Friday, 27 September 2019

Update on my forthcoming books

I'm extremely grateful for the many kind comments and reviews that I have received about Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet (Second Edition) (https://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk/Tracing-Your-Irish-Family-History-on-the-Internet-Paperback/p/16483), it certainly makes it worthwhile from this end in putting it together, and was certainly fun to work on!

My next book, Tracing Your Scottish Ancestry Through Church and State Records, is just a few weeks away from being released in November, with the final proofs now sorted. The book can be pre-ordered at https://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk/Tracing-Your-Scottish-Ancestry-through-Church-and-State-Records-Paperback/p/16848 for just £11.99 plus p&p. Once published, an e-edition will be forthcoming shortly after.

This is the book that will provide context to many of the Scottish records we take for granted, from vital records and censuses to church registers, court records, and much, much more, the purpose of which is to explain their background, advise where to find them in our many archives (and online), to point out their many uses for family history research, and in some cases, offer some useful advice on the records you have already found which you may never have even dreamed was relevant! What do you need to find, have you found everything, and do you fully understand what you have located - and just as importantly, what you have not? Another fun one to have put together, and I hope you find it equally useful!

Following this, I can now announce that Tracing Your Scottish Family History on the Internet will be published in April 2020, and will neatly complement the previous book, with advice on how to plunder the internet for your Caledonian research, with sources both national and from county to county, and on a range of themes.

Having written three books in a year, I swore to myself that I would never do that again. 'Choose life' I said, move on to other things...

Yeah, that didn't work out!

I am delighted to say I have now been commisisoned to write three more books over the next year or so, the first of which is not geographically related, and on a very different subject entirely - but more on that down the line!

Chris

Order Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet (2nd ed) at https://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk/Tracing-Your-Irish-Family-History-on-the-Internet-Paperback/p/16483. My next Scotland 1750-1850: Beyond the OPRs course starts 4 November 2019 - see https://www.pharostutors.com/details.php?coursenumber=302. Further news published daily on The GENES Blog Facebook page, and on Twitter @genesblog.

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