Genealogy news, Family History links for your English Family Tree
An excellent website for those with ancestors from Sands End & Fulham, London. The website is run by Frank Czucha and includes history, stories, photos, a forum and a wealth of background information.
Well worth a look, congratulations to Frank and all who contributed their memories & stories.
Ancestry.co.uk has just released London wills 1523 – 1857. Wow !! What a resource these are going to be. A veritable goldmine for all genealogists. Most family trees are going to have ancestors who wandered through London at some stage so it is well worth taking a look.
You will need to have a subscription to access these indexes and images, but it has got to be cheaper for most of us than a trip to London. Of course your local library might have a library subscription to Ancestry so you could ask about that.
Ancestry.co.uk has recently published the London Land Tax Valuations for 1910. The records were compiled as part of what became known as the Domesday Survey, the government at the time wanted to re-distribute wealth through the assessment of land values. Nice idea, but obviously didn’t work that well!!!
Want to have a look, but not an Ancestry subscriber? Then click here for a free 14 day trial.
History, particularly Family History is my passion. I have worked in libraries & archives, I teach family history, conduct workshops and give genealogy presentations. It seemed a shame to have all this knowledge & experience and not share it with others, so this website was born.