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BOOK - Researching Your English & Welsh Roots From Afar, A Guide
By Fawne Stratford-Devai
Published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2005

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It is essential to understand exactly who and what information you are looking for when you undertake a family history research project. As with any family history research it is important to begin from what you know today and work backward through a solid trail of evidence.

There are a number of research tools available for those searching English and Welsh ancestors from a distance. This introductory guide is designed to take you through various steps of the research process, introduce you to the tools available, and the record sources that will provide the evidence you need to take the next step in the search for your ancestors.

Table of Contents
  • Getting Started
    • Modern Research Resources
    • Online Internet Resources
    • Maps and Guides
    • Libraries and Archives
    • Family History/Genealogical Societies
    • Family History Centers© of the LDS and FamilySearch©
    • Travel to England/Wales
  • Country and County Codes ? England & Wales
  • Map: Pre-1974 County Boundaries in England and Wales
  • Map: England & Wales 1974-1996 County Structure
  • Family Information Checklist
  • Government Records of Births, Marriages & Deaths
    • Locating the Registration District
    • What Will a Certificate Tell You?
    • How To Find Civil Registration Records
    • How to Order Certificates
    • Sample Birth Registration
    • Why Can't I Find My Ancestors?
    • Other Civil Registration Records
    • GRO Indexes and Registration District References
  • English Record Selection Guide
  • Parish Records in England & Wales
    • How to Find the Parish Boundaries
    • Where to Find Parish Registers
  • Definitions: England, Wales, United Kingdom, Great Britain?
    • British Currency in the 19th Century?
  • Census Records 1841-1891
    • Date census conducted and information requested
    • How to access census records
    • Problems to keep in mind when using the Census
  • Links
55 Pages
8.5" x 11"
Soft cover [coil-bound]
Published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2005
ISBN 1-894571-87-8

About Fawne Stratford-Devai
Fawne Stratford-Devai's work on Land Records and early Ontario records is well known in the genealogy community. A published author of several Canadian and UK research books, she has also contributed articles to the Ontario Genealogical Society's newsletter "Families" as well as writing for the online family history newsletter the "Global Gazette". Biography



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