Cheshire Goals:  1: Research and Records   2: Archives and Libraries   3: Vital and Census Records   4: Church and Cemetery Records   5: Probate, Land and Court   6: Maps and Gazetteers   7: Newspapers   8: Websites   9: Search Records   10: Get Help  



Project 9: England—Cheshire

Explore research in Cheshire.


(England)



         Search:

Goal 1: Learn about Cheshire research and records.


Choices:

A. Get started with research for your Cheshire ancestors.

  1. Learn about finding your ancestors in Cheshire.
    FS Wiki: Cheshire England Genealogy
  2. Read this Quick Guide to Family History from the Cheshire Archives and Local Studies group.
    Quick Guide to Family History
  3. Explore the Dusty Docs site for Cheshire research.



Goal 2: Learn about Cheshire archives and libraries.


Choices:

A. Learn about Cheshire archives and libraries.

  1. Learn about Cheshire archives and libraries in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Cheshire Archives and Libraries
  2. Explore the archives and libraries link on the GenUKI Cheshire site.
  3. Search for free online books on Cheshire research on the FamilySearch site.





Goal 3: Learn about Cheshire civil registration, BMD, and census records.


Choices:

A. Explore Cheshire civil registration and vital records.

  1. Learn about Cheshire civil registration in this article.
    Births, Marriages, and Deaths
  2. Explore Cheshire civil registration on the Gen UKI site.
  3. Browse the Cheshire registration districts on the Gen UKI site.
  4. Explore Cheshire birth records on the Berkshire BMD site.
  5. Explore Cheshire marriage records on the Berkshire BMD site.
  6. Explore Cheshire death records on the Berkshire BMD site.
  7. Search the FreeBMD UK site for BMD records.

B. Explore Cheshire census records.

  1. Learn about Cheshire Census Surname Indexes in FamilySearch.
    FS Wiki: Census Surname Indexes
  2. Learn about Cheshire census records and electoral registers.
    Census and Electoral Registers


Goal 4: Learn about Cheshire church and cemetery records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Cheshire church records.

  1. Get an overview of Cheshire church records in this article.
    FS—Cheshire Church Records
  2. Learn about Cheshire parish registers for baptisms, marriages, and burials.
    Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials
  3. Explore the church records link on the GenUKI Cheshire site.
  4. Use this parish page to explore parish records in Cheshire.

B. Explore Cheshire cemetery records.

  1. Explore Cheshire cemetery records on the AllEnglishRecords.
  2. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  3. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.


Goal 5: Learn about Cheshire probate and land records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Cheshire probate and land records.

  1. Get an overview of Cheshire probate records.
    Wills and Probate Records
  2. Learn more about Cheshire probate records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Cheshire Probate Records
  3. Explore deeds by surname on the FamilyDeeds site.


Goal 6: Learn about Cheshire maps and gazetteers.


Choices:

A. Explore Cheshire maps and gazetteers.

  1. Learn about Cheshire maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Cheshire Probate Records
  2. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Cheshire maps.
  3. Explore the maps link on the GenUKI Cheshire site.
  4. Explore the online Gazetteer on the GenUKI site.





Goal 7: Learn about Cheshire newspapers.


Choices:

A. Explore Cheshire newspapers.

  1. Learn about Cheshire newspapers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Cheshire Newspapers
  2. Search Cheshire newspapers in the ABYZ News Link site.


Goal 8: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices:

A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Cheshire research.

  1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  2. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.


Goal 9: Search records from Cheshire.


Choices:

A. Explore record collections.

  1. Use the England Record Selection Table to decide on records to search.
    FS—England Record Selection Table
  2. Explore the FamilySearch page for online genealogy records.
  3. Explore additional record collections in Ancestry.


Goal 10: Get help with your Cheshire research.


Choices:

A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. Visit the Cheshire Genealogy page on Facebook.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for Cheshire research.

  1. Join the RootsChat forum and post questions about Cheshire research.
  2. Search the RootsWeb site for Cheshire research mailing lists.
  3. Explore the Cheshire research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.

C. Learn about Cheshire genealogy societies.

  1. Learn about genealogy societies in Cheshire in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Cheshire Societies
  2. Explore genealogy societies on the GenUKI Cheshire site.
  3. Explore English genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.