Monday, 10 September 2012

Family history e-book

Simon Fowler has asked me to give a quick plug for a new book he has made available online as an e-project - no probs, here's the press release!

BRANCHING OUT: How To Research Your Family's History
Simon Fowler

Published by ENDEAVOUR PRESS, 22nd Aug 2012, Priced £1.99 in E-format

Our ancestors are what made us the people we are.
But who were they? And what kind of lives did they lead?
Simon Fowler is one of the UK’s leading experts on researching your family history.

In ‘Branching Out: How To Research Your Family History’, he draws on years of experience to produce the most complete, easy-to-follow guide to tracking down your ancestors.
It will enable even a complete novice to trace a family tree going back several hundred years.

‘Branching Out’ includes sections on –
  • How to research your family tree online.
  • How to find information in census returns.
  • How to discover what happened to your family in the two World Wars.
  • How to find records in old newspapers.
  • How to find out which of your ancestors emigrated – and what happened to them when they landed in a new country – as well as which countries they might have come from.

And it has special sections on resources available in Scotland and Ireland. With ‘Branching Out’ you can begin the most fascinating journey of your life – into your own past.

Simon Fowler is one of Britain's top family history researchers and writers. Trained as an archivist he worked on and off for over thirty years at UK's National Archives as well as editing two family history magazines. He has written dozens of books and articles on all aspects of family and military history.

Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent digital publisher.
Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent digital publisher.
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The book is available on Kindle, via Amazon, and in other formats as well.


Scottish Research Online - 5 weeks online Pharos course, £45.99, taught by Chris Paton from 26 SEP 2012 - see
New book: It's Perthshire 1866 - there's been a murder... (from June 12th 2012)

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