The Tolkien Name in History (08.01.09 by Pieter Collier) -
Anyone who has done some research on the name Tolkien or relatives of the author J.R.R. Tolkien has sooner or later paid for the services of the website Ancestry.co.uk. Just recently I was digging into the war-time experiences of Hilary Tolkien, the brother of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien and managed to find some info in their database. With their databases containing more than 16 million names and thousands of government records available to search, researching veterans has become easier than ever before.
I was especially amazed by the court records, which are an often overlooked, yet prooved to be a very valuable tool in my research. The land records they hold can connect the person you study to certain places and related family members.
Now what I did not know was that Ancestry.co.uk also publishes books and it seems they made a book on the Tolkien Name in History. I have not read it myself, but having seen the info they have in their databases this might be an interesting book. If anyone has read it, I'd be very happy to post your review here!
The Tolkien Name in History is a customized book offering a unique blend of fascinating facts, statistics and commentary about the Tolkien name.
The book is just one of an entire series of family name books in the "Our Name in History Collection
". Each book in the collection is printed on demand and is compiled from hundreds of millions of records from the world's largest online resource of family history, Ancestry.co.uk
This particular book follows the Tolkien family name through history and makes the perfect gift for your family members and anyone interested in the Tolkien name.
In the book you'll find out about where people with the Tolkien last name originated. You may discover the countries and ports they left behind, the ships they sailed and more.
You'll get a better idea of where people sharing the Tolkien name settled and where they may reside today in the United Kingdom and other countries. You'll get all this information and much more in your Tolkien family name book.
Publication date: 1 November 2008
Estimate: 78 pages
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