Mäxchen d. 18 Apr 2005, R.I.P.

Molly im Oktober 2006

Molly d. 5 Feb 2012, R.I.P.


Essential Research Links:

Family Search: The family history site of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Includes the IGI (International Genealogical Index)

Ancestry.co.uk: A subscription site with an outstanding collection of UK Census and BMD (birth marriage and death) records. Now also includes a wonderful treasure trove of Parish Registers from the London Metropolitan Archive

The Origins Network: Another subscription site with a large collection of online census and other records, including the fantastic Surrey Wills collection. Note: this collection has now been acquired by FindMyPast (see below).

FindMyPast.com: A ‘pay-to-use’ site which now hosts the 1911 UK Census online

GEN UKI: A "virtual reference library" of genealogical information that is of particular relevance to the UK & Ireland. A great starting-point and a real treasure trove

Genes Reunited: A popular subscription site where family research interests can be registered and searched. Highly recommended

The Genealogist: Another subscription site, containing various transcribed parish registers as well as parts of the PCC Wills collection

The General Register Office: Where the BMD index can be searched and certificates ordered online

The National Archives: Web site featuring a vast collection of scanned images of original PCC Wills and other valuable documents


Some Other Useful Genealogy Sites:

Access to Archives: A site where the catalogues of a large number of important archive holdings can be searched online

Cyndi’s List: A comprehensive list of genealogy sites on the Internet

Clergy of the Church of England Database: 1540 to 1835 - searchable online

Commonwealth War Graves Commission: The ”Debt of Honour Register”, a searchable database of the fallen in both World Wars

Cricket Archive: Biographical information and match records about every cricketer there ever was

Gazette Gateway: For free full-text searching of the London, Edinburgh and Belfast Gazettes. Invaluable!

Geograph: Photos of locations in the British Isles, aiming to cover every square of the National Grid. Fascinating and well worth supporting. A special copyright licence allows reuse of photos (visit the site for details)

Gravestone Photographic Resource Project: An excellent initiative to make available as many gravestone images as possible on the internet. Well worth supporting

Historical Directories: A searchable digital library of historical local and trade directories from 1750 to 1919

Hugh Wallis’s genealogical web sites: A collection of useful resources including the excellent ”Middle Name Index”

Internet Archive: A valuable free collection of nearly 2 million historical books in digital format - a great treasure trove for genealogy researchers

JewishGen: The home of Jewish Genealogy. Registration is necessary but does not cost anything

Mapcon - Genealogy Software & Resources: An impressive collection of useful links and resources, include how-to guides and worksheets, mostly US-oriented. Thanks to Emily from Colorado for discovering it!

Parish Chest: Described as an Online Genealogical Fair, a great “lucky dip” site with lots of resources for the family history researcher

Scotland’s People: For searching Scottish Census and BMD records. Pay to view

ThePeerage.com: A genealogical database of Peers of the Realm and their families

Western Australian Genealogical Society: Contains many very useful links to BMD and other searchable databases in Australia

New Zealand - Births Marriages and Deaths Online: A very simple and powerful search function is provided by New Zealand’s Birth, Death and Marriage Historical Records website.


Attfield Family Web Sites:

Attfield family tree: a great new genealogy website devoted to the Attfield families of Albury, Farnham, Windlesham, Chobham and elsewhere

James Attfield and family (personal web site included here with kind permission)

Martin Attfield and family, including a family tree page (personal web site included here with kind permission)

Burton Latimer Town Website, containing an interesting page of information about the family of William Walter Attfield (1859 - 1937). Navigate from the home page to “People & Families” and then to “The Attfield Family”

Attfield Lineage site containing another version of the “Henry of Chertsey” tree

Richard Attfield’s Family (Ridgers Family Website): an interesting page with information about one of the Attfield families of Windlesham.

Margaret Macculloch & David Hall Family History: another site containing a lot of Attfield genealogical data from Windlesham

The Attfield Theatre Company, Oswestry, Shropshire

Adfield and Atfield in West Sussex (Susan Martin’s family history site)


Local Family History Sites:

West Surrey Family History Society

Hampshire Record Office: Hampshire county archives, with an excellent online search facility

Essex Archives Online: Now with a large collection of digitalised parish register images available by subscription

Curious Fox: A site for people researching e.g. family history relating to any specific village. You need to join in order to make best use of the site

Friends of Woking Palace: Quite a few historical Attfield references are to be found on this interesting site

Chertsey Cricket Club: The ”History” page on the web site of this famous club

Newspaper Detectives: A site where you can search for names contained in news items in the ”Surrey Advertiser” for various years in the 19th century

Genealogy in Hertfordshire: Site contains an outstanding collection of “How To” tips and other resources not found anywhere else

Brentford High Street Project: An interesting project to “map” all the buildings and families ever associated with this location

Langcliffe in Craven: This village website in North Yorkshire contains a mass of information about the Paley family


Name and Family Specific Web Sites:

The Apthorp(e) Society

Blumer Family Genealogy

Burn - Springate - Woon Page by Marita Ulrich

Cossar One-Name Study

Evershed Overview

The Hales Family History Society

The Heather Society (for the Society’s 2006 Yearbook, featuring an article about Irene Fawkes)

Keyboard Giants (For information about the musical Wurm/Verne family)

Lankester Genealogy

The MAN Family

The Newell Family Web Site

The Pulford Family Genealogy Page

Searle Family Website by Keith Searle (who is married to my 1st cousin); this excellent site also contains a very useful Barmes family tree

Sedgwick UK website

Tappin Family Genealogy

Whitehead, Brooks and related families


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