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Code: ARA 38

The Record Interpreter

by Charles Trice Martin.

An essential book for all those who study English records and manuscripts. Giving not only abbreviations of Latin words used but abbreviations of French words used in those records.
Also included are listings of Latin forms of English christian names & surnames

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Code: ARA 79

How to Decipher and Study Old Documents

By E.E. Thoyts. Published in 1903.

A guide to help the historian recognise and interpret the format and palaeography used in early records. Covers the handwriting and characteristics used in parish registers, manorial records, deeds, monastic charters etc. Illustrated with some examples.
Also includes common abbreviations used.

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Code: ARA 122

Personal And Family Names

By Harry Alfred Long (Glasgow School Board)
Published in 1883.

An informative account of the origin and history of first names and surnames.
Includes chapters on - Personal Names, Biblical Names, Birth names, Names of Women, Local Names, Names Derived From Trades, Patronymics, etc.

Complete with a useful index.

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Code: ARA 123

The Slang Dictionary
Or
The Vulgar Words, Street Phrases, and ‘Fast’ Expressions of High and Low Society.

Published in 1865.

This fascinating book contains a comprehensive dictionary of slang words and phrases in use in mid-Victorian England, as well as a history of slang and cant.

There are also chapters on ‘Back Slang’ – the secret language of London costermongers, and also ‘Cockney Rhyming Slang’, with glossaries of words and phrases used.
Very useful reference guide for genealogy, social history and linguistics.

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Code: ARA 124

A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words -
Volumes I & II

With obsolete phrases, proverbs and ancient customs - from the 14th century to the 19th century.
By James Orchard Halliwell, Esq., F.R.S. Published in 1878.

This fascinating two-volume work contains a comprehensive dictionary of old and unusual regional words and phrases used across England, from medieval to Victorian times. Over 50,000 entries are included.
Also contains an interesting chapter on English provincial dialects.
Very useful reference guide for genealogy, social history and linguistics.

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Code: ARA 279

The International Genealogical Directory.
Second Edition.

Edited by Chas. A. Bernau. Published in 1909.

This is a directory of research interests submitted by genealogists from Great Britain, Ireland, America, Germany and other countries. It could prove useful to today's researchers in providing links to family lines. Also includes an index to special lines of research and an index of surnames.

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Code: ARA 283

References to English Surnames in 1601.

By F.K. & S. Hitching.
Published in 1910.

An index giving about 19,650 references to surnames contained in the printed parish registers of 778 English parishes during the first year of the 17th century.

A useful reference guide for family historians.

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Code: ARA 290

Ancient Handwritings.

An Introductory Manual for Intending Students of Palaeography and Diplomatic.
By William Saunders. Published in 1909.

An informative guide to reading old handwriting. Useful for genealogy and history.

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Code: ARA 314

Records and Record Searching.
A Guide to the Genealogist and Topographer.

By Walter Rye.
Published in 1897.

An extremely useful book that enables the researcher to discover what records are available to help their research.
Perhaps one of the most important guides to research records produced.

Useful for family history and local history.

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Code: ARA 327

Haydn's Dictionary of Dates.
Relating to all Ages and Nations.

By B. Vincent.
Published in 1892.

Twentieth edition
Containing the history of the world to the autumn of 1892.
Encompasses a wide variety of topics and events which include a useful timeline of Scottish history from 843 to 1892 plus the Kings of Scotland from 357 to 1567
A useful book for those who wish to add a timeline of events to their family tree

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Code: ARA 331

Wright's Court-Hand Restored
or, the Student's Assistant in reading Old Deeds, Charters, Records, etc.

Tenth Edition published in 1912.

Neatly engraved on twenty three copper plates, describing the Old Law Hands, with their Contradictions and Abbreviations.
With an appendix containing the ancient names of places in Great Britain and Ireland ;
An alphabetical table of ancient surnames ; and a glossography of latin words found in the works of the most eminent lawyers and other ancient writings.
A work not only useful to remind the learned, but absolutely necessary for the young students, and others, who have occasion to consult old charters, deeds, or records.

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Code: ARA 375

The Genealogist's Pocket Library

Published between 1908 & 1910

A series of eight titles published by Chas A. Bernau.

1: Some Special Studies in Genealogy -
I. American Emigrants (How to trace their English ancestry).
II. The Quaker Records.
III. The Genealogy of the Submerged.

2: Chancery Proceedings -
I. What they are, and where they are.
II. What they contain.
III. Means of reference.

3: Royal Descents : Scottish Records -
I. How to trace a descent from royalty.
II. The Scottish Records.

4: The Churchyard Scribe -
I On recording inscriptions in a churchyard or burial ground.
II. Hints on reading apprently illegible inscriptions.
III. Typical and authentic examples.

5: Quarter Sessions and Seize Quartiers, etc. -
I. From the records of Quarter Sessions.
II. Seize Quartiers and Ascending Pedigrees.
III. The Records of Patented Inventions.

6: The Genealogist's Legal Dictionary

7: The Parish Register -
I. Marriages, Weddings, Matrimoniae, Nuptiae, etc.
II. Baptsims, Baptismata, Baptizata, Renata, Chrystenings, etc.
III. Burials, Sepulta, Funera, Exequiae, Interments, etc.
IV. Baptismal Names.

8: Records of Naval Men -
I. Secretary : In and Out Letters.
II. Secretary : Miscellaneous.
III. Secretary : Returns of Officers' etc.
IV. Naval Board
V. Accountant General
VI. Greenwich Hospital
VII. Marine Office

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Code: ARA 442

Parish Registers in England

Their history and contents.
With suggestions for securing their better custody and preservation
Attempted by R.E. Chester Waters
Published in 1883.

Chester Waters attempt at an exhaustive history of parish registers in England.
This book being his revision and expansion of an essay written twelve years previously.
It covers, with examples, the wide range of topics covered in parish registers. Including the civil war period and the recovery of registers after the reformation. Puritan names, burying in woollen, marriage of a woman in her smock, witchcraft, great frosts, epidemics Scottish & Irish registration etc. etc.

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Code: ARA 464

How to Write the History of a Family

A Guide for the Genealogist
By W.P.W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.I.
Published in 1887.

This classic guide to genealogy contains useful information to help research and write a family history.
Much of the advice is as relevant now as when the book was first written.

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Code: ARA 517

List of Parish Registers & Other Works

By F.A. Crisp.
Published in 1908.

This book contains listings of names which appear in the various transcriptions carried out by F.A. Crisp.

They include parish registers from 15 different counties;

Berkshire - Catholic Registers of Ufton Court and Woolhampton.

Buckinghamshire - Catholic Registers of Weston-Underwood.

Denighshire - Registers of Kegidog, alias St. George, near Abergele.

Essex -
Registers of Beaumont.
Registers of Bobbingworth.
Registers of St Leonard's, Colchester.
Registers of Fyfield.
Registers of Greensted, near Ongar.
Registers of Lambourne.
Registers of Moreton.
Registers of Moze.
Registers of Ongar.
Registers of Stapleford Tawney.
Registers of Stifford.
Sepulchral Memorials of Bobbingworth.

Gloucestershire -
Registers of Berkley.
Registers of Kemsford.
Registers of Marshfield.

Hereford - Registers of Fownhope.

Kent -
Registers of Birchington.
Registers of the French Church at Dover.

Leicestershire - Registers of Newton-Linford.

Lincolnshire -
Registers of Irby-upon-Humber.
Registers of Stubton.

Middlesex -
Registers of Staines.
Monumental Inscriptions in the Church and Churchyard of St. Olave's, Jewry.

Somersetshire Wills (6 volumes).

Suffolk -
Registers of Brundish.
Registers of Carlton.
Registers of Chillesford.
Registers of Culpho.
Registers of Elloh.
Registers of Frostenden.
Registers of St. Peter's, Ipswich.
Registers of Kelsale.
Registers of Lowestoft.
Registers of Pakenham.
Registers of Tannington.
Monumental Inscriptions in the Church and Churchyard of Ellough.
Calendar of Wiils at Ipswich, 1444-1600.
"Liber Admissionum", Seckord Grammar School at Woodbridge, 1662-1865
Marriage Licence Bonds in the Suffolk Archdeaconry register at Ipswich, 1663-1750.
Marriage Licences from the Official Note Books of the Archdeaconry of Suffolk, deposited at the Ipswich Probate Court.

Surrey - Catholic Registers of Woburn-Lodge and Weybridge.

Warwickshire - Baptisms in the Private Chapel of Sir William Sheldon of Weston in the parish of Long Compton, 1763-84.

Worcestershire -
Registers of Cropthorne
Catholic Registers of the City of Worcester.

Visitation of England & Wales.
Notes to the Visitation of England & Wales.
Visitation of Ireland.

A section listing the names etc. found in the four volumes of the "Family of Crispe".

The final section entitled Fragmenta Genealogica volumes 1-12, includes lists of names from bibles, grants of arms, letters, marriages licences, marriage settlements and various other sources

Useful for local and family history research.

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Code: ARA 535

Manual for the Genealogist, Topographer and Antiquary.

By R. Sims.
Published in 1888.

Perhaps one of the most informative books for the genealogist and local historian, who wishes to research back past the 19th century.
The Manual for the Genealogist, Topographer and Antiquary describes and list the huge variety of records available for research.
From commonly used records such as Parish Registers, Wills and School Records to Monastic, Chancery, Heraldic, Scutage Rolls, Records of Clergymen etc., etc. Describing each type of record as it comes to them.

A "must have" for the serious local and family history researcher.

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Code: ARA 607

How to Write a History of a Parish: An outline guide to topographical records, manuscripts.

By J. Charles Cox, LL.D., F.S.A.
Published in 1895.

An excellent and informative book for the genealogist and local historian.

This book lists a good variety of records available for research including many of interest to the family historian.
Chapters include
Etymology and Maps; Prehistoric Remains; Anglo-Saxon Remains; The Norseman and the Dane; History of the Manor; Civil or Domestic Architecture; Personal History; Parochial Records; History of the Church; Religious Houses and finally General Topics followed by an eight page index.
Recommended for the serious local and family history researcher.

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Code: ARA 610

A Digest of the Parish Registers within the Diocese of Worcester Previous to 1812, together with a Table of the Bishops' Transcripts now in existence in Edgar Tower, Worcester, previous to 1700.

Prepared and issued by the Committee of Parish Registers, under the authority of the Worcester Diocesan Conference.
Published in 1899.

In 1896 the Diocesan Conference suggested that a survey be made of the number and condition of Registers within the Diocese.
This book contains the result of this survey. It also comapres the numbers of registers with the results of similar survies in 1812 and as a result of the 1831 census. This unfortunately shows some registers have been destroyed or damaged in the intervening periods.
It also gives an idea of the condition of the various registers stiil extant.

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