New Cousins, How to Trace Living Descendants of your Ancestors

Karen Bali, The Family History Partnership, 2009, A5, 31pp, ISBN9781906280192

There is so much information packed into this booklet that it's difficult to know where to start. The author talks about using the General Register Office (GRO), census returns, probate records, electoral registers, directories, local newspapers and, last but not least, the internet, family history societies and professional help. Scattered throughout the text are websites. Further sections suggest how to find contacts and exchange information when you meet, as well as DNA testing to establish family connections. A relationship chart is included showing how many times a grandmother or cousin is directly related or times "removed". This useful publication contains much that is relevant to the basic sources useful for beginners and others researching their family history both backwards and forwards.

Jean Debney

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