Genealogy Books

In the Genealogy Books section we have chosen some of the best books for Family Historians in the UK market.  We’ve listed books with broadly positive reviews and ones that will help both the experienced genealogist and also those looking to gain experience in Family History research and Genealogical studies.

BookDetails
Census: The Family Historian's Guide - Authors: Peter Christian & David Annal - A practical guide to using censuses in family research - has good reviews.
Who Do You Think You Are? Encyclopedia of Genealogy: The definitive reference guide to tracing your family history
Author: Nick Barratt
The Genealogist's Internet. Author: Peter Christian.
Great Guide for finding online data and websites for Family Historians
How to Trace Your Family Tree: The Complete Practical Handbook for Researching Your Family History, Heritage and Genealogy. Author : Kathy Chater.
Has some very good reviews.
Kathy Chater is an experienced Genealogist, is a member of the Society of Genealogists and has traced her own family history to beyond the 1600s.
Heraldry in Historic Houses of Great Britain Hardcover. Authors Thomas Woodcock & John Martin Robinson.
This illustrated book shows how 50 National Trust Houses have had decor and designs influenced by heraldry.
Who Do You Think You Are?: The Genealogy Handbook Hardcover. Author: Dan Waddell. A Pocket Guide to help you trace your Family History
Genealogy: Essential Research Methods Hardcover. Author: Helen Osborn. A lot of good reviews on this book. Helen is a Professional Genealogist and co-founder of Pharos Tutors (online Genealogy course providers). She is also a member of AGRA and has been a consultant on the TV series Who Do You Think You Are?
The Origins of English Surnames Hardcover. Author: Joslin Fiennes. Some excellent reviews. Book investigates interesting history of surnames which goes back to at least the 14th century.