Ireland was later added in 1801 to form the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. In 1922, the Irish Free State was established as a separate dominion. In 1927 six Irish counties were reincorporated to officially create the current United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
- New: Family History Library England Beginning Research Series is now available online. Click here to access this course.
- Article: England Probate Records
- Beginners Guide 1837 to 1901: Finding Records of Your Ancestors England 1837 To 1901 (3 Mb pdf file)
- Browse by topic: All pages for England
- Database of British Jews: The Knowles Collection Last updated July 2011, now with over 130,000 entries.
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Have you ever wondered about one of your English ancestors, perhaps your great grandpa? Do you know when or where he was living, or perhaps the place and date of his birth? Your curiosity about him motivates you to want to know more. Do you know where to start to find information?
Start by asking your relatives what they remember about him. Write down what you learn. Some family stories are based in fact and should be considered. Perhaps you will only have an approximate time and place. The Beginner’s Corner links to information that will help you get started. Choose from one of the following:
- I want to find a birth, christening or baptism.
- I want to find a marriage.
- I want to find a death or burial.
- I want to know about how my family lived.
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- Search strategies for finding births, marriages, and deaths.
- England counties list (with their Chapman Code abbreviations)
- England Record Selection Table
- English Script Tutorial
- Finding records of your ancestors - England 1837 to 1901
- England Major Websites
- England Genealogical Discussion Groups
- The Workhouse
- A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe thepeerage.com/
FamilySearch Historical Records
- Main article: England FamilySearch Historical Records
Ideas for Finding Compiled Information on English Ancestry
Here's an article entitled "A Checklist of Compiled Sources & 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 whole British Isles.
This article shares numerous resources such as gateway websites which provide access to hundreds of millions of names that researchers worldwide have gathered and shared online for British ancestry.
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