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There are literally hundreds of books of interest to family historians ranging from introductory beginner guides to highly specialised publications focusing on a particular aspect of genealogical research.

This section of the web site will be expanded in the future but in the interim there are three useful "where-to-find" type reference books worth mentioning.

  Atlas and Index of Parish Registers
  • Editor - Cecil Humphrey-Smith
  • Publisher - Phillimore
  • Price - £50 (last published 2002) - can normally be obtained from any bookstore
  • This invaluable publication details for each parish in England and Wales where the original parish registers are deposited (with the year range covered), if copies are held at the Society of Genealogists (with the year range copied) and if included within the International Genealogical Index (with the year range covered).
  Probate Jurisdictions: Where to Look for Wills
  • Author - J.S.W. Gibson
  • Publisher - Phillimore
  • Price - from £10 for used/new copies (published in 1974)
  • Searching for pre 1858 wills is fraught with difficulties and this book provides a detailed guide to this complex task
  Poll Books 1696-1872
  • Author - J.S.W. Gibson
  • Publisher - Genealogical Publishing Company
  • Limited availability
  • Details the location of surviving poll books for different counties
This page last updated: 1 February 2006