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if UK always go to GENUKI first GENULI

then the library catalogue at UTAH Family History Library
PLACE SEARCH is good too. Family History Library Catalogue

BUT not all resources have been filmed

Warwickshire's History, Warwickshire's Memory
Warwickshire County Record Office collects, preserves and makes available records relating to the history of Warwickshire and its people dating from the early 12th to the 21st century. The documents contain information about all sorts of Warwickshire people in the past - from leading members of the county community to servants and the poor. These precious documents are unique and irreplaceable. We take care of the past by expertly repairing and protecting fragile paper and parchment.

Tracing Warwickshire Ancestors

An index to Warwickshire burials 1813-1837 is complete, and one for the period up to 1813 is in progress. These are administered by the Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Records Office, Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6QW (01789) 204016, holds most of the town's records as well as a number of important estate and solicitors' collections containing records from many parts of central and south Warwickshire.

Coventry City Record Office, Bayley Lane, Coventry CV1 5RG (024) 7683 2418 holds Coventry's archive collections, although the Warwickshire County Record Office hold the Coventry parish registers.

Birmingham City Archive, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3HQ (0121) 303 4217 holds Birmingham records and parish registers as well as a number of collections relating to Warwickshire.

Worcester County Record Office, County Hall, Spetchley Road, Worcester WR5 2NP (01905) 763763 x 6350.

Lichfield Joint Record Office, Lichfield Library, The Friary, Lichfield WS13 6QG (01543) 510720 hold wills of Warwickshire people before 1858, as well as Bishops' Transcripts of parish registers and Marriage Bonds and Allegations.

Tracing Your Ancestors in Warwickshire (excluding Birmingham). By June Watkins and Pauline Saul.
Published by Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry, 361 pages 9.00
Get step-by-step research guidance on searching for your ancestors

England Events and Time Periods
1538-1837 <<< 1538 parish registers started
1837-Present <<< 1837 civilregistration started



WELSH surnames - PATRONYMICS faq

Site map for Danish census dnkcen DANISH NAMES and patronymics FAQ
Danish census FAQ and many LINKS to records
Danish Archives faq
Danish Demographic Database

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UK PARISH REGISTERS - Please note that the SOG are continually adding registers to their library in LONDON. You are always advised to look at the catalogue for any UK parish in which you are interested
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SoG essential Web Sites

after July 1 1837 mainly use BMD certificates for UK Genealogy

Registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales,
- THE WHOLE of the civil registration INDEX
BUT it is also available on fiche and online
Births, Marriages and Deaths for England and Wales from 1837 to 2001
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U.K. Census Collection

- there are issues about errors -
so always check original sources.
Get step-by-step research guidance on searching for your ancestors


Birmingham Register Office

The registers of births, marriages and deaths which have occurred in Birmingham since July 1837 are, with a few exceptions, held at the Register Office.
The original records of births, marriages and deaths are not open to the public but certified copies of individual register entries or certificates are available on application to the Register Office. The application must provide sufficient information to allow a search to be made and to allow any entry found to be identified as the correct one. Fees are charged for certified copies from register entries
Genealogy: It is appreciated that, in some cases, sufficient information may not be known and that the certificate is required to establish the details. Please seek further advice from the Register Office as it may be possible to carry out a search.

Register Office
300 Broad Street

B1 2DE

Telephone: 0121 212 3421
Outside UK: (+) 44 121 212 3421

UKBMD - Births, Marriages, Deaths Indexes for the UK, On-Line

Westmidlands BMD The Register Offices in the county of West Midlands, England, hold records of Local births, marriages and deaths back to the start of civil registration in 1837.
The county's Family History Societies are collaborating with the Local Authority Registration Services to make the indexes to these records freely searchable via the Internet.
Although the indexes are not yet complete for all years and districts, the database will eventually cover West Midlands births, marriages and deaths for the years 1837 to 1950 and beyond.

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updated March 28 2004
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