Family history research

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Books about family history research:-

Family History of the Net by Colin Waters

The Genealogist’s Internet by Peter Christian

Who Do You Think You Are? Encyclopedia of Genealogy: The definitive reference guide to tracing your family history  by Nick Barratt

Branching Out: How to Research Your Family’s History  by Simon Fowler


Helpful links:-

ANCESTRY.CO.UK  UK website, part of the global network of family history websites. Follow on Twitter @AncestryUK. Offers access to 1 billion searchable UK family history records, 9 million searchable records in the global network. Census, fully-indexed birth, marriage and death records, passenger lists, British telephone books, military and parish records. Membership fee.

FAMILYSEARCH.ORG  A US non-profit website sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Patrons may access Family Search services and resources free online at or through over 4,600 family history centres in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

BRITISH NEWSPAPER ARCHIVE  Online archive of British newspapers.

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? THE MAGAZINE  Subscribe to the UK magazine here, useful resource for starting to research your family tree.

FAMILY TREE  UK magazine and website.

YOUR FAMILY TREE  UK magazine and website.

FAMILY TREE FOLK The Family Tree Folk Daily is a daily newsletter about everything to do with family tree research. Subscribe by Twitter @FamilyTreeFolk

FIND MY PAST  Start building your own family tree, online. Follow on Twitter @findmypast

LOST COUSINS If you’re searching for relatives and want to search online safely try the Lost Cousins website, which matches you with other people researching the same ancestors. It’s worth signing up for the Lost Cousins newsletter too.