Help and Advice for Skinnand

Help with Family History problems. Surname information.
Contribute information. Report problems.

Help with Family History problems

So you are having problems researching your family history. This is something that we all suffer from, and one of the best ways of getting help is to join a Family History Society.

If you want an answer quickly, then ask it on an email lists.

Please don't ask for personal advice from the Skinnand page maintainer, as frequently he does not have the local knowledge that you require, or the time to provide such a service.

Help with surnames

The first place you should look if you are interested in a particular surname, is the Guild of One Name Studies. The GOONS members collect and research information about all occurrences of the particular surname they are researching.

The other source of place to look is the surname lists that individuals maintain for particular locations. Have a look at the surname lists

Contributing information

You may wish to contribute some information about Skinnand. If you want to supply information about your own family, or a link to your family web page, then I'm sorry but you're out of luck. We are trying to provide information that will interest most users, and that would tend to be swamped by personal information. Links to personal pages are also a maintenance nightmare, as experience has shown that they change URL's or disappear quite frequently. I suggest you use the surname lists for this purpose.

Now if that hasn't put you off, it is quite likely that you may know some basic facts that will be of use to other people. For example look at a page with plenty of information, Lytham. That's bound to give you some ideas of what can be provided. In particular I need to know the basic items, which frequently need a bit of local knowledge.

So if you know any of this information, and it's not currently on the Skinnand page, then do let us know on the form at the bottom of the page. If the appropriate town/parish page hasn't appeared yet, then please be patient and wait till it is.

Reporting problems

If you have found a problem on the Skinnand page, then please report it on the following form. We will then do our best to fix it. If the problem is within a particular county, please ensure that you ask for help from a page within that county as otherwise your request in unlikely to be sent to an expert on that county and may not get answered.

Send message to Lou Mills

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