Local History Online

Genealogy Family History Local HistoryLocal history goes hand in hand with family history and I have found that most genealogists are also keen local history fans. This website offer links to 654 Local History Societies and information on another 561 societies that don’t have a presence on the internet.

Worth a look to see if your ancestors area is covered as many of these societies have transcriptions of tombstone and even sometimes parish registers online.



  1. rosemary andrews says:

    Dear Everyone

    Looking for the Smiths of Wednesfield, in 1851, William ( a mining and railway engineer, ) Henretta or lucetta Smith (nee Dancer) Emma, Jane, Caroline, Sarah Ann, and Alfred, moved to Bilston new village in the 1860’s. Anyone who thinks this may be their family, also links to the names Clapperton, Dancer, Evans and Hughes.

  2. Hi Rosemary,
    Thank you for posting your query on my website. I have found William & his wife (she is down as Letitia) and their daughters Mary A, Emma, Jane and Caroline in the 1851 census. They are living at March End, Wednesfield. If you are a subscriber of Ancestry you will find them on there. If you aren’t a subscriber why not try their 14 day free trial offer by clicking the Ancestry advert on the righ hand side of this page?
    You may also be interested in the new sister website to http://www.madaboutgenealogy.com, it is http://www.teachyourselffamilyhistory.com. This site has lessons which will take your from a beginner to an advanced researcher. It is still in it’s infancy, but has nine lessons up already and more being added daily.
    Kind Regards,

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