Online Research

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ONLINE SEARCH TECHNIQUES


The internet can be a useful source of records and information connected with family history research. There are a number of useful sites available and knowing which to use and how to use them effectively can be confusing.

Which sites to use can depend on a number of factors, a brief overview of the popular sites are shown below. They are not comprehensive site descriptions as space is limited but a visit to the sites mentioned will reveal more information.

Trying to find specific records can sometimes seem impossible but by using the screenshot examples in this section knowing how to search for a birth record or locating a missing family in the census is explained. The examples given are based on actual searches and demonstrate how researchers found the results they needed to continue with their trees. A screenshot guide to search options for the Familysearch, A2A and The National Archives websites are also included.


SITE REVIEWS


General Hints & Tips For Online Searching


Family History Detectives - Visual Step by Step Guides



Searching for Hatches, Matches And Dispatches




N.B. If Rutland can be separate then Huntingdonshire should have its own page too !!!
It means the table is tidy as well.


ENGLISH COUNTIES


Bedfordshire Berkshire Buckinghamshire Cambridgeshire
Cheshire Cornwall Cumberland Derbyshire
Devon Dorset Durham Essex
Gloucestershire Hampshire Herefordshire Hertfordshire
Huntingdonshire Isle of Wight Kent Lancashire
Leicestershire Lincolnshire LONDON (Middlesex) Norfolk
Northamptonshire Northumberland Nottinghamshire Oxfordshire
Rutland Shropshire Somerset Staffordshire
Suffolk Surrey Sussex Warwickshire
Westmoreland Wiltshire Worcestershire Yorkshire
Channel Islands and Crown Dependencies