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Ancestry's Guide to Research - Case Studies in American Genealogy (Paperback, illustrated edition): Johni Cenry, Arlene... Ancestry's Guide to Research - Case Studies in American Genealogy (Paperback, illustrated edition)
Johni Cenry, Arlene Eakle
R493 R401 Discovery Miles 4 010 Save R92 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A complete and insightful guide for family research - good for the beginning genealogist.

It's All Relative - Adventures Up and Down the World's Family Tree (Paperback): A. J Jacobs It's All Relative - Adventures Up and Down the World's Family Tree (Paperback)
A. J Jacobs 1
R347 R286 Discovery Miles 2 860 Save R61 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A.J. Jacobs has received some strange emails over the years, but this note was perhaps the strangest: “You don’t know me, but I’m your eighth cousin. And we have over 80,000 relatives of yours in our database.”

And so begins A.J. Jacobs’s quest to build the biggest family tree in history. In an era of us-versus-them thinking, this book is a hilarious, heartfelt and profound exploration of what binds us all – where family begins, how far it goes, and the science that is revolutionizing the way we think about ethnicity, history and the human species.

This book is about A.J. Jacobs’s family. But it’s also about your family. Because it is the same family.

Choctaw By Blood Enrollment Cards 1898-1914 Volume VII (Paperback): Jeff Bowen Choctaw By Blood Enrollment Cards 1898-1914 Volume VII (Paperback)
Jeff Bowen
R719 Discovery Miles 7 190 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Choctaw By Blood Enrollment Cards 1898-1914 Volume XI (Paperback): Jeff Bowen Choctaw By Blood Enrollment Cards 1898-1914 Volume XI (Paperback)
Jeff Bowen
R719 Discovery Miles 7 190 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
History of Bedford, Somerset, and Fulton Counties, Pennsylvania - with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of some of its... History of Bedford, Somerset, and Fulton Counties, Pennsylvania - with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of some of its Pioneers and Prominent Men (Paperback)
Waterman Watkins and Company
R1,547 Discovery Miles 15 470 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
An Immigrant Family to Colonial America and Beyond - The Life of Job Wigley, Sr. and His Descendents (Paperback): Donald B... An Immigrant Family to Colonial America and Beyond - The Life of Job Wigley, Sr. and His Descendents (Paperback)
Donald B Wigley
R333 Discovery Miles 3 330 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Elderly Traveler's Guide to Advanced Study (Paperback): Thomas Brahana The Elderly Traveler's Guide to Advanced Study (Paperback)
Thomas Brahana; Photographs by Thomas Brahana
R759 Discovery Miles 7 590 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
North Carolina Eastern Cherokee Indian Census 1898-1899, 1904, 1906, 1909-1912, 1914 - Revised and Expanded Edition... North Carolina Eastern Cherokee Indian Census 1898-1899, 1904, 1906, 1909-1912, 1914 - Revised and Expanded Edition (Paperback)
Jeff Bowen
R877 R828 Discovery Miles 8 280 Save R49 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Chronological History of Early French-Canadian Families - The First 60 Years. (Paperback): Rodney Bond A Chronological History of Early French-Canadian Families - The First 60 Years. (Paperback)
Rodney Bond
R270 Discovery Miles 2 700 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Modern Indian Kingship - Tradition, Legitimacy and Power in Jodhpur (Hardcover): Marzia Balzani Modern Indian Kingship - Tradition, Legitimacy and Power in Jodhpur (Hardcover)
Marzia Balzani
R1,270 R1,163 Discovery Miles 11 630 Save R107 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This work is a significant contribution to the study of kingship and the ritual process, two longstanding areas of anthropological debate both within and beyond South Asia. The Deregulation of Princes Act 1971, was designed to bring to an end the last vestiges of kingly rule in India. Part of a political process begun under British rule, the Act took away the royal privileges of the maharajas and sought fully to integrate them as citizens in a modern democracy. But today, a form of kingship persists in India even though legally kings no longer exist. Many former maharajas continue to exercise considerable power and influence at both local and national levels. This study is an examination of the proceses by which royal power has survived and been transformed within modern India. Focussed on the city of Jodhpur in the nothern state of Rajasthan, the study looks in particular at a set of ritual practices by which royal power is legitimated and consolidated through appeals to a fluid notion of tradition. Drawing upon fieldwork and archival research, this study brings together the disciplines of anthropology and history; it locates its ethnographic examples within broad comparative historical and religious contexts. states. Series editors: Wendy James & Nick Allen

The History of Warren, Rhode Island, in the War of the Revolution, 1776-1783 (Hardcover): Virginia Baker The History of Warren, Rhode Island, in the War of the Revolution, 1776-1783 (Hardcover)
Virginia Baker
R557 Discovery Miles 5 570 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Centennial History of Alfred, York County, Maine (Hardcover): Usher Parsons, Everts & Co Sanford A Centennial History of Alfred, York County, Maine (Hardcover)
Usher Parsons, Everts & Co Sanford
R510 Discovery Miles 5 100 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Family Tree Polish, Czech and Slovak Genealogy Guide - How to Trace Your Family Tree in Eastern Europe (Paperback): Lisa... The Family Tree Polish, Czech and Slovak Genealogy Guide - How to Trace Your Family Tree in Eastern Europe (Paperback)
Lisa Alzo
R549 R441 Discovery Miles 4 410 Save R108 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Trace your Eastern European ancestors from American shores back to the old country. This in-depth guide will walk you step-by-step through the exciting--and challenging--journey of finding your Polish, Czech, or Slovak roots. You'll learn how to identify immigrant ancestors, find your family's town of origin, locate key genealogical resources, decipher foreign-language records, and untangle the region's complicated history. The book also includes timelines, sample records, resource lists, and sample record request letters to aid your research. In this book, you'll find The best online resources for Polish, Czech, and Slovak genealogy, plus a clear research path you can follow to find success Tips and resources for retracing your ancestors' journey to America Detailed guidance for finding and using records in the old country Helpful background on Polish, Czech, and Slovak history, geography, administrative divisions, and naming patterns How the Three Partitions of Poland and the Austro-Hungarian Empire affect genealogical research and records Information on administrative divisions to help you identify where your ancestors' records are kept Sample letters for requesting records from overseas archives Case studies that apply concepts and strategies to real-life research problems Whether your ancestors hail from Warsaw or a tiny village in the Carpathians, The Family Tree Polish, Czech and Slovak Genealogy Guide will give you the tools you need to track down your ancestors in Eastern Europe.

Wills of the Archdeaconry of Sudbury, 1439-1474 - Wills from the Register `Baldwyne`, I. 1439-1461 (Hardcover): Peter Northeast Wills of the Archdeaconry of Sudbury, 1439-1474 - Wills from the Register `Baldwyne`, I. 1439-1461 (Hardcover)
Peter Northeast
R673 Discovery Miles 6 730 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

ARCHIVES: The making and registering of wills by ordinary people became widespread in East Anglia a century earlier than parts of midland and western England. It is of enormous value therefore to have one of the earliest surviving registers from an archdeaconry made available. (The volume) provides us with a window into rural society in mid-fifteenth-century East Anglia. It was a society bustling with small farmers, craftsmen involved in the cloth industry, and other artisans and traders. The wills record their concern for religion, the local community and the future welfare of wives, children, godchildren and even servants. There is a wealth of information here for the historian of religion, the family, material culture, agriculture and industry. This volume contains abstracts, in English, of nearly nine hundred wills made by residents of the western part of Suffolk in the mid-fifteenth century, together with a further five hundred 'probate sentences' - details of the granting of probate, without the associated wills. These are the earliest surviving wills of ordinary inhabitants of that part of Suffolk, excluding the titled, the wealthy and the clergy. They illustrate in considerable detail the social conditions of the time, including housing and household possessions, landholding and farming patterns, and provision for the poor. They are especially rich in references to the religious practices of the day. The introduction outlines the probate system of the area at that time and examines the form and content of a medieval will.

Directory of Scottish Settlers in North America 1625-1825 (Paperback): Dobson Directory of Scottish Settlers in North America 1625-1825 (Paperback)
Dobson
R403 Discovery Miles 4 030 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Accession of Henry II in England - Royal Government Restored, 1149-1159 (Hardcover): Emilie M. Amt The Accession of Henry II in England - Royal Government Restored, 1149-1159 (Hardcover)
Emilie M. Amt
R1,599 Discovery Miles 15 990 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book tells the story of the transition from the reign of King Stephen of England (1135-54) to that of Henry II (1154-89). It is a story of change: from civil war to peace, from a threatened throne to stability, from weak to strong royal government. Although previous writers on the general period have recognised the importance of the changeover, its details have been left largely unconsidered until now. Professor Amt explores the problems Henry faced in obtaining the throne, the conditions which allowed the negotiation of the peace treaty of 1153, the terms of that treaty and the basic steps by which the new royal government established its authority in England after 1154. This is achieved through detailed studies of both particular geographical regions (Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Essex) and of groups of people (Flemings and financial networks) who proved helpful in easing the transition. Also included are new analyses of royal financial adminstration in the first five years of the new reign. EMILIE AMT is associate professor of history, Washington College, Chestertown, Maryland.

Census of the Blackfeet, Montana, 1897-1901 Expanded Edition (Paperback): Jeff Bowen Census of the Blackfeet, Montana, 1897-1901 Expanded Edition (Paperback)
Jeff Bowen
R896 R845 Discovery Miles 8 450 Save R51 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Eastern Cherokee Census, Cherokee, North Carolina 1930-1939 Census 1932-1933 with Births and Deaths 1930-1932 Taken by Agent R.... Eastern Cherokee Census, Cherokee, North Carolina 1930-1939 Census 1932-1933 with Births and Deaths 1930-1932 Taken by Agent R. L. Spalsbury Volume II (Paperback)
Jeff Bowen
R896 R845 Discovery Miles 8 450 Save R51 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Eastern Cherokee Census Cherokee, North Carolina 1930-1939 Census 1934-1937 with Births and Deaths 1925-1938 and Marriages 1936... Eastern Cherokee Census Cherokee, North Carolina 1930-1939 Census 1934-1937 with Births and Deaths 1925-1938 and Marriages 1936 & 1938 Taken by Agents R. L. Spalsbury And Harold W. Foght Volume III (Paperback)
Jeff Bowen
R960 R904 Discovery Miles 9 040 Save R56 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Choctaw By Blood Enrollment Cards 1898 - 1914 Volume IV (Paperback): Jeff Bowen Choctaw By Blood Enrollment Cards 1898 - 1914 Volume IV (Paperback)
Jeff Bowen
R719 Discovery Miles 7 190 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Choctaw By Blood Enrollment Cards 1898-1914 Volume V (Paperback): Jeff Bowen Choctaw By Blood Enrollment Cards 1898-1914 Volume V (Paperback)
Jeff Bowen
R719 Discovery Miles 7 190 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Choctaw By Blood Enrollment Cards 1898-1914 Volume VI (Paperback): Jeff Bowen Choctaw By Blood Enrollment Cards 1898-1914 Volume VI (Paperback)
Jeff Bowen
R719 Discovery Miles 7 190 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
VIVIAN McLANE BAREFOOT BELL 1887 - 1979 - Her Life and Family (Paperback): Barbara L. Gingerich Rivas, Carmen L Archer VIVIAN McLANE BAREFOOT BELL 1887 - 1979 - Her Life and Family (Paperback)
Barbara L. Gingerich Rivas, Carmen L Archer
R690 Discovery Miles 6 900 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Vernon's Berlin, Waterloo, and Bridgeport street, alphabetical, business, and miscellaneous directory for the years... Vernon's Berlin, Waterloo, and Bridgeport street, alphabetical, business, and miscellaneous directory for the years 1910-11 (Paperback)
R302 Discovery Miles 3 020 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Elbert County, Georgia Court of Ordinary, Record of Apprentices, 1867-1903 (Volume #2) (Paperback): Michael A Port Elbert County, Georgia Court of Ordinary, Record of Apprentices, 1867-1903 (Volume #2) (Paperback)
Michael A Port
R714 Discovery Miles 7 140 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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