1st Edition

Worldwide Family History

Edited By Noel Currer-Briggs Copyright 1982
    242 Pages
    by Routledge

    First published in 1982, Worldwide Family History is an essential reference and guide for the professional genealogist and the interested amateur alike. Concentrating on non-British genealogical problems, it sets out as succinctly as possible the way in which people of English speech but of foreign descent can begin tracing their ancestors. It is designed to be used throughout the English-speaking world, and especially by people of mixed European ancestry.

    The first part deals with the political and linguistic structure of Europe and includes chapters on genealogy in all European countries. The second part deals with colonial shipping in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the settlement of the Americas (including chapters on Spanish, Italian, Polish, German, French and Slav emigrants), and a record of the early settlement of Europeans in Australia, South Africa and New Zealand. There is also a chapter on heraldry as an aid to genealogical research.

    Contributors to the book include the internationally known genealogists—Margaret Audin; H. Jäger-Sunstenau; Conte G.G. Camajani; F. de Cadenas; Conde de Gaviria; Dr Artur Norton; Baron de Sao Roque; S. Kuczynski; M. M. Paszkiewicz; L. G. Pine; P. de V. B. Dewar; B. C. G. Brooks; and Professor W. Gordon East.

    Preface and acknowledgements Part One   1. The structure of Europe  2. France  3. Germany  4. Austria  5. Switzerland  6. Italy  7. Spain  8. Portugal  9. Holland  10. Belgium  11. Sweden  12. Norway  13. Denmark  14. Finland  15. Poland  16. Russia and  the Balkans  17. Islam  18. China and Japan  Part Two  19. Ships and shipping   20. Anglo-Saxon settlement of America  21. German migration to America  22. Dutch settlements in America  23. Scandinavian migration to America  24. Fenchmen in America  25. Spanish-speaking groups in the United States  26. Italians in America  27. Polish migration to America  28. Croat and Slovene migration to America  29. Greek migration to America  30. The settlement of Canada  31. The settlement of Australia and New Zealand  32. Genealogical sources in Australia and New Zealand  33. South Africa  Appendix 1: Heraldry and genealogical research  Appendix 2: Chief sources of information 


    Noel Currer-Briggs was a professional genealogist specializing in families emigrating from Britain to the colonies and the United States, with special reference to Virginia and New England before 1690. He was a founder member and former Chairman of the Association of Genealogists and Record Agents.