Local Theatre, Musical,Light Classical or Film - links from:
Very time consuming but use the Find in Page command under
edit in Netscape to search (rather than go through visually)
Also from the book 'Who's Who in the Theatre' from the library.
Also try the multiple search engines (like alltheweb.com,dogpile, ask
jeeves, copernic etc;
For Surrey 1850-51 www.geocities.com/sarah_brooker/index.html
Ministry of Defence, Bourne Avenue, Hayes,
Middlesex UB3 1RF,
England, holds records and will abstract details for a fee of £20.
Full details at http://www.army.mod.uk/army/contact/army-ro.htm
BBC ONLINE FAMILY HISTORY
Some great information and links on this BBC
Online Family History
site. Basic, but comprehensive – good for beginners.
BELGIAN WAR GRAVES, WW I (1914-1918)
Contains a page (Roll of Honour) where you can download cemetery registers
(on 12/30/99 there were 23 registers with nearly 13,000 names).
Prepared by Patrick De Wolf <firstname.lastname@example.org>
“Bermondsey and Rotherhithe Album” by Peter
Marcan is obtainable from Local
History Publications, 316 Green Lane, Streatham, London SW16 3AS, tel 0181
677 9562 for £8.95 plus 25% for post and packing overseas surface mail cost.
Money needed with orders by UK cheque or banker's draft. It is also
obtainable from Southwark Local Studies Library, 201 Borough High Street,
London SE! 1JA, Tel 0171 403 3507.
"Bermondsey and Rotherhithe Perceived" purchased from Southwark Local Studies
Library at 211 Borough High St., London, SE1 IJA. Tel. No. 0171 403 3507.
The book was actually published by Peter Marcan
Publications, 1998 - address,
P.O. Box 3158, London, SE1 4RA. It's well worth having - plenty of pictures!
History of Grove Chapel, Camberwell covers the chapel's first hundred years (1819 to 1919).
It is mainly about the chapel. There are a few
members of the church mentioned from
time to time. If anyone would like a look-up, "which I doubt there are any",
I will do them - John Contratto <email@example.com>
Another interesting book is called "Southwark: An Illustrated History" which
is also obtainable from the Southwark Local Studies Library. Price 6 pounds
95p plus postage.
BOYD'S MARRIAGE INDEX
The man who was responsible for starting the Index was Percival BOYD, MA,
FSA, FSG (1866-1955). He had a team of assistants, but paid for the whole
thing himself. I don't know anything else about him. The SoG publication
lists parishes within county, with the date range for each (but gaps are not
indicated). It also gives a list of volumes. The Index as held by the SoG
is in typescript and consists of 534 volumes, divided into First Series,
First Miscellaneous Series and Second Miscellaneous Series. The First
Series divides each county into 10 periods, and (apart from Yorkshire - men
only, as you might guess!) indexes by men and by women. The Second Series
was typed up by the Genealogical Society of Utah from slips left to them by
Boyd. There are 6-7 million entries in total. The GSU and the College of
Arms are the only other bodies who have a complete copy, but some record
offices have duplicate or microform copies for their areas.
BRITISH ASSOCIATION OF PAPER
BRITISH JEWS/FREEMASON SITE
http://www.jewwatch.com/ http://www.creator.org/ http://www.wpww.com/
Learn about your Brit jew FreeMason history and recent accomplishments!
BRITISH PATHE NEWS
If you have the GRO reference, the charge for a birth, marriage or death
certificate is £9.26 including postage.
If you don't have the reference they have a search service (extra charge).
Order online, pay by credit card, they confirm details by email and email
you again the day the certificate is posted to let you know its on its way.
ORDERING UK BDM AND ADOPTION CERTIFICATES BY EMAIL
You can order ST Catherine's certificates by e-mail. Pay by Visa or
MasterCard. EMail++ address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You must send ALL details including all reference numbers for the cheaper
option. Allow 28 days but it is usually faster. They can take 8 weeks.
Can also order by fax. Fax number is 44 1704 550 013
Price is UK Pounds 9-00 with full reference supplied, if only the year
supplied then the price goes up a further 3 Pounds.
You could look here for information on the services offered by the
For certificate and genealogical research
services in UK & NZ visit
GenBritz Down Under at
This GENUKI Civil Registration page may also be of use:
Camberwell separated from Surrey and went into London In 1889
CENSUS 1851 2%
You do need Aladdin Expander to read these
In Family History Monthly mentions if names are wrong then
UK 1881surname corrections site at
CENSUS 1901 (news)
Have a look at the Royal Chelsea Hospital website
You might also want to look at this PRO information leaflet
"Army: Soldiers' Pension Records, 1702-1913", as well as the
Archaic Causes of Death
Colonial Diseases & Cures
Glossary of Diseases
Glossary of Old Medical Terms
Modern Names or Definitions of Illnesses of Our Ancestors
Old Disease Names and their Modern Definition
Outdated Medical Terms
German to English Illness Translations
The Church of England Record Centre
15 Galleywall Rd
London SE16 3PB
0207 898 1048
Kent County Church photos.
Walworth, St Peter (Liverpool Grove, Walworth,
Check the website but don't annoy them by sending them
CHURCHES IN SOUTHWARK
CHURCH PARISH WHERE
---------- --------- ---------
St Mary Rotherhide St Marychurch Str
St Matthew Newington New Kent Road
St Michael & All Angels Southwark Lant Street
St Michael & All Angels Bermondsey Tooley Street
St Olave Camberwell Sultan Street
St Paul Bermondsey Kipling Street
St Paul Herne Hill Camberwell
St Paul Lorrimore Square Lorrimore Sq,Walworth
St Paul Southwark Westminster Bridge Rd
St Peter Southwark Southwark
St Peter Walworth Liverpool Grove
St Peter Herne Hill Sumner Street
St Philip the Apostle Camberwell Avondale Square
St Saviour Denmark Park Copleston Road
St Saviour Southwark Borough High Street
St Silas Nunhead Ivydale Road
St Stephen South Dulwich Colledge Road
St Stephen Southwark Manciple Street
St Stephen Walworth Common Villa Street
St Thomas Southwark St Thomas Street
COMMONWEALTH WARGRAVES COMMISION
Has a "Debt of Honour" register which is searchable.
A newsgroup for genealogy software news:soc.genealogy.computing
Rootsweb lists covering a range of software packages
All English Councils & their services - including Libraries on-line at:
Site listing all Councils on line - for Australia, Canada, Eire, New Zealand
and the United Kingdom at:
EAST SURREY FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY
East Surrey: - Membership Secretary: Mrs Wyn
Poate, 270 Tithe Pit Shaw Lane,
Warlingham, Surrey CR6 9AQ
ENGLISH PARISH REGISTERS
A description, with scanned examples, of
the various types of baptism, marriage and burial registers,
and the information which they contain in different periods.
The pages also contain information on how to go about transcribing English parish registers onto a computer database. Prepared by Rod Neep, Gloucestershire, England.
FAMILY RECORD CENTRE
1 Myddelton Street
LONDON EC1R 1UWBDM
Telephone 0151 471 4800
BDM Website http://www.ons.gov.uk/
Census and General Enquiries:
Telephone 0181 392 5300
Fax 0181 392 5307
http://go.to/findpeople has a linked site called ' who lives at that address now '.
GED to Excel
BDM = Birth, Death, Marriage
BVRI = British Vital Records Index (set of searchable Genealogy CD's)
FHC = Family History Centre (any of the many Genealogy Centres run by the
FWIW = For what it is worth (Just my penny's worth!)
<G> = grin - also :-)
IMHO = In my humble opinion
ISTR - I seem to remember (I can't find it in my files/emails/etc)
LDS = Latter Day Saints (Mormon)
SKS = Some kind soul
TIA = Thanks in advance/anticipation
TTYL = Talk to you later
<VBG> = Very Big Grin - also shown as :-))) or :-D
GENERAL REGISTRARS OFFICE (GRO)
GENUKI uk and Ireland Genealogy
LONDON EC2P 2EJ
Telephone 0171 332 1863/1862
Fax 0171 600 3384
I got this information from http://www.hull.ac.uk/lib/archives/national.html
Go into ARCHON (Archives on Line) and you can get a lot of archival
For those with an interest in the Home Children
there is a new mailing list
type the word subscribe in the body of the email
Another site http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~britishhomechildren/
INTERNATIONAL GENEALOGICAL INDEX (IGI)
IGI - BRITISH ISLES:
Here's a trick I've just worked out on the IGI Custom Search page:
Bookmark this link and the region is preselected for you.
For the British Isles:
IGI tip, help on Batch Numbers
This new web page that offers help with the Familysearch and PRO web sites
Genealogical Society of Ireland GenSocIreland@iol.ie
LATTER DAY SAINTS
Family History Centre
London England Wandsworth
149 Nightingale Lane
Phone: 0181 673 6741
London England Hyde Park
64-68 Exhibition Road
Phone: 0171 589 8561
Orpington, Kent County, England
Phone: 01689 837342
To do a search of the London Archives go to
LONDON AND MIDDLESEX SURNAMES SITE
To View - http://www.flashbase.com/view/londonTo
Submit - http://www.flashbase.com/forms/londonTo Search -
LONDON AND NORTH MIDDLESEX SITE
London and North Middlesex FHS web site:
LONDON CENSUS INDEXES
LONDON FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETIES
LONDON LOST STREETS
LONDON METROPOLITAN ARCHIVES (LMA)
40 Northampton Road
LONDON EC1R 0HB
Telephone 0171 332 3820
Fax 0171 833 9136
To subscribe to any list, click on the required address. Don't write any
other headings. Just write subscribe in lower case letters in the message
part of the email and send it. Mailing list subscriptions are free.
For UK maps http://uk.multimap.com/
A number of maps amongst other things at a
persons Surrey Resource Page
Victorian Street finder
Britain from circa 400 to 1892.
It also includes maps of Europe, Central
America, the USA, and various wars through history.
Established in November 1998 as the 'Millennium Mapping Company' specifically to produce
And market the first complete, full-colour, digital, aerial photographic map of the UK.
In January 2000 the 'Millennium Mapping Company'
was re-branded as Getmapping.com
Then click on the links for the UK.
The UK content is limited to a couple of maps of the whole country – nothing detailed.
For detailed maps with some Surrey content
Royal Mail postcode finder
Take as an example "The Harrow" Public House on
the edge of the North
Downs in my home town of Caterham, Surrey.
and enter "The Harrow" under "building name", and Caterham under "town",
you'll get its correct postal address, including its postcode CR3 6AJ.
It's a fairly fussy search engine - it wouldn't have worked with just "Harrow".
Now go to the UK multimap site at
Enter the postcode in the search box (no need to bother with the spaces) and
check "Among GB postcodes". Press the search button, and hey presto ;-)
You now have a street level map, with a red ring in the area relating to
the postcode - be aware that one postcode covers a dozen or so houses. The
example chosen actually shows The Harrow by name on the map - showing
the success of the method !!
A lot of houses are still known by the same name or number in a street as in
the last century, so it's well worth trying for a house or farm too !
A Public House (Inn) was deliberately chosen in the example. If you're trying
to place an unnamed building from a census entry, a good way is to scroll
past some of the neighbours - it won't be long before you meet a Public
House. A lot of them still exist now, and locating one or more on a street
map may help you to reconstruct the enumerator's walk.
MAYORS OF THE CITY OF LONDON
I have now added some pages to my web site. There is a chronological list
and an alphabetical list together with some information.
Steve James email@example.com http://www.bogo.co.uk/steeljam/
METHODIST WEB SITE
They have links to every church on http://www.methodists.org.uk/websites and
there is a link to the Methodist Archive at
The Universal Currency Converter
Wandsworth, London - firstname.lastname@example.org)
NAMING PATTERNS ENGLISH AND WELSH, 1700 - 1879
: First daughter - named after the mother's mother (maternal : grandmother)
: Second daughter - named after the mother's father's mother
: Third daughter - named after the mother
: Fourth daughter - named after the mother's oldest sister
: First son - named after the father's father
: Second son was named after the mother's father
: Third son - named after the father
: Fourth son - named after the father's eldest brother.
:: Exceptions apply if there was a duplication of a given name.
In that case the practice was to skip to the next name on the list.
The British Library Newspaper Library Colindale Avenue LONDON NW9 5HE
UNITED KINGDOM Telephone 44 171 412 7353Fax 44 171 412 7379Email
'South London Press' - http://www.slp.co.uk/
http://www.mediauk.com/ which has links to all UK media sites.
Try http://www.askalex.co.uk/ and enter "newspapers" as your search subject.
OFFICE for NATIONAL STATISTICS
The following web address was posted to the Ships List
Look for the heading of Emigration in the 19th Century and you will see a
note about letters from those who went to Upper Canada under this scheme
PIGOTS DIRECTORY for SURREY
The 1823-24 Pigots Directory for Surrey there are facsimile copies available
of the 1839 directory. I'm not sure about the availability of earlier copies.
One of the publishers is: John Brown at
Local History Reprints, 316 Green Lane, Streatham, London SW16 3AS, UK.
It should be worth trying one of the on-line
book suppliers for this sort of thing.
About schools - these are mentioned in the 1839 directory under the subject
heading of "Academies"
POST OFFICE – UK
PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE (PRO)
The website for the PRO is http://www.pro.gov.uk/
SURREY TW9 4DU
Telephone 44 181 392 5200
Fax 44 181 392 5286
PRO BOOKSHOP SITE - BOOKS ON LONDON
You should certainly check out the bookshop page at the PRO
http://www.pro.gov.uk/bookshop/default.htm where among other's you will see
London's East End ~ Life and Traditions by Jane Cox published by Phoenix
Illustrated, in paperback, at £9.99 This wonderful volume details the long
history of London's East End: the area bounded by the river Lea in the East
and the walls of the City in the West. From the riverside docks where
pirates were hanged and Captain Cook married a barmaid, to the monasteries
and slums East of the Tower, from Roman Bow to Shoreditch where
Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' was first performed - the East End presents
a rich tapestry of England's history. Jane Cox's authoritative text
recreates life in the East End over the last five centuries with anecdotes,
folk tales, excerpts from contemporary diaries, court cases, newspapers and
letters as well as over 100 photographs, paintings, maps and engravings.
PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE (PRO) TO PUT CATALOGUE ONLINE
The Public Record Office (PRO) is about to put its entire catalogue on to
the web. A prototype system is already available, and the PRO hopes the full
catalogue, which describes its entire archive of 8 million documents, will
be online by the end of the year.
Once the catalogue is online, the PRO hopes to begin placing many of its
most-popular documents online, including William Shakespeare's will, Guy
Fawkes's confession, and the crew and passenger list of the Titanic. The
catalogued collection spans documents ranging from the Domesday book,
compiled in 1086, to the present day and includes all central-government
According to Anne Crawford of the PRO, the system initially will allow users
to search all of the documents' descriptions online. "Putting 8 million
documents on the web is just too big a task," she says. "So we're making the
catalogue available, which includes the location of the file and a brief
description of it. This allows users to see what we have. "We will also
allow them to order a document online so that when they come to Kew their
documents are ready and waiting. We hope this will save a lot of wasted
Currently, researchers must either visit Kew in person to check the
availability of a document or commission somebody to do the research.
According to Crawford, more than two-thirds of the archive's users are
family historians who often travel to Kew from another country. "We are a
great resource for academics, but we also get a lot of interest from
individuals. With 8 million records, which include a lot of census data, we
are probably one of the best resources in the world for individuals tracing
their family history. We found that almost all our visitors had access to
the net at home or work so it made sense for us to try to offer some access
to our records over the net."
The PRO also plans to put census data online. Crawford said, "One of the
first things we will put online in its entirety is the 1901 census; we are
currently preparing this for 2001. However, we want to get the catalogue
online first, then we can track which documents are the most popular and put
PUBS, INNS and TAVERNS index for England 1801-1900
A non profit-making project to index all the licensed premises in England
for the 19th Century. If you have any details of such premises, please
contribute them to: email@example.com
Website is now on-line - please remember to sign
Guest Book ...
PRO - Records relating to Railways
(Rail research links)
gives information on the addresses and phone numbers of every register office.
The original archives are at
This covers the list archives back to the start of the Surrey List 9months
ago - Type Eng-Surrey-L to access the Surrey Archives
There are also threaded archives at
These link postings to follow-ups or replies so you can follow the thread of
a discussion. You need to log each time you visit this site
(make sure to note your password and username)
Click on England, then scroll down to London or to any part of England.
Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness!!
It is a list of kind folks all over the world that are willing to lookup
data, photograph grave stones, etc. in given locations for you.
They can be a great help.
http://www.rootsweb.com/~[account name]>. The ~[tilde] before the account
name is required. FOR EXAMPLE, to visit the Isle of Wight, England page, go
enghef -- Herefordshire
engntt -- Nottinghamshire
(mail mode) or
firstname.lastname@example.org (digest mode).
CANAL-PEOPLE email@example.com (mail mode or
firstname.lastname@example.org (digest mode)
PAPER-MILLS-MAKERS email@example.com (mail mode) or
firstname.lastname@example.org (digest mode)
SOCIETY OF GENEALOGISTS
14 Charterhouse BuildingsGoswell RoadLONDON EC1M
7BATelephone 0171 251 8799Fax 0171 250 1800Email:
Don't expect to find everything you want there!
There is a site with selective parts of the St Catherine's House Marriage
index at http://www.cs.ncl.ac.uk/genuki/StCathsTranscriptions/
The London list covers the County of Middlesex, the metropolitan parts of
Surrey & Kent, and the City of London - This is a small district - the
oldest, central part of Greater London.
The subscribe address is London-Lemail@example.com
(use a D instead of L for digest mode).
The mail address is London-L@rootsweb.com
There are separate lists for
Middlesex_county_ukfirstname.lastname@example.org and for
East Surrey FHS http://www.gold.ac.uk/genuki/SRY/esfhs/
West Surrey FHS http://www.surreyweb.org.uk/wsfhs/
Surrey Archives - http://searches.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/listsearch.pl
Threaded archives http://archiver.rootsweb.com/ENG-SURREY-L/
Surrey Homepage http://www.gold.ac.uk/genuki/SRY/
Surrey Library - and online catalogues.
Their library catalogue is on-line and searchable.
Most English Council Libraries have an
You may find listing of books on the local history of a place or a family history you
didn't know existed and the author.
These books usually reference the inhabitants of a village over a set period of time,
you may just find that bit of info that has been
"missing" from your family story.
Surrey List Homepage http://www.melcombe.freeserve.co.uk/surrey/intro.htm
Surrey Lookup exchange
Surrey page on GENUKI http://www.gold.ac.uk/genuki/SRY/
Surrey Record Office http://shs.surreycc.gov.uk/ sometimes
known as Surrey History Centre
Surrey Surname list - check interests/add your own http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/Surnames/sry.htm
TELEPHONE NUMBERS (UK)
http://www.bt.com/phonenetuk/ British Telecom White Pages for
private & most commercial numbers/addresses.
http://www.192enquiries.com/ for directory enquiries
http://www.eyp.co.uk/ British Telecom Electronic Yellow Pages
This is a good site for phone directories in general:
Try http://www.infospace.com/ or www.sn.no/gs/world or http://www.192.com/
And for a guide to telephone directories world wide:
http://www.teldir.com/ , http://www.sn.no/gs/world/ or http://www.192.com/
(The stars down the side panel are hyperlinks. Try the Links too)
There is evidently a database of some 80,000 pictures which can be
purchased too, although no catalogue that I could find you just have to
e-mail and ask.
Both have many links to various databases for theatrical information.
C. Otis Sweezey, Dept. of Theater & Dance
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL 62026-1777
TIME ZONE CONVERSIONS
If you have ancestors who were actors, show people, hawkers, gypsy's etc:
email email@example.com and hope!.
UK BDM EXCHANGE
The UK BDM Exchange also includes . . .
* an alphabetical listing of the wives, making it easier to find that
* a page containing all the files for you to download in text format so that
you can browse the records at your leisure
* a page of links to other BDM Exchanges from around the world and other
* useful resources
The UK BDM Exchange is NOT in competition with the Free BMD Project but
provides a complementary service. The Free BMD is collating all the Indexes
to records held in local authorities, it does not have details of individual
records. The UK BDM Exchange provides details of individual certificates or
records submitted by the owners.
VARIOUS VOLUNTEER LOOKUP
Thank you Simon
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