The National Archives

The National Archives are a non-ministerial department, and the official archive and publisher for the UK Government, and for England and Wales. They are the guardians of over 1,000 years of iconic national documents, and collect and secure the future of the government record, from Shakespeare’s will to tweets from Downing Street, to preserve it for…

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Institute of Historical Research – Collections

The Institute of Historical Research was founded in 1921 and is one of eight institutes that comprise the University of London’s School of Advanced Study. The IHR is dedicated to training the next generation of historians, and to producing and facilitating ambitious, innovative historical research. https://www.history.ac.uk/ This was quite a new source to me, and…

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BHO – British History Online

British History Online is a collection of nearly 1300 volumes of primary and secondary content relating to British and Irish history, and histories of empire and the British world. BHO also provides access to 40,000 images and 10,000 tiles of historic maps of the British Isles. https://www.british-history.ac.uk/ BHO is a fascinating website and a useful…

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Library & University Archives

Historical Collections A valuable resource of information can be obtained from library and university archives and collections. Here is an example of how I was personally able to use such collections and shows how perseverance can reap results. I came across a reference to a person with the surname I was researching who was said…

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Collectanea Cornubiensia

Collectanea Cornubiensia – A Collection of Biographical and Topographical Notes relating to the County of Cornwall. (George Clement Boase, printed 1890).  The pages listed refer to the Cornish Milletts of Marazion.There is a possible connection with our family tree drawn up by RO Millett in c1889. It could be he obtained the information through a…

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Genealogical Websites

I have broken down the list of websites I have used for research into categories. Those which are published for family history research, those which are more specialist research websites, and those which contain records of residency, etc. Some of the links may appear rather random, but they are all links which I have found…

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