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Guide to '''England ancestry, family history and genealogy''': parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
 
Guide to '''England ancestry, family history and genealogy''': parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
 
{{England-sidebar}}
 
{{England-sidebar}}
==Country Information ==
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==Country Information==
 
'''England '''is one of the four constituent countries of the [[United Kingdom]] (together with [[Scotland Genealogy|Scotland]], [[Wales Genealogy|Wales]] and [[Northern Ireland Genealogy|Northern Ireland]]). It has a history that goes back over a thousand years. In 1707, the Kingdom of England joined the [[Scotland Genealogy|Kingdom of Scotland]] in union to become the [[Great Britain|Kingdom of Great Britain]]. The official language is English.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "England," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/England, accessed 23 March 2016.</ref>
 
'''England '''is one of the four constituent countries of the [[United Kingdom]] (together with [[Scotland Genealogy|Scotland]], [[Wales Genealogy|Wales]] and [[Northern Ireland Genealogy|Northern Ireland]]). It has a history that goes back over a thousand years. In 1707, the Kingdom of England joined the [[Scotland Genealogy|Kingdom of Scotland]] in union to become the [[Great Britain|Kingdom of Great Britain]]. The official language is English.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "England," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/England, accessed 23 March 2016.</ref>
 
==Why England Historic Counties are Used==
 
==Why England Historic Counties are Used==
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:For further information see [[England County Boundaries (National Institute)|England County Boundaries]]
 
:For further information see [[England County Boundaries (National Institute)|England County Boundaries]]
==Getting Started ==
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==Getting Started==
  
 
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<h3>Getting Started with England Research</h3>
 
<h3>Getting Started with England Research</h3>
 
Links to articles on getting started with English research.
 
Links to articles on getting started with English research.
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*[[GuidedResearch:England|Guided Research]]
 
*[[GuidedResearch:England|Guided Research]]
 
*[[England How to Guides|"How to" Guides]]
 
*[[England How to Guides|"How to" Guides]]
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*[[English Burial or Death Dates|How to Find Death Records]]
 
*[[English Burial or Death Dates|How to Find Death Records]]
 
*[[England Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
 
*[[England Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
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:[[England Genealogy#More England Research Strategies|''See More Research Strategies'']]
 
:[[England Genealogy#More England Research Strategies|''See More Research Strategies'']]
  
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<h3>England Research Tools</h3>
 
<h3>England Research Tools</h3>
 
Links to articles and websites that assist in English research.
 
Links to articles and websites that assist in English research.
*[[England Record Finder|England Record Finder]]  
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*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/expertsearch ''Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales''] - (1870)  
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*[[England Record Finder|England Record Finder]]
*[[England Websites Arranged by Record | England Websites]]  
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*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/expertsearch ''Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales''] - (1870)
*[http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/Regions/Codes.html England counties list] -with their Chapman Code abbreviations  
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*[[England Websites Arranged by Record | England Websites]]
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*[http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/Regions/Codes.html England counties list] -with their Chapman Code abbreviations
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:[[England Genealogy#More England Research Tools|''See More Research Tools'']]
 
:[[England Genealogy#More England Research Tools|''See More Research Tools'']]
 
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|<div id="fsButtons"><span class="online_records_button">[[England Online Genealogy Records]]</span>
 
|<div id="fsButtons"><span class="online_records_button">[[England Online Genealogy Records]]</span>
|<span class="community_button">[[FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups|Ask the <br>Community]]</span></div>
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|<span class="community_button">[[FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups|Ask the <br>Community]]</span>
 
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== England Clickable Map ==
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==England Clickable Map==
 
Genealogy records are kept at the Parish level in England. The map below shows county boundaries as of 1851. Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.
 
Genealogy records are kept at the Parish level in England. The map below shows county boundaries as of 1851. Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.
  
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== Counties  and Parishes ==
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==Counties  and Parishes==
 
The England counties listed below are based on historic boundaries pre-1974. Genealogy records are kept on the county and parish level in England.  Click on a county or parish name below to go to the relevant wiki article listing more information.
 
The England counties listed below are based on historic boundaries pre-1974. Genealogy records are kept on the county and parish level in England.  Click on a county or parish name below to go to the relevant wiki article listing more information.
 
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==More England Research Strategies==
 
==More England Research Strategies==
 
Research strategies give guidance on how to research or what records to search for first.  Below are additional research strategy Wiki articles for England Genealogy Research.
 
Research strategies give guidance on how to research or what records to search for first.  Below are additional research strategy Wiki articles for England Genealogy Research.
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*[[England_Research_Guidance|England Research Guidance Category]]
 
*[[England_Research_Guidance|England Research Guidance Category]]
 
*[[Finding Ancestors in England|Finding Ancestors in England]]
 
*[[Finding Ancestors in England|Finding Ancestors in England]]
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/ask/landing?search=england&show=lessons&message=true English Ancestry] - Video Tutorials and Lessons
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/ask/landing?search=england&show=lessons&message=true English Ancestry] - Video Tutorials and Lessons
*[https://script.byu.edu/Pages/English/en/home.aspx English Script Tutorial]  
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*[https://script.byu.edu/Pages/English/en/home.aspx English Script Tutorial]
 
*[[A Checklist of Compiled Sources and Where to Find Them|A Checklist of Compiled Sources and Where to Find Them]]
 
*[[A Checklist of Compiled Sources and Where to Find Them|A Checklist of Compiled Sources and Where to Find Them]]
  
 
==More England Research Tools==
 
==More England Research Tools==
 
Research tools can include resources that assist in locating correct records to search and determining the correct locality to search in.  Below are links and Wiki articles to research tools for England.
 
Research tools can include resources that assist in locating correct records to search and determining the correct locality to search in.  Below are links and Wiki articles to research tools for England.
*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdiction 1851 Maps] project  
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*[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/source.aspx?pubid=445 ''Topographical Dictionary of England''] (1848)  
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*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdiction 1851 Maps] project
*[http://www.genuki.org.uk/indexes/MailingLists.html#ENG England Genealogical Discussion Groups]  
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*[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/source.aspx?pubid=445 ''Topographical Dictionary of England''] (1848)
*[http://www.workhouses.org.uk/ The Workhouse]  
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*[http://www.genuki.org.uk/indexes/MailingLists.html#ENG England Genealogical Discussion Groups]
*[http://thepeerage.com/ thepeerage.com] A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe  
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*[http://www.workhouses.org.uk/ The Workhouse]
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*[http://thepeerage.com/ thepeerage.com] A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe
 
*Phillimore's ''Atlas and Index of Parish Registers ''(2003) - available at [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=8830 Ancestry]
 
*Phillimore's ''Atlas and Index of Parish Registers ''(2003) - available at [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=8830 Ancestry]
 
*[http://dea.byu.edu/index.php?page=home Discovering English Ancestors] a BYU research guide.
 
*[http://dea.byu.edu/index.php?page=home Discovering English Ancestors] a BYU research guide.
 
*[http://stevemorse.org/fhl/websiteslist.php?state=England&file=weblinkseastern&mode=fhl Accessing FamilySearch's Record Collections in One Step for England]
 
*[http://stevemorse.org/fhl/websiteslist.php?state=England&file=weblinkseastern&mode=fhl Accessing FamilySearch's Record Collections in One Step for England]
 
*[https://www.parishregister.co.uk/ Parish Registers - Family History Before 1837]
 
*[https://www.parishregister.co.uk/ Parish Registers - Family History Before 1837]
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*[http://yanceyfamilygenealogy.org/family_bible_index.htm '''Family Bible Index (with Bibles from England)''']
  
 
===FamilySearch Help Center Online Lessons===
 
===FamilySearch Help Center Online Lessons===
 
Note:  Microsoft or Mozilla Firefox browser may be required for viewing videos.
 
Note:  Microsoft or Mozilla Firefox browser may be required for viewing videos.
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/72 '''England Beginning Research Series''']
 
*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/72 '''England Beginning Research Series''']
 
**Lesson 1: Getting Started
 
**Lesson 1: Getting Started
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==FamilySearch Resources==
 
==FamilySearch Resources==
 
Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family.
 
Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family.
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
 
*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/ask/landing?search=England&show=lessons&message=true Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/ask/landing?search=England&show=lessons&message=true Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/help#localResource Family History Center locator map]
 
*[https://familysearch.org/ask/help#localResource Family History Center locator map]
  
== References ==
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==References==
 
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Revision as of 11:32, 25 August 2020

Guide to England ancestry, family history and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

England Wiki Topics
Flag of England
Beginning Research
Record Types
England Background
Local Research Resources

Country Information[edit | edit source]

England is one of the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom (together with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland). It has a history that goes back over a thousand years. In 1707, the Kingdom of England joined the Kingdom of Scotland in union to become the Kingdom of Great Britain. The official language is English.[1]

Why England Historic Counties are Used[edit | edit source]

The England counties listed below are based on historic boundaries pre-1974. The records dating before 1974 are located within the information found in the historic counties. This practice better assists our patrons who are researching their ancestors before the modern time period.

For further information see England County Boundaries

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

Getting Started with England Research

Links to articles on getting started with English research.

See More Research Strategies

England Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in English research.

See More Research Tools
Ask the
Community

England Clickable Map[edit | edit source]

Genealogy records are kept at the Parish level in England. The map below shows county boundaries as of 1851. Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.


CornwallDevonSomersetDorsetWiltshireHampshireSussexKentSurreyLondonMiddlesexEssexBerkshireGloucestershireOxfordshireBuckinghamshireHertfordshireBedfordshireCambridgeshireSuffolkNorfolkHuntingdonshireNorthamptonshireHerefordshireWorcestershireWarwickshireShropshireStaffordshireLeicestershireRutlandLincolnshireNottinghamshireDerbyshireCheshireLancashireYorkshireWestmorlandCumberlandDurhamNorthumberlandEngland image map.png


Counties and Parishes[edit | edit source]

The England counties listed below are based on historic boundaries pre-1974. Genealogy records are kept on the county and parish level in England. Click on a county or parish name below to go to the relevant wiki article listing more information.

More England Research Strategies[edit | edit source]

Research strategies give guidance on how to research or what records to search for first. Below are additional research strategy Wiki articles for England Genealogy Research.

More England Research Tools[edit | edit source]

Research tools can include resources that assist in locating correct records to search and determining the correct locality to search in. Below are links and Wiki articles to research tools for England.

FamilySearch Help Center Online Lessons[edit | edit source]

Note: Microsoft or Mozilla Firefox browser may be required for viewing videos.

FamilySearch Resources[edit | edit source]

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "England," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/England, accessed 23 March 2016.