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Baptism Records and Tracing Your Ancestors
Baptism Records and Tracing Your Ancestors
Before all births had to be registered, baptismal records from the church were the way of recording those who came into the world....
Birth Certificates and Genealogy
Birth Certificates and Genealogy
Birth certificates are a prime source for finding out about your ancestors. This article helps you find birth indexes and lists the problems you might encounter with…...
Family History: What to Ask Your Older Relations
Family History: What to Ask Your Older Relations
Asking older relatives about their lives when young, and about their parents and grandparents, can bring tremendous insights and stories to a family history....
Finding 17th and 18th Century Records
Finding 17th and 18th Century Records
The records kept in the 17th and 18th centuries were spotty at best, and they were disrupted by the Civil War and the Commonwealth....
Genealogy And Immigrant Ancestors
Genealogy And Immigrant Ancestors
For many in Britain today, their ancestors originated overseas. These will help you track their coming to this country and build a genealogy....
Genealogy Information From The Cemetery
Genealogy Information From The Cemetery
The first public cemetery opened in 1827. If you can't find other information on an ancestor's death, they might well be a good source to try....
Hidden Clues in Family History
Hidden Clues in Family History
Family stories often come down through the generations like Chinese whispers, twisted and obscured - the trick can be finding the truth behind them....
How To Find And Use The Main Genealogy Sources
How To Find And Use The Main Genealogy Sources
When you’re starting to research your in genealogy, there are some sources that can provide a wealth of information to help you begin....
How To Use Census Records In Genealogy
How To Use Census Records In Genealogy
The census returns from 1841 onwards give a remarkable picture of your ancestors and their families. For genealogy, the census returns are the best information you can…...
Searching Education Records
Searching Education Records
Although education records are far from complete, if you can find them, genealogists can make great use of the information they contain....
Sharing Your Family Tree
Sharing Your Family Tree
Once you've made real progress putting together your family tree, what are the best options for sharing it with others?...
The Importance of Heraldry
The Importance of Heraldry
Coats of arms existed before surnames were commonplace, and can be very useful in tracing the history of aristocratic families....
The Importance of Newspapers as a Source
The Importance of Newspapers as a Source
For anyone involved in family history, newspapers can be an important resource, not just for family information, but also for painting a bigger picture of the time....
The Importance of the Protestation in Genealogy
The Importance of the Protestation in Genealogy
The Protestation was an oath meant to avert Civil War in England in the 1640s. Its legacy is the closest we come to a listing of all adult males in England at the…...
Tracing Aristocratic Ancestors
Tracing Aristocratic Ancestors
Aristocratic families have always kept complete family records for inheritance purposes, making the job of a family researcher easier - but not always easy....
Tracing Huguenot History in England
Tracing Huguenot History in England
The Huguenots were Protestant immigrants from France in the 15th and 16th centuries who had suffered religious persecution and created communities in the South and…...
Tracing Your Family History Using Military Records
Tracing Your Family History Using Military Records
Military records can provide a wealth of information for genealogy. Here are the sources for information in the UK....
Using Family Photographs to Trace Your Family
Using Family Photographs to Trace Your Family
Old family photographs not only form illustrations to your genealogy, but greatly enrich and family history....
Using Family Stories to Trace Family History
Using Family Stories to Trace Family History
Collecting family stories not only provides you with a point of interest for genealogy research, it also creates a legacy for future generations as you build a fuller…...
Using Marriage Certificates for Genealogy Research
Using Marriage Certificates for Genealogy Research
In genealogy you can learn more from marriage certificates than almost any other document. Here's where to find them and what you can discover....
Using Original Sources in Genealogy
Using Original Sources in Genealogy
Genealogy is best and most exact when you search through original family history records and genealogy sources....
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