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ON THE GYPSY TRAIL - SOURCES FOR THE
FAMILY HISTORY OF GYPSIES
By Alan McGowan (A5, 32 pages)

Based on the author's own research into Gypsy families in Hampshire
and Surrey, this book advises the researcher how to locate entries for Gypsies, and how to overcome problems arising from Gypsies'
frequent avoidance of birth registration, marriage, and other formalities. Subjects covered include birth and baptism, names and occupations, marriage, death and burial, Poor Law records, census returns, court
and police records, hawkers' and pedlars' licences, missions and
schools, fairs and fairgrounds, printed sources, military records,
special collections, indexes, personal recollection and family legend.
Includes ten illustrations of original documents.

"This is an excellent guide to the consultation of miscellaneous source material which may result in the discovery of a Gypsy ancestor"
- Family Tree Magazine, November 1998.

Price including P&P: UK £3.50; Europe £4.30;
Worldwide Airmail £4.80.

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