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The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History


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Preface Contributors Thematic Essays A-Z Dictionary Appendix

About the Author

David Hey is Emeritus Professor of Local and Family History at the University of Sheffield. His many publications include The Oxford Guide to Family History (1993), Family Names and Family History (2000), How Our Ancestors Lived: a history of life 100 years ago (2003), and Journeys in Family History: Exploring Your Past and Finding Your Ancestors (2004).


`Reviews for this edition: substantial and invaluable' Times Literary Supplement `all historians working in the field of British history should have the book on their shelves ... a most companionable volume' History `an essential guide for going back to your roots' Dundee Courier and Advertiser `a compact and comprehensive handbook' The Oxford Times `Fascinating to dip into, immediately accessible for reference - essential for your bookshelf.' Who Do You Think You Are? `An invaluable companion to research.' Family History Monthly `full of practical information' Family Tree Magazine

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