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.

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.