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This review is from: Ancestral Trails: The Complete Guide to British Genealogy and Family History (Paperback)
This book is absolutely brilliant, and well worth every single penny. As an archivist, this book is invaluable for answering those awkward questions about obscure areas of research, and as a family historian this book covers everything you could ever need to know and more. It is highly recommended by all archivists and family historians I know who have a copy, and use it regularly.
It is well written, clearly laid out and easy to use - if you buy only one book on family history, make sure it is this one. Herber answers everything in a concise but astonishingly informative manner, provides excellent examples of the records in question, and information for accessing them, including addresses and websites. This book is FABULOUS!