New Books from Unlock the Past: Citing Sources, Women Ancestors, Military and English Research

With the team at Unlock the Past back from their sunshine (Pacific Islands for the 3rd Cruise), and snow (US for RootsTech) trips earlier this year, it means there has been a degree of normality returning to life which has enabled a few new books to be released.

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UTP0322-2T Citing SourcesCiting Historical Sources: A Manual for Family Historians
Author: Noeline Kyle
Media:
paperback, 40 pages
ISBN: 9781921956133
Year: 2013
Item Code: UTP0322
Price: $12.00

‘Citing Historical Sources: A Manual for Family Historians’ aims to answer the question “how do I reference the diverse range of source material encountered by the family historian?” The question has become even more complex in recent years with the increasing use of the internet and the plethora of new online sources now added to the mix.

This book cover more than just how to cite your sources, it discusses plagarism, digital resources, social media, Trove, oral sources, copyright, photographs, the protection of ideas, ethics, permission and release forms, and all aspects of footnotes, endnotes and the bibliography. The book has ample notes on how you can use online resources and print media to help with your referencing and there are numerous footnotes, endnotes, in-text references, capitalisation, the citing of images and more.
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UTP0321-2T Finding FlorenceFinding Florence, Maude, Matilda, Rose: Researching and Writing Women into Family History
Author: Noeline Kyle
Media: paperback, 72 pages
ISBN: 9781921956058
Year: 2013
Item Code: UTP0321
Price: $18.00

‘Finding Florence, Maude, Matilda, Rose’ brings to the family hsitorian the plethora of methodology, sources and ideas now useful for researching and writing about women ancestors in the 21st century.

Research women’s lives requires the family historian to be resourceful, and to search also in public records relevant for women and children, and the family. This book will guide you through those lists of public records, women’s organisations, education records, hospitals, health and nursing records and women’s work, and help you marry that research to a writing process aimed squarely at writing more effectively and fully about the women in your past.

The book sets out in a concise and readable format how you can more easily trace female ancestors in public and private sources; how you can use the internet and new technologies to do the research, and how to access and find new online indexes, special collections and lists of women’s research and resources.
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UTP0522-2T Redcoats in AustraliaFinding the Family Redcoat: Tracing Your British Military Ancestors in Australia
Author: Neil Smith
Media: paperback, 52 pages
ISBN: 9781921956249
Year: 2013
Item Code: UTP0522
Price: $15.00

As there was no concise, yet comprehensive guide to help the family historian embark on the search for Australian ancestors who had served in the British Army in Australia or post discharge, this book fills a need.

It provides a handy summary of the Redcoats of the British garrison in Australian between 1788 and 1870, and gives details of where to look, what to look for, as well as information on how to understand them, which all helps you get more out of the records. For those seeking to search out their 19th century British Army ancestors who were in Australia, there is no better place to start.
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UTP0521-2T That Elusive DiggerThat Elusive Digger: Tracing Your Australian Military Ancestors
Author: Neil Smith
Media: paperback, 56 pages
ISBN: 9781921956195
Year: 2013
Item Code: UTP0521
Price: $15.00

In recent years there has been a marked increase in Australia’s military history, one reason being milestones of major conflicts, with another being more military records becoming available online. This thirst for a greater knowledge of Australia’s military history is especially evident among the nation’s genealogists.

And as there was no concise but comprehensive guide to help the family historian embark on the search for Australian military ancestors, much less one which also gives simple overviews of Australia’s military history, this book sets out to rememdy these failings.

In it you will find handy summaries of Australia’s military history both in peace and war; a glimpse of where to looks and what to look for, all leavened with brief forays into how to understand and so get the most from military records. For those seeking to search out their Australian military ancestors, there is no better place to start.
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UTP0247-2T English AncestorsTracing Your English Ancestors
Author: Graham Jaunay
Media: paperback, 60 pages
ISBN: 9781921956201
Year: 2013
Item Code: UTP0247
Price: $18.00

Initially written as course notes for lectures that were given by Graham Jaunay, this new editon of ‘Tracing Your English Ancestors’ has been greatly expanded and fully updated.

Written to aid the researcher based in Australia to learn how to access records in England, this book examines the specific issues that you may encounter when researching in England, together with what many of the records are, where they are located, their coverage and any issues relating to them.
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