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Help and advice for Contents Switch, Leicestershire

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

Help with Family History problems

You're 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. The Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society has a wide range of resources available to help those with family forbears from the county.

If you want an answer quickly, then join the LEICESTERSHIRE-PLUS mailing list and post your queries there.

Please don't ask for personal advice from the Leicestershire WWW 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 Leicestershire surname lists

Contributing information

You may wish to contribute some information about Contents Switch, or elsewhere in Leicestershire. 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, Loughborough. 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 Contents Switch page, then do let us know on the form at the bottom of the page.

Reporting problems

If you have found a problem on Contents Switch page, or on any other Leicestershire page, then please report it on the following form. We will then do our best to fix it.

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