Leicestershire 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—Leicestershire

Explore research in Leicestershire.


(England)



         Search:

Goal 1: Learn about Leicestershire research and records.


Choices:

A. Get started with research for your Leicestershire ancestors.

  1. Learn about finding your ancestors in Leicestershire.
    FS Wiki: Leicestershire England Genealogy
  2. Explore the Dusty Docs site for Leicestershire research.








Goal 2: Learn about Leicestershire archives and libraries.


Choices:

A. Learn about Leicestershire archives and libraries.

  1. Learn about Leicestershire archives and libraries in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Leicestershire Archives and Libraries
  2. Explore the archives and libraries link on the GenUKI Leicestershire site.
  3. Browse collections on the Archive Catalog for the Leicestershire County Council site.
  4. Search for free online books on Leicestershire research on the FamilySearch site.




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


Choices:

A. Explore Leicestershire civil registration.

  1. Explore Leicestershire civil registration on the Gen UKI site.
  2. Browse the Leicestershire registration districts on the Gen UKI site.
  3. Search the FreeBMD UK site for BMD records.

B. Explore Leicestershire census records.

  1. Learn about Leicestershire Census Surname Indexes in FamilySearch.
    FS Wiki: Census Surname Indexes


Goal 4: Learn about Leicestershire church and cemetery records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Leicestershire church records.

  1. Get an overview of Leicestershire church records in this article.
    FS—Leicestershire Church Records
  2. Explore the church records link on the GenUKI Leicestershire site.
  3. Use this parish page to explore parish records in Leicestershire.

B. Explore Leicestershire cemetery records.

  1. Explore Leicestershire cemetery records on the Gen UKI site.
  2. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  3. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.


Goal 5: Learn about Leicestershire probate and land records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Leicestershire probate and land records.

  1. Learn about Leicestershire probate records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Leicestershire Probate Records
  2. Explore deeds by surname on the FamilyDeeds site.


Goal 6: Learn about Leicestershire maps and gazetteers.


Choices:

A. Explore Leicestershire maps and gazetteers.

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





Goal 7: Learn about Leicestershire newspapers.


Choices:

A. Explore Leicestershire newspapers.

  1. Search Leicestershire newspapers in the ABYZ News Link site.
  2. Explore the newspaper records link on the GenUKI Leicestershire site.


Goal 8: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices:

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

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


Goal 9: Search records from Leicestershire.


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 Leicestershire research.


Choices:

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

  1. Visit the Leicestershire and Rutland Family History Society page on Facebook.
  2. Visit the Family History in Suffolk and Leicestershire page on Facebook.

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

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

C. Learn about Leicestershire genealogy societies.

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