Family history research has come a long way in the last few years as the interenet makes information easily accessible to all. However, the documents and records are still the same whether viewed electronically, on microfilm or fiche, or in their original form. This practical book focuses on these essential documents in England and Wales, and guides you through them clearly and sensibly. It explains where to find them and how to get the most out of them when you do. Written by a professional researcher, it will answer your questions and help solve your problems before they arise, ensuring that you enjoy the fun and exhilaration of tracing your family history.