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1 Air Force Records: A Guide for Family Historians

The National Archives [United Kingdom]
***Newly revised including expanded section on the interwar years including records of RAF actions in North and South Russia, Mesopotamia, Persia, Somaliland, India and Palestine***
This practical and accessible guide shows how to explore British air forces – and ancestors who served in them – through the wealth of material a tht eNational Archives and elsewhere. Thoroughly revised and updated, it covers air forces as varied as the Royal Engineers Balloon Section, the Royal Flying Corps, the RAF and WRAF,j Fleet Air Arm, Glider Pilot Regiment and Royanl Naval Air Service, in campaigns spanning the Boer War and two World Wars to Korea, Kenya and Suez. Written by a military specialist who served in the Fleet Air Arm, it considers all aspects of air force records, from operational record books and unit war diaries to individual service records, medal rolls, gallantry awards and casualty lists.


About Author
William Spencer is the military records specialist at The National Archives. He is the author of the bestselling "Army Service Records of the First World War" and "Air Force Records for Family Historians".

615254 
Price: 24.95 USD

 

 

2 Census: The Expert Guide: Tools - Techniques - Lives Revealed

256 pages; 6" x 9", paper, The National Archives [United Kingdom]
***Coinciding with the release of the 1911 census, an expert guide to using original records and online sources to discover your ancestors' lives***
Written by bestselling author Peter Christian and the National Archives’ census expert Dave Annal, this fascinating guide shows how using the census can transform your family research. It shows how to interpret intricate details of your ancestors’ lives, from names, addresses and ages to family relationships, status and occupations – as well as revealing what may be hidden between the lines. As the National Archives’ release of the 1911 census – once used by MI5 to track down enemy aliens – comes ever closer, Census offers the perfect way to prepare and get ahead of the game. Discover how to get the very best from online research, selecting the most useful websites and best quality images, as well as the experts’ techniques for approaching original records, microfilm, CDs and DVDs.

Complete with illustrations, photographs, screenshots and case histories Census is an invaluable companion and guide for anyone exploring this unique resource.

About Author
Peter Christian is a highly-regarded figure in the world of online genealogy. His previous titles include Finding Genealogy on the Internet and Web Publishing for Genealogy, as well as numerous published articles on the subject. He is also a contributor to Ancestors magazine.

David Annal was a professional genealogical researcher until he joined the Family Records Centre in 1998. He is currently the FRC's development manager. He is on the editorial board of The National Archives' Ancestors magazine, and has written widely on family history.
615346 
Price: 29.95 USD

 
 

 

3 MAP: Ireland/Britain (2 maps)

Black and white maps, printed on 18" x 24" paper. The set:, Reproduction map of original
A.K. Johnston's map of Ireland, reprinted from an 1844 original, shows counties, towns, roads and villages, as well as canals and railroads, as they were at the time of the Great Famine. Ideal for locating Irish villages. The set also includes our reprint of Laurie and Whittle's 1797 map The Invasions of England and Ireland that identifies 62 major battle sites in England and Wales and 14 in Ireland.
X01 
Price: 12.95 USD

 
THE ORIGINS OF THE BRITISH WELFARE STATE: Society, State and Social Welfare in England and Wales 1800-1945, Bernard Harris


4 THE ORIGINS OF THE BRITISH WELFARE STATE: Society, State and Social Welfare in England and Wales 1800-1945
Bernard Harris
344 pages, 6 x 9 1/4, paperback / softcover, Palgrave Macmillan Ltd
This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of social welfare and social policy in Britain before the modern welfare state. It examines the role played by voluntary social provision (including self-help and mutual aid), as well as the growth of state intervention, in meeting welfare needs. It offers detailed coverage of all the main areas of social policy and provides an introduction to the competing theoretical explanations for the growth of welfare states over the last 200 years.

About Author
Bernard Harris is a Senior Lecturer in Social Policy, Department of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Southampton.

Table of Contents
Introduction * The Growth of State Intervention * Britain in the Age of Industrial Growth * The New Poor Law and the Relief of Poverty, 1834-1914 * Charity and Philanthropy in the Nineteenth-century * Welfare from Below: Self-help and Mutual Aid * Medicine and Health Care in the Nineteenth-century * Public Health in the Nineteenth-century * Housing Policy and Housing Conditions, 1800-1914 * Education and Schooling, 1800-1914 * The Liberal Welfare Reforms, 1906-14 * The First World War and Social Policy * Voluntary Action and the 'New Philanthropy', 1914-39 * Unemployment and Poverty Between the Wars * Health and Medical Care, 1918-39 * Housing Policy Between the Wars * Education Policy Between the Wars * The Second World War and After * Notes * Further Reading
649982 
Price: 29.95 USD

 
 

 

5 Tracing Your Naval Ancestors [UK]
Bruno Pappalardo
240 pages; 7 1/4" x 9 1/2", paper, The National Archives [United Kingdom]
This detailed guide explains the wide and diverse range of records and secondary sources which can be used to trace genealogical and career information in relation to the men and women who have served in the Royal Navy, and the naval reserve and auxiliary forces formed to assist it, from 1660 to modern times.

With an easy to follow and accessible format, this up-to-date guide provides illustrations of key documents, lists of useful websites, publications and addresses which will help researchers identify key and overlooked sources vital to tracing naval ancestors.

About Author
Bruno Pappalardo is a military specialist in the Research and Editorial Services Department at The National Archives. He is the author of the latest edition of Using Navy Records.

Table of Contents
· history and organization of the Royal Navy
· service records
· ships' pay books, musters, description books and ledgers
· casualty and wound records
· campaign medals and gallantry awards
· operational records
· courts martial records
· pension records
365376 
Price: 19.95 USD

 
The Surname Detective: Investigating Surname Distribution in England, 1086-present day, Colin D. Rogers


6 The Surname Detective: Investigating Surname Distribution in England, 1086-present day
Colin D. Rogers
5 1/2 x 8 1/4, paperback / softcover, Manchester University Press
This helpful guide provides the amateur genealogist or family historian with the skills to research the distribution and history of a surname.
040485 
Price: 24.95 USD

 
 

 

7 Germany 1944: The British Soldier's Pocketbook
Edited by The National Archives
80 pages; 5" x 6", cloth, The National Archives [United Kingdom]
This soldier’s pocketbook from 1944, and the tale of its creation, reveal a fascinating moment of history: a snapshot of prejudices, expectations, assumptions and fears. It was created in conditions of secrecy to prepare British and Allied soldiers for entering and occupying Germany - but at a time when even victory was not guaranteed. What would they face? How would they be treated? How would they manage a population they were used to thinking of only as "enemy combatants"?
Part practical guide, part everyman’s history of the German people, part propaganda tool, it is an instantly absorbing window on an uncertain time. It shows how the Allied civilian and military command wanted to condition the ordinary serviceman’s thoughts about what he would encounter. Today’s reader will find here opinionated comment and crude stereotype, but also subtle insights and humor - intentional and unintentional. The pocketbook says as much about the mindset of its British compilers as it does about the German people or about the Nazi regime that eventually the soldiers would topple. An illuminating introduction, drawing on the National Archives’ unique original records, reveals the intelligence community’s misgivings and disagreements about the content of the pocketbook as it went through its various stages.

365915 
Price: 12.95 USD

 

 

8 CD: Fragmenta Genealogica, New Series, Volume 1
Frederick Arthur Crisp
(1910), 2006, CD, Graphic Images, Searchable, Adobe Acrobat, v6, PC and Mac, 176 pp, Heritage Books
This volume includes the register of Codford St. Peter, co. Wilts, England which lists baptisms, marriages and burials by year from 1597-1716. The next section includes all deeds, bonds and indentures, plus genealogical charts relating to the family of Waring. A separate section presents "Memoranda in Heraldry" by Peter Le Neve, 1694-1705. Finally, three indices, one of names, one of places and one of arms, create easy access to information.
CD4229 
Price: 15.95 USD

 
 

 

9 Shot Down and in the Drink: True Stories of RAF and Commonwealth aircrew saved from the sea 1939-1945
Graham Pitchfork
304 pages; 5" x 7 3/4", paper, The National Archives [United Kingdom]
Using extensive research into official records held at The National Archives, Air Commodore Graham Pitchfork describes the formation and evolution of Air Sea Rescue in response to wartime events. He reveals how aircrews were trained to act in crash scenarios, the survival equipment they used, and the different methods of possible rescue - by RAF or Royal Navy launches, by airborne lifeboats, or by aircraft such as the Lysander or specialist amphibious and flying boats. Many of these accounts are published for the first time - the result of new archival research or interviews with surviving members of the aptly named Goldfish Club. Useful maps, diagrams and over 80 previously unpublished official and private photographs complement this unique record of human resourcefulness and courage.

The second half of the book presents over 40 gripping, first-hand accounts of rescue and survival from the three main operational areas: north-west Europe, the Mediterranean and the Far East:

*One fighter pilot with particularly bad luck had to bale out over the Adriatic three times in three weeks; amazingly, he was also successfully rescued each time
*Another came down in a minefield within range of the German guns at Calais; an amphibious aircraft still managed to pull off a daring rescue, dodging both mines and enemy fighters overhead.

About Author
Air Commodore Graham Pitchfork is an aviation historian and defence consultant. During his 36 years in the RAF he served as navigator, commanded a Buccaneer squadron and, before retiring in 1995, was appointed a Director of Military Intelligence at the Ministry of Defence. His previous books include the companion volume about land-based rescues Shot Down and on the Run (2003), The Buccaneers (2002) and Men behind the Medals (1998); he has also written numerous articles on aviation history.
615056 
Price: 17.95 USD

 

 

10 Shot Down and on the Run: True Stories of RAF and Commonwealth aircrews of WWII
Graham Pitchfork
The National Archives [United Kingdom]
These extraordinary true stories retell the experiences of British, Canadian, Australian and other Commonwealth airmen who survived behind enemy lines. Based on first-hand accounts and the little known official debriefs, they evoke both the heroic characters and the hostile terrain they endured including:
· The Halifax pilot shot down in northern Germany who walked and cycled over 1000 miles to safety in Barcelona
· The Wellington crew who were rescued after a 400-mile, 28-day trek through an African desert
· The pilot officer who fell in love with a Dutch resistance fighter; she was betrayed and sent to Ravensbruck, yet both lived to get married after the war


Illustrated with rare photographs of evaders and their rescuers, the book also explores the organization and evasion by the shadowy Military Intelligence body MI9.

About Author
Air Commodore Graham Pitchfork is an aviation historian and defence consultant. During his 36 years in the RAF he served as navigator, commanded a Buccaneer squadron and, before retiring in 1995, was appointed a Director of Military Intelligence at the Ministry of Defence. His previous books include the companion volume about land-based rescues Shot Down and on the Run (2003), The Buccaneers (2002) and Men behind the Medals (1998); he has also written numerous articles on aviation history.
615063 
Price: 17.95 USD

 
 

 

11 Home Front 1914-1918: How Britain Survived the Great War
Ian F.W. Beckett
224 pages; 7 1/2" x 9 3/4", cloth, The National Archives [United Kingdom]
Every war has its ‘home front’, but World War I - the ‘Great War’ - was the first to utterly transform civilian life. Not only did families risk their fathers and sons in active combat, but every member of society was mobilized in some way to contribute to the war effort. In the course of these eventful years the population experienced rationing, shortages, aerial bombing, thousands more women in work (known as ‘dilution’ of the workplace!), industrial unrest, a large influx of foreign refugees, and a host of other shocks. Even the king was not exempt: he, too, had a ration card, and the flowerbeds of Buckingham Palace were planted with vegetables.

Ian Beckett examines the full story - one that is, by turns, grim, humorous, touching, surprising, and even inspiring. Among other details, learn how the feeding of pigeons was declared illegal, why a town council forbade punctuation, and what ‘Belgian flush’ was. The author’s narrative is reinforced by a welter of photographs, original documents and letters, and poignant personal stories of life on Britain’s home front.

About Author
Ian F.W. Beckett is currently Professor of History at University College, Northampton, and has formerly taught at Sandhurst and in the United States. His publications include The Oxford History of the British Army and The Great War 1914-1918. In 2002, for The National Archives, he published The First World War: The Essential Guide to Sources in the UK National Archives.

Table of Contents
* The Outbreak of War
* Manpower, Industry and Labour
* Women and Children
* Everyday Life
* Enemies Within and Without
* War’s End
* Further Reading, Chronology and Index
365816 
Price: 36.00 USD

 
English Common Law in the Age of Mansfield, James Oldham.


12 English Common Law in the Age of Mansfield
James Oldham.
448 pages, 6 x 9 1/4, 20 illus., append., notes, bibl., index , paperback, University of North Carolina Press
In the eighteenth century, the English common law courts laid the foundation that continues to support present-day Anglo-American law. Lord Mansfield, Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, 1756-1788, was the dominant judicial force behind these developments. In this abridgment of his two-volume book, The Mansfield Manuscripts and the Growth of English Law in the Eighteenth Century, James Oldham presents the fundamentals of the English common law during this period, with a detailed description of the operational features of the common law courts. This work includes revised and updated versions of the historical and analytical essays that introduced the case transcriptions in the original volumes, with each chapter focusing on a different aspect of the law.
While considerable scholarship has been devoted to the eighteenth-century English criminal trial, little attention has been given to the civil side. This book helps to fill that gap, providing an understanding of the principal body of substantive law with which America's founding fathers would have been familiar. It is an invaluable reference for practicing lawyers, scholars, and students of Anglo-American legal history.

About Author
James Oldham is St. Thomas More Professor of Law and Legal History at Georgetown University Law Center.

Reviews
"A proper understanding and appreciation of the role of this immensely important chief justice are essential for any scholar of English and American legal history. James Oldham has provided both, with erudition and skill."--David Konig, Washington University at St. Louis

"Until Oldham's original two-volume Mansfield Manuscripts was published, the legal history of the eighteenth century was something of a black hole, the subject having been very patchily investigated. This new volume makes Oldham's work on Mansfield more readily accessible, providing a history of English law in the age of Mansfield. Given the fact that contemporary Anglo-American common law has been developed out of that body of law, this volume is bound to be welcomed by the scholarly community."--A. W. Brian Simpson, University of Michigan Law School

Table of Contents
Preface
Editorial Statement
Abbreviations
Part I: Mansfield and the Court of King's Bench
1 Lord Mansfield
2 The Court of King's Bench
Part II: Commerce and Contract
3 Contract and Quasi-Contract
4 Bankruptcy
5 Insurance
6 Negotiable Instruments
7 Usury
8 Prize and Trade
9 Intellectual Property
Part III: Crime and Tort
10 Libel
11 Restrictions on Religious Observance
12 Nuisance
13 Assault, False Imprisonment, and Offenses against Public Order and Welfare
14 Perjury
15 Negligence
16 Trespass and Trover
Part IV: Status and Property
17 Slavery
18 Marriage
19 Labor and Employment
20 Property and Wills
Conclusion
Appendix: Table of Regnal Years
Bibliography
Table of Statutes
Table of Cases
General Index
855324 
Price: 27.50 USD

 
 
Visitation of England and Wales Notes : Volume 1, 1896, Joseph Jackson Howard and Frederick Arthur Crisp


13 Visitation of England and Wales Notes : Volume 1, 1896
Joseph Jackson Howard and Frederick Arthur Crisp
(1896), reprint, 8½x11, paper, index, illus., 130 pp, Heritage Books
The "Notes" series contain genealogical data on the older generations of the families discussed in the "Visitations" series, to which they are directly keyed. The bulk of the material in these volumes consists of documents, abstracts and other supporting material. Volume 1 contains: Wills: Hopkins, 1796, 1833, 1834; Bradney, 1817; Coplestone, 1617 and 1745. Extracts from the Registers of Ottery St. Mary, including baptisms commencing 1679, marriages from 1754 and burials from 1725. Coplestone pedigree beginning 1550. Monumental inscriptions from Taughboyne and Clonmany, Donegal; and from Derry Cathedral. Parish registers of Derry Cathedral, from 1674. Monumental inscriptions and extracts from parish registers of Wanstead, Essex; Enfield, Middlesex; Hartford, near Huntingdon; Shenley, Hertfordshire; Swillington, Yorkshire; and Hunslet, Yorkshire. The Harvey family of Donegal, Ireland. McClintock of Dunmore, Donegal, 1724; McClintock of Strabane, Co. Tyrone, 1752. Several Snells of London, 1663-1754.
H0622 
Price: 27.00 USD

 

 

14 Visitation of England and Wales Notes : Volume 11, 1915
Joseph Jackson Howard and Frederick Arthur Crisp
(1915), reprint, 8½x11, paper, index, illus., 199 pp , Heritage Books
The "Notes" series contain genealogical data on the older generations of the families discussed in the "Visitations" series, to which they are directly keyed. The bulk of the material in these volumes consists of documents, abstracts and other supporting material. Volume 11 contains: Grants of arms: Caleb Fletcher, 1802; Bartholomew and John Gidley, 1666; John Carlisle Deey Spedding, 1908. Pedigrees of Barlow, Barry, Bodington, Bolton, Clay, Cunliffe, Fisher, Fitzwilliam, Gidley, Gower, Griffith, Hartland, Lumley, Milner, Morrice, Nelson, Penny, Sherborn, Shuttleworth, Stephens, Talboys, Tennyson, Wright and others. Wills of the Gower family 1542-1690. Several woodcuts of arms and seals. Includes an everyname index.
H0825 
Price: 31.00 USD

 
 

 

15 Visitation of England and Wales Notes: Volume 2, 1897
Joseph Jackson Howard and Frederick Arthur Crisp
(1897), reprint, 81/2x11, paper, index, illus., 132 pp, Heritage Books

H0623 
Price: 27.00 USD

 
Visitation of England and Wales: Volume 11, 1903, Joseph Jackson Howard and Frederick Arthur Crisp


16 Visitation of England and Wales: Volume 11, 1903
Joseph Jackson Howard and Frederick Arthur Crisp
(1903), reprint, 8½x11, paper, index, illus., 202 pp, Heritage Books
Records genealogical information in the form of pedigrees starting in the mid-18th century. Pedigrees start with the grandparents of the principal person, and contain notices of all descendants of their name, often covering five generations. A significant amount of genealogical and biographical information is given for each person. Lavishly illustrated with portraits, silhouettes, signatures, and coats of arms. Volume 11 lists pedigrees (from various counties): Abercromby, Barlow, Cave-Brown-Cave, Clark, Coode, De Chair, De Mauley, Freeman, Goddard, Grey, Hamilton, Harrison, Hodsoll, Hunt, Jackson, Jones, Landon, Lockett, Norbury, Patchett, Phillips, Portman, Raglan, Roberts, Roddam, Shedden, Sieveking, South, Steedman, Taylor, Teague, Thursby, Welch, Wood, Worsley.
H0435 
Price: 34.50 USD

 
 

 

17 Visitation of England and Wales: Volume 12, 1904
Joseph Jackson Howard and Frederick Arthur Crisp
(1904), reprint, 81/2x11, paper, index, illus., 212 pp, Heritage Books

H9436 
Price: 40.00 USD

 

 

18 Visitation of England and Wales: Volume 13, 1905
Joseph Jackson Howard and Frederick Arthur Crisp
(1905), reprint, 81/2x11, paper, index, illus., 220 pp, Heritage Books

H0476 
Price: 35.00 USD

 
 

 

19 Visitation of England and Wales: Volume 14, 1906
Joseph Jackson Howard and Frederick Arthur Crisp
(1906), reprint, 8½x11, paper, index, illus., 222 pp, Heritage Books
Records genealogical information in the form of pedigrees starting in the mid-18th century. Pedigrees start with the grandparents of the principal person, and contain notices of all descendants of their name, often covering five generations. A significant amount of genealogical and biographical information is given for each person. Lavishly illustrated with portraits, silhouettes, signatures, and coats of arms. Volume 14 lists pedigrees (from various counties): Ancaster (Earl of), Atlay, Barlow (Baronet), Barry, Bodington, Brassey (Baron), Clay (Baronet), Comber, Courtenay, Crisp, Dale, Darell (formerly Stephens), Dent, Disraeli, Elliot, Eyre-Matcham, Fanshawe, Fitzwilliam (Earl), Gidley, Griffith, Harwood, Helps, Jalland, Mawdesley, Moore, Morrice, Pickersgill-Cunliffe, Potts, Poynter (Baronet), Ratcliff, Rendlesham (Baron), Rugge-Price (Baronet), Stapleton, Talboys, Tennyson (Baron), Thursfield, Vincent, Wescombe, White, Woodhead, Wright. Includes several illustrations of armorial bearings and book-plates.
H0477 
Price: 35.00 USD

 

 

20 Visitation of England and Wales: Volume 15, 1908
Joseph Jackson Howard and Frederick Arthur Crisp
(1908), reprint, 81/2x11, paper, index, illus., 220 pp, Heritage Books

H0519 
Price: 37.50 USD

 
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