By Rebecca Stevens

by Rebecca Stevens - 1 year ago

Mar 25, Guide to a death certificate in England and Wales

A death certificate is important because after 1837 a burial was only allowed if a valid certificate was produced, which meant the civil authorities had been notified of the death.  Until 1874, the registrar had to register a death, using information provided by the informant, but since 1874, res...

by Rebecca Stevens - 1 year ago

Feb 25, Guide to a marriage certificate in England and Wales

A marriage certificate is important because you can make sure that a couple you had been led to believe married each other actually had. For example if you find the marriage registration in the GRO Index, and believe the couple married each other, it is important to obtain a certificate to confir...

by Rebecca Stevens - 1 year ago

Feb 11, Your guide to Census Returns in England and Wales

Census Returns are completed so an official record can be maintained of households and their occupants at the relevant date, being compiled every 10 years since 1801. Very little detail was recorded then as the government merely required a headcount. Very few of these original censuses survive. ...

by Rebecca Stevens - 1 year ago

Feb 5, Your Guide to Marriage Records in Parish Registers

Marriages before 1754 In very early marriage records, it is not uncommon to find little information, such as John Jones married his wife. Limited information was entered in the record only a few years before Hardwicke's Marriage Act of 1753 came into force on 25th March 1754. It still listed on...

by Rebecca Stevens - 1 year ago

Feb 4, GRO Index and Civil Registration in England and Wales

The GRO Index is a national schedule of births, marriages and deaths that began on 1st July 1837 when Civil Registration came into force. The country was partitioned into civil registration districts, each of these districts then being divided into sub districts. A local registrar assumed respons...

by Rebecca Stevens - 1 year ago

Jan 31, Your Guide to Baptism Records in Parish Registers

Baptism records were maintained by the church and were records of christenings conducted in the church.  A christening was carried out in order to accept the person involved into the family of the church.  It should be remembered that a christening date is not the same as a birth date, and is usu...

by Rebecca Stevens - 1 year ago

Jan 28, Buckinghamshire Record Office

Buckinghamshire Record Office's collections cover Buckinghamshire, including parts of the county now in Berkshire and Milton Keynes.  It is based in County Hall, Walton Street, Aylesbury.  Their aim is to preserve and collect documents relating to the area and to promote their use, serving educat...

by Rebecca Stevens - 3 years ago

Jan 13, Military Records in The National Archives

Many military records are available at the National Archives, located in Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU.  If travelling by tube, the nearest station is Kew Gardens (District line).  If travelling by train, the nearest station is Kew Bridge.  Some buses stop nearby, which include routes R68, 65, 2...

by Rebecca Stevens - 3 years ago

Nov 10, Leonard Heal Westlake

by Sandra Langworthy(Devon/ Hertfordshire) Leonard Heal Westlake. 1893 - 1979. An only child I believe, parents Mary Ann Heal and Francis Henry Westlake.They lived in the Exeter district. Francis Henry was either a saddler or a brush maker. This is the only information that I have about my fathe...

by Rebecca Stevens - 4 years ago

Jun 5, Saskatchewan Family History Societies

This section lists the different branches of Saskatchewan Genealogical Society.  It then gives details about each one and what resources and publications they offer. Saskatchewan Genealogical Society The aim of the association is to promote the study of genealogy and family history, especially i...

by Rebecca Stevens - 4 years ago

Jun 5, Prince Edward Island Family History Societies

Prince Edward Island Genealogical Society Prince Edward Island Genealogical Society has a number of resources, which include information regarding English, Irish and Scottish Emigrants to the Island and Cemetery Transcripts.  The 1881-1901 Census Returns are also available in paper and disk form....

by Rebecca Stevens - 4 years ago

May 24, Nova Scotia Family History Societies

This section lists associations from Cumberland to Nova Scotia providing details about each one and what resources and publications they offer. Cumberland County Genealogical Society Their aims are to provide people with a forum to exchange information, to assist with cataloguing resource mater...

by Rebecca Stevens - 4 years ago

May 23, Newfoundland and Labrador Family History Societies

This section lists the associations from Bay St George to Newfoundland and Labrador giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer. Bay St George Genealogical Society Many resources are available in The Kindale Public Library.  These include: Baptism, Marriage and D...