15 December 2016
Get the most out of your family history research in 2017
In Family Tree January we’re sharing New Year’s resolutions and our family history plans for 2017 – grab your copy now to get some inspiration! Plus, to help you get the most out of your family history research this year, we’re giving you some top tips for getting further with your family history. First up, check out these online resources:
- Share the map of your family history with Ancestral Atlas.
- Find pics of places of genealogy interest & share your images with others using Historypin.
- Ask genealogy questions & share information with like-minded family historians on our Facebook page.
- View The National Archives’ ‘digital microfilm’ records online at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/free-online-records-digital-microfilm/.
- London ancestors? Freely search 3.35m names 1690-1800 on the fantastic London Lives website.
- Search Old Bailey records 1674-1913 at www.oldbaileyonline.org.
MORE ONLINE FAMILY HISTORY RESOURCES
- If you haven't yet discovered FreeBMD it's a must for English and Welsh birth, marriage and death indexes. Also check out FreeCen and FreeReg for census and parish register information.
- Discover the Hearth Tax Online (and search for names!) at www.hearthtax.org.uk.
- Scour Cyndi's List for useful links on a topic/area.
- Explore a wealth of genealogy information on virtual reference library GENUKI.
- Check out your ancestral home using Google Maps and the Street View feature.
Don't miss Family Tree January for more top tips for another great year of family history!