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The Andrews Pages : Useful Genealogy Sources
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UK GDL Genealogical Directories and Lists Online

UK Military Family History on the Internet
Some onsite links :
Matlock & Matlock Bath
FAQ (Matlock site)
Our Genealogy

Selected UK Counties
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Berkshire GENUKI site

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Cheshire GENUKI site

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Derbyshire GENUKI site

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Devon GENUKI site

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Gloucestershire GENUKI site

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Lancashire GENUKI site

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now part of Powys

Montgomeryshire GENUKI site

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Nottinghamshire GENUKI site

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Oxfordshire GENUKI site

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Shropshire GENUKI site

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Surrey GENUKI site

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Wiltshire GENUKI site

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Yorkshire GENUKI site

  • Yorkshire BMD - produced by the county's Family History Societies are collaborating with the local Registration Services.
  • Bradford Family History Society. Although I am not a member, they have some good publications
  • Borthwick Institute, York
  • Calverley, a repository of genealogical and historical data concerning the villages of Calverley Parish in the West Riding of Yorkshire
  • CD ROM versions of old and rare books and modern photographs are produced by Colin Hinson
  • Eric Youle Although this link does not seem to be working properly, has some excellent family history reference material for Sheffield and Hallamshire (with a little on Derbyshire). See his Historical Material [Dec 2020 - this link is no longer working]
  • Sheffield Indexers. Includes links for Yorkshire | Cheshire | Derbyshire | Durham | Lancashire | Lincolnshire | Nottinghamshire | Westmorland/Cumbria
  • Sheffield Records Online
  • The Lordship of Tong, parish of Birstall. A brief description of the Yorkshire village, dated 1822, where several of Ann's ancestors lived*
    Also see the Baines Directory entries for the same year
  • West Yorkshire Archive Service hold many documents. They also have lists of publications. This is the link for the Bradford Archive Service
  • Yorkshire Nonconformists - an indexed register of baptisms, marriages and deaths for Northowram for 1644-1702 and 1702-52 written by Rev Oliver Heywood & T Dickenson*
    *both the above sites are transcripts by Colin Hinson
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  • Midlands Historical Data helps to preserve old, out of print books and maps by creating digital copies which are available to buy. Anthony Abrahams concentrates on four counties of the West Midlands of the UK - Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, and Worcestershire. There are quarterly/annual subscriptions or pay-as-you-go options.
    • He also includes material from throughout the UK as well as such morsels as several years of "The Gentleman's Magazine" (Derbyshire and Devon extracts are published elsewhere on The Andrews Page. Go to The Gentleman's Magazine Library)

  • Newspapers in the East Midland and East of England >See NEWSPLAN on their menu
    Which newspapers have been preserved and where to find them

  • Picture the Past is a project digitising the photos of Derby City Libraries and Derby Museums, and Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Libraries. The biggest photo resource on Derby and Derbyshire, and one of the biggest such resources in the country.
Additional genealogy and history sources (A - Z)
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Sorted alphabetically by title

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  • D
  • The Domesday Book Online A site designed "to enable visitors to find out the history of the Domesday Book and to give an insight into life at the time of its compilation".

  • E
  • English Coinage. In late September and early October 2022 changes to the coinage in 1696 and what had led up to it suddenly became a talking point, largely because of the UK's new Chancellor of the Exchequer.
  • English Heritage have placed more than 20,000 previously unseen images on the internet. You can do a simple search by county or place.

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  • Family Tree Magazine
  • FamilySearch is maintained by the LDS (this is a new way to search their records)
  • Federation of Family History Societies Has details of the National Burials Index and Family History Books
  • Find My Past
  • FreeBMD "is an ongoing project, the aim of which is to transcribe the Civil Registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales, and to provide free Internet access to the transcribed records." (also see BMD above)
  • FreeCEN offers access to 19th Century Census Returns
  • FreeReg documents historic Parish Registers

  • G
  • GENfair - the Online Family History Fair and Genealogy Bookstore
    GENfair and FFHS Publications Ltd announced some time ago that they'd agreed terms for the purchase of GENfair by FFHS Publications Ltd.
  • GENUKI homepage - the starting point for genealogy in the U.K. and Ireland.
  • The Gillies Archives of plastic surgery is the most complete archive of medical notes from the Great War. The Queen's Hospital, Sidcup, Kent performed plastic surgery of the face between 1917 and 1925, and today's Queen Mary's Hospital in Sidcup possesses a unique collection of over 2500 case files relating to that era.
  • GOONS - Guild of One-Name Studies. Some of our surname interests are listed, including Leather and Stead/Steed(e)
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  • O
  • Occupations and Trades:
  • Old Bailey : The Proceedings of the Old Bailey London 1674 to 1834
  • Old Maps (1): https://www.old-maps.co.uk/ This was a wonderful site to find where your ancestors were living in the last century with maps dating from about 1883. From 29 Oct 2021 this service was no longer available, but the link will be left for a short time longer.
  • Old maps (2). More old maps can be found on the National Library of Scotland's Old Map collection.
  • One Place Studies. Links to research about a town or village, created and maintained by either a single genealogist (who may not live there) or a local history group.
  • One Name Studies (see GOONS above)
  • Ordnance Survey
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  • W
  • War Graves - see Commonwealth War Graves above
  • Wills
    • (1) General Information. Please see our Matlock Wills Calendar.
      Although it is primarily concerned with Matlock, it has information for anyone wanting to obtain copies of or learn about wills.
    • (2) Post 1858 Wills
      GOV.UK, Wills, probate and inheritance Wills and Probate (1858 to present), including those of serving Soldiers (1850-1986), can be purchased through their site. An easy to us search facility is provided. PDF copies are now available for £1.50 each (August 2019).
    • (3) PCC Wills
      It is now possible to download images of many PCC wills 1670-1858, though not adms at present
      Discovery - at the National Archives
      This replaced DocumentsOnline (formerly PRO-Online) and 'allows you online access to The National Archive's collection of digitised public records, including both academic and genealogical sources'.

  • Y
  • Yale University 'British art' website
Sites sharing the same surname interests
The sites below may not share common ancestors with us  
Our Genealogy

    • Dieter Retz - sadly, Dieter passed away in 2019 and his website is no longer available (http://www.retz.net.au/genealogy/)
      BRYAN's from Matlock Bath, DBY.
      His late wife wrote a book which includes them: "My Moreland Family", by Pamela Marion Retz

  • CLAY
  • DARK(E)
    • Exall and Exell Surnames Wills Calendar, Navy Joiners and ONS references of EXELL deaths in England and Wales Sep 1837 - Dec 1904. Also Exall deaths Sep 1837 - Dec 1880

    • Clive MOTTRAM has a page dedicated to his 2Xg grandfather, George Austin MOTTRAM

    • BMD The first four and a half years of Births, Marriages and Deaths registered in England and Wales (Sep 1837 - Dec 1841), Casualties of War and Wills calendar

grey button Charities we support
mnd association
Registered Charity No 294 354

Following the death of a family member and a very old friend from MND, a disease for which there is no cure, a chosen charity is the
Motor Neurone Disease Association
We hope that visitors to our web site will also consider supporting this charity by making a donation or perhaps buying something from:
>the charity's shop<
>See the personal tribute page<

  RNLI   Royal National Lifeboat Institution - Saving Lives at Sea
The crews go out in all weathers and is another chosen charity.

    The Royal British Legion supports ex servicemen.
We both have a number of relatives who died as a result of war.
There are several sections in this website about both war memorials and some of the soldiers who died.
See In Remembrance

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