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Channel Islands

1871 Channel Islands Census **Ancestry.com** The 1871 census for Channel Islands was taken on the night of 2 April 1871. Information included Address, Occupant, Birthplace, Residence, Sex, Age, Marital Status, Occupation and Health.

England

England Directory - 1811 **Ancestry.com** This database contains the 1811 directory of England. It includes a London directory of names and places of abode, and a court and country directory of all the ladies and gentlemen of fashion (most likely those of nobility), including the names of those who are members of the Inns of Court. The portion of the directory arranged by place name lists the street name and the names of the heads of households who live on each street. The alphabetical directory of the people of fashion lists their names and their addresses. The Inns of Court are comprised of the collegiate legal societies that train barristers for the Bar.

England & Wales, Free BMD Birth Index: 1837-1983 **Free Index ** This database is a searchable, digitized version of the indices of civil registrations in England and Wales, reported quarterly to the General Register Office (GRO) in London. This index spans the years between 1837 and 1983. Approximately 50% of the names between 1837 and 1900 have been transcribed thus far.

England & Wales, Birth Index: 1984-2004 **Ancestry.com** This database is a searchable, digitized version of the indices of civil registrations in England and Wales, reported quarterly to the General Register Office (GRO) in London. This index spans the years between 1984 and 2004

England & Wales, Free BMD Death Index: 1837-1983 **Free Index ** This database is a searchable, digitized version of the indices of civil registrations in England and Wales, reported quarterly to the General Register Office (GRO) in London. This index spans the years between 1837 and 1983. Approximately 50% of the names between 1837 and 1900 have been transcribed thus far.

England & Wales, Death Index: 1984-2004 **Ancestry.com** This database is a searchable, digitized version of the indices of civil registrations in England and Wales, reported quarterly to the General Register Office (GRO) in London. This index spans the years between 1984 and 2004

England & Wales, Free BMD Marriage Index: 1837-1983 **Free Index ** This database is a searchable, digitized version of the indices of civil registrations in England and Wales, reported quarterly to the General Register Office (GRO) in London. This index spans the years between 1837 and 1983. Approximately 50% of the names between 1837 and 1900 have been transcribed thus far.

England & Wales, Marriage Index: 1984-2004 **Ancestry.com** This database is a searchable, digitized version of the indices of civil registrations in England and Wales, reported quarterly to the General Register Office (GRO) in London. This index spans the years between 1984 and 2004

1871 England Census **Ancestry.com** This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1871 Census for England. The census contains detailed information on each individual who spent the night in each household including name, relationship to the head of the family, marital status, age at last birthday, gender, occupation, and birthplace. Additional information about the dwelling and property was collected. Each name in this index is linked to actual images of the 1871 England Census.

1901 England Census **Ancestry.com**

Cheshire County

Furness Fells, England: Colton Parish Church Registers, 1623-1812 **Ancestry.com** Furness Fells or High Furness constitutes the area of Furness north of the hills between Ulverston and Ireleth in Lancashire. It contains the northern part of the parish of Ulverston, and the parishes of Kirkby, Colton, and Hawkshead. This database contains the Colton parish registers from 1623 to 1812. These registers contain baptismal or christening, marriage, and burial records. In addition, this work also contains a listing of all churchwardens from 1624 to 1643 and extracts of many epitaphs from the church's graveyard.

Lancashire and Cheshire, Past and Present (1867) **Ancestry.com** This database contains a history to 1867 and description of the counties of Lancaster and Chester, located in northwestern England. In presenting the history of these two counties, their progress throughout the ages in society, industry, and invention are shown. Historical works such as this contain valuable information that can be a great addition to your genealogical research.

Devonshire County

Devon History, Gazetteer, and Directory **Ancestry.com** This database contains a history, gazetteer, and directory of Devonshire, England, published in 1890. It includes a general history and description of the county, which provides information about the population, agriculture, farms, schools, ecclesiastical history, and major historical events of these areas. For each of the towns, parishes, townships, chapelries, villages, hamlets, hundreds, manors, and unions found within Devon there are historical, statistical, and topographical descriptions. For many areas there are also alphabetical and classified directories. These directories generally provide the names of the inhabitants, along with their addresses and occupational information. This work is of great worth to the genealogist because of the nature of the historical and local information provided. Not only can it help you pinpoint your ancestor in a particular place and time, but it may also provide you with information that will help you put your ancestor into historical context.

Lancashire County

Lancashire and Cheshire, Past and Present (1867) **Ancestry.com**

Preston, Lancashire Parish History **Ancestry.com** This database contains a history of the parish of Preston, located in the hundred of Amounderness, in Lancashire, England. This work contains a general history of the area, a township history, an ecclesiastical history, and information on the mayors and vicars of Preston, to name a few topics.

London

London and Country Directory - 1811 **Ancestry.com** This database contains all three volumes of Holden's Annual London and Country Directory for 1811. The first volume contains an alphabetical directory of London's businesses and private residents. The private residents portion of the directory provides the names of the heads of households and their addresses. The business portion of the directory lists the names of those who are employed and their profession or trade. Volume II is a directory of the manufacturing and commercial towns in the United Kingdom and Wales. Volume III contains a directory, listing the names of heads of households along with their occupational information, of about 300 towns.

Norfolk County

Visitations of Norfolk, 1563 and 1613 **Ancestry.com** This database contains genealogies of some of the citizens of the county of Norfolk, England, that were taken in 1563 and 1613 by the Officers of Arms. Heralds (those in charge of controlling the use of coats of arms under the direction of the Crown) conducted visitations to record the use of arms. Part of this recording included recording the pedigrees of the families using coats of arms. Pedigrees were recorded because families had to prove their right to bear the arms by showing their connections back to the original bearers. Because coats of arms were passed down through the generations, armory, or heraldry, has much genealogical value. These visitations, therefore, are significant because they provide several pedigree charts of families from sixteenth and seventeenth century Norfolk.

Staffordshire County

Staffordshire Sentinel (Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire, England) **Ancestry.com** The Staffordshire Sentinel newspaper was located in Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire, England. This database is a fully searchable text version of the newspaper for the following years: 1875-76, 1915, and 1925.

York County

Yorkshire, England: Parish Records **Ancestry.com** This database is a collection of historical parish registers from the County of York in the Country of England. The records in this collection can range in date from the early 1500s to the mid- to late-1800s. Parish records--primarily baptisms, marriages, and burials--provide the best source of vital record information in the centuries before civil registration. Baptismal records generally list the date of the baptism, the name of the child being baptized, and the name of the father. Marriage records generally include the date of the marriage and the names of the bride and groom. Burial records generally list the date of the burial and the name of the deceased individual. Occasionally burial records will include other bits of information such as where the individual was from or if he/she was a widow.

Isle of Man

1871 Isle of Man Census **Ancestry.com** The 1871 census for Isle of Man was taken on the night of 2 April 1871. Information included Address, Occupant, Birthplace, Residence, Sex, Age, Marital Status, Occupation and Health.

Scotland

Galloway, Scotland History **Ancestry.com** Galloway is an area of southern Scotland that today is part of the Dumfries and Galloway region. It is made up of the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, the Machars, and the Rhins. This database contains a history of Galloway from the earliest of times to 1861 (the time of publishing).

Wales

1871 Wales Census **Ancestry.com** The 1871 census for Wales was taken on the night of 2 April 1871. Information included Address, Occupant, Birthplace, Residence, Sex, Age, Marital Status, Occupation and Health.

Lleyn Hundred and Eifionydd Commot, Wales Churchyards **Ancestry.com** This database contains information extracted from gravestones from several churchyards throughout the hundred of Lleyn and the commott of Eifionydd in Wales. It also includes explanatory notes respecting ancient houses, families, and other parts of the district. Information from the following churches is included in this work: Aberdaron, Aber-erch, Boduan, Bottwnog, Cryncroes, Carnguwch, Ceidio, Dyneio, Edeyrn, Llanbedrog, Llandegwning, Llandudwen, Llanengan, Llanfaelrhys, Llanfeyllteyrn, Llanfihangel-Bachellaeth, Llangian, Llangwandl, Llaiestyn, Llannor, Nefyn, Penllech, Penrhos, Pistyll, Rhiw, Tudweiliog, Baddgelert, Criccieth, Dolbenmaen, Llanarmon, Llanfihangel-y-Pennant, Llangybi, Llanystumdwy, Penmorfa, and Ynyscynhaiarn.

Pembrokeshire, Wales Families **Ancestry.com** This database contains information on some of the more prominent families from the ancient county palatine of Pembroke, Wales. The type of information included in this work ranges from biographical to historical. The following families are the focus of this book: Baret - Barri of Manorbier - Beneger - Bonville - Cantinton - Carew of Carew Castle - Castle - Castlemartin - Crespyng - De Brian - De La Roche - De Vale - Harold - Joce - Laugharne of St. Bride's - Malfant of Upton - Melyn - Mortimer - Owen of Orielton - Perrot - Robelyn - Shirburn of Angle - The Lords of Stackpole - Tancred - Vaughan - Wiseman - Wogan