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This site provides guidance on WHERE to find information on your English and Welsh ancestors
   
   
 

Where to Start

      If you are a new to tracing your English and/or Welsh ancestors then you are well advised to look at this section first. It provides a methodical step-by-step approach to successfully tracing the English and Welsh side of your family tree.
     
 
Organise Yourself
      Introduction
      Courses for Beginners
      Courses for Experienced Family Historians
      Family History Fairs Calendar
      Genealogy Talks
      Planning Archive Visits
      Photographing Documents
      Topics related to improving the effectiveness of your family history research.
     
 
Sources of Information
      Introduction
      General Register of Births, Marriages and Deaths
      Census Returns
      International Genealogical Index (IGI)
      National Burial Index
      Parish Registers
      Wills and Other Probate Documents
      Other Sources
      This section describes the main sources of information for family historians tracing their English and Welsh pedigree. For each source it details where to access it and how to use it. In addition to the key sources this section also covers Criminal Records, Education Records, Electoral Registers, Manorial Records, Migration Records, Military Records, Newspapers, Non Parochial Registers, Occupational Records and Trade, Telephone and Professional Directories (see Other Sources).
     
 
Researching from Home
      Introduction
      Internet Sources
      Subscription Sites
      CD Publications
      Microfilm & Microfiche
      Books
      Copy Documents
      This section details the rapidly growing body of genealogical information that can readily be accessed in the comfort of your own home. In addition to the wealth of information available over the internet this section also covers family history information available on CD-ROMs, microfiche and in books.
     
 
Local Centres of Information
      Introduction
      Record Offices
      LDS Family History Centres
      Family History Societies
      This section provides links to the web sites of county and other locally based repositories of genealogical information (record offices, family history centres and family history societies)  Family history centres are effectively branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah and as such provide access to worldwide genealogical information including a wealth of information specific to England and Wales.
     
 
National Centres of Information
      Introduction
      Street Map of Archives in Central London
      National Archives
    Probate Registry
      National Libraries
      Principal Societies
      Special Interest Societies
      For each of the key national repositories of genealogical information in England and Wales (National Archives, Probate Registry, British Library, National Library of Wales, Society of Genealogists, Institute of Heraldic & Genealogical Studies), this section describes the main categories of information held, services provided and contact/access details. It also provides contact details for the Federation of Family History Societies and for special interest family history societies (occupational, Catholic, Jewish, nonconformist, etc.).
     
 
General Information
      Site Objectives
      About Us
      Contact
      This is a "catch-all" section for information that does not naturally fit into any of the other sections on the site.
     
     
 
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Site last checked for broken links: 1 January 2017
 
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