Tracing Your Liverpool Ancestors
by Mike Royden

According to Pen & Sword;

Tracing Your Liverpool Ancestors provides a fascinating insight into everyday life in the Liverpool area over the past four centuries. Mike Royden introduces readers to the wealth of material available on the city’s history and it’s people.

In a series of informative chapters he describes Liverpool’s history through shipping, manufacturing and trade from the original fishing village to the present cosmopolitan metropolis of today. In each chapter he provides the history of a subject including relevant case studies and any further research he has. He then tells the reader the best places to visit to find information for themselves.

The subjects that Mike covers in the chapters include the living conditions of people, including poverty and the labouring poor, health and the ravages of disease, the influence of religion and migration, education and the traumatic experience of war. He also shows how the lives of Liverpudlians changed over the centuries and how this is reflected in the records that have survived.

Tracing Your Liverpool Ancestors
by Mike Royden
Pen & Sword Books Ltd; 2nd ed. edition (7 April 2014)
Paperback: 272 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1473822351

Reviews

'Looking at how Poor Law, migration, education and the experience of war affected Liverpool, the book directs us as to how best to research our family there. It's a fascinating history in itself, but an invaluable handbook to anyone compiling a family tree whose roots are in Liverpool.'
Cheshire Life

'The definitive guide to Liverpool roots'.
Your Family Tree

'If you're looking for your first guide to tracing your Liverpool ancestors, or wondering whether it's worth replacing your well worn first edition, this book would be an excellent choice and represents good value for money.
Liverpool Historian

The second and extensively revised edition of a highly successful book - one of the best in the Pen & Sword series of subject-specific handbooks for family historians. It is illustrated with many real life examples, often from the Royden family archives, and is a model of its kind and thoroughly recommended.'
Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine

'This updated second edition of Tracing Your Liverpool Ancestors gives a fascinating insight into everyday life in the Liverpool area over the past four centuries. Mike Royden's highly readable guide introduces readers to the wealth of material available on the city's history and its people.

In a series of short, information-packed chapters he describes, in vivid detail, the rise of Liverpool through shipping, manufacturing and trade from the original fishing village to the cosmopolitan metropolis of the present day. Throughout he concentrates on the lives of the local people and on their experience as Liverpool developed around them.

He looks at their living conditions, at poverty and the labouring poor, at health and the ravages of disease, at the influence of religion and migration, at education and the traumatic experience of war. His book is a valuable tool for anyone researching the history of the city or the life of an individual ancestor.'
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