English Family History and Genealogy

The purpose of these pages is to show all relevant genealogical sources, links and resources for conducting research on English families. No matter where you live or where in England your ancestors originated, the links below can assist you in locating records relevant to your ancestors.

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Civil Registration (Birth, Marriage, Death Certificates)

Census and Census Substitutes

Baptism Indexes

Marriage Indexes

Education & Announcements

Historic Newspapers


Lots of Links


Records of the Poor

Burial Indexes

Probate Records

Emigration Records

Migration Records

Maps and Gazetteers

Monumental Inscriptions

Military Records

Archive Catalogues

Networking with Others

Finding Living People

Genealogy Humour


Surname Studies

Surname Distribution Maps

Old Handwriting Aids

Religions and Ethnic Groups

Local Histories

Land and Court Records

Heraldry and Nobility

One-Place Studies

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