Help and advice for Church database - Ask for contributions, Church database
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Help with Family History problemsSo 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 Church database WWW page maintainer, as
frequently they do 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
You may wish to contribute some information about Church database - Ask for contributions, or elsewhere in Church database.
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.
- Which is the local library which holds the local studies information for Church database - Ask for contributions?
- Which local Register Office holds the records for Church database - Ask for contributions?
- What are the GRO piece numbers and LDS film numbers for the censuses?
- Are there any census indexes, apart from 1881, and who publishes them? If they exist but aren't published, where do you find them?
- Is there a local history or other society that may have relevant information?
- Have any books been published about Church database - Ask for contributions?
- Then there are details of what useful records exist, have they been published etc.
So if you know any of this information, and it's not currently on the Church database - Ask for contributions 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.
If you have found a problem on the Church database - Ask for contributions page, or on any other Church database 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.
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