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Offline jaimeejackson

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« on: Tuesday 25 June 19 15:10 BST (UK) »
Hi,
just curious what everyone uses?

My tree is on Ancestry

but ive used:
find my past
family search
british newspaper archives
deceased online
gro index
my heritage (tiny bit)

are there any others that you could recommend?

Jaimee :) xx

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Re: research websites
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 25 June 19 15:13 BST (UK) »
Gravestones on various sites...
Give a man a record and you feed him for a day.
Teach a man to research, and you feed him for a lifetime.

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« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 25 June 19 15:23 BST (UK) »
... and this place! All questions considered, and usually answered, by unsung experts far better than I could be!
As I've quite a lot in Lancashire, Lancs Parish Clerks online is a reliable help. Malcolm Bull's "Calderdale companion" online  has been helpful for another line, in West riding of Yorkshire,  but the "trouble" with that is it's so fascinating you end up browsing around it for hours...
Threlfall (Southport), Isherwood (lancs & Canada), Newbould + Topliss(Derby), Keating & Cummins (Ireland + lancs), Fisher, Strong& Casson (all Cumberland) & Downie & Bowie, Linlithgow area Scotland . Also interested in Leigh& Burrows,(Lancashire) Griffiths (Shropshire & lancs), Leaver (Lancs/Yorks) & Anderson(Cumberland and very elusive)

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« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 25 June 19 15:26 BST (UK) »
Calderdale companion that sounds interesting.....must investigate that one.
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« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 25 June 19 15:26 BST (UK) »
National Archives
Times Digital Archive
ScotlandsPeople
National Archives of Ireland for 1901/1911 census there: http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/

A huge amount depends on the geographical area concerned as many sites are region-specific such as LanOPC, LancashireBMD, YorkshireBMD, SEAX, BathBMD as a tiny sample without even leaving England.

Others provide useful tools such as Marriage Locator, Old-Maps.

Never forgetting Google!  Which can yield important clues (including in Google Books).

Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

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« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 25 June 19 15:28 BST (UK) »
FreeBMD.org.uk
LancashireBMD.org
Cornwall-OPC-database
ManxBMD.com
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 25 June 19 16:20 BST (UK) »

....... and for Northern Ireland BMD's.

https://geni.nidirect.gov.uk/

Cuthbertson - Co Derry, Scotland & Australia
Hunter - Co Derry
Jackson - Co Derry, Scotland & Canada
Scott - Co Derry
Neilly - Co Antrim & USA
McCurdy - Co Antrim
Nixon - Co Cavan, Co Donegal, Canada & USA
Ryan & Noble - Co Sligo

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« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 26 June 19 00:47 BST (UK) »
I was going to say Google, but avm228 beat me to it. Typing in an ancestor's name, with or without other details, can throw up unexpected results.
Archive.org is another handy site. I have accessed parish registers, Huguenot records, and Devon Notes and Queries on there.
I am Australian, from all the lands I come (my ancestors, at least!)

Pine/Pyne, Dowdeswell, Kempster, Sando/Sandoe/Sandow, Nancarrow, Carrington, Hounslow, Youatt, Richardson, Jarmyn, Oxlade, Coad, Bentham, Holloway, Lindner, Pittaway, and too many others to name.
Devon, Dorset, Gloucs, Cornwall, Yorks, Bucks, Oxfordshire, Wilts, Germany, Sweden, and of course London, to name a few.

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« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 26 June 19 01:24 BST (UK) »
Overview of parish registers.
http://www.archersoftware.co.uk/igi/
Locating contigious parishes.
Google "parloc3" and download free program.
Butcher Westmorland and Lancashire
Barton Westmorland and Yorkshire
Trethowan,Reeves Middlesex
Halsall,Green,Charters,Chatterton Lancashire
Smith, Moger, Maxfield Wiltshire
Woods,Speechley and Coles Huntingdonshire
Gibson,Blanks,Monk,Fokes Essex