welcome to family history research

Family-history-research.org is the free family history research advice website. Run by experienced genealogists, we have covered many centuries of history and have found ancestors in the most unliklest of places.

We have broken our family history guides into two sections Family History for Beginners, which is ideal for those just starting out or need a little jump start with the information they already have. Here we explain about certificates and censuses, the basic starting points of all family history research.

Next is Advanced Family History, for those who are looking to add more information to their ancestors. Here you can find different types of records which will give you more of an idea of the life your ancestor would have had.

Read about how you can safe guard your family's history through modern censuses.
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Where do I go next?

Sometimes you get so far with your research you don't know what to do next. Many people think, " thats it can go any further.. ". There is always something else to find out.

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Family History Researcher

We have a team of experienced family history researcher who can try and trace your hard to find ancestor.

Areas Covered:

  • Cambridgeshire
  • Essex
  • Hertfordshire
  • London

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Looking for London records?

Ancestry and FindMyPast, over the last few years, been adding some fantastic records from the London Metropolitan Archives or LMA. These include parish and schools.

Records before 1837

If you've got to this point in history then without a doubt you've already done really well. Now things start to change, Sept 1837 was when the registration act was inforced which means the are no more certificates to buy which sounds nice not having to buy anymore certficates at nearly £10 a time but this also means records become that little more harder to find. Read more on records before 1837.

National Archives Index

The National Archives can be daunting for some espically if not sure what your looking for. At Family History Research.org, we have started to index the series numbers that most family historians use. Including Probate, Military and Land Tax.

Look up the National Archive Index

Genealogy Records Online

You can find many historic records online related to family history including Ancestry.co.uk which has many records including Census', London Baptisms and WW1 Records. There is also FindMyPast.co.uk and The Origins Network

Family History Research Guide

You can now buy our family history research guide for only £2. It is the perfect guide to starting your family tree. Learn about certificate, parish records and military records and more. Buy Now

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