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Basic Facts About Tracing Your Catholic Ancestry In England. Michael Gandy


This brief history of Roman Catholicism in England from the 16th to the 19th centuries looks at the problems and persecutions encountered by its followers, which in turn generated their own special types of record. Sources for Catholic history in Anglican and family records are also considered, as well as the registers of baptisms, marriages and burials maintained by the Catholic church itself. Useful addresses and a substantial bibliography are included.