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imageAre you confused about England, United Kingdom, Great Britain etc

Dear USA friends be sensitive to naming conventions in UK - there may be Middlesex County in USA but the area near London is the County of Middlesex - or just say "Middlesex" - and it is Oxfordshire not Oxford County also sometimes just called Oxford although there is a City of Oxford and an abbreviation is Oxon - check Maps etc before you leap.

Some names are used in USA and UK. There is a "IOW Co" in Virginia and an "IOW" is an island off south coast of England.   

Nomenclature used in England for counties http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~myths/counties.htm#0

Map of counties http://www.abcounties.co.uk/counties/map.htm

Genealogy and Counties -

I would suggest joining a Rootsweb list for the county or area in which you have an interest -

This page has a list http://www.genuki.org.uk/indexes/MailingLists.html

 SEARCH:  Do look at http://www.genuki.org.uk/ and also search in www.google.com etc - 
google is also a quick way to find genuki record as for example - bedford genuki

Counties in which I have an interest - I am not trying to give a 100% coverage

Berkshire http://www.berkshirerecordoffice.org.uk/familyhistory/index.htm

Buckinghamshire 

Cornwall

Derbyshire http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~spire/Yesterday/index.htm

Dorset

Essex Essex FHS http://www.esfh.org.uk/ 
http://www.essexvillages.net/index.html

Essex Archives 
http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/%5CLogin.asp?Start=False&ERO=2

Seax - Essex Ancestors

KENT http://cityark.medway.gov.uk/

Hampshire or Hants

Hampshire Archives and Local Sudies, Hampshire Record Office, Winchester

From the county itself http://www.hants.gov.uk/localpages/names.html
"Hampshire" is often abbreviated in written form to "Hants" and which sometimes gives rise to puzzlement. The abbreviated form is derived from the Old English Hantum plus Scir (meaning a district governed from the settlement now known as Southampton) and the Anglo-Saxons called it Hamtunschire. At the time of the Domesday Book (1086) this was compressed to Hantescire.

SOUTHERN LIFE(UK) - Hampshire Dorset West Sussex

Hampshire Genealogy

A site with a lot of Hampshire resource - Knightroots

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Hertfordshire

http://www.hertfordshire-genealogy.co.uk/

This has  WILLS - I think its 5 GBP each
http://www.hertsdirect.org/services/leisculture/heritage1/hals/indexes/
This is search by name
https://www.hertsdirect.org/ufs/ufsmain?formid=HALS_INDEXES
I find it very unstable - seems to be programmed for MS IE rather than Firefox.
But even then it seems to log you off quite quickly and you need restart

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Northants Family History Society - genealogy in Northamptonshire.

Useful Northamptonshire Links on Rootschat

Northamptonshire Northants indexes look ups parish registers

the Record Office - Northamptonshire County Council


Norfolk

Oxfordshire Links Page

 

Lancashire OnLine Parish Clerk Project -

 

Somerset

Somerset Online Parish Clerks (Genealogy)

Some excellent forums on Yahoo for parish registers etc. Free to join 

thesomertonhundred : THE SOMERTON HUNDRED

bathforumhundred : BATH FORUM HUNDRED

Index of Parish Registers for Somerset and other places


 Sussex Weald http://www.thesussexweald.org/home.htm