ON THE GYPSY TRAIL
- SOURCES FOR THE
Based on the author's
own research into Gypsy families in Hampshire
FAMILY HISTORY OF GYPSIES
By Alan McGowan
(A5, 32 pages)
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
schools, fairs and fairgrounds, printed sources, military records,
special collections, indexes, personal recollection and family
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
- Family Tree Magazine, November 1998.
including P&P: UK £3.50; Europe £4.30;
Worldwide Airmail £4.80.
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