Research Bookmarks
Relating to the United Kingdom
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A-Z of Genealogy
NEW ADDITION on 14 June 2004
Births, Deaths & Marriages exchange site.
FreeREG sister site of FreeBMD, FreeCEN etc.
Added 14 October 2006
Roll Calls and history of the conflicts British Forces were involved in after 1945 (after WW II)
The British War Memorial Project exists to provide photos of the gravestones of forces personnel.
Added 6 November 2006

Free Births, Marriages & Deaths search

Surnames Frequency 1881-1998
Surname Profiler :
Surnames quantative resource
Daryl Lloyd, Richard Webber and Paul Longley
Added 21 April 2006
Names / Surnames & First/Calling names
thanks to Helga and Denny Lowe for pointing to these.
Viewable transciptions of census details
Pay per View
(PRO) Public Records Office
Methodist Archives at JRULM
British Army Website updated 28 May 2006
The Society of Genealogists
GENDOCS Homepage
The Trades and Occupations List
Schedules of Family history fairs and meetings

Ron Taylor's UK Census Finding Aids and Indexes
History of the Workhouse
World War I Medal Rolls
Lost & Found

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Family Directory
"Hi Folks,

Found an interesting website by accident today. It would interest anyone who had family members in care at the turn of the century. It doesn't give names, but the casenotes are genuine and may be recognisable to anyone with enough knowledge.

I typed Liverpool into the search bit of the casenotes section and quite a lot of sad little stories came up of children whose parents (usually widowed mothers) couldn't cope. Various local children's homes are mentioned and training ships. Children as young as 12 were sent to the training ships.

One thing which must be said is that the Waifs and Strays or Children's Society as it became, seemed to genuinely have the childrens' welfare at heart and the children were, where possible, reunited with family.

There are also some photos of living conditions and poor children at the time, but they appear to all have been taken in the London area.

Jill" (Lincsgen Mailing List, 2 Oct 2005)