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Christopher Spry
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History & Genealogy

History

Genealogy

  • Genealogy software; Descriptions and comparisons. Family Tree MakerLegacy Family TreeThe Master Genealogist.
  •  Christopher Spry's family and related members at 'FamilyTreeMaker Online'.
  • Ancestry.com $5/month subscription service in the USA for surname searches.
  •  Cyndi’s list of genealogy sites on Internet. Links to data on families in many countries.
  • Family Search Genealogy Service
  • Family Tree Maker Surname searches in 325 million names. Upload and publish family information. Forums and newsgroups are available here.

  • Free Births, Marriages and Deaths Project Rootsweb listing of UK Census data between 1837 and 1897.
  • Geneanet Searchable database for the UK.
  • GenServ $1/month subscription service in the USA for surname searches. The first search is free. 
  • Genuki UK and Ireland genealogical Information Service. General information and access to databases, a virtual reference library for genealogists: census data, military records and advice on reading old handwriting.
  • Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild. Immigrants to the USA.
  • 'MedHist' History of Medicine portal.
  • Mormon Church FamilySearch database has over two billion names on record and can be searched for 1881 census entries in the UK, USA and Canada.
  •  Office for National Statistics

  • Origins.net. Records from the General Registry Office of Scotland and the Society of Genealogists in England. Access to the records costs £6 for up to 150 records in 48 hours.

  •  Powys Family History SocietyBrecknockshire records GENUIK, Powys County Archives Office, County Hall, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5LG; National Library of WalesCyndi's list of genealogical sites for Wales.

  • Public Records Office The 1901 UK census is available to search online.

  • Rootsweb, large genealogy resource: ROOTS-L and Rootsweb surname list and FAQ. There is USA data and links to surname lists and links to genealogists.

  • 'Surname profiler' searchable database showing the regional distribution of surnames in Great Britain, both current and historic.
  • There are many local societies, such as the ‘East of London Family History Society’, that provide data on local parish records, cemetery data, maps etc.

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