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just added "Wills terminology" &" Latin terminology, other sites", 2012


British Maritime History
including interesting links - has dbase of Ships of the old Navy, from 1690, and links to Mr. William Bligh, R.N. - at, which has 2 scholarly papers on Bligh, a Cornishman.

An effort to put all census data from 1841 to 1891 online for free. All of Cornwall is completed. This material has been checked by 3 persons, to help ensure accuracy. Transcribed "as is", complete with fanciful spellings, etc. - so be sure to search creatively.

1911 Census
t is free to search; they do charge to look at the original entries, however, and if you wish to download those images.


Consumer Price Inflation since 1750
How one decimal penny in 1750 would have more purchasing power than one pound in 2006.


Calculate Regnal Years
A Helpful aid to discovering who was ruling in various years.


Coast Guards
the Website of the Mariners Mailing List, with information on locations of records


The Coastguard
a very useful 5 page pamphelt giving details of the holdings of the PRO for the Coast Guard services


Current Value of Old Money
Calculates amounts of money, and has interesting "Tools and Online Services" including 17th century purchases, and their cost

All births, marriages, and deaths were required to be reported to District Registrars after July 1, 1837. This material is a searchable index of the collected materials, with volume numbers and page numbers, which are needed if one wishes to order certificates from GRO.


Latin for Genealogists
A break-down of Latin terms, valuable for old wills and register entries.
Here are a couple of sites which explain Latin terms found in church & legal
documents -

Latin for Genealogists - other sites


Medical Terms for Genealogists
Periods of disease in the U.K., as well as explanations for things such as "palsy" and "chilblain"


Ancient Medical Terms
Another site with definitions of old medical terms used in death certificates, etc.


Marine and Military Links
a wide variety of links, updated frequently, for researchers


Wills and Inventories terminology
an Index of terms used in 17th century Wills and Inventories, with links to pictures for some items - concentrating on Dorset word usage, but very valuable for all transcribers of Wills



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