- Useful Websites for Research (Buckinghamshire, Cornwall, Essex, Northamptonshire)
- Useful Websites for Research (Buckinghamshire and Wiltshire)
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Includes the English counties of Buckinghamshire, and Wiltshire.
Genealogy has become so much more widely available as a hobby over the last decade. 10 years ago it was much harder to find ancestors prior to the start of civil registration than it is today.
The most popular subscription sites contain 1000’s of parish records, although it’s a bit of a mixed bag as to which records are available on an individual site.
Over the years I’ve found many useful websites that contain transcriptions of parish records that have enabled me to get back further than I could have imagined.
I’ve developed a short series on my favourite research resources.
The original purpose of Surrey Wills Index was to provide an index of transcriptions of Wills in Surrey. Over time the site has grown to include wills from other counties. Currently there are already 77 Buckinghamshire wills. The number of wills continues to grow. Currently the site contains wills from Surrey, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Hampshire, Kent, Middlesex, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Sussex and more.
The Comley Family website is the work of Andrew Mead. His work is extensive on the Comley Family. There are birth, marriage and death certificates, census transcriptions, Photographs. He has also found the oldest reference to a Comley in Bristol Record Office. While many of the Comley’s were born in Wiltshire, they also spread out to other areas.
Stourton, Kilmington and Mere Genealogies
As part of a PhD in biological anthropology, Cathy Day compiled pedigrees of people who were married in the Wiltshire parishes of Stourton and Kilmington between 1754 and 1914. In the process families from Mere were also linked. It was out of this research that Stourton, Kilmington and Mere Genealogies was born. Cathy is also the OPC of the parishes on the Wiltshire OPC website.
The OPC project is vast, and the Wiltshire OPC Project is a fantastic resource for anyone with roots in Wiltshire. The site contains PDF documents of baptism, marriage and burial transcriptions; as well as a whole host of other county relevant information.