Researching The History Of A Country House

Author: Richard Goodenough
Publisher: Phillimore & Company
ISBN:
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Tracing Your Kent Ancestors

Author: David Wright
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473875242
File Size: 27,62 MB
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Genealogically and historically, Kent is an important maritime county which has played a prime defensive role in English history. It is large and diverse and replete with great houses, castles and other family homes, many with their own archives. It is also a fascinating area of research for family and local historians, and David Wright’s handbook is the perfect guide to it. For thirty-five years he has been working with the various Kent archives, and his extensive experience means he is uniquely well placed to introduce them to other researchers and show how they can be used. He summarizes the many different classes of Kent records, both national and local. For the first time he draws together the best of modern indexing and cataloguing along with other long-established sources to produce a balanced and up-to-date overview of Kentish genealogical sources – where to find them, their contents and utility to researchers. Tracing Your Kent Ancestors is essential reading and reference for newcomers to family history, and it will be a mine of practical information for researchers who have already started to work in the field.

The Big Houses And Landed Estates Of Ireland

Author: Terence A. M. Dooley
Publisher: Four Courts Pr Ltd
ISBN:
File Size: 70,63 MB
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This book is designed to provide those interested in the history of landed estates and Irish big houses, with practical advice regarding the availability of primary sources, their strengths and weaknesses. It examines the vast array of sources available for the study of big houses, other than estate papers, such as published and unpublished auction catalogues, photographs, oral archives and architectural drawings, and provides an overview of the history of landed estates and big houses in Ireland from 1800 to the present day.

Guide To Sources For Agricultural And Biological Research

Author: J. Richard Blanchard
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520032262
File Size: 17,19 MB
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A guide to information sources including abstracts and indexes, library catalogs, government publications, review literature, book reviews, congresses and conferences, dissertations, research in progress, translations, dictionaries, encyclopedias, thesauri, abbreviations, directories, lists of periodicals, handbooks and yearbooks, works on experimental procedures, and classification systems.

The Garden History Of Devon

Author: Todd Gray
Publisher: University of Exeter Press
ISBN: 9780859894531
File Size: 26,70 MB
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The Garden History of Devon is a reference guide to historical sources for over 200 Devon gardens. It also provides an introduction for would-be garden historians on how to conduct garden research. The book is the result of an exploration of the archival resources of Devon's garden history; the objective being to provide signposts to research material for those interested in the development of Devon's gardens. The entries, arranged alphabetically, begin with a brief section describing each garden's history, amplified by quotations from contemporary travellers and diarists; following the descriptive sections are listings of documents, printed sources and illustrations relating to each garden. The greater part of this material is unknown to garden historians.

Student Guide To Research In The Digital Age

Author: Leslie Foster Stebbins
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781591580997
File Size: 74,52 MB
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One of the most perplexing aspects of research today is what to do when there's too much information on a topic. The key, says Leslie Stebbins, is to know how to find the most promising information, evaluate it, and use it effectively. Individual chapters provide a step-by-step introduction to research and critical evaluation and specific types of information resources, as well as guidance on such skills as note-taking and referencing. Students and librarians alike will benefit from these suggestions, strategies and straightforward examples for developing good filtering instincts and management of search results.

Guide To Sources For Researching Mcateer Mcintyre Families In Ireland

Author: Shane McAteer
Publisher: Ulster Historical Foundation
ISBN: 9781903688076
File Size: 65,23 MB
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Updated and enlarged guide to sources for the surname McAteer. The original edition was produced for the McAteer gatherings in 1993 and 1994. Covering 8 counties including Antrim, Armagh, Donegal, Down, Leitrim, Londonderry and Tyrone, plus Belfast city, this guide includes several thousand references to individuals named McAteer and McIntyre taken from tithe, valuation and census records; church and civil registers of baptism, birth and marriage; wills and gravestone inscriptions, including a few from far distant Australia and Argentina.

Reference Sources In History

Author: Ronald H. Fritze
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0874368839
File Size: 44,46 MB
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Fully annotated and completely updated—the most comprehensive guide to reference books in the field of history. * This guide includes 900+ complete entries for reference works and provides complete bibliographic information for over 400 other works * Descriptive annotations provide guidance to quality reference materials and offer a useful and time-saving alternative to research using the Internet * Topical chapters and detailed index help readers locate the materials they need for research and allow for effective searches of more obscure topics * The guide includes materials of interest for undergraduates, graduate students, academic researchers, and educated general readers

Researching The Country House

Author: Arthur Elton (professor.)
Publisher: B T Batsford Limited
ISBN:
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A Guide To The History Of Illinois

Author: John Hoffmann
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313241109
File Size: 74,43 MB
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A guide to the literature and sources of Illinois history. It includes descriptions of both primary and secondary sources. The first part of the book consists of bibliographical essays that focus on particular periods and topics in Illinois history. The second part includes 12 reports on the principal archival and manuscript repositories for documentation in the field of Illinois history. A final chapter surveys Illinois-related collections in the Library of Congress and the National Archives. "Reference & Research Book News" John Hoffmann's volume is the first comprehensive guide to the literature and sources of Illinois history. It includes full and careful descriptions of both primary and secondary sources. The first part of the book consists of bibliographical essays that focus on particular periods and topics in Illinois history. Eight chapters are devoted to specific areas, from 1673 to the present, while six chapters are thematic in nature, covering, for instance, the religious and educational history of the state, the voluminous literature on Chicago, and the subject of Abraham Lincoln in Illinois. These essays are preceded by introductory remarks on historical surveys, reference books, and periodicals in the field, studies of such topics as the medical and legal history of the state, and publications relating to maps and newspapers of Illinois. This long overdue guide will bring together the vast accumulation of primary and secondary materials that defines Illinois history. The nature and scope of this guide is unmatched by any previous work. The second part includes twelve reports on the principal archival and manuscript repositories for documentation in the field of Illinois history. This section provides detailed information on specific collections within the context of related sources on particular periods and topics. A final chapter surveys Illinois-related collections in the Library of Congress and the National Archives. As part of the series Reference Guides to State History and Research, this book provides a valuable resource for researchers, students, genealogists, and the interested public, and is an appropriate selection for reference collections in American, regional, or Illinois history.