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Here are some useful links you can connect to. Inevitably, addresses may change, and we will try to keep up with any such changes. We believe that the information is correct at the time of posting but should you find any inaccuracies we would be pleased if you would let us know. We are adding links all the time so why not bookmark this page visit regularly.

ACCOMMODATION   GENEALOGICAL & LOCAL HISTORY WEBSITES   GLAMORGAN LINKS

GLOUCESTERSHIRE LINKS   FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETIES   INTERNATIONAL SITES   LOCAL GOVERNMENT WEB SITES  

LOOK-UP EXCHANGES   MAPS   MONMOUTHSHIRE LINKS   ORDERING CERTIFICATES

READING OLD HANDWRITING    RECORD OFFICES    REGISTRATION DISTRICTS  

ROOTSWEB/MAILING LISTS   TOP TEN SITES   WEB SITE DESIGN  WELSH SITES 

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OUR TOP 11 GENEALOGICAL SITES
(In alphabetical order)


red dot 1901 Census On-Line (pay-per-view) [PRO]
red dot Access to Archives (A2A)
red dot Ancestry.co.uk (subscription site for UK data)
red dot Cyndi's List (Cyndi Howells)
red sphere FamilyHistoryOnline (pay-per-view for FHS records) [FFHS]
red dot FamilySearch
red dot GENUKI
red dot Guild of One-Name Studies
red dot RootsWeb
red dot Society of Genealogists
red dot The Parish Chest

FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETIES

GWENT FHS Website : http://welcome.to/Gwent.FHS or http://www.rootsweb.com/~wlsgfhs/
GLAMORGAN FHS : http://www.glamfhs.org/
GLOUCESTERSHIRE FHS : www.gfhs.org.uk
BRISTOL & AVON FHS is at: http://www.bafhs.org.uk/
Many Family History Societies produce publications related to their county. You may wish to consider purchasing your own copy of relevant resources to aid your research. Links to all known on-line publication lists can be found at:
Family History Society On-Line Catalogues
You may also wish to consider supporting research in this area by joining the society. Details can be found at their respective web-sites which are listed above or see:
Genuki's Family History Society Listings

RECORD OFFICES

Gloucestershire Record Office,
Clarence Row, Alvin Street, Gloucester (01452) 425295 Opening hours, contact details.

Bristol Record Office. Very Brief description of holdings (CLOSED on FRIDAYS)

Somerset Archive and Record Service,
Obridge Road, Taunton, TA2 7PU Somerset (01823 278805)
Their e-mail address is 100064.2776@compuserve.com

Wiltshire and Swindon Record Office
County Hall East, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8BS
tel: (UK) 01225 713709 (Overseas) (+44) 1225 713709 Fax: (UK) 01225 713993 (Overseas) (+44) 1225 713993
E-mail: wsro@wiltshire.gov.uk

Glamorgan Archive Service, County Hall, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF1 2NE (0222 7820282)

Gwent Record Office, County Hall, Cwmbran, NP44 2XH (01633 644866 Fax:01633 648382) Their e-mail address is 113057.2173@compuserve.com

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OTHER WEBSITES

INTERNATIONAL SITES

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GLOUCESTERSHIRE SITES

GLOUCESTERSHIRE COMMUNITY SITES

    Alderton Parish Website http://www.custodian.com/alderton/index.html
    Amberley : http://www.amberley.org/
    Berkeley : http://web.ukonline.co.uk/saint.marys
    Bishop's Cleeve : http://www.btinternet.com/~bishops_cleeve/
    Bisley Parish Website : http://www.bisley-with-lypiatt.gov.uk/
    Bourton on the Water :www.digital-brilliance.com/hyperg/towns/bourton.htm
    Chalford Hill Our village web site : http://www.chalfordhill.org.uk/
    Cheltenham Spa - Centre for the Cotswolds : http://www.cheltweb.co.uk/index.htm
    Cheltenham official site: http://www.cheltenham.gov.uk/
    Cirencester : http://www.cirencester.co.uk
    Dursley : http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/john_kaye/dursley.htm
     Dursley : http://www.john.wilkes.dial.pipex.com/dursley.htm
     France Lynch : http://www.kingsheadfrancelynch.co.uk
    The City of Gloucester, the Crossroads of England : http://www.softdata.co.uk/gloucester/gloucest.htm
    Nailsworth : http://www.nailsworth.com/
    Painswick : http://painswick.co.uk/
    Randwick : http://www.appleonline.net/randwick/
    The Royal Forest of Dean : http://www.fweb.org.uk/dean/
    Selsley : http://www.selsleyvillage.freeserve.co.uk/
    Virtual Stroud : http://www.stroud.org.uk/ A tour of Stroud in photographs. Guide yourself around Stroud by clicking on the arrows. RECOMMENDED.
    Digital Stroud http://www.digitalstroud.co.uk Lots of useful info about the town.
    Tetbury : http://www.tetbury.org.uk/
    Tewkesbury Web : http://www.tmgcon.com/tewksweb/
    Tormarton : http://tormarton-glos.tripod.com/index.html
    Winchcombe : http://pages.britishlibrary.net/winchcombe
    Woodmancote :http://www.woodmancoteparish.freeserve.co.uk/

 
 

OTHER GLOUCESTERSHIRE SITES OF INTEREST

Genealogy

Everyone doing genealogical research in Gloucestershire should visit Graham Thomas' "All The Cotswolds" Site

ROD NEEP has a list of currently available books on the FOREST OF DEAN and some on Gloucestershire in general.
It will be found at: http://www.fweb.org.uk/dean/deanhist/books.htm

Forest of Dean Genealogy Pages :
http://www.forest-of-dean.net/
Nailbridge HALEs
Ruardean HALEs

Gloucestershire Genealogy / Flight Family History :
http://www.glosgen.co.uk/index.htm

Monumental Inscriptions - Gloucestershire : http://www.neep.demon.co.uk/mis/glos/index.htm
Gloucestershire Towns and Parishes : http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/GLS/Parishes.html
Gloucestershire library guide to genealogy Routes to Roots (A basic list of sources for Gloucestershire Family History available at Gloucester Library)

Other


Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society : http://ihr.sas.ac.uk/ihr/bg/
The Cotswold HyperGuide : http://www.digital-brilliance.com/hyperg/
Gloucester Online : http://www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk/
Gloucestershire Internet Business Park : http://www.glosibp.co.uk/
Prinknash Abbey, Gloucestershire : http://web.ukonline.co.uk/david.w34/_prinknash.html
Visit Gloucestershire & the Cotswolds : http://www.visit-glos.org.uk/
Welcome to the Cotswolds : http://paul.star.co.uk/cotswolds/

Cheltweb
Gloucestershire Constabulary
Gloucestershire County Council
Gloucestershire Gateway
Gloucestershire Health Authority
Gloslink
Gloucestershire Pages
Gloucestershire Pubs
Kings Head France Lynch Pub
Virtual Gloucester

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WELSH SITES

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There are a number of lists of people who are willing to do
free lookups of records which they hold.

[Please note: when asking these people for help always make it clear in your message that you are asking for help under the respective Look-Up Exchange, and only ask for help with records which they state that they have. Don't forget to send a "Thank you" message to them afterwards!]


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  Click here for the Glamorgan GENUKI Page

There are extensive details for GLAMORGAN references on the Glamorgan List page


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Registration Offices are listed by COUNTY at http://www.fhsc.org.uk/genuki/REG/index.htm. This site gives a very useful breakdown of exactly which villages etc were covered by which Register Office at which dates, and also includes the addresses from which Certificates may currently be purchased.

Information on Monmouthshire registration districts HERE

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT SITES

Blaenau Gwent Borough council http://www.blaenau-gwent.gov.uk/
Caerfilli County Borough Council http://www.caerphilly.gov.uk/
Torfaen County Borough Council http://www.torfaen.gov.uk/
Monmouthshire Council http://www.monmouthshire.gov.uk/
Newport County Borough Council http://www.newport.gov.uk/

Glosnet Gloucestershire's Official Pages. Gloucestershire on the internet. 20,000 pages of information on Gloucestershire, ranging from population of villages, through details of Record Office and libraries to tourist and commercial information.
Cheltenham's official site is http://www.cheltenham.gov.uk/


 

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ROOTSWEB

RootsWeb is an American co-operative organisation which hosts millions of pages of free genealogical data. It is also the home of the Roots Surname List, which lists other researchers of particular surnames, and RootsWeb World Connect, which contains information submitted by family historians all over the world. Largely of U.S. origin, this is the largest free international resource. RootsWeb also hosts a large number of mailing lists about individual counties, places and surnames.

Did you know that there is a Rootsweb list devoted to the name HALE ? To subscribe just send the single command "subscribe" in the body of a message to :
HALE-L-request@rootsweb.com (Almost all of the subscribers are in the USA)

Mailing Lists.

Two formats are available, just choose one..

Mail mode, which means that you will receive every posting made to, e.g. GLOUCESTER as a separate e-mail.
To subscribe just send a message to GLOUCESTER-L-request@rootsweb.com.
that contains (in the body of the message) the command subscribe and no additional text.

Alternatively, Digest mode, (several postings are combined and sent to you together as a single large message).
Send the same message as above to GLOUCESTER-D-request@rootsweb.com

They also have message boards: http://boards.rootsweb.com/
All mailing lists can be found at: http://lists.rootsweb.com/
And RootsWeb's Guide to Tracing Family Trees http://rwguide.rootsweb.com/

You can search the GLOUCESTER list at : "http://searches.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/listsearch.pl?list=GLOUCESTER"

Exactly the same process as above applies to the Monmouthshire, Glamorgan or any other mailing lists.

For example:

RootsWeb list for Blaenau Gwent
A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the areas of Nantyglo, Blaina, Brynmawr, Tredegar, Abertillery, and Llanhilleth in the county of Monmouthshire (Gwent), Great Britain. You must be a subscriber to post to the list. To subscribe send the word "subscribe" (without the quotes) as the only text in the body of a message to blaenaugwent-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or blaenaugwent-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).


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ORDERING CERTIFICATES ON THE WEB

  • Check out the web site GRO They tell you all about ordering birth, death or marriage certificates from July 1, 1837 up to present day. If you have the index number for the required certificate (can get them from LDS family history centres, although they don't usually list the death index numbers), ie Volume and page number, you can order by credit card (£8 per certificate required). If you can't provide the reference number, the ONS will do a look up of 1 year either side of the year you give them. The cost in total is then £11 per certificate that they do. They will post first class to you within 28 days.

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    MAPS

    http://www.streetmap.co.uk
    http://www.multimap.com
    Will find almost any place in the UK. Multimap also gives "sounds like"
    suggestions.
    http://www.maporama.com/share
    This one will also find places in other parts of the world.

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    READING OLD HANDWRITING

    (courtesy of Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild helpful URLs http://istg.rootsweb.com/)

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