The Family History Web Directory: The Genealogical Websites You Can't Do Without

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 256 pages
Author: J. Scott
Year: 2015
ISBN: 9781473837997
Other: b&w photos, index
Publisher: Pen & Sword

The Family History Web Directory is an information-packed reference guide that distils the best of the internet into one easy-to-use format. Themed sections cover different topics, from 'getting started' to
specific occupations, and there is an index reproducing all the websites in A-Z order. His handbook is a vital source for less experienced researchers, and a handy aide-memoire for more seasoned campaigners.

Web addresses are listed by topic, then in order of importance and usefulness. An extraordinary range of sites that will interest family historians is included – from records of births and deaths, tax, crime and religion, to military records and records of work and occupations. Also featured are sites that give information about archives, blogs and forums, social networking and sharing research.

The internet can be an overwhelming place for the genealogist. Jonathan Scott's book provides readers with online shortcuts, tips for getting the best from well-known websites, plus the details of all kinds of
lesser-known and hard-to-find sources.

Please note: this is an English published title, so most of the websites mentioned relate to UK research, but certainly not all.


Section 1. First Steps
- Getting Started
- GRO Indexes
- The Census
- Parish Registers
Section 2. Digging Deeper
- Burial Records and Monumental Inscriptions (MIs)
- Probate and Wills
- Taxation
- Election Records
- Crime and Punishment
- Court Records
- Coroners' Inquests
- Poor Law and Workhouses
- School and Universities
- Directories
- Newspapers
- Migration
- Overseas Research
- Wales
- Ireland
- Scotland
- Hospitals and Medicine
- Catholic Records
- Jewish Records
- Nonconformist Records
- Photographs and Films
- Londoners
- Maps
- Estate Records
- Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Sources
- Slavery
- Sports and Pastimes
Section 3. Military and Conflict
- Army
- Navy
- Royal Air Force
- Militia Men
- Napoleonic Wars
- Victorian Wars
- Boer War
- First World War
- Second World War
- POWs
- Home Front
- Medals
- War Graves
Section 4. Occupations
- Miners
- Police
- Railways
- Agricultural Labourers (Ag Labs)
- Merchant Navy
- Fishermen and Whalers
- Rural Craftsmen
- Teachers
- Textile Workers
- Doctors and Nurses
- Engineers and Manufacturing
- Bankers
- Lawyers
- Clergy
- Coastguard and Customs
- East India Company
- Brewers and Publicans
- Entertainers
- Other Occupations and Apprentices
Section 5. Miscellaneous
- Resources by Region
- Blogs and Forums
- House History
- Medieval Ancestors
- Heraldry
- Nobility and Gentry
- Sharing Research
- Social Networking
- Software and Apps
Section 6. Index

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