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The original content for this article was contributed by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies in June 2012. It is an excerpt from their course English: Non-Anglican Church Records  by Dr. Penelope Christensen. The Institute offers over 200 comprehensive genealogy courses for a fee ($).

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GANDY, Michael. 1996-3. Catholic Family History: A Bibliography of Local Sources. Self published.

GANDY, Michael. 1997. Huguenot Descendants. Nineteenth Century District-Visiting in London’s East End. Genealogists’ Magazine Vol25 #9, page 355-357.

GANDY, Michael. 1998. Basic facts about English Nonconformity for Family Historians. Federation of Family History Societies.

GANDY, Michael. 2001-1. Catholics in England and Wales: What to Read. Michael Gandy’s Guide to Research in The Genealogical Services Directory. Family and Local History Handbook. Genealogical Services Directory 5th edition.

GANDY, Michael. 2001-2. Pocket Guides to Family History: Tracing Nonconformist Ancestors. PRO Publications.

GANDY, Michael. 2001-3. Catholic Parishes in England, Wales and Scotland. An Atlas. Self published.

GANDY, Michael. 2002 (?). Sufferings of Early Quakers. Facsimile of 1753 edition by Joseph Besse with an introduction and indexes to names and places. Sessions Book Trust, Ebor press, York, England.

GARLICK, Kenneth B. 1977. Mr. Wesley’s preachers: An Alphabetical Arrangement of Wesleyan Methodist Preachers and Missionaries and the Stations to Which They Were Appointed 1739-1818. Pinhorn’s, London. FHL book 942 k24g.

GIBSON, Jeremy. 1990. The Hearth Tax, Other Later Stuart Tax Lists and the Association Oath Rolls. Federation of Family History Societies.

GIBSON, Jeremy and DELL, Alan. 1995. The Protestation Returns 1641-1642 and Other Contemporary Listings: Collection in Aid of Distressed Protestants in Ireland; Subsidies; Poll Tax; Assessment or Grant; Vow and Covenant; Solemn League and Covenant. Federation of Family History Societies.

GILLOW, Joseph. 1887-1902. A Literary and Biographical History, or Bibliographical Dictionary of the English Catholics from the Breach with Rome, in 1534, to the present. Burt Franklin, New York. On 3 FHL films 0896646-8. (see also index by Bevan).

GREEN, Joseph J. 1894. Quaker Records - being an index to The Annual Monitor 1813-1892: containing over 20,000 obituary notices of members of the Society of Friends, alphabetically and chronologically arranged, with references to The Annual Monitor. Edward Hicks. FHL film 0908277.

GRIFFITH, F.G. 1948. The Swedenborg Society Past and Present.

GWYNN, Robin D. 1969. Records of Huguenots in the British Isles, pages 1-9 in Volume F, World Conference on Records and Genealogical Seminar, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA 5-8 August 1969. Genealogical Society of Utah. FHL fiche 6039361(1).

GWYNN, Robin D. 1988. Huguenot Heritage: The History and Contribution of the Huguenots in Britain. Routledge.

HARRIS, David Alexander. 1997. Jewish Marriages. Cockney Ancestor (East of London Family History Society) #76, page 28-30.

HERBER, Mark D. 2000. Ancestral Trails. Society of Genealogists.

HILL, Christopher, REAY, Barry and LAMONT, William. 1983. The World of the Muggletonians. Temple Smith, London.

HILL, William. 1882. 14th edition. An alphabetical arrangement of all the Wesleyan Methodist ministers, and preachers on trial, in connection with the British and Irish conferences: with the ministers of the affiliated conference of France, showing the circuits and stations, to which they have been appointed from the commencement of their itinerancy to the conferences to 1881… Wesleyan Methodist Book Room, London. FHL film 0896849. The 12th edition (1874) is on FHL film 1426155. 22nd edition (1936) is FHL book 942 k24h 1936. Title varies.

HOARE, Richard. 2002. Balby Beginnings: The Launching of Quakerism - A History of Quakers around Sheffield, Doncaster and Thorne from 1651 to 1730, with Some of Their Dissenting Neighbours. Balby Monthly Meeting of Religious Society of Friends, Sheffield by The Ebor Press.

HOLT, Geoffrey. 1984. English Jesuits 1650-1829. Catholic Record Society volume 70. FHL book 942 B4c vol 70.

HOPE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. 1901. An Account of Hope Chapel, Liverpool Street, Salford: With Its Sunday and Day Schools from 1837 to 1901. Morris and Yeaman, Manchester. FHL book 942.72/S1 K2hc.

HOVENDEN, Robert. 1891-8. The Registers of the Wallon [sic] or Stranger’s Church in Canterbury. C.T. King, Lymington, England.

JACKSON, Michael N. 2001. The Wesleyan Methodist Historical Roll. Genealogists Magazine Vol 27 #4, page 180-182.

JAMES, T.S. 1866. Lists and Classifications of Presbyterians and Independent Ministers between 1717 and 1731. Hudson, Birmingham, England. FHL film 0104327.

JENSEN, Richard L. and THORP, Malcolm R. 1989. Mormons in Early Victorian Britain. University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. FHL book 942 K25mo.

JONES, John A. 1849. Bunhill Memorials: Sacred Reminiscences of 300 Ministers and Other Persons of Note Who Are Buried in Bunhill Fields of Every Denomination. James Paul, London. FHL film 0454028.

KAGANOFF, Benzion C. 1978. A Dictionary of Jewish Names and Their History. Routledge and; Kegan Paul.

KERSHAW, Roger and PEARSALL, Mark. 2000. Immigrants and Aliens. A Guide to Sources on UK immigration and citizenship. PRO Publications.

KIRK,? Lives of the Eighteenth Century English Catholics. Reprinted by Gregg Reprints.

KITZMILLER, John. 1988. In Search of the Forlorn Hope. A Comprehensive Guide to Locating British Regiments and Their Records 1840—WWI. Manuscript Publishing Foundation.

LE MESSURIER, Brian. 1962. A History of the Mint Methodist Church, Exeter. Trustees of the Mint Methodist Church. FHL book 942.35/E1 K2L

LEARY, William. 1990 2nd edition. My Ancestors were Methodists. How Can I Find out More about Them. Society of Genealogists.

LEWIS, Pat. 1999. My Ancestor Was A Freemason. Society of Genealogists.

LIGHT, Alfred W. 1913. Bunhill Fields: Written in Honour and to the Memory of the Many Saints of God Whose Bodies Rest in This Old London Cemetery. C.J. Farcombe, London. FHL film 0453063.

MADSEN, Truman G. (editor). 1978. Reflections on Mormonism: Judaeo-Christian Parallels. Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA.

MARKWELL, F.C. and SAUL, Pauline. 1987. Facsimiles of Documents of Use to Family Historians. Federation of Family History Societies.

MARMOY, Charles F.A. 1977. The French Protestant Hospital: Extracts from the Archives of ‘La Providence’ Relating to Inmates and Applicants for Admission 1718-1957 and to Recipients of and Applicants for the Coqueau Charity 1745-1901. Huguenot Society of London, Quarto Series Volumes 52-53.

MARMOY, Charles F.A. 1986. General Index to the Proceedings and the Quarto Series of Publications of the Huguenot Society of London, 1885-1985. Huguenot Society. FHL book 942.1 C42m.

MATHEWS, Ian G.P. 2001. “The Peasant Saints” - The Castledine Family of Bingham. Family Tree Magazine Vol 17 #11, page 52-53.

McLAUGHLIN, Eve.1995. Nonconformist Ancestors. Federation of Family History Societies.

METHODIST CHURCH. 1933-2001. Minutes and Yearbook of the Methodist Conference. Methodist Publishing House.FHL book 942 K25cm for 1933, 1955, 1976, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1990, 2000, and 2001.

MILLIGAN, Edward H. and THOMAS, Malcom J. 1999 3rd edition. My Ancestors were Quakers. How Can I Find out More about Them. Society of Genealogists.

MINET, W. and MINET, S. 1909. Livre des Tesmoignages de l’Église de Threadneedle Street 1669-1789. Spottiswoode, London for the Huguenot Society.

MITCHELL, William John. 1906. Brief Biographical Sketches of Bible Christian Ministers and Laymen. Beresford Press, Jersey, Channel Islands.

MORDY, Isobel. 1995 2nd edition. My Ancestors Were Jewish. How Can I Find our More about Them? Society of Genealogists.

ODNER, Carl. T. 1893-4. A Brief Account of the Life and Work of Emanuel Swedenborg, the Servant of the Lord: with a Sketch of his Personality. Academy Book Room, Philadelphia, USA. FHL film 1184077.

PAGE, William 1893. Denization and Naturalization of Aliens in England 1509-1603. Huguenot Society, London Vol 8.

PALGRAVE-MOORE, Patrick. 1988. Understanding the History and Records of Nonconformity. Elvery Dowers, Norwich.

PALMER, Spencer J., KELLER, Roger R., CHOI, Dong Sull and TORONTO, James A. 1997 2nd edition. Religions of the World. A Latter-day Saint View. Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA.

PEEL, Albert. 1931. These Hundred Years: A History of the Congregational Union of England and Wales 1831-1931. Congregational Union of England and Wales. FHL book 942 K2paL

PEPYS, Samuel. 1906 Everyman’s Library edition. Diary of Samuel Pepys F.R.S. Secretary to the Admiralty in the Reigns of Charles II and James II. The Diary deciphered by the Rev J. Smith A.M. from the Original Shorthand M.S. in the Pepysian Library, with notes by Richard, Lord Braybrooks. J.M. Dent and Sons, London.

POWLES, Judy. 2002. The Legacy of Charles Haddon Spurgeon. Family Tree Magazine Vol 18 #8, page 57-59.

PRATT, David H. and SMART, Paul F. 1980. Life on Board a Mormon Emigrant Ship. World Conference on Records: Preserving Our Heritage August 12-15 1980. Paper 418 (34 pages). FHL fiche 6085739(1)

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE. Records Information Leaflets. There are about 150 of these on various topics. Find at PRO, Kew, England free to pick them up there, or download from leaflets section on Internet at The National Archives
D4 Oath Rolls and Sacrament Certificates after 1660
D21 Jacobite Risings 1715 and 1745
D50 Immigrants
D66 Catholic Recusants
D76 Anglo-Jewish History: Sources in the PRO I8-20th Centuries.
O16 Refugees and Minorities


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