East Devon Tithe Maps


clip_image002East Devon comprises 29 parishes and the Tithe Maps for these parishes have been digitised and are now freely available online. The site notes that the map for Rousdown is not at the Devon Record Office and the Sidford map is yet to be scanned.

A nice, straight forward easy to use to website with just one click to get you to the actual map.




Southern Brooks Archaeology


clip_image002Great site for those who live or have ancestry in the South Gloucestershire area covered by this website.


The pages covering the history of Stoke Gifford are wonderful and a template for what all village history websites show be like. Must make a start on the website I keep thinking about on the village of Goosey in Berkshire (yes I know it is now in Oxfordshire, but my granny who was born there would not agree with you!!)




Picture The Past – Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Photos online


Picture the Past, Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire photosThis website offers access to photographic collection that previously have only been available through the libraries concerned. Now they are all online and searchable by a variety of search criteria. I did a search for Bakewell where my Matkin family come from and there were 611 photographs on offer. Another good thing is that they say you can print them off at home for personal use only without greeting into strife with the libraries concerned.

The website says…..

The libraries and museums of Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire have in their collections, hundreds of thousands of historic photographs, slides, negatives, glass plates, postcards and engravings recalling the history of the local communities over the last hundred years and more.

In the past, these treasures were held in filing cabinets and anyone who wanted to see them would have to make a trip to the library or museum – perhaps to several different locations. Thanks to a major award from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the four authorities are now working in partnership to digitise the images and make them available on the Internet, through this unique website.




Forest of Dean Family History Pages


clip_image002Oh….I want some ancestors from the Forest of Dean so that I can use this wonderful web site!!! 

90% of the parish registers and non conformist registers have been transcribed and are online, plus they have transcripts of parishes bordering on the Forest of Dean. There are photos, emigration lists, maps, articles and much, much more.

Congratulations to David Watkins on a magnificent site.


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England’s Past for Everyone



This website has sections on Bristol, Cornwall, Derbyshire, County Durham, Exmoor, Herefordshire, Kent, Oxfordshire, Sussex and Wiltshire. It is run by the Victoria County History people and the aim is to work with local communities to produce books and web pages about their areas. Lots of goodies here if your ancestors came from one of the places covered.

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