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getting started

Researching your family history can be a little daunting, so here's a few excellent resources on the internet that can help you along the way.


The BBC's Family History website

Discover where to go for clues to your own family's past, then continue your research by consulting public archives, by visiting local-history fairs, and by asking lots of questions.


Ancestor Search

For those researching their English and Welsh ancestors it can sometimes be difficult finding out what information is available to them and where to look for it. Ancestor Search providing guidance on WHERE to seek information on English and Welsh ancestors.


Registration Districts in England and Wales

An alphabetical list of all the registration districts in England from 1837 to the present, and in Wales between 1837 and 1996. The same districts were also used to compile the decennial census for the years 1851 to 1911. Discover the places and dates covered.

please note : exact date information is only shown for events dated 100 years ago or more

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