This book is the third of a five volume study of the early Romany families of Great Britain. This volume covers, in detail, the large and prominent British Romany Smith family, tracing them from their genesis in the 16th century through to the dawn of the 20th century, via parish records, newspaper reports and various other sources, which are drawn together to give a complete as possible account of each family and their subsequent development.
A4, 145 Pages, Fully name indexed and highly illustratated throughout in black and white and colour.
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An excellent reference book to the Smiths, [that] is also also very readable. [The author] explains his reasoning about the events he has found and the connections between them. He also includes general historical information to set the family data into context. While much of the information is from parish registers, the book also includes interesting newspaper articles to expand on the stories and the text is nicely broken up into chapters covering different periods or topics and is illustrated with photos, paintings and engravings, many of them in colour. A huge amount of work has gone into researching this volume and Richard must be thanked for bringing the information it contains to a wider audience, and I hope others may also find the missing pieces of their Smith jigsaw in its pages. - Taken from a review by Dianne Sutton, Treasurer of the Romany and Traveller Family History Society, printed in Romany Routes, Vol 14 No 9, September 2019.
It takes a very courageous- and a very experienced - Romany family historian to attempt to research and write a book about the Smiths: one of Britian's most common and widely spread Romany surnames. But this is the enormous challenge that Richard Edmunds has tackled - and accomplished - in this well researched book. My own special interest is the Smith family of East Anglia and to my delight Richard devotes a complete chapter to them. I have been studying these Smiths intensively for three decades but Richard has presented me with a number of intriguing discoveries on associated lines that have set me off on welcome new paths. What's more, there can be few Romany families in the past who didn't intermarry with or travel with a Smiths or two at some time. This book is therefore an asset that I can happily recommend to everyone, no matter what surnames they are interested in. - Sharon Heppell, Editor of Romany Routes, the Journal of the Romany and Traveller Family History Society. September 2019
Excellent work as always - Ebay Customer July 2019
Very pleased with the book. - Ebay
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Wasn’t expecting the book so soon in the post, very prompt!- Ebay Customer May 2019
Wonderful book, arrived on time, looking forward to tracing my Romany family.- Ebay Customer 2020
Overall excellent .- Ebay Customer 2020
Valuable resource for family history.- Ebay Customer 2020
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