Family History Off-Line Resources
So... How do I start tracing my Ancestors without being active on the Internet ?
Of course if you
are reading this you HAVE GOT access to the Internet, but some folk like
Off-Line so here are a few location where you can start.
Most Local Libraries have a collection of Birth, Marriage and Death entries on MicroFiche
You are normally able to search their collection personally using Microfiche machines at the library.
Larger regional Libraries normally have a much larger collection than smaller local libraries.
Ask at your local Library for more Information
Most UK Counties have an Archive centre which holds many thousands of documents
and files relevant to that area.
Microfiche records or registers can usually be searched personally... but you do have to request the file
you require when you visit. Archive centres are not like Libraries... you can't browse shelves full of data..
Staff are usually on hand and will bring the records to you.
Check for the location of your county archive by contacting your county council or Information Bureau.
There are many FH Societies across the UK.
Many Societies meet locally at weekly or monthly intervals.. the members are normally very well informed
and are usually more than happy to help you in your search.
Check at your local library or information centre
You can find much
information from Birth, Marriage and Death Records... Electoral
Rolls too... so when you visit
one of the above make sure you take with you any and all the information you have regarding your ancestors.
Birth, Marriage or Death info... Address... Family records / bible entries etc are all useful starting points.
Good Luck in your Searching.
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