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=== ENGLISH RESOURCES ===
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=== English Resources ===
  
Information about England and its genealogical records.<br><br>• wiki.familysearch.org This site is being built and continually added to by the genealogical community. Always new information being added to help with any form of genealogical and family research.<br>• www.genuki.org.uk Provides various links to research websites for England <br>• www.cyndislist.com (Great links to online English research)<br>• http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~origins/enggene.htm A vast collection of England genealogy websites<br>• Forums.familysearch.org Submit research problems or questions online and receive research suggestions and tips from experts all over the world. <br>• www.a2a.org.uk Search for records in county archives throughout England<br><br>  
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Information about England and its genealogical records.<br>  
  
=== CHURCH RECORDS  ===
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Main_Page wiki.familysearch.org ]This site is being built and continually added to by the genealogical community. Always new information being added to help with any form of genealogical and family research.
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*[http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/ www.genuki.org.uk] Provides various links to research websites for the British Isles
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/ www.cyndislist.com] (Great links to online English research)
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*[http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~origins/enggene.htm England Genealogy Websites]&nbsp;A vast collection of England genealogy websites
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*[https://sites.google.com/site/newfamilyhistoryengland/home England Online Links]&nbsp;Family History Online Links for England
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*[https://familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/index.php Forums.familysearch.org] Submit research problems or questions online and receive research suggestions and tips from experts all over the world.
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*[http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a/ www.a2a.org.uk] Search for records in county archives throughout England
  
Baptismal, marriage, &amp; burial records<br><br>'''Church of England (Anglican)'''<br>• [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&region=UNITED_KINGDOM_IRELAND www.familysearch.org]
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=== Church Records  ===
  
Indexes of births and baptisms, 1538-1975; marriages, 1538-1973, deaths and burials 1538-1991 for all of England. Images available for [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1769414 Cornwall], [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1952887 Kent], [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1416598 Norfolk], and some for [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1614792 Cheshire], Durham, [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1788853 Lancashire ]and [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1788853 Yorkshire]. <br>• [http://www.ancestryinstitution.com/ www.ancestry.com ]
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Baptismal, marriage, &amp; burial records<br><br>'''Church of England (Anglican)''''''<br>''
  
Images available for [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3D%26keyword%3Dlondon%20parish%26 London ]and surrounding area, [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3D%26keyword%3Ddorset%20parish%26 Dorset], [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3D%26keyword%3Dlancashire%20parish%26 Lancashire], [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3D%26keyword%3DWarwickshire%20parish%26 Warwickshire], &amp; [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3D%26keyword%3DYorkshire%20parish%26 West Yorkshire]. Transcripts available for many other counties. <br>• [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/ www.findmypast.co.uk]  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&region=UNITED_KINGDOM_IRELAND www.familysearch.org]'''''-'''''Indexes of births and baptisms, 1538-1975; marriages, 1538-1973, deaths and burials 1538-1991 for all of England. Images available for [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1769414 Cornwall], [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1952887 Kent], [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1416598 Norfolk], and some for [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1614792 Cheshire], Durham, [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1788853 Lancashire ]and [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1788853 Yorkshire]
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*[http://www.ancestryinstitution.com/ www.ancestry.com]- Images available for [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3D%26keyword%3Dlondon%20parish%26 London ]and surrounding area, [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3D%26keyword%3Ddorset%20parish%26 Dorset], [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3D%26keyword%3Dlancashire%20parish%26 Lancashire], [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3D%26keyword%3DWarwickshire%20parish%26 Warwickshire], &amp; [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3D%26keyword%3DYorkshire%20parish%26 West Yorkshire]. Transcripts available for many other counties.  
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*[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/ www.findmypast.co.uk]- Transcripts of baptisms, marriages, and burials 1538-2005. Free access at a FamilySearch Center. Images available for Cheshire, West Devon, parts of London, Westminster, Middlesex and others.
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*[http://freereg.rootsweb.com/ http://freereg.rootsweb.com][http://freereg.rootsweb.com/ /]- Online transcripts of baptisms, marriages, &amp; burials (ongoing project- not complete)
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*[http://ukbmd.co.uk/ www.ukbmd.org.uk]- provides links to some countywide online church registers databases
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*[http://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/user/subscriptions.php www.thegenealogist.co.uk]- Transcripts of parish registers
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*[http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/ http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/EssexAncestors.asp]- Online images for Essex parish registers
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*[http://www.google.com/ www.google.com]- Just try Googling the name of the ‘county’ or ‘parish’ + ‘parish registers.’ I.e. ‘Worcestershire parish registers’ or ‘Churchill parish registers.’
  
Transcripts of baptisms, marriages, and burials 1538-2005. Free access at a FamilySearch Center. Images available for Cheshire, West Devon, parts of London, Westminster, Middlesex and others.<br>• [http://freereg.rootsweb.com/ http://freereg.rootsweb.com/]
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'''Non-Conformists'''
  
Online transcripts of baptisms, marriages, &amp; burials (ongoing project- not complete)<br>• [http://ukbmd.co.uk/ www.ukbmd.org.uk]
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Those not belonging to the Church of England
  
provides links to some countywide online church registers databases <br>• [http://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/user/subscriptions.php www.thegenealogist.co.uk]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/ www.familysearch.org] Indexes to births/baptisms, 1620-1881; marriages 1619-1898;
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*[http://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/user/subscriptions.php www.thegenealogist.co.uk] ($) FHL Subscription (Free indexes and images at the FHL)
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*[http://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/bmdr/ www.bmdregisters.co.uk] ($) (Indexes free)
  
Transcripts of parish registers<br>• [http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/ http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/EssexAncestors.asp]
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=== Census Records  ===
  
Online images for Essex parish registers<br>• [http://www.google.com/ www.google.com]
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(Records locating families &amp; individuals at a specific place and time)
  
Just try Googling the name of the ‘county’ or ‘parish’ + ‘parish registers.’ I.e. ‘Worcestershire parish registers’ or ‘Churchill parish registers.’<br><br>
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&region=UNITED_KINGDOM_IRELAND www.familysearch.org] (free) 1841-1911 (Indexes only; images available via partner websites)
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*[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/group/ukicen/UK_Census_Collection.aspx www.ancestry.com] ($) 1841-1911 (index &amp; images)
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*[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/search-menu/census-land-and-surveys www.findmypast.co.uk] ($) 1841-1911 (index &amp; images)
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*[http://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/user/subscriptions.php www.thegenealogist.co.uk] ($) 1841-1901 (index &amp; images); 1911 (beta)
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*[http://www.origins.net/BritishOrigins/Search/Census/BOSearchCensus.aspx www.britishorigins.com] ($) 1841; 1861-1871; (index &amp; images)
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*[http://www.censusfinder.com/ www.censusfinder.com] (free) transcripts of some England census records
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*[http://www.freecen.org.uk/ www.freecen.org.uk] (free) transcripts of numerous census records throughout England
  
'''Non-Conformists'''
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=== Civil Registration  ===
  
Those not belonging to the Church of England
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Births, marriages, and death certificates
  
<br>• www.familysearch.org Indexes to births/baptisms, 1620-1881; marriages 1619-1898; <br>• www.thegenealogist.co.uk ($) FHL Subscription (Free indexes and images at the FHL)<br>• www.bmdregisters.co.uk ($) (Indexes free)<br><br>
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*[http://freebmd.org.uk/cgi/search.pl www.freebmd.org.uk]- &nbsp;Indexes to birth, marriage and death certificates from England and Wales starting July 1837-1983.&nbsp;Original certificates are located at the General Registrar’s Office in London. Using the information found in the index you then must order the certificate online at [http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/default.asp www.gro.gov.uk].&nbsp;
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*[http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/ www.ukbmd.org.uk]- Indexes to birth, marriage and death certificates from England and Wales &nbsp;from July 1837-1983 at the the local registrar’s office. Select a county and then click 'County.' Not complete for all counties and some counties may not have an index to the the local registrar's office. Includes other valuable links to records as well.&nbsp;  
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*[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/Places/UK/England/Default.aspx?category=34 www.ancestry.com] ($) Indexes to birth, marriage and death certificates from England and Wales starting July 1837-1915.&nbsp;Must order certificates from England.
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*[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/search-menu/life-events-bmds www.findmypast.co.uk] ($)&nbsp;Indexes to birth, marriage and death certificates from England and Wales. Must order certificates from England.
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*www.thegenealogist.co.uk ($)  
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*[http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/default.asp www.gro.gov.uk]- Website for ordering birth, marriage, and death certificates from England and Wales.
  
=== CENSUS RECORDS ===
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=== Court Records ===
  
(Records locating families &amp; individuals at a specific place and time)<br>• www.familysearch.org (free) 1841-1911 (Indexes only; images available via partner websites)<br>• www.ancestry.com ($) 1841-1911 (index &amp; images)<br>• www.findmypast.co.uk ($) 1841-1911 (index &amp; images)<br>• www.thegenealogist.co.uk ($) 1841-1901 (index &amp; images); 1911 (beta)<br>• www.britishorigins.com ($) 1841; 1861-1871; (index &amp; images)<br>• www.censusfinder.com (free) transcripts of some England census records<br>• www.freecen.org.uk (free) transcripts of numerous census records throughout England <br><br>
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*[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/Places/UK/England/Default.aspx?category=36 www.ancestry.com] ($) [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1590 England &amp; Wales Criminal Registers, 1791-1892] (Quarter Sessions &amp; Assize Courts). Also includes&nbsp;[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7919 indexes to Chancery records, 1386-1558].
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*[http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ www.nationalarchives.gov.uk]-&nbsp;Contains a vast amount of court records which can be ordered online.
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*[http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/mdr/ www.nationalarchives.gov.uk]- Includes an online index to the Manorial Documents Registers for Manor records.
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*[http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/ www.oldbaileyonline.org.uk]- Almost 200,000 criminal trials at London’s central criminal court.
  
=== CIVIL REGISTRATION ===
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=== Directories ===
  
(Births, marriages, and death certificates)<br>• www.freebmd.org.uk July 1837-1983 (indexes from the General Registrar’s Office; not yet complete for later years; indexes only; must order certificates from England) <br>• www.ukbmd.org.uk (indexes from the local registrar’s office) <br>• www.ancestry.com ($) July 1837-2006 (indexes only; must order certificates from England)<br>• www.findmypast.co.uk ($) July 1837-2006 (indexes only; must order certificates from England)<br>• www.thegenealogist.co.uk ($) <br>• www.gro.gov.uk Order the certificates online from this website.
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Locate ancestors at a specific location and time
  
=== COURT RECORDS  ===
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*[http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/ www.genuki.org.uk]- Links to English directories
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*[http://www.historicaldirectories.org/hd/ www.historicaldirectories.org]- Various directories throughout England. Images of the directories are available online for free.
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*[http://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/books/books_index.php?rec_type=Directory www.thegenealogist.co.uk]&nbsp;- Contains various directories throughout England.&nbsp;
  
<br>• www.ancestry.com ($) England &amp; Wales Criminal Registers, 1791-1892 (Quarter Sessions &amp; Assize Courts).<br>• www.nationalarchives.gov.uk Contains a vast amount of court records which can be ordered online. Includes an online index to the Manorial Documents Registers for Manor records. <br>• www.oldbaileyonline.org.uk Almost 200,000 criminal trials at London’s central criminal court.
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=== LDS Sources  ===
  
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Records of 19th Century LDS converts
  
=== DIRECTORIES  ===
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*[http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/library/pioneercompanysearch/0,15773,3966-1-2068,00.html http://lds.org/churchhistory/library/pioneercompanysearch]&nbsp;Mormon Overland Trail, 1847-1868; list of pioneer families and individuals who migrated to Utah across the plains.
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*[http://dupinternational.org/ www.dupinternational.org]- Contains submitted histories, biographies, articles, pictures, etc. of pioneer ancestors
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*[http://immigrants.byu.edu/ http://immigrants.byu.edu] Tracks LDS converts in ships migrating across the ocean to America.
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*[http://histfam.familysearch.org/ http://histfam.familysearch.org] Community Trees are lineage-linked genealogies from specific time periods &amp; geographic localities around the word.
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*[http://winterquarters.byu.edu/ Winterquarters.byu.edu]- Winter Quarters Project. Includes pioneer biographies, settlements, deaths, map of Winter Quarters, etc.
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*[http://lib.byu.edu/digital/mmd/ Lib.byu.edu/digital/mmd]- LDS missionary journals kept during their missionary service
  
(Locate ancestors at a specific location and time)<br>• www.genuki.org.uk Links to English directories<br>• http://www.historicaldirectories.org/hd/b1.asp Various directories throughout England<br>• www.thegenealogist.co.uk
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=== Military  ===
  
=== LDS SOURCES  ===
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Finding information/records if an ancestor served in the British military
  
(Records of 19th Century LDS converts) <br>• http://lds.org/churchhistory/library/pioneercompanysearch Mormon Overland Trail, 1847-1868; list of pioneer families and individuals who migrated to Utah across the plains. <br>• www.dupinternational.org Contains submitted histories, biographies, articles, pictures, etc. of pioneer ancestors<br>• http://immigrants.byu.edu Tracks LDS converts in ships migrating across the ocean to America.<br>• http://histfam.familysearch.org Community Trees are lineage-linked genealogies from specific time periods &amp; geographic localities around the word. <br>• Winterquarters.byu.edu Winter Quarters Project. Includes pioneer biographies, settlements, deaths, map of Winter Quarters, etc. <br>• Lib.byu.edu/digital/mmd LDS missionary journals kept during their missionary service  
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*[http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/default.htm www.nationalarchives.gov.uk] The premier repository for military records in the United Kingdom. While many are now accessible online most are not and are housed at the National Archives but can be ordered online.
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*[http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/looking-for-person/default.htm http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/looking-for-person/default.htm]-&nbsp;Information and guides on how to find military records.  
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*[http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/our-online-records.htm http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/our-online-records.htm]- Military and other records available and accessible online through the National Archives website.  
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*[http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/digital-microfilm.htm http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/digital-microfilm.htm]-&nbsp;Microfilm records from the National Archives that’s been digitized and made available online for free.  
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*[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/search-menu/armed-forces-and-conflict www.findmypast.co.uk] ($) Includes many British Military records including the [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/army-service-records/all British Army Service Records] from 1760-1915.
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*[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/Places/UK/England/Default.aspx?category=39&ldf=2 www.ancestry.com] ($) Indexes and images to many military records including British Army WWI Service and pension records.&nbsp;
  
=== MILITARY ===
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=== Newspapers ===
  
(Finding information/records if an ancestor served in the military)<br>• www.nationalarchives.gov.uk The premier repository for military records in the United Kingdom. <br>• http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/looking-for-person/default.htm Information on how to find military records. <br>• http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/our-online-records.htm Records available online through the National Archives website. <br>• http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/digital-microfilm.htm Microfilm that’s been digitized and made available online for free.<br>• www.findmypast.co.uk ($) Includes many British Military records <br>• www.ancestry.com ($) Indexes to military records<br><br>
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*[http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/ www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk] ($) (great newspaper collection)
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*[http://www.connectedhistories.org/ www.connectedhistories.org]- British Newspapers, 1600-1900
  
=== NEWSPAPERS ===
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=== Miscellaneous ===
  
<br>• www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk ($) (great newspaper collection)<br>• www.connectedhistories.org British Newspapers, 1600-1900  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&region=UNITED_KINGDOM_IRELAND www.familysearch.org] &gt; United Kingdom and Ireland. Includes miscellaneous records such as poor law, tax assessments, probate, court, monumental inscriptions, etc. for select counties.
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*[http://www.connectedhistories.org/ www.connectedhistories.org] A variety of digital British records &amp; papers including: Convict Transportation Registers, House of Commons papers, London Lives, 1690-1800, Charles Booth Archive, Old Bailey records, British Newspapers, 1600-1900, and more.
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*[http://www.google.com/ www.google.com ]Use this search engine to find your ancestors (in a Google search type “Surname” (of your ancestor) + name of the parish or county from where they came from.
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*Other Search Engines: (www.bing.com, www.yahoo.com, www.ask.com, www.dogpile.com)
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*[http://www.mocavo.com/ www.Mocavo.com] ($) A genealogy search engine. Type the name of an ancestor and watch as the search results only appear if they may have genealogical value pertaining to your ancestor.
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*[http://www.genesreunited.co.uk/ www.genesreunited.com] Use this website to find distant relatives via a common ancestry.
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*[http://www.origins.net/ www.origins.net] Apprenticeship records
  
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=== Passenger Lists  ===
  
=== MISCELLANEOUS  ===
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Tracing English emigrants/immigrants
  
<br>• www.familysearch.org &gt; United Kingdom and Ireland. Includes miscellaneous records such as poor law, tax assessments, probate, court, monumental inscriptions, etc. for select counties. <br>• www.connectedhistories.org A variety of digital British records &amp; papers including: Convict Transportation Registers, House of Commons papers, London Lives, 1690-1800, Charles Booth Archive, Old Bailey records, British Newspapers, 1600-1900, and more.<br>• www.google.com Use this search engine to find your ancestors (in a Google search type “Surname” (of your ancestor) + name of the parish or county from where they came from.<br>• Other Search Engines: (www.bing.com, www.yahoo.com, www.ask.com, www.dogpile.com)<br>• www.Mocavo.com ($) A genealogy search engine. Type the name of an ancestor and watch as the search results only appear if they may have genealogical value pertaining to your ancestor. <br>• www.genesreunited.com Use this website to find distant relatives via a common ancestry.<br>• www.origins.net Apprenticeship records
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*[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/category.aspx?cat=40 www.ancestry.com ]($) Many passenger lists including those arriving at US and Canadian ports. Also a database for those returning or visiting the British Isles from 1878-1960.  
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*[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/search-menu/travel-and-migration www.findmypast.co.uk] ($) Passenger lists of those leaving the British Isles (1890-1960); also a Register of passport applications, 1851-1903.  
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*[http://www.ancestorsonboard.com/ www.ancestorsonboard.com] ($) Passenger lists of those leaving the British Isles (1890-1960)
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*[http://ellisisland.org/ www.ellisisland.org]- 1892-1956 (New York passenger lists)  
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*[http://castlegarden.org/ www.castlegarden.org]- 1820-1913 (New York passenger lists pre Ellis Island)  
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*[http://immigrantships.net/ www.immigrantships.net]- Passenger lists from all over the world- must search each volume as there is no searchable index.  
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*[http://immigrants.byu.edu/ immigrants.byu.edu]- Tracks LDS converts in ships migrating to America.
  
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=== Wills / Probate  ===
  
=== PASSENGER LISTS  ===
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May name spouse, children, or other family members
  
(Tracing English emigrants/immigrants) <br>• www.ancestry.com ($) Many passenger lists including those arriving at US and Canadian ports. Also a database for those returning or visiting the British Isles from 1878-1960.<br>• www.findmypast.co.uk ($) Passenger lists of those leaving the British Isles (1890-1960); also a Register of passport applications, 1851-1903. <br>• www.ancestorsonboard.com ($) Passenger lists of those leaving the British Isles (1890-1960)<br>• www.ellisisland.org 1892-1956 (New York passenger lists)<br>• www.castlegarden.org 1820-1913 (New York passenger lists pre Ellis Island)<br>• www.immigrantships.net Passenger lists from all over the world- must search each volume as there is no searchable index.<br>• http://immigrants.byu.edu Tracks LDS converts in ships migrating to America.  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Main_Page wiki.familysearch.org]-&nbsp;'''For wills pre-1858.&nbsp;'''Wiki.familysearch.org&nbsp;&gt; type the name of the county and then add Probate i.e. “Worcestershire Probate.” Gives step-by-step instruction on how to find a will. Click the letter of the alphabet to the parish where your ancestor died. May include links to online indexes and includes links to the online Family History Library catalog listing&nbsp;film numbers&nbsp;for the&nbsp;wills&nbsp;on microfilm at the library and available through&nbsp;family history centers world-wide.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; For wills post-1857.&nbsp; Search the library's online catalog, title search, for Principal Probate Registry.
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*[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1904 www.ancestry.com]-&nbsp;($) '''For wills post-1857'''.&nbsp;Go to Ancestry.com &gt; click on Search &gt;&nbsp;select the&nbsp;Card Catalog &gt; type in National Probate Calendar. No images provided.&nbsp;For a microfilm image of the will go to wiki.familysearch.org &gt; type Principal Probate Registry. This links to microfilm numbers at the Family History Library. www.familysearch.org Kent wills online 1440-1881
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*[http://www.origins.net/ www.origins.net ]($)&nbsp;Contains a National Wills Index that includes indexes for the courts of several counties&nbsp;
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*[http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/wills-and-probate.htm www.nationalarchives.gov.uk] Index to wills proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury
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*[http://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/user/subscriptions.php www.thegenealogist.co.uk] ($) Index &amp; images to wills in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury
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*[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/probate-and-wills www.findmypast.co.uk] ($) Includes transcripts of various probate courts
  
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=== Maps, Gazetteers, and Placenames  ===
  
=== WILLS / PROBATE  ===
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Helps understand where ancestor came from
  
(May name spouse, children, or other family members)<br>• For wills pre-1858: wiki.familysearch.org &gt; type the name of the county and then add Probate i.e. “Worcestershire Probate.” Gives step-by-step instruction on how to find a will. Click the letter of the alphabet to the parish where your ancestor died. May include links to online indexes and include the microfilm numbers to the images of wills at the Family History Library. <br>• For wills post-1857: www.ancestry.com &gt; click Search &gt; click Card Catalog &gt; in the Keywords type National Probate. For microfilm image of the will go to wiki.familysearch.org &gt; type Principal Probate Registry. This links to microfilm numbers at the Family History Library. www.familysearch.org Kent wills online 1440-1881<br>• www.origins.net ($) Includes a National Wills Index<br>• www.nationalarchives.gov.uk Index to wills proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury<br>• www.thegenealogist.co.uk ($) Index &amp; images to wills in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury<br>• www.findmypast.co.uk ($) Includes transcripts of various probate courts.
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*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ maps.familysearch.org] - An excellent resource for finding neighboring parishes, distance between parishes, jurisdictions of the parish, when records begin, viewing old ordinance survey maps of the parish, view your ancestor’s parish in relations to Google maps and Google Earth.
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*[http://labs.nationalarchives.gov.uk/maps/valuation.html http://labs.nationalarchives.gov.uk/maps/valuation.html]- Valuation Office map finder. <br>  
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*[http://visionofbritain.org.uk/ www.visionofbritain.org/uk]&nbsp;Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales
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*[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/ http://www.british-history.ac.uk] Topographical Dictionary of England
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*[http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/ www.genuki.org.uk ]Links to maps, gazetteers, etc.
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*[http://www.magazine.ordnancesurveyleisure.co.uk/magazine/tscontent/general/getamap-quick-start-guide.html www.getamap.co.uk] -Ordnance Survey Maps
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*[http://www.old-maps.co.uk/index.html www.old-maps.co.uk] ($) -Access to historical maps in England
  
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=== Cemeteries &amp; Burials  ===
  
=== MAPS, GAZETTEERS, AND PLACENAMES  ===
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Find where an ancestor is buried
  
(Helps understand where ancestor came from)<br>• maps.familysearch.org - An excellent resource for finding neighboring parishes, distance between parishes, jurisdictions of the parish, when records begin, viewing old ordinance survey maps of the parish, view your ancestor’s parish in relations to Google maps and Google Earth. <br>• www.visionofbritain.org/uk/descriptions Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales<br>• http://www.british-history.ac.uk Topographical Dictionary of England<br>• www.genuki.org.uk Links to maps, gazetteers, etc. <br>• www.getamap.co.uk -Ordnance Survey Maps<br>• www.old-maps.co.uk ($) -Access to historical maps in England  
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*[https://familysearch.org/ www.familysearch.org]&nbsp;&gt; Catalog &gt; Place Search &gt; Type County or parish &gt; Cemeteries
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*[http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/ www.genuki.org.uk]- Links to English cemeteries
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*[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/parish-records/burials?tab=3 www.findmypast.co.uk]- has the largest online burials databases for England
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*[http://www.deceasedonline.com/ www.deceasedonline.com]- Wants to become the premier database for cemetery records in the United Kingdom post 1858.
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/php/famous.php?page=country&FScountryid=5 www.findagrave.com]- Includes England burial grounds
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*[http://www.cwgc.org/ www.cwgc.org]- Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Graves of British soliders throughout the British commonwealth.<br><br>
  
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=== Repositories in England  ===
  
=== CEMETERIES &amp; BURIALS<br>  ===
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Repositories are where original records are kept and housed. These include archives and libraries and County Record offices.
  
(Find where an ancestor is buried)<br>• www.familysearch.org Catalog &gt; Place Search &gt; Type County or parish &gt; Cemeteries<br>• www.genuki.org.uk Links to English cemeteries<br>• www.findmypast.co.uk has the largest online burials databases for England<br>• www.deceasedonline.com Wants to become the premier database for cemetery records in the United Kingdom post 1858. <br><br>  
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*[http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ www.nationalarchives.gov.uk]- The National Archives website. Great for military and other government created records many of which are [http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/our-online-records.htm online].
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*[http://www.ancestor-search.info/CRO-INDEX.htm www.ancestor-search.info/CRO-INDEX.htm]- County-by-county listing of Record Offices throught England and Wales.&nbsp;
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations www.familysearch.org/locations]-&nbsp;FamilySearch centers nationwide provide circulation of most records on microform
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*[http://www.progenealogists.com/greatbritain/englandrepositories.htm http://www.progenealogists.com/greatbritain/englandrepositories.htm]-&nbsp;Links to County Record Offices throughout England. These record offices hold a vast amount of county records.
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*[http://www.sog.org.uk/index.shtml Society of Genealogies]- Britain’s premier family history society. Includes many register transcriptions to thousands of parishes.  
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*[http://homepages.gold.ac.uk/genuki/LND/ http://homepages.gold.ac.uk/genuki/LND/]-&nbsp;Information on major repositories in London.
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[[England Major Websites|For additional information on major England websites click here]].
  
(Where original records are kept; County Record offices)<br>• The National Archives- www.nationalarchives.gov.uk (great for military and other government created records, many online)<br>• www.ancestor-search.info/CRO-INDEX.htm County-by-county listing of Record Offices<br>• FamilySearch centers nationwide provide circulation of most records on microform<br>• http://www.progenealogists.com/greatbritain/englandrepositories.htm Links to County Record Offices throughout England. These record offices hold a vast amount of county records.<br>• Society of Genealogies- Britain’s premier family history society. Includes many register transcriptions to thousands of parishes. <br>• http://homepages.gold.ac.uk/genuki/LND/ Information on major repositories in London.
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Revision as of 18:09, 31 January 2013

Contents

English Resources

Information about England and its genealogical records.

Church Records

Baptismal, marriage, & burial records

Church of England (Anglican)'

Non-Conformists

Those not belonging to the Church of England

Census Records

(Records locating families & individuals at a specific place and time)

Civil Registration

Births, marriages, and death certificates

  • www.freebmd.org.uk-  Indexes to birth, marriage and death certificates from England and Wales starting July 1837-1983. Original certificates are located at the General Registrar’s Office in London. Using the information found in the index you then must order the certificate online at www.gro.gov.uk
  • www.ukbmd.org.uk- Indexes to birth, marriage and death certificates from England and Wales  from July 1837-1983 at the the local registrar’s office. Select a county and then click 'County.' Not complete for all counties and some counties may not have an index to the the local registrar's office. Includes other valuable links to records as well. 
  • www.ancestry.com ($) Indexes to birth, marriage and death certificates from England and Wales starting July 1837-1915. Must order certificates from England.
  • www.findmypast.co.uk ($) Indexes to birth, marriage and death certificates from England and Wales. Must order certificates from England.
  • www.thegenealogist.co.uk ($)
  • www.gro.gov.uk- Website for ordering birth, marriage, and death certificates from England and Wales.

Court Records

Directories

Locate ancestors at a specific location and time

LDS Sources

Records of 19th Century LDS converts

Military

Finding information/records if an ancestor served in the British military

Newspapers

Miscellaneous

  • www.familysearch.org > United Kingdom and Ireland. Includes miscellaneous records such as poor law, tax assessments, probate, court, monumental inscriptions, etc. for select counties.
  • www.connectedhistories.org A variety of digital British records & papers including: Convict Transportation Registers, House of Commons papers, London Lives, 1690-1800, Charles Booth Archive, Old Bailey records, British Newspapers, 1600-1900, and more.
  • www.google.com Use this search engine to find your ancestors (in a Google search type “Surname” (of your ancestor) + name of the parish or county from where they came from.
  • Other Search Engines: (www.bing.com, www.yahoo.com, www.ask.com, www.dogpile.com)
  • www.Mocavo.com ($) A genealogy search engine. Type the name of an ancestor and watch as the search results only appear if they may have genealogical value pertaining to your ancestor.
  • www.genesreunited.com Use this website to find distant relatives via a common ancestry.
  • www.origins.net Apprenticeship records

Passenger Lists

Tracing English emigrants/immigrants

  • www.ancestry.com ($) Many passenger lists including those arriving at US and Canadian ports. Also a database for those returning or visiting the British Isles from 1878-1960.
  • www.findmypast.co.uk ($) Passenger lists of those leaving the British Isles (1890-1960); also a Register of passport applications, 1851-1903.
  • www.ancestorsonboard.com ($) Passenger lists of those leaving the British Isles (1890-1960)
  • www.ellisisland.org- 1892-1956 (New York passenger lists)
  • www.castlegarden.org- 1820-1913 (New York passenger lists pre Ellis Island)
  • www.immigrantships.net- Passenger lists from all over the world- must search each volume as there is no searchable index.
  • immigrants.byu.edu- Tracks LDS converts in ships migrating to America.

Wills / Probate

May name spouse, children, or other family members

  • wiki.familysearch.orgFor wills pre-1858. Wiki.familysearch.org > type the name of the county and then add Probate i.e. “Worcestershire Probate.” Gives step-by-step instruction on how to find a will. Click the letter of the alphabet to the parish where your ancestor died. May include links to online indexes and includes links to the online Family History Library catalog listing film numbers for the wills on microfilm at the library and available through family history centers world-wide.                For wills post-1857.  Search the library's online catalog, title search, for Principal Probate Registry.
  • www.ancestry.com- ($) For wills post-1857. Go to Ancestry.com > click on Search > select the Card Catalog > type in National Probate Calendar. No images provided. For a microfilm image of the will go to wiki.familysearch.org > type Principal Probate Registry. This links to microfilm numbers at the Family History Library. www.familysearch.org Kent wills online 1440-1881
  • www.origins.net ($) Contains a National Wills Index that includes indexes for the courts of several counties 
  • www.nationalarchives.gov.uk Index to wills proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury
  • www.thegenealogist.co.uk ($) Index & images to wills in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury
  • www.findmypast.co.uk ($) Includes transcripts of various probate courts

Maps, Gazetteers, and Placenames

Helps understand where ancestor came from

Cemeteries & Burials

Find where an ancestor is buried

Repositories in England

Repositories are where original records are kept and housed. These include archives and libraries and County Record offices.


For additional information on major England websites click here.