All in all, this book is a com­pre­hen­sive guide to fol­low­ing a pa­per trail that’s more tricky than most out there

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(which was wide­spread in Wales), pro­bate records, news­pa­per ar­chives, mano­rial doc­u­ments and more, with a sprin­kling of en­ter­tain­ing anec­dotes from the ar­chives. Be­ing res­i­dent Fam­ily His­to­rian at the Na­tional Li­brary of Wales, the au­thor is well delves into col­lec­tions found at The Na­tional Ar­chives and re­gional repos­i­to­ries.

An im­mer­sive ap­proach to fam­ily his­tory is en­cour­aged, with chap­ters about oc­cu­pa­tions, mu­seum rec­om­men­da­tions and col­lec­tions of his­toric maps that

Laura Berry is one of the lead

ge­neal­o­gists on the

tele­vi­sion se­ries

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