Resources

Vital Records

Vital records are birth, marriage and death (BMD) registrations, documented as certificates. These are key building blocks in tracing our family history.  The indexes to birth, marriage and death registrations not only allow us to find the references to obtain certificates but often give valuable information without

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Discovering your family’s story

Most people are curious about their family’s story and TV programmes make researching family history look easy – type in a name and the answer is there, go to an archive and the archivist brings you the key documents with the page featuring your family marked.  In

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Conventions for family trees

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Example Family Tree

The family tree of the Hoppers of Iveston:

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Chapman Codes

Chapman codes are a series of standard three letter codes used to represent counties and other areas of the British Isles. They are frequently used when drawing family trees. A spreadsheet containing these codes is available below.

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