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'''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 Genealogy News|More news items...]] [[England Events|More events...]]
 
  
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==Getting Started ==
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Links to articles on getting started with English research.
Key Topics to get Started:  
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*[[England How to Guides|"How to" Guides]]
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*[[English Birth, Christening or Baptism Date|How to Find Birth Records]]
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*[[English Marriage Dates|How to Find Marriage Records]]
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*[[English Burial or Death Dates|How to Find Death Records]]
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*[[England Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
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:[[England Genealogy#More England Research Strategies|''See More Research Strategies'']]
  
*[[England Census|Census]]  
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*[[England Church Records|Church Records]]  
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<h3>England Research Tools</h3>
*[[England Civil Registration|Civil Registration]]  
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Links to articles and websites that assist in English research.
*[[England Probate Records|Probate Records]]
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*[[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 Major 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'']]
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*[[England Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
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{{Click|Image:EnglandOGR.png|England Online Genealogy Records}} [[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups on Facebook]]
*[[England Biography|Biography]]
 
*[[England Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
 
*[[England Church Directories|Church Directories]]
 
*[[England Church History|Church History]]
 
*[[England Court Records|Court Records]]
 
*[[England Directories|Directories]]
 
*[[England Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
 
*[[England Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
 
*[[England Genealogy|Genealogy]]
 
*[[England Heraldry|Heraldry]]
 
*[[England Historical Geography|Historical Geography]]
 
*[[England History|History]]
 
*[[England Land and Property|Land and Property]]
 
*[[England Language and Languages|Language and Languages]]
 
*[[England Manors|Manor Records]]
 
*[[England Maps|Maps]]
 
*[[England Medical Records|Medical Records]]
 
*[[British Merchant Marine|Merchant Marine]]
 
*[[England Military Records|Military Records]]
 
**[[British Military Records|Post-1707]]
 
*[[England Names, Personal|Names Personal]]
 
*[[United Kingdom Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
 
*[[England Newspapers|Newspapers]]
 
*[[England Nobility|Nobility]]
 
*[[England Occupations|Occupations]]
 
*[[England Periodicals|Periodicals]]
 
*[[England Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.|Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.]]
 
*[[England Schools|Schools]]
 
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/index.php?title=England_Shipping_Shipwrecks&action=edit&redlink=1 Shipping and Shipwrecks]
 
*[[England Societies|Societies]]
 
*[[England Taxation|Taxation]]
 
 
 
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[[Image:Flag of England.png|border|right|120px|Flag of England.png]] '''England''' is a one of the four constituent countries of the [[United Kingdom]]. It has a history that goes back over a thousand years.
 
  
In 1707, the Kingdom of England joined the [[Scotland|Kingdom of Scotland]] in union to become the [[Great Britain|United Kingdom of Great Britain]].
 
  
== Beginner's Corner  ==
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The Beginner’s Corner links to information that will help you get started researching your English ancestors. Choose from one of the following:  
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== Counties  and Parishes ==
 
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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.
*I want to find a [[English Birth, Christening or Baptism Date|birth, christening or baptism]].
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*I want to know about [[Finding How My English Family Lived|how my family lived]].
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*[[Bedfordshire, England Genealogy|Bedfordshire]] ([[Bedfordshire Parishes|parishes]])
 
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*[[Berkshire, England Genealogy|Berkshire]] ([[Berkshire Parishes|parishes]])
These articles may also help you as you begin researching your English ancestors:
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*[[Buckinghamshire, England Genealogy|Buckinghamshire]] ([[Buckinghamshire Parishes|parishes]])
 
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*[[Cambridgeshire, England Genealogy|Cambridgeshire]] ([[Cambridgeshire Parishes|parishes]])
*'''Beginners Guide 1837 to 1901:''' [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/images/1/18/Finding_Records_of_Your_Ancestors_England_1837_To_1901.pdf Finding Records of Your Ancestors England 1837 To 1901] (3 Mb pdf file)  
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*[[Cheshire, England Genealogy|Cheshire]] ([[Cheshire Parishes|parishes]])
*'''New:''' The Family History Library ''England Beginning Research'' series of videos is now available online. Click [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/education/frameset_education.asp?PAGE=education_research_series_online.asp%3FActiveTab=2 here] to access this course.
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*[[Cornwall, England Genealogy|Cornwall]] ([[Cornwall Parishes|parishes]])
*[[England Search Strategies for Births, Marriages and Deaths|Search strategies]] for finding births, marriages, and deaths.
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*[[Cumberland, England Genealogy|Cumberland]] ([[Cumberland Parishes|parishes]])
*[[England Record Selection Table|England Record Selection Table]] - a list of the best records to search for finding specific information.
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*[[Derbyshire, England Genealogy|Derbyshire]] ([[Derbyshire Parishes|parishes]])
 
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*[[Devon, England Genealogy|Devon]] ([[Devon Parishes|parishes]])  
See also [https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/english-ancestry/79 ''English Ancestry''] in the FamilySearch Learning Center
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*[[Dorset, England Genealogy|Dorset]] ([[Dorset Parishes|parishes]])
 
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== Featured Resources  ==
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*[[Durham, England Genealogy|Durham]] ([[Durham Parishes|parishes]])
 
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*[[Essex, England Genealogy|Essex]] ([[Essex Parishes|parishes]])
*'''Article:''' [[England Probate Records]]  
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*[[Gloucestershire, England Genealogy|Gloucestershire]] ([[Gloucestershire Parishes|parishes]])
*'''Browse by topic:''' [[:Category:England|All pages for England]]  
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*[[Hampshire, England Genealogy|Hampshire]] ([[Hampshire Parishes|parishes]])
*'''Database of British Jews:''' [[Jewish Knowles Collection|'''The Knowles Collection''']] - was last updated with now over 240,000 entries.
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*[[Herefordshire, England Genealogy|Herefordshire]] ([[Herefordshire Parishes|parishes]])
 
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*[[Hertfordshire, England Genealogy|Hertfordshire]] ([[Hertfordshire Parishes|parishes]])
== Counties  ==
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*[[Huntingdonshire, England Genealogy|Huntingdonshire]] ([[Huntingdonshire Parishes|parishes]])
 
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*[[Kent, England Genealogy|Kent]] ([[Kent Parishes|parishes]])
'''Click on a county to go to that county's page:''' {{Englandimagemap}}
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*[[Lancashire, England Genealogy|Lancashire]] ([[Lancashire Parishes|parishes]])
 
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*[[Leicestershire, England Genealogy|Leicestershire]] ([[Leicestershire Parishes|parishes]])
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*[[Lincolnshire, England Genealogy|Lincolnshire]] ([[Lincolnshire Parishes|parishes]])
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*[[London, England Genealogy|London]] ([[London Parishes|parishes]])
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*[[Middlesex, England Genealogy|Middlesex]] ([[Middlesex Parishes|parishes]])
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*[[Norfolk, England Genealogy|Norfolk]] ([[Norfolk Parishes|parishes]])
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*[[Northamptonshire, England Genealogy|Northamptonshire]] ([[Northamptonshire Parishes|parishes]])
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*[[Northumberland, England Genealogy|Northumberland]] ([[Northumberland Parishes|parishes]])
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*[[Nottinghamshire, England Genealogy|Nottinghamshire]] ([[Nottinghamshire Parishes|parishes]])
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*[[Oxfordshire, England Genealogy|Oxfordshire]] ([[Oxfordshire Parishes|parishes]])
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*[[Rutland, England Genealogy|Rutland]] ([[Rutland Parishes|parishes]])
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*[[Shropshire, England Genealogy|Shropshire]] ([[Shropshire Parishes|parishes]])
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*[[Somerset, England Genealogy|Somerset]] ([[Somerset Parishes|parishes]])
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*[[Staffordshire, England Genealogy|Staffordshire]] ([[Staffordshire Parishes|parishes]])
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*[[Suffolk, England Genealogy|Suffolk]] ([[Suffolk Parishes|parishes]])
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*[[Surrey, England Genealogy|Surrey]] ([[Surrey Parishes|parishes]])
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*[[Sussex, England Genealogy|Sussex]] ([[Sussex Parishes|parishes]])
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*[[Warwickshire, England Genealogy|Warwickshire]] ([[Warwickshire Parishes|parishes]])
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*[[Westmorland, England Genealogy|Westmorland]] ([[Westmorland Parishes|parishes]])
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*[[Wiltshire, England Genealogy|Wiltshire]] ([[Wiltshire Parishes|parishes]])
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*[[Worcestershire, England Genealogy|Worcestershire]] ([[Worcestershire Parishes|parishes]])
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*[[Yorkshire, England Genealogy|Yorkshire]] ([[Yorkshire Parishes|parishes]])
 
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*[[Berkshire]]
 
*[[Buckinghamshire]]
 
*[[Cambridgeshire]]
 
*[[Cheshire]]
 
*[[Cornwall]]
 
*[[Cumberland]]
 
*[[Derbyshire]]
 
*[[Devon]]
 
*[[Dorset]]
 
*[[Durham]]
 
*[[Essex]]
 
*[[Gloucestershire]]
 
  
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==More England Research Strategies==
*[[Hampshire]]
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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.
*[[Herefordshire]]  
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*[[England_Research_Guidance|England Research Guidance Category]]
*[[Hertfordshire]]
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*[[Finding Ancestors in England|Finding Ancestors in England]]
*[[Huntingdonshire]]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?fq=place%3A%22England%22 English Ancestry] - Video Tutorials and Lessons
*[[Kent]]  
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*[https://script.byu.edu/Pages/English/en/home.aspx English Script Tutorial]  
*[[Lancashire]]  
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*[[A Checklist of Compiled Sources and Where to Find Them|A Checklist of Compiled Sources and Where to Find Them]]
*[[Leicestershire]]
 
*[[Lincolnshire]]  
 
*[[London|London]]
 
*[[Middlesex]]
 
*[[Norfolk]]
 
*[[Northamptonshire]]
 
*[[Northumberland]]
 
*[[Nottinghamshire]]
 
  
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==More England Research Tools==
*[[Oxfordshire]]
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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.
*[[Rutland]]
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*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdiction 1851 Maps] project
*[[Shropshire]]
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*[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/source.aspx?pubid=445 ''Topographical Dictionary of England''] (1848)
*[[Somerset]]
 
*[[Staffordshire]]
 
*[[Suffolk]]
 
*[[Surrey]]
 
*[[Sussex]]
 
*[[Warwickshire]]
 
*[[Westmorland]]
 
*[[Wiltshire]]
 
*[[Worcestershire]]
 
*[[Yorkshire]]
 
 
 
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== Research tools  ==
 
 
 
*Join a Community of England Researchers! Ask questions, help others, and share your research successes on [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/index.php Forums], [http://www.facebook.com/pages/England-Genealogy-Research-Community/183991398317906 Facebook] and/or [[Join a Skype Research Community|Skype]]! NEW!
 
*[[England Search Strategies for Births, Marriages and Deaths|Search strategies]] for finding births, marriages, and deaths.  
 
*[http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/Regions/Codes.html England counties list] (with their Chapman Code abbreviations)
 
*[[England Record Selection Table|England Record Selection Table]]  
 
*[http://script.byu.edu/english/en/welcome.aspx English Script Tutorial]
 
*[[Media:Finding_Records_of_Your_Ancestors_England_1837_To_1901.pdf|Finding records of your ancestors - England 1837 to 1901]]
 
*[[England Major Websites]]  
 
 
*[http://www.genuki.org.uk/indexes/MailingLists.html#ENG England Genealogical Discussion Groups]  
 
*[http://www.genuki.org.uk/indexes/MailingLists.html#ENG England Genealogical Discussion Groups]  
 
*[http://www.workhouses.org.uk/ The Workhouse]  
 
*[http://www.workhouses.org.uk/ The Workhouse]  
*[http://www.movinghere.org.uk/galleries/roots/default.htm Tracing Your Roots]: Carribbean, Irish, Jewish and South Asian Cultures in England
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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  
*A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe [http://thepeerage.com/ thepeerage.com/]
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*Phillimore's ''Atlas and Index of Parish Registers ''(2003) - available at [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=8830 Ancestry]
 
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*[http://dea.byu.edu/index.php?page=home Discovering English Ancestors] a BYU research guide.
{{England Research Guidance|category=}}
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*[http://stevemorse.org/fhl/websiteslist.php?state=England&file=weblinkseastern&mode=fhl Accessing FamilySearch's Record Collections in One Step for England]
 
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*[https://www.parishregister.co.uk/ Parish Registers - Family History Before 1837]
== Research Strategies in England Records ==
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*Hey, David, Journeys in Family History: Exploring Your Past, Finding Your Ancestors, 2003, The British National Archives Guide to Exploring Your Past.
 
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===FamilySearch Help Center Online Lessons===
Follow these principles as you search the records for your ancestor:  
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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''']
==== Always search for one generation at a time  ====
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**Lesson 1: Getting Started
 
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**Lesson 2: Understanding Census Records
Prove ancestry one generation at a time; always allow the evidence to lead where it takes you under all circumstances. Never jump to conclusions seeking specifically with the intent to connect into families of nobility or Royalty.  
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**Lesson 3: Understanding Civil Registration
 
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**Lesson 4: Understanding Church Records
==== Always search for an ancestor's entire family  ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/564 '''England Research Using FamilySearch.org'''] - Parts 1 and 2
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/453 '''England Online Websites''']
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/42 '''Church of England Church Records Part 1''']
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/200 '''Church of England Church Records Part 2''']
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/378 '''England Estate Duty:''']
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**England Estate Duty I: What Is It and Why Use It?
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**England Estate Duty II: Content and Organization
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**England Estate Duty III: Locate and Obtain the Record
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/498 '''England and Wales Civil Registration''']
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/785 '''England Resources for Family History at Findmypast''']
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/505 '''British Resources on Findmypast''']
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/779 '''How to Trace England Ancestry Online''']
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/780 '''Tracing Non-Church of England Ancestry''']
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/784 '''How to Trace Ancestry in England/Wales' Civil Registration Records Using Online BMD Indexes''']
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/497 '''England and Wales Census Records 1841-1911 Indexes''']
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/455 '''England Probate Records 1350-2014 Part 1''']
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/456 '''England Probate Records Part 2''']
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/506 '''England Nonconformist Church Records'''] - Parts 1 and 2
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/511 '''British Resources on Ancestry'''] - Parts 1 and 2
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/283 '''Surname Searching in the Treasures of the Society of Genealogists''']
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/261 '''Livery Company Records and Furthering Your Ancestry''']
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/510 '''British Resources on FamilySearch.org '''] - Parts 1 and 2
  
Each person in a family is precious. Records for each person may include clues for identifying other family members. In most families, children were born at regular intervals (every two to three years). Where gaps appear for a longer period between some children (four to five years), re-examine the birth-christening and the death-burial records for a child who may have been overlooked. Consider looking at parish chest and other records and in other places to find a missing family member, i.e. first-born children are often christened in the parish of the bride (mother).
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==FamilySearch Resources==
 
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.
==== Search each source thoroughly  ====
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
 
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?fq=place%3A%22England%22 Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
The information you need to find a person or trace the family further may be a minor detail of the record you are searching; especially ancestors with more common surnames. So ''always'' note identifying factors such as the occupation of your ancestor, become familiar with his/her signature, a street address, place of abode, age, note a middle name, given-names usage, names of witnesses, godparents (in Catholic registers), neighbors, relatives, guardians, children's birth order in a family, and others.  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/1986340?region=England Historical Records]
 
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/help#localResource Family History Center locator map]
==== Search a broad time period  ====
 
 
 
Dates obtained from some sources may not be accurate. Look several years before and after the date you think an event, such as a birth, occurred.
 
 
 
==== Search indexes  ====
 
 
 
Many records are indexed, including especially census, civil registrations of births, marriages and deaths (post-1837), and probate records; and to a lesser extent, church records. Most indexes are incomplete, even if just a little. Often indexes include only the name of the specific person the record is about, excluding most pieces of evidence shown in the original documents. Always be aware that those recording original information may have misheard and thus miss-recorded the names of people and places; moreover, at the indexing-stage, indexers may have have omitted, miss-spelled given, surnames and places as well.
 
 
 
==== Search for emigrant's origins in records of country of settlement  ====
 
 
 
Information about an England emigrant ancestor's place of birth or residence is vital to successful research. In pre-1700 England many people in [[England]] especially used a small variety of names, knowing the place of residence or birth is critical before you can research in England's records for further generations. Identifying the correct ancestor (example: Richard Taylor from other Richard Taylor), requires extensive research in all available records in the country of settlement--to the fullest extent possible such as noting neighbors, others possessing the same surname in the same or nearby township[s], given-naming patterns and searching for the same matching given-name usage in England via searching in the largest available online databases, including (but not limited to) 1) [http://familysearch.org FamilySearch], 2) [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/welcome.jsp FindMyPast], 3) [http://www.ancestry.co.uk/home/lo/index?version=a Ancestry.co].uk, 4) [http://freereg.rootsweb.com/ FreeReg], 5) [http://www.onlineparishclerks.org.uk/ county OPC] projects (Online Parish Clerk), 6) [http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ TNA] (National Archives), 7) [http://www.origins.net/bowelcome.aspx BritishOriginsNetwork], [http://www.fhlfavorites.info/ FHLFavorites], and others.
 
 
 
==== Searching Parish records: Always include a search in the chapelry registers also  ====
 
 
 
Difficult ancestral trails often 'disappear' when an area is dotted with a mixture of chapels among the parishes, such as in especially Lancashire and Middlesex, and to a lesser extent in Cheshire, Yorkshire, Northumberland, northeast Surrey and in England's large cities, such as Bristol, Norwich and others'''.''' <u>Aways search</u> ''all'' chapels that exist and lay within an ancient parish. Check the following outstanding online resources and aids to help you to more accurately identify '''<u>''all''</u>''' chapels lying within an ancient parish boundary. Thorough research critically depends upon this endeavor''':'''
 
 
 
*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/descriptions/index.jsp ''Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales''] (1870)
 
*[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/source.aspx?pubid=445 ''Topographical Dictionary of England''] (1848)
 
*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdiction 1851 Maps] project
 
*Phillimore's ''Atlas and Index of Parish Registers ''(2003) - available at many large archives, public and academic libraries throughout the world; purchase at Amazon.com or used on Ebay.com [Note: Contains omissions of some known chapels in two or more counties]
 
  
==== Watch for spelling variations  ====
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== References ==
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Look for the many ways a person or place name could have been spelled. Spelling was not standardized when most early records were made. You may find a name spelled differently than it is today, as well as several different spelling variations in the original records.
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==== Record Your Searches and Findings  ====
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Copy the information you find and keep detailed notes about each record you search. These notes should include the author, title, location, call numbers, description, and results of your search. Most researchers use a research log for this purpose.
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== FamilySearch Historical Records  ==
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Wiki articles describing [[England]]-related online collections that can be found at [[FamilySearch.org]]
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*[[England Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|England Births and Christenings]]
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*[[England Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|England Deaths and Burials]]
 
*[[England Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|England Marriages]]
 
*[[England and Wales Nonconformist Index for RG 4-8 (Record Groups 4-8) (FamilySearch Historical Records)|England and Wales, Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8)]]
 
  
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=== Ideas for Finding Compiled Information on English Ancestry  ===
 
  
Here's an article entitled "[[A Checklist of Compiled Sources and Where to Find Them|A Checklist of Compiled Sources and Where to Find Them]]" that's specifically focused to aiding researchers--beginners to professional--who want to learn of compiled genealogical data on (i.e. immigrant) ancestry from England and Great Britain in general.<br>This article shares numerous resources such as gateway websites which provide access to ultimately billions of names that researchers worldwide have gathered and shared online or in major archives on British ancestry.
 
  
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Latest revision as of 19:16, 13 November 2017

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

Country Information

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]

Getting Started

Getting Started with England Research

Links to articles on getting started with English research.

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England Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in English research.

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England Clickable Map

Genealogy records are kept at the Parish level in England. Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.


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Counties and Parishes

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

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

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.

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FamilySearch Resources

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

References

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