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The Century Cyclopedia of Names The Century Cyclopedia of Names
Product No. CA0068

While the Century Company was compiling its Dictionary in the late 1800's it decided to draw all the proper name references it found into a separate appendix to be included in the last of the dictionary's eight volumes. When they completed the dictionary they found that the appendix of names was so large it justified a complete volume of its own. Consequently the first edition of the Cyclopedia of Names, for the single year of 1894, was published as a stand alone book. This is the edition of the book which has been reproduced here.

We are told there are over 25,000 name entries and from its weight alone that's easy to believe! Measuring 34 cm high by 25 cm wide and its 1085 pages making it over 6 cm thick, it is certainly one of our largest and heaviest books.

The names in the book are from all sources, all countries as well as from both fact and fiction although being an American publisher there may be some bias. Each entry provides a pronunciation guide and an etymology giving either: the earliest recognized use or, the life facts if it is a person. This will be an invaluable source of personal chronology if you were researching one of the characters cited.

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English Surnames English Surnames
Product No. GB1373

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Written by Mark Antony Lower and published in 1843 this book contains essays on historical origins and meanings of English surnames.

A SUPERB BOOK - ONE TO IMPRESS YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS WITH THE MEANINGS AND ORIGINS OF THEIR NAMES.

Sections of the book include: History of English Surnames; Surnames derived from place names; from occupations and pursuits; from diginities, civil & ecclesiastical; from personal and mental qualities; surnames derived from Christian names; from natural objects and signs of houses; from social relations, and periods of age, time, etc.; surnames of contempt; (did you know that Gubbins was from the refuse parts of a fish?); surnames from virtues and abstract ideas; foreign names naturalised in England (and the USA) and the corruptions to which such names have been exposed; how surnames change; and historically based surnames.

ABSOLUTELY FASCINATING !

Also included is a list of Latinized names and the Roll of Battel Abbey. This is a list of the names of those supposed to have fought for William the Conqueror at The Battle of Hastings. This Roll comprises the three lists compiled by Leland, Holinshed and John Foxes.

As you can see from the photo, this old and rare book arrived with us in a pretty sad state with no covers. (But the pages were thankfully all intact). This is one that we shall have rebound before donating it to a deserving library or museum. Money from the sales of the CDs will enable that to happen.

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The Genealogists Pocket Library The Genealogists Pocket Library
Product No. ARA0375

The Genealogist's Pocket Library. Published between 1908 & 1910. A series of eight titles published by Chas A. Bernau.

1: Some Special Studies in Genealogy -
I. American Emigrants (How to trace their English ancestry).
II. The Quaker Records.
III. The Genealogy of the Submerged.

2: Chancery Proceedings -
I. What they are, and where they are.
II. What they contain. III. Means of reference.

3: Royal Descents : Scottish Records -
I. How to trace a descent from royalty.
II. The Scottish Records.

4: The Churchyard Scribe -
I On recording inscriptions in a churchyard or burial ground.
II. Hints on reading apparently illegible inscriptions.
III. Typical and authentic examples.

5: Quarter Sessions and Seize Quartiers, etc. -
I. From the records of Quarter Sessions.
II. Seize Quartiers and Ascending Pedigrees.
III. The Records of Patented Inventions.

6: The Genealogist's Legal Dictionary

7: The Parish Register -
I. Marriages, Weddings, Matrimoniae, Nuptiae, etc.
II. Baptsims, Baptismata, Baptizata, Renata, Chrystenings, etc.
III. Burials, Sepulta, Funera, Exequiae, Interments, etc.
IV. Baptismal Names.

8: Records of Naval Men -
I. Secretary : In and Out Letters.
II. Secretary : Miscellaneous.
III. Secretary : Returns of Officers' etc.
IV. Naval Board
V. Accountant General
VI. Greenwich Hospital
VII. Marine Office

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A book of 189 Calendars for AD 1752 to 1940 inc. A book of 189 Calendars for AD 1752 to 1940 inc.
Product No. CA0055

This is a book every genealogist needs, and its priced right price too!

The book's Introduction explains why, and how, the change from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar was made in England in 1752 when, at the same time, the start of the year was moved from the 25 March to the 1 January. The first of the calendars shown in the book is for the year 1752 where it can be seen that in September, Wednesday 2nd is immediately followed by Thursday 14th.

To round out this little gem of a book the author, a well known figure in Montreal and member of a leading family of Montreal lawyers, included a listing of the Officers of the Canadian governments and what he terms a Chronology of Business. Today we'd call these business biographies and they will provide valuable information to anyone researching an ancestor who operated one of these businesses. There are many advertisements for Canadian business including, of course, many firms of lawyers.

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How to Write the History of a Family - W P W Phillimore How to Write the History of a Family - W P W Phillimore
Product No. GB0087

Published in 1887. Two books on 1 CD.

W. P. W. Phillimore was the great authority on family history, and author and publisher of the Phillimore's Parish Registers series.

An excellent account of how to undertake your family history research, types of records and where they can be found. It covers many of the more unusual sources, which can still be found at county record offices and the Public Record Office in London.

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Simm's Manual for the Topographer and Genealogist - 1856 Simm's Manual for the Topographer and Genealogist - 1856
Product No. GB0381

A superb resource and reference book for the family historian.

This book details just about all of the sources where you can glean information for your genealogy studies. Many of them are greatly neglected by the average family historian - because they don't know that those records and resources even exist. With this book, you can know.

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The Genealogists Guide - Marshall 1903 The Genealogists Guide - Marshall 1903
Product No. GB0461

Marshall 1903

A comprehensive study of genealogy resources.

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How to Write the History of a Parish - Cox 1895 How to Write the History of a Parish - Cox 1895
Product No. GB0540

An Outline Guide to Topographical Records, Manuscripts and Books by J Charles Cox. 4th edition much enlarged and rewritten. Published in London by Bemrose & Sons Ltd. in 1895. 12.5 cm x 19.5 cm. Prefaces to 1st and 4th edition. Table of Contents: Etymology and Maps, Prehistoric Remains, Anglo-Saxon Remains, The Norseman and the Dane, History of the Manor, Civil or Domestic Architecture, Personal History, Parochial Records, History of the Church, Religious Houses and General Topics.

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Genealogy and Surnames - William Anderson 1865 Genealogy and Surnames - William Anderson 1865
Product No. GB0955

An excellent text book which is a useful study in the use and origins of surnames. Essential reading for any serious genealogist.

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An Introduction to Heraldry - Hugh Clark 1829 An Introduction to Heraldry - Hugh Clark 1829
Product No. GB1063

An excellent and informative introduction to the fascinating subject of heraldry.

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A Genealogical Guide A Genealogical Guide
Product No. GB8093

Written by J. B. Whitmore and published in four volumes by The Harleian Society.

This was originally intended to be a supplement to Dr Marshall's 1903 book of the same name, but grew into a major revision of the earlier work which documents sources of pedigrees published in books, biographies, topographical works and many other sources.

It should be noted that this book does NOT contain those pedigrees but it is invaluable as a finding aid.

Kindly loaned to the Project by The Harleian Society.

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Merchant's Marks Merchant's Marks
Product No. GB8094

Merchants used 'marks' from at least as early as the thirteenth century and continued to use them for the next four or five hundred years.

In medieval times the risk of piracy or shipwreck was ever-present and it became customary for merchants to divide consignments of goods between several vessels, rather than risk a full cargo in one ship. For this reason adequate marking of goods was essential to avoid confusion and a mark on a bale established legal evidence as to ownership.

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A Catalogue of The Earl Marshal's Papers at Arundel Castle A Catalogue of The Earl Marshal's Papers at Arundel Castle
Product No. GB8095

Compiled from the archives at Arundel castle this includes dated and undated civil cases referred to the Earl Marshall, records of correspondence with the College of Arms and much more.

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Index of Persons Named in Early Chancery Proceedings 1385-1467 Index of Persons Named in Early Chancery Proceedings 1385-1467
Product No. GB8096

An index of people named in Chancery Proceedings documents held by the Public Record Office. Published in two volumes by The Harleian Society who kindly loaned them to the Project for scanning.

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The Art of Heraldry The Art of Heraldry
Product No. GB1390

Published in 1770

This wonderful old book describes the coats of arms of many people AND has chapters on all of the parts of coats of arms and their meanings.

Includes name index

A superb reference book on the subject

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The Record Interpreter The Record Interpreter
Product No. ARA0038

by Charles Trice Martin.

An essential book for all those who study English records and manuscripts. Giving not only abbreviations of Latin words used but abbreviations of French words used in those records. Also included are listings of Latin forms of English Christian names and surnames.

A digital version of the original book, in PDF format. Viewable on any computer using Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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How to Decipher and Study Old Documents How to Decipher and Study Old Documents
Product No. ARA0079

By E.E. Thoyts. Published in 1903. A guide to help the historian recognise and interpret the format and palaeography used in early records. Covers the handwriting and characteristics used in parish registers, manorial records, deeds, monastic charters etc. Illustrated with some examples. Also includes common abbreviations used.

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Personal and Family Names Personal and Family Names
Product No. ARA0122

By Harry Alfred Long (Glasgow School Board)
Published in 1883.

An informative account of the origin and history of first names and surnames.

Includes chapters on - Personal Names, Biblical Names, Birth names, Names of Women, Local Names, Names Derived From Trades, Patronymics, etc.

Complete with a useful index.

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The Slang Dictionary The Slang Dictionary
Product No. ARA0123

Or The Vulgar Words, Street Phrases, and 'Fast' Expressions of High and Low Society

This fascinating book contains a comprehensive dictionary of slang words and phrases in use in mid-Victorian England, as well as a history of slang and cant.

There are also chapters on 'Back Slang' - the secret language of London costermongers, and also 'Cockney Rhyming Slang', with glossaries of words and phrases used.

Very useful reference guide for genealogy, social history and linguistics. Published in 1865.

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Haliwells Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words Haliwells Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words
Product No. ARA0124

With obsolete phrases, proverbs and ancient customs - from the 14th century to the 19th century.

This fascinating two-volume work contains a comprehensive dictionary of old and unusual regional words and phrases used across England, from medieval to Victorian times. Over 50,000 entries are included.

Also contains an interesting chapter on English provincial dialects. By James Orchard Halliwell, Esq., F.R.S. Published in 1878.

Very useful reference guide for genealogy, social history and linguistics.

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The Complete Guide to Heraldry The Complete Guide to Heraldry
Product No. ARA0174

Arthur Charles Fox-Davies' classic work of heraldry, covering a vast range of knowledge. In-depth analysis of the history behind charges used in heraldry, explaining many famous devices in heraldry and dispelling many common heraldic myths.

Illustrated by nine plates in colour and nearly 800 other designs, mainly from drawings by Graham Johnston, Herald Painter to the Lyon Court. This book will of help to historians and genealogists.

By Arthur Charles Fox-Davies. Published 1909.

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Books & Bookmen Books & Bookmen
Product No. ARA0229

By Andrew Lang
Published in 1887

A collection of essays about books and the people who collect them.

The chapter about parish registers caused this book to be withdrawn and re-published with the offending chapter removed.

This CD contains the first edition which includes that most interesting chapter about parish registers.

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International Genealogical Directory 1909 International Genealogical Directory 1909
Product No. ARA0279

The International Genealogical Directory.
Second Edition.
Edited by Chas. A. Bernau. Published in 1909.
This is a directory of research interests submitted by genealogists from Great Britain, Ireland, America, Germany and other countries. It could prove useful to today's researchers in providing links to family lines. Also includes an index to special lines of research and an index of surnames.
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References to English Surnames in 1601 References to English Surnames in 1601
Product No. ARA0283

References to English Surnames in 1601. By F.K. & S. Hitching. Published in 1910. An index giving about 19,650 references to surnames contained in the printed parish registers of 778 English parishes during the first year of the 17th century. A useful reference guide for family historians. Machine Searchable. A digital version of the original book, in PDF format. Viewable on any computer using Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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Ancient Handwritings Ancient Handwritings
Product No. ARA0290

Ancient Handwritings. An Introductory Manual for Intending Students of Palaeography and Diplomatic. By William Saunders. Published in 1909. An informative guide to reading old handwriting. Useful for genealogy and history.
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Whitaker's Titled Persons 1898 Whitaker's Titled Persons 1898
Product No. ARA0299

Whitaker's Directory of Titled Persons for the Year 1898. Containing - An extended list of the Royal Family, The Peerage with Titled Issue, Dowager Ladies, Baronets, Knights and Companions, Privy Councillors, Home and Colonial Bishops. With a comprehensive introduction and an Index to County Seats and Residences. Useful reference guide for genealogy.
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Heraldry Ancient and Modern Heraldry Ancient and Modern
Product No. ARA0300

Heraldry Ancient & Modern including Boutell's Heraldry. Edited and revised, with additions by S.T. Aveling. Published in 1892. An excellent in depth beginner_s guide to heraldry with 488 illustrations and a 106 page glossary of heraldic terms.
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Records and Record Searching Records and Record Searching
Product No. ARA0314

Records and Record Searching. A Guide to the Genealogist and Topographer. By Walter Rye. Published in 1897. An extremely useful book that enables the researcher to discover what records are available to help their research. Perhaps one of the most important guides to research records produced. Useful for family history and local history.
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Haydn's Dictionary of Dates Haydn's Dictionary of Dates
Product No. ARA0327

Haydn's Dictionary of Dates. Relating to all Ages and Nations. By B. Vincent. Published in 1892. Twentieth edition. Containing the history of the world to the autumn of 1892. Encompasses a wide variety of topics and events which include a useful timeline of Scottish history from 843 to 1892 plus the Kings of Scotland from 357 to 1567. A useful book for those who wish to add a timeline of events to their family tree.
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Wright's Court Hand Restored Wright's Court Hand Restored
Product No. ARA0331

Wright's Court-Hand Restored. or, the Student's Assistant in reading Old Deeds, Charters, Records, etc. Tenth Edition published in 1912. Neatly engraved on twenty three copper plates, describing the Old Law Hands, with their Contradictions and Abbreviations. With an appendix containing the ancient names of places in Great Britain and Ireland ; An alphabetical table of ancient surnames ; and a glossography of latin words found in the works of the most eminent lawyers and other ancient writings. A work not only useful to remind the learned, but absolutely necessary for the young students, and others, who have occasion to consult old charters, deeds, or records.
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A Collection of Coats of Arms Borne by the Nobility and Gentry of the County of Glocester, 1792 A Collection of Coats of Arms Borne by the Nobility and Gentry of the County of Glocester, 1792
Product No. IE5121

Published and sold in 1792 by J Good A Collection of Coats of Arms Borne by the Nobility and Gentry of the County of Glocester is a unique publication. Arranged into three different divisions it combines some earlier published works with the Arms of those who wishes to be included in this new publication. The first division is based on the Coats of Arms that were prefixed in Robert Atkins's History published in 1712. The second division is compiled from Mr. Rudder's 1779 publication New History of Glocestershire. The third division is compiled from those who wanted to be included in this publication. Though the writer does point out that he could not include Coats of Arms which were not duly certified as this would be interfering with the "just and ancient established rights" of the College of Arms.

While the author mentions that no attempt will be made by him to discuss at length the subject of Heraldry, he does include a list of the knights of the county who served in the army of King Henry III. The list is given in its original French format. This is followed by a discussion of the elements that can go in to making a Coat of Arms and what they stand for, as well as several other parts that can only be described as a discussion on the subject of Heraldry.

Then follows 62 pages of images of the actual Coats of Arms arranged alphabetically, with several late additions at the end. The publication is then completed by a listing of the subscribers.

For anyone with an interest in the Heraldry and Coats of Arms of the county of Gloucestershire this is an invaluable publication.

We would like to thank John Adey of Family History Research Limited for making this book available to the Project. 

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Heraldry in Brief Heraldry in Brief
Product No. CAG103

Despite the original purpose of heraldry being long obsolete we are still fascinated by these colorful and impressive displays of the importance and - frequently - the origins of the families who can find evidence of their ancestors right to bear them. This article provides a concise description of the parts and devices which go to make up a Coat of Arms, or Achievement as it is properly called.

This article explains these various parts and their variants including the manner in which they are combined. In identifying these “rules” the article also explains the archaic language still used to describe the arms, both in form and in color, or “tincture.” Arms of a similar form were in use all over Europe (in their period) but the description here is based mainly on the British variants. Includes liberal sketch illustrations and a full page diagram of the “Marshalling.”

Gleaned from: Acadiensis - Jan. 1906, Vol. 6 No.1, Published: 1906

by: Edward Marion Chadwick

Size: (pages) 45, (download) 2.6MB

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We have priced these Gleanings with consideration of their small size but this means that we cannot economically put them onto a CD, so we are offering them to you as direct downloads only. You can purchase any of the Gleanings through our web cart just like any CD product but in this case we will contact you by e-mail to get the product to you.

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