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Archives: Basic Facts About by Susan B. Lumas FHL Collection 942 J5L

Berkshire Record Office Summary List of Parish Registers by Berkshire Record Office (England)  FHL Collection 942.29/R2 A3s

This is a list of the Anglican parishes located at the Berkshire Record Office includes the years covered for baptisms, marriages and burials. In addition, each parish listed is provided with map coordinates linking with the included map.

Berkshire Record Office Guide by Felix HullFHL Collection942.29 A5h

The guide provides a detail list of what is available at the Berkshire Record Office. It includes Court of Quarter Sessions, Courts of Petty Sessions, Coroner's Courts, Borough Records, Parish Records and Unofficial deposited archival collections. An index is included for easy of access. Additional information can be found on the Berkshire Record Office website.

Catalogue of Manuscripts in the College of Arms by Louise Campbell, Francis W. Steer, Robert Yorke, & College of Arms FHL Collection 942 D6cm

Volume 1 encompasses all the manuscript holdings of the College of Arms. It is divided into two subseries, Records (official registers of the College's work which in cludes visitations and funerals) and Collections (earliest manuscript holdings). There is both an appendix and an index for ease of use. You also may find their websitehelpful.

Cheshire Record Office and Chester Diocesan Record Office by Cheshire Record Office, Caroline M. Williams & Cheshire County Council  FHL Collection 942.71 A3cr

This guide includes a collection of records and archives which is vast in both quantity and scope. Besides 32 maps the listing includes official and public records, minor public records, ecclesiastical records, private collections and a variety of addition resources. An index is included with this edition. Additional information can be found on the Cheshire West and Chester website.

Cornwall Record Office: Guide tto FH Sources by Cornwall Record Office  FHL Collection 942.37 A3c

The Cornwall Record Office Websitemay provide additional information. 

Cornwall Record Office: Parish Poor Law Records by Cornwall Record Office  FHL Collection 942.37 H25h no. 4

This is a handlist of the poor law records available at the Cornwall Record Office. They include overseers' accounts, settlement papers, apprenticeship indentures and bastardly bonds. To aid the researcher there are 9 different illlustrative examples of these documents.

Derbyshire Guide to the Record Office by Derbyshire Record Office  FHL Collection 942.51/M1 A3dg

This guide is to many thousands of official and non-offical records documenting life in this community from the Middle ages to the present day. Some official records are Quarter Sessions, Parish Councils, Wills and Probate, etc. The Ecclesiastical collection includes Church of England, Presbyterian, and others. Non-Official records include Manors, Estates and other records. An index is included. The Derbyshire Record Office Websitemay have additional information.

Derbyshire Pedigrees: Index to Derby Local Studies Library Holdings by Richard Clark and Derby Central Library  FHL Collection 942.51 H25deo no. 6
Devon Record Office by Devon Record Office  FHL Collection 942.35 A5dg pt. 1
Finding Your Family: a genealogist’s guide to the Berkshire Record Office by Berkshire Record Office FHL Collection942.29 A3b
Genealogical Records in Worcestershire by Hereford and Worcester County Record Office FHL Collection 942.47 D23g no. 1
Genealogists Guide to the East Sussex Record Office by Judith A. Brent FHL 83177 942.25 A3es
Genealogist Guide to the West Sussex Record Office, copy 2 by Peter M. Wilkinson FHL Collection 942.25 A3w
General Register Office Tracing Records of BM&D by Great Britian General Register Office FHL Collection 942 V27t
Gloucestershire Record Office Content Hand List by N.W. Kingsley and D.J.H. Smith FHL Collection 942.41/G1 A33k

Guide for Family Historians: West Yorks Archive Service by David James, West Yorkshire Archive Service and West Yorkshire Joint Services Committee FHL Collection 942.74 A3j

The fold-up map of the Yorkshire parishes is located in the Map Case: FHL 942.74 E7ya

Guide to (Norfolk) Genealogical Sources by Norfolk Record Office FHL Collection 942.61 D23n 1993

Guide to County Council, Parish, Poor Law and Other Official Records in the Wiltshire County by Maurice G. Rathbone and Pamela Stewart FHL Collection 942.31 A5 v. 2

Guide to Doncaster Archives Department Diocesan Record Office for the Archdeaconry of Doncaster by Doncaster Archives Department FHL Collection 942.74/D3 A3d
Guide to Genealogical Sources in the Borthwick Institute of Historical Research by C.C. Webb FHL Collection 942.74 D27w
Guide to Shropshire Records by Salop County Council FHL Collection 942.45 A3s
Guide to Sources at the Cornwall Record Office by Cornwall Record Office FHL Collection 942.37 J53c
Guide to the Bedfordshire Record Office by Bedfordshire (England) County Council FHL Collection 942.565 A5g
Guide to the contents of Lichfield Record Office by Litchfield Record Office FHL Collection 942.46/L2 A3g

Guide to the Historical and Archaeological Publications of Societies in England and Wales, 1901-1933 by E.L.C. Mullins FHL Collection 942 A3m

This guide contains the lists and indexes of the titles and authors of both books and articles from more than 400 local and national societies for the years 1901-1933 on the subject of history and archaeology for England, Wales, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. Besides a table of contents there is a general index.

Guide to the Huntingdonshire Record Office by G.H. Findlay FHL Collection 942.56 A2h
Guide to the Lancashire Record Office by Reginald Sharpe France and the Lancashire Record Office FHL Collection 942.72 A3f
Guide to the Lancashire Record Office A Supplement, 1977-1989 by Janet D. Martin FHL Collection 942.72 A3f 1985 supp.
Guide to the Records at Guildhall, London by Philip E. Jones and Raymond Smith FHL Collection 942.1/L1 A5jo
Guide to the Records in the Custody of the Clerk of the Peace for Wiltshire by Maurice C. Rathbone and Pamela Stewart FHL Collection 942.31 A5 v. 1
Guide to the South Humberside Area Archive Office by John Wilson and Humberside County Council FHL Collection 942.83 A3wj
Guildhall Library:Handlist of non-conformist, Roman Catholic, Jewish and burial ground registers by Guildhall LIbrary (London) FHL Collection 942.1/L1 K23gLa
Handlist of genealogical sources: Lancashire Record Office by Lancashire Record Office FHL Collection 942.72 A3L
Handlist of the Records of the Bishop of Lincoln and of the Church Deacons of Lincoln and Stow by Kathleen Major FHL Collection 942.53 A5maj
Hertfordshire Record Office Genealogical Sources by Hertfordshire Record Office FHL Collection 942.58 A5h 1984

Index of indexers a directory showing the location of indexes for the family historian: England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland & Channel Islands by Brian Jones FHL Collection 942 A3jb

This book is a list of available indexes from the actual indexers with their contact information. Samples of various indexes are British Family Index, Champney Surname Index, Gloucestershire:Emigrants to Australia and many more. The extractions are from a large variety of records and could provide additional resources in seeking out one's ancestors.

Index to Dorset County Records by A.C. Cox FHL Collection 942.33 A2d

An introduction to the use of the public records: Great Britain by Vivian Hunter Galbraith FHL Collection 942 A2g

The author has compiled the substance of graduate students' lectures on beginning original research. Understanding the origin of the record office and their holdings along with the record keepers can aid researchers into ways to access the types of records available. This book provides descriptions of the chief classes of records linking them to the various branches of their administration.

Lincolnshire Archives Office
Lists of Londoners by Jeremy Gibson and Heather Creaton FHL Collection 942.1/L1 D43g 1999
London local Archives by Elizabeth Silverthorne FHL Collection 942.1/L1 J54Lo
Maritime information a guide to libraries and sources of information in the United Kingdom by Roy Fenton, Nuala Briody and Mike Macdonald    FHL Collection 942 U33m
Never been here before? a genealogist's guide to the Family Records Centre by Jane Cox and Stella Colwell FHL Collection 942.1/L1 J5cj
New to Kew?a first time guide for family historians at the Public Record Office, Kew by Jane Cox, Great Britain Public Record Office FHL Collection 942 D27cjn
Guide to the Nottinghamshire County Records Office by P.S. Kennedy, County Archivist FHL Collection 942.52 A5k
Parish and Non-Conformist Registers in Manchester Local History Library by Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society FHL Collection 942.72 K23p
Parish Registers in the East Riding County Record Office by East Riding County Record Office FHL Collection 942.74 A5e

Record offices how to find them: England, Wales, Isle of Man & Scotland by Jeremy Gibson and Pamela Peskett FHL Collection 942 J54g 1993

Visiting record offices can be intimidating unless you are prepared. This book explains the various records that could be available and provides a map along with contact information for each of the record offices located in England, Wales, Isle of Man and Scotland.

Record Repositories in Great Britain: A Geographical Directory by The Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts FHL Collection 942 J54r 1991
Record Repositories in Great Britain
Short Guide to Records, Vol. 1, Vol. 2 by K.M. Thompson and edited by Lionel M. Murphy FHL Collection 942 A3t v. 1 and 942 A3t v. 2
Summary Guide to the Northamptonshire Record Office
Tracing Your Ancestors in the National Archives by Amanda Bevan FHL Collection 942 A5b
Tracing Your Ancestors in the Public Record Office by Jane Cox and Timothy Padfield FHL Collection 942 A5p no. 19 1984
Poll Books, electoral registers and census returns in the Hampshire Record Office by Philippa White FHL Collection 942.27 A3w

Unpublished personal name indexes in record offices and libraries by Jeremy Gibson FHL Collection 942 A3gj 1989

Various little known indexes and their locations are listed in this publication by county. Additionally there are county listings for Wales, Scotland, Ireland, the Channel Islands and the military services as well as religious denominations.

Using record offices for family historians by Tom Wood FHL 833179}item 942 D27wt 1999
Wiltshire County Council: A Guide to the Record Office by Maurice G. Rathbone and Pamela Stewart FHL Collection 942.31 A5 v. 4