Teaching an old dog old tricks.
At the AGM 2018 I purchased one of the surplus books from the Society Library. At 20p it was too good to pass over and it had so many interesting subjects, which I had still to learn their value.
It's a copy of English Genealogical Congress, Selected papers given at the Congress of 1978 and 1984. Published by English Genealogical Congress c/o Society of Genealogists, 1986, ISBN 0901878820.
There are 19 papers some of which I think are still current and worth recalling.
Part I selection.
1) 'Genealogy and the Medieval Histories' by Michael Maclagan.
Michael Maclagan, who died aged 89 in 2003, was a historian of early medieval England and Byzantium, an eminent authority on genealogy and heraldry, and for more than 40 years a tutor in Modern History at Trinity College, Oxford.
2) 'Between Conquest and Cromwell: Some Suggestions on sources for Medieval Genealogy' by Richard Swanson
3) 'The Tax Payer named: a study of documentary sources' by Maurice Beresford.
4) 'Regional differences in the evolution of surnames' by Richard McKinley
7) 'Sheep stealers and others: Records of Quarter Sessions as a Genealogical Source' by William Serjeant
8) 'Local History and Genealogy' by Alan Rogers
Part II selection.
9 Life in the Royal Navy, 1660-1914 by Nicholas Rodger
10 Town, Manor and Alternative Society by John West.