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London and Middlesex Family History Resources Online, Alan Stewart

1 London and Middlesex Family History Resources Online
Alan Stewart
paperback, 64 pages, b&w photos, index
London is often called a county in itself. In 1901, as many people lived in the UK's capital city (4.5 million in the Administrative County of London) as in either Scotland or Ireland. The even larger Metropolitan Police District contains two million more (as many as the population of Wales).
This concise guide explains what is meant by 'London' at different times, from its origins in the Roman Empire 2000 years ago, through the growth of the 'City' until Greater London's almost complete absorption of the county of Middlesex in the 20th century.

Most of the main London records are online, and this guide covers internet access to civil registration (births, marriage and deaths) from 1837, the 1841-1911 census returns, and parish registers (baptisms, marriages and burials) from 1538.

In addition, it looks at websites for non-conformist registers, gravestone inscriptions, armed forces' records, wills, criminal records, newspapers, local histories, directories and gazetteers. London's family history societies and the city's major archives are also covered, as are many London-specific websites.

1. What do we mean by 'London'?
2. Civil registration records
- City of London
- Administrative County of London
- What is a parish?
- Greater London
- London Boroughs
3. Census returns
- Census returns online
4. Parish registers
- Marriage licences
- Parish registers online
5. Non-conformist and non-parochial registers
- Non-conformist and non-parochial registers online 6. Monumental inscriptions
- Monumental inscriptions online
- War memorials
7. Wills and administrations
- Greater London church courts
- Online images and indexes of wills and administrations
8. Armed forces' records
- British Army
- Royal Navy
- Royal Air Force
- Royal Marines
- How to apply for a post-First World War service record
9. Criminal records
- London and Middlesex
- Essex
- Kent
- Surrey
- Other crime and criminal websites
10. Newspapers
- Newspaper archives online
11. Local histories, gazetteers and directories
- Victoria County History of England
- Other histories of the London area
- Gazetteers and directories
12. Genealogy and family history societies
- Society of Genealogists (SoG)
- London, Westminster and Middlesex FHS (LWMFHS)
- East of London FHS (EoLFHS)
- East Surrey FHS (ESFHS)
- Hillingdon FHS (HFHS)
- North West Kent FHS (NWKFHS)
- Waltham Forest FHS (WFFHS)
- West Middlesex FHS (WMFHS)
- Woolwich and District FHS (WDFHS)
- Family history society publications
13. Archives
- London Metropolitan Archives (LMA)
- City of Westminster Archives Centre (CWAC)
- The National Archives (TNA) 14. Other London-specific records and websites
- London Lives
- Map websites
- Other London websites
- London and Middlesex CDs and other publications
- London and Middlesex portals

Price: 13.50 USD

In Search of Your British & Irish Roots: A Complete Guide to Tracing Your English, Welsh, Scottish, & Irish Ancestors. Fourth Edition, Angus Baxter

2 In Search of Your British & Irish Roots: A Complete Guide to Tracing Your English, Welsh, Scottish, & Irish Ancestors. Fourth Edition
Angus Baxter

Whether you conduct your research in person or by mail, this celebrated manual--now in its Fourth Edition--will guide you in finding your ancestors in Britain or Ireland. Noted genealogist Angus Baxter provides detailed instructions for locating records abroad and shows how easy it is to do it by mail--or on a vacation trip! He begins with step-by-step instructions on drawing up a family tree, and explains how to use sources close at hand. The search continues by correspondence with family history societies, record offices, and other organizations listed here, before concluding with a possible--but not essential--trip to the source, Britain or Ireland. The Fourth Edition of this classic work includes discussions of the following topics: * The transfer of important genealogical records from Chancery Lane and St. Catherine's House to the new Family Records Centre in London--most notably, civil registration records, census returns, and records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury * The 1986, 1996, and 1998 reorganization of counties in England and Wales and the latest information on where to find local records. Where available, URLs are given for county record offices (CROs), as well as for major repositories. Phone and fax numbers, if available, are also given for CROs and other archives * The British Library transfer of many of its collections from the Great Russell Street location (inside the British Museum) to a new facility at St. Pancras, London * The establishment of the Irish Genealogical Project * The 1998 amalgamation of the Public Record Office and State Paper Office into the National Archives of Ireland In the end, Baxter demonstrates how the threads of fact can be woven into a rich and detailed family history, the ultimate goal of every searcher determined to find his family roots.
Price: 22.00 USD

Discover English Parish Registers, Paul Milner

3 Discover English Parish Registers
Paul Milner
paperback, 52 pages, index, colour pages
English parish records are a fundamental source for English research. In this detailed guide, family historian Paul Milner explains how and why the records were created, beginning in 1538, what the records look like and what information they contain. A well-illustrated case study, with plenty of twists and turns, shows why care is needed to trace back in time from one generation to the next. The guide continues by explaining how and where to get access the records, (online, microfilm, originals or in print) and concludes by explaining what to do when you canít find your ancestors in the records.

Here is a practical guide that will help the beginner to avoid mistakes in climbing the family tree, yet the depth and details are here to assist the experienced researcher in understanding how to get the most from parish registers. This publication is a definitive guide to English parish registers that you will wish you had when you first started your research.

Introduction and how to use this book
Original and law regarding English parish records
- Parish orgiinal and locations
- Laws regarding English parish registers
- 1634 Act of Supremacy
- 1538 Orders establishing parish registers
- 1597 Changes to parish registers
- 1653-1660 Commonwealth changes
- 1666-1679 Burying in Woollen Acts
- 1733 Conversion to English requires
- 1753 Act for the preventing of Cladestine Marriages
- 1763 Age changes
- 1783 Stamp Act
- 1812 George Rose Act affecting baptisms and burians
- 1837 Civil registration
- Summary table
What to the parish registers contain?
- Baptism registers (illegitimacy, adoption)
- Marriage registers (civil marriages 1653-1660, marriages under Canon Law and clandestine marriages, post 1837, marriage research)
- Burial registers
Case study
- FamilySearch
- Original records
Finding church records
- Search tips
- Free websites
- Commercial websites
Why can't I find my ancestor in the parish registers?
- You are looking in the wrong place
- Your ancestors were nonconformists
- There are too many people with the same name
- The baptism was not recorded
- The marriage was not recorded
- Misleading clues
Ten things to remember when using parish registers

Price: 14.50 USD


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