The Family History of Janet Lovesey

The 'Really Useful Links' Page

    If you would like a link added to this page, please  contact  me

Free Genealogical Websites ~     ~   Launch your own tree on a website for free at the Tribal Pages site     ~   Birth, Marriage, Death - Civil Registration 1837-1925 (not yet complete)     ~  Free UK Census information (incomplete)     ~   Free UK Parish Records (incomplete)    ~   For the IGI, the 1881 UK Census and other data   ~   The BBC's family history page is really helpful...   it's message forum is sadly closed but may contain some helpful                                             iinformation    ~  Genuki - a collection of Genealogical information pages for the UK    ~  The word famous Cyndi's list detailing Genealogical sites on the internet    ~  The National Archives site - incorporating A2A, the Access to Archives site    ~    CWGC - Fatal War Casualties    ~  BMD - Shared Certificates online (free to use, but you must register... project in its early days)   ~   Order your Birth, Death and Marriage certificates online

www.blacksheepindex    ~    Black Sheep lists indexes of various records (Railwaymen, Mining, Criminals, Police, Publicans,                                                                                   Medical, Church etc.) - free to view

www.capitalpunishmentuk    ~    This is a really interesting site detailing (as the names suggests) Capital Punishment in the UK                                                                                    and includes names of all those souls who were hanged in the UK from the late 1700s    ~  This forum enables you to post queries under many topics    ~    Searchable by keyword, location or decade, as the name suggests this site enables you                                                                                           to search through historical trade and place directories etc.    ~    A handy site for ordering historical county and town maps     ~    Another great site for town and country maps - many can be downloaded for a fee   ~   This site enables you to share your family history events worldwide   ~   For a small monthly fee you can conduct instant searches of the UK Electoral Roll   ~   Although this site is quite expensive to subscribe to, you can conduct about three free basic searches per day                  

www.historic hospital records   ~   This 'small and special' website enables you to access the 19th Century childrens hospital records                                                                           ~    A personal website created by Rodney Hall that provides some really useful info - Index of Old Occupations,
                                                       Old Medical Terms, Latin Terms & Translations...  to name but a few

www.gravestoneproject  ~  The Gravestone Photographic Resource Project contains indexed images of graves from all over the world

 Local Websites ~ Birmingham & Warwickshire     ~  The Birmingham History Webring    ~   The County Records site  includes Calendar of Prisoners 1800-1899    ~  B'ham City Council, burial and cremation search (holds recent data for some cemeteries and crematoria)

www.phyllisnicklin    ~  A website containing photo's of Birmingham taken by Phyllis Nicklin in the 50s and 60s

www.winsongreentobrookfields    ~   A site that aims to collect info in the form of personal stories & photo's about the                                                                                                      Winson Green and  Brookfields areas

www.banburyshire    ~    Yep, it's not Brum but it is nearby!  This Rootsweb powered site contains loads of info about Banbury                                                                         and its' environs - Northants, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire...    ~  Old Cotteridge Photo's by DJ Norton    ~  Old Cotteridge Photo's NOT by DJ Norton    ~   Welcome to Cotteridge - The Cotteridge Website    ~   The Friends of Cotteridge Park Website

www.kingsnortonfarmersmarket    ~    Kings Norton Farmers Market -  dates and other info    ~   Website for the Residents of Stirchley    ~    and its' forum (local issues, news & history etc.)

www.webdesign-midlands    ~     For all your Web Design and e Marketing needs (this is actually my son's website!)

www.warwickshireinfo   ~   An excellent website containing transcriptions of numerous parish records from Birmingham and its' environs

www.b14.kingsheath  ~   A site dedicated to the history of Kings Heath

www.b'hamconservationtrust  ~  The Birmingham Conservation Trust's website detailing what's being done about conserving Brum  ~   Birmingham and Midlands Society for Genealogy and Heraldry ~  Guide to industrial history in Birmingham

 Local Websites ~ Yorkshire


   www.yorkshirebmd    ~      For free Yorkshire BMD info (not yet complete)

    www.yorkshireparishrecords    ~    For free transcriptions of some online Yorkshire Parish records

    www.riponhistoricalsociety    ~  For info on the Ripon Historical Society and Family History Group

www.bishopmonktontoday    ~    Bishop Monkton - The Village's own Website    ~    Burton Leonard Cricket Club

www.littlethorpepotteries    ~   The History of Littlethorpe Potteries

www.alfredhymas    ~   History of the Bulk Haulier Company in Burton Leonard    ~   OK so it's Durham, but the borders have become skewed over the years so there are                                                                                                 some usefull  North Yorkshire records to be found on this site

 Local Websites ~ Ireland & Cork    ~  The 1911 Census for Dublin    ~  Genuki Ireland

www.irelandroots    ~    As it says on the tin, this one's about Irish Roots    ~   Find out about The Great Famine at Skibbereen's Heritage website    ~  Emerald Ancestors (free to search but must pay to view detail)

 Subscription Websites    ~   The world famous Ancestry site (some free content available but requires registration)    ~    The Genealogist - for UK Census data and Parish Records    ~   The Origins site also gives you (paid) access to many UK Census's plus lots more    ~   For BMD, Census data and Passenger Lists

www.bmdregisters    ~    The Non-Parochial BMDs Service - for BMDs taken from non parish sources (free to search,                                                                                       subscribe to  see record)...  more records coming soon

www.genes_reunited    ~    Genesreunited - a vehicle for contacting living persons who have similar ancestral interests

 Good Reads (personally relevant of course!)

  • Lark Rise to Candleford  by Flora Thompson  ISBN-10: 0141037199: ~   For an insight into the changing world of a late Victorian Oxfordshire village and hamlet, its customs, people, traditions and social mores

  • Cropthorne Camera of Minnie Holland, 1892-1905 ISBN 0 9061 1044 0 ~ a box of photographic slides of the village was found in an antique shop and led the finder to research the folk pictured in the photo's..  an interesting read for those interested in this Worcestershire village

  • A Tale of Two Villages: Bishop Monkton and Burton Leonard by Barbara M Wray ISBN 0 9522575 0 5 ~ detailing the history of these two Riding villages

  •    Birmingham Irish - Making Our Mark by Carl Chinn ISBN 07093 0241 X ~ detailing the growth of the Irish communities within 

  •  ~  visit this website for details of Annie Murray's novels about Birmingham life from the late 19th Century      to more modern times

 Other Family History Websites that I've had a hand in!

     www.wilkins_bible    ~    The Wilkins Family of Aston le Walls...  A family tree that I started after inheriting a Family Bible

     www.leonard_sturgess    ~    'Just Who is Leonard Sturgess...  After finding a funeral card of Leonard's internment and a letter from                                                                            his wife Rachel to her 'cousin', my Aunt Vera, I set about finding out who Leonard was!...   He's an enigma!
     www.cotteridge_families    ~    Family Trees of Cotteridge families (pre-1920)

     www.lovesey_family_tree    ~   My own Family Tree showing all twigs and branches

     www.biddle's_of_birmingham    ~     The enigma of the Biddle Family of Birmingham, England & Birmingham, Alabama, USA

     www.albrigt_family_tree    ~   The Albrigt's, Albregt's or Aalbregt's with a Van Kleef thrown in...  Latterly of Birmingham, originally from 

     www.fiddaman_family_tree    ~    The Fiddaman Family from Kings Lynn, via Coventry to  Birmingham

     www.goulding's_of_gloucestershire    ~    Ye Gouldings of Gloucestershire

     www.hemming_and_garfield    ~     The Hemming & Garfield families of Worcestershire, Staffordshire & The Black Country

     www.rouse_and_watson_of_newcastle    ~     The Rouse and Watson families of Ireland and Newcastle

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Page commenced 28 June 2008 / last updated on 4 April 2013      

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