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The Local Historians Encyclopedia [Illustrated] [Hardcover]

John Richardson
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1 Dec 2003
Described by the BBC as 'Probably the most useful book for the working local historian ever published', this is the third edition of this popular research tool. Divided into themes from Archaeology to Utilities, the researcher will find the accurate meanings of archaic terms or the legislation which made a difference to local lives. It deals, amongst many other things, with old land measurements, ancient tenures, formation dates of railways, gas companies and colleges. it includes taxes. regnal years, a perpetual calendar and genealogy.

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  • Hardcover: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Historical Publications Ltd; 3rd Revised edition edition (1 Dec 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0948667834
  • ISBN-13: 978-0948667831
  • Product Dimensions: 2.8 x 16.7 x 24.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 353,602 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Source Book 8 Nov 2011
An excellent source book; all of those strange words and phrases explained. Organised by subject chapters it makes for a fascinating browse, as well as being a serious research tool. Also consider it a great christmas present - an ideal book to cure "cabin fever"!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must for genealogist research 2 April 2014
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I should have had this publication long before now. I have been researching my family line for 15 years. The terms used in centuries before 1900's can be difficult to understand and apply to the work. This book has been a tremendous help.
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