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Family History: Cultures & Faiths - How Your Ancestors Lived & Worshipped by: Michael Gandy
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Family History Cultures and Faiths: How Your Ancestors Lived and Worshipped by: Michael Gandy
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Author: Michael Gandy
Binding: Soft Cover
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 278
Size: 4.5 x 6.25 in.

Product Code: SO-ING-2007-9781905615117-WH1

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Table of Contents


  • Denomination records
  • Movement motivated by religion
  • Catholic & Jacobite records
  • Huguenot records
  • Jewish records
  • South Asian cultures & faiths
  • Addresses & websites
  • Explore how the lives of your ancestors were shaped by traditions of cultures and faiths and how communities maintained and celebrated their beliefs.

    For centuries, the patterns of our ancestors lives were shaped by traditions of culture and faith, and they left a rich legacy of documents, registers and possessions. This wide-ranging guide shows how to use religious records of lifes milestones such as christening, confirmation, marriage and burial in family history research, drawing on material in the National Archives and elsewhere. It covers the diverse faiths of Britain Church of England, Catholic, Noncomformist, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu and others and suggests the best sources for each, from the earliest records to more recent times.

    Full of practical advice for all levels of experience, the book offers solutions for common problems and advice on how to find out more. It also explores how and where communities maintained their beliefs, from celebrations and festivals to religious buildings and schools.

    Abi Husainy, records specialist in South Asian history at The National Archives, contributes a chapter exploring the establishment of Hindu, Muslim and Sikh cultures and faiths in Britain since the 1830s, and points to numerous record sources in the UK and Asia.


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