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Checking Taxation Records for Family History Research
Checking Taxation Records for Family History Research
You can learn a great deal from taxation records. In some instances they're the best guide to population that's survived....
Do You Need a Professional Genealogist?
Do You Need a Professional Genealogist?
Family history is a wonderful hobby, but there are times when employing a professional genealogist or records agent makes sense....
Genealogy and a Criminal Past
Genealogy and a Criminal Past
Discovering that you have a criminal ancestor can be disturbing, but you can find out about their crimes, and what happened to them afterwards....
Genealogy and Medical Records
Genealogy and Medical Records
Medical records have the potential to offer much information in genealogy. Trying to obtain them, however, can be an exercise in frustration....
Genealogy And Military Records
Genealogy And Military Records
A genealogy search for ancestors who were in the military isn’t that complex, although you really need some basic information first....
How Do You Know When You've Really Hit a Dead End?
How Do You Know When You've Really Hit a Dead End?
How do you tell the difference between an obstacle and a dead end when you research family history, and what can you do about it?...
How Museum Collections Can Help You In Genealogy
How Museum Collections Can Help You In Genealogy
It might not seem so at first blush, but a museum can help you learn and a lot and fill in the colours of your genealogy search....
How to Deal With Conflicting Dates in Genealogy.
How to Deal With Conflicting Dates in Genealogy.
Conflicting dates in genealogy can be frustrating, but knowing how they can occur can help you find ways to resolve the problem....
How To Find And Use Medieval Genealogy Information
How To Find And Use Medieval Genealogy Information
The chances are most of us won’t be able to trace our history back to medieval times, but there are sources available for genealogy investigation....
How to Use Obituaries for Study
How to Use Obituaries for Study
Obituaries and death notices can be a great source of information for anyone tracking family history....
Latin In Church and Legal Records
Latin In Church and Legal Records
When you delve back into medieval records, virtually everything will be in Latin, which can pose a few problems....
Poor Law Records and Tracing Your Family Tree
Poor Law Records and Tracing Your Family Tree
The Poor Law Reform Act of 1834 changed the way the poor were treated. Workhouse records can reveal a lot of about those who entered....
Researching British Genealogy from Abroad
Researching British Genealogy from Abroad
What if you're not in Britain, but your ancestors originated here? It's still quite easy to trace your family tree online....
Sharing The Results Of Your Genealogy Research
Sharing The Results Of Your Genealogy Research
One you've reach a satisfactory point with your family tree research, what do you do with it? Here are a few suggestions....
Surname Variations When Tracing Your Family Tree
Surname Variations When Tracing Your Family Tree
One of the biggest you'll encounter in your research is the surname variation. It can lead to plenty of confusion as you go back through records....
Taking a Genealogy Course
Taking a Genealogy Course
Beginners and advanced students alike can gain a great deal from courses in genealogy, ranging from basic techniques to specialised topics....
The Family Bible In Genealogy
The Family Bible In Genealogy
If you have a family Bible, it’s a wonderful genealogy resource, either for starting a family tree or filling in gaps....
The Importance of the 1911 Census
The Importance of the 1911 Census
The 1911 census was not only released three years early, but contains more details and records in the original handwriting of the householders - a boon for genealogists....
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…...
The Increase in Online Genealogical Resources
The Increase in Online Genealogical Resources
Tracing your family tree is easier than ever as more and more records become available online - but is that necessarily a good thing?...
Tracing Ancestors Transported to the Colonies as Criminals
Tracing Ancestors Transported to the Colonies as Criminals
Transportation was seen as a humane alternative to execution and imprisonment. For genealogists, the records of transportation are a treasure trove....
Tracing Family History On The Female Side
Tracing Family History On The Female Side
Tracing the female line of your ancestors can be one of the most challenging and frustrating tasks a genealogist can undertake....
Tracing the Female Line in your Ancestry
Tracing the Female Line in your Ancestry
If you still have the genealogy bug after tracing your surname, why not try going back on your mother's maiden name - or even some other things?...
Using Criminal Records For Family History Research
Using Criminal Records For Family History Research
If you discover one of your ancestors was a criminal, you're actually in luck. Criminal records offer a wealth of detail for genealogy....
Using Geographical Maps to Trace Family History
Using Geographical Maps to Trace Family History
Maps can be of great use to a genealogist in tracing details of the past, and locating specifically where ancestors lived....
Using Local Libraries as Sources
Using Local Libraries as Sources
In recent years most libraries have included family history sections, and many central libraries also hold local archives....
Using the International Genealogical Index
Using the International Genealogical Index
The International Genealogical Index, run by the Mormon Church, might be the single best free resource for the investigation of family histories....
Using The Internet to Trace Your Ancestors
Using The Internet to Trace Your Ancestors
The Internet is an incredible resource for starting to discover your family tree. But before you begin, be aware that it has limits....
Utilising Local History To Research Your Family Tree
Utilising Local History To Research Your Family Tree
Genealogy is inextricably tied up with local history. The events that surrounded them directly affected your ancestors' lives, and the more you know about the, the…...
What's at the National Archive?
What's at the National Archive?
The National Archives in Kew is the biggest repository of historical documents in the country, and a place that all family historians will use....
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