Paperback Tracing history through title deeds : a guide for family and local historians / N.W. Alcock.
Publication year: 2017
Publisher: Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword Family History,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781526703453 (pbk.) :
Published in association with the National Archives.
Includes QR code.
Property title deeds are perhaps the most numerous sources of historical evidence but also one of the most neglected. While the information any one deed contains can often be reduced to a few lines, it can be of critical importance for family and local historians. Nat Alcock's handbook aims to help the growing army of enthusiastic researchers to use the evidence of these documents, without burying them in legal technicalities. It also reveals how fascinating and rewarding they can be once their history, language and purpose are understood. A sequence of concise, accessible chapters explains why they are so useful, where they can be found and how the evidence they provide can be extracted and applied.
Series title: Family history from Pen & Sword
xii, 217 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm.