Here are some useful, (and interesting) links for anyone wishing to
research and publish their family histories or get in touch with other
family researchers. If you are a visiting relative and would like us to
include a link to your own pages, please
email me with your URL and a short description of your family site.
The Federation of Family History Societies [FFHS] - a good
place to start....
The FFHS has details on how to begin your
Family History. There are a lots of sound tips including how to use
the General Records Office, (GRO) services and loads of Q&A relating
to research on this Federation website.
Rootsweb World Connect
Submit your family tree to World
connect and find others with the similar family interests. There are
more than 460 million names on file.
RootsWeb: Genealogy INDIA Mailing List
A mailing list for
anyone who is interested in tracing their British and European
Ancestors in British India. It's surprising what you can find out
here. All the Mailing List messages, postings and exchanges have
been archived and indexed in a freely searchable online database.
Families in British India Society (FIBIS)
The society was
formed in November 1998 to provide a resource for people researching
families and their social history in India from 1600 until the
present day. 'India' includes: the Republic of India, Pakistan,
Bangladesh and Burma as well as any area including, Persia and the
Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, the Philippines, Malaya, etc., that was
covered by the East India Company or was formerly ruled by the India
Department. The Society has comprehensive and growing databases of
transcribed records from many sources. They can be freely searched
online by both members and non-members. The transcribers are all
volunteers. (See also below).
INDIA OFFICE Family History Search
A Department of the
British Library, the India Office Family History Search provides
details on the genealogy, births, baptisms, marriages, deaths,
burials, and other life events of British and European people in
India and others connected with the history of the British in India
from 1600 to 1949 . Many of these records are now available online
and have been transcribed by volunteer members of FIBIS.
The National Archives.
Formerly the Public Records Office.
Loads of online information.
Births, Marriages and Deaths (FreeBMD) FreeBMD is an ongoing
project, the aim of which is to transcribe the Civil Registration
index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales, and to
provide free Internet access to the transcribed records. It is a
part of the FreeUKGEN
family, which also includes
(Census data) and
(Parish Registers). The transcribers are all volunteers.
- discover your family story...
With more than 5 billion
names and 4,000 searchable databases, Ancestry.com is one of the
premier online sources for family history information and is said to
include the web's largest collection of historical records. Most of
the indexes are freely searchable, but access to the actual records
is by subscription or by a "pay as you view" fee. In addition to
it's own commercial enterprise, Ancestry.com generously sponsors
other non-profit genealogical initiaves including FreeUKGen and
RootsWeb. (See above).
- search for your ancestors....
The largest collection of
free family history, family tree and genealogy records in the
world. This huge database known as the International Genealogy
Index, (IGI) is maintained by the Church of the Latter Day
Saints. Over the years, the LDS has microfilmed literally
millions of records of interest to the genealogist worldwide,
including all of the Ecclesiastical returns held by the India
Office (now part of the British Library). Many of these
records have been indexed by volunteers and published here.
Rootsweb Freepages Unlimited webspace for free...!
Here is the place to go when you are ready to publish your family
pages. The web space is provided absolutely free for as long as you
want it. The obligatory sponsorship banners for Ancestry.com are
discreet and by no means intrusive. Apart from these, there is no
other third party advertisement. When you sign up, you will be
automatically subscribed to the Freehelp Mailing List where you will
find lots of knowledgeable and willing folk to help you publish your
These pages, expertly constructed by Tim Boddington,
"...will provide the focal point for all people with the family name
of Boddington, as well as those ladies who were brought up as
Boddington's but lost the name on marriage. And, of course, those
whose mothers or grand mothers were Boddingtons". Tim's site
also contains interesting historical notes and discussion on the
origins of the name.
The Ingram Family (UK/NZ)
Here are the excellent family pages
of distant cousin, Rona Langston (nêe INGRAM) whose ancestors
left their home in Southend-on-Sea, Essex for a new life and new
prospects in New Zealand. Today there are seven generations living
there on the South Island. Her pages are full of interesting stuff
and there are lots of pictures, too.
BOD(D)INGTON Message Board. A RootsWeb sponsored
bulletin/message board for researchers with interests in the family
name. Post your own interests or browse through the messages to see
what others are talking about or researching.
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