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England Wales Research at the Library
Featured Library Resources
The AGS Edmonton Branch Library is a unique destination library for all family history researchers. Here are a few interesting items in the collection for researching English and Welsh ancestors.
Findmypast Library Edition the first choice for people researching their England and Wales ancestors. Search civil registration of births, marriages and deaths from 1837 onward, and parish registers for baptisms, marriages and burials for the period before civil registration, all the censuses, including the 1921 census and the 1939 Register, plus a host of military records.
Affiliate Library Edition of Family Search unlock records you cannot access from home. Family Search has a vast collection of England and Wales parish registers.
Phillimore Atlas and Index of Parish Registers, 3rd Edition 2003, publisher Phillimore & Co. Ltd., Chichester, England. A continuing “go to” for England Wales research. A complete guide to every parish of every county with details of when records, including Bishop’s Transcripts, begin, with gaps noted.
Pigot & Company’s “British Atlas of England 1840, comprising the Counties of England” published by J. Pigot & Co., Manchester. 1997 Edition.
Ordinance Survey Maps of England and Wales. The library has a collection of more than 70 maps. Because sometimes you just need to “see” the place where your ancestors lived.
Domesday Book “A Survey of the Counties of England compiled by direction of King William 1, Winchester, 1086”. A translation and transcription in 35 volumes (organized by county); General Editor John Morris; Published by Phillimore & Co. Ltd. Chichester. 1983.
“The Surnames of Wales for family historians and others.” John & Sheila Rowlands. Published by the Federation of Family History Societies (Publications) Ltd. Chichester 1996.
Thanks to the EWSIG members … for helping me solve whether my great-grandmother was born in Wales or England. The "Back to Basics" Genuki Website presentation and information from Census Records helped me better understand the terms used for locations. In the end, I think it was the support, information and discussions/brainstorming, and my prep that helped me work through many of my questions.
Re the EWSIG Meetings: “Thanks for all you do for EWSIG. It is a lot of work and I appreciate it."