BRITISH & IRISH family history tips

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24 February 2021
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Are you keen to trace your GREAT BRITISH & IRISH family history roots? Of course you are, and we have the resources, advice and information to help you.

The records to trace ancestors in the UK and Ireland are held either in local or regional collections, or in national collections. It can be hard to know where the records you want is held, or indeed whether it has been digitised. However, help is at hand.

Here are some fantastic resources that will help you every step of the way.

If you wish to explore the records and history of your ancestors’ place…

Visit Genuki – the virtual reference library for all things useful for UK & Ireland genealogy: https://www.genuki.org.uk/

If you know the county you need…

If you know the whereabouts in the UK your ancestors came from, then track down the local archives and family history societies to find out more.

If you are seeking information about UK & Ireland records…

Together the links above will lead you to information and resources that will help you trace your UK and Irish ancestors back many centuries.

And if you are seeking other places around the globe, or information about research skills…


Monthly advice from the experts in British family history

To find more useful ideas for tracing UK ancestors don't miss Family Tree magazine, the UK's longest-running genealogy magazine, available in print and digital format.

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