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S Report 15 Dec 2003 00:42

Karen, The best two free sites are the LDS Family Search http://www.familysearch(.)org/ and FreeBMD http://freebmd.rootsweb(.)com/ (IMPORTANT: Click on the red box with 'search' NOT the link to Ancestry at the top of the page) Remember, however, that neither of the above is complete and just because a name isn't there doesn't mean the person wasn't registered. You could also try putting the names you are interested into 'Google', although if it's something like 'Flower' you'll need to use Advanced Search and put Flower Family History and possibly a place name into the top never know! Another site worth trying is 'Genuki' www.genuki(.)org(.)uk The above has all sorts of information about various areas and links to family history societies, which are also worth exploring; some of them have online lists of 'member's interests' and you might find somebody is already researching your name. Also, try going back through this thread; there are loads of useful and interesting sites mentioned. Sue PS. Remove the brackets round the full stops in the web addresses; we have to put them in because GenesConnected thinks we're spam if we don't.


Valerie Report 15 Dec 2003 00:42

This is a good site if your looking for your Scottish relations. http://www.scotsorigins.(com)/searchbc.aspx Valerie


S Report 15 Dec 2003 00:44

Forgot to say: if you're really new it's worth clicking on Resource Centre towards the bottom left of the GC menu and 'Getting Started'. Happy hunting! Sue


Georgina Report 15 Dec 2003 03:59

I think that a message board entitled good websites should be available on genes connected main site. I have just e-mailed them to request this. Georgina


Kim Report 16 Dec 2003 16:37



Andy Report 16 Dec 2003 23:09

Coal Mining information for UK "Coal Mining History Resource Centre" Mining Disasters in UK Contains a database of Mining deaths and Injuries in UK. Lists of UK mines in 1869,1880,1908,1918,1938,1945. Women and children in mines, plus loads more www(.)cmhrc(.)pwp(.)blueyonder(.)co(.)uk scroll to bottom of page for site index and contents


POSITIVE Pauline Report 19 Dec 2003 22:07

Nudge Merry Christmas everyone! Pauline in Cornwall


Kim Report 19 Dec 2003 23:19

if you are stuck for a present have you checked out http://comical-family-tree(.)com. Although I'm sure you could make your own with a little inspiration... Kim


Joyce Report 20 Dec 2003 14:40

A very useful website I often use,when trying to locate a place,or look at proximity to other places is, www(.)findachurch(.)co(.)uk remove brackets,this is a great map site. Joyce


Joyce Report 20 Dec 2003 14:47

Heres another good site,transscription of orphanages,workhouses etc in 1901 census. homepage(.)ntlworld(.)com/jeffery(.)knaggs/lnstuts(.)html remove brackets. Joyce

Linda from Murton

Linda from Murton Report 20 Dec 2003 19:14

I dont have anything to add, but felt I had to say that this is a brilliant thread. Thank you to all who have posted.


Luciacw Report 23 Dec 2003 16:21

This site is about the lost london streets. You can find out what happened to the street, your ancestors lived in, it tells you if the street has been renamed or demolished. members(.)aol(.)com/WHall95037/london.html


Ken Report 23 Dec 2003 17:10

really surprised to find this one not listed, its for US immigrants - www.ellisisland(.)org


Luciacw Report 26 Dec 2003 17:34

You can find lots of nice volunteers who will do lookups for you: ukgenealogy(.)co(.)uk/lookup.htm The east of London fhs site is also good for lookups. Lucia


Michele Report 28 Dec 2003 14:47

www.bbti[.]bham[.]ac[.]uk Good site if you have any ancestors who traded in printing,bookselling,stationary,engraving or papermaking. didn't find any of mine but worth a try, most of the 94,000 records they hold are pre 1851. remember to remove brackets as usual Michele


Karen Report 29 Dec 2003 02:09

This is a brilliant idea... i look and print out all the time. karen

Dave the Tyke

Dave the Tyke Report 29 Dec 2003 15:29

If you are looking for WW2 forces POWs Sailors etc try www(.)wartime-memories(.)fsnet(.)co(.)uk by-the way this site could do with indexing, any volunteers? Dave Bland

Linda from Murton

Linda from Murton Report 29 Dec 2003 17:20

http://www(.)durham(.)gov(.)uk/DurhamCC/usp(.)nsf/pws/Durham+Record+Office+-+DRO+-+Family+History+-+Available+Information This is Durham County Council Records Office Family History Section web site. I use it all the time to prepare for visits to the Viewing Room. Saves time when you have the microfilm number all ready for when you get there. If this link doesnt work try going to www(.)durham(.)gov(.)uk search there for Record Office and then click on Family History. Best place is the Church Records - shown on the left hand side. You even get a potted history of each Church. Good hunting. Linda


Jacqueline Report 30 Dec 2003 21:46



Maggie Report 30 Dec 2003 23:49