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A Researcher's Guide to Local History Terminology

This is a free, online wikibook, so it is continually being updated and refined.  According to the authors, "This is a Resource Book of Local History techniques and terminology aimed at helping local history researchers who are studying historical documents which contain many archaic terms, local names for plants and animals, dialect words (Scots, English, Welsh, Cornish, American, etc.), unusual first names, specialist farming terms, legal terms, obscure or rarely used (archaic) words, etc. which are often absent from standard factual sources or are only defined briefly, in outline and often not in context. This abecedary is designed to be used as a resource for all local history linked researches and as a steadily accumulating bank of information on each topic."


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