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Tracing Your Liverpool Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians (Family History) [Kindle Edition]

Mike Royden
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Book Description

Tracing Your Liverpool Ancestors' gives a fascinating insight into everyday life in the Liverpool area over the past four centuries. Aimed primarily at the family and social historian, Mike Royden's highly readable guide introduces readers to the wealth of material available on the city’s history and its people. In a series of short, information-packed chapters he describes, in vivid detail, the rise of Liverpool through shipping, manufacturing and trade from the original fishing village to the cosmopolitan metropolis of the present day. Throughout he concentrates on the lives of the local people – on their experience as Liverpool developed around them. He looks at their living conditions, at poverty and the laboring poor, at health and the ravages of disease, at the influence of religion and migration, at education and the traumatic experience of war. He shows how the lives of Liverpudlians changed over the centuries and how this is reflected in the records that have survived. His useful book is a valuable tool for anyone researching the history of the city or the life of an individual ancestor.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1988 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword (30 Aug. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0094JTP40
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #386,919 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Mike Royden has been a teacher and lecturer for over 25 years. He has taught History, Politics and Information Technology since 1992 in the Wirral. He also lectures in Local History on Adult Education courses run by the University of Liverpool Centre for Continuing Education. He has researched and written about various aspects of local history for over 35 years. His publications include 'Tracing Your Liverpool Ancestors', 'Pioneers and Perseverance: A History of the Royal School for the Blind Liverpool 1791-1991', 'A History of Liverpool Maternity Hospital & the Women's Hospital', and 'Mill Road: the People's Hospital'. Mike has also had numerous articles published in history journals and magazines. He has designed and maintains several history websites, including the popular 'Mike Royden's Local History Pages', and is often approached to appear on History TV programmes such as BBC's Heir Hunters and Who Do You Think You Are?, plus radio, such as Making History on Radio 4. Mike has also researched extensively into the history of the First World War and has led tours on the Battlefields of France and Flanders. He has two sons, Lewis, a photographer, and Liam, lead singer, guitarist and songwriter for the well known Liverpool band Tiro Lark.

Please visit Mike's website for much more information, articles, reviews, and free downloads.

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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
If you have family connections with Liverpool this is the book for you. You can read it cover to cover or just dip into it (good index) to find the subject area you are interested in. Chapters on every feature of Liverpool life and an appendix crammed full of good sources.

Bang up to date with lots of useful web sites as well as postal addresses for sources. It will remain on my bookshelf.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pocket size and packed with information 23 Sept. 2012
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A book which is extremely informative and also easy to read, divided into two sections entitled 'Work and Economy' and 'Society'. Each sub section is sub divided into chapters covering subjects such as the 'Rise of the Port' and 'Religion and Migration'. Five appendices give further information on how to research and the location of archives. There is also a good index.

This is an A5 sized book with good quality printed pages carrying a few illustrations or photographs. The real joy of this book is that it is packed with information at the end of each sub section and in the appendices but in a format which is easy to take to an archive for reference. This book is a perfect complement to the title 'Liverpool 1660-1750' Liverpool 1660-1750: People, Prosperity and Power
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have for researchers 12 Nov. 2013
By Elaine
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This is a superb tool if you are researching your Liverpool ancestry. Without it I would never have got to where I am so quickly.
It has proved invalueable. It's also a terrific history book!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book 29 May 2013
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If you are doing your family tree of Liverpool Ancestor's this gives some great hints and tips for both novice and advanced researchers.
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