The London Olympics may be over, but there are still many people searching for their ancestors from London. Nathan Murphy has published an online guide for tracing London ancestors. The guide has been published in the FamilySearch Research Wiki.
Features include articles on each of London’s 109 historic parishes, loaded with descriptions of records available online at major websites, including some of the following sites:
- British HistoryOnline
- Google Books
- Internet Archive
- London Lives
Genealogists will find tables describing:
- Where to find parish registers online and, maps to pinpoint places where London ancestors lived.
- Where to locate census-like records for the Metropolis dating back to the 1500s. Where to find wills of historic Londoners.
- How to find out if the parish church where your ancestor worshiped and its burial ground are still available to visit (or have been demolished).
- How to learn more about inhabitants’ status and occupations
- How to find and use major London archives and libraries, such as the London Family History Centre, London Metropolitan Archives, The National Archives, and the Society of Genealogists Library.
The full article can be found at the FamilySearch Blog, https://familysearch.org/blog/en/free-guide-london-ancestors/.