The front cover of the second edition of Easy Family History by David Annal - out now.

28 February 2013

The second edition of Easy Family History: The stress-free guide to starting your research by David Annal, is now available. Full of practical advice, it is ideal for anyone who wants to trace their family tree.

From what to expect on a birth certificate to how to use newspaper archives, each chapter focuses on an area of research and takes you through the basics. This book focuses on UK records and archives.

Recently released records

Fully updated, the new edition includes information on recently released records, such as the 1911 census and military records that are now available online. The book is illustrated with screenshots of useful websites and features images of sample archival documents.

Audrey Collins, Records Specialist at The National Archives, said: 'I would recommend Easy Family History to anyone starting out on family history in the UK. The new edition includes some essential updates on major document releases and digitisation projects since the original version was published and the new format is very accessible.'

Claim a 10% discount

Easy Family History: The stress-free guide to starting your research by David Annal is available from The National Archives' online bookshop. Claim a 10% discount by using the promotional code 'EASYFH', valid until Sunday 31 March.

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