Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy


Family History Guide

However far back your relatives can tell you certain information about your ancestors, there comes a point beyond which memories will not stretch. It is now that you will need to start using original records, particularly census records and General Registration records of birth, marriage and death (sometimes referred to as ‘BMD’ records). Those for England and Wales are available under the ‘Search Records’ section of Genes Reunited. If your ancestors were not from England and Wales, then you will need the equivalent records for the country where your family lived. Many of those that you will need for Scotland are on a single website, There is no such unified website for Ireland, and indeed the majority of Irish records are not yet on-line. How to undertake research in Ireland is explained in Anthony Adolph‘s book Tracing Your Irish Family History (Collins, 2007). for more click here

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