Tips and Useful Links

TV programmes like Who Do You Think You Are and Heir Hunters prove the popularity of genealogy/family history. I love watching these programmes, my only bugbear is they do have a tendency to make it look easy.  Sometimes it is but often it is just slow, painstaking and frustrating. However, it is my favourite pastime.

With the advent of the internet, it is so much easier to carry out research and there are some very useful websites available.  Listed are a few below that might help you think about how to structure starting your search and keeping your records on track.

Ten common Research mistakes

Order certificates from the General Register Office (PLEASE DO NOT ORDER VIA ANCESTRY)

British History –

British Library –

Commonwealth War Graves –

Family History Federation –

Family Search –

Findagrave –

FreeCen – search UK census data –

FreeBMD –

General Registration Office –

One-place Studies –

Railway accidents –

Society of Genealogists –

Workhouses –

The Western Front Association –

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