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Re: Getting Started / Beginners Links
« Reply #9 on: Friday 15 May 09 18:33 BST (UK) »
3) Some Common Abbreviations


In genealogy, as in every area, there are many abbreviations used, which you will soon become familiar with.

BMDBirths Marriages & Deaths
GROGeneral Register Office
order certificates online at http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificate/index.asp#0
GROSGeneral Register Office for Scotland
search & view certificates, Scottish wills (to 1901), census and OPR baptism & marriage entries online at: 
http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk
NASNational Archives of Scotland - home page: http://www.nas.gov.uk/ 
Online Public Access Catalogue     http://www.rootschat.com/links/0z7/   
LDS(Church of Jesus Christ and) Latter Day Saints (Mormon church)
TNAThe National Archives (formerly  PRO) online at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
PROPublic Record Office (old name for the National Archives)
PRONIPublic Record Office of Northern Ireland
web site http://www.proni.gov.uk/
CRO   County Record Office
LMALondon Metropolitan Archives
http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/Corporation/leisure_heritage/libraries_archives_museums_galleries/lma/lma.htm
FFHSFederation of Family History Societies
web site http://www.ffhs.org.uk
IGIInternational Genealogical Index
available on microfiche at many record offices and libraries. 
Also available online at http://www.familysearch.org
BVRI2British Isles Vital Record Index 2nd edition
available on CD from LDS church. complements the IGI
NBI2National Burial Index 2nd edition
available from the Federation of Family History Societies
OPCOnline Parish Clerk.  See "Useful Links" for more details.


Other abbreviations which may need some explaining:

CMBChristenings Marriages & Burials - used for the "all in one registers" found most often pre 1754
otpof this parish
otspof the same parish
BTsBishops Transcripts
MI   Memorial Inscription (or Marriage Index)
AdmonLetters of Administration
MSOccupation: Male Servant;  Name: maiden surname
FSFemale Servant
Jin conjunction with an occupation tends to mean Journeyman
RDRegistration District
EDEnumeration District (census)
PCCPrerogative Court of Canterbury (probate of wills pre 1858)
PCYPrerogative Court of York (probate of wills pre 1858)

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Re: Getting Started / Beginners Links
« Reply #10 on: Friday 15 May 09 18:33 BST (UK) »
4) Some Useful Links

Here are some of the web-links you will meet most frequently. 
In the first column is the name they are most frequently known by.

freeBMD http://www.freebmd.org.uk
Quote from: website
FreeBMD is an ongoing project, the aim of which is to transcribe the Civil Registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales, and to provide free Internet access to the transcribed records. It is a part of the FreeUKGEN family, which also includes FreeCEN (Census data) and FreeREG (Parish Registers).
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freeCEN http://www.freecen.org.uk
Quote from: website
This project aims to provide a "free-to-view" online searchable database of the 19th century UK census returns.
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freeREG http://www.freereg.org.uk/
Quote from: website
Our objective is to provide free Internet searches of baptism, marriage, and burial records, that have been transcribed from parish and non-conformist registers of the U.K.
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UkBMD http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/

Quote from: website
This site provides 1304 links to web sites that offer on-line transcriptions of UK births, marriages, deaths and censuses. A wide range of other indexes and transcriptions are also available for most counties, these may include parish records, wills, monumental inscriptions etc.
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Barbara-Dixon's
BMD site
http://home.clara.net/dixons/Certificates/indexbd.htm
England and Wales Birth, Marriage, and Death Certificate Information
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OPCsOnline Parish Clerks
Quote from: website
An Online Parish Clerk (OPC) researches all the available historical data they can find on a parish, records are transcribed, and in order to promote further private research, are made FREELY available to any researcher.  An OPC is a volunteer and should not be confused with the civil Parish Clerk appointed by a Parish Council.
See Topic: Online Parish Clerks - OPC
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,46825.0.html
for links to OPCs for various counties.
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FindMyPast/FindMyPasthttp://www.findmypast.com
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Ancestry
http://www.ancestry.com
http://www.ancestry.co.uk
http://www.ancestry.co.au
http://www.ancestry.co.de
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1901 Censushttp://www.1901censusonline.com/
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1911 Censushttp://www.1911census.co.uk/
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1881 Censushttp://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/frameset_search.asp?PAGE=census/search_census.asp
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IGIInternational Genealogical Index at FamilySearch - IGI
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/frameset_search.asp?PAGE=igi/search_IGI.asp&clear_form=true
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The National Archives/TNAwww.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ 
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Starting ancestry research! useful links
« Reply #12 on: Friday 03 September 10 22:33 BST (UK) »
Starting point

http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp

http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#start

http://www.archives.wyjs.org.uk/wyjs-archives-collections-guides.asp

http://www.calmview.eu/WY/dserve.exe?dsqApp=Archive&dsqDb=Catalog&search=advanced&dsqCmd=Search.tcl

http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/index.php?county=140&form_action=county&classification=256

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hughwallis/
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Use the London website for LDS number and view at the yours nearest LDS library

enter any parish

http://www.londonfhc.org/

http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp?PAGE=library_fhc_find.asp
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http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/YKS/Misc/Maps/ParishMaps.html

http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/churchdb/
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Wills and  Marriage by licence bond allegations

http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/bihr/
 
Just Wills

http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/bihr/

http://www.originsnetwork.com/help/aboutNWI-ymed.aspx

http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/YKS/Misc/Docs/YINDEX.txt
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Odds & sods
http://www.durtnall.org.uk/DEEDSIndex.html

http://www.icmacentre.ac.uk/soldier/database/index.php

http://www.historytoherstory.org.uk/



http://www.genuki.org.uk/search/

http://www.archive.org/

http://www.archive.org/stream/monumentalotheri00cros/monumentalotheri00cros_djvu.txt



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Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
Any transcription of information does not identify or prove anything.
Intended as a Guide only in ancestry research.-It is up to the reader as to any Judgment of assessments of information given! to check from original sources.

In my opinion the marriage residence is not always the place of birth. Never forget Workhouse and overseers accounts records of birth