Ancestry.com. Preston, Lancaster History [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003.Original data: Hardwick, Charles. History of the Borough of Preston and its Environs, in the County of Lancaster. Preston, England: Worthington & Co., 1857.
This database contains a history of the city of Preston, which is located in Lancashire in northwest England. It includes various topics covering British and Roman periods, Saxon and Danish periods, the Norman Conquest, the accession of James I, the "Restoration", parliamentary representation, trade and commerce, and many more. Historical works, such as this, contain valuable information that can be a great addition to your genealogical research. Although historical works will generally not mention your ancestors specifically, they do provide information on the time and place in which your ancestors lived, which in turn will help you place your ancestors in a historical context.