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Book of the Month – April

 Book of the Month   April

The Society of Genealogists’ Book of the Month for April is My Ancestors were Londoners, by Cliff Webb. Now in its sixth edition, this perennially popular title continues to be an invaluable aid to family historians who come across Londoners during the course of their research. A large proportion of the population has always lived in the London area, so the chances of finding a Londoner in your tree are certainly high! Throughout the month of April, My Ancestors were Londoners is available to members of the society for £6.47, or £7.19 for non-members. This book, along with the full range of Society of Genealogists publications, plus many others, is available from our bookshop and online at www.sog.org.uk

Offer ends 30/04/12

 

 

 

 

Book of the Month – March 2012

The Society’s Book of the Month for March is My Ancestor was an Apprentice, by Stuart Raymond. Most of us have apprentices among our ancestors, since for several centuries it was a legal requirement to serve an apprenticeship before practicing a trade. This book outlines the history of apprenticeship, describes the records which survive and suggests ways in which researchers can investigate apprentices in their family tree. For the month of March, My Ancestor was an Apprentice is available at the special offer price of £7.19, or £6.47 for members of the Society. Offer ends 31/03/2012.

An Index of London Schools and their Records

The addition of  the London School Admissions and Discharges records, 1840-1911 to the Ancestry website provides the opportunity to remind researchers and family historians of Cliff Webb’s Index of London Schools and their Records, published by the Society of Genealogists. The book lists educational establishments covered by the old London County Council alongside available records of genealogical interest, and is a useful tool for anyone researching London schools and those who attended them. An Index of London Schools and their Records is available at £8.95 (10% discount for SoG members) from the society’s bookshop and online at www.sog.org.uk.

 

Special Offer – My Ancestor was in Service

The Society’s Book of the Month for January is My Ancestor was in Service, by Pamela Horn. By the end of the Victorian era, nearly a third of all women and also many men in England and Wales had been a domestic worker at some time in their lives. This book seeks to give some guidance in researching ancestors who were in service or who themselves employed domestic staff. Dr. Pamela Horn lectured in economic and social history at Oxford Polytechnic and has written a number of books on social history topics covering the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries. My Ancestor was in Service is available with an extra 20% discount in addition to your existing members’ discount during the offer period, and is available, along with many other titles, from the Society’s bookshop. We are having an extended offer this month due to the later New Year reopening, so this offer will end on 21/02/12. Offer excludes trade orders.

 

My Ancestor Settled in the British West Indies

The Society of Genealogists is delighted to announce the publication of My Ancestor Settled in the British West Indies by John Titford, FSG. This book is a comprehensive guide to the location and use of records of British ancestors who moved to the British West Indies, and also Bermuda, British Guiana (Guyana) and British Honduras (Belize). Organized in an easy to use, territory by territory format, John Titford’s book will guide you through the records available, and also warn you of the pitfalls which may lay along the way in researching this fascinating subject. John Titford is a professional genealogist, freelance writer and lecturer and was elected a Fellow of the Society of Genealogists in 2004. My Ancestor Settled in the British West Indies is available from the Society’s bookshop and online at www.sog.org.uk, price £9.99. As ever, members of the Society receive a 10% discount on Society publications.

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