Some sources for family history
- Family : oral, family bible, portraits, photographs, medals etc,
- Civil registration : births, marriages, deaths, adoption records
- Census returns
- Parish registers/bishops transcripts : baptisms, marriages, burials.
- Wills : including probate, administrations and inventories - pre 1858
and Post 185Death Duty registers.
- Monumental inscriptions : tomb stones, memorials, war memorials
- Non-conformist records and recusants lists
- Military records (navy, army, RAF, militia, territorial, merchant
marine etc.) : official lists, medal rolls, discharge
papers, service redcords, campaign histories, muster
rolls, regimental museums, casualty lists, CWGC etc.
- Educational records : school and college records and pupil lists,
degree lists etc. certificates, school and
college magazines (news of old pupils).
- Career/professional : published lists (eg. Crockfords for clerics),
professional exam results etc. company
- Newspapers : national and local, professional publications, parish
- Directories,works of reference : street directories etc,"peerages",
Whose who / Who was who, dictionary
of National Biography etc.
- Indexes : Society of Genealogists, Morman (IGI), computerised etc
- The British abroad : Colonies, India and Foreign Countries, events on
aboard ship, Consular registrations.
- Printed works : has it been done before? county and local histories.
- Elections : Parliamentary and local, voters lists, maps.
- Chancery and exchequer records : disputes over inheritance, lands,
debts etc.. Taxes, Domesday Book.
- Land and property records : deeds, maps, estate agents records etc
- Local records/taxation : tithe maps, court records, poor law rates,
parish poor law records, other tax records.
- Manorial records : rent rolls, manorial court records, estate maps
- Personal and place names : one name studies, family christian names,
name origins etc.
- Heraldry : College of Arms.
- Public & Local record offices and Public & Society libraries
RFM G1 9/92, revised 3/97