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Record Offices these days offer some very useful and helpful in-depth guides on almost any topic you might be interested in finding out about. Checking these guides can save you time and help you with your research. Just click on any of the blue underlined hyperlinks to view the topics you are interested in.


THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES (of the United Kingdom) has provided a very useful website on various topics giving details of what records are available and where they can be found.


LOOKING FOR A PERSON? is probably one of the best starting points for family historians.


‘The research signposts listed below can help you uncover a person's history. Each guide tells you where you can find the relevant records, and how they can be accessed.
The National Archives holds many records which can help you find out about people's lives and careers. The signposts also point to useful records in other archives and organisations, and reveal which records are available online.’



The topics covered are

ADOPTION
AIRFORCE
ARMY
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS
CENSUS
CHANGE OF NAME
CRIMINALS, BANKRUPTS AND LITIGANTS
DIVORCE
ELECTORAL REGISTRATION
MARINES
MERCHANT SEAMEN
MIGRANTS AND PASSENGERS
NAVY
POWS AND CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS
OCCUPATIONS
WILLS
OTHER - includes ASYLUM INMATES and TRACING LIVING PEOPLE


which all link to further TNA IN-DEPTH GUIDES on a vast array of topics, to many to list in full here.

 
'These in-depth research guides are intended to provide detailed information on how to find and understand records on particular subjects. They have recently been updated to give them a new look and feel.'


Some of the main topics of interest for family historians are:


ARMED FORCES; APPRENTICESHIPS; ART AND ARTISTS; BANKRUPTCY AND INSOLVENCY; BMDS AT SEA; BURIALS; BUSINESS RECORDS; CATHOLIC RECORDS;

CENSUSES; CIVIL COURTS; CIVIL SERVANTS; COAL MINIG RECORDS; COLONIAL AND FOREIGN OFFICE RECORDS; CRIMINAL RECORDS; COASTGUARDS;

CORONERS' RECORDS CUSTOMS AND EXCISE OFFICERS; DIVORCE; EDUCATION; EMIGRATION AND IMMIGRATION; FLEET REGISTERS; INTERNEES;

JEWISH HISTORY; LAWYERS; LUNATIC ASYLUMS; MERCHANT SEAMEN; METROPOLITAN POLICE;  NATURALISATION; NAME CHANGES; NURSES;

PASSENGER LISTS;  PASSPORTS; POOR LAW RECORDS; OVERSEAS BMDS; RAILWAYS; REFUGEES; TAXATION; TRACING MISSING PERSONS;

WILLS AND DEATH DUTY REGISTERS



With over 250 guides on this website there really should be something to help everyone with research questions and interests



LOOKING FOR A PERSON? is only one of the sections on TNA RECORDS webpage

‘The National Archives is home to millions of documents, files and images that cover 1,000 years of history. Find out how we can help your research, through guides, tutorials, podcasts and our wiki.’



LOOKING FOR A PERSON?
 
LOOKING FOR A PLACE?

LOOKING FOR A SUBJECT?

CATALOGUES AND ONLINE RECORDS

UNDERSTAND THE ARCHIVES

PAYING FOR RESEARCH

QUICK ANIMATED GUIDES

YOUR ARCHIVES

PODCASTS




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Other National Archive websites in the British Isles and Northern Ireland



THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF SCOTLAND GUIDES
 

Some of the main topics of interest for family historians are:



ADOPTION; ARMED FORCES; BUILDINGS; BURGH RECORDS; CANALS; CIVIL AND CRIMINAL COURTS; COAL MINING RECORDS; COMPANY RECORDS;

CRAFTS AND TRADES; CUSTOMS AND EXCISE; DEEDS; DIVORCE; EDUCATION; EMIGRATION; ESTATE RECORDS; EXCHEQUER RECORDS;

FATAL ACCIDENT INQUIRIES; INDEX OF LEGAL TERMS; INHERITANCE; JUSTICES OF THE PEACE; LIGHTHOUSES; RAILWAY; RECORDS OF THE POOR;

SASINES; SHIPBUILDING; SLAVERY; TAXATION; VALUATION ROLLS; WILLS AND TESTAMENTS




THE PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE OF NORTHERN IRELAND GUIDES

Some of the main topics of interest for family historians are:



ARMED FORCES; BURIALS; BUSINESS; CENSUS; CHURCH RECORDS; COUNTIES IN IRELAND; COURT RECORDS; EMIGRATION; GREAT IRISH FAMINE;

INDEXES TO CIVIL REGISTRATION; LANDED ESTATE RECORDS; LATIN TERMINOLOGY IN ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH REGISTERS; ORDNANCE SURVEY RECORDS;

PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTIONS; POOR LAW; REGISTRY OF DEEDS; SCHOOLS; SOLICITORS; STREET DIRECTORIES; VALUATION RECORDS;

VOTERS, POLL AND FREEHOLDERS; TITHE RECORDS; WEIGHTS AND MEASURES; WILLS AND TESTAMENTS




GENEALOGICAL SOURCES AT THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF WALES

The main records of interest for family historians are:


CHURCH; ESTATE AND PERSONAL; LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE; MAPS; PEDIGREE BOOKS; PICTURES AND PHOTOGRAPHS; WILLS AND PROBATE





Local record offices and archives both in the British Isles and around the world also produce many useful guides that are well worth searching for and reading.


The National Archives ARCHON DIRECTORY

'includes contact details for record repositories in the United Kingdom and also for institutions elsewhere in the world.'



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