"She's descended from a long line her mother listened to " Gypsy Rose Lee
See also House History, for tracing the history of your house and its inhabitants .
It appears that tracing your family’s history is one of the most popular uses of the internet. Visits to family history websites have almost doubled in the past year. To read about how to go about it : see the comments of Sue Fifer, a family historian
NEW See Jenny's letter on learning more about your family's history - and bonding with grandparents
and read Peter Wills' blog on 'Family History'
For information for the family tree:
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk access the UK National Archives
Other relevant sites:
is the section on researching your family or house history from Direct Gov's website of 'Public Services all in one place'. ..
http://www.genealogytoday.com/ a useful collection of data sources
http://www.familyrelatives.com a recent addition is the school registers covering over 130,000 pupils
www.genesreunited.co.uk claims to be UK’s largest ancestry site and works by connecting members with their extended family through the sharing of information
www.ancestry.co.uk : an archive of UK records, which is part of the My Family network
www.cyndislist.com a massive list of links for on line genealogy research
www.freebmd.org.uk aims to transcribe the Civil Registration index (dating from1837) of births, marriages and deaths in England and Wales: not yet completed but well worth a visit.
http://www.icmacentre.ac.uk/soldier/database/search.php English military records 1369-1453
www.genuki.org.uk UK and Ireland Genealogy, organized geographically.
www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk Scottish records, now including parish registers on line
www.Ancestry.co.uk/convicts Australian convict records 1788-1868
www.visionofbritain.org.uk information about UK localities
www.spatial-literacy.org Analysis of the international spread of names.
http://www.ancestorsonboard.com a record of everyone leaving UK by sea from 1890 to 1960
www.GeneTree.com for a fee, it will analyse your DNA and compare it with ancestor records on its database
www.iwm.org.uk the Imperial War Museum has general information and military documents
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk has Army Lists and Medal Roll Index and census records
http://surprise.visitscotland.com/things_to_see_and_do/ancestral/ancestry_guide.aspx a Scottish Ancestry guide
NEW Secure Storage Services is a document archiving company with a difference. Website: www.securestorageservices.co.uk
The Genealogist’s Internet by Peter Christian . National Archives ISBN 1903365465
Ancestral Trails by Mark D Herber Sutton Publishing ISBN 0750935103
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