Websites useful to Researchers

In Research Links
Set out below are lists of websites that are useful in researching family and local history, particularly for Tewkesbury. THS Life President, John Dixon, has written a guide and commentary about the use of such resources.

Family History

  • Census 1841-1911 - (not free).
  • Census 1841-1911 Find My Past (not free).
  • Census 1861 for Tewkesbury  FreeCen (RG9/1806) is available for free thanks to Mike English.
  • Census Scotland 1871-1911  (Not free )
  • Birth, Marriage and Death Civil Registration, Free BMD Free, but not comprehensive.
  • Birth, Marriage and Death Civil Registration, Genes Re-United  Its index is a good supplement to FREEBMD which is weak after 1937.  Remember all BMD for Tewkesbury after 1937 registered in Cheltenham. If you wish to see detail, then you will need to subscribe.
  • Most Gloucestershire Civil Registration Birth, Marriages and Deaths are covered by a Glos. Familv History Society Index.
  • Birth, Marriage and Death Civil Registration, buying Certificates online - Office of National Statistics.
  • Church of Latter Day Saints - free and good for pre-1837 with many parishes not covered by Ancestry, also Non-UK records.
  • Birth, Marriage and Death Civil Registration, BMD Registers In association with National Archives (not free): BMD Registers have added more than 100,000 records of births, baptisms, marriages, deaths and burials of British subjects overseas and on board ships to their website. The records mostly date from the 19th and 20th centuries; if your ancestors travelled the world or married at sea during this period, you may find them here. Make sure you explore the rest of BMD registers too. With records ranging from Methodists and Baptists to Presbyterians and Quakers, this website is good for tracing non-conformist ancestors.
  • Birth, Marriage and Death Civil Registration, Find My Past  (Not free) comprehensive official records 1837-1983.
  • Gloucestershire Family History Society
  • Genes Re-United
  • Forest of Dean Family History pages
  • Mike English's parish register transcriptions Tewkesbury and the surrounding parishes are all included.
  • GENUKI Gloucestershire section
  • BBC history page
  • Glosgen - Stuart Flight's extensive Gloucestershire ancestry plus much more.
  • Comprehensive Scottish online resources at Scotlands People






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