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BIFHS–USA  |  Guide to British Isles Research

Foreword and Table of Contents

Foreword

The research collection of the British Isles Family History Society - U.S.A. is housed at the Los Angeles Family History Library (LAFHL). Most of the materials in the collection were ordered from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are on permanent reserve. They are cataloged according to the classifications of the Family History Library Catalog (FHLC). Many of the books, microfilm and microfiche that were acquired from other sources have unique numbers applicable only to the LAFHL.

The British Isles Family History Society - U.S.A. is continuously acquiring new materials for the research collection. See our "What's New" Section for the latest acquisitions.

The following pages provide a selected list of holdings. The Society gratefully acknowledges the permission of Donald L. Hirst to use information provided in his submission to the 1996 BIFHS–USA Genealogical Research Seminar Syllabus. All comments, suggestions, or corrections should be addressed to Linda Jonas, who has compiled and annotated this Guide.


Table of Contents

Items marked with an asterisk (*) are separate web pages, not part of the running text.

  1. Where to Begin
  2. General British Isles
    1. How to Do British Isles Research
      *
      Administrative Histories
    2. Finding Aids
      *
      Public Record Office class lettercodes
      * National Inventory of Documentary Sources (NIDS) — sorted by repository name
      * National Inventory of Documentary Sources — sorted by NIDS number
    3. General Reference
    4. Finding Places: Maps and Gazetteers (Cassell's Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland)
    5. Biographies and Family Histories
    6. Military Records
    7. Other Sources
  3. England and Wales
    1. How to Do Research in England and Wales
    2. Finding Aids
    3. General Reference
    4. Finding Places: Maps and Gazetteers
    5. Biographies and Family Histories
    6. Civil Registration (Indexes)
    7. Census Records
      Census Street Indexes
      LAFHL Census Holdings
      * 1881 Census
    8. Church Records
    9. Probate Records
      Probate Calendar
      Prerogative Court of Canterbury (PCC) Indexes to Wills
      Abstracts and Indexes of Welsh Wills
    10. Land Records
    11. Other Sources
      Naturalization Records
  4. Ireland and Northern Ireland
    1. How to Do Irish Research
    2. Finding Aids
    3. General Reference
    4. Finding Places: Maps, Gazetteers, and Ordnance Survey Memoir
      * Ordnance Survey Memoirs — sorted by volume / county / parish
      * Ordnance Survey Memoirs — sorted by parish / county
      County Maps Showing the Location of Churches
    5. Civil Registration
      * Superintendent Registrars' Districts by County
      Civil Registration Indexes
    6. Census Records
      Griffith's Primary Valuation
    7. Church Records
    8. Probate Records
      * Irish Counties and Their Dioceses
      National Archives Testamentary Documents Card Index
    9. PRONI Card Index to Wills 1536-1920
    10. Land Records
    11. Other Sources
  5. Scotland
    1. How to Do Scottish Research
    2. Finding Aids
    3. General Reference
    4. Finding Places: Maps, Gazetteers, and Statistical Accounts
      Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland
    5. Biographical Sketches and Family Histories
    6. Civil Registration (Indexes)
    7. Census
      * 1881 Census
    8. Church Records
    9. Probate Records
      * Pre-1801 Testament Indexes of Scotland
      * Scottish Testaments
      Calendar of Confirmations and Inventories 1876 to 1936
    10. Land Records
      * Annual Indexes to Services of Heirs 1860-1929
      * Burgh Register of Sasines at the Family History Library
    11. Other Sources
  6. Channel Islands
    1. Finding Places: Maps and Gazetteers
    2. Census
  7. Isle of Man
    1. Finding Places: Maps and Gazetteers
    2. Civil Registration
    3. Census
    4. Church Records
    5. Probate Records
    6. Land Records
    7. Court Records
  8. What's New?
    

Go to: Where to Begin | General British Isles | England and Wales | Ireland and Northern Ireland | Scotland | Channel Islands | Isle of Man | What's New?

The BIFHS–USA Guide to British Isles Research has been compiled and annotated by Linda Jonas.
Copyright © 1998-2002 Linda Jonas. All rights reserved.