Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Surman Index

This is a tremendous website http://surman.english.qmul.ac.uk I have been very fortunate to find 7 useful records from this website  – this is the kind of information I’ve got just from one of them: ‘Number on Index 1883 CROMPTON JAMES Born … Continue reading

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The Devon (UK) Wills Project

The DevonWills Project aims to provide a consolidated index of Devon wills, administrations, and inventories. Its goal is to compensate, as far as possible, for the disastrous loss of Devon wills in World War II. The index will include original … Continue reading

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The British Surnames website

http://www.britishsurnames.co.uk/ Have a look at the British Surnames website. Here, you can find information on similar surnames, most common surnames, surname meanings and etymologies as well as discussing your name in the forum.  As the name suggests, this site primarily … Continue reading

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Recommendation for a maritime researcher – Len Barnett

I would like to introduce you to an experienced freelance maritime researcher who I have used for my own research. Image via Wikipedia His research covers:- Civilian mariners in British service (mercantile, whaling, fishing & pilotage): c.1835 to c.1972 Royal Navy … Continue reading

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The Domesday Book

The Domesday Book was commissioned in December 1085 by   William the Conqueror, who invaded England in 1066. The first draft was completed in August 1086 and contained records for 13,418 settlements in the English counties south of the rivers Ribble … Continue reading

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EnglandGenWeb

  A BritishIslesGenWeb Project Website.  This project is part of the BritishIslesGen Web project section of the WorldGenWeb Project and was created in an effort to help researchers find local resources and reference information. There is a general England mailing list for researchers to … Continue reading

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Your One Bookmark to the Ultimate Index of absolutely FREE Ancestry Resources

This is an absolutely free ancestry research data.  It doesn’t just give you free indexes or free search results, but actual data.  Have you ever gone to one of those so-called free ancestry resource websites, clicked on something and were redirected to  an … Continue reading

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Blog Strategy for 2012

Welcome to 2012.  Many thanks to the 4500 of you who visited last year.   My aim this year is to continue collecting data for my Guild of One Name Study on the name CUMPSTON and its variants.  So please let me know … Continue reading

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