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Simply the best!,
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This review is from: The family tree detective: A manual for tracing your ancestors in England and Wales (Family Tree Detective) (Paperback)
Over the years I have collected a number of books on Family History. I recently bought a used copy of the 1997 third edition of Rogers in my local charity shop. I was so impressed that I immediately ordered a copy of the 4th edition which in addition to updates has an additional twenty pages of text.
The credentials of the author are first class, but from opening the first page I could tell that this author "really knows his stuff." He supplies information in great detail - detail that previously was unknown to me despite reading many books on the topic.
Some reviewers say this is not a book for beginners. I am not sure about this, as I wish I had read this book initially, or at least had it available to dip into. Despite being stuffed full of information, the style is very readable. Without doubt this would be my desert island choice of all the books I have bought. There is an excellent index, thorough references section, and 140 odd pages on looking for parents,40 odd pages on looking for marriages and 50 odd pages on looking for deaths. If you are seriously interested in Family History you can buy no better book than this.