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Norfolk Genealogical Resources  
Cyndi's List - NORFOLK Links to various points of interest to family history researchers.
FreeREG - Norfolk Norfolk FreeREG, a part of the FreeREG project has over 2 million records transcribed so far, and over a 100 transcribers working - so it is growing rapidly.  The objective of FreeREG is to provide free Internet searches of baptism, marriage, and burial records, that have been transcribed from parish and non-conformist registers of the U.K.  FreeREG is a companion project to FreeBMD (a database of the GRO birth, marriage and death indexes from 1837) and FreeCEN (a database of census information).  
GENUKI - Norfolk GENUKI is the largest collection of research information on the net for UK & Ireland.
IGI Batch Numbers for Norfolk Click on the batch number of interest and enter the surname you are searching for to be taken to the relevant search results at familysearch.org
Mid-Norfolk FHS The Mid Norfolk Family History Society was formed in September 1994 and is a member of the Federation of Family History Societies. Our local members have an interest in Family History in general but do not necessarily have genealogical links to this part of Norfolk. However, we have a large number of distant members with interests in Mid-Norfolk and we aim to assist in their research by collecting and recording family history information from within an area of approximately 10 miles around Dereham.
Norfolk Archives The Norfolk Historical Society Archives holdings include a wealth of research tools and aids for those seeking their family's Norfolk roots, such as the Walsh Papers, historical township records, old area records on microfilm, and several libraries, including a thriving Family Histories collection. Our Early American Library is recognised as one of the finest outside the United States.
Norfolk Census Records  
Norfolk FHS The Norfolk Family History Society welcomes people researching their Norfolk ancestors and family history. We currently have around 3,800 members researching their Ancestors in Norfolk, including members from as far afield as Australia and U.S.A.   The Society's collection of genealogical resources encompass parish register transcripts, monumental inscriptions, census returns, wills, family trees, pedigrees, photographs and a wide range of published work to help you trace your family's Norfolk origins.
Norfolk Genealogy Links A wealth of information can be found on this site, not only for Norfolk but other counties.
Norfolk History A comprehensive site about Norfolk, and its history, from 1066 to modern times.
Norfolk Look-up Exchange A group of volunteers has offered to do lookups and to help with simple queries about family history in the county of Norfolk.
Norfolk Mills This site lists the history of over 900 mills in the county and includes the names of thousands of millers, their families and other folk connected with them.
Norfolk Place Names A list of Norfolk place names and how to pronounce them.
Norfolk Records Office The Norfolk Record Office collects and preserves records of historical significance for the county of Norfolk and makes them accessible to as wide a range of people as possible. It is a joint service of the County and District Councils of Norfolk. In 2005, the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) granted Designation status to the Record Office's entire collection
Norfolk Surnames List This is a list of surnames being researched in the county of Norfolk in eastern England. These surnames are associated with their researchers' e-mail addresses to assist in making connections with other researchers.
Norfolk Transcription Archive This sites includes parish register indexes (baptisms, marriages, death), records of subsidy (tax) and muster rolls
Norfolk Village Information 1891 Census Information for Norfolk and some adjoining parts of Suffolk
Parloc Parish Locator Dave Bennett's Freeware Parish Locator program called ParLoc enables you to locate any one of over 15,000 UK parishes. It will produce a list of parishes in any County or a list of parishes within a given radius of any other parish and also allows Import and Export via "csv" files. It is possible to plot the location of parishes to either the screen or the printer.
Visitation of Norfolk The visitation of Norfolk from 1563 to 1613.

 

UK Genealogical Resources

 

All Info about Genealogy

Researching your British Ancestry.

Ancestors from England

Offering affordable and excellent genealogical research since 1999.  Current rate is $20 (US) per hour.  Official documents requested will incur an additional cost.

Ancestors on Board

A database featuring BT27 Outward Passenger Lists for long-distance voyages leaving the British Isles from 1890 to 1960.

Ancestry Aid

Free genealogy and family history records.

Archives Hub

A single point of access to nearly 20,000 descriptions of archives held in 160 UK institutions, mostly in the higher education sector.

The BMD Register

The official non-parochial BDMs service for the UK.

Blacksheep

Provides a selection of criminal, police, railway workers and other online indexes.

Britain-A Vision Through Time

A vision of Britain between 1801 and 2001. Including maps, statistical trends and historical descriptions.

British Data Archive

Their aim is to provide access to census records in full, in your own home, on both PC and Mac, at a reasonable cost.

British Genealogy

British-Genealogy.com is dedicated to assisting people with their British family history research.

British History on Line

British History Online is the digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles. Created by the Institute of Historical Research and the History of Parliament Trust, we aim to support academic and personal users around the world in their learning, teaching and research.

British Library, The

Over 13 million books, 920 journal and newspaper titles.  A good place to start is the Integrated Catalogues.

British War Memorial

Service personnel killed from 1914 to the present day.  The site is continually updated by the global volunteer network.

Current Value of Old Money

Changes in the value of money over time.

Cyndi's List

A categorized and cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet.

English Counties & Parishes

This site is intended to show how the English local government system originated and how it has changed over the centuries. It also contains some explanation of other units of local government and types of settlement, mainly for the period prior to the reorganization of 1974.

England Passenger and Crew Lists

A web site well worth a visit, not only for passenger and crew lists, but visitors can also search for marriages, surnames, census returns and many other useful genealogical resources.

English Villages

Topics include : Villages Index,  Village Life,  Folklore & Legend,  Village Talk, Gallery,  Resources, and  Bookshop.  There is also a Members' Interest section.

English Weights & Measures

The definitive internet resource for information on Imperial weights and measures. 

Family Records - UK

This site, provided by the FamilyRecords.gov.uk consortium, will help you find the government records and other sources you need for your family history research.

Family Search

Reported to be the largest collection of free family history, family tree and genealogy records in the world.

Free BDM

FreeBMD is an ongoing project, the aim of which is to transcribe the Civil Registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales, and to provide free Internet access to the transcribed records. It is a part of the FreeUKGEN family, which also includes FreeCEN (Census data) and FreeREG (Parish Registers).

FreeCEN FreeCEN is part of FreeUKGEN, an initiative aimed at helping make high quality primary (or near-primary) records of relevance to UK genealogy conveniently and freely available online, in a coherent, easy to access and search, information retrieval system.
Other projects associated with the
FreeUKGEN initiative are FreeBMD and FreeREG.

Genes Reunited

An excellent site with over 350 million names already registered.

Genealogy Reviews UK

Provides family historians and genealogists with information to help them find the software and data they need to research their family history.  New reviews are added monthly.

General Register Office

Researchers are able to purchase UK birth, death and marriage certificates online.

GENUKI - UK and Ireland

A large collection of genealogical information for England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

Guild of One-Name Studies

The Guild of One-Name Studies is the premier UK-based organization for one-name studies. The Guild welcomes as members anyone who has an interest in the subject. Members who are carrying out a one-name study may register their study with the Guild.

Historical Directories

Historical Directories is a digital library of local and trade directories for England and Wales, from 1750 to 1919. It contains high quality reproductions of comparatively rare books, essential tools for research into local and genealogical history.

National Archives

Family History - Let family history expert Nick Barratt help you get started with your research. Included in these clips are simple tips on getting key information and building your family tree.

National Trust Surnames This website presents the findings of a project based at University College London (UCL) that is investigating the distribution of surnames in Great Britain, both current and historic. It allows users to search the databases that we have created, and to trace the geography and history of their family names. On each page of the website, you will find a Help link on the top-right corner which We hope will answer any questions you might have.

Old English Occupations

A list of some of the occupations that you may find on the English Census during your genealogy research.

Olde English Links

Information on topics from abbreviations, clothing, paleography, Latin, etc.

UK BDM Exchange

An online resource for anyone researching their UK family history. Here you will find details of nearly 90,000 Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates since 1837 along with details of Church records of Baptisms, Burials and Church Marriages from before 1837. 

UK Public Libraries

Shelia and Robert Harden have compiled a guide to UK public libraries on the web.

 

General Genealogical Resources 

 

About Genealogy

Alternatives to Pay-For-Use Genealogy Sites on the Internet.

Canadian Genealogy Centre

The Centre includes all physical and online genealogical services of Library and Archives Canada. It offers genealogical content, services, advice, research tools and opportunities to work on joint projects, all in both official languages.

Convict Central

Most family historians in Australia regard a convict in their ancestry as enormously desirable. "Convicts to Australia" is intended to guide, inform and entertain those just starting the hunt as well as the more experienced researcher. The site is a 'work in progress' and data is being added regularly. We hope your convict research is made easier by our efforts and above all we hope you have FUN. Although feedback and suggestions are welcome, unfortunately we are unable to answer individual questions and research requests.

FEEFHS

The Federation of East European Family History Societies (FEEFHS) was organized in 1992 as an umbrella organization that promotes family research in eastern and central Europe without any ethnic, religious, or social distinctions. It provides a forum for individuals and organizations focused on a single country or group of people to exchange information and be updated on developments in the field. While it primarily serves the interests of North Americans in tracing their lineages back to a European homeland, it welcomes members from all countries.

Legacy Family Tree

A software product for building, customizing, searching and sharing your family history.

National Library of Australia

Australian sites containing a variety of information relating to family history and genealogy including guides, indexes and digitized images of documents. Also links to other informative sites both in Australia and overseas and contact with other family historians via indexed family trees, mailing lists and bulletin boards.

Old Maps

Historic maps of England, Scotland and Wales can be purchased.

Rampant Scotland Directory

Includes an introduction to help those who are about to embark on researching their Scottish family tree via the Net - written by the author of Rampant Scotland.

Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness

Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness (RAOGK) was established in 1999 as a resource for networking among researchers.  RAOGK links researchers who need documents from a distant location with others able to obtain them.

The Workhouse

Peter Higginbotham's excellent website "The Workhouse" describes in the introduction the workings of the Poor Law through the Centuries and with the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834 how the Parishes across England and Wales were grouped into Poor Law Unions which led to the construction of Workhouses, some large enough to accommodate up to 1,000 inmates. The introduction also describes how admission to the Workhouse meant ultimate degradation to it's inmates.  Includes links to Somerset's Union Workhouses, which were located in Axbridge, Bath, Bedminster, Bridgwater, Chard, Clutton, Dulverton, Frome, Keynsham, Langport, Long Ashton (see Bedminster), Shepton Mallet, Taunton, Wellington, Wells, Williton, Wincanton, Yeovil.

US Gen Web

This site serves as the entrance to the massive US GenWeb project, wherein volunteers across the US maintain linked websites about their states and counties. This page contains information about the project and links to state-level GenWeb sites.

Yesterday's Journeys

"As in any age, people have had to deal with documentation and Officials whether it be for good or bad. Yesterdays Journey records the names of those people who had dealings with those events and the paperwork involved. The documents that sent them back to their legal settlement or let them stay in a new parish. The warrants for their arrest, or the Indentures that gave them a start in working life and the papers that named the fathers of illegitimate children, or the Wills that folks left. They are all here.  Documents that may identify where they were born, a trade, an employer, their wages, how long they worked with for each person. Where they got married, which regiment they served in, how many children they had, names, ages and other bits of information to help add real history and detail to your ancestors lives. Dealing primarily with Derbyshire it does however cover the whole of the British Isles as people moved around seeking work, travelled as vagrants through the County or were chased throughout the realm as the responsibility of fatherhood and law caught up with them. There are references to Canada, Australia, New Zealand and America, as well as other lands overseas, as some moved further afield.
Yesterdays Journey is on-going and updated on a regular basis."

 

 

 


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