Easy Family History takes the stress out of family history research. It guides readers through the most important information sources for family historians in the UK including family documents, official records, archives and websites. From what to expect on a birth cert to how to use newspaper archives each chapter focuses on an area of research and takes you through the basics. This book focuses on UK records and archives. Fully updated, this new edition includes information on recently released archives such as the 1911 Census and recently digitised military records and archives that are now online. This book features screenshots of useful websites and images of sample archival documents throughout. Author David Annal draws on his expertise and experience as a professional family history researcher to help budding family historians to get started and keep their findings in order and in perspective.
Writing a family history does not have to be an overwhelming task. This book outlines a simple process that will aid your research and create pages of information that can be read and understood by all family members. Your research will become faster and more accurate and your family can enjoy the family history. Remember, our writing should go beyond finding documents and filling in charts. Hopefully, the methods discussed in this book will show the reader a simple format that will make this task much easier. You may be reluctant to write down these stories because you do not consider yourself a writer. Our ancestors were ordinary people. Why should we write about them? All of our immigrant ancestors contributed to America’s history and their stories should be saved for our grandchildren. Our family histories should give clues of their roles and this will help us understand our roots.
My new book includes the basic material from "Basic Genealogy" and additional new tips. Enjoy information on search tips, organization, an outline of steps to find where your European immigrants left, and the basics of using DNA testing in genealogy.
Researching your family tree is a fascinating project, but where do you begin? This easy-to-follow handbook, packed with tips and step-by-step instructions, explains how to search historical records, where to find online resources, and how your home computer can help in your search.
Written in the easy-to-understand Incredibly Easy style, this handy reference provides a basic understanding of normal anatomy and physiology of women and neonates as well as the adaptations they make during the stages of pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. Includes two four-page, full-color inserts illustrating difficult-to-understand clinical concepts.
Wouldn’t you love to know all about your family history? Who were your ancestors? Your family tree can tell you their names, where they lived and how they made their living, but wouldn’t you like to know more? Did you inherit any of their looks or personality traits? What were the experiences and events that shaped their lives? We can’t ask those who have already gone, but what if future generations of your family could discover the answers to these questions, and more, by listening to their ancestors telling their own stories? You can record conversations with your living relatives about their own unique life experiences and about your family history. When the fascinating patchwork of stories is stitched together, a living branch, with living ancestors, appears on your family tree. In Your Living Family Tree, author Mary-Jill Bellhouse offers an easy step-by-step guide to get you started recording your family history. This guide is full of practical techniques and tips on how to prepare for an interview, how to conduct the interview and what to do with the completed recordings. She includes questions – designed to elicit candid and relaxed responses from your interviewee –grouped into logical chronological sections: • Early family years and relatives • Childhood family home • Family life growing up • Primary and high school years • Further education • Adult life and career • Love and marriage • First home after marriage • Starting a family • Th e war years • Religion, travel, and other interests • Looking back and taking stock Everyone has a unique story to tell and your relatives have valuable information to share. Preserve their precious memories now and create a living branch on your family tree for future generations to treasure.
Planting Your Family Tree Online is designed to take you step-by-step through the process of creating a genealogy Web site. When people begin their genealogical adventure, they usually interview elderly members of the family and contact other family members. The next step is usually one of organization of the information collected. The third step is usually to share this information with other family members, traditionally by publishing research in a book. However, a family Web site has numerous advantages: It is interactive so others can contribute their stories and pictures. It will help you find long-lost relatives. It is an ideal way to preserve research for the entire family. It will break down the walls that have stumped you in your research. It recognizes that family research is an ongoing process, This book is written by Cyndi Howells, owner and webmaster of Cyndi's List, a Web site of more than 130,000 online genealogical resources. Cyndi points out, "This book is loaded with URLs to Web sites that will give you everything you need to create a beautiful family tree online." However, Web site URLs change daily and some may no longer work. She has created web pages as part of Cyndi's List that correspond to the features of the book so that the URLs will be kept up-to-date.
A simple, concise guide to genealogical research, this volume offers step-by-step instructions for those who wish to know more about their ancestors. Discusses locating records and enlisting the help of genealogical societies, organizing and storing research, developing charts and other documentation, and much more. Includes addresses for archives and suggestions for further reading.
If you have stories to share with your family, whether you have been researching a short time or a long time, this book will: * take you through the four stages of publishing projects * show you how publishing works * help you pick a project to publish * lead you through a research review to see what you have and what you still need to tell the stories in a compelling way * give you the skills to become a good storyteller * lead you through the process of editing * instruct you how to prepare your manuscript to look like it was professionally published and * help you spread the word that you have a book available Everything you need to write and publish your family history. Keywords: family history, genealogy, write a family history, write a genealogy, publish your family history, how to self-publish, book publishing, storytelling, book marketing, designing a book
This easy-to-use reference book draws on successful professional experience writing and publishing family histories to create a universal method for novices and seasoned genealogists alike. Demystifying the process of writing and publishing a family history, this book guides future authors beyond their research using 10 basic steps to help them shape the story, develop a narrative, and establish characters. It also aids in writing biographies, constructing chapters, editing text, utilizing technology, and, ultimately, explains how to publish and promote the finished product so that it reaches the widest number of readers possible.
HELPS YOU DEVELOP AND ASSESS PEDIGREES TO MAKE DIAGNOSES, EVALUATE RISK, AND COUNSEL PATIENTS The Second Edition of The Practical Guide to the Genetic Family History not only shows how to take a medical-family history and record a pedigree, but also explains why each bit of information gathered is important. It provides essential support in diagnosing conditions with a genetic component. Moreover, it aids in recommending genetic testing, referring patients for genetic counseling, determining patterns of inheritance, calculating risk of disease, making decisions for medical management and surveillance, and informing and educating patients. Based on the author's twenty-five years as a genetic counselor, the book also helps readers deal with the psychological, social, cultural, and ethical problems that arise in gathering a medical-family history and sharing findings with patients. Featuring a new Foreword by Arno Motulsky, widely recognized as the founder of medical genetics, and completely updated to reflect the most recent findings in genetic medicine, this Second Edition presents the latest information and methods for preparing and assessing a pedigree, including: Value and utility of a thorough medical-family history Directed questions to ask when developing a medical-family history for specific disease conditions Use of pedigrees to identify individuals with an increased susceptibility to cancer Verification of family medical information Special considerations when adoptions or gamete donors are involved Ethical issues that may arise in recording a pedigree Throughout the book, clinical examples based on hypothetical families illustrate key concepts, helping readers understand how real issues present themselves and how they can be resolved. This book will enable all healthcare providers, including physicians, nurses, medical social workers, and physician assistants, as well as genetic counselors, to take full advantage of the pedigree as a primary tool for making a genetic risk assessment and providing counseling for patients and their families.
A concise and highly illustrated guide to the clinical examination of the nervous system for medical students, rsidents and junior doctors. A concise and lucid explanation of how to examine the nervous system. Copiously illustrated with clear line diagrams and flow charts. Instructions are clear and systematic – what to do, what you will find, and what it means. Strengthening of recommendations on the order of sensory testing. Addition of Halmagyi's head thrust test. Updating of the cases in the section on passing clinical exams.
Translates into Spanish the questions commonly asked when examining the primary body systems, and provides educational phrases to teach patients about major clinical disorders, pain management, medications, and nutrition.