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  • The British Isles Index

    The British Isles are a group of islands situated off the northwest coast of Europe.

    They include Great Britain, Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Crown Dependencies of the Isle of Man, as well as 6,000+ smaller islands.

    You will find links to resources for general interest along with links to specific countries. Each country's page has links to pages which contain resources specific...
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  • Whitwell


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    ​Whitwell is a parish in the north east corner of Derbyshire, on the borders with both Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire. It has at various times been classed as being a Nottinghamshire village. It consists of the hamlets of Steetley, Belph and Bakestone Moor and the villages of Hodthorpe and Whitwell. ...
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  • Northchurch

    Northchurch, a parish in the Bulbourne valley in Hertfordshire, was once a village in its own right but has now become almost enveloped in Berkhamsted.

    The Parish Church of St. Mary is one of the oldest in Hertfordshire, believed to date from Saxon times. The church holds copies of the parish registers, dating back to the mid 1600s, which can be viewed by appointment. Nowadays people are rarely buried in the churchyard. There is a cemetery in New Road, Northchurch, which has been used since WW1. ...
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  • Berkhamsted

    ​​Berkhamsted is a historic market town in west Hertfordshire. The name of the town has been spelt in a variety of ways, including Berkhampstead, Muche Barkhamstede, Berkhamsted Magna, Great Berkhamsted and Berkhamstead.

    Berkhamsted Castle is rich in history - it was there in 1066 that Duke William of Normandy was offered the crown of England. ...
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  • Peterborough

    Resources

    Peterborough Places of Worship
    Regional Projects Forum
    Wikipedia - Peterborough
    Peterborough Family History Society ...
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  • Scottish Records

    Finding a Scottish ancestor often throws up different challenges even for the most seasoned researcher. As the legal system varies, so does the way in which records are kept and thus how you access them. This guide attempts to show you what the differences are, what you are likely to to be able to find and how to track them down. ...
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  • The Falklands


    The Falkland Islands have been fought over almost since time began and are now a self governing territory of the United Kingdom. Income was largely based around rearing sheep for wool, but as that market declined worldwide, offshore fishing and oil exploration are now more common.

    The Falkland Islands map: source Wikipedia

    Capital - Stanley
    Language - English ...
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  • Visual Introduction to ScotlandsPeople

    A Case Study: The Simpsons

    Introduction to ScotlandsPeople

    There are detailed FAQs, Help and descriptions of what is available on this site, but the examples below may help you to find your way around the site. You can see from the front page what searches are possible. You can search and explore the site without having to pay anything until you need to view the images....
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  • A Case Study: The Simpsons


    ScotlandsPeople was started in 2005 and took until now as I had to be patient in filling the gaps while I waited for the new records to be added to the site. Now that all the census indexes for Scotland are also available on Ancestry for 1841 through to 1901, the search would be much quicker!! The case study below gives you an idea of my search ... as the site allows you to save your searches and the images you have viewed, I did not have to purchase any extra units to re-creat...
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  • Cheshire Changes

    Boundary changes in the North West of England have over the years affected Derbyshire, Cheshire and Lancashire:

    1835 - Heaton Norris gained from Lancashire (Stockport expands).

    1857 - Swanwick Clough and Mountpleasant gained from Lancashire (Stalybridge is created).

    1881 - Ridge Hill and Heyrod gained from Lancashire (Stalybridge expands)....
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  • The British Isles Index
    by Caroline
    The British Isles are a group of islands situated off the northwest coast of Europe.

    They include Great Britain, Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Crown Dependencies of the Isle of Man, as well as 6,000+ smaller islands.

    You will find links to resources for general interest along with links to specific countries. Each country's page has links to pages which contain resources specific...
    07-03-20, 13:37
  • Whitwell
    by Barbara Dodds

    ​
    ​Whitwell is a parish in the north east corner of Derbyshire, on the borders with both Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire. It has at various times been classed as being a Nottinghamshire village. It consists of the hamlets of Steetley, Belph and Bakestone Moor and the villages of Hodthorpe and Whitwell. ...
    12-08-10, 18:44
  • Northchurch
    by Elaine ..Spain
    Northchurch, a parish in the Bulbourne valley in Hertfordshire, was once a village in its own right but has now become almost enveloped in Berkhamsted.

    The Parish Church of St. Mary is one of the oldest in Hertfordshire, believed to date from Saxon times. The church holds copies of the parish registers, dating back to the mid 1600s, which can be viewed by appointment. Nowadays people are rarely buried in the churchyard. There is a cemetery in New Road, Northchurch, which has been used since WW1. ...
    10-08-10, 08:36
  • Berkhamsted
    by Elaine ..Spain
    ​​Berkhamsted is a historic market town in west Hertfordshire. The name of the town has been spelt in a variety of ways, including Berkhampstead, Muche Barkhamstede, Berkhamsted Magna, Great Berkhamsted and Berkhamstead.

    Berkhamsted Castle is rich in history - it was there in 1066 that Duke William of Normandy was offered the crown of England. ...
    10-08-10, 08:33
  • Peterborough
    by Caroline
    Resources

    Peterborough Places of Worship
    Regional Projects Forum
    Wikipedia - Peterborough
    Peterborough Family History Society ...
    01-03-10, 11:37
  • A Case Study: The Simpsons
    by Caroline

    ScotlandsPeople was started in 2005 and took until now as I had to be patient in filling the gaps while I waited for the new records to be added to the site. Now that all the census indexes for Scotland are also available on Ancestry for 1841 through to 1901, the search would be much quicker!! The case study below gives you an idea of my search ... as the site allows you to save your searches and the images you have viewed, I did not have to purchase any extra units to re-creat...
    17-02-10, 09:40
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