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Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

Paperback|Oct 2000
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With the increasing interest in family history, this portable and authoritative dictionary provides both amateur and professional local history and family historians with quick answers to questions of terminology that may arise in the course of research. For instance*;* what...


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With the increasing interest in family history, this portable and authoritative dictionary provides both amateur and professional local history and family historians with quick answers to questions of terminology that may arise in the course of research. For instance*;* what does boon work mean? * what is pontage? * who were the Premonstratensians? * what is outfangtheof, escheat, and berewick? * who were the Inghamites? * what are Quo Warranto enquiries? * who lived in a prodigy house? * how could you be half-baptized? * what would you find in the Register of Sasines?;Over 1,500 clear and concise entries cover*;* legal and other specialist terms, from amercement to yardland * types of documentation * sources of information * social and religious groups * institutions and organizations * historical and political events * official functions and occupations * authors and scholars;Designed to be taken to libraries and record offices, or kept on the desk at home for quick reference, The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History also contains a guide to family history records, lists of regnal years, saints' days, weights and measures, further reading, and a complete location guide to all national and local record offices in the UK.;This book is intended for the general reader interested in the growing subject areas of family and local history; students of social, family, local history; amateur researchers in the field.
-Publisher

With the increasing interest in family history, this portable andauthoritative dictionary provides both amateur and professional local historyand family historians with quick answers to questions of terminology that mayarise in the course of research. For instance:* what does boon work mean?* what is pontage?* who were the Promonstratensians?* what is outfangtheof, escheat, and berewick?* who were the Inghamites?* what are Quo Warranto enquiries?* who lived in a prodigy house?* how could you be half-baptized?* what would you find in the Register of Sasines?Over 1,500 clear and concise entries cover:* legal and other specialist terms, from amercement to yardland* types of documentation* sources if information* social and religious groups* institutions and organizations* historical and political events* official functions and occupations* authors and scholarsDesigned to be taken to libraries and record offices, or kept on the desk athome for quick reference, The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History alsocontains a guide to family history records, lists of regional years, saintsdays, weights and measures, further reading, and a complete location guide toall national and local record offices in the UK.
-Publisher

With the increasing interest in family history, this dictionary provides both amateur and professional local and family historians with answers to questions they may have about terminology such as boon work, pontage and prodigy houses.
-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 155822
  • Product Code 0198600801
  • EAN 9780198600800
  • Pages 304
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date Oct 2000
  • Dimensions 190 x 120mm
  • Weight 0.245kg

David Hey

DAVID HEYis Emeritus Professor of Local and Family History at the University of Sheffield. His previous books include How Our Ancestors Lived, The Oxford Guide to Family History, The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History and Family Names and Family History. He is President of the British Agricultural History Society and Chairman of the Local Population Studies Society.

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