On Doing Local History

Jacob Burckhardt, Reflections on History (Indianapolis: Liberty Classics, 1979),
53-54; Edward Shils, "On the Spirit and ... Thomas Felt, Researching, Writing, and
Publishing Local History (Nashville: American Association for State and Local ...

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

This second edition of the Encyclopedia of Local History, rather than setting up
parameters to contain the field of state and local history, suggests permeable
lines through which much leaks back and forth. State and local history can be ...

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.

Local History Collections in Libraries

within the local history collection will consume most of the available time of
catalogers and manuscript and archive ... Library of Congress classification
denotes fiction, while the Dewey number 929.2 designates family histories or
genealogies.

Author: Faye Phillips

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1563081415

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 164

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Management and collection development ; acquisitions, cataloguing, security and preservation.

Sources for English Local History

SOURCES FOR TOPOGRAPHY AND EARLY SETTLE MENT It is rare today for a
researcher into the history of local topography, particularly urban topography, to
be the first to carry out an investigation. For that reason secondary works should ...

Author: W. B. Stephens

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521282136

Category: History

Page: 342

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English local and regional history has attracted widespread attention in the last twenty-five to thirty years. Its study has expanded at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in universities, polytechnics, and at other institutions of higher education, and it has long retained its popularity as a subject for adult education classes. In schools the teaching of local history in its own right, and as an ingredient of general history, environmental studies, and local and social studies, is well established, and commonly involves the use of original sources. The expansion of genealogical studies into the wider area of family history has involved many individuals and groups in the investigation of the local conditions, which existed where former generations lived and, in this pursuit, increasing use of local records has been made. Many who seek to involve themselves in this work, however, find that they are ill-equipped in the knowledge of what sources exist, where they are to be found, or what techniques are suitable in making the best use of them.

Journal of Enniskerry and Powerscourt Local History

elcome to the inaugural issue of the Journal of Enniskerry and Powerscourt Local
History! The purpose of the Journal is to provide a space for articles by authors
with a diverse range of interests and expertise and a shared interest in the history
 ...

Author: Michael Seery

Publisher: Michael Seery

ISBN: 9781461191360

Category:

Page: 50

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Four articles in this issue: Powerscourt's Poor Literary Rich Girl... by Anne Roper;Petty Sessions at Enniskerry Courthouse by Ãana Wogan; Looking back to 1911 by Brian White; Estate Management at Powerscourt 1847 - 1857 by Nuala Hunt

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 appointed by a British
 ...

Author: W. B. Stephens

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719006600

Category: England

Page: 182

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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 ...

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.

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, how to
read ...

Author: M. Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317900320

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.

The Pursuit of Local History

Readings on Theory and Practice Carol Kammen, American Association for State
and Local History. of the existence today of a popular local and community
history " movement , " for , as this essay is to argue , there seems to be a core of ...

Author: Carol Kammen

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0761991697

Category: History

Page: 240

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In this work readers can discover the role local historians play, find out what the experts see as the values of the local history while exploring their theories, and see how local history has been practised by those who have dedicated their lives to it.

New Directions in Local History Since Hoskins

Does local history have a split personality?' David Dymond John Beckett's recent
survey has highlighted the deep amateur origins of local history? For several
centuries educated gentlemen and leisured professionals (such as clergy,
lawyers ...

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.

Local History in England

Since the first edition of Local History in England (1959) the subject has attracted
enormous interest among amateurs and professionals alike. The battle to
achieve academic respectability has been won, but Local History is still a field in
which ...

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.

Writing Local History Today

The writing of local history has expanded its horizons in exciting ways in recent
years to embrace culture broadly defined to include a wide variety of topics
including music, art, and the social and ethnic composition of the community.

Author: Thomas A. Mason

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780759119048

Category: Reference

Page: 148

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Writing Local History Today guides local historians through the process of researching, writing, and publishing their work. Mason & Calder present step-by-step advice to guide aspiring authors to a successful publication and focus not only on how to write well but also how to market and sell their work. Highlights include: Discussion of how to identify an audience for your writing project Tips for effective research and planning Sample documents, such as contracts and requests for proposals Discussion of how to use social media to leverage your publication Discussion of the benefits and drawbacks to self-publishing An essay by Gregory Britton, the editorial director of John Hopkins University Press, about financial pitfalls in publishing This guide is useful for first-time authors who need help with this sometimes daunting process, or for previously published historians who need a quick reference or timely tip.

Zen and the Art of Local History

Carol Kammen's essays, published in History News columns over the years,
have offered valuable leadership for our field. She has always challenged local
historians to do a better job, to see their work in a larger historical context, to
identify ...

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.

Social History Local History and Historiography

CHAPTER TEN ENGLISH LOCAL HISTORY AND AMERICAN LOCAL HISTORY:
SOME COMPARISONS* It behoves every American to be acquainted with the
history of the place which gave him birth. —Daniel Ricketson, History of New ...

Author: R.C. Richardson

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443833912

Category: History

Page: 245

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This wide-ranging volume collects together twelve of the author’s longer essays, mainly drawn from those first published in the last two decades. Chiefly consisting of micro-studies of a variety of different aspects of early modern English history, the book concerns itself with social and economic change, the period of the English Revolution and its long-lasting impact, with Puritanism, with the family as a social institution, and with historical consciousness and different forms of historical writing. Some of the essays focus on a particular individual, not all well known – William Camden, John Milner, and Ralph Dutton – to open up a broader theme. One boldly attempts a comparison over three centuries of the evolution of local history as a subject on both sides of the Atlantic. Two other essays reach out into the nineteenth and twentieth centuries but do so with echoes of the subject matter of some of those dealing with the early modern period. The inter-connectedness of social history, local history, and historiography is stressed and illustrated throughout. Both specialists and non-specialists will find much to interest them in this varied and rewarding volume.

Family History and Local History in England

My aim, rather, is to encourage family historians to widen their interests so that
they will be able to feel the excitement and pleasure of the study of local history.
To know that one's ancestors shared and helped to shape the experiences of
some ...

Author: David Hey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317870562

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.

Proceedings of Enniskerry Local History

For more information on the houses of tenants and farmers in Wicklow during the
1800 and 1900s, there is a fantastic essay by FHA Aalen in Hannigan and
Nolans' Wicklow: History and Society* on the vernacular or local style of buildings
.

Author: Michael Seery

Publisher: Michael Seery

ISBN: 9781461036470

Category:

Page: 28

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Being A Record of what was published on:www.enniskerryhistory.orgVolume 1: Dec 2010 to March 2011

Maps for Family and Local History

Family historians have, generally speaking, discovered the value of maps much
more recently. It was the greatly increased use by family historians of maps
among the public records that prompted William Foot to write Maps for Family
History ...

Author: William Foot

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1550025066

Category: Reference

Page: 116

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This guide shows you how three great land surveys can provide information on your ancestor's home as well as historical snapshots of your area. The tithe, Valuation Office and National Farm surveys were comparable to the Domesday Book in their coverage. Spanning the period 1836-1943, they provide abundant information on rural and urban localities; on dwellings, settlements and landscapes; and on individual householders and tenants, farmers and industrialists. The surveys are of value to family and local historians. This guide is your companion to researching these records. The text explains why and how the surveys were made, and shows you how to identify and interpret the records that will put your ancestors or neighbourhood 'on the map'.

Change and Continuity in Chinese Local History

INTRODUCTION "History is the science of eternal change."1 Change and
Continuity: Models in Chinese History This book is concerned mainly with long-
term patterns of change and continuity in Chinese local history. It aims to ask a
number ...

Author: Harriet Thelma Zurndorfer

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004088423

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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This book examines one of the most important problems concerning Chinese civilization - how was the pattern of stability and continuity of Chinese society and economy achieved and maintained from approximately 800 to 1800. It uses the results of detailed, specialized research about the Chinese landholding system, marketing patterns, the role of the extended family therein, taxation and non-elite social groups in one specific locale to answer questions that historians of any civilization ask about the structure and functioning of a given society. The author has investigated the development of the Hui-chou community over a 1,000 year period by concentrating on six grand questions, each answered by one chapter. The answers to these questions, as given in this work, show that 'stability' is a dynamic concept. 'Continuity' in Hui- chou is the result of the 'changes' in population growth, commercialization, and class differentiation acting in concert over the long term.

Latin for Local History

Select Word List for the Reading of Local Historical Records a, ab, abs (prep. with
abl.)—from, by abbas, abbatis (m.)—abbot alibatia, -ie (f.)—abbey abbutto (1)—to
border upon, adjoin abduco, -ere, dux'i, ductum (3)—t0 lead away, remove ...

Author: Eileen A. Gooder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317872757

Category: History

Page: 186

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Latin for Local History provides a self-teaching guide for those historians who wish to tackle the language in which the majority of pre-eighteenth century historical records have been written. It is unique in dealing only with Latin found in historical records of the medieval period. Practice material and exercises are provided in the form of documents most commonly encountered by the historian in their research - deeds, charters, court rolls, accounts, bishops' registers and so on.

Maps for Family and Local History 2nd Edition

Family historians have, generally speaking, discovered the value of maps much
more recently. It was the greatly increased use by family historians of maps
among the public records that prompted William Foot to write Maps for Family
History ...

Author: William Foot

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781554882236

Category: Reference

Page: 112

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Maps for Family and Local History shows how three great land surveys can provide information on ancestral homes, as well as fascinating historical snapshots of specific areas. Covering 1836 to 1943, the Tithe, Valuation Office, and National Farm Surveys provide a wealth of information on rural and urban localities, on dwellings, settlements, and landscapes as well as the status of householders. The text gives the rationale behind the surveys and covers each in detail. Fully updated by map experts from The National Archives, this illustrated guide is the perfect companion to researching those maps.