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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Historic Population Information



This website doesn’t have names, but it does have a wealth of information on the population of cities, towns parishes. I put in the name Goosey which is the parish my grandmother was born in and it came up with 34 entries for this tiny parish so you can see it has plenty to interest family historians.





Irish Directories now online



Origins Network has announced that additional Directories of Ireland are now available online on their website.

For Irish history and Irish genealogy researchers directories are a vital tool.
Two new directories have been added to Irish Origins:

  •               Slater’s 1894
  •               Henderson’s Ulster Directory 1856



Historical Directories



A wide range of trade directories for England & Wales. Dates range from 1700’s to the early 1900’s. A great way to locate ancestors between the census in the 19th century. Funded by the Lottery Fund and maintained by Leicester University.