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Useful Family History Websites

Adobe Reader software -

Census Searches

1881 Census Free access - 

1901 Census pay per view - 

1871 to 1901 Census - Subscription required.
Miscellaneous Useful Sites

FreeBMD - Free but not complete -

Yorkshire BMD -

Find My Past -

Access to Archives -

A list of most of the internet genealogy sites -

Find others searching the same tree - Free search, 7 per year to join.

Invaluable source for UK genealogists -

Good source of genealogy software -

Family History & Yorkshire Magazines

Family Tree Magazine
Founded in 1984, Published monthly it is sold in more than 40 countries throughout the world to people with British ancestry.
It regularly contains a mix of helpful and interesting articles and useful information. Annual subscriptions can be purchased from the address below & also available to order from local newsagents.

Family Tree Magazine
61 Great Whyte,
Cambridgeshire PE17 1HI

Phone: +44 (0)1487 814050 (8.30am to 4.30pm. Monday to Friday)

Local History Magazine
Local History Magazine was established in 1984 and is published six times a year, available by postal subscription only. Every issue contains a mixture of news, articles, book and periodical reviews, readers' notices and information.

The Local History Press Ltd,
3 Devonshire Promenade,
NG7 2DS.
Tel: +44 (0)115 9706473.
Fax: +44 (0)115 9705237.

Historical Websites

Hidden Lives Revealed - A Virtual Archive, 1881 - 1918
Hidden Lives Revealed is an exciting and unique new resource for anyone interested in British social history. The site has something for you if you are at school learning about the Victorians or even at university studying social work.

The Rowley Collection
The website is a tribute to the late Dr Geoffrey Rowley the eminent Skipton historian, who with Mr. Ken Ellwood gathered together these fascinating prints.

British History Online
The digital library of text and information about people, places and businesses from the medieval and early modern period, built by the Institute of Historical Research and the History of Parliament Trust.

The Victorian Society
The Victorian Society is the national society responsible for the study and protection of Victorian and Edwardian architecture and other arts. It was founded in 1958 to fight the then widespread ignorance of nineteenth and early twentieth century architecture. Among its thirty founder members were John Betjeman and Nikolaus Pevsner.

SAVE Britain's Heritage
SAVE has been described as the most influential conservation group to have been established since William Morris founded the Society for the Protection Ancient Buildings over a century ago.

The Thomas Shires Collection
The Thomas Shires Collection is a website dedicated to the photographs of Thomas Atherton Shires who lived and worked in Bolton at the end of the 19th century and the very beginning of the 20th century.

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