Writing Local History

This fascinating book looks at how local history developed from the antiquarian county studies of the sixteenth century, through the growth of "professional" history in the nineteenth century, to the recent past.

Author: John Beckett

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ISBN: UVA:X004832573

Category: History

Page: 244

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This fascinating book looks at how local history developed from the antiquarian county studies of the sixteenth century, through the growth of "professional" history in the nineteenth century, to the recent past. Concentrating on the past sixty years, it looks at the opening of archive offices, the invigorating influence of family history, the impact of adult education and other forms of lifelong learning. This is an authoritative account of how local history has come to be one of the most popular and productive intellectual pastimes in our modern society.

Latin for Local History

"... A self-teaching manual and guide to the kind of Latin met with in historical records.".

Author: Eileen A. Gooder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: UCSC:32106001526604

Category: History

Page: 171

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"... A self-teaching manual and guide to the kind of Latin met with in historical records.".

On Doing Local History

To begin , let me venture a definition of local history , for local history lends itself to many interpretations . My preference is for a descriptive phrase that allows for flexibility . I take issue with the outmoded English view that ...

Author: Carol Kammen

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759102538

Category: History

Page: 189

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Completely revised and updated edition of the guide for local historians.

Encyclopedia of Local History

These works, county atlases, and records of the state mid-decade census enumerations created between 1854 and 1904 provide rich resources for nineteenthcentury Michigan local history. The state appropriated funds for the publication of ...

Author: Carol Kammen

Publisher: AltaMira Press

ISBN: 9780759120501

Category: History

Page: 668

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The Encyclopedia of Local History addresses nearly every aspect of local history, including everyday issues, theoretical approaches, and trends in the field. The second edition highlights local history practice in each U.S. state and Canadian province.

Teaching Local History

For long English local history was hag - ridden by its past antiquarianism and its attraction for well intentioned but often undisciplined amateurs , and as recently as 1952 H. P. R. Finberg , the first professor of local history ...

Author: W. B. Stephens

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719006600

Category: England

Page: 182

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English Local History

'History from below' is another important part of this boom period for the development of participatory, grass-roots local history. It set out to retrieve the histories of the majority of the population, thus rescuing the history and ...

Author: Kate Tiller

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781783275243

Category: History

Page: 328

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The classic guide to exploring English local history, brought up to date and expanded.

International Genealogy and Local History

LOCAL HISTORY WORLD WIDE: AN INTERNATIONAL INTERNET INVENTORY Ragnhild Hutchison Research assistant The Norwegian Institute of Local History, Norway Abstract The Norwegian Institute of Local History is making an internet presentation of ...

Author: Ruth Hedegaard

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783598440908

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 287

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This book contains the papers delivered at sessions organised by the Genealogy and Local History Section at the annual conferences of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) between 2001 and 2005; many of these are updated versions of the original presentations. The authors, all experts in their own fields, address those engaged in delivering genealogy and local history services in libraries, archives and museums across the world.

Writing local history

The nearest the committee would venture to a definition was to suggest that 'local history is the study of man's past in relation to his locality, locality being determined by an individual's interests and experiences'.

Author: John Beckett

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781847795137

Category: History

Page: 256

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This fascinating book looks at how local history developed from the antiquarian county studies of the sixteenth century through the growth of 'professional' history in the nineteenth century, to the recent past. Concentrating on the past sixty years, it looks at the opening of archive offices, the invigorating influence of family history, the impact of adult education and other forms of lifelong learning. The author considers the debates generated by academics, including the divergence of views over local and regional issues, and the importance of standards set by the Victoria County History (VCH). Also discussed is the fragmentation of the subject. The antiquarian tradition included various subject areas that are now separate disciplines, among them industrial archaeology, name studies, family, landscape and urban history. This is an authoritative account of how local history has come to be one of the most popular and productive intellectual pastimes in our modern society. Written by a practitioner who has spent more than twenty years teaching local history to undergraduates and M.A. students, as well as lecturing to local history societies, John Beckett is currently Director of the VCH. A remarkable book that will be of great interest to students and scholars of local history as well as amateur and professional genealogists.

Encyclopedia of Local History

tee of Historians to publish its current materials and solicit others in order to record the “early history of the State, ... The historical society focused on conferences and support of local history organizations; the state retained ...

Author: Amy H. Wilson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442278783

Category: History

Page: 750

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The Encyclopedia of Local History addresses nearly every aspect of local history, including everyday issues, theoretical approaches, and trends in the field. This encyclopedia provides both the casual browser and the dedicated historian with adept commentary by bringing the voices of over one hundred experts together in one place. Entries include: ·Terms specifically related to the everyday practice of interpreting local history in the United States, such as “African American History,” “City Directories,” and “Latter-Day Saints.” ·Historical and documentary terms applied to local history such as “Abstract,” “Culinary History,” and “Diaries.” ·Detailed entries for major associations and institutions that specifically focus on their usage in local history projects, such as “Library of Congress” and “Society of American Archivists” ·Entries for every state and Canadian province covering major informational sources critical to understanding local history in that region. ·Entries for every major immigrant group and ethnicity. Brand-new to this edition are critical topics covering both the practice of and major current areas of research in local history such as “Digitization,” “LGBT History,” museum theater,” and “STEM education.” Also new to this edition are graphics, including 48 photographs. Overseen by a blue-ribbon Editorial Advisory Board (Anne W. Ackerson, James D. Folts, Tim Grove, Carol Kammen, and Max A. van Balgooy) this essential reference will be frequently consulted in academic libraries with American and Canadian history programs, public libraries supporting local history, museums, historic sites and houses, and local archives in the U.S. and Canada. This third edition is the first to include photographs.

Researching Local History

There are many ways of approaching local history. The earlier books in this series have dealt with surnames, field names, and oral history. Other books have concentrated on showing the reader where to find documentary records, ...

Author: M. Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317900313

Category: History

Page: 296

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This practical but inspiring book considers what local history is, why researching it is valuable and rewarding, and how we should go about it. Issues addressed include: getting oral and documentary evidence; keeping records; the nature of data, information and knowledge; and their use to create the different products of local history research. Michael Williams is both a professional scientist and a local historian of long standing, and he uses both sides of his experience in a text that is at once rigorous about the historical process, and also a fascinating - and often moving - account of his adventures into the past of his own family and community. He demonstrates local history methodology through his research into ancestry, migration, work, war and religion in the towns and villages of England and Wales. It is richly illustrated throughout.

Tracing Your Ancestors Through Local History Records

This is a very general list of publications which cover a range of general topics for local history, concerning sources and methodology. They should be treated as being background reading to supplement the information already provided ...

Author: Jonathan Oates

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473880580

Category: Reference

Page: 176

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Family history should reveal more than facts and dates, lists of names and places it should bring ancestors alive in the context of their times and the surroundings they knew and research into local history records is one of the most rewarding ways of gaining this kind of insight into their world. That is why Jonathan Oatess detailed introduction to these records is such a useful tool for anyone who is trying to piece together a portrait of family members from the past. In a series of concise and informative chapters he looks at the origins and importance of local history from the sixteenth century onwards and at the principal archives national and local, those kept by government, councils, boroughs, museums, parishes, schools and clubs. He also explains how books, photographs and other illustrations, newspapers, maps, directories, and a range of other resources can be accessed and interpreted and how they can help to fill a gap in your knowledge. As well as describing how these records were compiled, he highlights their limitations and the possible pitfalls of using them, and he suggests how they can be combined to build up a picture of an individual, a family and the place and time in which they lived.

New Directions in Local History Since Hoskins

Phyllis Ramsden f" The intersection of Page's innovative ideas about what the VCH should cover - and what local history should comprehend - with Darby's agenda for the emerging discipline of historical geography is very striking.

Author: Christopher Dyer

Publisher: Univ of Hertfordshire Press

ISBN: 9781907396533

Category: History

Page: 288

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Utilizing the techniques developed by renowned local historian W. G. Hoskins in his landmark study published 50 years ago, "Local History in England," this book demonstrates how local history has evolved as a discipline over the last half century. Fifteen historians write about a variety of local history subjects that are significant in their own right but which also point to current trends in the field. They show how local historians use their sources systematically, from the nonverbal evidence of buildings to various types of electronic sources. All periods between the middle ages and the early twenty-first century are explored, covering many parts of England from Skye to the Kent coast and discussing topics that include social, economic, religious, legal, intellectual, and cultural history.

Family History and Local History in England

Genealogist's Magazine, and the Federation of Family History Societies keeps us up to date with its Family History News and Digest. 2. Guides to Local History Thebest introductions are W. G. Hoskins, Local History in England (1984) and ...

Author: David Hey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317870555

Category: History

Page: 296

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This is a book for those thousands of family historians who have already made some progress in tracing their family tree and have become interested in the places where their ancestors lived, worked and raised children. It emphasises the diversity and extraordinary complexity of the rural and urban communities in provincial England even before the great changes associated with the Industrial Revolution.

The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History

At no time in British history has the study of local history at all levels of achievement been so popular. A recent trend has been to integrate the study of local history with that of †family history. See David Hey, Family History and ...

Author: David Hey

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191044939

Category: Reference

Page: 704

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The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History is the most authoritative guide available to all things associated with the family and local history of the British Isles. It provides practical and contextual information for anyone enquiring into their English, Irish, Scottish, or Welsh origins and for anyone working in genealogical research, or the social history of the British Isles. This fully revised and updated edition contains over 2,000 entries from adoption to World War records. Recommended web links for many entries are accessed and updated via the Family and Local History companion website. This edition provides guidance on how to research your family tree using the internet and details the full range of online resources available. Newly structured for ease of use, thematic articles are followed by the A-Z dictionary and detailed appendices, which includefurther reading. New articles for this edition are: A Guide for Beginners, Links between British and American Families, Black and Asian Family History, and an extended feature on Names. With handy research tips, a full background to the social history of communities and individuals, and an updated appendix listing all national and local record offices with their contact details, this is an essential reference work for anyone wanting advice on how to approach genealogical research, as well as a fascinating read for anyone interested in the past.

Sources for English Local History

1.80 net English local history has attracted widespread attention in the last 20 years . There has been expansion of its study at undergraduate and post - graduate levels in the universities , in colleges of education , and in adult ...

Author: W. B. Stephens

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719005051

Category: England

Page: 260

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Zen and the Art of Local History

Over the past decade, the Web has become essential for the study of local history, as it offers crucial source materials and some astonishingly helpful articles about all sorts of historical topics. If historians are interested in ...

Author: Carol Kammen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442226913

Category: History

Page: 390

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Zen and the Art of Local History is an engaging, interactive conversation that conveys the exciting nature of local history. Divided into six major themes the book covers the scope and breadth of local history: • Being a Local Historian • Topics and Sources • Staying Relevant • Getting it Right • Writing History • History Organizations Each chapter features one of Carol Kammen’s memorable editorials from History News. Her editorial is a “call.” Each is followed by a response from one of more than five dozen prominent players in state and local history. These Respondents include local and public historians, archivists, volunteers, and history professionals across the kaleidoscopic spectrum of local history. Among this group are Katherine Kane, Robert “Bob” Richmond, Charlie Bryan, and Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko. The result is a series of dialogues on important topics in the field of local history. This interactivity of these conversations makes Zen and the Art of Local History a unique offering in the public history field.

Writing and Selling Poetry Fiction Articles Plays and Local History

WHAT SPECIAL APTITUDES SHOULD THE WRITER OF LOCAL HISTORY HAVE ? He or she should first of all be trememdously interested in and excited about the subject . He should be willing to spend hours in research if necessary .

Author: Marcia Muth

Publisher: Sunstone Press

ISBN: 086534048X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 96

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Tells how to find ideas, keep a notebook, revise one's work, prepare submissions, and join a writer's group, and describes the current marketplace

Chinese Local History

It is, therefore, of interest for the history of architecture and the Sung Imperial family. Yang Kuo-chen and Ch'en Chih-p'ing discussed this singlesurname walled village in 1985. Its surrounding wall is 1,082 meters in length, ...

Author: Eduard B. Vermeer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429722790

Category: Political Science

Page: 204

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During the past few years, some 200 stone inscriptions have been copied by the Chinese historian Lin Renchuan ,.,tt {::.. II\ in different places in South Fukien. In 1987, in the course of a study of the history of land reclamation, I had the occasion to roam through the mountains and coastal plains of South Fukien with Professor Lin, and read his collection. Most of the texts have never been published in any form. A f~w, usually by famous authors such as, for instance, Ts'ai Hsiang~ J._ , have already been included in one or more of the few Fukienese collections of ancient stone and bronze inscriptions known to me1. Some can be traced, in complete or excerpted form, in the municipal or county gazetteers of the area from which they come. A few texts have also been published in modem collections, and one or two have even been translated into Engljsb and been commented upon (not accidentally, the latter concern religion and overseas voyages, traditional subjects of European interest). N"mety percent of these texts, however, have never been collected or quoted before. Lin Renchuan hopes to publish them in Chinese in the near future. Only eight such collections (of original texts, without translations or commentary), with materials drawn from Kiangsu, Soochow, Peking, Shangba;, Yunnan, Canton, Kwangsi and Taiwan, have been published since 19492.

Local History in England

They are as much historical evidence as anything written on paper, more valuable in fact than much that we get from documents because ... This is only one example of the kind of evidence that ought to go into every good local history.

Author: W. G. Hoskins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317871194

Category: History

Page: 320

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Considered to be the classic introduction to the subject, this third edition has been carefully revised and updated to take account of the developments in the subject, and includes an extensive newly compiled bibliography and twice the number of illustrations as in previous editions.

Local History and War Memories in Hokkaido

The power of progressive media organizations and local history groups has ensured that progressive perspectives on war issues now infuse, even dominate within, official histories. This is not to say that conservative narratives do not ...

Author: Philip A. Seaton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317558712

Category: History

Page: 236

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Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan, barely features in most histories of the Second World War. However, the combination of distinctive war experiences, a vibrant set of local historian groups, and powerful media organizations disseminating local war history, has generated an identifiable set of local collective memories. Hokkaidoʼs status as an early colonial acquisition also makes the island an important vantage point from which to reassess the course and nature of the Japanese Empire. This book argues that Hokkaido’s experiences of war and its militarized post-war constitutes a local case study with a much greater national and international significance on both theoretical and empirical grounds than first impressions might suggest. Using Japanese-language sources presented for the first time in English and a number of detailed local history case studies, it offers a fascinating and hitherto little-known perspective on the Second World War. It also combines a comprehensive theory of how war memories operate at the local level within a broad historical context that explains Hokkaidoʼs pivotal role within Japanese imperial history. Demonstrating that understanding local history and memories is essential for a nuanced understanding of national history and memories, the book will be highly valuable to students and scholars of Japanese history, Second World War history, and Asian history.