Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Books about UK genealogy

The British Overseas Guildhall Library Research Guide No.2 1995 ISBN: 9780900422394
    Very useful for finding resources for tracing British born subjects in any country before 1945. Examples of 'any country' : Bermuda, Borneo, Italy, Lebanon, Poland, U.S.A.

The East End Nobody Knows by Andrew Davies 1990. ISBN: 9780333474549
    Came across this intriguing book about the East End of London in my local library. It includes histories of the local areas (Whitechapel, Almshouses in the East End, The Battle of Cable Street, etc.); how places got their names (Isle of Dogs, Bethnal Green, etc.); and character highlights (Matchgirls and Dockers, Joseph Merceron, an East End Boxing Champion, etc.). The book covers very early times to 1980s in a condensed fashion. The part I like the best is at the back where a number of East End historic walks are included (the author used to take tourists on 'off the beaten track' walks).

Greater London Cemeteries & Crematoria by Cliff Webb 2013 ISBN: 9781859517048
    This is a Society of Genealogists publication and is organized by geographic areas, non-denominational, restricted (Military, Catholic, Jewish). Headings are: Name and Address of Cemetery, Location of Burial Registers, Date Registers Begin, Can You Research Yourself.

A guide to the Lloyd's Marine Collection and related marine sources at Guildhall Library. Declan Barriskill. £4.95 ISBN: 9780900422553
    This little guide is invaluable to anyone researching marine ancestors. Although it seems to highlight the marine sources at the Guildhall, much of the content applies to any library that holds Lloyds collections. For example, it is useful for definitions and coverage of the Lloyd's Register, Lloyd's List and Lloyd's Captain's Registers. You can order it via the Guildhall Library website.
Their blog article is useful as well: https://guildhalllibrarynewsletter.wordpress.com/tag/lloyds-collection/ 

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