From: bruck@peterswoodharlow.freeserve.co.uk

Date: 05/29/04 01:11:22

To: GENBRIT-L@rootsweb.com

Subject: Frequently Asked Questions – Links

This list of links to sites holding Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

documents and other information is posted to the following newsgroups:

soc.genealogy.britain

free.uk.genealogy

england.genealogy.misc

Genuki: http://www.cs.ncl.ac.uk/genuki/faq.html

Roy Stockdill’s Newbies Guide http://www.genuki.org.uk/gs/Newbie.html

The Woodgate Archive at http://woodgate.org/FAQs/socgbrit.html

My own Getting Started, IGI and Census FAQs

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/barry.ruck/

This is the link to the archives of soc.genealogy.britain

http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/intl/UK/GENBRIT.html

and the Google archive:

http://groups.google.com/groups?q=soc.genealogy.britain&btnG=Search&meta=site%3Dgroups

At the top you will find a search box. You have the option of searching

just soc.genealogy.britain or all Google newsgroups

If you are planning a question it is very useful to search the

newsgroup archives with a keyword first ….. it may be that your

question has already been answered and is sitting in the archives. Given

that the database of archived messages is so huge properly used it can

be a good place to start.

For example …

Typing “Where can I buy the 1881 Census” gives 578 messages

Typing “Which census are available on CD” gives 7530 messages

Typing “UK Census Dates” gives 3310 messages

Typing “What is a Carman” gives 184 messages

Typing What is an Ostler gave 94 messages

List of Useful Links

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General

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Genuki http://www.genuki.org.uk/mindex.html

FreeBMD http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/

Other BMD links http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/

Latter Day Saints http://www.familysearch.org/

Commonwealth War Graves Commission http://www.cwgc.org/

Federation of Family History Societies ( Census, Burials, MI etc. )

http://www.familyhistoryonline.net

Gypsy and Circus, and other “entertainment” ancestors

http://www.greatallied.fsnet.co.uk/

Canal & Boat People …………….. HELP !

Free searches of 125,000 Black Sheep and Police 1860-1920 and WWII

http://www.lightage.demon.co.uk

Nursing http://www.qmced.ac.uk/hn/history/index.htm

FAQs etc http://homepage.ntlworld.com/barry.ruck/

1901 Census Leftovers http://www.4trudy.co.uk/census/

England

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Online Names Research Directory

http://www.users.on.net/proformat/engnames.html

Metropolitan Police http://www.policeorders.co.uk/

Railways Staff Registers (North-West 1869-1950)

http://www.cheshire.gov.uk/recoff/railways/

Scotland

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The Scottish GRO record site http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk

Isle of Islay Project (lots of transcriptions, pictures etc. on this

page, very helpful http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~steve/islay/info.htm

Online Names Research Directory,

http://www.users.on.net/proformat/sctnames.html

Wales

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Online Names Research Directory,

http://www.users.on.net/proformat/wlsnames.html

Ireland

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Online Names Research Directory,

http://www.users.on.net/proformat/irlnames.html

Family Tree Maker’s article on “Researching Irish Roots”

http://www.genealogy.com/genealogy/4_pocket.html

http://www.genealogy.com/genealogy/4_irsrcs.html

and

http://www.genealogy.com/genealogy/00000374.html

Rootsweb Guide to Tracing Irish Families

http://www.rootsweb.com/~rwguide/lesson21.htm

Tracing Your Irish Ancestors

http://scripts.ireland.com/ancestor/

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