Thursday 8 December 2022

New updated editions of three of my Unlock the Past publications now on sale

I've just noticed today that several new publications I have been working on for Gould Genealogy ( in Adelaide, Australia, are now on sale.

The first is a newly revised 2nd edition of my book A Beginner's Guide to British & Irish Genealogy, now available for sale as a print edition or as an ebook. 

Here's the blurb:

First released in 2016, this bestseller has now been updated and released as a 2nd edition.

So if you've decided that you want to trace your British and Irish family history, but have absolutely no idea where to start, this beginner's guide is for you.

In this book, genealogist Chris Paton takes you through the key record sets that will help you get underway with your family history research. He introduces you to the family history societies and archives that can assist your efforts, and provides a little context to the ancestral landscape within which your ancestors once lived, and into which you will soon be immersed. Along the way points out some of the major differences in record types to be found in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, and the Crown Dependencies of the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

In each chapter Chris also provides a steer towards further books or sources which can further develop your skills as you become more experienced with the subject matter, making this an invaluable introduction.

You can find the print edition at priced at AU$ 27.50

You can find the ebook at priced at AU$ 10.95

In addition I have two produced two updated 'Handy Guides' for the company:

Handy Guide: Twenty Useful Irish Websites for Family History (2nd ed)

There has been an explosion of interest in Irish family history over the last few years with some of the most important genealogical resources now digitised and made available online. 

In this handy guide (4 page booklet), family historian Chris Paton takes a look at the potential offered by twenty of the most useful websites for research on the Emerald Isle. First released in 2017, now revised and updated with the latest information.

Print edition at priced at AU$6.95

E-edition at Priced at AU$ 4.95  

Handy Guide: Civil Registration Births, Marriages and Deaths in Britain and Ireland (2nd ed)

The state based civil registration of birth, marriage and death events commenced across Britain and in Ireland during the 19th century, but did so at different times, and utilising various different legal criteria between the various constituent countries.

This handy guide (4 page booklet) Chris Paton outlines what to expect from the records, and where to find them.

Print edition -  priced at AU$ 6.95

E-edition - - priced at AU $4.95 

I hope they help!


My new book Tracing Your Irish Ancestors Through Land Records is now available to buy at Also available - Sharing Your Family History Online, Tracing Your Scottish Family History on the Internet, Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet (2nd ed), and Tracing Your Scottish Ancestry Through Church and State Records - to purchase, please visit Further news published daily on The Scottish GENES Facebook page, and on Twitter @genesblog.

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