London 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—London

Explore research in London.


(England)



         Search:

Goal 1: Learn about London research and records.


Choices:

A. Get started with research for your London ancestors.

  1. Learn about finding your ancestors in London.
    FS Wiki: London England Genealogy
  2. Get an overview of English research in this guide from the Society of Genealogists.
    Guide 1: Start Your Family History
  3. Get hints and tips on London research in this guide from the Society of Genealogists.
    Hints and Tips: London Research
  4. Explore the Dusty Docs site for London research.



Goal 2: Learn about London archives and libraries.


Choices:

A. Learn about London archives and libraries.

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





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


Choices:

A. Explore London civil registration.

  1. Explore London civil registration on the Gen UKI site.
  2. Get an overview of BMD records in this guide from the Society of Genealogists.
    Guide 2: Birth, Marriage, and Death Records
  3. Browse the London registration districts on the Gen UKI site.
  4. Search the FreeBMD UK site for BMD records.

B. Explore London census records.

  1. Learn about London Census Surname Indexes in FamilySearch.
    FS Wiki: Census Surname Indexes
  2. Get an overview of census research in this guide from the Society of Genealogists.
    Guide 3: Census Records
  3. Explore London census records on the Gen UKI site.


Goal 4: Learn about London church and cemetery records.


Choices:

A. Learn about London church records.

  1. Get an overview of London church records in this article.
    FS—London Church Records
  2. Explore the church records link on the GenUKI London site.
  3. Get an overview of parish records in this guide from the Society of Genealogists.
    Guide 5: Anglican Parish Registers
  4. Use this parish page to explore parish records in London.
  5. Get an overview of Non-Conformist records in this guide from the Society of Genealogists.
    Guide 6: Non-Comformist Records

B. Explore London cemetery records.

  1. Explore London 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 London probate and land records.


Choices:

A. Learn about London probate and land records.

  1. Learn about London probate records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: London Probate Records
  2. Get an overview of probate records in this guide from the Society of Genealogists.
    Guide 4: Probate Records
  3. Learn more about probate records on the GenUKI London site.
  4. Learn about London land and property in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: London Land and Property
  5. Explore deeds by surname on the FamilyDeeds site.


Goal 6: Learn about London maps and gazetteers.


Choices:

A. Explore London maps and gazetteers.

  1. Learn about London maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: London Maps
  2. Explore the David Rumsey collection of London maps.
  3. Explore the maps link on the GenUKI London site.
  4. Explore the Gazetteers link on the GenUKI London site.
  5. Explore the online Gazetteer on the GenUKI site.
  6. Learn about the London Picture Map in this Ancestry article.
    AC—Exploring historical London with the London Picture Map


Goal 7: Learn about London newspapers.


Choices:

A. Explore London newspapers.

  1. Learn about London newspapers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: London Maps
  2. Search London newspapers in the ABYZ News Link site.
  3. Explore the newspaper records link on the GenUKI London site.


Goal 8: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices:

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

  1. Explore links in the Society of Genealogists site.
  2. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  3. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.


Goal 9: Search records from London.


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 London research.


Choices:

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

  1. Visit the London and Middlesex Ancestors and Genealogy page on Facebook.
  2. Visit the London Family History page on Facebook.

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

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

C. Learn about London genealogy societies.

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