Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

13/12/2004

Cheshire County Council

ancestry can be a very long, time-consuming process, so before launching into the project it is important to take some preliminary steps:

1. Decide which line of your family you wish to trace: it is easy to be sidetracked by coming across records of other branches of the family, or unrelated families of the same name, and so waste time and effort.

2. Get ALL the information which you can from members of your own family – names, dates and places. Even when some of this information proves not to be accurate, it can often provide useful clues or pointers in the right direction.

3. Read one of the many guides to family history research which are now available.

4. Try to find out whether anyone else has done work on your particular family. The best way to do this is to contact the local Family History Society; most of these Societies keep a register of their members’ interests. A list of such Societies in Cheshire is given below:

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Working in co-operation with the Family History Society of Cheshire and the South Cheshire Family History Society the County Council has started to make its back Registration Indexes available over the Internet. It will be some time before all our historic records are available. However, to see what progress we have made use the links below to connect to the Family History Society sites.

http://www.cheshirebmd.org.uk

for more go to the link on the rhs

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