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  1. What is the Ancestry Guide about?
  2. What sources are available for Ancestry research?
  3. What are the benefits of the Ancestry membership area?
  4. How do I contact the Ancestry Guide for further information?

1. What is the Ancestry Guide about? Page Top
Discover and organise your family story. The Ancestry Guide provides an A to Z knowledgebase and guidance for researching ancestry information.
2. What sources are available for Ancestry research? Page Top
FAMILY SOURCES: Certificates - see older members of family. Listen to family stories. Photographs: Place-name on back - check local towns.
CENSUS: Check all available census. Also check those of siblings.
POOR RELIEF RECORDS: Check for all members of family including siblings and children.
MILITARY / ARMY RECORDS: Were any of the males in the army, navy or merchant navy? Does it say in a record that that the male was a pensioner? It may be a forces pension.
NEWSPAPERS: Check indexes of local newspapers. It could be a birth, death, marriage or some other event that the individual had been involved in.
CHURCH RECORDS / RELIGION: Is there any extra information in a church record? Could the sponsors on a baptismal record be related and place of birth traced through them?
COURT RECORDS: Was the individual involved in a legal matter? Maybe even just drunk or theft.
GRAVESTONE INSCRIPTIONS: Is there a gravestone inscribed with where the person originally came from? What about cemetery records? There could be the names of other family members buried in the same plot.
LAND RECORDS: Did the person own property? Where they tenants and perhaps mentioned in the owners land records?
SASINES, CONFIRMATIONS AND OTHER RECORDS need to be examined. Check for other records that may be held by your Local Authority.
LOCAL FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY: Contact the family history society in the area that you are searching.
COUNTY HERITAGE CENTRE: Data-base of genealogical records for a particular county.
BIOGRAPHIES: Check the surname at libraries and local Family History Centre.
TRADE DIRECTORIES: If your ancestor had a trade, profession, or was a higher social standing he/she may be listed in a directory.
CIVIL REGISTRATION: Births, Deaths and Marriages.
TAX RECORDS
INTERNET
3. What are the benefits of the Ancestry membership area? Page Top
The Ancestry membership area provides tools to manage your ancestry information.
The Ancestry Guide provides a service to research your entire family history and pass it on to your next generation.
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4. How do I contact the Ancestry Guide for further information? Page Top
Please use the contact form on the home page.
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