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Anthony Adolph's Books

Feb.06.2013
  Do you believe you are descended from the aristocracy, or even from royalty?  Or do you have a line of descent from a blue-blooded family, but want to know more? How far back do noble and royal lines go? How do coats of arms work, and how can heraldic records tell you more? How can genetics help you find your aristocratic origins? In "Tracing Your Aristocratic...
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Oct.24.2012
Henry Jermyn (1605-1684) was a young Stuart courtier who, largely due to his skill in speaking French, became the confidant and life-long friend of Henrietta Maria de Bourbon, the beautiful wife of Charles I. Their closeness is widely attested by writers of the time, and some went so far as to assert he was the real father of Charles II. There is some evidence to suggest they may...
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Jul.07.2009
A Comprehensive guidance on the wealth of governmental, religious and more obscure records available to the family history sleuth. The book was updated in Autumn 2008. - Useful advice on how to expand and reinvigorate a search when the trail runs cold. - Tips on using the Internet as both a starting point and a supplement to more traditional searches. - Unique help on finding...
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May.01.2009
Written by Anthony Adolph (pictured, below) This book was written for children aged from eight to 12, though with the hope that it will make an interesting introduction to genealogy for children of all ages, from eight to more like 100. PART ONE: PLANTING THE FAMILY TREE What Granny remembers: oral history The book starts by explaining how the roots of genealogy lie in oral...
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Feb.20.2009
The all-in-one guide to tracing Irish ancestry. A total of 36 million Americans claim Irish ancestry -- more than 10% of the total population and almost nine times the population of Ireland itself. Thousands of Americans travel there in search of their family roots. Tracing Your Irish Family History is an exceptionally useful resource for these data-hungry explorers. In...
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Jan.11.2008
This book has been written to mark the 250th anniversary in 2009 of the birth of Robert Burns, the Ploughman Poet, whose words captured the spirit of the Scottish nation. His anniversary year has been declared Scotland’s Homecoming Year. Homecoming Year’s organizers aim to encourage Scots all over the world to come back to visit, and, presumably, to assure them of a homely welcome...
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Jan.01.2007
"Highly Recommended", My History (www.my-history.co.uk), 2007, 2008 and 2009. Collins’ Need to Know series comprises short versions of its larger, successful reference works. Simply producing a shortened version of my Tracing Your Family History, however, seemed like a missed opportunity. Instead, I siezed the chance to explore two ideas I have had for a long time....