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From: "Steve Edwards" <>
Subject: [CHS] Web sites for Newbies
Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2001 21:18:08 +0100
Following on from Natalia's suggestion and by way of repentance for having
joined in the geography debate can I offer the following from my Favourites
files which I have found useful along the way.
For well written tutorials regarding the contents of UK birth, death
and marriage certificates see:
Substitute deaths in the above with birth or marriage as appropriate.
Caution some of these run to 12 pages - to save time on-line reading or
printing these it helps if you have MS Office to Cut and Paste the contents
into a Word document so they can then be printed or read at leisure
To do this open the web site then click on Edit and Select All in the
browser followed by Copy and then minimise the web page. Next start
Word and Open a new document and Paste in the webpage contents copied
previously. The internet link can then be closed . The document can read,
printed or saved in word as appropriate
A comprehensive A-Z of Genealogical research is to be found at :
Again caution this is a massive 36 pages.
( I found some sections a little heavy with acronyms when reading it as a
newbie - a highlighter and cryptic notes in the margin help ease the
A Six Point test of Cosanguinity ( short but sound advice ) is to be
Ill not try to explain this one - best take a look and see.
Probably the key UK site - a very comprehensive site a compendium of UK
county by county data down to parish level, including registration
districts, where the old parish records are now, trade guides etc etc -
too much to summarise is to be found at:
Online Early series OS maps for the UK can be viewed at
( The ones Ive tried dont print off too well at large scale as they
hope you will purchase copies from them ! )
For current OS maps the following site has a gazetteer search and I seem
to remember will also display the maps online - I believe this is still an
active link .
Generally be patient with online maps as theyre often slow to download.
Parloc Parish Locator freeware a gazetteer database and search software can
be downloaded and installed on your PC from:
Provided you know the location of one UK parish it will do distance and
direction calculations regarding a second parish and also lists and plots
of the surrounding parishes.
The Church of LDS website and the IGI online etc. are at
A directory of IGI batch nos for use with LDS Familysearch etc is at
A new one I've just tripped over is Colin Pratts Genealogical Links at
it contains a long list of links to various genealogical sites - I am
assuming all his listed links are still active.
My apologies if any of these do not work Ive re-checked most of them this