Sunday, 13 December 2009

Free English resource reminder

Got a problem you've been researching forever? Often we think we've exhausted all the possible resources online, then someone goes and digitizes additional key records. Make it a habit to go back periodically to sites you've searched before.

I regularly mention the monthly updates to FreeBMD. FreeREG and FreeCEN also get updated.

UKBMD at is a handy starting point for pay and free resources, and not just for England. Select from the list on the left of the page which includes links to a growing list of local BMD sites. If you select a county you'll get a long list of sites. Don't get discouraged by the length. Persevere.

Have a look at the pages for your county or counties on GENUKI at

Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Essex, Hampshire, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Somerset, Sussex, Warwickshire, and Wiltshire have Online Parish Clerks at

There are other you may have bookmarked as favourites but not revisited lately.

Good luck in your search.

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