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Approaches to Local History


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Researching Local History: The Human Journey

Researching Local History: The Human Journey

1st Edition

M. Williams
July 18, 1996

This practical but inspiring book considers what local history is, why researching it is valuable and rewarding, and how we should go about it. Issues addressed include: getting oral and documentary evidence; keeping records; the nature of data, information and knowledge; and their use to create...

A History of English Field Names

A History of English Field Names

1st Edition

John Field
October 18, 1993

Field names are not only interesting in themselves, but also a rich source of information about the communities originating them. The earliest recorded names often describe only the location or nature of the land, but changes in language, technology, social organisation, land ownership and even...

A History of British Surnames

A History of British Surnames

1st Edition

Richard Mckinley
May 21, 1990

Aiming to avoid technical terminology, Richard McKinley provides an introduction to the history of hereditary surnames in Britain from their first appearance to the present day. Devoting a chapter to each of the main categories of name, he enables readers to set the facts they discover about their...

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