Who Do You Think You Are? - Encyclopedia of Genealogy

The Definitive Reference Guide to Tracing Your Family History
Author: Nick Barratt
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007261993
Category: Reference
Page: 531
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Covering all access levels, from the new beginner to the more experienced researcher, the Encyclopedia introduces the reader to a comprehensive master class in solving the mysteries of your personal heritage, starting with advice about the very first steps, how to build up a research plan by combining written word with new media applications, before providing a detailed explanation of the various sources you will encounter when trying to flesh out your ancestor's lives.The Encyclopedia is sectional, reflecting the different needs of a range of potential users. Yet each section will remain a stand-alone reference article, so that the reader can pick and mix according to need, including:,*Getting StartedAn expanded 'getting started' section, with a comprehensive guide to the most important records that most researchers will use when they begin to build their family tree.,*Going FurtherHaving built your family tree, the next stage of work is to put flesh on the bones, in the way Who Do You Think You Are provides a journey into the social history of each family. The Encyclopedia will deliver a combination of historical context with practical advice about the sources you will need to investigate to complete the research in each topic.,*Surname databaseAn increasingly popular element of family history is the search for common ancestors from a distinct surname group. Advice about linking to clan histories, surname history societies and how to find missing ancestors is provided, along with a comprehensive guide to the meanings behind the most popular surnames in the UK.Accompanying the book is a dedicated microsite that provides support, online advice and unique services for users of the book, including streamed and exclusive footage from the award winning BBC series and an opportunity to upload your information into the National Memorybank.

Unearthing Family Tree Mysteries


Author: Ruth A Symes
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473862965
Category: Reference
Page: 208
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The intriguing characters in these real family history mysteries include an agricultural labourer who left secrets behind in Somerset when he migrated to Manchester, a working-class woman who bafflingly lost ten of her fourteen children in infancy, a miner who purportedly went to ‘live with the Red Indians’ and a merchant prince of the Empire who was rumoured to have two wives. This book shows how a variety of sources including birth, marriage and death certificates, censuses, newspaper reports, passports, recipe books, trade directories, diaries and passenger lists were all used to uncover more, and how much can be detected by setting the characters from your family tree in their proper historical backgrounds. This book is an updated edition of Ruth Symes’ previous book, titled Stories From Your Family Tree: Researching Ancestors Within Living Memory (2008).

Adopted Women and Biological Fathers

Reimagining stories of origin and trauma
Author: Elizabeth Hughes
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315536366
Category: Psychology
Page: 175
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Adopted Women and Biological Fathers offers a critical and deconstructive challenge to the dominant notions of adoptive identity. The author explores adoptive women’s experiences of meeting their biological fathers and reflects on personal narratives to give an authoritative overview of both the field of adoption and the specific history of adoption reunion. This book takes as its focus the narratives of 14 adopted women, as well as the partly fictionalised story of the author and examines their experiences of birth father reunion in an attempt to dissect the ways in which we understand adoptive female subjectivity through a psychosocial lens. Opening a space for thinking about the role of the discursively neglected biological father, this book exposes the enigmatic dimensions of this figure and how telling the relational story of 'reconciliation' might be used to complicate wider categories of subjective completeness, belonging, and truth. This book attempts to subvert the culturally normative unifying system of the mother-child bond, and prompts the reader to think about what the biological father might represent and how his role in relation to adoptive female subjects may be understood. This book will be essential reading for those in critical psychology, gender studies, narrative work, sociology and psychosocial studies, as well as appealing to anyone interested in adoption issues and female subjectivity.

Automated Data Collection with R

A Practical Guide to Web Scraping and Text Mining
Author: Simon Munzert,Christian Rubba,Peter Meißner,Dominic Nyhuis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111883481X
Category: COMPUTERS
Page: 480
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"This book provides a unified framework of web scraping and information extraction from text data with R for the social sciences"--

Westeros

Die Welt von Eis und Feuer - GAME OF THRONES - [Bildband]
Author: George R.R. Martin,Elio M. Garcia, Jr.,Linda Antonsson
Publisher: Penhaligon Verlag
ISBN: 3641155142
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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Um eine fantastische Welt lebendig erscheinen zu lassen, benötigt sie eine Vergangenheit. Daher erschuf Bestsellerautor George R.R. Martin den fiktiven Kontinent Westeros, auf dem sein Meisterwerk Das Lied von Eis und Feuer / Game of Thrones spielt, in jahrelanger Detailarbeit. Dieser prachtvoll ausgestattete Bildband präsentiert erstmals die Geschichte von Westeros – beginnend in der Zeit, in der die ersten Menschen den Kontinent betraten, über die Ankunft von Aegon dem Eroberer und seinen Drachen bis zu Robert Baratheons Rebellion gegen den wahnsinnigen König Aerys II. Targaryen. Damit ist WESTEROS – Die Welt von Eis und Feuer der wahre Prolog der erfolgreichsten Fantasyserie unserer Zeit.

Amon

Mein Großvater hätte mich erschossen
Author: Jennifer Teege,Nikola Sellmair
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644028214
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 272
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Es ist ein Schock, der ihr ganzes Selbstverständnis erschüttert: Mit 38 Jahren erfährt Jennifer Teege durch einen Zufall, wer sie ist. In einer Bibliothek findet sie ein Buch über ihre Mutter und ihren Großvater Amon Göth. Millionen Menschen kennen Göths Geschichte. In Steven Spielbergs Film «Schindlers Liste» ist der brutale KZ-Kommandant der Saufkumpan und Gegenspieler des Judenretters Oskar Schindler. Göth war verantwortlich für den Tod Tausender Menschen und wurde 1946 gehängt. Seine Lebensgefährtin Ruth Irene, Jennifer Teeges geliebte Großmutter, begeht 1983 Selbstmord. Jennifer Teege ist die Tochter einer Deutschen und eines Nigerianers. Sie wurde bei Adoptiveltern groß und hat danach in Israel studiert. Jetzt ist sie mit einem Familiengeheimnis konfrontiert, das sie nicht mehr ruhen lässt. Wie kann sie ihren jüdischen Freunden noch unter die Augen treten? Und was soll sie ihren eigenen Kindern erzählen? Jennifer Teege beschäftigt sich intensiv mit der Vergangenheit. Sie trifft ihre Mutter wieder, die sie viele Jahre nicht gesehen hat. Gemeinsam mit der Journalistin Nikola Sellmair recherchiert sie ihre Familiengeschichte, sucht die Orte der Vergangenheit noch einmal auf, reist nach Israel und nach Polen. Schritt für Schritt wird aus dem Schock über die Abgründe der eigenen Familie die Geschichte einer Befreiung.

Stolpersteine

Einem Familiengeheimnis auf der Spur
Author: Anja Hellfritzsch
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783940085993
Category:
Page: 212
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The Encyclopædia Britannica

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General Literature: New Maps and Many Original American Articles by Eminent Authors. With New American Supplement
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The Encyclopædia Britannica: A-ZYM


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