'A Dictionary of Family History - The Genealogists' ABC' by Jonathan Scott
This book is part encyclopedia, part dictionary, part almanac, and is easy to use and genuinely informative. An useful starting point for anyone who is approaching the fascinating subject of family history for the first time, and an essential companion for experienced family historians. With thousands of A to Z entries which are full of intriguing facts, there are also definitions, timelines, details of archives and websites as well as advice on research methods, useful information on how to research local and social history. A valuable reference tool for everyone in the field.