Off-site links


Bristol Old Maps & Images     Bristol Know Your Place is a website that allows you to explore Bristol through historic maps, images and linked information. It is about learning about and sharing information about historic Bristol.


http://www.english.cam.ac.uk/ceres/ehoc/     An excellent site which offers a free online course in reading early modern English handwriting 1500 - 1700.


http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/palaeography/     The National Archives online tutorial will help you learn to read the handwriting found in documents written in English between 1500 and 1800.


Ancestry.co.uk     Subscription based site, offers what it claims is the largest collection of family history records on the Web. Including England and Wales civil registration and searchable census records.


Bristol Register Office     A local source of birth, marriage and death records. Run by some very busy, dedicated and helpful staff.


Certificates online     The General Register Office for England and Wales online ordering service for ordering copies of birth, marriage and death certificates.


Familysearch     An official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, free family history, family tree, and genealogy records and resources from around the world.


findmypast.co.uk     Find the GRO reference for births, marriages and deaths entries (1837- 2004); parish records and census information. This is on a pay per view basis.


fourteeneighteen/research     Professional research services for family historians who wish to know more about soldiers of the British Army of 1914-1918.


Freebmd     A free search for the GRO reference for births, marriages and deaths entries (1837-1983) can be made although the whole index has not been transcribed and it can be very busy.


Genesreunited     A great site, it’s free to register but a subscription is required to make full use of the site. You can:- Trace your ancestors - Build your family tree - Reunite with relatives you've lost contact with and discover relatives you never knew you had.


Genuki     A virtual reference library of genealogical information that is of particular relevance to the UK & Ireland.


Somerset Record Office     Somerset Archive and Record Service exists to find, preserve and make available written records of Somerset's people and communities.



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