Anyone who has decided to research their family history should read this book. The time taken to read will be saved ten times over by the prevention of work down blind alleys and expensive mistakes. The book covers all aspects of family history but unlike some manuals is written in easy to understand language with very little jargon.
Sound information and help for the "first time" searcher. Author has a later book, perhaps with a little bit more guidance as he was the author of the TV Series "Who do you think you are", but as far as I'm concerned this is outstanding value for money and costs tens of pounds less especially when bought from Amazon.