I call it the merry dance between primary sources:-
first your living relatives, with birth and marriage certificates back to 1st July 1837.
England and Wales Births Marriages and Deaths are indexed from 1837 to 2004 together with the help of the online UK Census Collection
from 1841 to 1901, you can build a substantial family tree
You can use OneWorldTreeSM which is one big community family tree. Ancestry.co.uk - About OneWorldTree
HOW TO start your family history, some notes I wrote for beginners
and I still unreservedly recommend Family Tree Maker 2006 for advanced users and beginners alike.
Frequently asked questions:-
about census of the United Kingdom
about british archives in answer to a question from AOL in USA
and more about the Public Record Office now renamed The National Archives
Where to find Welsh Archives
Here are some of my blogs:
about Ancestry -- and Rootsweb -- and my main blog is about genealogy and you may view my blogger profile
sitemap of this site http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~hugh/sitemap.html
created July 2 2006 Hugh Watkins