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Current filling in projects [in spare time between jobs]

Billinge Parish Registers - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~copestake/lanbillingepr1332.html

Wigan - I am indexing the 1811 Census of Wigan the results are at - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~copestake/lanwigan1811cen20022.html

St Helen - St Helens Baptisms 1813 incomplete http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~copestake/lansthelenpr1032.html

Prescot Portico RC

I am compiling various Lancashire and Cheshire Parish Register Indexes

Up Holland Parish Registers - Burials

Prescot Marriages


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Basic, Problem Solving - Getting Unstuck

My Talk Notes - Help I'm Stuck - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~copestake/stuck1.html

My Talk Handout - Help I'm Stuck - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~copestake/stuck2.html

See Colin D. Rogers "The Family Tree Detective - Tracing your ancestors in England and Wales" 3rd Edition 1997, Manchester University Press - Basic Sources Shelf

See Andrew Todd "Nuts and Bolts - Family History Problem Solving through Family Reconstruction Techniques" 2nd Ed. 2000 - Basic Sources Shelf

Before mid 1837 the main sources of use to confirming genealogies are
1) Parish Registers.  Copies of which were sent to the Bishop to become Bishop's Transcripts [BTs]
2) Wills
3) Marriage licences
4) Poor law records / Parish chest records Settlement papers - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~copestake/lanwiganpre1700.html
5) Directories, lists of names, occupations etc. etc.

1) Parish registers and sometimes the BTs are often indexed by IGI [http://www.familysearch.org/], British Vital Records - own copy, Boyds [http://www.sog.org.uk/library/index.html www.englishorigins.com], Pallotts [http://www.ancestry.com/search/locality/main.htm?uk]

Time Management - http://www.ancestry.com/rd/prodredir.asp?sourceid=831&key=A502408

Managing a Pile of Papers when overwhelmed - http://www.ancestry.com/rd/prodredir.asp?sourceid=1644&key=A517408  


Names, Surnames and Forenames

See Titford, John "Succeeding in Family History", Countryside Books, 2001 - Basic Sources Shelf

See Andrew Todd "Nuts and Bolts - Family History Problem Solving through Family Reconstruction Techniques" 2nd Ed. 2000 p6 - Basic Sources Shelf

Surnames

Surnames - http://surnamesupersearch.com/index.html

Guild of One Name Studies - http://www.one-name.org/

Scholes http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~copestake/surnamescholes.html

Forenames

Forenames - http://www.behindthename.com/


England and Wales Birth Marriage and Death

See a new look - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~copestake/BMDCenNewLk08062.html

See Colin D. Rogers "The Family Tree Detective - Tracing your ancestors in England and Wales" 3rd Edition 1997, Manchester University Press - Basic Sources Shelf

See Titford, John "Succeeding in Family History", Countryside Books, 2001 - Basic Sources Shelf

See Andrew Todd "Nuts and Bolts - Family History Problem Solving through Family Reconstruction Techniques" 2nd Ed. 2000 - Basic Sources Shelf

See Bret Langston "A Handbook to the Civil Registration Districts of England and Wales" 2001 - Own Copy

Office for National Statistics [inc. GRO] - http://www.statistics.gov.uk/

GRO - Marriages - Comedy of Errors - Continued http://globalgazette.net/gazfd/gazfd38.htm

BMD Certificate Exchange - http://www.ukbdm.org.uk/

Deaths - Causes of - http://www.paul_smith.doctors.org.uk/ArchaicMedicalTerms.htm

CAMBRIDGESHIRE BMD Index http://www.camcnty.gov.uk/sub/register/cambsindex.htm


Great Britain - Census

See a new look - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~copestake/BMDCenNewLk08062.html

See Colin D. Rogers "The Family Tree Detective - Tracing your ancestors in England and Wales" 3rd Edition 1997, Manchester University Press - Basic Sources Shelf

See Titford, John "Succeeding in Family History", Countryside Books, 2001 - Basic Sources Shelf

See Andrew Todd "Nuts and Bolts - Family History Problem Soving through Family Reconstruction Techniques" 2nd Ed. 2000 - Basic Sources Shelf

1811 Wigan Census - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~copestake/lanwigan1811cen20022.html

1851 Census has been indexed by many FH Societies - WAR, NFK, DEV in CD-Rom by LDS - I have a copy

1881 Census published by LDS on CD- Rom - I have a copy - This is also now available at Family Search http://www.familysearch.org/

1891 Census http://www.ffhs.org.uk/Societies/Latest/Ancestry.htm http://www.ancestry.co.uk/

1901 Census is available on fiche in libraries if you know where your ancestor lived.

Main site http://www.census.pro.gov.uk/

Which Institution http://homepage.ntlworld.com/jeffery.knaggs/Instuts.html

Which Ship http://homepage.ntlworld.com/jeffery.knaggs/RNShips.html

Where is that? Use RG13 - http://catalogue.pro.gov.uk/

As it says on the tin! http://www.leitrim-roscommon.com/1901census/

Lets cheat the Government and do it all from scratch shall we - http://www.4trudy.co.uk/census/

Not the 1901 Census http://www.staithes.demon.co.uk/census.html


Parish Registers and the IGI

Family Search - http://www.familysearch.org/

Batch numbers - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~hughwallis/IGIBatchNumbers.htm#Page

Devon - Middle Names - http://stokedamerelopc.org/igi_middle_names_devon.htm

Late Baptisms - http://www.lifeworkpotential.com/genealogy/latebaps/


Military

Commonwealth Wargraves Commission - http://www.cwgc.org/

Regimental Histories - http://www.regiments.org/

Medals - http://www.arbeia.demon.co.uk/collectors/medals/filem02.htm#WW2


Navy

See Ireland, Bernard "Naval Warfare in the Age of Sail - War at Sea 1756-1815" The Book People, 2000 - Military Shelf


Christianity

Churches - http://www.churchnet.org.uk/

Church History

See Catherwood, Christopher "Crash Course On Church History", Hodder & Stoughton, 1998 - Bed Side Book Shelf

Bibles

Gutenberg bible 1455 - http://prodigi.bl.uk/gutenbg/default.asp

Denominations

Methodism - http://www.methodist.org.uk/

Archives - http://rylibweb.man.ac.uk/data1/dg/text/method.html

United Reformed Church - ex Presbyterian/ Congregational - http://www.urc.org.uk/index.html


Indexes to some Parish Registers http://freereg.rootsweb.com/


Archives

Public Records Office - http://www.pro.gov.uk/ - Includes 1901 Census [oh yeh pull the other one!], PROCAT Catalogue, PRO Online Wills PCC 1850-1858, Information Sheets - http://www.pro.gov.uk/leaflets/Riindex.asp - Essential

Access to Archives (A2A) - http://www.pro.gov.uk/archives/a2a/default.htm - Essential, Wot not been, you must go now try it out and it will be really good when it is finished just like Venice will

GENUKI - http://www.genuki.org.uk/ - Essential

British Libary - http://www.bl.uk/

The Bodleian Library, Oxford - http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/

Newspaper Library - Collindale - http://www.bl.uk/collections/newspapers.html

Archives of Universities and Colleges [These do contain archives of general interest] - http://www.archiveshub.ac.uk/

Historic Manuscripts Commission - Including Manorial Documents Register for part of the country and National Register of Archives - http://www.hmc.gov.uk/

HM Land Registry - http://www.landreg.gov.uk/

Local History - British Association for Local History - http://www.balh.co.uk/

Gateways to Archives - http://www.hmc.gov.uk/archon/archon.htm

Information on Archives - http://www.archivesinfo.net/

Worldwide Archives Portal - http://www.unesco.org/webworld/portal_archives/pages/index.shtml

Business Archives Council - http://www.archives.gla.ac.uk/bac/

History of Nursing - http://www.qmuc.ac.uk/hn/history/

Society of Archivists - http://www.archives.org.uk/ - zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz [Sorry dropped off to sleep there]


Family History

IGI - Family Search [Mormon Index] - Very good for Parish Register Indexes to Marriages and Christenings - http://www.familysearch.org/ - Essential

Family Records Centre - http://www.familyrecords.gov.uk/

GENUKI - http://www.genuki.org.uk/ - Essential

Rootsweb - http://www.rootweb.com/ - Mainly but not solely American.

Society of Genealogists - http://www.sog.org.uk/ - Boyds Marriage Index

Family Tree Magazine - Links - http://www.family-tree.co.uk/maglinks.HTM

Federation of Family History Societies - http://www.ffhs.org.uk/

Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies - http://www.ihgs.ac.uk/

Uk Databases - pay perview - http://www.ancestry.com/ Pallots Marriage Index this is the cheapest way of getting access to it IHSG charge even more!

Guild of One Name Studies - http://www.one-name.org/


Gazetteers - 1898 Cassells - http://www.rod-neep.co.uk/books/ref/0168/index.htm own copy

1961 - AA Illustrated Road Book of England & Wales - own copy

Current - AA CD-Roms - own copies


Maps

Ordnamce Survey - http://www.ordsvy.gov.uk/

1st edition 6" OS maps for most of UK - http://www.old-maps.co.uk/

Old OS Map Supplier - http://www.rallymap.demon.co.uk/


Heritage

English Heritage - http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/

National Trust - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/

National Trust for Scotland - http://www.nts.org.uk/


Domesday Book - http://www.domesdaybook.co.uk/

Domesday Project lasts only 15 years and is obselete - http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4366728,00.html


Cambridgeshire

BMD Index http://www.camcnty.gov.uk/sub/register/cambsindex.htm http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~copestake/cambiri.html


Cheshire

N. Cheshire FHS - are publishing lots of fiche of Baptism and Burial Indexes - see FTM Feb 2002 p 55

1851 Census - http://www.fhsc.org.uk/cdrom.htm

Aldford - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~copestake/chsaldfordl07012.html

Bruera - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~copestake/chsaldfordl07012.html

Dukinfield - M&LFHS Library has 1825 & 1832 Land Tax and MIs of Dukinfield Old Chapel

Eccleston - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~copestake/chsEcclestonl07012.html

Frodsham - Lady Heyes, Kingsley Road- Craft and Antique centre is good for old books from Cheshire Books - http://www.ladyheyescraftandantiquecentre.co.uk/ in the Jacobean hut.

Mottram in Londendale - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~copestake/chsmotraml05012.html

Northenden - See file for picture of the church.


Derbyshire

Derbyshire Record Office - e-mail address record.office@derbyshire.gov.uk

Census 1851 and 1891 - indexed by Derbyshire FHS

NE Derbyshire - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~spire/

South Derbyshire - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~brett/sdindex.htm

Probate - Wills - some are listed on http://www.wirksworth.org.uk/A57-W-AH.htm

Derbyshire Strays - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~spire/strays/index.htm

South Derbyshire including Derby - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~brett/sdindex.htm

Castleton- 1851 Census Index - M&LFHS Vol 21

Derby - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~brett/sdindex.htm

Derby - Non Conformist - Independent - Brook Side Chapel - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~copestake/dbydbybrooksidechap06012.html

Matlock Parish Registers - http://www.wirksworth.org.uk/mk-X-01.htm


Ireland - http://www.ireland.com/ancestor/


Lancashire

Pictorial History of Lancashire - http://www.pcug.org.au/~pfthomps/lancshis/lancsint.htm

Lancashire Local History Federation - http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/localhistory/index.html

1891 Census - Copy ordered from S & N - http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/Genealogy_Supplies/whatsnew.htm http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/Genealogy_Supplies/lancs.htm

Catholic - see file LANCASHIRE/ CATHOLIC and http://www.catholic-history.org.uk/nwchs/ http://www.catholic-history.org.uk/ 1 Mar 2002 - There are now a number of microfilms from the Archdiocese of Liverpool made in the 1940s and 50s only recently discovered they are in Lancashuire Record Office MF 9/90-182 - I have a list

Police - Lancashire Constabulary - http://www.lancashire.police.uk/fore.html

Barnoldswick - www.barnoldswick.freeserve.co.uk

Billinge Parish Registers - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~copestake/lanbillingepr1332.html

Billinge - http://www.billinge-history.co.uk/

Birtle-1851 Census Index - M&LFHS Vol 26

Blackburn - see article on Blackburn Chapelrys in "Lancashire" the Journal of Lancashire Family History and Heraldic Society vol 12. No 4 Nov 1991 p17-18

Blackburn Diocese - http://www.blackburn.anglican.org/missinglink/index.htm

Bolton - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~copestake/lanboltonstpet18122.html

Bury - http://www.bury.gov.uk/bury/about_bury_heritage.asp and http://www.buckley.cx/index.htm

Cartmel - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~copestake/lancartmel20012.html

Cockerham - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~copestake/lancockerham180222.html

Douglas Chapel - see Parbold

Edenfield -1851 Census Index - M&LFHS Vol 31

Ellel - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~copestake/lancockerham180222.html

Furness - Furness Abbey http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/
http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/

Harshead - 1851 Census Index - M&LFHS Vol 20

Haslingden - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~copestake/lanhaslingden18022.html

Heywood -1851 Census Index - M&LFHS Vol 26

Haydock - Will of Alice Lyon of Haydocke 1639 - I have a copy on my file.

Lancaster - Will of Betty Wilkinson Proved 1832 PCC [Mar 202 Admon Will] Written 1788 proved after executors had died - I have a copy on my file

Liverpool

http://www.liverpool2007.org.uk/

http://www.mersey-gateway.org/

Liverpool Wills pre 1858 are either in Lancashire Record Office or PCC see Finding Folk [Only avilable on my computer] One volume should be vol 107 not vol. 10 [Corrected in 4th edition]

Liverpool & SW Lancs FHS http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~lswlfhs/

Liverpool & SW Lancs FHS Publications List http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~lswlfhs/Publist.htm [See to do pile]

Liverpool Photos website lists [From Terry Heath]- http://pastliverpool.com/
http://www.frankgreen.co.uk/
http://www.francisfrith.co.uk/fcp/
http://www.scottiepress.org.uk/sr2003/carters.htm
http://www.liverpoolpictures.co.uk/
http://images.google.com/
http://www.liverpool.com/icexpats/museum/museum.html
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~liverpoolphotographers
http://www.ancientfaces.com/
http://www.carlscam.com/
http://canning.merseyworld.com/
http://www.oldprints.co.uk/prints
http://www.oldprints.co.uk/prints/la/images/ptsla.htm
http://www.merseyworld.com/ladt/indep.html
http://www.liverpoolpictorial.co.uk/
http://www.litherlandtown.co.uk/a_frameset.html
http://www.liverpool.com/echo/
http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/
http://www.vwlowen.demon.co.uk/wirral/index.htm
http://www.carog.com/
http://www.lswlfhs.freeserve.co.uk/Streets1851/Streetindex.htm
http://www.merseyside.org.uk/
http://www.20thcenturyimages.co.uk/trolleyed/index.html

Liverpool Poll Book 1832 http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~lswlfhs/1832Pollbook/Pollbook1832.htm

Liverpool 1843 Gores Directory on CD Rom Own Copy http://www.rod-neep.co.uk/acatalog/Archive_CD_Books_Directories___other_date_specific_resources_106.html

Liverpool 1851 Census Index on CD Rom Own Copy [see http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~lswlfhs/ note may not be there for long]

Liverpool 1901 Census - Article in Liverpool Echo 3 Jan 2002 p 8 - Contact me if you want a photocopy.

Liverpool - St. Andrew's Renshaw Street Baptisms 1815 to 1874 On CD-Rom by Liverpool & SW Lancs FHS - Own Copy

Liverpool - St. Annes Church Transcript CD-Rom by Liverpool & SW Lancs FHS - Own Copy

Liverpool - Saint Luke, Bold Place - See file for copies of photos.

Liverpool - St Mary Kirkdale - Marriages 1874-1883 - http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/LAN/Liverpool/St.Mary-marr-1874-1883.txt

Liverpool RC Marriages - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~hibernia/

Liverpool & Wirral Photographers http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~liverpoolphotographers

Liverpool History Society http://www.liverpoolhistorysociety.org.uk/

Manchester - Greater Manchester County Record Office - http://www.gmcro.co.uk/

Manchester Local Studies and Archives Service - http://www.manchester.gov.uk/libraries/arls/

Manchester Public Libraries - http://www.manchester.gov.uk/libraries/index.htm

Manchester - Chethams Library - http://www.chethams.org.uk/

Greater Manchester - Including Wigan - The Greater Manchester Past Finder http://www.gmcro.co.uk/gmpf/

Newchurch -1851 Census Index - M&LFHS Vol 30

Oldham - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~copestake/lanoldham18122.html

Parbold Chapel = Douglas Chapel http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/LAN/Parbold/

Prescot - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~copestake/lanprescot15052.html

Rainford - http://www.rainfordasc.freeserve.co.uk/

Rossendale -1851 Census Index - M&LFHS Vol 31

Salford - RC Diocese - http://www.wardleyhall.org.uk/

Salmesbury - see article on Blackburn Chapelrys in "Lancashire" the Journal of Lancashire Family History and Heraldic Society vol 12. No 4 Nov 1991 p17-18

Sefton - http://www.merseyworld.com/seftonchurch/

St Helens - St Helen - St Helens Parish Registers - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~copestake/lansthelenpr1032.html

Skelmersdale & Upholland - A pleasant postcard of Skelmersdale is available from Clintons in Wigan at 25p showing St. Paul's Church

Skelmersdale & Upholland FHS http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~lswlfhs/ See also Group Library Catalogue [in to-do pile]

Standish Please note some burials of Wigan people take place in Standish, http://freereg.rootsweb.com/

Tockholes - see article on Blackburn Chapelrys in "Lancashire" the Journal of Lancashire Family History and Heraldic Society vol 12. No 4 Nov 1991 p17-18

Todmorden - St. Mary's Marriages 1 Jan 1807-30 Jun 1837 M&LFHS Publication 1014

Upholland see Skelmersdale, Marriage Index available at Manchester Library, See BVRI, LPRS has published PRs 1600-1735 on fiche own copy, http://freereg.rootsweb.com/

Warrington - Pictorial History - http://www.warrington.cwc.net

Wigan - http://www.LQQK.co.uk

Wigan - Parish Church - All Saints - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~copestake/lanwiganallst18022.html

Wigan - 1811 Census - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~copestake/lanwiganpre1700.html

I am indexing the 1811 Census of Wigan the results are at - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~copestake/lanwigan1811cen20022.html

Wigan - Settlement papers - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~copestake/lanwiganpre1700.html

Wigan - Before 1700 some suggestions - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~copestake/lanwiganpre1700.html

Wigan - Pemberton - St. John's MIs currently being compiled by Skelm & UH FHS

Wigan Report of the General Board of Health 1849 - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~copestake/lanwiganwhr001.html

Wigan Chadwick Family etc. http://www.chadwickg.freeserve.co.uk

Wigan Coalfield - http://www.wheelsofindustry.co.uk/products.htm

Wigan, Hindley - Churches and Chapels of Hindley - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~copestake/lanhindleych04062.html

Wigan, Hindley - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~copestake/lanhindleystpet05012.html

Wigan, Hindley - MIs of 5 Chapels, including Anglican - privately published by the author - own copy - unidexed

Wigan, Orrell - Greetings cards are available, from the postoffice on the corner of Church Street, of local views including the churches see Wigan - Parish Church - All Saints - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~copestake/lanwiganallst18022.html

Wigan, Standish - The registers of Standish Hall Chapel 1742-1884 are being published by The North West Catholic History Society - http://www.catholic-history.org.uk/nwchs/, Standish Parish Registers 1560-1653 Published on Microfiche by LPRS MR46 - Own Copy

Wuerdle -1851 Census Index - M&LFHS Vol 23


IRELAND

National Archives of Ireland - http://www.nationalarchives.ie/


London

Tower of London - http://www.records-of-the-tower.co.uk


Scotland

Scottish General Register Office - http://www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/


Staffordshire - http://www.staffs-prs.freeserve.co.uk/links.htm http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/STS/ http://www.staffshistory.org.uk/ - http://www.lotes.demon.co.uk http://www.bmsgh.org/

Staffordshire Churches - Bill Harrison's pages http://freespace.virgin.net/williamjohn.harrison/gene.html

Staffordshire Parish Register Society - http://www.staffs-prs.freeserve.co.uk/ Abbreviated history in See Midland Ancestor Vol 13 No.3 March 2002 p120-123 See also http://www.bmsgh.org/

Staffordshire - Returns of Owners of Land for Stafford 1873 - See Midland Ancestor Vol 13 No.3 March 2002 green new publications pages [on fiche]

Events ** Fam Hist Fayre at Alsager 13 Jul 2002 [See SPRS Newsletter 2001/2] [this file is only on my computer]

Alton - For a picture of Alton Church and a list of Vicars see Bill Harrison's pages http://freespace.virgin.net/williamjohn.harrison/gene.html

Alton - Parish Register Part 2 due out by April 2002 from Staffordshire Parish Register Society [See SPRS Newsletter 2001/2] [this file is only on my computer]

Alton - Alton & Liverpool Cottons [See SPRS Newsletter 2001/2] [this file is only on my computer]

Alton Genuki Page http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/STS/Alton/index.html

Alrewas - PR projected for 2003 [See SPRS Newsletter 2001/2] [this file is only on my computer]

Barton-under-Needwood - MIs 1749-1998 - See Midland Ancestor Vol 13 No.3 March 2002 p 123-125 Description of project only

Norton in the Moors - Bill Harrison's pages http://freespace.virgin.net/williamjohn.harrison/gene.html

Norton in the Moors - Hearth Tax 1666 - Bill Harrison's pages http://freespace.virgin.net/williamjohn.harrison/gene.html

Penn - Jones/Perry fam [See SPRS Newsletter 2001/2] [this file is only on my computer]

Sedgley - See http://members.iinet.net.au/~inphase/sedgley/

Stoke On Trent - The Sentinel Newspaper library, with files dating back to 7 Jan 1854, is open to the public by arrangement for research puposes. It offers a research service for a fee, to trace cuttings and information. The Sentinel, Sentinel House, Eturia, Stoke on Trent, ST1 5SS. Tel: 01782 602597 [SPRS Newsletter 2001/2] [this file is only on my computer]

Walsall etc. - http://www.lotes.demon.co.uk

Willenhall - PR to be published by April 2002 [See SPRS Newsletter 2001/2] [this file is only on my computer]


Warwickshire

Warwickshire - Morton Bagot PRs 1663-1851 - See Midland Ancestor Vol 13 No.3 March 2002 green pages new publication on CD-Rom


Westmoreland

Grasmere - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~copestake/wesgrasmere18032.html

Rydal - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~copestake/wesgrasmere18032.html


World Wars - Military

Commomwealth War Graves Commission - http://www.cwgc.org/

Ministry of Defence - http://www.mod.uk/

Imperial War Museum - http://www.iwm.org.uk/

National Army Museum - http://www.national-army-museum.ac.uk/

National Maritime Museum - http://www.nmm.ac.uk/


Yorkshire - http://www.yorksgen.com

Probate PCY etc. - http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/bihr/

West Yorkshire Archives Service - http://www.archives.wyjs.org.uk/fhinfo.htm

Yorkshire, Quakers - http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/quaker/quakint1.htm

Yorkshire, Ackworth - Banns Registers - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~petyt/default.htm
and click on the Ackworth parish register transcriptions link under 'Local History'.

Yorkshie, Bolton Abbey - BTs - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~petyt/babt.htm

Yorkshire, Helmsley - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~copestake/ykshelmsley11022.html

Yorkshire, Leeds - 1918 Absent Voters [at war] http://www.leeds.gov.uk/absentvoters

Yorkshire, Rievaulx - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~copestake/ykshelmsley11022.html

Yorkshire, Wakefield - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~framland/whs/whs1.htm

Yorkshire, York - http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/bihr/


Scotland

Scottish Wills - http://www.scan.org.uk/aboutus/WillsMicrosite/willsindex.htm


Australia - Victoria Pioneer Indexes BMD c. 1836-1931, deaths to 1985 [See SPRS Newsletter 2001/2] [this file is only on my computer]

http://www.australind-wa.com.au/

Convicts - http://www.convictcentral.com http://members.iinet.net.au/~perthdps/

Australian Museums http://amol.org.au/collection/collections_index.asp
Society of Australian Genealogists http://www.sag.org.au/
NSW State Records http://www.records.nsw.gov.au
Databases and Indexes. These include:
  *Colonial Secretary Index, 1788-1825
  *Immigration and Convict indexes
  *Surveyor General's Select List of Maps and Plans (and Supplement) 1792-1886
  *Index to the 1841 Census
  *Index to the Bench of Magistrates, 1788-1820
WW1 http://www.macknortshs.qld.edu.au/ANZAC/index.html
Newsgroups.Australian Military Photo Museum & Registry. http://members.aol.com/ForCountry/austral.htm
Australian Photograph Museum of Honor  http://members.aol.com/forcountry/austral.htm
Australian Military/Veteran Discussion   http://members.aol.com/warlibrary/share.htm
International Military and Veteran News Bulletins  http://members.aol.com/amerwar/warcori.htm
Queensland databases: http://www.judywebster.gil.com.au/swq-misc.html
Deaths/burials in WA http://www.mcb.wa.gov.au/
Victorian Divorces 1861-1900: http://www.cohsoft.com.au/cgi-bin/db/divorce.pl
"Nuns in Australia" http://www.stbedes.melb.catholic.edu.au/home/br/


Curiosities - Will of Thomas Barrow 1821 - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~copestake/will1821barrowt180222.html

Not the 1901 Census http://www.staithes.demon.co.uk/census.html

From the Parish Registers for St Nicholas' Church, Great Yarmouth,
Norfolk:


Robert Todd, bachelor, of this parish married Maria Wright, spinster, of
this parish, by banns, on May 8th, 1830.
Wit:  David Absolon (parish clerk), Mary Murrel.
                The following footnote has been added:
"Bride and bridegroom each had a wooden leg, the bridesmaid was lame and
blind in one eye, the father was deaf and lame!" [Ian Pidgeon (GOONS # 3588)]


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