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LINKS: Great Website links relating to British Isles
« on: Friday 07 September 12 11:24 BST (UK) »
Births, marriages, deaths

UK BMD

Marriage Locator- identifies marriage location from cardinal points where these are available, or tries to deduce it from other data. Will also offer the location of the archived register, where this is known. Current database covers Sept.1837-Dec.1911.

North East BMD- covers Northumberland, Durham, etc.

Register of Marriages at Sea in the Public Record Office- (ref: BT 334/117)" transcribed by Debbie Beavis.

Deceased on Line- "first central database of statutory burial and cremation registers for the UK and Republic of Ireland -- a unique resource for family history researchers and professional genealogists". Free search but need to purchase credits to view details.

Joiner Marriage Index- search for marriage records in England before 1837 (pay site)

Jones History- BMD & census "A couple in Birmingham have put this website together in the hope that we can all help each other find their Jones ancestors from the UK." Sorry, this page is no longer available.

Gretna Green database

Parish Register Transcription Society- some transcripts online- free searches, full details by buying credits, etc.Please note , this site will close down at the end of September, 2016.

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Re: LINKS: Great Website links relating to British Isles
« Reply #1 on: Friday 07 September 12 11:25 BST (UK) »
Historical English Parish Maps- based on 1851 census, may not be 100% accurate but worth checking.

Association of British Counties- "dedicated to promoting awareness of the continuing importance of the 92 historic (or traditional) Counties of the United Kingdom."

Parish Locator- download to find 15,000+ parishes from mid 1500s-1837 (can use it to list parishes within a given radius of any other parish, show distances between parishes, etc.). See also Parloc Tesing Page

English Place Names

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« Reply #2 on: Friday 07 September 12 12:59 BST (UK) »
Genealogy, etc.

England Genealogy Sites

Jim Fisher's Genealogy and Family History Pages- English Counties, Parishes, etc. for genealogists

Genealogy in England

U.K. & Ireland Genealogy Records Online- Thousands of links to databases and record transcriptions. FREE access to over 85% of the resources listed on this site.

U.K. Genealogical Directories

Links for English Family History and Genealogy

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« Reply #3 on: Friday 07 September 12 12:59 BST (UK) »
Geography

Jim Shead's Waterways Information- covers canals and rivers of England and Wales, including historical data

nearby.org.uk- for finding information on places in U.K. & Ireland

Geograph- "aims to collect geographically representative photographs and information for every square kilometre of Great Britain and Ireland"
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« Reply #4 on: Friday 07 September 12 12:59 BST (UK) »
History

Education- National Archives- U.K. history from Medieval to Modern Times with all sorts of links, timelines, etc.

British History Online

Victoria County History- "Founded in 1899 and originally dedicated to Queen Victoria, the VCH is an encyclopaedic record of England's places and people from earliest times to the present day. Based at the Institute of Historical Research in the University of London since 1933, the VCH is written by historians working in counties across England and is without doubt the greatest publishing project in English local history."
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« Reply #5 on: Friday 07 September 12 12:59 BST (UK) »
Rural Life, Villages, etc.

Southern Life (U.K.)- history of villages of Hampshire & surrounding counties

U.K. Villages Online- search by name

Museum of English Rural Life (at the University of Reading)
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« Reply #6 on: Friday 07 September 12 13:00 BST (UK) »
U.K. Transcriptions website- Northamptonshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, and other counties & countries

Manorial Documents- includes court rolls, surveys, maps, terriers, documents and all other documents relating to the boundaries, franchises, wastes, customs or courts of a manor. Title deeds are not included in the Register.

Acts of Parliament- transcripts of various Acts of Parliament of interest to genealogists

Black Country Connections- various families, links, etc.

U.K. Postal Codes and PostCoder
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« Reply #7 on: Friday 07 September 12 13:00 BST (UK) »
Churches of Britain & Ireland- "ultimate aim is to have at least one photo of every existing church in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands, and where possible, photos or artwork of churches no longer in existence. And the site isn't restricted to the historic parish churches - photos of the "churches" of all religions, denominations and sects are welcome."

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