and Local History

Author: Bruce Durie

Publisher: History PressLtd

ISBN: 9780752464640

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 2260

Genealogists and local historians have probably seen every birth, marriage, death and census record available, and are adept at using the internet for research. However, once they have learnt everything they can from them, the next step is reading and understanding older documents. These can be hard to find (not many are online), are often written in challenging handwriting and use legal and other unfamiliar terms. Some will be in Latin, antiquated English or Scots. Readers need to be able to understand the nature and intent of a range of documents as well as the palaeography (the handwriting) and orthography (the ‘shape’ of the contents). In Understanding Documents for Genealogy and Local History, Dr Bruce Durie, the celebrated author of Scottish Genealogy, details how to find and comprehend documents from 1560 to the 1860s – wills, testaments, contracts, indentures and charters, land records (retours, sasines and manorial custumals), personal letters, official records, Church papers, trust dispositions, deeds and others. Also covered are the complexities of dates, numbers, calendars, measurements and money, abbreviations, transcription conventions, letter-forms and glossaries. A Latin primer completes the tool kit the genealogist and family historian will need to further their research.
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Tracing Your Ancestors in the National Archives

Author: Amanda Bevan

Publisher: National Archives of England

ISBN: 9781903365892

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 566

View: 3821

The new edition of the essential family history title: the only exhaustive guide to The National Archives holdings.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

The Local Historian

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

View: 9068

Posted in Great Britain

Tracing Your Family History

Author: Stella Colwell

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 9780071419697

Category: Reference

Page: 304

View: 5100

"Teach Yourself Tracing Your Family History "guides readers through the process of researching and recording their family backgrounds. It includes tips on planning the necessary research, interviewing relatives effectively, and drawing up a family tree. The author also provides suggestions on where to find and how to use the different sources available to anyone, such as birth, marriage, and death certificates, censuses, and wills. This new edition also gives advice on how to use the Internet to its full potential.
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My Ain Folk

An Easy Guide to Scottish Family History

Author: Graham S. Holton,Jack Winch

Publisher: John Donald

ISBN: 9781862320246

Category: Scotland

Page: 150

View: 5103

With an estimated 20 million people of Scottish extraction worldwide, it is not surprising that ancestor hunting is becoming ever more popular. This book is the ideal companion for all those who want to discover their Scottish roots. Clearly laid out and meticulously written, it offers detailed yet straightforward instructions on researching family history, using all the resources available, including the internet, and explains the complexities of these records and sources.
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Christian Names in Local and Family History

Author: George Redmonds

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781550025071

Category: Reference

Page: 192

View: 9229

Surnames have long provided key links in historical research. This ground-breaking work shows that English christian names are also significant for those researching local communities and family history - and that they are a fascinating topic in their own right. Did you know, for instance, that the names Philip and Thomas were once used for girls? Or that there was a woman called Diot Coke in 1379? When George Redmonds became interested in christian names, he found that the information on his own name in dictionaries was contradicted by local records and that the standard works' emphasis on etymology only gave part of the story. Half a lifetime's research has convinced him that every christian name has a 'pedigree', which can be regional, local or even centered on one family. Here he explores the implications of this for both amateur and academic historians. Drawing on examples from Anne to Zaccheus, he covers a wealth of topics including the stabilisation of first names as surnames; the influence of individuals, parents, godparents and communities on naming; the popularity of names over the last 700 years; and more recent changes in naming practice. He challenges many published assumptions - and offers new insights into the customs and attitudes of our ancestors from the Middle Ages to the present day.
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The Local Historian's Glossary of Words and Terms

Author: Joy Bristow

Publisher: Countryside Books (GB)

ISBN: 9781853067075

Category: History

Page: 255

View: 2993

A comprehensive collection of more than 3000 ancient words, terms and phrases compiled from various documents, papers, registers and inventories. This third edition includes new terms and topics providing an invaluable guide for local and family historians. Subjects include currency terms, Saints days and festivals, Latin words and phrases and Roman numerals.
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Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 6465

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.
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The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History

Author: David Hey

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780199532988

Category: Reference

Page: 704

View: 7296

A comprehensive guide to all things associated with the family and local history of the British Isles. Fully revised and updated, this new edition contains over 2,000 entries in the form of feature articles and an A-Z dictionary. It is invaluable for students, researchers, and historians, and ideal for anyone interested in uncovering their past.
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Author: Alex Haley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596224487


Page: 717

View: 8413

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Church court records

an introduction for family and local historians

Author: Anne Tarver

Publisher: Phillimore & Company

ISBN: 9780850339277

Category: History

Page: 143

View: 2437

The first practical guide to understanding both Latin and English church court records.
Posted in History

Virtual Roots 2.0

A Guide to Genealogy and Local History on the World Wide Web

Author: Thomas Jay Kemp

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780842029230

Category: History

Page: 311

View: 8115

A guide to genealogical research on the internet.
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Latin America in the Middle Period, 1750-1929

Author: Stuart F. Voss

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780842050258

Category: History

Page: 296

View: 7127

The customary division of Latin American history into colonial and modern periods has come into question recently. This new book demonstrates that there was a middle period in Latin America's historical evolution since the European Conquest-one no longer colonial, but not yet modern-which has left a legacy in its own right for contemporary Latin America. This volume is a narrative text on Latin America's "long nineteenth century," from the period of Imperial Reforms in the late eighteenth century up to the Great Depression. Incorporating local and regional studies from the last three decades which have profoundly broadened and altered customary views about Latin America, the book is a synthesis of this "Middle Period." Latin America in the Middle Period re-evaluates the relation between subsistence and market production in the post-independence economy, stressing regional diversity. It also re-evaluates the mechanics of politics, which customarily have been seen as liberal-conservative, caudillo-oligarchy, region-nation, and merchant-landowner-industrialist. The text discusses the acceleration of the forces of modernization, the rise of industrial capitalism, and the beginnings of a national ordering of life in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries which eroded the fabric of Middle Period society, a process consummated in the aftermath of world depression in the 1930s, ushering in modern Latin America. This new volume is an excellent resource for courses in nineteenth-century Latin American history and the second half of Latin American history survey.
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