The following extracts from family history books have been chosen to illustrate particular points about English Roots approach. The Dewson and Drescher case histories are not complete family history books but the Pridmore case history is complete except for the appendices. Ordering a family history book can provide you with a good understanding of your ancestors and the way that they lived like in the BBC TV series "Who do you think you are?".

English Roots has particular experience in genealogy research and writing family histories.The following are extracts from family history books for customers. The intention is always to focus on people, the way they lived and the events that shaped their lives locally and nationally. Detailed family trees are provided to complement the family history but the emphasis is always on people and not just "facts and figures".

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Pridmore- click here to download case history (pdf)

  • Full family history

  • Location and family photos

  • Occupations

  • Migration within UK and emigration

  • Places relevant to the family's lives

  • Lifestyle

 

Dewson- click here to download case history (pdf)

  • Summary of family tree

  • Sources and Bibliography

  • Use of variety of records

  • Use of personal photos

  • Key events at time – Depression, Second World War

  • Biography of an individual

  • Lifestyle

 

Drescher - click here to download case history (pdf)

  • Family Reunion

  • People and places relevant to the family's lives

  • Immigration

  • Occupations

  • Use of photos

  • Summary tree for direct line