Below are some of the Web sites that I have found helpful in my family history research. If you come across sites that you think I might find useful, or find that a link is broken, do please contact me
Sites you might like to visit today!
- InfoSpace Allows you to search for “living” people!
- Family Tree Maker A large depository of other research – some of it free
- A GLOSSARY OF TERMS USED IN HERALDRY by JAMES PARKER An excellent heraldry book first published last century and now on the Internet.
Lancashire places and history
- Ralph Rooney – an extract from a booklet by Ralph Rooney who was born in Tottington in the mid-1880s. He lived at Boardman’s for some time. There are interesting descriptions of late 19th/early 20th Century life in the region where my great, great, grandfather was probably born.
- Boardmans – home to my great, great, great grandfather and his family, a beautiful place to stay if you are researching family history in this area of Lancashire. Read Ralph Rooney’s descriptions of the area!
- Lancashire Coal Mining History – web site by Jack Nadin dedicated to Lancashire Coal mining history but with annoying pop up adverts!
- Burnley – Jack Nadin’s web site dedicated to Burnley. A very informative web site but those pop up adverts are very annoying!
- A Chronology of Burnley – again by Jack Nadin I think.
- Burnley Street Maps
- Lancashire Old Maps – maps of Lancashire dating from 1579. If only I could trace a few ancestors back that far!
- Tottington – The home page of Tottington Village – Bury, Lancashire, England
- Bolton.org.uk – a interesting web site covering the Bolton district with lots of photos. Regularly updated.
- Cemetry Records Online
- Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Society
- Lancashire Registry Office
- Pubs Index
- Research UK – useful source of birth, marriage and death certificates – excellent service!
- Society of Genealogists
- Saddleworth Historical Society
[Last updated 01 Nov 2004]