Index to notes
These notes comprised some of the material that my father developed for
his course on genealogy. They are intended to be used as part of a taught
course, however there is much useful information here and I managed to
persuade my father to let me publish this material here. It should be
noted that as we live in the United Kingdom, most of the material is
biassed toward the United Kingdom.
- Useful addresses for family historians
- Checking for army ancestors
- Books for family historians. New ones are
continually being published so such a list can
never be up to date.
- Gives information shown on Census returns
- Gives information shown on Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates
- Shows generation and individual ancestor
- The organisation of the Church of England,
useful in, among other things, understanding
the way in which wills were "proved"
- Explains the changes in the calendar that
occurred in England in the mid 18th c.
- See 6 above. The two columns headed 1 a 2 give
in 1 generations at 25 year gaps and in 2 the
earliest date of birth recorded in each
generation, not necessarily in the same line, in
- List information useful to family
historians available in the India Office
Library, now part of the British Library
- Latin phrases come across by researchers
- Explains Roman numerals
- A list of sources for family historians
- A basic chart of steps in researching family
- Explanation of terms and phrases found in wills